His disciple John taught first century Kingdom citizens what he learned from King Jesus who was the Master teacher. Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
1 John 4:1-6 What He is saying by the one who is in you, is the Holy Spirit or Governor. What He meant by the one who is in the world, is Lucifer and his followers. When the Spirit lives in you, heaven is your home country. In essence, He is your passport and you have its authority and power.
Keep in mind, there is nothing and no one in this world who has more power and resources than the King of kings! That means you don’t need to be frightened by those who may threaten you here on this earth. Do you recall what the Lord Jesus stated to His disciples while He was here on earth with them? “And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!
Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12:4-7 He will take care of us. He said it and He cannot lie! God is not a man, so He does not lie. He is not human, so He does not change His mind. Has He ever spoken and failed to act? Has He ever promised and not carried it through? Numbers 23:19 NLT
Fear of mankind in your life will become a snare to you as a citizen of the Kingdom. Remember what King Jesus said to His disciples: You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak; for it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. Matthew 10:18-20 You won’t be acting in authority and power if you allow intimidation and anxiety to cloud your thinking. Ambassador Paul wrote these words in his letter to Timothy: For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 You can be composed—cool, calm, and collected—in all circumstances because you know that your King lives within you through the presence of the Holy Spirit, your Governor.
Keep this thought in mind, when the Governor comes to live within an individual, He assists him in the Lord God’s assignments on that person’s life. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 But when the Father sends the Advocate as My representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—He will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you. John 14:26 NLT The Lord God has your purpose prepared for you from the beginning of your existence. What you have to do is to get closer to Him through obedience to God’s Word.
You are newly created when the Governor comes and dwells in you. You can start over in the Kingdom to do the good works which the King planned for you to accomplish even before you were born. “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as My prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 NLT
As you know, we live in a fallen world. This is why we need the Holy Spirit—our Governor. The Governor gives back to older citizens of the Kingdom the dreams they thought they had lost. For the young men He gives them visions for their lives to assist them from wasting their time and energy on useless things while they are here on this earth. That is what it is to have the Governor living in us.
Remember, your greatest asset is your faith in the Lord Jesus and His Kingdom.
All NKJV, except where noted.
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