Spiriitual Warfare Part 4

January 25th, 2015

Spiritual Warfare Part 4                   by Jay Meyer                   January 25, 2015       

Genesis 1:28 
To understand our role in spiritual warfare it is instructive to look at the first instruction God gave to Adam and Eve before the fall. Was God revealing to us His primary purpose for mankind on the earth? What else would it mean? What was the earth like at the time of the fall of Adam and Eve? Was it all a beautiful garden or was it a place that needed tending, that needed cultivating, needed man to overcome in partnership with God? Gen 1:28 And God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Be fruitful - 6509. parah, paw-raw'; a prim. root; to bear fruit (lit. or fig.):- -bear, bring forth (fruit), to flourish (be, cause to be, make) fruitful, grow, increase. This will involve bringing creativity into the rest of the earth through work and ideas springing forth out of lives lived in the presence of the God of creation into a world of unrealized potential. 
Multiply - 7235. rabah, raw-baw'; a prim. root; to increase (in whatever respect):--[bring in] abundance (X -antly), a verb meaning to be many or become many; to be abundant. It means to become numerous or great and expresses God’s original mandate for humans to multiply on the earth. Fill the earth (replenish) - 4390. male', maw-lay'; or mala' (Esth. 7 : 5), maw-law'; a prim. root, to fill or to be full of, to complete, to fulfill, to finish, to satisfy:--accomplish, confirm, + consecrate, be at an end, be expired, be fenced, fill, fulfil, (be, become, X draw, give in, go) fully (-ly, -ly set, tale), [over-] flow, fulness, furnish, gather (selves, together), presume, replenish, satisfy, set, space, take a [hand-] full, + have wholly. The term pictures the act of making that which was empty of a particular content, no longer so – rather filling 
Subdue it - 3533. kabash, kaw-bash'; a prim. root; to tread down; to conquer, subjugate, violate:--bring into bondage, force, keep under, subdue, bring into subjection. It means basically to overcome or subdue someone. It is used here to describe God’s mandate to humans to subdue the created order. It is also used of Israel taking the promised land. It is also used of the Lord’s subduing, removing, crushing the iniquities of His people. It is also used of the Lord’s people overcoming their enemies with His help. 
Zechariah 9: 14 Then the LORD...
Rule over - 7287. radah, raw-daw'; a prim. root; to tread down, i.e. subjugate; spec. to have dominion, prevail against, reign, (bear, make to) rule, (-r, over), take. It is related to the exercise of authority by the priesthood. Theologically significant is the use of this word to identify humanity’s God-ordained relationship to the created world around them. What God told Adam it would be like after the fall 
Genesis 3:17 -19 Then to Adam He said, "Because...
 Gen 9  6-7
Luke 4:5-7 And he led Him up...
Matthew 16:18 - 19 And I tell you ...
Luke 10 Followers will tread on all the powers of darkness 
Luke 10:17 - 20 The seventy-two...
Romans 8:18-23
 So what exactly is our role as the people of God since Jesus has defeated the enemy and taken the keys back from him? In living our lives as the people of God’s presence we are to do what God told Adam and Eve in Gen 1:28. We are to take the ground that is not yet overcome or subdued and bring God’s dominion – His triumphant Kingdom.
I think at times I have been intimidated by some of the challenges I see for the Kingdom of God on the earth. I need a bigger view of God. He has solutions to all of the problems that we encounter in our spheres of influence. We are to bring God and His Kingdom, His insight, His wisdom, His ways and His blessing into every inch of our spheres of living. Self, family, work, marketplace, recreation, the 7 mountains of culture – Religion Family Education Government Media Arts & Entertainment Business If we have a testimony of God’s work in our own life, then we must believe that He can do it in another life, and in your family, If God can do it in your family, He can do it in your City, If He can do it in a City, He can do it in a Nation It is all about God getting what He wants in our world. What He called Adam and Eve into was a partnership, an administration, not for them to just go out and figure it out on their own and do what they wanted. No, what God has in mind and what is possible for Him is way beyond what our own thinking and doing are capable of … It starts with being the people of His presence. Getting His heart, wanting what He wants. Moving in dependence on Him only. He can bless whatever is done unto Him.
Rev. 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. 11 They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. 

Spiriitual Warfare Part 3

January 18th, 2015

Spiritual Warfare Part 3                           by Jay Meyer                     January 18, 2015

Passages covered today:
Collosians 2:13
Revelation 2:10
1 John 5:19
1 John 3:8
Matthew 6
Matthew 28
Mark 16
Revelation 12:11
Romans 8:19

Spiritual Warfare Part 2 - Getting In The Game

January 13th, 2015

Spiritual Warfare Part 2                  by Jay Meyer                    January 11, 2015

Bible passages looked at in today's podcast:
Matthew 4 verse 1 - 3
1 Corinthians chapter 10, verse 12
Mark 4 verses 36 - 39
Job 1 verse 19
John 9 verse 44
Revelation 12 verses 7 - 11
Mark 9 verses 17 - 21
Mark 5
Matthew 9
Matthew 8 verse 28
Daniel 10 verses 12 - 14
Ehesians 6 verse 12
Matthew 22 verses 1 - 14

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