When the LORD turned again
the captivity of Zion,
we were like them that dream. Psalms 126:1
Zion or Jerusalem is the chosen city of God where His people live both spiritually and allegorically. You are in Zion, but you are still a captive. You already have Christ within you if you have accepted Him as your savior, but there are areas within you that need to be brought out of the dungeon. If you aren’t living the supernatural life of conquest and victory that the Bible describes, then you know this is true..
The saddest thing would be for someone to pay the ransom for our lives but for us to never take it. The ransom for our fears and personality issues and the ransom for our flesh or sinful nature. It has already been paid.
The battle and price for our regeneration (trans-formation), has already been won. It is written:
“But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name” Jn. 1:12
It is time for Re-evolution.
Regeneration is the process through which we trade our nature for His. There are two key words in the verse above that are the basis for our regeneration process. The first word is “authority”, which comes from the Greek “Exousia” and is associated with privilege, strength, capacity, competence, liberty, mastery, sovereignty, super-human, authority, right.
The second word is “become” (come into being), which comes from Greek word “Ginomai” and means to cause to be (to gen-erate), to arise, to become.
Please note the verse does not say “He gave them authority to be called”, but it says “He gave them authority so that they would become”
A better translation would be:
“But as many as did receive and welcomed Him, He gave them the power and authority - all the super-human mastery you will need to be generated children of God, that is to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name”
The Kingdom will cause the citizenship of its people to be evolved from glory to glory. It trades your original nature in order to give you its likeness. With the word “Exousia” it is also implied that all the rights that were lost when we left Eden are reinstated. This means that the power is available to do the changes in our lives that we need to do.
Children are “made”, it’s not just a prayer. It’s a formative process where one must learn to let go of the natures that are not suitable for the Kingdom and adopt the natures that belong in the Kingdom. It is important to establish that the Kingdom DNA is one of “light” therefore we are made children of light…
That’s why Christ’s sacrifice it’s so complete. It doesn’t matter where you are or what you have done. We are not here to tame the old corrupted nature - as religion would do. We are here to search, find it and destroy it. To overpower it through this super-human power in order to adopt the God-given DNA. This is what enables you to be whoever your where originally designed to be. Your (bad) actions from the past are on the sea of forgetfulness. What you need is not only new DNA but a new life – Christ died so that you could have a brand new life, and not just any life but His supernatural life.
As a consequence, the kingdom of death and sickness no longer have power to rule your life. The Light and Sonship that were lost in Eden are reinstated.
This deep process of interchanging natures, is better know as being “born again”. The more you allow this Kingdom of Light to conquer areas in your inner self, the more this regeneration process advances in you. Light begins to shine in, through and all around you and calamity becomes a thing of the past.
Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and
discard your old unrenewed self] which characterized
your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt
through lusts and desires that spring from delusion;
And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind
[having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude],
- Eph. 4:22-23 AMP
Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned
after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but
be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your
mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may
prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and
perfect will of God, even the thing which is
good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
- Ro. 12:2 AMP
The [appointed period of] time is fulfilled (completed),and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent (have a change of mind which issues in regret for past sins and in change of conduct for the better) and believe (trust in, rely on, and adhere to) the good news (the Gospel).
Mark 1:15b AMP
The first thing the Kingdom will challenge you in is your way of thinking. “Repent”, on this last verse, comes from the Greek word metanoeo, which means think different, reconsider. Paul in the previous verse (Ro. 12:2) says what he attacks is the nature. He introduces the word “be transformed” and he also includes mind, psique. He even goes further and gives us a truth, that lest we are transformed, we will not fulfill the destiny for which we were sent to planet earth. We cannot, with a carnal nature, undertake the tasks of Light we were called to do.
In the Kingdom our mentality changes. Our thoughts and interests, even our assessment system become different. We no longer operate based on a humanistic love, we operate based on the love of God that is in us and flows towards others. We begin to look after the interests of the Kingdom. In the Kingdom we know that we are part of a greater plan on the earth and that our duty is to protect the portion of the task that has been entrusted to us. That is the God-given dreams He has implanted within us. The moment we adopt this mentality and His nature, we have full supernatural support of heaven in our favor and we bring heaven to earth.
One cannot live both lives at the same time, the old (unrenewed) life and the new one. One must choose one over the other one, each one with their characteristics and repercussions.
We are given the choice to be a slave of the desires of sarx, or the choice of getting acquainted and learning to re-integrate ourselves with the source of Power and therefore be safeguarded. The life of the Spirit will not cause you to fly low; if you are not flying in the heights, then you need to stop and analyze why. Here is where the battle of natures begin. Here is where the battle for our transformation takes place and natures collide.
• Ro. 8:6 “Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever].”
The mind of the flesh will unchain a faster deterioration process, directing the individual’s path towards death. This is because the enemy doesn’t want to take the chance of the individual figuring out his/her true identity. The mind of the Spirit will always foster life and peace.
• Ro 8:7AMP “[That is] because the mind of the flesh [with its carnal thoughts and purposes] is hostile to God, for it does not submit itself to God’s Law; indeed it cannot.”
An un-renewed man/woman is by nature hostile, and does not know the intentions of the Spirit. One thing is to be brave before the enemy but another is to be hostile towards God or towards other people. We were not designed to shine darkness. As a matter of fact, one of the definitions of a “Kingdom Agent”, is an individual who invariably, despite circumstances or surroundings shines light.
• Gal. 5:17a AMP “For the desires of the flesh are opposed to the [Holy] Spirit, and the [desires of the] Spirit are opposed to the flesh (godless human nature); for these are antagonistic to each other [continually withstanding and in conflict with each other], so that you are not free but are prevented from doing what you desire to do.”
• Gal. 5:19-21a AMP “Now the doings (practices) of the flesh are clear (obvious): they are immorality, impurity, indecency, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger (ill temper), selfishness, divisions (dissensions), party spirit (factions, sects with peculiar opinions, heresies), envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
So when we see someone captive of these practices, for instance anger, it is not that they have a “spirit of anger” possessing them or when they have sexual impurity is not that may have a “sexual vice spirit”; they may very well have those, but the ROOT of the problem is not the spirit. The root of the issue is their nature. Sarx is acting as a landing platform for these spirits to be sheltered in a temple that was originally designed to be ruled and regulated by the Spirit of God.
For the people that live in these things, the inheritance of the Kingdom will never be activated. They must change their nature in order to become eligible to receive the goodness of this New Testament.
• Gal. 5:22 “But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]
Remember fruits are external manifestations that give witness of the internal nature that posses’ and regulates the individual.
As one could see, one of our greatest enemies is not just satan for he was already overcome at the cross. One of the greatest enemies is oneself and the nature living within, the nature that the enemy subtlely left behind in order to sabotage us. All we have to do is detect and dismantle it.
Unless you conquer yourself and these natures, you run the risk of being conquered by them. That is if you don’t kill the old (unrenewed) man, it will end up killing you…
And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because
we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a
mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being
transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing
splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for
this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.
2 Co. 3:18 AMP
After being before the Presence of the King, one cannot be the same, ever again. I dare to say that God is visiting your life today with this information and He is giving revelatory knowledge that has been lying there all the time, but now it is time to be unveiled before you. All of this with the final goal of establishing His Kingdom permanently in your life and heart in order for you to never again be the same.
This is a climax point in which through exousia and giomani we eradicate the former nature satanic nature that was in mankind and we conquer and inherit the Kingdom nature.
It is hard to go against the current. We had been trained for years to think and to walk in certain way; we have lived, developed, operated, conducted ourselves in certain nature. It is here where your decide to walk to the unknown, to walk towards your Father’s domain, to fully adopt His fatherhood and to take your place in His family…
How difficult will it be adopt this new nature? Not difficult at all, this is the nature that your were originally designed to possess.
Now having established the threshold of access to the Kingdom, our journey begins to what we call the eternal ways and the mystical secrets of the Kingdom. From this point on, the information that has been kept for years is unveiled.
For once you were darkness, but now you are
light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [lead the
lives of those native-born to the Light].
Eph 5:8 AMP