Monthly Manna Revelation: June 2021
Apostle Dr. James Brewton
The Ekklesia is the mature, governing body of Christ in the earth to bring heaven, its constitution, its culture to earth. We have a mandate, as Ambassadors for Christ, to release heaven upon the earth. The Ekklesia - the governing body of believers who come together in unity to legislate the Kingdom of God on the earth according to the Word of God – has as its mandate to live the constitution of the kingdom of God on the earth. While the Church is focused on heaven, the Ekklesia is focused on our mandate to be fruitful and multiply and replenish and subdue the earth - to have dominion over all of God’s creatures in the earth (Genesis 1:26-30).
There is a Church mindset and there is a Kingdom mindset. “And He said to them, ‘To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God’” (Mark 4:11).
Sadly, the Church mindset is still one based on religiosity – living under the Old Testament Law, the traditions of the Elders, and legalism – touch not, taste not, handle not.
Therefore, if you died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you subject yourself to legalistic rules? ‘Do not touch!
Do not taste! Do not handle!’ These all are to perish with use and are aligned with the commandments and doctrines of men. These things have indeed a show of wisdom in self-imposed worship and humility and neglecting of the body, but are worthless against the indulgence of the flesh. (Colossians 2: 20-23, emphasis mine)
In the above verses of scripture, it is clearly stated that none of the legalistic rules and doctrines of men have any true merit toward our salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Rules and doctrines of men only have a show of wisdom [in this case, trying to live righteous before God through works of the flesh instead of by the power of an endless life –Jesus Christ], but are powerless to bring the lusts of the flesh under subjection of Holy Spirit; and, which will perish with use. As I so often say in my ministry of the gospel of the Kingdom to the body of Christ, “Y’all work too hard!”
Living the life of the kingdom of God on earth was never meant to be “hard.” Living the kingdom life on earth brings the days of heaven to us here on earth. “That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth” (Deuteronomy 11:21, KJV).
Consider Job 36:11 – “If they obey and serve Him, they will spend their days in prosperity and their years in pleasures.” Consider also Isaiah 1:19 – “If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.”
The Church mindset is so heavily focused on getting to heaven that it doesn’t care very much for the above verses, because they dictate our living life and that more abundantly on earth. The Church mindset is focused on going to heaven were there will be no more pain, crying or death. The Church mindset relegates those believers who adhere to it as orphans and slaves governed by rules, tradition, legalism and a spirit of bondage – all because they are trying to live the life of Christ through the power of their flesh and not by the power of Holy Spirit and the grace of God afforded us through our faith in Jesus’ finished work on the cross at Cavalry.
The Kingdom mindset is focused on influence on the earth. We understand that we are sons, heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ; we are governed by Holy Spirit, who gives us the life of Jesus living in our spirit; we have the spirit of adoption, and we are Holy Spirit-led.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God. For you have not received the spirit of slavery again to fear. But you have received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirits that we are the children of God, and if children, then heirs: heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified with Him. (Romans 8:14-17)
In order to have influence, kings know that kingdoms are always reached from the top to the bottom. The Church, on the other hand, starts from the bottom and tries to reach the top, but that doesn’t work. Church is focused on events and numbers – keeping people attending. Many churches in the United States have large numbers, but they don’t necessarily have any influence among the elite – the powerbrokers - who through Congress legislate according to their personal ambitions and status. We need the Ekklesia. We need kingdom Senators and Representatives in Congress who will not take bribes or compromise for self-promotion and self-aggrandizement, but will legislate based upon the “present truth” of the Word of God. We need believers who are thinking and acting like Ambassadors for Christ in God’s stead (2 Corinthians 5:20)!
Prior to Adam’s and Eve’s fall in the Garden of Eden, God’s will was done on earth as it was in heaven. Their job was to duplicate heaven on the earth, causing the earth to be filled with the same glory as the Kingdom of Heaven. The first Adam lost this kingdom colony, but the Second or Last Adam, Jesus, restored that kingdom to those of us who believe - the heirs of salvation. And at the end of Jesus’ earthly ministry, He gave His disciples the mandate to preach the gospel of the kingdom for a witness to all nations (Matthew 24:14), and as present-day disciples, we are to do the same, for the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea (Habakkuk 2:14).
The body of Christ needs to learn what God’s will is according to the Constitution of the Kingdom – the Word of God – which instructs us as to how things are done from a heavenly perspective. Paul said, “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ” I think that the body of Christ, the Ekklesia, needs to meditate on that! God’s will, His plans and purposes for our lives will lead us more abundantly into the enjoyment of life that Jesus died for us to have – all things richly to enjoy, as we submit ourselves in complete loyalty and devotion to Him as bondservants, who of our own independent will choose to serve Him and say, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
“On earth as it is in heaven” can be realized only by those who possess a mindset based upon an eternal perspective of the Kingdom of God. It is from an eternal perspective that we stay tuned-in to the frequency of heaven!
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