When God created man He put him in a garden and would visit with him in the cool of the day. The Garden of Eden was a type of the kingdom, a place where God and man occupied simultaneously. The devil had been banished to the earth but he had no place in the garden or anywhere else for that matter. The only power the devil had was lying thoughts, he would use these to lead Adam to destroy himself.
Romans 6:16 ...to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness.
When Adam broke God’s one commandment, he was no longer the servant of God but rather the servant of satan. Adam was cast out of the garden, God divorced Himself from His man. Adam had no place in God’s kingdom because he became spiritually dead, he would no longer converse with God in the cool of the day. Adam was now in the devil’s kingdom, the kingdom of darkness, he became a child of wrath along with all of his descendants. God never stopped loving Adam and He had a back up plan waiting to redeem His man.
Hebrews 2:14 ...that through death Jesus would destroy him that had the power of death, the devil.
Man was not God’s problem, it was the spiritual force that was controlling all of mankind. Man could not get himself free because he didn’t know who he was in bondage to. Man was born with the inherit will to sin and oppose all that is good. God had to separate man from his illegitimate stepfather and change his nature in order to make it permanent, we are talking about a major miracle here. It would require the Son of God to be born a human being and to live a righteous life that no man after Adam was able to do. This man would have to be hung on a tree where God would have to curse Him. Then He had to die and be sent to hell where He would be resurrected three days later. Jesus would have to endure all of this in order to rescue a bunch of sinners who had no idea what was going on.
Colossians 1:13 Jesus has delivered us from the power (kingdom) of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son.
When a person is born-again, all they know is that they won’t have to go to hell and that’s really all they know. They didn’t know that the devil was their father and they were acting just like him. What all converts need to do is get acquainted with their new and true Father. How does one recognize his Father if he doesn’t know who He is? If you don’t know your Father, then anyone could come along and claim that position! Being aware that you have been carried into the kingdom of God is the anniversary of your home coming. It’s easy to recognize the voice of your true Father, He always speaks from a heart full of love, something you never heard much of. Give God the time and opportunity to show you around your new place, it’s outa this world. The kingdom of God is a nice place, it’s like living in a lush, fruitful garden with no pests. The devil can’t enter this new kingdom, he stands on the outside and hurls temptations. The deeper you go into the kingdom, the further away from the devil you get. Selah.
The devil is a thief,
he has come to kill, destroy, and steal.
The devil has a word,
but my Lord has the final Word.
I choose to ignore the devil,
I don’t believe what he says.
I love the Word of my Lord,
He speaks only the truth.
His Name is greater than the thief, so I will be blessed.
YEAR OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
PRAYERS FOR OUR NATION
Protection for: People who are innocently being lured to America with false promises from our leadership. Lord, protect those people especially the children. Protect them and our nation from the flood of drugs, cartels, terrorists, traffickers and all the diseases that now have access to our cities and citizens. Post angels along our southern border. Expose the evil. Praying for our law officials and National Guard on the front lines. Give them protection and wisdom.
We pray in agreement with your Word: Luke 8:17 “Nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light”. Truth cannot be hidden. The truth sets us free. Jesus is the Way, Truth and Light! Give the Righteous leaders boldness, wisdom and strength as they fight on the front lines. Give them every tool they need to carry out your will Father. Every person who is in a place of authority that does not have a legal “God right” to be there will be transformed or removed.
ALL LEGAL MATTERS: We pray for those legally gathering up and exposing the enemy’s lies. Protection for them and their families. All cover-ups and deeds done in darkness against the United States of America will have complete exposure. God’s plans and purpose for America will prevail.