The Prophetic Induction Of Man Created In His Element Of Purpose: Part 1 | INFEMI Sermon Series By Bishop Gobanga

The Prophetic Induction Of Man Created In His Element Of Purpose – Part 1: Sermon By Bishop Gobanga

God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth. So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth. 

Genesis 1:26-28 (AMP)

You can never know the end of the matter before knowing where it began. We need to know what was in the heart and mind of God when He created man. You can’t apprehend creation before apprehending the Creator. He is antecedent of anything that is; God was, He is and will be.

God is self-existing, self-sufficient, Alpha and Omega. The word “God” is a description of the character and the nature of God. His name is Alpha and Omega. God created the invisible world; His domain (Heaven). It became the induction of the 1st Kingdom known as the first supernatural and invisible world. It is from here that the Kingdom of God was inaugurated.

Heaven is the throne of God. You cannot have a Kingdom if you do not have a throne. A throne is a symbol of authority and power. It embodies the trappings of power and authority.

For us to understand the rationale of the creation of sons in His image we must look at His creation. Sonship is not about gender but function because God is a Spirit and we are spirit beings. Gender is an expression of the diversity of sonship. He drew us forth from His Spirit. We are spirit beings clothed in a human body. God created sons to become the manifestation of the visible God.

The term “Man” in prophetic language doesn’t refer to male only.

There is [now no distinction] neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ [are in Him Who is Abraham’s Seed], then you are Abraham’s offspring and [spiritual] heirs according to promise. 

Galatians 3:28-29 (AMP)

Sons are to manifest in the visible universe as a representation of the invisible God.

For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly andlongs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship].For the creation (nature) was subjected to frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him Who so subjected it—[yet] with the hope  That nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God’s children. 

Romans 8:19-21 (AMP)

We need to fathom the immanence of the nature of God.

He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love

1 John 4:8 (AMP)

And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him

1 John 4:16 (AMP)

God is love. It is a nature. God doesn’t do anything outside of love. Love gives and shares of itself. His judgment, punishment and redemption are all based on His love. Man was made to rule as a result of the impetus of love in God.

We were not created to be ruled but to rule.

God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth

Genesis 1:26 (AMP)

One needs to know what dimension and domain where one is to rule and how to rule. When you know your domain & dimension you will not have a problem. This is made possible by transacting with Divinity. God wanted to share the dominion of the invisible realm with His sons.

But God—so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful andintense love with which He loved us, Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation). And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One). He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus. 

Ephesians 2:4-7 (AMP)

To me, though I am the very least of all the saints (God’s consecrated people), this grace (favor, privilege) was granted and graciously entrusted: to proclaim to the Gentiles the unending (boundless, fathomless, incalculable, and exhaustless) riches of Christ [wealth which no human being could have searched out], Also to enlighten all men and make plain to them what is the plan [regarding the Gentiles and providing for the salvation of all men] of the mystery kept hidden through the ages and concealed until now in [the mind of] God Who created all things by Christ Jesus.  [The purpose is] that through the church the complicated, many-sided wisdom of God in all its infinite variety and innumerable aspects might now be made known to the angelic rulers and authorities (principalities and powers) in the heavenly sphere. 

Ephesians 3: 8-10 (AMP)

Simon Peter, a servant and apostle (special messenger) of Jesus Christ, to those who have received (obtained an equal privilege of) like precious faith with ourselves in and through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: May grace (God’s favor) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue). By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature.

 2 Peter 1:1-4 (AMP)

If then you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth. For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in [the splendor of His] glory. So kill (deaden, deprive of power) the evil desire lurking in your members [those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is employed in sin]: sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires, and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other created things instead of God). It is on account of these [very sins] that the [holy] anger of God is ever coming upon the sons of disobedience (those who are obstinately opposed to the divine will).

Colossians 3:1-6 (AMP)

The nature we carry is spiritual. The phrase “Thy Kingdom come” reveals that God’s intention was that earth was to be in tandem with that which was in Heaven. As long as earth is not in tandem with heaven, earth will not function and will be a mass of wastage.

God created the physical earth as an ambience and encompassment and manifestation of the expression of His eternal purposes. 

The Lord has exalted His word above Himself because it is His purpose (the continuum of His heart and mind) that inspired Him to speak His word. God doesn’t speak because He has a mouth. He speaks because He has a purpose.

The purpose of God preceded what He spoke. Before the existence of everything else, there was God’s eternal purpose. His eternal purpose is what finds expression in His Word, for God’s Word is the disclosure of His eternal purpose.

The earth is the demonstration of God’s eternal purpose. There can’t be the word of God without purpose. God speaks because He has purpose. Purpose was incubating in the heart and mind of God. He spoke out of the abundance of purpose. This is the counsel of God.

The nature of purpose:

  1. Before it is expressed, it is incubated in the heart and mind of God.
  2. After incubation, it is infused with the nature of God. The name of Jesus – denotes the nature of Jesus as the Christ – the Anointed One.

God did not want to visit the visible world since He is invisible. He created order in that it was to be superintended by physical man.

The heavens are the Lord’s heavens, but the earth has He given to the children of men. 

Psalm 115:16 (AMP)

Sons were to release, inculcate and execute the invisible Kingdom of God on earth.

Truly I tell you, whatever you forbid and declare to be improper and unlawful on earth must be what is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit and declare proper and lawful on earth must be what is already permitted in heaven. Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven. For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name, there I Am in the midst of them. 

Matthew 18:18-20 (AMP)

Our God is a God of protocol. You can’t talk about the Kingdom without speaking of relationship. The Kingdom of God must attain to a fullness first in one before one can make it manifest.

The void that man has that only God can fill makes man create forms and shapes of rituals and practices to fill that void. This is a tireless futile engrossment of man to fill the fears in their hearts.

When relationship is right, doctrine is right. Man was created to dominate the earth and manage resources.

Fear came to man when Adam lost the cover of the divine and the relationship with God.

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. 

2 Timothy 1:7 (AMP)

In the Genesis 1 account, one discovers the totality of purpose, assignment, potential and design of man as an entity. Man was created – Barrah is Hebrew meaning to create from nothing.

Man was made. Asa in Hebrew means to form from something that is already created. Man is an integration of things that were made and also things made from nothing. Man is a composite nature of the characteristics of His source. Man was made in God’s image.

The word  “made” is the Hebrew word Sekem & Demut: Having the essential characteristics and nature of God. Man is a spiritual and a moral being. He is a moral being because God is moral this elevates him from animals.

Jesus is the second Adam. He is a life-giving Spirit. Man was created to activate the very life of God on the Earth.

I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things  than these, because I go to the Father

John 14:12 (AMP)

We were to activate the life of God (His purpose). If there is no purpose, there can be no life.

“Let them have dominion.” Genesis 1:26 (AMP) This refers to the transfer of power and authority into Earth from Heaven. 

The nature of God’s nature and integrity does not allow Him to go against His word. He transferred power and authority to sons i.e. man on earth.

God will not do anything on Earth unless He goes by man e.g. Noah. Jesus also came to earth as man.

As Jesus went into Capernaum, a centurion came up to Him, begging Him,And saying, Lord, my servant boy is lying at the house paralyzed and distressed with intense pains. And Jesus said to him, I will come and restore him. But the centurion replied to Him, Lord, I am not worthy or fit to have You come under my roof; but only speak the word, and my servant boy will be cured. For I also am a man subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my slave, Do this, and he does it. When Jesus heard him, He marveled and said to those who followed Him [who adhered steadfastly to Him, conforming to His example in living and, if need be, in dying also], I tell you truly, I have not found so much faith as this with anyone, even in Israel. 

Matthew 8:5-10 (AMP)

We are the ones who have the legal authority on earth.

You can’t talk of purpose without considering dominion. One needs to understand what dominion is. Dominion is associated with the supernatural, stream and dimension of purpose of God.

Dominion in Hebrew is Mamlaka, Malkut, Mashal. This denotes rulership and royalty.

One rules within ones own jurisdiction. When you know your dominion, there is a release of grace.

Mamlaka refers to people constituting the Kingdom. King is the embodiment of the Kingdom. It also refers to being vested with inherent power that consistent in a Kingdom. God is the personification of His Kingdom.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

 1 Peter 2:9 (AMP)

Of the 7 gates in the society, you need know which one you are called to for dominion.

Now therefore, if you will obey My voice in truth and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own peculiar possession and treasure from among andabove all peoples; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests, a holy nation [consecrated, set apart to the worship of God]. These are the words you shall speak to the Israelites. 

Exodus 19:5-6 (AMP)

We are first in the Kingdom. God wanted Earth to be the place that His will is done. God created man as a replacement of Satan/Lucifer to be a living image of the refutation of the lies of the father of lies.

In the beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. 

Genesis 1:1-2 (AMP)

The first race created was the pre-Adamite race who had Lucifer as their leader.

Lucifer was an archangel that covered the presence of God. He was to protect the presence of God in Eden. He was second to Christ in rank.

Isaiah 14 & Ezekiel 28  account that Lucifer fell miserably. 

The judgment rendered was darkness in the face of the deep. Judgment is seen via darkness. The lifting of the judgment on the Earth was when God said – let there be light.

It is not created light but from the second person of the Trinity – Jesus. Jesus is the wisdom of God and through Him all things were created. Nothing was created without God. Jesus superintended over creation. The Holy Spirit executed that which the Father said. Wisdom and knowledge are in Christ.

Scripture Reference: Proverbs 8

For I want you to know how great is my solicitude for you [how severe an inward struggle I am engaged in for you] and for those [believers] at Laodicea, and for all who [like yourselves] have never seen my face andknown me personally. [For my concern is] that their hearts may be braced (comforted, cheered, and encouraged) as they are knit together in love, that they may come to have all the abounding wealth and blessings of assured conviction of understanding, and that they may become progressively more intimately acquainted with and may know more definitely and accurately and thoroughly that mystic secret of God, [which is] Christ (the Anointed One). In Him all the treasures of [divine] wisdom (comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God) and [all the riches of spiritual] knowledge and enlightenment are stored up and lie hidden. 

Colossians 2:1-3 (AMP)

And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together). He also is the Head of [His] body, the church; seeing He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from among the dead, so that He alone in everything and in every respect might occupy the chief place [stand first and be preeminent]. For it has pleased [the Father] that all the divine fullness (the sum total of the divine perfection, powers, and attributes) should dwell in Him permanentlyAnd God purposed that through (by the service, the intervention of) Him [the Son] all things should be completely reconciled back to Himself, whether on earth or in heaven, as through Him, [the Father] made peace by means of the blood of His cross. And although you at one time were estranged and alienated from Him and were of hostile attitude of mind in your wicked activities, Yet now has [Christ, the Messiah] reconciled [you to God] in the body of His flesh through death, in order to present you holy and faultless and irreproachable in His [the Father’s] presence.

 Colossians 1:17-22 (AMP)

Where Adam failed, Jesus Christ the second Adam prevailed. In the same way, God raised Moses in the wilderness, God raised Jesus to take us to the Spiritual Canaan:

I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. 

John 14:12 (AMP) 

As Joshua, we will do greater works. The purpose of God is not a person – it is a nature of God. God looks for those that aligned to Him.

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are blameless toward Him. You have done foolishly in this; therefore, from now on you shall have wars

2 Chronicles 16:9 (AMP)

One of the ways that God imparts His nature is by His great promise:

For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by andto His own glory and excellence (virtue). By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature. 

2 Peter 1:3-4 (AMP)

Humility is the most powerful arsenal to destroy the power of pride in the life of a person.

Names denote the nature of the person. Jesus was given the name above all names – that is the name of the Father. Christ now has the nature of the Father.

All names have nature. They express the spirit nature of a person.

One third  of the angels rebelled. Through one man, earth was to be filled and there will be a replacement of the spiritual order on the earth. We will judge angels.

Do you not know also that we [Christians] are to judge the [very] angels and pronounce opinion between right and wrong [for them]? How much more then [as to] matters pertaining to this world and of this life only!

1 Corinthians 6:3

Yet You have made him but a little lower than God [or heavenly beings], and You have crowned him with glory and honor. 

Psalm 8:5

God was using Israel to judge the 7 nations in Canaan. That is why Goliath was a descendant of the Anakims. The 7 Spirits are personifications of the person of God. Wisdom is a Spirit personifying the Lord.

The Lord formed and brought me [Wisdom] forth at the beginning of His way, before His acts of old. I [Wisdom] was inaugurated and ordained from everlasting, from the beginning, before ever the earth existed. When there were no deeps, I was brought forth, when there were no fountains laden with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth, While as yet He had not made the land or the fields or the first of the dust of the earth. Proverbs 8:22-25

Man was created for the Glory of God to demonstrate His love and righteousness. We are to serve as faithful stewards over what Satan lost.

In Revelation 21, there will be a transmutation of the earth and heaven – the New Jerusalem – the habitation of God is with man. Oh what a beauty!

The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and calls the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth. 

Psalm 50:1-2

On the last day, the earth will be reconditioned with the invisible realm.

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