Tuesday, December 31, 2013

On Earth As It Is In Heaven

For this purpose was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8b

From the beginning, God’s plan was to destroy satan’s handiwork. This wasn’t only Jesus’ purpose, but also Adam and Eve’s and ours. The literal First Family was responsible to take dominion over the earth and replenish it. In order to replenish something, it must first be depleted. God’s garden Eden was perfect but the rest of the world was in need of restoration. Creation wasn’t a sloppy or haphazard job. Something, no someone made a mess of it. That someone is satan.

God’s initial directive to mankind hasn’t changed, take dominion and replenish the earth. What does that mean? What does that look like? Simply stated and profound in nature, God wants earth to mirror Heaven. To understand how earth should function take a glance at Heaven’s S.O.P. (Standing Operating Procedures). Here are a few.

Heaven is a place:
-         of unending praise and worship to God, and Him alone;
-         where the supernatural is the rule, not the exception;
-         where ministering spirits and angels reside;
-         of unrestricted and unhindered fellowship with God;
-         of love, joy, peace, creativity, beauty, wonder, surprise;
-         where sickness, dis-ease, death, lack, poverty, greed, malice, hatred,
  anger and such do not exist;
-         of no fear because perfect love has cast it out;
-         devoid of all sin and its negative consequences.

Imagine how exciting life will be as God works through and with us to make Heaven’s reality earth’s new norm. I’m a thrill ride junkie. I like speed, heights and adrenaline rushes. The fastest vehicles and the tallest, wildest roller coasters pale in comparison to the experience of God working through me. This is the kind of life I want.

It’s time to discard worthless feelings of inferiority and helplessness. God knew what He was doing when He made us. We’re here at this place and this junction in time for a specific purpose. We’re an integral part of His plan, significant and necessary. Everyone’s needed. All hands on deck.

The devil’s run roughshod over humanity long enough. It’s time to pull the plug on his reign of deception, destruction and fear. As we pray for God’s kingdom to manifest AND do what He commands, we’ll see real positive change. Let’s make God’s miraculous and supernatural earth’s new S.O.P. Working hand and hand with Him, the world will work the same way Heaven does. What a huge improvement that will be over the mess we have right now.

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