If You Know Who You Are, You Know God’s “New Thing”
from Called to Conquer by Bishop Eddie Long
Today’s Scripture Reading: : Genesis 22:1–19
Key Verse: Genesis 22:18
In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.
Something new will sustain the people of God in the next revival. This “new thing” is not really new to God, but it will be new to most of His people. (If you do not get this, you will be left out, so please pay attention.)
This “new thing” does not focus on shouting, jerking, or speaking in tongues. Generally, it is not found in traditional liturgy or in a high-church mass. You will find it in the God-given inward understanding of who you are as a child of God. This new identity is thoroughly biblical, but it also is thoroughly overlooked. It is the Father’s “scepter of the royal seed,” if you will, the key authorizing you and me to take our seats of authority in the kingdom.
Does this sound far-fetched? It was Paul who wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit that God “raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Eph. 2:6 nkjv). He also wrote, “If we endure, / We shall also reign with Him” (2 Tim. 2:12 nkjv). This is yet another area where God’s Word requires us to revise our viewpoint about spiritual authority, wealth, and riches.
God put this all in place when He promised Abram, “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed.” God’s plan for us is that we stay in covenant, sustain families, and pass on generationally the spiritual and material wealth He gives us. That is “kingdom business.”
Make this biblical prayer declaration with me: Heavenly Father, thank You for adopting me into Your family through Jesus Your Son. Because of what Jesus did on the cross, I am now a member of Your royal house, the seed of the righteous, and an heir of all the promises in Christ Jesus. Because I endure with You, I also will reign with You, in Jesus’ name, amen.