March 1st, 2015 – Encounter With The Power Of The World To Come By Bishop David Oyedepo
Welcome to the third month of the year.Recognize that this is our year of Heaven On Earth, which simply connotes experiencing the realities of heaven in the now. That means whatever is not obtainable in heaven, the throne of God, is not permitted to be found in and around us (Revelation 21:1-4; 22:3-5).
We must realize that God is set to launch us into realms of unending exploits and breakthroughs. Therefore, all through 2015, no one shall doubt the reality of Heaven On Earth in our lives!
It is written: And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come (Hebrews 6:5).’The power of the world to come’ is a divine enabling to live a heavenly lifestyle in the now. While on earth, Jesus portrayed the splendour of heaven and as believers, we are to depict same to the world.That means we are to operate at the same level of command as Christ.Jesus said:Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father (John 14:12).
The’power of the world to come’ is also the conferment of supernatural dominion over all life situations and circumstances upon the saints. That is, having it as desired in spite of the enemy (Psalm 110:1-3; Daniel 4:26). However, we must understand that we cannot operate in the realm of the ‘world to come’ except we are empowered. As it is written:But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God… (John 1:12).
What Are The Characteristics Of The ‘World To Come’?
- It is a sin-free world: When we are endued with the ‘power of the world to come’, our dominion over sin is established. As it is written: And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein (Isaiah 35:8; see also Revelation 21:27).It is also written: For sin shall not have dominion over you… (Romans 6:14).
We must understand that when our dominion over sin is established, living, thinking, speaking and acting rightly becomes our natural lifestyle. For instance, Daniel operated in the realm of the ‘power of the world to come’. His accuserscould not find anything against him, except against the law of his God, (Daniel 6:1-4).
- It is a sickness-free world: Heaven on Earth is a state of no pain, sorrow, crying, or death. The Bible says: God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away (Revelation 21:4).
When Jesus’ disciples were with Him, none of them was reported sick, because they lived in the realm of Heaven on Earth. Thus, when we are endued with the power of the world to come, we are conferred with dominion over sicknesses and diseases (Psalm 105:37; Matthew 10:1).
- Every day is Christmas in heaven: The ‘world to come’ is a concern-free world and the ‘power of the world to come’ empower us to experience Christmas daily. It is written: And there shall be no night there… (Revelation 22:5).’Night season’ connotes weeping, stagnation, etc and the Bible says: …Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning (Psalms 30:5).
However, it is also written: Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation (Psalms 68:19; see also Proverbs 4:18; Psalm 23:6).Salvation entitles us to daily loads of blessings and that means we are ordained to enjoy Christmas daily.
Friend, the power to access the above is the heritage of those saved. You get saved by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. You can be saved right now as you say this prayer: “Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious blood. Today, I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now I know I am born again!” I will continue this teaching next week.
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