Wednesday, 23 November 2016

GOD'S PILL 2016 : CAPSULE 45

THE NAME, THE WORD AND TRADITION OF MEN: THE NAME; DELEGATED AUTHORITY (PRIVILEGE)

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians2:9-11 KJV

Amen! Thanks to all for the wonderful feedback's on the first two capsules of this series. As previously stated, what we are discussing is one of the very first thing the Lord showed me, that it was not only enough to be SAVED but that I need to come to the knowledge of the TRUTH. This is what is lacking, it is the difference maker, between those who are SAVED and FREE, as opposed to SAVED and STUCK. To come to the knowledge of the TRUTH in essence means coming to know who Christ is intimately. Always keep in mind that salvation, as far as our walk here on earth is concerned, has four components inclusive: Freedom from SIN, Freedom from demonic oppression, Freedom from sickness/diseases, and Freedom from material lack. As you walk in the knowledge of the truth, use these four as guide or measuring stick here on earth. Taking a closer look at the TRUTH (that is Jesus Christ), in the context of God's Pill, I would first like us to consider the NAME, the significance.

Before we delve into it, I would like to unravel a mystery which very few pay attention to. When you study the Gospel writings of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, these are the eye witness accounts of the Incarnate Jesus Christ. The Acts of the Apostles and the Epistles unveil the Resurrected Lord. The incarnate Christ showed the humanity of God through Jesus, but in His Resurrected form He became the Giver of LIFE (John 10:10b, 1John 5:11-12). Until His death, burial and resurrection nobody could be born again, this was the miracle of the New Creation. The Incarnate Christ was the Lamb of God that took away the SIN of the world, The Resurrected Christ is the Risen Lord, the Head of the Church, First born from the dead, the Last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45). This is not a cosmetic distinction, in fact this is the heart and epicentre of New Creation realities. The Pauline epistles were expressly written to bring this revelation to the Church.

After His resurrection in Matthew 28:18, Christ told the disciples that 'ALL authority in heaven and on earth has been given onto Him'. This was based on the fact that He had paid the price for SIN, ENDED THE OLD COVENANT AND USHERED IN THE NEW COVENANT, in other words He had fulfilled the scriptures (Luke 24:25). This authority grants Him preeminence. The first Adam had dominion (authority) only on the Earth (Genesis 1:28). The last Adam, the Resurrected Lord have absolute Authority in the three spheres: heaven, earth and under the earth. God the Father exalted His Name above all names. Meaning that in Adam we lost one thing, but in Christ we gained three. The significance of this is the fact that this Name is acknowledged by the bowing of every knee and confession of His Lordship in the three spheres, this is total and absolute authority. Everything respond in awe and reverence to the Authority endowed in this NAME.

“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 5:20 KJV

Remember that Christ (The Word) has always been God, the whole purpose of His manifestation in human form was to deliver man from the bondage of the fall. He laid aside His deity for this singular purpose, that He might gain back for us what was lost and hand it back to us. This Name with all the Authority it connotes, He delegated to us before His ascension . Paul describes it as being AMBASSADORS for Christ, the Resurrected Lord, that is we are acting in His stead. The implication is two fold

1. For the born again, that is those 'IN CHRIST', in the spiritual realms , it is Christ that is seen not the individual, 'Therefore if any man be IN CHRIST ....' (2 Corinthians 5:15, Galatians 2:20)


2. Secondly, you carry the Authority that comes with that Name in heaven, on earth and underneath the earth

CONCLUSION 

WE ARE AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST

Ps - In the next capsule we would take this further and consider the practical applications of what we have learned so far, Why we end our prayers with the name and what happens when we issue a decree or make a declaration in that name.

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