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The Rulers of this Age are Being DETHRONED

The wonderful Passion Translation translates 1 Cor 2:6:

“However, there is a wisdom that we continually speak of when we are among the spiritually mature.[f] It’s wisdom that didn’t originate in this present age, nor did it come from the rulers of this age who are in the process of being dethroned.”

What does it mean to be dethroned? it means you ONCE ruled and now you don’t. Our family was talking yesterday how in the state of New York there is no term-limit for the office of Governor. Well I am here to tell you the term-limit of the enemy is up. It is time for him to be dethroned. Jesus died and rose again and is seated at the right hand of God. Where are we in this picture? Seated WITH Jesus.

“and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” (Eph 2:6)

The only room the enemy has to rule in our lives is the room we allow. Will you join me in dethroning the enemy from our lives? Let’s take another look at Psalm 2 in The Passion Translation:

The Coronation of the King

Act I – The Nations Speak

2 How dare the nations plan a rebellion.

Their foolish plots are futile![a]

2 Look at how the power brokers of the world

rise up to hold their summit

as the rulers scheme and confer together

against Yahweh and his Anointed King, saying:

3 “Let’s come together and break away from the Creator.

Once and for all let’s cast off these controlling chains

of God and his Christ!”[b]

Act II – God Speaks

4 God-Enthroned[c] merely laughs at them;

the Sovereign One mocks their madness!

5 Then with the fierceness of his fiery anger

he settles the issue[d] and terrifies them to death[e] with these words:

6 “I myself have poured out my King on Zion,[f] my holy mountain.[g]

Act III – The Son Speaks

7 “I will reveal the eternal purpose of God.

For he has decreed over me, ‘You are my favored Son.

And as your Father I have crowned you as my King Eternal.

Today I became your Father.

8 Ask me[h] to give you the nations and I will do it,

and they shall become your legacy.

Your domain will stretch to the ends of the earth.

9 And you will shepherd them[i] with unlimited authority,

crushing their rebellion as an iron rod smashes jars of clay!’ ”

Act IV – The Holy Spirit Speaks

10 Listen to me, all you rebel-kings

and all you upstart judges of the earth.

Learn your lesson[j] while there’s still time.

11 Serve and worship the awe-inspiring God.

Recognize his greatness and bow before him,

trembling with reverence in his presence.[k]

12 Fall facedown before him and kiss the Son[l]

before his anger is roused against you.

Remember that his wrath can be quickly kindled!

But many blessings are waiting for all

who turn aside to hide themselves in him!

God is enthroned and we are seated with Him. Will you evict the enemy who has squatted where he doesn’t belong?

Jesus, we thank you for dying and that we are seated with You. We evict the enemy from the throne of our lives. There simply isn’t room for him. We go higher and higher in the Spirit. In Jesus’ name.

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