While I should hope to exhaust the subject at hand in one writing, personal experience has proven otherwise. So please be patient as I submit successive writings of bite-sized proportion on this most intriguing revelation of Christ's Kingdom. The divide between the Old Testament and the New Testament is understood in how the authority and subsequent power of Yahweh's spiritual authority is managed in the natural realm we call earth. In the Old Testament, all authority and power had to come from without, externally. Consequently, prayer was a major practice for those within the Old covenant culture due to the dynamic of its economy - the exchange of goods and services.
For those who have entered into the New covenant culture by Yahweh's gift and your faith in Yahshua's finished work of salvation, the authority and power of the Christ's Kingdom is inherent within you by the presence and ministry of the Holy Spirit. As evidenced at the beginning of creation, Genesis 1:2, the Spirit exists in anticipation of Yahweh's Word to bring His spiritual desire in the heavens into a physical reality on the earth. Once man was created, he was uniquely inserted into the equation as a variable to connect the spoken Word of Yahweh to the Spirit of Yahweh Who brings the Word into reality.
This revelation of the Kingdom, as it existed in the garden and was redeemed by Christ for those who accept Yahshua by grace and faith, reveals three mind-changing truths of the Kingdom:
- The only resource Yahweh has for you is His Word!
- Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24, 26-31; 2:1-3
- John 1:1-18
- Romans 10:8-18
- Hebrews 1:1-3
- Yahweh's Word is spiritual!
- John 4:20-24
- John 6:53-68
- John 17:6-21
- The spiritual realm (revelation) is more real than the natural realm (circumstances).
- 1 Corinthians 2:9-16
- Hebrews 11:3
- John 3:1-16
- Romans 4:17
Subsequently, Old Testament prayer in the form of begging Yahweh to address every matter that is beyond man's ability to control, is changed to an internal, spiritual revelation of the Father's heart and mind so that man can rightfully take his place in the earth as empowered stewards - declaring and decreeing by divine direction of the Spirit within the Believer who operates by Yahweh's grace and your released faith.
This brings us to a transitional place as we prepare to address the territorial jurisdiction, or metron, by which you lawfully rule and reign without trespassing as a proton.