Kingdom Dimensions: Sermon By Rev. Richard Muendo
Then Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite said, I am young, and you are aged; for that reason I was timid and restrained and dared not declare my opinion to you. I said, Age should speak, and a multitude of years should teach wisdom [so let it be heard]. But there is [a vital force] a spirit [of intelligence] in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives men understanding. It is not the great [necessarily] who are wise, nor [always] the aged who understand justice.Job 32:6-9 (AMPC)
Are there situations where you find yourselves ill-equipped to speak according to the standards of men? Consider that what you have is not given chronologically but by our interaction with God.
Much like the world, Elihu thought that chronological age should lead in the display of wisdom. However, chronological age is not a testimony of the Kingdom wisdom nor does it serve as an access point to it.
We have the mind of Christ that imparts wisdom that is not chronologically dispensed. Fear and restraint will never empower you in the place of dominion.
The grace upon Infinite Fellowship Ministries is not seasonal. It is for generations, upon generations, for the establishment of God’s purpose.
Is there a vital force, like the sons of Issachar carried, that gives you understanding, and allows you to walk according to the times and seasons?
According to verse 8 of Job 32, we are shown that it takes the Holy Spirit to empower us with wisdom and boldness to function in our realm of dominion. In the context of our lives we need to see how our families, work and other spheres of our lives are doing with regards to being exposed to the vital force.
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.And God said, Let there be light; and there was light.Genesis 1:1-3 (AMPC)
The context for the introduction of God in the beginning was the limitation of time and space. God created a context of limitation to manifest, introduce and display His limitless nature. Because of His supremacy and might, He was able to define a subset of His being i.e. heaven and a place to express His rule, i.e. the earth.
The context of darkness is allowed by the Creator for the unconquerable dimension of light to manifest.
By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible.Hebrews 11:3 (AMPC)
Creation is not defined without sourcing it from the uncreated. The context of creation is the uncreated God. It is from this axis we understand creation and the scope of our dominion.
We can never derive God out of any matter. He comes before creation.
Limitation formed a context for the manifestation of truth. For example, God limited the comprehension of man so that man could understand the unlimited nature of God and the limitation of sin caused us to see the purity of God.
The limitations, the shortfalls, the challenges that we find in our lives are allowed by God so as to manifest Himself. We are not meant to derive our identity from them.
He came into the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him [did not know Him]. He came to that which belonged to Him [to His own—His domain, creation, things, world], and they who were His own did not receive Him and did not welcome Him. But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name.John 1:10-12 (AMPC)
Any opinion, culture or belief that is formed outside of the move of God is formless, void, an empty waste and has no tangibility.
For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.Isaiah 55:8-9 (AMPC)
The danger in our generation is that we project our identity based on the [conjured] supremacy of our perception – high thoughts that are nowhere near God’s thoughts. High thoughts are a brooding ground of demonic activity.
God’s move in the marketplace, family and other areas of jurisdiction sets the stage for the exaltation of Christ, and not for your promotion nor for the exaltation of self. It is for this reason that we need to know God and then do exploits for His Glory.
And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent.John 17:3 (AMPC)
Christ laid the context for the introduction of the Spirit that testifies of truth and for the continual manifestation of Himself. He created a prophetic move where the apostles were led by the very same Spirit and this has gone on for more than 2000 years.
Eternal life is a derivative dependent on the knowledge that a believer has of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
If the Spirit of God does not move over your heart, the reality of Christ shall not find root. The move of the Spirit of God creates the context within which the reality of Christ manifests. The move of the Spirit of God creates the context for a prophetic atmosphere for the move of God in your life. A prophetic atmosphere is as a result of placing a demand on truth.
The reason that we sometimes do not flow with God’s move is because of the lack of grandeur in its presentation or introduction.
Only a believer who is acquainted with the reality, the revelation of themselves can place a demand on truth. The placement of demand on truth can only be triggered by faith. King David always found a way to place a demand on truth and related with God based on truth. Scripture References: Psalm 39 & Psalm 51.
If you cannot place a demand of truth, you will not be fruitful per time per season. It is in the context of truth, that a believer is empowered for their purpose.
And of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times to know what Israel ought to do, 200 chiefs; and all their kinsmen were under their command.1 Chronicles 12:32 (AMPC)
Sons are known by their fruit. Love is a mark of Kingdom culture and children of the light live in the light.
The Kingdom definition of a dimension is that reality that clarifies your access, your person, your position, your culture and your righteous requirement in light of purpose. Your dimension determines your resultant strengths and weaknesses, and the manner in which you respond.
But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!2 Corinthians 12:9 (AMPC)
Paul gloried in his weakness; he said that he could do all things through Christ that strengthened him. He had access to his person, dimension.
I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].Philippians 4:13 (AMPC)
In light of His person, His purpose, His righteous requirement, Christ always knew how to align Himself to the move of God. A righteous requirement is the wisdom God gives saint that causes a saint to know how to align to God; knowing what to do, how to do it, with whom and when. It is responding to God’s word in worship.
If we do not understand our jurisdiction we won’t know what to do and we cannot have dominion.
And now, Father, glorify Me along with Yourself and restore Me to such majesty and honor in Your presence as I had with You before the world existed. I have manifested Your Name [I have revealed Your very Self, Your real Self] to the people whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to Me, and they have obeyed and kept Your word. Now [at last] they know and understand that all You have given Me belongs to You [is really and truly Yours]. For the [uttered] words that You gave Me I have given them; and they have received and accepted [them] and have come to know positively and in reality [to believe with absolute assurance] that I came forth from Your presence, and they have believed and are convinced that You did send Me.John 17:5-8 (AMPC)
Christ accessed His person in this prayer. We are to do the same to access who we are in God even before the world began. It is our core identity that is to remain in us.
Are we able to know who we are so much so that we see beyond the natural?
If we respond based on what we see we will be limited to that. But if we see into the second heavens, we will access who we are. There is a certain shift in technology i.e. wisdom when you exist from the second heavens.
A prophetic atmosphere is the nexus of the interaction between God and man in a dimension. If you do not constantly create a prophetic atmosphere in your life, you are slowly moving away from the arena of creation and manifestation and into the arena of darkness and formlessness. If we are anchored in Christ alone rather in past accolades and who we want to be, then are we strengthened by Christ and everything we are is derived from Him.
Scripture exists in a context of perfect present. A proceeding word, a prophetic word contextualizes the will of God for your life per time per season. This word that draws its stability from the preceding word.
I reply to you, Behold, in this you are not just; God is superior to man. Why do you contend against Him? For He does not give account of any of His actions. [Sufficient for us it should be to know that it is He Who does them.] For God [does reveal His will; He] speaks not only once, but more than once, even though men do not regard it [including you, Job]. [One may hear God’s voice] in a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men while slumbering upon the bed, Then He opens the ears of men and seals their instruction [terrifying them with warnings], That He may withdraw man from his purpose and cut off pride from him [disgusting him with his own disappointing self-sufficiency]. He holds him back from the pit [of destruction], and his life from perishing by the sword [of God’s destructive judgments].Job 33:12-18 (AMPC)
Elihu made it clear that God does not dwell in the arena of manifestation, but that He is far above it. He informed them that God is not dependent on our time or season.
Elihu was anchored in a transcendent reality that made him function in wisdom beyond the challenges of Job.
When we say that God is silent, He is not silent. It is because we are not fully equipped to hear Him. He is not limited by speech but we are limited in our hearing.
Our perception of God’s speaking is limited by our inability to decode when He speaks for at times it is sealed. God conceals things to save our lives from perishing by the sword and the pit.
Job’s friends wanted truth to be manifested in their own terms and not God’s. That is why God did not speak. God does not manifest according to our requirements, but according to Who He is and how He desires to reveal Himself.
There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death.Proverbs 14:12 (AMPC)
God is so intentional in His love, that no man will be able to level any accusation against Him. For He always arranges matters so as to turn man away from his evil purposes, and to protect man from pride, from the destruction of his way. He does so through darkness, evil and an unnatural principle.
You cannot understand any derivative of God, unless you transcend in the dimension of the way of your perception and keep in step with the Spirit.
Existence is the interaction of your person, your position and your righteous requirement with the person of God. Existence is not the total sum of your life experiences.
Kingdom dimensions are a unifying work of Christ of every reality that you may have had in the past, what you have now and what you will have in the future, summing them all up in Him.
Though truth is multifaceted it is one in Christ. Division comes when we do not speak from the same truth. Diversity should not cause division.
If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. [If by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit.]Galatians 5:25 AMPC
We are individually anchored to a specific reality in Christ and when we are not stabilized in that anchor we exhibit things such as fear, intimidation, doubt. The anchor to your dimension will determine the expression of your identity.
Without adjusting to rebuke in the promise we cannot access the promise.
You cannot understand that which you do not regard. The altar that you honour is the one that blesses you. Relationship is only through honour.
But there is [a vital force] a spirit [of intelligence] in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives men understanding.Job 32:8 (AMPC)
The limitation in understanding is as a result of the confidence one has in their own understanding.
The root of perception is transcendent truth and its manifestation is in time. Truth has the ability to exist outside of time and space but continue to be relevant through it.
I have manifested Your Name [I have revealed Your very Self, Your real Self] to the people whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to Me, and they have obeyed and kept Your word. Now [at last] they know and understand that all You have given Me belongs to You [is really and truly Yours].John 17:6-7 (AMPC)
The first step in accessing your kingdom dimension is by submitting to the Holy Spirit to access kingdom quantum.
As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud with a fire enveloping it and flashing continually; a brightness was about it and out of the midst of it there seemed to glow amber metal, out of the midst of the fire.Ezekiel 1:4 (AMPC)
And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne in appearance like a sapphire stone, and seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness with the appearance of a Man.Ezekiel 1:26 (AMPC)
Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face and I heard a voice of One speaking.Ezekiel 1:28 (AMPC)
Light is the essence, the revelation of truth; the revelation of Christ.
The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light; their unfolding gives understanding (discernment and comprehension) to the simple.Psalm 119:130 (AMPC)
And He said to me [Ezekiel], Son of man, stand upon your feet and I will speak to you.Ezekiel 2:1 (AMPC)
The limitation in the dimension of speech will limit our understanding of what God says to the verbatim. Sound is not limited to speech. As human beings we need an anchor to understand exactly what God says. Sound is the anchor of the mystery of God.
Energy is what grants us tangibility through which conviction is birthed within us.
God communicates using light, sound and energy. Man needs to actively engage in his dimension in Christ. If he does not, he lives a substandard life in the limited perception of reality.