The Securing of the Kingship of Christ in Regions

As it is of high importance for us as God’s people to understand how to secure Jesus’ kingship within a region – especially at this time, we can take a deeper look at the scripture of Mark 3.
Jesus was in the assembly of believers (Note: synagogue) on the seventh day of the week, namely the day of intimate fellowship with the Father (Note: Sabbath) and there He met a man with a withered hand.
The Restoration of the Withered Hand
This circumstance reveals to us that it is in the interest of Jesus to restore the authority of His church – ekklēsia on earth where it was receding due to various influences, e.g. lack of knowledge, lack of faith, … (cf. Mark 3:1-5).
Mark 3:1-5:
1 Another time Jesus went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there.
2 Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath.
3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.”
4 Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent.
5 He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored.
For this, Jesus chose the place of the synagogue on a Sabbath, over which He is the Lord (cf. Luke 6,5).
Luke 6:5:
5 Then Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
We can say that the Sabbath is the day of fatherhood and sonship, which carries different dimensions of authority, since Adam was created on the sixth day and entered into rest with God on the seventh.
Furthermore, the Word of God reveals to us that Jesus Christ also bears the title of the ‘last Adam’ (cf. Genesis 1:27.31; Genesis 2:2-3; 1 Corinthians 15:45).
Genesis 1:27.31:
27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. …
31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning – the sixth day.
Genesis 2:2-3:
2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.
3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
1 Corinthians 15:45:
45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being” (cf. Genesis 2:7); the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.

The authority of the fatherhood and sonship of God is among other things, the commanding power of God and obedience to Him in the form of being ‘sent’ in humble servant hood (cf. John 3:16).
John 3:16-17:
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
The Work of the Holy Spirit and the Order of the Word of God
The restoration of the withered hand of the man in the synagogue makes it clear that it is necessary for us as believers in Christ Jesus to move forward in the Holy Spirit in the order of the Word of God and its standard.
The work of the Holy Spirit cannot be considered independent of the order of the Word of God, since He is the Spirit of truth who unlocks for us the truth of the Word of God from the realm of the Father and Son (cf. John 16:7.13-15).
John 16:7.13-15:
7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. …
13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.
15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”
In order to go forward and act in authority as Son of God in Christ Jesus, it is necessary for us to be active in faith on earth with two healthy hands (Note: 2 x 5= 10) as a spirit man by His grace (cf. James 2:17).
James 2:17:
17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
We can consider the one healthy hand of the man in the synagogue as the realm of the spirit and the withered hand (Note: withered by the religious spirit) as the realm of authority in the order of the Word of God (Note: 10 = ten words/commands). Both realms if healthy should be in symbiosis with each other.
The numerical value ‘10’ is related to the Hebrew letter ‘Yod’ which means ‘hand’ that is active from the spirit realm. After Jesus healed the man with the withered hand and restored the realm of the ‘hand of God’ in the synagogue which is here representative of the Ekklēsia in modern times, there was a confrontation with the ‘religious spirit’. This evil spirit was active through people who did not want to submit to the will of God.
The Influence of the ‘Religious Spirit’
=> It is in the interest of the so-called ‘religious spirit’ to undermine and question the authority in the fellowship of saints in order to prevent them from acting in accordance with the principles of the Word of God in the freedom of the Holy Spirit.
The religious spirit is a demonic power that wants to forcefully stop the process of change in the ekklēsia. This action or attack is perpetrated by this demonic influence throughout the ages.
The religious spirit is based on an organizational system of doctrine with a profane pattern of behavior.
This means that the behavior has to demonstrate a proper form of worship.
Doctrines of a demonic nature rob people of their freedom to worship the holy God in purity by establishing institutional rules and regulations about worship.
The religious spirit especially resists apostolic and prophetic anointing because demons hate God-breathed revelation and His pioneering nature for the ekklēsia. They resist the gifts in the Body of Christ that bring revelatory freedom to the members of the Body.
They seek to stone the revelations of the apostles and prophets because their revelatory words establish God’s foundation in the church – the ekklēsia for this age.
1 Corinthians 12:28 establishes an order of governing gifts in the ekklēsia for victory in the world. This order is apostles and prophets.
Religious spirits try to oppose the order of God as well as His initiated change.
It is the spirit of God that helps the thoughts and thought processes of people to implement change on earth. But it is the carnal mind of man that opposes this and is at enmity with God (cf. Galatians 5:17).
Galatians 5:17:
17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.
Religious spirits try to block strategic thinking for the future. They can get people into a routine, or a rut, so that they do not want to go into a change of today’s methods associated with victory.
In the New Testament, the disciples of the Lord were to have a revelation of what He is like, who they are, and who their enemies were.
Through Jesus Christ, the Pharisees or Scribes were given the choice of either opposing the divine nature of the Son of God or aligning themselves with Jesus. It was incumbent upon them to either keep the rules of worship in place where behavioral changes in worship occurred or to begin to worship in spirit and in truth. <= (Note: The text set in “=>” is a synonymous part excerpt from the book ‘God's Now Time for Your Life’, pages 113-116 by Chuck D. Pierce, ISBN: 0-8307-3834-7)
The Galilean Sea and the ‘Seven Regions’
It is said that after the above-mentioned healing, Jesus went with His disciples to the Sea of Galilee and a large crowd of people from seven regions followed Him (cf. Mark 3:7-8).
Mark 3:7-8:
7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed.
8 When they heard about all he was doing, many people came to him from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, and the regions across the Jordan and around Tyre and Sidon.
Here it was in Jesus’ interest to stay on a small boat on the Sea of Galilee, indicating the need for humility and simplicity in order to act according to the heart of God from His throne room presence (cf. Mark 3:9a i.c.w. 1 Peter 5:6; Revelation 4:6a).
Mark 3:9a:
9 Because of the crowd he told his disciples to have a small boat ready for him, …
1 Peter 5:6:
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
Revelation 4:6a:
6a Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. …
The people from the seven regions are representative of regions that submit to Christ’s authority in order to receive Jesus’ governmental instruction in the apostolic center of God’s word in the form of revelatory truth for this time and the time to come.
The purpose of this is that the regions or countries can be governed by the grace of God according to the standard of His righteousness.
The truth that Jesus spoke from the ‘small boat’ on the Sea of Galilee can imply to us the revelatory truth of His priestly and kingly dominion in the order of Melchizedek, which is related to the faith of our forefather Abraham (cf. Hebrews 7:1-3 i.c.w. Hebrews 8:1-2).
Hebrews 7:1-3:
1 This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, 2 and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.”
3 Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.
Hebrews 8:1-2:
1 Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2 and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by a mere human being.
This presence of Jesus follows victorious spiritual warfare, faithfully waged by faith and related to the increase of the economy of the Kingdom of God (cf. Genesis 14:17-20 i.c.w. Ephesians 6:12).
Genesis 14:17-20:
17 After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley).
18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19 and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.
20 And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
Ephesians 6:12:
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Accordingly, as saints of the ekklēsia, let us be encouraged to go forward in the power of faith and led by the Holy Spirit in the standard of the Word of God as well as in His revelatory truth.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm