As the people of God assemble today may they assemble as a governing body. When we assemble as a governing body (ekklesia), there is a synergy created by the power of the Holy Spirit that brings us into the functioning of our destiny. If Jesus did not think that it would work, He would have never ascended to the right hand of the Father. He has, therefore, sent the Holy Spirit with the authority and the power of heaven to bring heaven to earth (Jn.16:7). Heb.10:25, TPT — “This is not the time to pull away and neglect meeting together, as some have formed the habit of doing, because we need each other! In fact, we should come together even more frequently, eager to encourage and urge each other onward as we anticipate that day dawning.”
We are celebrating Reformation Day! On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the Wittenberg Church door in Germany. What had been covered over by centuries of profitable and manipulative tradition, was exposed and the truth of God’s Word, the Gospel of salvation by grace (Eph.2:8), was made known. There is ONE Mediator between God and man, not a Mediator plus someone or some religious/ecclesiastical system (Heb.10:10). That Mediator, JESUS, alone was appointed by God to make atonement for the sins of men by His death. His atonement alone gives only Him authorization to be our Intercessor with God in our behalf. All persons (no matter race or creed) are to go directly to that Intercessor JESUS (Heb.7:25) and trust only in this Mediator alone. “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1Tim.2:5).
The shift from where we are to the manifestation of the declared word will likely include, what appears to us to be, chaos. Yet, in spite of the appearances of the present, we must fully, faithfully and without fail contend for the word of the Lord. (Heb.10:23)
How do I “take the land?” According to the example in the book of Deuteronomy, Israel took the land by dispossessing the enemy. Discouragement, fear of failure or rejection and doubts of others are all enemies of promise. Displace those enemies with truth out of your own mouth. “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess.” (Heb.10:23)
As the people of God assemble today (Heb.10:25;Eph.4:16) may they pray for one another and encourage one another to live according to the Spirit and not according to the flesh. May each see in the other the value they have by the enabling of Holy Spirit to cause them to overcome in Christ Jesus. May each one, through the Spirit, mortify the deeds of the body that he might live and encourage others to live. “So don’t you see that we don’t owe this old do-it-yourself life one red cent. There’s nothing in it for us, nothing at all. The best thing to do is give it a decent burial and get on with your new life. God’s Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go!” (Rom.8:12-14, Msg)