“The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,”
There are no disposable people in God’s kingdom. All have a purpose.
In world systems Satan gets his foothold when bad choices are made that eliminate and disenfranchise.
Satan runs a mock when people are being devalued. If there is dual thinking that prevents inclusion.
Where different opinions, different gifting, different rights, favours are not tolerated and jealousies insidiously creep in.
Cycles of destruction can easily erode what could potentially stem from good even in churches and these give the enemy ground.
Everyone needs welcoming and valuing.
Man’s ideology is open to enemy infiltration. It can become corrupt as a result. God exposes flaws in having King’s rulership in the bible.
Cycles similar to that between Saul and David in leadership. Where Saul jealous of David pursues him into hiding. Both in fact have an anointing and together could be part of good but choosing to not trust, share and value puts Saul out of God’s favour and the hiding David in Adullam’s cave has time to be favoured by God and the people, he grows and emerges and arises as king.
Hence the precept to the success of our systems and structure are only as successful as when it is Spirit, God led and not always when it is man led because the enemy can gain footholds and undermine the foundation of the latter and cause chaos.
God’s ideology is not open to the enemies infiltration.
His kingdom is incorruptible. God is never influenced by the enemy He remains at the top of the structure.
God has and desires space for all in His church and His kingdom, on earth in this world.His expansive provision has no limits
The enemy will rob and limit where he can creating hero and liked versus enemy and rejected amongst men who choose to self serve or elevate and quickly disenfranchising some and franchising others.
Satan has become the ruler of the cosmos and man made systems in the world.
Things can be turned upside down.
Kingdom is upside down to world.
Wherever there are choices the enemy can invade and bring the world low action and attempt to disempower God’s way.
Structures, man made, where Satan has rights and has infiltrated his authority, require dismantling, disrupting disestablishing because he causes pain.
We become triumphant in upholding and restructuring those built by the Spirit and God which are as in heaven and can never be destroyed.
God can empower and take the enemy out of play when we mirror His high, kingdom in choice and obedience to Him.
We have increasingly been made aware in some systems in the world that there is conspiracy and wrong birthed in: lovers of scandal, drama, gossip and polarisation of ways.
Those mirroring the kingdom ways of having he opposite:: grace, mercy, compassion and togetherness, are the way.
They need endorsing, empowering and encouraging. For in them God’s Will will be done and His kingdom come.
The kindness of God needs mirroring.
We can all choose to mirror His face. Become Christ in the world. Christ can be seen in us as we mirror Him. We become His true body and the pure bride He returns for.
The illustration shows Christ in us, us in Christ, mirroring Him to the world to bring light to push back the darkness.
Four Scriptures that come to mind:
“The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,”Psalm 24:1 ESV
“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”Ephesians 2:1-10 ESV
““Son of man, raise a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say to him, Thus says the Lord God: “You were the signet of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, emerald, and carbuncle; and crafted in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created they were prepared. You were an anointed guardian cherub. I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; in the midst of the stones of fire you walked. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, till unrighteousness was found in you. In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence in your midst, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and I destroyed you, O guardian cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you.”Ezekiel 28:12-17 ESV
“I will again bring a conqueror to you, inhabitants of Mareshah; the glory of Israel shall come to Adullam.”Micah 1:15 ESV
The song Build Your Kingdom Here. Rend Collective