By Jennifer Eivaz
“Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” Isaiah 9:7
In the midst of international and national crisis, economic instability, and attacks against religious freedom, I am fully confident of God’s prophetic promises in His written Word. He said without reservation, that the increase of His government and peace will not cease (see Isaiah 9:7). Not only will His Kingdom and peace increase, He will zealously establish that increase with justice and righteousness.
We receive His promises as solid and prevailing truth especially as we are systematically oversaturated with news of injustice around the globe. Jesus is passionately bringing forth His Church as a glorious and beautiful Bride in the earth. She will shine! No matter what happens, Christ’s Church “WINS!”
Since His Kingdom on earth is increasing, this translates into the visible increase of spiritual authority of His Church. What do I mean by spiritual authority? We all have the authority to govern planet earth “in Jesus name.” That has both spiritual and natural implications, but it all begins in the spirit realm. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, “First the spiritual, then the natural.” We deal with the spirit of the matter first and the natural will adjust itself accordingly.
Our Spiritual Authority Will Increase
We’ve been designated priests and kings in the earth and our spiritual authority is tied into those designations in Christ. We exercise this authority primarily in prayer and also by releasing prophetic words and prophetic actions that dismantle darkness and bring the illuminating light of God into situations. We then move into strategic action into the affairs of nations as we do what we “see the Father doing.”
I’ve often found that we have things legally available to us in God, but living it out is a whole different matter. This is what I mean when I say “our spiritual authority will increase”. It’s probably better to say that we will see a visible increase of authority as we understand the spiritual realm more clearly and apply what we know more precisely.
How does the Church grow in spiritual authority? The Church grows in authority by gaining fresh understanding of the spiritual realm and applying these truths victoriously. Out of conscientiousness to not offend God or cross any lines Biblically, many have rejected unusual spiritual experiences and even hidden their personal stories of breakthrough. Why? Because their breakthrough happened in ways they couldn’t yet explain from the Word of God. I’ve had this happen many times personally and had to sit on things for a season until I could clarify it in plain language and from Biblical precedent.
For example, when I was a new Christian it was not accepted for a Christian to have demonic problems in the ways that I was having. I had to be delivered from occult spirits a year after I was saved and baptized in the Holy Spirit. It took time for me to explain that experience from the Bible to those who were not aware that Christians can and do have spiritual problems.
What I’m seeing in the future is the Church accelerating in decoding spiritual mysteries and cracking new codes in the spiritual realm. Jesus is on a mission to set people free and He is going to teach His Church how to do that better.
Just like the apostle Peter, you will stumble into new truth and then have to work it out afterward. You recall that Peter fell into a trance in Acts 10 and was instructed in the trance to accept Gentiles into the faith. Previously Gentiles were off limits to Jews and considered unclean. Peter had an experience with new truth and then had to process it out and test its validity.
Just like Peter, we too will be stumbling into more and more truth. We will then have to do our homework and test it and validate it through the written Word. I have discovered that every time I’ve had such an experience, I can always find it somewhere in the written Word. This is a key protocol that we have to have when introducing new patterns and protocols to the Body of Christ. The results, however, will entice us to shift our thinking and embrace something new.
Another big challenge will be to find language to explain what has been newly discovered. Spiritual mysteries often remain mysteries because we don’t have the language or the understanding to grasp it. Many such revelations will have deep spiritual implications and go beyond our human language. We will have to craft linear explanation to help others grasp things that are intangible, but effective. Not explaining things properly can cause truths to be rejected instead of embraced. We must think before we speak and not promote new things as spiritual fads, but push it as solid and proven truth.
This quest to unlock mysteries will be fueled by personalized promises and mandates to deliver lands, spiritual atmospheres, and whole nations IN A DAY. The drive to see people freed from spiritual, emotional, and physical bondage, and things assigned to them by culture, will drive the search to crack new spiritual codes for freedom. We will go beyond what we know now.
The Lord is saying to “Keep asking, seeking, and knocking. Don’t stop knocking!” God is releasing bigger vision, wider mandates, and opening the storehouses of mysteries so you can get the job done.
With new understanding will come new teachings. Our present teachings about the spiritual realm, spiritual warfare, prophetic intercession, etc. are often methodology based on Biblical truths and genuine personal testimony. For example, a widely-used prayer model for physical healing is actually a methodology based on the Bible and crafted from many testimonies. We use this prayer model at our church fairly effectively, but we are ready to adjust it once a more efficient model is discovered and tested to be true.
Our methods and subsequently our teachings will experience a shift as we crack new codes and gain new testimonies of deeper deliverances. There will be new methodology! The Lord is exhorting us to patiently test such things, hold fast to what is good, but not to hastily reject new things. We will also have to take the appropriate time to develop “bridging” communication and not turn new truths into just popular fads that will fade.
He’s increasing your storehouse of unlocked mysteries! These mysteries will communicate the manifold wisdom of God and create whole new sounds of wonder in the earth. People and places absolutely lost and beyond hope will emerge out of deep darkness and truly shine with the light of God.
Jennifer Eivaz is a minister and international conference speaker with a heart to equip the church in the supernatural and for raising up passionate and effective prayer. She is a regular contributor to Charisma Online and The Elijah List, has been featured on several Christian television shows, hosts the popular podcast Take Ten With Jenn, and authored several bestselling books. Jennifer and her husband, Ron, co-pastor Harvest Church now meeting in three locations – two campuses in Turlock, California and one campus in Ripon, California – in addition to hosting a thriving online campus. They also have two wonderful children.
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