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The Unseen War: Vol 2, Pt 1 (6.30.19)

By July 1, 2019 April 12th, 2021 No Comments

Volume 2: Kings and Pawns

“Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.”
John 14:17-20

      • A pawn is a person that is being used to advance the purpose of another.

Matthew 6:9 gives us an instructional prayer by Jesus which teaches us how to pray. However, the prayer of John 17 is Jesus’s prayer for us.

“I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.”
John 17:14-20

      • This verse is God’s will for you!
      • verse 20: He’s not just praying for His disciples but for anyone who believes in Him
      • verse 14: If you are going to live based on the Word of God, there are people who won’t like you. If you make your position the Word of God, the world’s system will oppose you.
      • There’s a position that God has for you that the enemy doesn’t want you to get to.
      • There is a purpose that God has for everyone of our lives, a purpose that He knew before you were formed. Jeremiah 1:5
      • There is a position that God wants you in that the enemy doesn’t want you to take.
        Opposition is opposed position!
      • verse 15: if we were taken out of the world, there would be no one to represent Jesus in that place.
        • Ask God to use you to advance the kingdom in the place (church, work place, etc.) you are in.
        • If we keep leaving every time we meet opposition then we don’t take the kingdom to that place where God is calling us to.
        • Don’t run from opposition, taking that position may be what is needed for the people or environment you’re running from.

       

    • “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.”
      2 Corinthians 5:17-20

          • God reconciled us to Himself through Jesus, God wants to use this relationship to bring others to Him. Every believer has been given the ministry of reconciliation.
          • It’s not about a church, it’s about the kingdom. We are called to bring people to the knowledge of Jesus.
          • verse 20: An ambassador is one who represents another kingdom or nation in foreign territory. The provision, protection and purpose comes from the owner.
          • God wants to use us in the earth to advance His kingdom. When you make your life about the kingdom, you will begin to see the endorsement of heaven on your life.
          • God showed the disciples in Luke 22:35 that his provision kept them from lacking as they advanced the kingdom.
          • When God makes you free, you are called to set others free. This was Jesus’s instruction to the demoniac in Mark 5:18-19 who wanted to follow Jesus but He was instructed to go back to where he was made free and tell others about the great things that God did for him.

           

          Next week, we will look at examples in the bible where individuals were transformed from being a pawn of the enemy to a subordinate king in the earth.