Power of Resurrection Part 13 Relationships – Ps John Bendixen (WTB)
24 But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man (John 2:24 NKJV). Jesus knew what was in men’s hearts; their emotions, their soul, their thinking, the personality, the character of the beings because the Father showed it to Him.
The person who is committed to God, who has oneness with God, understands that in order to effectively have your life the way that God wants it, you have to have it through the Church. You can’t be an isolated individual that makes up your own mind about things. You’ve got to be part of the Church. God will use the Church for personal growth, for financial increase, for the things that He has for you; your gifts and callings, careers, for rest and recreation, health and fitness and relationships.
If you are a ‘God-person’ that is in Ecclesia, then as a people, you can begin to operate in dominion and rulership and authority and reign in the heavens, and all the realms that are encompassed in the heavens. If you are a person in ‘self-oneness’, you are likely to be the person that the dominion, rule, authority, reign and heavens and realms are going to impose themselves on you. The person who is in the Ecclesia is supposed to exercise authority, the one who is in self-oneness will have it exercised upon you.
If you are in self-oneness, you are chasing your own dreams, desires, goals; you are saying, “It is all about me, it’s all about what I can do, and Church is just a part of my organization.” You think you are in control of your life. But you are being exercised upon by dominions, authorities rule and reign and those principalities and powers are exercising it over your life.
7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being (Genesis 2:7 NKJV). God is in your spirit. He wants His breath to be yours. He wants His Words to be yours, His thoughts to be yours. He speaks to the children of Israel and says “Keep My Words in front of your eyes, keep them in your mouth day and night. Do not let them depart from before you.”
God wants to be close up and intimate with you and me. “He’s into me, you see – intimate.” Adam was the first of all men to be born. God breathed His Spirit life into Adam. From that moment on the enemy and the world have tried to substitute the “into me you see” with many other things that fulfill the lust of their flesh and take them away from God and so they refuse to give themselves completely to God. The more you give yourself to the things of the world, the less you can be “into Me, God, you see.”
16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” (Genesis 2:16-17 NKJV). So that death – separation from the Self-Existent One when they chose something different to what God said. God’s plan was that we would never be separated from the Self-Existent One and that we would always be able to live the life He designed for us.
We are destined, all of us together, not individually. We are destined as the Ecclesia to have dominion and rule, authority, and reign in the heavens and all of the realms of the heavens. We are destined to have the authority, not only as it pertains to our life, but as it pertains to what God desires to show the heavenly realms that Jesus is the Church and the Church is Jesus.
To this day, people still feel that the only way that they can really know what life’s all about is if they taste of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. God never wanted men to know the evil side of anything. He sent Jesus so that we don’t have to know it. But all of humanity wants to know what everything’s really all about; so evil is in the world. Evil immediately shows you that you are naked and ashamed, and guilty. God never wanted that for man.
I don’t want to be living under the protection of God and miss the plan and purposes of God for my life. You can choose to follow your dreams, your goals, or you can choose to follow God. Some people might say, “Well, I do follow God and I read the Bible and I pray every day – therefore the desires that I have are God’s desires.” If you’re not actively involved in the Ecclesia and you don’t know what your role in the Ecclesia is and what the Ecclesia’s role is in your life, you cannot say, “I know what God’s desire is.” You do not know what God’s desire is. You have a desire and then you’re counting on God to bless it.
This is the reason why so many people walk away from faith. They walk away from Church and from God because they make their own plans. They love God, they are born again, but they want to go about life the way that they’ve chosen to. Then they say, “My serving God is enough because I’m disciplined in my prayer life, I’m disciplined in my tithing and therefore, God must bless my life. I’ve done what it takes to satisfy God so He must bless me.” It sounds like your relationship with God is based on your terms, not His.
5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people for all the earth is Mine (Exodus 19:5 NKJV). The earth does not belong to the devil, neither does the gold or the silver in the earth belong to the devil. Anglo American, and all the other mining companies from Russia and South America and Australia might think all the minerals belong to them. They’re just excavating it for wealth. Which is going to go where? It’s supposed to be the wealth that is laid up for the just. But the just are not getting the wealth. Why? Because all of the Christians are living in self-oneness. The time of Ecclesia needs to be here for us to have a transfer of wealth. But the transfer of all of that wealth that they are mining out of the earth, that belongs to God, it’s not going to happen because one or two people believe it. That’s going to happen because the Ecclesia is in place.
When the Ecclesia begins to understand who we are in Christ Jesus, He will not only speak, He will speak with power and with thunderings; and He will literally shake the wealth loose out of the earth. He will bring us to a place of reverential fear. The awe and the fear of God will overtake the Church of the Lord Jesus. Anybody that watches us in action will be afraid of us like they were afraid of the children of Israel when they went to Jericho.
All these messages that I’ve been speaking these last weeks; this is the fire of God. This is the order of God that He’s bringing to His Church, because He wants His Church to be powerful. He wants His Church to represent Jesus. He doesn’t want Christians running all over the place speaking about authority levels that they have no clue about. They have no idea that when they just resist what God says through a messenger, that they’re resisting God Himself.
I say: I’m part of the Ecclesia. I’m on God’s assignment. I touch the plans and purposes that God has predestined for me. The world system has no hold on me. Because I am touching it through the Ecclesia, and although I’m living in the world, the plans and purposes of God for me will stand. People, nations and realms and kingdoms become my inheritance. I am becoming a person that has dominion and rule and authority and I reign, and the heavens begin to give us what rightfully belongs to the Church. I have angelic hosts, heeding to the Word of God, bringing things to my life.