BLESSINGS OF THE AGE TO COME 2_PREVAILING IN THE HEAVENS
In our article last week, we saw that in summary, the blessings of the age to come are: INSTANT ANSWERS TO PRAYER, PERMANENT PROTECTION FROM SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL HARM, good health, long life (Ps. 91.16) with renewal of youth (Ps.103.5) we grow older, spiritual, material and financial prosperity making the Zion (perfect Ps. 50.2) church the most power financial institution on the earth (Dt. 28.12, Is. 60.3-5)!
This is because Satan’s dominion in the air (Eph. 2.2) would have been EFFECTIVELY NEUTRALIZED by the power of the Spirit without measure that will be released through SPIRITUAL KINGS of the DYNASTY OF DAVID WHENEVER AND WHEREVER these Kings are in operation.
This week, we will see WHY AND HOW these blessings will come.
WHY does God want us in this age (the church age) to taste of the blessings of the age (Millennial Kingdom age) to come?
So that the church can be a witness to all nations: tribes and tongues like Israel in Goshen was a witness to the rest of Egypt during the plagues God used to break Pharaoh’s pride to set Israel free from bondage in Egypt.
Exodus 8:22-23 NKJV: And in that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, in order that you may know that I am the LORD in the midst of the land. (23) I will make a difference between My people and your people. Tomorrow this sign shall be.” ‘ ”
Malachi 3:16-18 NKJV: Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, And the LORD listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the LORD And who meditate on His name. (17) “They shall be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts, “On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.” (18) Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.
Matthew 24:14 NKJV: And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
These blessings will come as the church PREVAILS IN THE HEAVENS through united prayer in the Spirit and so releases the power of the Spirit without measure.
This is typified in
Revelation 12:7-10 NKJV: And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, (8) but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. (9) So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (10) Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.
Ephesians 6:12 NKJV: For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:18 NKJV: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—
In our article next week, we will look at united praying in the Spirit in more detail.