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Day 9 of Allegiance To The Throne of Heaven
January 12 / 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Day 9 Allegiance To The Throne of Heaven
Time: 6AM – 6PM
Zoom Prayer Call
Meeting ID: 862 366 376 41
Pass Code: 278469
More than any other country, America is a symbol of Freedom to the entire world. Though she has never completely lived up to the dream, she nevertheless represents the dream of Freedom that most people around the world idolize and revere. Because of this millions of people have sought entry into this country, some legally and some illegally. But they all come with the desire for freedom and a better life for their families. As of 2015, the official count was 47 million immigrants that have relocated to the United States, which represents roughly 20% of the overall population. Many of those who are here legally seek to be naturalized citizens of this nation.
(1) to confer upon (an alien) the rights and privileges of a citizen; (2) the process by which a foreign citizen becomes a citizen of a new country.
When a person who was born in a different country comes to America and applies for citizenship they go through the Naturalization process. This process requires several things of the immigrant and can take years to complete. Among other things, this process includes:
- Residency for several years
- The ability to communicate in English
- Demonstrated knowledge of American history and government • Citizenship Interview
- Demonstrated Moral Character
- Dedication to American values that includes no membership in subversive organizations
- Citizenship Ceremony with Oath of Allegiance
The final stage of the Naturalization process is the Oath of Allegiance where the new citizen formally by oath, renounces allegiance to their birth country and pledges allegiance to their new country. In America the pledge reads like this…
The American Oath of Allegiance:
“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”
Every believer begins as an alien to the Kingdom of Heaven but through Heaven’s process of naturalization (the new birth process – 2 Corinthians 5.17) they undergo a complete spiritual and political renovation of heart where their allegiance is switched from the World to the Kingdom of Heaven. This is both spiritual and political in that spiritually you were regenerated and re-born by the Word (sperma) of God, but politically you were transferred from the Kingdom of Darkness into the Kingdom of God dear Son (Colossians 1.13).
Unfortunately most churches are not as thorough as the United States government in their naturalization process. Think about it, when was the last time you saw a person accept Jesus and during the same process renounce their former ties and allegiance to the Kingdom of Darkness? This is a fundamental flaw in Western Christianity. When a person gives their heart to God they need to be instructed exactly what it means. They also need to pledge their allegiance to their new King, Jesus, and renounce the Kingdom of Darkness and all previous entanglements in sin. This of course does not mean that they will be perfect, but it does change the expectations considerably.
Early believers understood this commitment very well. For example, Jewish converts were many times at risk of losing their family relationships when they pledged allegiance to the Kingdom of Heaven. These people were completely sold out to Heaven and every part of their lives centered around God, His Word and their brothers and sisters in Christ. Yes they worked and did other things, but those other things were not the central focus. The early saints made incredible sacrifices for the Kingdom. Many of them gave their very lives for the cause of Christ. Their allegiance to the Kingdom was unquestionable and they counted it an honor to be a martyr for Heaven.
Hebrews 11:24-40 TPT (24) Faith enabled Moses to choose God’s will, for although he was raised as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, he refused to make that his identity, (25) choosing instead to suffer mistreatment with the people of God. Moses preferred faith’s certainty above the momentary enjoyment of sin’s pleasures. (26) He found his true wealth in suffering abuse for being anointed, more than in anything the world could offer him, for his eyes looked with wonder not on the immediate, but on the ultimate—faith’s great reward! (27) Holding faith’s promise Moses abandoned Egypt and had no fear of Pharaoh’s rage because he persisted in faith as if he had seen God who is unseen. (28) Faith stirred Moses to perform the rite of Passover and sprinkle lamb’s blood, to prevent the destroyer from harming their firstborn. (29) Faith opened the way for the Hebrews to cross the Red Sea as if on dry land, but when the Egyptians tried to cross they were swallowed up and drowned! (30) Faith pulled down Jericho’s walls after the people marched around them for seven days! (31) Faith provided a way of escape for Rahab the prostitute, avoiding the destruction of the unbelievers, because she received the Hebrew spies in peace. (32) And what more could I say to convince you? For there is not enough time to tell you of the faith of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets. (33) Through faith’s power they conquered kingdoms and established true justice. Their faith fastened onto their promises and pulled them into reality! It was faith that shut the mouth of lions, (34) put out the power of raging fire, and caused many to escape certain death by the sword. In their weakness their faith imparted power to make them strong! Faith sparked courage within them and they became mighty warriors in battle, pulling armies from another realm into battle array. (35) Faith-filled women saw their dead children raised in resurrection power. Yet it was faith that enabled others to endure great atrocities. They were stretched out on the wheel and tortured, and didn’t deny their faith in order to be freed, because they longed for a more honorable and glorious resurrection! (36) Others were mocked and experienced the most severe beating with whips; they were in chains and imprisoned. (37) Some of these faith champions were brutally killed by stoning, being sawn in two or slaughtered by the sword. These lived in faith as they went about wearing goatskins and sheepskins for clothing. They lost everything they possessed, they endured great afflictions, and they were cruelly mistreated. (38) They wandered the earth living in the desert wilderness, in caves, on barren mountains and in holes in the earth. Truly, the world was not even worthy of them, not realizing who they were. (39) These were the true heroes, commended for their faith, yet they lived in hope without receiving the fullness of what was promised them. (40) But now God has invited us to live in something better than what they had—faith’s fullness! This is so that they could be brought to finished perfection alongside of us.
Now compare this with our version of Comfort Centered American Christianity today? Obviously our faith must increase so that our allegiance to the Kingdom will one day match or surpass theirs.
RENOUNCING THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS
I know you are born again, but have you ever renounced the Kingdom of Darkness and all of its trappings? Have you ever renounced wickedness on television or do you tolerate wickedness in your eye and ear gates in the name of entertainment? Have you ever renounced wickedness in secular music or do you say, “It’s only music”? Have you ever renounced wickedness in comedy, or do you just tolerate it for the sake of humor? Have you ever renounced wickedness in social media or any other medium where sin is propagated, or do you tolerate it for the sake of being relevant? May we pray for a work of grace during this consecration that would uproot all allegiances that oppose God.
James 4:4-8 ESV
You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (5) Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? (6) But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (7) Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (8) Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
2 Corinthians 4:2-4 AMP
(2) We have renounced disgraceful ways (secret thoughts, feelings, desires and underhandedness, the methods and arts that men hide through shame); we refuse to deal craftily (to practice trickery and cunning) or to adulterate or handle dishonestly the Word of God, but we state the truth openly (clearly and candidly). And so we commend ourselves in the sight and presence of God to every man’s conscience. (3) But even if our Gospel (the glad tidings) also be hidden (obscured and covered up with a veil that hinders the knowledge of God), it is hidden [only] to those who are perishing and obscured [only] to those who are spiritually dying and veiled [only] to those who are lost. (4) For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.
Ephesians 5:1-13 ESV
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. (2) And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (3) But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. (4) Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. (5) For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. (6) Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. (7) Therefore do not become partners with them; (8) for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (9) (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), (10) and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. (11) Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. (12) For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. (13) But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible,
PRAYER OF RELEASE
FROM THE WORKS OF DARKNESS
2 Timothy 2:19 WNT
Yet God’s solid foundation stands unmoved, bearing this inscription, “THE LORD KNOWS THOSE WHO REALLY BELONG TO HIM.” And this also, “LET EVERY ONE WHO NAMES THE NAME OF THE LORD RENOUNCE ALL WICKEDNESS.”
It is so important after you become a new creature in Christ to renounce your past involvement with any works of darkness and to take it farther even renouncing works of darkness by your ancestors. Confession of our sins cleanses us from unrighteousness but confession from the sins of our ancestors releases us from their sins. Pray this prayer of renunciation and release for victory over the works of darkness from your life and your generation.
- I renounce all lust, perversion, immorality, uncleanness, impurity, and sexual sin in the name of Jesus.
- I renounce all witchcraft, sorcery, divination, and occult involvement in the name of Jesus.
- I renounce all ungodly soul ties and immoral relationships in the name of Jesus.
- I renounce all hatred, anger, aggression, resentment, revenge, retaliation, unforgiveness, and bitterness in the name of Jesus.
- I forgive any person who has ever hurt me, disappointed me, abandoned me, mistreated me, or rejected me in the name of Jesus.
- I renounce all addiction to drugs, alcohol, or any legal or illegal substance that has bound me in the name of Jesus.
- I renounce all pride, haughtiness, arrogance, vanity, ego, disobedience, and rebellion in the name of Jesus.
- I renounce all envy, jealousy, and covetousness in the name of Jesus.
- I renounce all selfishness, self-will, self-pity, self-rejection, self-hatred, and self-promotion in the name of Jesus.
- I renounce all ungodly thought patterns and belief systems in the name of Jesus.
- I renounce all ungodly covenants, oaths, and vows made by myself or my ancestors in the name of Jesus.
After you have prayed this prayer of renunciation begin to give God praise for your release, your cleansing and your victory! It is only through our participation for our deliverance and through the name of Jesus we can be free. [https://truthinreality.com/2012/09/08/prayer-for-renunciation-of-works-of darkness/]
WHO DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
It is a shame to say that many Christians identify more with the World than they do Heaven. They have given in to the carnal, sinful nature and as a result spend all their time on carnal pursuits. Therefore their outlook is completely natural and
they think, talk and operate as mere earthlings. Somehow in their carnal debased state they identify with those who murder babies and practice sexual deviance. Many of whom identify first with their earthly ethnicity instead of their Heavenly heritage. But if you identify with the World and with those that God considers to be wicked, what team are you really on? What a travesty it is when people who call themselves Christians identify with and fight for the other team. What a disgrace it is when people who have confessed the name of Jesus also align themselves with God’s enemies, those who champion murdering babies up to the point of birth; or those who practice all manner of sexual perversion and seek to normalize it. These people are morally bankrupt and utterly debased, yet so many in the “Church” identify with them for the sake of political expediency. God have mercy on the souls of every spiritual leader and born again believer who identifies with wickedness and aligns themselves against the God of the Universe.
Galatians 2:19-20 TPT
“But because the Messiah lives in me, I’ve now died to the law’s dominion over me so that I can live for God. (20) “My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!
Colossians 2:6-12 TPT
In the same way you received Jesus our Lord and Messiah by faith, continue your journey of faith, progressing further into your union with him! (7) Your spiritual roots go deeply into his life as you are continually infused with strength, encouraged in every way. For you are established in the faith you have absorbed and enriched by your devotion to him! (8) Beware that no one distracts you or intimidates you in their attempt to lead you away from Christ’s fullness by pretending to be full of wisdom when they’re filled with endless arguments of human logic. For they operate with humanistic and clouded judgments based on the mindset of this world system, and not the anointed truths of the Anointed One. (9) For he is the complete fullness of deity living in human form. (10) And our own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us. He is the Head of every kingdom and authority in the universe! (11) Through our union with him we have experienced circumcision of heart. All of the guilt and power of sin has been cut away and is now extinct because of what Christ, the Anointed One, has accomplished for us. (12) For we’ve been buried with him into his death. Our “baptism into death” also means we were raised with him when we believed in God’s resurrection power, the power that raised him from death’s realm.
Ephesians 2:1-6 TPT
And his fullness fills you, even though you were once like corpses, dead in your sins and offenses. (2) It wasn’t that long ago that you lived in the religion, customs, and values of this world, obeying the dark ruler of the earthly realm who fills the atmosphere with his authority, and works diligently in the hearts of those who are disobedient to the truth of God. (3) The corruption that was in us from birth was expressed through the deeds and desires of our self – life. We lived by whatever natural cravings and thoughts our minds dictated, living as rebellious children subject to God’s wrath like everyone else. (4) But God still loved us with such great love. He is so rich in compassion and mercy. (5) Even when we were dead and doomed in our many sins, he united us into the very life of Christ and saved us by his wonderful grace! (6) He raised us up with Christ the exalted One, and we ascended with him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm, for we are now co-seated as one with Christ!