The Holy Spirit is imprisoned in the bodies of unbelieving believers. -Bill Johnson
God has the answers to all of life’s problems. It doesn’t matter what the problem is; from a cure for corona virus to ending poverty in the world to dealing with that wayward child to restoring the family relationships; the realm of the King’s dominion has the answer.
For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God…Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual.thoughts with spiritual words (1 Corinthians 2:10, 12-13 NASB).
That realm of dominion is the realm of the Holy Spirit manifesting the lordship is Jesus Christ, which is first
realized in our hearts. Jesus taught us that, “…the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21).
All the Kingdom issues are heart issues. Properly dealing with attitudes, ambitions, and agendas is key to enjoying the reign of God displayed in our lives. Our relationship with the Holy Spirit is foundational to the breakthroughs that we all want to see.
“To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom…” (Luke 8:10 NASB). The secrets of God are our inheritance. We have access to this reality for the sake of those around us. The wonderful things that are to become manifest to the world are to flow from us. God intended that His expression to the world spring from within His people.
Israel was called upon to manifest the reign of God in their departure from Egypt and their entrance into the Promised Land.Normally this journey should have only lasted a couple of weeks at most, yet it took Israel 40 years. They wandered through the wilderness for 40 years. In reality, they were only doing on the outside what they were experiencing on the inside. “Therefore I was angry with this generation, and said, ‘They always go astray in their hearts, and they did not know my ways’; as I swore in my wrath, ‘they shall not enter my rest” (Heb. 3:10-11 NASB).
The phrase go astray means “to wander.” They wandered in their hearts first. What was going on inside of them defined and shaped the world around them. In other words, their internal realities became their external realities. The lesson is simple: What is going on inside of us affects what goes on around us.
This principle affects health, relationships, success in our occupation, and our gifts and ministries. All things flow from the heart. As it is written by the wisest King after Jesus Christ, King Solomon under the influenceof the Holy Spirit of course!
Watch over the heart with all diligence, for from it flows the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23).
Stewardship of our heart is one of life’s primary responsibilities. Successfully doing this guarantees success in other areas of life.When attitudes are properly guarded, godly conduct is insured. Careless attitudes give place to wrong thinking; and it’s wrong thinking that gives way to sinful actions.
In Mark chapter 4 Jesus was in a life-threatening storm with the disciples. To their surprise, He was asleep. He slept because the world He was living in had no storms. Jesus was demonstrating what it was like to be seated in heavenly places. It is the exact application of what He meant when He said, that, “…He who came down from Heaven, that is the Son of Man who is in heaven” (John 3:13), even though He was clearly standing right in front of them on planet Earth.
They woke Him and said, “don’t you care we are perishing?” which is an astounding question to ask the Savior of the world. He responded by speaking “peace” over the storm and the storm ended. The peace that enabled Him to rest in the middle of a conflict became the very substance He released that stilled the storm. In other words, His internal reality became His external reality. If it’s in you, and it’s genuine, it can be released through you. We have authority over any storm we can sleep in, as we can only give away what we’ve received.
Your internal reality becomes your external reality. If it’s in you, and it’s genuine, it can be released through you. We can only give away what we’ve received. The reality of the heart helps to define the nature of the world around us.
This principle of the Kingdom affects all we are and do. It seems to be the heart behind “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers” (3 John 2).
Once again we note that what is ruling on the inside of us affects the outside. Health in my emotions, mind, and will affects my physical well-being. It is also important to note that a prosperous soul attracts the blessing of the Lord materially and financially. This is the nature of life. The reality of the heart helps to define the nature of the world around us. When anxiety and unrest rule over a person’s heart, they automatically create that atmosphere in their immediate world.
Most of the time there is a pressure to produce on the outside what doesn’t exist on the inside. It manifests in a works-oriented Gospel that tries to obtain favor through labor rather than working from the place of favor. Sometimes we focus on merely changing our words knowing that they carry creative force. Still it’s out of the heart that the mouth speaks. Changing the external without dealing with the heart is the way of religion. The push for miracles is the same. Trying to obtain a measure of Kingdom expression on the outside that is not manifest on the inside is the sign that the cruel taskmaster of religion is present.
You brood of vipers, how can you speak good things when you are evil? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. The good man, from his [inner] good treasure, brings out good things; and the evil man, from his [inner] evil treasure, brings out evil things (Matthew 12:34-35). Changing the external without dealing with the heart is the way of religion.
In the command to do the miraculous we find the key, “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matt. 10:8). We can only give away kingdom in the measure we experience the King’s dominion within us. What
reigns on the inside rains on the outside. As it was with Peter’s shadow, whatever overshadows me will be released through my shadow (see Acts 5:15).
The heart is capable of all sorts of evil as well
as all sorts of significant spiritual breakthrough. Stewardship of the heart is what determines what is produced there.
Hey guys, I have been learning, growing and dreaming with God I might add. By the help of a gifted annointed leader called Bill Johnson and just as the post reveals: if it’s in you, and it’s genuine, it can be released through you and I can only give away what I’ve received, so I pray and truly hope that this post edifies you and changes your mind as it did for me. Bye for now.
Live in the secret and co-create with the Lord.🦋