Manifest His Glory
Isaiah 60:1-2 "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee...the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee."
A central role of us being here on earth is to establish the Throne of God where we are. Whenever we worship, pray, preach or engage in any activity of God's Kingdom, it is so that God's authority and rule would be established in the hearts of people, cities, regions and nations. Our role is to manifest His glory in such a way as to displace darkness with His Light. God has intentions to use us to affect all that surrounds us. Everything around us should be affected by His Kingdom glory.
Expanding the Borders
Numbers 14:24 "But My servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed Me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it."
Through our persistence and consistency in worship, intercession and acts of faith, we expand the borders of what is currently established concerning the realm of Heaven on earth. If we lose sight of this purpose that God has for us being here we will drift aimlessly into things that are not fulfilling, but leave us empty and confused as to why we are here. Like Caleb, we need a "different spirit" that is exemplary in faith. For he who is born of God "overcomes" the world, possessing and inheriting the promises. (1 John 5:4)
Affecting Your Atmosphere
Daniel 7:25 "And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High..."
It is absolutely needed for us to keep our eyes on the intentional purposes of God for us being on the planet. Every day is an opportunity to affect the atmosphere of where we are. Don't allow the enemy to weary you, causing you to lose focus and bring you into an oppressive state of mind. Jesus gave His life so that we, first of all, would find freedom and then be able to be the conduits of His glory in the earth.
He has given us His Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the most powerful weapon that we have because He is the very Person of God inside of us! You cannot do better than that. Therefore, live out your privilege of being a dwelling place of God. The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in THE HOLY GHOST. This is a basic foundation of Kingdom living.
Romans 14:17 "For the Kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost."
The Church should put much more emphasis on the Holy Spirit, because we cannot overcome or glorify Jesus without Him. It is an awful pride to think we can live without this intimate communion with the Spirit. We are to be completely dependent upon Him.
Be On Course
Finding consistency in our lives is truly an important factor to keep us in a place of effectiveness for His glory. Our lives cannot be like "teeter-totters" that shift one way, then go the other way. Divine focus is an essential element that steers us like the rudder does a ship into the place of consistent lives before His Presence. Imagine a ship that is constantly going off course. It may get back on course over and over again but so much time is wasted. That is why Paul tells us to run the race "to win".
1 Corinthians 9:24 "Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain."
There is a way that we run that causes us to have victory. It is not enough to be on the course, we must be ON course the entire way. To the level that we maintain our focus, we will also maintain consistency establishing the Throne of God in the earth.
Revelation 4:2-3 "Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in Heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald."
A throne represents authority or who is in power. There are "thrones" that are established in every place. But only one throne should be in place. Jesus came telling us to essentially pray the Kingdom and will of God in the earth, that His authority and dominion may be established.
Wherever we are, we are to be establishing His Throne. This is not our personal throne, our ministry or whatever would have to do with personal agenda. This is Heaven on earth where God's glory is changing atmospheres and the heart's of men. When His Throne is established, Heaven invades earth, His power is demonstrated and lives are changed.
John & Brandi Belt
Overflow Global Ministries