Nov15SunNovember 15, 2015
“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.” Ps 100:4
Something’s moving! Something’s changing! See His glory! Feels like Heaven on Earth! Whoa oh-oh-oh… Change the Atmosphere! Let it begin with you and spread abroad. Receive of the goodness of the LORD for He has done great things. Let every voice Bless His Holy Name. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not a weak gospel. It is the power of God unto salvation, to everyone who believes. us to change and be changed into His likeness and to express His glory in the earth!
The Apostle Paul said for we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against a spiritual host of wickedness in high/heavenly places. Invisible foes of wickedness will invade our space and if we do nothing to resist and overcome them they will put us in bondage and make our lives miserable. Those who are already under the devil’s influence may seemingly appear to be enjoying themselves but there is an end to that pleasure that will amass to eternal torment.
Jesus gave the Church authority over all the power of the enemy (the devil and his demons) and said that nothing by any means shall hurt us. The devil is also known as the prince of the power of the air/atmosphere. This means he is the strongest authority/ruler of the air of rebellion and disobedience against God. If your heart is evil, satan will help himself to you. Your heart will become his home and he will gladly furnish it with his wares. When we disobey God we subject ourselves to the devil’s influence and power. Obedience to God serves two purposes: to please God and defeat the devil. The war against our soul is real and nothing to play with. Jesus not only saves us, but gives us power and authority to put the devil in check and fill the air/atmosphere with God’s praise.
To change the atmosphere, we ourselves must be changed. Change must then come from/through us to what is around us. We change it with our words, our prayers, our praise, our commitment, our submission to God, our love, our service, and our conduct. Jesus didn’t leave us here to babysit and keep everything the same. He started the change and gave us the ability to continue it until He comes back. “Occupy till I come” is what the nobleman said unto his servants (Lk 19:13). Jesus has given us everything to do Kingdom Business until He comes. The assignment is the same, He has provided what’s necessary, expectation is the same – we ought to have more to present to Him than what He deposited in us at His return. Blaming Him for our laziness, or refusal to have Him rule over us will not go over to well when we stand before Him.
“The Atmosphere of Expectancy is the Breeding Ground for Miracles” – Rod Parsley