Demonic spirits have teaching ministries. Some are coming to the possibility that before the Second Coming of Christ the gospel of the Kingdom will be victorious throughout the entire world. The Cross is the most preached about ministry of Christ, but he was also the Restoring King. Jesus not only came as the Lamb of God but also the Last Adam. As the Last Adam, Christ revealed how to manifest His Kingdom through the power of the Holy Ghost. He said, “If I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.”
Scripture teaches Jesus came to “seek and to save that which was lost.”That which was lost was the Kingdom of God. It’s not lost anymore. Jesus said the Kingdom of God is within you. At salvation, man received a new nature. That new nature desires to please Christ and continue the advancement of the Kingdom.
Two-Fold Ministry of Jesus
Christ was sent into the world with two profound ministries, one as the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world and the other as Restoring King. The ministry of the Lamb of God to atone for sin is finished and the ministry of the Restoring King is not.
Just as Christ and the Holy Spirit were sent into this world with a purpose so are you. As a sent one you are equipped by the Word of God, the five-fold ascension gifts of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, gifted and anointed by the Holy Spirit to invade, occupy and influence the world, in other words to make a difference with your life.
The Genesis mandate is your assignment to “be fruitful, multiply, replenish the earth, subdue it and have dominion.” Dominion is accomplished in the lifestyle of remnant believers. The remnants are those that believe the earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof. They believe the Kingdom of God is ever expanding and unstoppable. Remnants see themselves anointed vessels called to carry the culture of the Kingdom of God into every aspect of society.
Remnants reflect the kingship nature of Adam before his fall. Adam was a king. He betrayed God and lost his kingship. Where the first Adam failed the last Adam was victorious. Today salvation guarantees that man can achieve his original mandate to subdue and exercise dominion “under God” and over the world.
Battling Teaching Spirits
There are many kinds of wars. There are civil, religious, class and the highest of all, spiritual wars.
Paul wrote, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds” (2 Corinthians 10:4).
Strongholds are fortified defensive structures. These structures are fortified belief systems known as kingdoms. Christians are in a spiritual war for dominion, kingdom against kingdom, culture against culture, values against values, truth against lies, and light against darkness. Christian values are being assaulted daily and must be upheld in every generation.
Demon spirits attack Christian values by teaching. They have wiles, seductions, philosophies, beliefs, values, and worldviews. They pass these on to men that pass them on to others. When we pull back the curtain we understand the true warfare is the battle against God fueled by the hatred of Satan. Nevertheless, we are more than conquers through Christ that strengthens us. Without Christ, none can be free and without His overcoming word the chains of tyranny could not be broken. Christ, however, is our source and we should never look to men as the staff of our hope but unto Christ as author and finisher of our faith.
The apostolic restoration of the Church of Christ is awakening to the responsibility of equipping and empowering every believer to join the battle for liberty. Christ has certain expectations of his followers. Not only is Christ your savior but he is also the one that sets standards for citizenship in His kingdom. Those standards are Kingdom principles that lead to liberty. As liberty appears the Kingdom of God manifests. Liberty is freedom to choose. Liberty is the road to dominion.
Jesus said, “The time is fulfilled and the Kingdom of heaven is at hand. Repent ye and believe the Gospel.” In this declaration, we discover Christ announcement of a Kingdom movement and launching of the greatest revolution of all time. You are part of that kingdom revolution. You are destined for dominion.
(c) Apostle Jonas Clark