Overcoming – Ruling During The Thousand Years

This post discusses many of the passages on ruling with Christs iron rod and crushing the clay pots. Ruling With Christ

Ps 2:6-12 says the sons of the Lord are given the nations as their inheritance breaking them with an iron rod[shepherd’s club], smashing them like clay pots. The rulers of the earth [true Christ seekers] are then warned to act wisely serving the Lord with reverent fear, rejoicing with trembling submitting to Jesus or they will be destroyed in the midst of their activity!! The literal translations say lest they perish from the way or lose their way.

So if we, after finding the way of truth stop reverently fearing the Lord, stop rejoicing with trembling, and stop submitting to Jesus the we have lost our way and will be destroyed in the midst of our activity. This does not say we will be removed from the earth, but we will be disqualified! This is what is happening at today’s churches. The Preachers and many [if not most of their followers] no longer act wisely serving the Lord with reverent fear and rejoicing with trembling. They scoff at his power and Deny God By The Way They Live

Revelations tells us that we overcome by not loving our lives unto death, by the blood of the Lamb, and by our testimony. Let’s dig into this passage.

KJV Rev 12:1And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

2And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

3And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

4And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

5And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

6And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

7And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

8And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

10And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

11And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

12Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

13And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

14And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

15And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

16And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

17And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

This chapter describes our lives here on earth, this life of tribulation. Those who can humble themselves and hear the still small voice, obeying and offering their lives as a living holy sacrifice are the woman in vs 14. They are the ones that keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Vs 11 spells out the way we overcome the devil and his followers. We overcome by the blood of the lamb, by the word of our testimony and by not loving our lives unto death. Let’s dig into each of these separately.

Overcoming by the blood of the lamb is simply living the new covenant life, living in Christ. If we can offer our lives as a living holy sacrifice, turning from deliberate sin and seeking and following the Holy Spirit, we are living in Christ.

Overcoming by the word of our testimony simply means that rather than relying on wise sounding preaching [or any other method], our primary emphasis to lead others to Christ is our testimony – simply relating what the Holy Spirit has said and is currently saying to us! This approach will yield the true fruit of the Spirit, turning others from their selfishness and evil ways, enabling them to live in the Spirit.

Overcoming by not loving our lives unto death is not shrinking back when threatened with death, remaining firmly in our attachment to our Saviour, and our testimony to the truth. This is simply a deep level of devotion to the truth, to God.

Dear God,

Please help us to overcome, to rule with you, to trample underfoot the devil and his henchmen, to boldly live out this new covenant life, living our lives as holy sacrifices; simply testifying of you, not trying to preach or to sound wise; to fully trust and rely on you and your power, trusting you even unto death, in Jesus name we pray, Amen. Glenn

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Overcoming – Ruling During The Thousand Years

Overcoming – Ruling During The Thousand Years

Overcoming – Ruling During The Thousand Years

Overcoming – Ruling During The Thousand Years

P.S. Related Overcoming Passages

There are a few other passages that talk about overcoming. These passages help us to understand what is happening and how we can overcome and rule with Christ.

Those Trapped in Today’s Churches are asleep to the Spirit and drunk on the wine of bad doctrine.

NLT Is 28: 1 What sorrow awaits the proud city of Samaria―

the glorious crown of the drunks of Israel.

It sits at the head of a fertile valley,

but its glorious beauty will fade like a flower.

It is the pride of a people

brought down by wine.

2 For the Lord will send a mighty army against it.

Like a mighty hailstorm and a torrential rain,

they will burst upon it like a surging flood

and smash it to the ground.

3 The proud city of Samaria―

the glorious crown of the drunks of Israel[b]―

will be trampled beneath its enemies’ feet.

4 It sits at the head of a fertile valley,

but its glorious beauty will fade like a flower.

Whoever sees it will snatch it up,

as an early fig is quickly picked and eaten.

5 Then at last the Lord of Heaven’s Armies

will himself be Israel’s glorious crown.

He will be the pride and joy

of the remnant of his people.

6 He will give a longing for justice

to their judges.

He will give great courage

to their warriors who stand at the gates.

7 Now, however, Israel is led by drunks

who reel with wine and stagger with alcohol.

The priests and prophets stagger with alcohol

and lose themselves in wine.

They reel when they see visions

and stagger as they render decisions.

8 Their tables are covered with vomit;

filth is everywhere.

9 “Who does the Lord think we are?” they ask.

Why does he speak to us like this?

Are we little children,

just recently weaned?

10 He tells us everything over and over―

one line at a time,

one line at a time,

a little here,

and a little there!”

11 So now God will have to speak to his people

through foreign oppressors who speak a strange language!

12 God has told his people,

Here is a place of rest;

let the weary rest here.

This is a place of quiet rest.”

But they would not listen.

13 So the Lord will spell out his message for them again,

one line at a time,

one line at a time,

a little here,

and a little there,

so that they will stumble and fall.

They will be injured, trapped, and captured.

These sleeping drunks, whose tables are covered with filth and vomit, refuse to come to the Lord’s place of rest, to sit at his feet in humility and service. They will be injured trapped and captured.

Judgment on False Prophets

NLT Jer 23:9-12

9 My heart is broken because of the false prophets,

and my bones tremble.

I stagger like a drunkard,

like someone overcome by wine,

because of the holy words

the Lord has spoken against them.

10 For the land is full of adultery,

and it lies under a curse.

The land itself is in mourning―

its wilderness pastures are dried up.

For they all do evil

and abuse what power they have.

11 “Even the priests and prophets

are ungodly, wicked men.

I have seen their despicable acts

right here in my own Temple,”

says the Lord.

12 “Therefore, the paths they take

will become slippery.

They will be chased through the dark,

and there they will fall.

For I will bring disaster upon them

at the time fixed for their punishment.

I, the Lord, have spoken!

NLT Ez 7: 20 They were proud of their beautiful jewelry

and used it to make detestable idols and vile images.

Therefore, I will make all their wealth

disgusting to them.

21 I will give it as plunder to foreigners,

to the most wicked of nations,

and they will defile it.

22 I will turn my eyes from them

as these robbers invade and defile my treasured land.

23 “Prepare chains for my people,

for the land is bloodied by terrible crimes.

Jerusalem is filled with violence.

24 I will bring the most ruthless of nations

to occupy their homes.

I will break down their proud fortresses

and defile their sanctuaries.

25 Terror and trembling will overcome my people.

They will look for peace but not find it.

26 Calamity will follow calamity;

rumor will follow rumor.

They will look in vain

for a vision from the prophets.

They will receive no teaching from the priests

and no counsel from the leaders.

27 The king and the prince will stand helpless,

weeping in despair,

and the people’s hands

will tremble with fear.

I will bring on them

the evil they have done to others,

and they will receive the punishment

they so richly deserve.

Then they will know that I am the Lord.”

Today’s priest-class holds Babylon, our Harlot churches in chains because of her terrible crimes. Their teachers will not see or teach the truth. Their leaders will not give them proper counsel. This is the punishment that they so richly deserve.

NLT John 16:19 Jesus realized they wanted to ask him about it, so he said, “Are you asking yourselves what I meant? I said in a little while you won’t see me, but a little while after that you will see me again. 20 I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn over what is going to happen to me, but the world will rejoice. You will grieve, but your grief will suddenly turn to wonderful joy. 21 It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world. 22 So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy. 23 At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name. 24 You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.

25 “I have spoken of these matters in figures of speech, but soon I will stop speaking figuratively and will tell you plainly all about the Father. 26 Then you will ask in my name. I’m not saying I will ask the Father on your behalf, 27 for the Father himself loves you dearly because you love me and believe that I came from God. 28 Yes, I came from the Father into the world, and now I will leave the world and return to the Father.”

29 Then his disciples said, “At last you are speaking plainly and not figuratively. 30 Now we understand that you know everything, and there’s no need to question you. From this we believe that you came from God.”

31 Jesus asked, “Do you finally believe? 32 But the time is coming―indeed it’s here now―when you will be scattered, each one going his own way, leaving me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. 33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

Christ has already overcome this world. When we live in Christ we will experience his peace. When we ask in Jesus name God will grant our requests and we will experience abundant joy. When we live in the world we will have trials and sorrows. The KJV says we will have tribulation, but when we live in Christ we will have peace!

We Harvest What We Plant

NLT Gal 6:1-10

1 Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. 2 Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. 3 If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.

4 Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. 5 For we are each responsible for our own conduct.

6 Those who are taught the word of God should provide for their teachers, sharing all good things with them.

7 Don’t be misled―you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. 8 Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. 9 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. 10 Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone―especially to those in the family of faith.

We are told to restore those who are overcome by sin, to gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path, being careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. As we share each other’s burdens, we obey the law of Christ, loving our brothers in Christ.


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