THINGS & PLACES

Aug 7, 2023

Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have DOMINION over the fish of the SEA, and over the fowl of the AIR, and over the cattle, and over all the EARTH, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (KJV)

Man is the only creature that was made in the image of God and unlike other creatures, man is not original because he was made in the image of another being.

John.1.1-3 KJV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

When Jesus wanted to come on earth, He took a form that would give Him license to work as a legal entity on earth because God had designed the earth for men.

The entire arrangement of creation is that God has a place for man here on earth and it dwells in the spirit and as a believer, you have been given permission to fellowship which gives you an understanding that we can transact business in the spirit.

John.3.1-2 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus BY NIGHT, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can DO these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

It was BY NIGHT, out of the misery and darkness that surrounded Nicodemus’ mind that he came to the light (Jesus). He was a spokesperson for many people he was leading.

Read Genesis 4:13-15 KJV

Cain was groomed in the Eden (the presence of God) but he was now afraid that someone could find him. Whom was he afraid of?

The devil doesn’t know what was written about you by God but he will perceive basing on how you live your life. That is why the Bible tells us;

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 (KJV)

Jesus had planned before He died; it is, therefore, a reasonable service for us to inquire from Him what He wanted to do on earth such that we can accomplish it in return for what He did for us.

Our eyes need to be open for us to see the things that are not visible (the eternal things).

2 Corinthians 4.18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. (KJV)

Hebrews 11.1-3 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. KJV

Like we have the things that are not seen, we also have places that are not seen and Jesus Christ is the firstborn not only of human beings but all creatures both in heaven and on earth. Therefore, It is through Him that we have dominion.

Colossians 1.15-16 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: KJV

Thrones, dominion, principalities and power represent the hierarchy of ranking in the life of a born-again.

For example, in Exodus 3 when God was sending Moses, He didn’t send him as a shepherd but as one from the throne of a spiritual being (the I AM THAT I AM). God had to elevate the rank of Moses in order for him to be able to confront Pharaoh who had a throne.

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.