We all have wondered “What am I called to do” at some point in our lives. We’ve asked the questions, we’ve been concerned, “am I fulfilling what God wants from me?” Today, I want us to look at what God has called us to do, individually and corporately.
The condition of the world, the condition of personal experiences, famine, heartache, pain, etc, none of these things contradict the dominion and authority of Jesus Christ – He is King, no matter what circumstances may say
Jesus started His commission to all of us by saying, “all authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth” (v. 18). Christ’s dominion has been won. This is not a future reference, this is a past tense experience for Him and for us. The condition of the world, the condition of personal experiences, famine, heartache, pain, etc, none of these things contradict the dominion and authority of Jesus Christ – He is King, no matter what circumstances may say. Jesus has been given ALL AUTHORITY.
Now, that we understand that, we must then ask the question, “why are things the way they are?” A very good question. It goes back to the original creation. When God created Adam and Eve, He gave them dominion and authority over the earth realm. They in turn released that authority to Satan by obeying Satan and disobeying God (Genesis 2:15-3:24) [more on this later…] but it is important to understand that Satan kills, steals, and destroys (John 10:10), and that is why things are the way they are, where disasters are concerned in the earth realm.
Jesus came, resisted temptation (Matthew 4:1-11), fully submitted to the Will of the Father (1 Peter 2:21-22), and reclaimed the authority that was originally intended for humanity (Matthew 28:18).
The next phrase in Matthew 28:19 is vital for us to understand our role in the expansion of the Kingdom of God in the earth. Jesus said, “(You) Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Jesus received all authority in heaven and in earth, and then He released us to GO!!! We are called by God to Go into all the earth and expand the Kingdom of God by declaring the Lordship of Jesus Christ to all nations and baptizing them.
Since we’ve been given authority and power by Jesus, it now becomes our job, our calling to enforce the defeat of Satan that Jesus won. Wherever we see Satan destroying lives, we are called to enforce his defeat by declaring with our words and actions the Lordship of Jesus Christ over those situations. When we see cancer invading a body, we must understand that is Satan at work, and we must declare the Name and Authority of Jesus Christ over that situation (Isa. 53:5, Mark 16:17-18, and James 5:15). When we see Satan destroying God’s People’s finances, we must declare the Name and Authority of Jesus Christ over that situation. We declare, “in the Name of Jesus, God shall supply all your need according to His riches in Glory” (Phil. 4:19).
We become God’s vessels of enforcing His Authority and Power over the enemy in the earth.
You have been given a great commission. You serve an all powerful King. Now, use your words to declare His Lordship. Use your actions to declare His Lordship. And be the vessel that establishes the Kingdom of God in every circumstance. That is a major part of your calling as a member of the Body of Christ.
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Thank you for this. I cannot accept that we simply allow Satan free reign…we are called to resist temptation and to call out to save the captive soul and rage against the captor.