BLESSINGS OF THE AGE TO COME 5_COVERING OF DAVID
(week 15/15)

OLUBI JOHNSON

The blessings of the age to come in summary 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, TREMENDOUS spiritual, material and financial prosperity, making the Zion (perfect Ps. 50.2) church the most powerful financial institution on the earth (Dt. 28.12, Is. 60.3-5)!

Even sinners who come into our sphere of operation and influence will enjoy the blessings of divine protection from spiritual and physical harm, good health and long life:

Isaiah 65:19-20 NIV: I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more.  (20)  “Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; he who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere youth; he who fails to reach a hundred will be considered accursed.

Matthew 5:45 AMP: To show that you are the children of your Father Who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and makes the rain fall upon the upright and the wrongdoers [alike].

Proverbs 29:13 NKJV: The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives light to the eyes of both.

However, to enjoy these blessings in their fulness, especially the TREMENDOUS spiritual, material and financial blessings, we need to be under the covering of SPIRITUAL KINGS of the DYNASTY OF DAVID.

Isaiah 16:5 NKJV: In mercy the throne will be established; And One will sit on it in truth, in the tabernacle of David, Judging and seeking justice and hastening righteousness.

Ecclesiastes 8:4 NKJV: Where the word of a king is, there is power; And who may say to him, “What are you doing?”

Proverbs 20:8 NKJV: A king who sits on the throne of judgment Scatters all evil with his eyes.

What then is this covering and how do we get under it?

Covering (Is. 32:1-2; 1 Cor. 5:4) is the power of God released through a leadership in cleansing perfection and maturity.

The cleansing perfection in the leadership makes the release of power very efficient as no power is wasted in the soul and body of the leader to overcome the sin-nature.

This power amplifies the power being released by those under the covering and gives them a significant increase in: right doing, healing, deliverance, prosperity and protection.

Covering does not substitute for your prayers: it simply adds to and amplifies the power of God you generate by your own prayers. So if you generate nothing, covering will have nothing to amplify; conversely, the more you generate, the greater the amplification and increase you will get:

Mark 4:25 AMP: For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away [by force],

Furthermore, this covering activates and enforces the unity of the Spirit by washing of feet: forgiving, confessing and cleansing of sin (Jn. 20.23, 1 Pet. 4.8, 1 Jn. 1.9), asking for life (1 Jn. 5:16) and praying in tongues (Jud. 1:20-21) as revealed in

Psalms 133:1-3 AMP: A Song of Ascents of David.

BEHOLD, HOW good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  (2)It is like the precious ointment poured on the head, that ran down on the beard, even the beard of Aaron [the first high priest], that came down upon the collar and skirts of his garments [consecrating the whole body] [Exod. 30:25, 30.]  (3) It is like the dew of [lofty] Mount Hermon and the dew that comes on the hills of Zion; for there the Lord has commanded the blessing, even life forevermore [upon the high and the lowly].

Observe that the power of God comes from God (the Head–(1 Cor. 5:4)) through the prayers of the leadership (Aaron’s beard) unto the skirts of his garment, so covering the whole body.

For instance, touching the hem of Jesus’ garment healed the woman with the issue of blood (Mk. 5:25-34): this symbolizes the fact that even the smallest member of the body of Christ under proper covering will be able to heal the sick (Is.8.18, Mk. 16.18).

Furthermore, the measure and rate at which the power flows through each member depends on:

1. The degree of reverence for God and his leadership (Lk. 10:16, Mk. 6:5).

2. The degree of practice of the instructions given by God through the leadership (Pr. 4:1, 13; Heb. 13:17).

3. The degree of faithfulness (not just amount but consistency) in giving to those who teach you the Word (Gal. 6:6-8) in a measure commensurate to what God has blessed you with (1 Cor. 8:12).

So, we are to receive life from God in greater measures as we grow spiritually, then use this life to generate the power of God in our lives and have this power amplified by staying under covering so as to have the power of God in sufficient measure (2 Cor. 12:9) to always triumph (2 Cor. 2:14) over any Satanic attack or temptation!

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