THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK:
…we are out to destroy the works of the devil…
In what is known as the Lord’s prayer, Jesus said clearly and concisely:
“Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” Matt 6:9-10.
The will of God is simply this: “On earth as it is in Heaven.” Isn’t it refreshing? When we pray, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done,” we’re praying for the King’s dominion and will to be realized right here, right now. That is a life-transforming, paradigm-shattering way to “do” normal Christianity.
What is free to operate in Heaven …i.e. Joy, peace, wisdom, health, wholeness, and all the other good promises we read about in the Bible …should be free to operate here on this planet, in your home, your church, your business, and your school. What is not free to operate there …i.e. sickness, disease, spiritual bondage, and sin… should not be free to operate here, period. We are out to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). It’s an awesome way to live!
When we make this our primary understanding of God’s will, the other areas that trouble us so much will seem to sort themselves out (Matt. 6:33).
When we make this our mission, lives are set free, bodies are restored, darkness lifts from people’s minds, the rule of the enemy is pushed back in every way imaginable. B
Businesses grow healthy, relationships flower again, people re-connect with their calling and purpose in life, churches grow, and cities feel the effects of having the kingdom flourishing within them. Energy is freed up for Kingdom works in ways I have never seen before.
Things happen regularly that are so extraordinary it’s like stepping into the pages of a good novel. But it’s not a made-up lifestyle; it’s the lifestyle for which we were made.
from Bill Johnson
The Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind
Chapter 1, pages 32-3