Consider the Rock
"Listen to me, all who hope for deliverance - all who seek the Lord! Consider the ROCK from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were mined.
"Yes, think about Abraham, your ancestor and Sarah, who gave birth to your nation. Abraham was only one man when I called him. But when I BLESSED HIM, he became a great nation" Isiah 51:1-2.
Our adversary has been busy in an effort to distract us and dull our memory of who we are and Whose we are, where we've come from and where we're going. Religious spirits are experts at getting us to fear things we do not understand, compare ourselves to others and compete with one another. That's what religious spirits do and they are good at it.
Even as a child, the enemy tried to subvert or supplant your view of who you are and replace it with a corrupt view of your own self, implanting painful or confusing incidents that changed your perception of yourself. He brought people into your life who treated you as though you were something you are not. They've released the enemy's poison and venom and seeds of poisonous, corrupt theories of who you are in order to blind you to the reality of who God destined you to be.
Satan has tried to keep you believing his lies, but if you turn the tables on him and use the abuse he's launched against you as a tool to bring deliverance to others, you not only conquer for yourself, but for those who will be influenced by your victory. If you tear up the roots of the lies he's planted in your heart and replace them with the Father's truth about you, you become an unstoppable and powerful force for the kingdom of your Father.
There is only ONE version of the truth about you and that is what your Father says is true. He says, "[YOU are] the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus" (2 Corinthians 5:21 emphasis mine). That is the truth and there are no exceptions - if you accept His Son, you are heir to His righteousness - His justification - His kingdom.
The time has come to let go of the past; you can't afford to allow the old lies to entrap you in any belief that does not align with the Father's truth. You are made a new creation in Christ - a POWERFUL, UNSTOPPABLE heir of your Father's kingdom. You were made to accomplish and complete His will for you, equipped with all the power and authority of heaven.
The Battle for Destiny
Yes, the enemy's tried to stop you, but it's nothing he hasn't tried countless times throughout history. The Bible is filled with stories of saints who first had to overcome the
relentless attacks against the destiny God had established for them.
God declared and constituted a kingship for David, a young shepherd boy (1 Samuel 16:1-13). It seemed unlikely to those who knew him (1 Samuel
16:11), but that's what God does and those who could not accept David's destiny were used by the enemy to persecute him. Attempting to reduce him when David's brother couldn't convince him he was just a
shepherd with few sheep (1 Samuel 17:28), along came king Saul. Even though David had done so much to help him, Saul hated David and wanted him dead (1 Samuel 18:10).
In David's story and in many others, it was
the battle they fought for the destiny God had for them that made them who they ultimately became. David was content to be a shepherd in the fields, he was even satisfied to be just a warrior in Saul's army, but God saw
a great king and the plan that He had affirmed for his life and He needed David to see it too.
David didn't think he was good enough to marry Saul's daughter or to become the king's son-in-law. It was only when Saul pursued him and tried to kill him that David was pushed to redefine himself. Why would the enemy even bother pursuing David, unless all that God had proclaimed over his life was true?
It was when David fought for deliverance and sought the Lord - he considered the Rock from which he was cut and he became mighty in the God.
Did You Know?
You are cut from the Rock of Christ, "Who was and is and who is to come" (Revelation 1:8).
Do you realize you were mined from the quarry of God's heavenly kingdom?
It's the enemy's plan to keep you focused on your earthly life with it's earthly circumstances and your earthly past consisting of your earthly trials and your earthly history. But God wants your focus
to be on Him - His plan and His kingdom. He says, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).
In Isaiah 51:12-13, God says to us, "I,
yes I, am the one who comforts you. So why are you afraid of mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear?
"Yet you have forgotten the Lord, your creator, the one who stretched out the sky like a canopy
and laid the foundations of the earth.
"Will you remain in constant dread of human oppressors?
"Will you continue to fear the anger of your enemies?"
In an instant, God can
strip ANY human power of it's anger and fury. He can strip them of their power to harm you, putting His words in your mouth and hiding you safely in His hand (Isaiah 51:16).
If we will remember who He is,
what He's done and remember the kingdom we are heirs to, we literally and absolutely become irrepressible. We become the unstoppable kingdom of God!
Remember Daniel, who, though a
captive of the Babylonian empire, spoke to King Nebuchadnezzar and revealed to him through the power of His God an unstoppable kingdom that would have NO END!
In Daniel 2, King Nebuchadnezzar had a terrifying
dream. He dreamt of an enormous statue of a man. The head of the statue was made of gold, it's arms and chest of silver, it's belly and thighs were bronze and it's legs were made of iron, but it's feet were
a combination of iron and clay.
In the dream, he watched as the entire statue was crushed by a rock that was cut from a mountain - a rock cut by nonhuman, supernatural hands. Striking the statue, it smashed it to
pieces and the wind blew away the pieces like chaff being blown away on the threshing floor. And the rock that struck the statue became a great mountain that covered the whole earth (Daniel
The king was so upset by the dream, he demanded that all the wise men of his kingdom not only give him an accurate interpretation of the dream, but, to ensure their accuracy, he refused
to tell them his dream. He wanted them to tell him what it was before they could interpret it. When none of the wise men could tell him what he had dreamt, he ordered them to be killed.
Hearing the news, Daniel
sought the Lord. He considered the Rock!
He said, "There are no wise men, enchanters, magicians or fortune tellers who can reveal the king's secret. But there is a God in heaven who reveals
secrets, and he has shown Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the future. Now I will tell you your dream and the visions you saw as you lay on your bed" (Daniel 2:27-28).
Daniel described the king's dream to
him, and then explained it's meaning. "Your majesty, you are the greatest of all kings. The God of heaven has given you sovereignty, power, strength, and honor. He has made you the ruler over all the inhabited
world and has put even the wild animals and birds under your control. You are the head of gold" (Daniel 2:37).
He went on to explain the dream's forecast of the rise and fall of empire after empire. Then
Daniel said, "During the reign of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed or conquered. It will crush all these kingdoms into nothingness, and it will stand forever
" (Daniel 2:37-44).
That's us! That is our kingdom! Thousands of years ago, God gave the king of Babylon a dream that foretold the future, the future that you and I are living in. We are
living in the time of the kingdom of the ROCK and we are that unstoppable kingdom that covers the earth.
Isn't that incredible?!
God talked to a random Babylonian king to tell him of HIS coming kingdom.
Why a Babylonian king?Weren't they supposed to be an evil nation? Why not talk to a Jewish king or a prophet?
The Lord wanted every nation to embrace His kingdom and get excited about His coming. He wanted to
declare to Babylon, Israel and all the nations that HIS kingdom would be established on the earth - a kingdom that would reign in power over the entire world and have NO END!
We are this unstoppable kingdom - God
was talking about US!
Though a captive, Daniel must have rejoiced to see that many years from his time God would crush the kingdoms of the earth and establish His kingdom on earth. He must have dreamt of being alive
during that time and living out the revelations he saw. What Daniel could only dream about, we are living!
God Wants You to Know Who You Are!
When God found Abraham, He didn't see just one man, He saw
a kingdom, an unstoppable kingdom - a kingdom that would cover the earth and have no end. He rejoiced over the spiritual and natural descendants of Abraham and Sarah. God looked into the future and saw you and He was
thrilled! He saw the great love you would have for Him and the work that you would do through that love - the power of His kingdom covering the earth, raising the dead, healing the sick and saving the lost!
When you received Christ, you accepted His invitation to His unstoppable kingdom - the kingdom He created, first through Abraham, then, finally, through Christ, THE ROCK - God incarnate.
ROCK from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were mined" (Isaiah 51:1-2). He is your Father and you are His child! You were His child before the foundations of the earth were laid. You are His and He has
destined you to bring His restoration to the earth.
You are no longer simply human, you are a captive kingdom-warrior fighting for your release. You are the plunder of tyrants to be retrieved (see Isaiah 49:25). You
are the fulfillment of the promises made to Abraham and to Daniel - to the patriarchs of heaven's history.
Dear one, stand up - shake off the contrived and distorted image of who you are and what you are capable
of - turn and face the heavens and scream, "I AM the righteousness of God in Christ!"
Declare to the atmosphere: "He who gives me justice is near. Who will dare to bring charges against me now?
Where are my accusers? Let them appear!"
"See, the sovereign Lord is on my side! Who will declare me guilty? All my enemies will be destroyed like old clothes that have been eaten by moths!" Isaiah
Do not hide your face (Isaiah 50:6). You have nothing to be ashamed of. Has any work the Spirit's accomplished in your life been too small? Even His smallest work is of great
Should we be ashamed of the Holy Spirit? If we are ashamed of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives then we have allowed the enemy to deceive us. Is any manifestation of Holy Spirit too small? Is it
Are you a captive of the lies of the enemy? Are you held captive by the lies of inferiority? False humility is a god-less lie that robs the church - uproot that demon and shake it off. Apologizing
for what the Holy Spirit has done in your life or doubting what He's able to do in your future is an insult to Him.
Are you small? Do you have a small church? - it is a lie!
Does God have a small arm?
Does He have a powerless kingdom? - do you see it now?
There are those who say, "Strength lies in numbers, power or money!" God says, "NO!" "Your strength lies in ME! - remember ME! My
righteous rule never ends!" (see Isaiah 51:6).
Let your Father uncover the lies of insignificance - throw off that junk and consider the ROCK you were cut.