In this lesson we shall continue to explore elements necessary for the flourishing of God’s Kingdom right now on earth. (Rev 22:1-2). And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
In the previous lesson, we shared the mechanics of living in the reality of God’s Kingdom on earth in the now. When Our Lord Jesus declared that The Father was pleased to give us the kingdom (Luke 12:32), this was the real deal! God is Holy, Just and Righteous. The advancement of His rule on earth is directly proportional to our maturity level according to His standard. As we grow with the growth of God, we increase in heavenly authority and power. We begin to command the spirit and natural world like our Father in Heaven. Jesus said (John 3:5) unless we are born of water and the spirit, we cannot see the kingdom of God. After being born of God’s Spirit and baptized into His Name, His nature starts forming within us until we reach the stature of His Son (1 John 4:17) As we remain united to Father God through His Son Jesus, His nature takes shape within and transforms us into His image and likeness. From within our spirits God starts forming Himself from within our spirit and souls (Genesis 1:26)! This is a miracle!
The Middle of its street is God’s divine nature established from within us; enabling the life of God to flow from within Him into His children. God’s nature is referred to as the street of Gold. Gold in this sense refers to divine. Therefore, the formation of God’s divine nature in us is the enabling power of the flow of God’s life into us. The flow of God’s Life within us is the power that sustains His divine nature in us. As we receive these two elements of God’s likeness, we start receiving God’s thoughts, His word, His Love, His demeanor, and sweetness. In the process we start inheriting the earth and ruling on earth with authority and power!
As Christ Jesus matures into manhood within us, we start walking in the promise of the Father to: crush serpents & scorpions and all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means harm us! This is the revelation of taking on God’s likeness! All things in Heaven and on earth submit to Him! And so, shall it be to us in whom God is taking shape and maturing into manhood. How wonderful is that?