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1Pe 2:9 But ye are a chosen (eclectos favorite, selected) generation, a royal (basilios kingly in nature) priesthood, an holy (blameless, religious, pure) nation, (ethnos, race, a foreign tribe, of the same habit) a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth (exangello- bring a message of celebration, to publish, to tell) the praises (His virtues excellincies such as mercy, grace, benefits healing etc.) of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: There is privilege and destiny for true beleivers. • The J.B. Philips translation of Romans 12: 2 puts it this way: “Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold”. We are not to be like soft putty in the hands of this world’s culture, this world’s politics, or this world’s lifestyle. Rather, we are to be God’s instruments of change to bring the kingdoms of this world into alignment with the kingdom of God. • In fact, I believe that that is our primary calling and the sole reason for our being – to be those who help expand and build up the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God • Now why is that so important? Well for a number of reasons – but let me just briefly share 3 with you. 1. Jesus made it the #1 priority in all his teaching and preaching. All His parables, all His messages were focused on life in the Kingdom. Wherever people were healed, forgiven and delivered from the power of sin and the devil, there the Kingdom came. 2. Secondly, Jesus told us to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all the other necessities and requirements of life – what we would eat, what we would drink, what we would wear, etc. would be added to us. How often have we not put the cart before the horse – seeking first all those other things – and then if we had a little time over, doing something for God. And we wonder how come the Kingdom seems so long in coming.

Genesis 1:28. they just don’t realize that God has equipped us to do it. have dominion over the fish of the sea.’’ God told Adam to subdue and also to have dominion over all the Earth. nor angels nor principalities nor powers. He called us to be conquerors and to walk in victory over every adversity. The third reason why it is so important for us is because in a world filled with so much bad news.\ We are not just conquerors (nikao) we are much more. this is not what God called us to be. and over every living thing that moves on the earth. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life. and not just in the New Testament. nor things present nor things to come. fill the earth and subdue it. . Adam was given great authority. WOW. shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. It started in the garden of Eden. we are pre-eminently victorious.. nor height nor depth. We are to walk in the victory that has been bought for us. this is a recurring theme through the whole Bible. The Greek Word for conqueror here is hupernikao." i. and God said to them. This may come as a revelation to many Christians. He had the legal rights to this planet.. we are super conquerors (hupernikao). "Be fruitful and multiply. "we are hyper-conquerors. Vines New Testament dictionary says that hupernikao is to gain a surpassing victory. Many Christians pray and ask God to please take away the problems of life. The Word of God has a lot to say about this. yet he gave those rights over to Satan. nor any other created thing.3/27/2013 CALLED TO RULE 2 3.e. over the birds of the air. Then God blessed them. we need to hear and focus on the Good News of the Kingdom as frequently as possible Romans 8:37-39. Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. lit. but we are not supposed to be punching bags for the devil.

For this purpose the Son of God was manifested. To overcome every adversity that Satan throws our way. 1 John 3:8. This is the whole purpose of being a conqueror. that we were able to receive back what was originally given to Adam. We have been called to walk as children of God and to walk in the authority Jesus has given to us. I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions. We are not talking about conquering land masses but the physical and spiritual oppression of the enemy. Jesus has restored the authority that Adam lost in the garden of Eden. that He might destroy the works of the devil. We would just be inhabititors. He who sins is of the devil. but many believers are ignorant of the authority that they truly have. for the devil has sinned from the beginning. This is the message we carry. we have been given the message of reconciliation to God. He called us to conquer. to destroy the works of the devil. If there was no enemy there would be no conquerors. We have to receive the revelation of God’s Word and realize that beggars and paupers are not conquerors!!! This is just exactly what we are called to do. to subdue the Earth and have dominion over it. this authority was legally purchased back and given to us. and over all the power of the enemy. . He transferred His authority to us. We would have nothing to conquer. Jesus has commissioned us to carry on the work in His name. Jesus. Jesus said… Luke 10:19 "Behold. and it is our job to share this good news with the world. We have to learn to walk in this authority by exercising our faith in the Word of God.3/27/2013 CALLED TO RULE 3 It was not until the second Adam. This is not just for our benefit but for the benefit of the whole world. and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

and we have to declare the year of jubilee is here. 2 Corinthians 5:18-21. and we are the ones sent to declare the freedom in Jesus Christ. that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. We have to declare Jesus can heal broken hearts. and to also take this message to others. who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ. as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf. that is. now!!!!!! If you have never thought about yourself like a super conqueror then I would like to for you to take stock and begin to see yourself through the eyes of God’s Word. . Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ. be reconciled to God. that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself. Amen. and to liberate the oppressed. This is truly the good news of the Gospel. but it does us no good if we will not learn to walk in it. not imputing their trespasses to them. recover sight for the blind. deliver the captives. Now all things are of God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us.3/27/2013 CALLED TO RULE 4 This authority has been given to us by the Lord Jesus Christ.