January 4, 2019
In the beginning, man was created to live in God’s world. God created the heavens and the earth by His Word. And after everything has been formed, God speaks His word again to make man.
He put man on the Garden of Eden to carry out His agenda; to have dominion over earth (Gen 1:26-28) and to start to tend and keep the garden (Gen 2:15-16).
Since the start, God is the one who initiated and set His working agenda, not man. The portion of man is to obey; becoming an executor. When man obeys, he lives in accuracy in the Father’s sight. There is the grace and provision of the Father which enables man to receive whatever they need to complete the Father’s agenda. Even when man needs a helper (which didn’t exist at that time), the Father could create a helper for Adam (Gen 2:18).
Then, sin infiltrated and spread in the Garden of Eden when man took the snake’s (manifestation of the devil’s) word of lies (Gen 3:1-6). When man ate the word of lie, man left God’s world and entered into the world of sin.
The world of sin is a world filled with curse and death. There, everyone must rely on craftiness to be able to survive. The nature of “relying on self” and “relying on craftiness/guile”starts to pervade and corrupted the nature of man which was firstly “sincere and reliant on God.”
Man turned into rebels, wanting to become an initiator rather than an executor. As a consequence, the life of man keeps degrading. Man went down from their position as sons of God into a mere creation. Man left their position from a “life-giving spirit” into a “living being,” from a heavenly being into a worldly and natural being.
Regardless of the fall something divine keeps happening. God keeps releasing the work of His word and Spirit. He raises His prophets and servants from time to time and from ages to ages. He does that so mankind could be healed, restored, and brought back into His world.
1. Every word that God releases will bring us back into His world
Isaiah 35:4 (NKJV) Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.”
The word released from the Father’s mouth truly carries a different nature – the word contradicts/counters every FACT that we are facing. Whether we realize or not, fact also transmits its own frequency. Fact always “talks” and tries to implant its worldly/human nature to us who listens to it. Therefore, God wants to help us to FIGHT FACT WITH HIS WORD.
When His word comes, it has a power to take us out from FACTS and return us to HIS REALITY (HIS REALM).
2. The word after word we declare is building a spiritual infrastructure, a Highway of Holiness which will carry those who earnestly look for God to be connected with heaven’s reality
Isaiah 35:8-9 (NASB) A highway will be there, a roadway, And it will be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it, But it will be for him who walks that way, And fools will not wander on it.
The work of the word and Spirit we receive is like a two-edged sword. It will bring us to enter his Highway of Holiness.
The word will also demand our lives to be more and more aligned to His ways. If we only want to receive God’s blessings but refuse to follow His ways, we are actually deceiving ourselves. Because without life transformation, sooner or later, the same problems will return for sure.
The Bible writes that the unclean and the fools won’t be in His Highway of Holiness. The unclean (from the Hebrew word “tame”) depicts those whose live is unclean, not sincere and religious. The fools (from the Hebrew word “eviyl”) depicts those who refuse wisdom, like to blame others, like to fight, and are immoral. In short, those who keep hardening their heart and refuse to change their life habits won’t walk and enjoy His Highway of Holiness.
Isaiah 35:9 (NASB) No lion will be there, Nor will any vicious beast go up on it; These will not be found there. But the redeemed will walk there
In His Highway of Holiness, those whom He love will enjoy freedom from this vicious, brutal, disheartening and stressful world. Although we live amid this evil world, we no longer walk in the ways of the wicked; we walk in His holy ways where God is always real. There, we will always receive His divine power and help at all times and conditions. There, we live our everyday life full of victory!
3. In God’s world, there is neither grief nor tears, only eternal joy and victory
Isaiah 35:10 (NASB) And the ransomed of the Lord will return And come with joyful shouting to Zion, With everlasting joy upon their heads. They will find gladness and joy, And sorrow and sighing will flee away.
Sooner or later, those who want to PERSEVERE in building their lives ACCURATELY to PURSUE HEAVEN’S REALITY, will find that all the worldly elements that cling and burden them could be easily detached and fell out of their lives. Then, God will bring them to enter His world: to Zion! In Zion, there is only eternal and abundant joy, divine strength, and great victories! All tears and grief are removed completely!
Things that were difficult become easy because of God’s favor. Things that were impossible become impossible because His grace comes and enables us to do whatever agenda He has on earth.
4. There will be an incredible life transformation of those who experience the reality of heaven
Their life will manifest God for those around them. They will become “connectors” between man and God.
Rev 21:3 (NASB) And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them
I believe, those who have entered God’s world won’t stop enjoying His grace and blessing just for themselves. God’s desire to touch people on earth is answered! For we are the answer! We rise as connectors to connect the people on earth to God. Our presence holds a vital function and role to bring in the reality of heaven to the face of this earth!
Those who lose hope will start to lift their face. Those who grief will have their tears removed. Those who are weak will be strengthened. Because now, through our lives, God will be present as their Lord, and they will become His people!
Get ready, Breakthrough City Church and Steven and Sons Family! Every perseverance you build will bring in my reality more and more tangibly! Your life will become GOD’S TEMPLE ON THE FACE OF THIS EARTH.
Get ready, for you will become His envoy! Through your life, people will once again see the manifestation of His reality! And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple! Let it be done! #iLoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus