Lesson #220 The Leaven of the Kingdom

Creation waits for the manifestation of the sons of God (Romans 8:19). It tasted the first fruits of that when the Spirit initially came upon men (Acts 2:4, Romans 8:22). The enemy had centuries of relative success, but now,
some children of the kingdom are accepting the initiation as maturing men and women of God to turn the tables on
the enemy for the prosperity of the family (Heb 5:14, 3 John 1:2). The Spirit of God; the Yeast or Leaven of the
Kingdom, will cause the whole body of Christ to rise (Matt 13:33, John 6:35, 12:32).
These are they; that don’t just live in the Spirit, being born again, crawling around letting anybody feed them (Luke 11:23, Eph 4:14), but are walking tall in the Spirit (Gal 5:25), hungry for direction to set the captives free (Luke 4:18, 2 Tim 2:24-26). These are they; who received power to become sons and reached into the realm of God and brought the desire of heaven to the earth (John 1:12, 1 Thess. 1:5). To them, the Word is not just good information, but internal revelation (Mark 4:11). They don’t warm seats, but give spiritual treats (James 1:22). They don’t accuse and point, but pray and anoint (James 5:14).

Paul prayed that we receive the revelation (Eph 1:17), of the full extent of the power working in us (Eph 1:19), that
we are filled with His power (Eph 3:16), and His fullness floods through our entire beings (Eph 3:19). When we
realize the heavenly identity and authority that’s already in us, and we learn how to deliver it, we have success by
faith (Rom 8:9, 1 John 2:13). We stop praying for God to release His power, to visit us, to give us things (like some
of the old testament prayers) and grow into knowing that He’s already provided these things for us (Eph 1:3, 1
John 3:8), and respond in faith, thanksgiving and unshakable expectancy for manifestation (Mark 11:22, 1 Thess 5:18, Col 1:26).

We resist the devil’s insistence that our commands mean nothing and take captive every thought that the flesh
wars against us (2 Cor 10:5, James 4:7). Our prayer life and right believing matures (1 Thess 5:17). When we
finish a prayer or command with ‘in the name of Jesus’ we go from thinking; maybe it will happen, God is in control
so it’s up to Him, I hope I’ve been good enough, to thinking; It’s a done deal, I already have this, It’s already been
provided for, I am the righteousness of God and I speak on His behalf with his permission. We began agreeing
more with the Word than temporary circumstances (2 Cor 4:18). Even if our bodies are under attack, our
confession is in agreement with the Word and what is promised in the spirit realm (Matt 18:19, Acts 15:8, 1 Peter 2:24).

Any delay period, which is the precious trial of our faith (1 Pet 1:7), may have tempted us to lose confidence before (Heb 10:35), but our spirit is always in tune with God to remind us of the victory is already ours (2 Cor 2:14, 1 John 2:20). Our focus should be consistently on things above (Col 3:1-3). The good news, is that ‘the above’ is in us (Eph 2:6, Col 1:27), ready to rise in action when we speak the life of God into this realm inspired by the Spirit (Mark 16:20).

Bread that has risen gives a better taste than dough (Luke 13:20, 21, 1 Cor 15:14). The unity and miracles in the
body of Christ will see many more people on the bandwagon. The charismatic movement that was once outside the traditional church is pouring into the mainstream (John 6:2, Acts 8:6). Even before, when people feared death and put on bondage more than boldness (Heb 2:15 Acts 4:29, Eph 3:12), there will be no persecution that will be able to stop the Leaven of the Kingdom! In the very near future, there will be none who lacks, as the bride prepares herself by the unction and flow of the Spirit (Acts 4:34, Rev 19:7). We are rising!