What really is happening on planet Earth? Why this great upsurge of evil? Behind it all is a spiritual battle destined to climax at the end of the age. Back at the dawn of Biblical history God promised that the Seed of the woman would crush the Serpent’s head. Later God chose a man called Abraham through whom the promised Seed would come. He said to Abraham “Thy Seed shall possess the gate of his enemies” [Genesis 22:17] The Seed is one but many – a plural one.
Abraham had physical seed through Isaac [Genesis 21:12] and spiritual Seed through Christ. [Galatians 3:16, 3:29]
To Abraham’s natural seed God gave an inheritance – The Promised Land, Canaan. To Abraham’s spiritual Seed He gave the Earth.
“For the promise that he would be heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.” [Romans 4:13]
Those who are Abraham’s Seed through faith in Christ are heirs to the Earth. The Promised Land Canaan is described as a ‘good land, flowing with milk and honey’: However it was occupied by enemy strongholds. Israel had to dispossess the enemy and occupy the Land for the Kingdom of God. ] Likewise our Earth is under the sway of the wicked one [1 John 5:19] and is over-run by enemy strongholds. God’s will is that His Kingdom should come on Earth as it is in heaven. That, for us, is the Promised Land.
God redeemed Israel from bondage through the blood of the Passover Lamb. He commissioned them to possess the Land and establish the Kingdom He equipped them at Sinai for the task. They spent many years in the wilderness because they didn’t believe that they could overcome the enemy, but a generation arose which finally went in, brought down the strongholds and overcame the enemy. At the borders of the Land they were met by the hosts of heaven waiting to do battle with them. Eventually Solomon, Son of David sat on the throne and the Kingdom was established.
All of this is a type [or a picture or a Map] for the spiritual Seed of Abraham. This is the Seed which shall ‘possess the gate of his enemies’. The Promised Land is ours but we have to possess it. We have been set free by the Blood of Jesus our Passover Lamb and given the Spirit to equip us to fulfil the commission to make all the nations Jesus disciples, i.e. possess the Earth for the Kingdom.
We can do it! God is with us, the hosts of heaven are waiting to do battle with us. We can overcome the enemy and reclaim the Earth for God. It is a spiritual battle against principalities and powers and spiritual wickedness in the spiritual realm. We can overcome ‘through the Blood of the Lamb, the word of our testimony [our faith confession] and through total commitment to the task. The end result will be the Kingdom of God on Earth as it is in Heaven with King Jesus, Son of David on the throne. This is what God has been working toward since the Fall. The Cross has legally reversed the Curse. Jesus has “reconciled all things to God, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross [Colossians 1:20]; but it is a Victory which has to be enforced. Creation is groaning, waiting for that day because then it will be delivered from corruption and restored as it was before the Fall. [Romans 8:19-22]
In Revelation 12 we see the birth of the Overcomers – the woman travailing in birth; the Dragon standing by waiting to devour the Child. Always when a Deliverer is about to be born, Satan tries to prevent it by attacking that generation and there is a’ slaughter of the innocents’, as in the case of Moses and Jesus. That’s why there is a great upsurge in abortion these days because Satan knows that the generation of Overcomers is being born.
The Manchild is ‘caught up to the throne’ – He rises up in Kingdom authority, and is joined in battle by the hosts of heaven. The Accuser is cast down from the place of authority which, since the Cross, he has occupied illegally. The Devil has great wrath because he knows that he has a short time so he persecutes the ‘woman who gave birth to the male Child.’ She is the people of faith of all ages from the time the promise was given in Eden. Sarah, Abraham’s wife, is an Old Testament type of this woman – renewed, made beautiful and fruitful in old age.
Israel is a sign for us. As the modern day nation battles for possession of the Land and is pressured to give ground, so the Church is under attack and pressured to give way on the precious Kingdom truths contained in the Word of God. The enemy hates those ‘who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.’ [Revelation 12:17]. The battle for Israel began in Rebekah’s womb as the twins she was expecting battled for supremacy; [Genesis 25:21-23] and continues to this day between their descendants. God has promised;
“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me.”[ Isaiah 54:17]
Abraham’s Seed, both physical and spiritual will prevail. Jesus said “I will build My Church and the gates of hell will not prevail [stand] against it.” The Church is destined to destroy hell’s grip on the earth and possess it for the Kingdom
This is a brief and rather sketchy summary of the Biblical truths which are behind the battle which is being played out before our eyes now. It is a battle which we can and must win. I invite you to read my books for a fuller understanding of this end time conflict. I am not out to make money from their sale, but to share what I believe are vital truths which the Holy Spirit gave for the people of God. The books are “The Other Bible Code” and “End Time Insights.” They are available from most bookstores online and also from me.
“And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
be with you. Amen” [Romans 16:20]
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