Original Intent Restored

To establish a clear understanding of an unfolding revelation, it is good to go back and put it in context.  Let’s review original intent.  God created the earth, then the garden, then placed Adam in it.  His instructions were to be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it.  Adam was made in the image and likeness of God.  As God created with His words, e.g. “let there be light….,” “let the earth bring forth….” etc. so Adam was instructed to fulfill original intent of filling the earth with the glory of God by releasing glory through his words.  We see an example of God teaching Adam when God brought the animals to Adam and told him to name them.  The earth was given to Adam. 

When Adam didn’t believe God’s word and committed treason by eating of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, immediately the Kingdom of the World, Satan, was empowered by Adam’s unbelief, the subsequent unbelief of others and the empowering of Satan’s Kingdom by their words.  Since that time, two kingdoms, side by side, have been in the world empowered by man’s word.  Words build the spiritual kingdom which manifests in the natural realm.  In our present time, we have huge wicked structures that have been built and empowered through the years by man’s words, that are manifesting on the earth in evil, wicked ways such as evil governments, human trafficking and abortion, to name a few.  “The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force.”

Just before Jesus was going to be crucified He began to prepare His disciples for the changes that would take place.  John chapters 12-17  are wonderful chapters to glean from.  Specifically, today, I want to review John 16:1-11:  “I have told you these things so that you won’t be caught by surprise. They will ban you from the synagogue; in fact, the time will come when anyone who kills you will think he is serving God!  They will do these things because they have understood neither the Father nor me.  But I have told you this, so that when the time comes for it to happen, you will remember that I told you. I didn’t tell you this at first, because I was with you.  But now I am going to the One who sent me.

“Not one of you is asking me, ‘Where are you going?’  Instead, because I have said these things to you, you are overcome with grief.   But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I don’t go away, the comforting Counselor will not come to you. However, if I do go, I will send him to you. “When he comes, he will show that the world is wrong about sin, about righteousness and about judgment —  about sin, in that people don’t put their trust in me; about righteousness, in that I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me;  about judgment, in that the ruler of this world has been judged.  (Complete Jewish Bible.)

You can see how Jesus was preparing His disciples for His death.  They were very sad and overcome with grief.  Jesus said an amazing thing:  It is better for you that I go away because then the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, will be sent to you.  Then Jesus told His disciples how things would change:  The Holy Spirit would reveal truth about sin, righteousness and judgment.

First the Holy Spirit reveals the original sin: unbelief!  Not believing God and His word brought death into the world.  Unbelieving words have empowered the Kingdom of Darkness. 

Second the Holy Spirit reveals the path to righteousness.  Because Jesus died, took the curse, won the victory over the devil and is now seated in heaven, e has opened the way for the believer to become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!  The Holy Spirit lives within us and empowers us.  We are seated with Christ!  He is in us.  We are one with Him and His victory!

Third, the Holy Spirit reveals about judgment.  The ruler of this world has been judged.   In eternity, the eternal now where God has declared the end from the beginning, Satan has already been judged.  However, those words had to be manifested on the earth in the form of Jesus going to the cross, bearing the curse, taking the sentence and rising victorious from the dead.  Jesus walked through the judgment process that had already taken place in the eternal now and established the victory for those who believe on the earth!  Satan and his kingdom have been judged by the highest court in the universe.  They are now operating illegally on the earth empowered by man’s words. I have good news for you!  The words of the believer, by the power of the Holy Spirit, can dismantle the evil, illegal structures of the earth, pull them down, and replace them with the glory of God!  Original intent restored!  Now is the time!