SUBDUING THE NATIONS_2015
(week 23/15)
OLUBI JOHNSON

Hebrews 11:33 NKJV: who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

Here the scripture tells us that we can use our faith to subdue Kingdoms.

Why?

We need to do this, because as we write, the Kingdoms or Nations of this world are in open rebellion against God’s laws so allowing GROSS MORAL AND SPIRITUAL DARKNESS TO COVER THE NATIONS.

Psalms 2:1-9 NKJV: Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing?  (2) The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying,  (3)  “Let us break their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.”  (4) He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The LORD shall hold them in derision.  (5) Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure:  (6)  “Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.”  (7)  “I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.  (8) Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession.  (9) You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ “

Isaiah 60:1-2 KJV: Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.  (2) For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

This rebellion and gross darkness is egregiously displayed by the current wave of legalisation of same sex marriage in many nations, most recent of which is Ireland.

This is in DIRECT OPEN REBELLION TO THE EXPLICIT CONDEMNATION OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE SCRIPTURES:

Romans 1:20-24 KJV: For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:  (21) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  (22) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,  (23) And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.  (24) Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Romans 1:26-28 KJV: For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:  (27) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.  (28) And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things, which are not convenient;

Now God loves the homosexual as He does all men (Jn. 3.16) and He wants them to repent of this sin so He can give them the power of His Spirit (Rom. 8.12-13) to overcome this SEEMINGLY NATURAL GENETIC PREFERENCE, which is actually due to satanic distortion (Rom.8.20-21) and empowerment (1 Jn. 3.8).

However, LEGALIZING THIS SIN AND IMMORALITY IS REBELLION AGAINST THE EXPLICIT WORD OF GOD!

The church must break and subdue the nations NOW BY ARISING AND SHINING TO MANIFEST THE GLORY OF GOD TO DISPEL THIS GROSS DARKNESS!

Psalms 102:15 NKJV: So the nations shall fear the name of the LORD, And all the kings of the earth Your glory.

The church praying effectually and fervently and turning from our wicked ways will do this.

Examples in history of saints who through faith and prayer have subdued nations are:

Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in Babylon:

Daniel 3:28-29 KJV: Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.  (29) Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort. 

Ezra in Persia:

Ezra 6:7-12 NIV: Do not interfere with the work on this temple of God. Let the governor of the Jews and the Jewish elders rebuild this house of God on its site.  (8) Moreover, I hereby decree what you are to do for these elders of the Jews in the construction of this house of God: The expenses of these men are to be fully paid out of the royal treasury, from the revenues of Trans-Euphrates, so that the work will not stop.  (9) Whatever is needed—young bulls, rams, male lambs for burnt offerings to the God of heaven, and wheat, salt, wine and oil, as requested by the priests in Jerusalem—must be given them daily without fail,  (10) so that they may offer sacrifices pleasing to the God of heaven and pray for the well-being of  the king and his sons.  (11) Furthermore, I decree that if anyone changes this edict, a beam is to be pulled from his house and he is to be lifted up and impaled on it. And for this crime his house is to be made a pile of rubble.  (12) May God, who has caused his Name to dwell there, overthrow any king or people who lifts a hand to change this decree or to destroy this temple in Jerusalem. I Darius have decreed it. Let it be carried out with diligence.

Esther and Mordecai:

Esther 8:7-10 NIV: King Xerxes replied to Queen Esther and to Mordecai the Jew, “Because Haman attacked the Jews, I have given his estate to Esther, and they have hanged him on the gallows.  (8) Now write another decree in the king’s name in behalf of the Jews as seems best to you, and seal it with the king’s signet ring—for no document written in the king’s name and sealed with his ring can be revoked.”

We must do the SAME NOW!

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