Our Purpose now as believers is to retrieve our God Given Soveriegnty.
In the beginning God gave Adam his own soveriegnty. We understand that God made mankind in His likeness. Subsequintly, Adam gave his sovereignty to Satan by putting himself underneath Satan. Adam did this even after God warned him. Good thing the Son of God came and reversed that charge ‘to as many as received Him, to them He gave power, His power.
The gospel is given for us to understand who we are, so that each one of us can reverse our carnal condition in our life time by taking Gods word and owning it as the gift given through the death of His Son, who took our death into Himself to give us a do-over to exchange our old self for a new self like Him.
This is why scripture says in 1 Corinthians 10 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not [a]carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled”. Fortunately for us we have Their instruction manual.
And from that; being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled”, means that you are on standby for your manifestation with the Only Begotten, to fulfill these words. That “14 Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men (like us) also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, 15 to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” This promise have all the Elect, as being those who pressed in to lay hold of why Christ laid hold of them. You see this station being lost by Adam, restored by Christ. Christ now being the expiration of man in the old fashion by being “the last Adam” (1 Corinthians 15.45) who started a new collection and assembly of those who have crossed over the chazm of wrong thinking by faith “in Christ” to re-establish our own soveriegnty like His sovereignty now. We do not insult the gift giver by being slothful. For this calling you need to remain awake and alert. If you are not, you are considered asleep or slothful. Either way you may be saved, but obtain no intrinsic awards.
Do you want to have that as the first thing you are known for all eternity?
Some may be truncated from this accomplishment, but if you are hearing this, you will likely not have that excuse. Are you pressing in to “lay ahold to why Christ laid hold of you”? Are you experiencing the greater expanse of God in the Spirit? There is a lot to fill in and for this He has left us the testimonies of those who went before us. Even as we see John the beloved in the end of the Revelation of Christ. He was struck by such awe, thinking it to be the only Begotten, he stooped to worship. But that one He presumed to be Christ said “see that you don’t do that, for I am one of thy brethren who keep the testimony of Christ, worship Him.
Let that sink in because there is the proof that the only thing holding you back from being mistaken as God’s Only Begotten, is your willingness to accept His word and apply it. This have all the Elect.
This is why we still say; The Kingdom of God is at Hand. And here there are no second class citezines.