GOD THE RULER VS. GOD THE FATHER
There is a spiritual battle taking place all around us in the realm that we can’t see with our physical eyes, but it is raging. The fight isn’t over us or our souls it’s a fight to discredit God and to make Him out to be what he’s not.
Our enemy is cunning using tactics that we could never predict. He convinces us, even me, that the fight is superficial by eroding prayer in schools or preventing a boy from wearing a Jesus shirt. But it is the distraction from his real purpose.
His real agenda is to push Christians back under the covenant of the law where God is “ruler” over our lives. If God is a ruler and not a Father, then we lose the one thing that Jesus died for, a relationship with God; but this isn’t what God wants because in 2 Corinthians 3:7 the Old Covenant of the Law of Moses was called the ministry of death:
7 But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away,
The enemy is putting Christians back under the ministry of sin and death so that they feel condemned by God, when in fact it is he, the accuser of the brethren, who is their condemner. When the enemy can keep us under the law, then he can also enforce its curse, but under the Covenant of Grace he has no power.
God is no longer our ‘ruler’ but because of Jesus sacrifice on the cross He has adopted us as His children and we receive full benefits of being the Kings heirs. It says in Galatians 4: 4 But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law.5 God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.t6 And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.”
7 Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.
Our reality is who we are in Christ, the heirs of the Father through Abraham. Would a good king not give everything his children needed to them? Of course he would, and now that we are heirs to the King of kings wouldn’t our Father do the same for us? Yes, so when we know who we are, we’ll begin to act accordingly and the enemy will lose his influence in our lives.
Keep focused on Jesus and remember that as Christ is in heaven, so are we in this world. Christ isn’t cursed, bound by the law, He doesn’t want for anything because He has all He needs, He isn’t sick or dying, He is perfection.
So, right now, put your worries down, your fears and your needs because they’ve already been granted to you through Christ. Now is a time to receive all that is already ours by resting in Christ.
I pray today that blessing overwhelm you today. That wherever you look you’re able to find God’s goodness and that His face shines into your life today in Jesus Name. Amen!