Throughout the church one cry has uniformly echoed from the hearts of Gods people— Send us Your Power! Without controversy, it is much needed. We will not attain our high calling and prophetic destiny without His Empowering Presence. However, Isaiah 11:2 provides an enlightening clue to the release of the Spirit of Might and Power. It is the accompanying Spirit of Counsel from the heart of the Lord providing a message of preparation for this great release.

In His admonition to this generation, the Lord gives divine counsel. His advise to us is to buy of Him gold refined by fire that we may become rich and white garments that the shame of our nakedness would not be revealed. He further instructs us to receive His eye salve that our eyes would be illumined to see the unseen.

By meticulously following the Spirit of Counsel…the Spirit of Power and Might is dispersed to equip us as “overcomers” and qualify us to sit with Him on His throne as He overcame and sat with His Father on His throne. It is in this place that the Bride of Christ will emerge as Priests and Kings to appropriate the Lord’s victory in the heavens and on earth.

Rev 3:18-21— I advise you to buy from me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and {that} the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

PRIESTS AND KINGS

Rev 5:9-10— And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, And have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth.”

The administration of the Priestly ministry equips and enables us to relate and affect the heavenly realm through worship, intimacy and relationship with the Lord. This divine office allows us to enter His sanctuary and draw near to His table and minister to Him by offering the sacrifices of praise, worship, intercession and mutual exchange. (Ezekiel 44:14-16)

The administration of the Kingly ministry provides spiritual authority that allows us to relate to and influence the earthly realm as overcomers and delegate His victory and dominion achieved in His death and resurrection. Each of these Ministries or divine offices has a specific function and related sphere of authority.

SPIRIT OF COUNSEL AND MIGHT

There is presently a message of preparation through the Spirit of Counsel for those whom the Lord is grooming to function in a governmental role releasing the Spirit of Might and Power to bring judgment and Dominion in the earth through His delegated authority. This will be the establishing of His Kingdom. We must seek first the Kingdom of Heaven, which is both Word and Power expressed through— living stones, [who] are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1 Pet 2:5)

This is in contrast to the prevailing thought of some that we are strictly going to be “caught up” and experience the kingdom only in heaven. The present work of grooming and training will precede “the catching away” and relates to our being empowered to rule in the earth delegating the Lord’s victory on the earth before leaving the earthly realm. We shall taste “the good Word of God and the Power of the age to come” on this side of heaven as the Lord’s enemies are subdued and put under His feet. Then the Lord can come for His bride without spot or wrinkle and the restoration of all things is accomplished. (Acts 3:21)

REIGNING ON EARTH

Revelations 5:10 points out that we shall reign on the earth. Naturally, this points to the Millennial Kingdom. However, to be ready for this great purpose, there is a present “ruling” or overcoming in our lives being appropriated and manifested before we enter into the fullness of the Millennial Kingdom.

For this function to be fulfilled, we must become the habitation of God and His dwelling place— not merely moving through us, but RESTING IN US. This presents us in our Priestly ministry. Then, as we begin to appropriate spiritual dominion and rule throughout the nation’s, we operate in our kingly ministry.

THE GIANTS OF THE LAND

The enemies that inhabit this “promised land” are the strongholds and dominions that exist in our soul that must be overcome through the appropriation of the blood of Christ and His victory. These enemies are too great for us in our own strength, just as the inhabitants of the promised land were too great for Israel to defeat without the Lord’s supernatural intervention.

Although 10 of the spies returned with evil reports, it remained the decision of the people to choose which report they believed. They could have chosen to believe the faithful report of Joshua and Caleb. In so doing, they would have experienced the great power of “Captain of the Lord’s Host” and enjoyed the fullness of their promise. So is it with us today. Although the strongholds and worldliness in us seems insurmountable, the Lord has pledged in His word that we have the precious and magnificent promises by which we can become partakers of the divine nature and escape the corruption of this world and it’s lusts. (2 Peter 1:4) Our part is in yielding to the Holy Spirit and allowing this work to be realized.

THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM

For us to be ambassadors for Christ and His representation on the earth, we must be trustworthy stewards of the power and authority that accompanies the “keys of the Kingdom”. This can be achieved only as we share in the Lord’s nature and character, overcoming the corruption that presently exists in our soul. As we allow the Holy Spirit to reveal and extract the seeds of corruption, it will produce the necessary character and divine attributes that will make us candidates to be, not only called, but also chosen and sent. That is the message His voice is proclaiming as he stands at the door of our hearts and knocks, searching for those who will open to Him and dine.

TOKENS OF THIS REALITY

The Lord has given to us “tokens” of this reality through individuals who have crossed over as spies and returned with the fruit of this land and shared it with the body of Christ. These individuals have been “prototypes” of an entire company of people who are to function in this governmental role equipped with the “keys of the Kingdom” tasting the good word of God and the power of the age to come. Some have already lived their life of victory and entered their reward, such as John G. Lake. (We have other articles addressing the life and example bro. Lake) Others are presently emerging having tasted of this reality.

Even while we were in a prophetic conference in Kelowna Canada, a precious sister who is a missionary to Mozambique, participated in the conference with us. As she shared her heart with us and the experiences she has had with the Lord in recent days as he pruned and prepared her, the Holy Spirit spoke to me and revealed that she was likened to one of the spies who ventured over into the promise and returned with portions of the fruit of the land. As she shared her report, it remained up to the people to choose to believe or reject the report.

Her message was likewise one of preparation as she disclosed how the Lord “glued” her to the floor for seven days and seven nights, moving upon and through her with waves of His Spirit revealing areas and issues that were contrary to His nature. Much took place during this season, but the end result was the death to self and selfish motives and agendas and the embracing of His Spirit as a dwelling place allowing total Dominion in her Spirit, soul, and body according to 1 Thessalonians 5:23. Tremendous miracles, signs and wonders began to emerge in her ministry with countless reports of healings and even creative miracles as sight was restored, lame limbs given strength and cancers healed.

CROSSING OVER TO THE PROMISE

This is our promise and this is our destiny as the dawning of a new day continues to ascend to the spiritual heights from which the Priests and Kings will become apparent. From this sacred place these anointed vessels will begin to function in their governmental role and appropriate the Lord’s great victory. Let us give ear to the Spirit of Counsel preceding the release of the Spirit of Might and Power.