Heaven on Earth (II)


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Before Jesus ascended, He descended first into hell. He went there to collect the keys of hell and death from Satan; the keys of authority that Adam gave to Satan at the Garden of Eden. When God first created this earth He didn’t create it as earth to be earthy; He created it to resemble HEAVEN. God wanted man to be ruling the earth as He is ruling the Heaven. “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (Gen. 1:26) You can read up to verse 28. Man was to be a replica of God’s dominion on the face of the earth. But unfortunately Adam gave that key of Dominion to Satan. It became necessary that the one who ascended must first descend into hell to take back that key of authority from Satan on behalf of man and give it back to man. It was after collecting the key that He ascended back to HEAVEN so that you will be able to do what He asked you to do from the beginning.

Ephesians 1:17-23 tells us what transpired when He ascended.

“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the HEAVENLY PLACES,

FAR ABOVE all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

And hath PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET, and gave him to be the head over all things TO THE CHURCH,

Which is HIS BODY, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.”

When Jesus ascended it was a display of God’s power and God caused Him to sit by His right hand in the HEAVENLY PLACES. Jesus is seated now where He is. His sitting position is to fulfill the scripture. “The Lord said unto my Lord, SIT THOU AT MY RIGHT HAND, until I make your enemies thy footstool. The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.” (Psalms 110:1-2). As far as Jesus is concerned He is sitted. It is God who said “until I make your enemies your footstool”. And verse 2 tells us how God has planned to do it. He will do it through Zion. And zion is the Church. It is not Jesus or God who will make His enemies His footstool, it is you and I. Besides there are no enemies in heaven where God rules and reign. That word “until” is our own assignment. He is already in the sited position.

To be continued…


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