Amos 9:11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
God is building something. We say this is that day when God is raising the tabernacle of David. The tabernacle is a dimension of functionality in the spirit; in Christ. It is a spiritual constitution. Its presence would be visibly effective and operative if it is in a place. It is totally spiritual.
Its presence can either be in an assembly or not. For example, we could have church but not have a healing dimension because the dimension of Christ that brings healing has not been captured. So also, if you come to a house where there is a heightened level of kingdom transaction, you would begin to prosper.
Bishop Idahosa’s eyes were opened to the revelation of a dimension of kingdom prosperity in a time when the church was in poverty. The next day he went to church and shouted that, “Poverty died last night.” He had received a revelation that made him sure of this reality.
In the physical nothing had changed in him but he had obtained a new functionality that was now part of his life. Since he saw that revelation, prosperity broke out of his life – so much that his male pawpaw produces fruits and his chickens lay double yoke eggs. His tithes rose to 90% and even the remaining 10% was more than sufficient to run his life.
What I am doing is that, I am describing functionality as an operation that might be or not be present in a place. Yes all good gifts come from God, but still, you receive what you see, and that is not because God doesn’t want to give the fullness.
Functionality is a system of operations that can be in a place or not.
The tabernacle of David is a functionality. It is a whole economy. It is a realm of transaction in God that ushers in the kingship of God (God reveals himself as King – the things that flow from Him comes from a kingly place).
Our God is a King. He is not a king because He rules over the world or because He has a kingdom. His kingship is not in His function; it is not an activity in Him. His kingship is in His constitution and nativity.
His primal element is that He is king. The whole idea of kingship is because He is a King. The whole idea of government has its roots in God. It is important to talk about God because what you see about Him is what you become!
The tabernacle is a transactional reality of operations amongst us into which God downloads His throne.
Psalms 89:14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face.
The throne sits upon righteousness and justice. They are the fixed place (the immovable place) where you find the throne. If you come into righteousness and begin to function in justice, you would function in certain kingly activities of God that permits you to execute His will.
As children of the kingdom, we find ourselves in a conflict between light and darkness. We live daily in a tension both outside within us. It is either we align with a thought of light or with a dark thought; whether we abide perpetually in the kingdom of light or we visit the kingdom of darkness by veering into places we should not be.
So there is always a tension and its nature is governmental (two governments seeking to control). There’s always something fighting inside of you to take hold of you and express itself. Its in your conduct.
This thing (place) I am describing is not physical but transactional, that is why the Bible says give no place to the devil for you are a servant to whom you obey. If you yield to unrighteousness you put yourself under an administration leading unto death. That thing would master you and it would begin to govern you.
God is Governor! What God wants, is to be the governor of our lives.
Daniel 4:17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
There are spiritual beings called guardians or watchers. They are given to be over certain dimensions of reality. They are the keepers of the books containing the will of God for those places. The angel that has each book knows what it is.
Then there are also princes called the Holy Ones. After Nebuchadnezzar had that dream which was told him and interpreted by Daniel, the heart of a beast was put into him. He suddenly knew how to survive in the wild because the law of the beast was in his tabernacle. Daniel told the king that, the matter was actually the decree of the Watchers and the Holy Ones.
The Most High is not far! He is I am. He rules over the world and has eyes in the earth. Our Father himself is a Guardian, because guardianship originates in him.
In the book of Revelations, He is keeping a book in His right hand and they are asking who can activate what has been coded in it. So when the Lamb comes with authority to open it, one of the elders grants John the permission to see what is in there. He himself knows what is in there because they are the keepers.
The thrones are administration facilities where the will of God is executed upon the earth.
Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Our God is king! He has a throne. Thrones are entities. They are kingly. The throne encompasses:
- a) The right to execute an influence
- b) The wisdom to execute the will
- c) The executive operations to carry out the will
Having a right is not sufficient, you have to need the might but having the might without the right is also not enough.
Thrones and authority can be transferred. The Devil when tempting Jesus in Matthew 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
He was saying, “I will give you all these authorities so as to manipulate how life functions, to influence the conduct of the universe.” There is nothing that is sitting in this universe executing its own will; everything responds to something even the sun is set in a system where its functionality revolves around something.
Jeremiah 10:7 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.
Do you see God as king of the nations? Or do you lose sight that He is King and He has influence? Our duty as a church is to keep our eyes on the fact that He is king and His will can still be done now!
Do not keep your eyes on the boisterous wind. Peter, as long as his eyes was on Jesus walked above situations until he lifts his eyes and sees the wind and then came under a different government; he sank because that reality belongs to that realm!
Learn to keep your eyes on the reality of Christ.
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
“…and the government shall be upon his shoulder:” There was something upon His shoulders called government. So when entering a dimension of sonship, start getting ready for government.
Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
The increase, the expansion (explosion, the capacity to enforce his will) of His government, and His peace (the effect of righteousness) shall not end. The government of God must increase in your life. His staff (authority, what he uses to regulate us) is righteousness.
Psalms 67:4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
It is God’s desire to govern the nations upon the earth.
Psalms 22:28 For the kingdom is the Lord’s : and he is the governor among the nations.
Governors would emerge. Saviours would arise upon Mount Zion. Zion is a place of government. We are called Ecclesia. Ecclesia is those who are called out. Not necessarily called out of the world but rather it is a governmental and legislative people who are called by summons for the purpose of governmental legislative issues.
God has opened a gate of a wider kingdom expression. God is saying, “I want you to pay attention to the kingship dimension because I want to pass a dimension of life from it”. I pray impartation would come to you by these words being spoken; witnesses would come to bring you abilities, authorization, infused knowledge…
Do you know that a whole curriculum can be downloaded in your spirit? Ronald Burke had an encounter in which 2000 scriptures were downloaded in his spirit; they were placed in him by infused knowledge. Who says you have to learn to know? The seven spirits put knowledge and understanding in Jesus when he was a lad, and he confounded doctors of the law. How do you get that?
Look into your life when knowledge is infused and then be excited and celebrate it so that you can open the gates for more knowledge. Do not compare yourself with the ten talent guy, if not, you would just see yourself putting it in the ground. Celebrate your one talent, transact with it and the Lord would give you two.
Isaiah 33:5, 33:22 The Lord is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness. For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us.
Everything in life now is all about righteousness. It is a reality in God upon which every other divine reality emanates. It is the nature of God; His nature is righteousness. It is the standard by which every other thing is judged.
God is a certain way. What God does is vested in what He is. He didn’t see it done anywhere so He does what He is. The kernel, the primal principle, the originating cause of anything is God.
Aristotle speaks about four causes of life. It defines the origin of why things are the way they are and why things happen. Where the primal cause is also the final cause of what God is. There is something that moved God in the very beginning, in that inner universe which is defined as Christ.
Christ is the principle upon which the whole of the universe was created. He is the structure, the intelligence, the why of everything. All things have Christ embedded in them. They may have fallen but when you find the redemptive value in them (that thing God can take to rebuild it), you would find out that they are Christ’.
The spirit of justice which is the spirit of righteousness is precursor to creativity (Melacha) – an inventive creative work in which its effects is in control and government.
God would give wealth to people who can surrender it so that He can pass through it. The money He is giving you is government, influence…and we should be coming there.
The book Harry Potter, is not just literature but a government tool for harvesting the minds of the young unto Satan. That little book has the power to open the gates for evil to come in.
Abilities would break in you! Build into righteousness. There is an entrance into influence. It is time now but you have to go through the right gates. If you are sent by the Holy Spirit launching you from the inside, you would slay the giants!
In 1787, the State Representatives in the U.S.A came together to craft a constitution that would govern them, and for four months, they were crafting it. I found it interesting because of its prophetic sightings
1) It was done in the state of Philadelphia – the love of the brethren
2) They were 55 in number (5 is the no of grace)
3) It was 11 years after the declaration of their independence (11 means new beginning…)
4) One of the people was James Madison who was the 4th President of USA
5) The governmental branches (Executive, Judiciary and Legislative arms) were shaped out of Isaiah 33:22 (For the Lord is our Judge, The Lord is our Lawgiver, The Lord is our King; He will save us).
Nigeria drew our mode of government from this. Some of you would find a strong executive, judiciary or a legislative administration in your life. These are the ways God executes His government. He is bringing these dimension into our space.
That business you are doing is not just business but government. The Father is the lawgiver; Jesus is a judge and the Holy Spirit is the executive dimension; so the throne is also in this order even though they all function as everything, I just broke it down…
The apostolic is an executive dimension of Christ. The capacity to do is being poured upon us. Receive the executive power of the Holy Spirit. There is a wisdom that knows how to administrate, it knows how to connect. That intelligence is a light that shines from somewhere. The original of those things are in God.
We were not created to be saved. That was not in the original picture. When God made man, He blessed them and called their name Adam. The meaning of Adam is:
Aleph – King, government,
Dalet – is a door
Mem – is a following river.
So Adam is the government of a path that leads to the flow of God.
Genesis 1:26-28 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
The intention of creating man was so that he can have dominion.
After our likeness is that, he is like us. That is the meaning of our salvation, but his functionality is in his ability to have dominion. That original intent for man, that dominion mandate, is being released again. Whatever that man does is flowing in the dimension of dominion because the Lord our God is king, He is judge and He is our lawgiver!
When the righteousness of God (the throne) begins to establish itself inside of you, the government of God will begin to grow in your life and kingship will express itself in the earth. You will begin to have influence. You will begin to judge and give new conducts even if you are not aware.
Righteousness is a testimony, the Law of God. The most valuable thing of the Tabernacle is the ark. In the ark, before the promised land were two testimonies of rebellion but when they got to the promised land, God took them away by a supernatural means and all that remained were the tables of stone which is a symbol of righteousness.
You must love righteousness. The Law is a fire called righteousness which is justice. Sin is lawlessness. It is darkness. The law of justice is righteousness! We receive Grace. Thank you Father.
Pastor Ernest Paul