“Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”
Satan has had rights from the garden, in Genesis times, to be Prince over man made structures in the world. God maintains all rights over God made structures and kingdom living principles.
Christ is over all things. He has already defeated the enemy at His death and resurrection.
We all have access to Christ and the church that He builds. Satan has no authority there.
His temple and dwelling place being in the hearts of all who believe and trust in Him as Lord.
Satan can usurp authority in the man made religious structure in our many denominations.
Jesus can not be imprisoned in man made structures. Such places cannot hold Him.
Instead we all carry Him and can be confident in expecting more when we hold ourselves to the standards of scripture.
Jesus draws people to Himself from all cultures, there are no barriers. God breathes His life into us.
“The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”
The Holy Spirt that Jesus sent at Pentecost to His disciples filled them with His power and enabled them to speak in other tongues for prophesy, prayer and literally to be understood by those of other Cultures.
“And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language.”
Those tongues, sounds and frequencies some indigenous and sacred, are now translating God to another level of communication.
He is now sowing seeds to germinate ready to be birthed in the Spring having been nurtured by faith and not unbelief.
Zachariah responded to the conception of John with unbelief and wanting a sign. Whereas Mary responded to the conception of Jesus with only the question of how will this be? Believing no word of God to be impossible.
God can do all things.
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
God does not want to hear the sound of our complaining but the sound of contentment. Jesus was carried and birthed into the world to bring it joy.
When we accept and choose that the Spirit of the Lord is carried in us to do something great it will bring great joy.
Birth pains and discomfort are quickly forgotten after the joy of birth. Our transcendent God is yet with us Emmanuel.
We ponder as Mary. You are the great I Am and yet ever present within me.
The zeal and power of God will accomplish all.
The illustration shows the enemy’s authority to imprison the world and what is man made but he has no authority to make captive Christ or what is God made. Him and the Holy Spirit within us are the key to unlock the power of darkness. They emanates light that pushes back the darkness.
Five Scriptures that come to mind:
“Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.””John 12:31-32 ESV
“The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”Job 33:4 ESV
“And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language.”Acts 2:6 ESV
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.”1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”Philippians 1:6 ESV
The song You’re Here. Francesca Battistelli.