“You defiled your sanctuaries By the multitude of your iniquities, By the iniquity of your trading;..”(Ezekiel 28:18 NKJV)
To trade means to exchange, to swap, to do business with.
To trade or to exchange is the basis of every economy. It’s the way all kingdoms expand. The kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness. If we trade, how we trade and with whom we trade. In the natural we all trade, we all exchange, all the time. We exchange what we do have for the things that we do not have.
It is the foundation of our personal economy. As it is in the natural, so it is in the spirit. Our ability with what is in our hands, will determine how we can exchange in heavenly places. Self oneness exchangers have devastating outcomes.
Choices we make here on the earth have governmental and eternal outcomes right now in heaven. Things are speaking about our actions today that are not only in the earth, but already in Heaven.
“You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you.”(Ezekiel 28:15 NKJV)
Satan had a place near the throne of God. God allowed Satan to trade and exchange in heaven, that was good, until iniquity was found in his heart. He was perfect in his ways, till something changed in his heart.
Satan made the choice to turn away from righteousness and justice. He started to look at his own self-oneness.
Pride turned his eyes away from God, and took him down a path of wrong thinking where he did not blow his mind, that led him to sin.
Satan’s worship was no longer directed to God, it was now directed towards himself. Every time you have an expression of self-will in your life, you also, just like Lucifer, make a choice to exalt yourself, your throne above the stars of God.
For Satan to be legally able to establish his own kingdom in any place, he needed to legally exchange dominion away from those to whom God had entrusted it. The only thing that Satan has to offer in exchange is sin, lies and deceit. He draws you away from your worship to God into an exchange. Just like he did with Adam and Eve. If you choose to partake in his exchange, it becomes legal.
Temptation is always an opportunity to exchange with Satan. Every time he comes to tempt us, it’s an opportunity to exchange with him, because the Bible says, “God will never tempt us.” The moment the enemy tempts us, we are standing on his trading floor. Now we have a choice to make. Will we exchange with him, or will we exchange with God?
He will always come to offer us something but in order to get it, we have to receive what he is exchanging. Sin, lies and deceit. On a daily basis, he comes to offer sin to us, hoping we will freely choose so that he can keep on taking from us. Every time we exchange with the enemy when he tempts us with sin, just like Adam and Eve, we give away part of our Godly inheritance. Every time you sin, you exchange with the enemy, you worship him instead of God. If we do not exchange with the enemy, he has nothing to build his kingdom with. Satan can only keep on building his kingdom if we keep on giving away our inheritance and our blessings.
But God wants us to come and exchange with Him. To do it, you have to call sin, sin, otherwise you can’t exchange. You have to freely come and admit that you have sinned. Lip service can’t be exchanged for God’s righteousness. Remember, God has a kingdom, and Satan has a kingdom. Both exist in the spirit, but their fruit is manifested on the earth. There’s two economies. Both expand everyday through the actions and decisions of men and women. God is looking at you and me to see how we are exchanging every day. What will we say, when we stand before Him? Pray: Thank You Lord, that Your resurrection life gives me the power to say no to self-oneness. To say no to the temptations that Satan brings to me daily. I chose to exchange with You Lord!