Child of God, you are not called to be passive.
Our role in His royal priesthood comes with great responsibility. The enemy has deceived a great many misusing “God is in control” or words like “It doesn’t matter who the president is” – even coming from pulpits – to cause a great many of His children to become passive, prayerless, and ineffective for the Kingdom of God.
If God was “controlling” everything and everything He wanted to happen happened, then the millions of babies He wove and spun in their mother’s womb would NOT have been mercilessly and brutally murdered in abortions.
So, what God wills doesn’t always happen.
Why? Well let’s let the Word tell us why. Not the opinions of man.
The Word says in Psalm 89:11, “The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all its fullness.”
You can see this truth in 1 Chronicles 29:11 and Psalm 24:1 as well. (1 Chronicles 29:11 – For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, And You are exalted as head over all.; Psalm 24:1 – The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein.)
So, yes, the God owns the earth, and as its Owner, what did He in His Sovereignty choose to do with it?
Psalm 8:4 and 6 say, “What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?…You have made him (mankind) to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet.”
And Psalm 115:16, “The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; But the earth He has given to the children of men.”
You can also see the Lord established man’s dominion over the work of His hands right from the beginning in Genesis 1:26; 28 (Genesis 1:26 – Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”; Genesis 1:28 – Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”)
You are a ruler in Christ
Let’s look at Psalm 8:6 more deeply the Strong’s Lexicon:
Psalm 8:6, “You made him ruler” תַּ֭מְשִׁילֵהוּ (tam·šî·lê·hū) Verb – Hifil – Imperfect – second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular; Strong’s Hebrew 4910: 1) to rule, have dominion, reign 1a) (Qal) to rule, have dominion 1b) (Hiphil) 1b1) to cause to rule 1b2) to exercise dominion.
Dominion [ duh-min-yuhn] noun – the power or right of governing and controlling; sovereign authority. rule; control; domination.
Read it again with the fulness of its meaning…“You have made man to have dominion [to rule, reign, exercise dominion, govern, control, and have sovereign authority] over the works of Your hands,” (Psalm 8:6).
Yet, a great many of His children continue to implicate Him for the effects of the sinful ways and free will choices of man.
Passivity, prayerlessness, and our ignorance of our responsibility to use the sovereign authority He gave us as His blood-bought, covenant, royal children over and in the earth allows the works of the devil to remain in place as strongholds in the land.
It’s not enough to say, “God’s got this. God is in control. God is sovereign,” when He clearly made us the responsible party in the earth as its rulers to pray His will into it and use our spiritual authority in Jesus’ name to destroy the works of the devil in the earth.
Until Jesus establishes the new heaven and earth (Revelations 21) and reclaims the earth fully, we are its rulers who’ve been given control and sovereign authority over it by God Himself as His royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9).
These verses often get twisted and taken out of context from all of scripture:
Psalm 115:3, “But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.”
Psalm 135:6, “Whatever the Lord pleases He does, In heaven and in earth, In the seas and in all deep places.”
But in context of all of scripture, we see that what the Lord did and does is always within His covenant Word with His people.
Yes, He destroyed Pharaoh’s army, that pleased Him, but His covenant Word to His people already said He’d bless those who blessed His people and curse those who cursed His people (Genesis 12). Psalm 115:3 is a response by a psalmist to what the Lord did but that was still in line with His Word and covenant towards them.
So, in His Sovereignty, what did and does it please the Lord to do? It pleases Him to…
- Make covenants with us that He does not and will not break nor violate.
- Tell us in Psalm 138:2, “For You have magnified Your Word above all Your name.” Meaning He is saying to you, “I keep My Word and promises to you and confirm this to you by saying that I’ve placed My Word above My very name. You can count on it. You can put your faith and trust in it and expect it to come to pass in your life.”
- Give us utter confidence in His Word. Psalm 12:6-7 says, “The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. You shall keep them, O Lord, You shall preserve them from this generation forever.
- Keep His promises. 2 Corinthians 1:20, “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.”
Though, it pleases the Lord to keep His covenant Word to His children….
…His Word and promises are conditional based on us putting our faith in them and praying for them to come to pass in our lives. They are not automatically received. Also, the Lord doesn’t violate our free will – the free will of those His Word says He made with having dominion over the earth.
He won’t violate that dominion without our permission, so He works through our prayers. (Read 1 Kings 18 for a great example on exactly how to not be a passive believer regarding promises and prophetic words from the Lord and watch this video here for a prophetic word and teaching on it as well, so you can apply it to your life, the elections, etc.).
Jesus Himself tells us how God’s will manifests in the earth in Matthew 6:8-15 through what?
Through prayer. But here are verses 9 and 10, “Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
We must pray His will in the earth, believing, and not give up until we see the promise(s) come to pass.
God made His children rulers over the earth. It’s time to rise up into the fulness of our callings in Jesus Christ and decree heaven into the earth.
Child of God, Adjust Your Crowns. You Are Kings and Queens In Christ
And guess what? In the eyes of the Lord, Kings and Queens must humble themselves as little children (before the Lord) in order to be His most effective rulers in His Kingdom.
“Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven,” (Matthew 18:4).
Look in the mirror, child of God, and see the crown on your head, and take to earth for the kingdom of God in Jesus’ name. Hallelujah to the Lion of Judah, Jesus Christ!
Lord, in the name of Jesus, I decree that Passive Christianity is laid to rest now in the grave where it belongs. I decree heaven into the USA and into the nations. Your Kingdom come, Your will be done in this nation and the nations on earth as it is in heaven. I decree that Your people walk in the fulness of revelation of their high calling in You as rulers over the earth. I decree we are a house of prayer according to Your Word. I decree we take the nations for Jesus Christ, the Son of the Almighty Living God.
In the name of Jesus, I decree that President Donald J. Trump is reelected, my words in line with the words You’ve given the prophets. I decree that the works of the devil behind the elections will be laid bare for all the world to see under the brightness of the noonday sun. As plain as day, Mighty God and Father. I decree justice for the wicked in this nation and the nations.
Lord God, set Your people on fire for You, Your Word, and ways in Your love in the name of Jesus’ amen.
“The people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits,” (Daniel 11:32).