The End Of The Story: All Things Subjected To The Father
What is our walk with God really all about? This message gives us the answer. Paul writes: “Then comes the end, when He (Christ) hands over the kingdom to the God and Father” (I Corinthians 15:24). God promised that His Kingdom would manifest on earth, but how do we get there? It must happen in God’s order, which means that it must happen according to God’s divine order of authority and in a specific, sequential process.
For the Kingdom to manifest, there must be a perfect divine order put in place. Christ is the first fruits (I Corinthians 15:20) because He was made perfect in obedience, and the Kingdom is all about obedience. Christ came with a heart to do the will of the Father. The Father resurrected Him and sat Him at God’s right hand above all other spiritual and natural rulers. In the end, all things will be subject to Christ and then He, in His free will, will give all things over in submission to the Father (I Corinthians 15:28). Right now, however, not all things are in subjection to Christ. In the establishment of the Kingdom, as these principalities and powers are displaced, they must be replaced with a true order in submission to Christ.
We fit into this picture because God will use us to replace the spirits who are disobedient and in rebellion. He uses the base things to confound the wise (I Corinthians 1:27). God is preparing us for this, because we cannot displace these spiritual dominions unless we, in our free wills, are obedient in submission to Christ. In God’s grace, He works this preparation in us.
I bless this to our hearts, and I pray that we have eyes to see what God is doing. His real purpose is bringing us into this process with Him of establishing His rule and reign. Lord, help us with this, and we pray like You taught us that Your Kingdom be established on earth as it is in heaven.
This message titled “The End Of The Story: All Things Subjected To The Father” came at Anuhea, Maui, Hawaii. It will be available at Living Word Publications.