Attitude and Entitlement

(From the Heart of His Watchman)
Fellow servants of the Most-High God, I recall listening to the song, Royalty, by Byron Cage. This song speaks of the magnificence of our God. I considered that humanity is and always has been His offspring. I considered that our God revealed His Love for us in His work in His Word/human, Christ Jesus, our Savior, Lord, Messiah, and KING. Our God is the Ultimate King, who purposely and willingly made humanity in His own image and likeness.

I considered that our God knew the first Adam (male and female man; Genesis 5:1-2) would fall from grace through the deception of satan. I considered that He made us anyway, knowing when all the pressing and spiritual warfare is over, everyone that is with Him, will be with Him, because we have chosen to do so.

This song speaks of our position in our God. Our God is indeed ROYALTY. We are His offspring and He has declared we are royal because He is ROYAL. I considered that status of royalty carries privileges. Our Heavenly Father, the Source of all things good, willingly watches over, cares, and provides for us (in accordance to His Word and will). He has promised if we do things His way, with His heart, all creation will yield and supply our needs, even our godly desires.

I considered that the status of royalty carries entitlement. I considered the definitions of entitlement:

(1) The state or condition of being chosen for benefits or privileges
(2) A right to benefits specified especially by law or contract
(3) Belief that one is deserving of or entitled to certain privilege

I considered the Truth of these definitions for believers exists ONLY because of our God’s Love for us. I considered the Truth of these definitions for believers exists ONLY because of the work our Loving Heavenly Father worked in Jesus Christ.

Godly Attitude and Entitlement
Watchmen, our sense of entitlement is NOTHING like the world’s. Our sense of entitlement, is walked out in humility towards our God. A heart that truly understands we are absolutely nothing without our God, does not walk out this entitlement from a heart or in character that is rude or self-serving. We understand all we need or desire is found in the heart and will of our God.

A heart with understanding recognizes the necessity of being led by and walking in the Holy Spirit. It understands the need to allow Him and our God’s Word (Scripture and Jesus) to monitor and measure our thoughts, speech, behavior, so that we reflect the Person, character, and nature of our God. We know from Jesus’s life what True Love looks like, and that humanity can only walk it out with the help and guidance of God’s Word and Holy Spirit.

A believer with a godly attitude and correct sense of entitlement understands that the best of heaven belongs to us through Jesus Christ. He or she understands our God withholds no good thing from those who walk upright before Him. Walking upright includes maintaining a godly attitude, a listening ear, and a loving heart full of faith in our God’s ability to get the job done. A godly attitude and right sense of entitlement presses to maintain the commitment and passion to do our God’s will, His way.

Trusted with Heaven’s Power
We have to embrace the Truth that we must press into renewing our thinking with our God’s Word. We must press into taking on the mind of Christ Jesus, conquering the flesh, to do and say as our Father does and says. Doing so positions us, giving us access to the secrets of the kingdom of God, greater understanding of our victory over all darkness, and dumanis power to enforce Christ’s victory (our victory) upon satan, his cohorts, and all their works, IN JESUS NAME! HALLELUJAH!

Watchmen all over the world, let us allow the Holy Spirit to judge our hearts and lives. Let us ask Him to show us every ungodly attitude, every erroneous belief regarding our entitlement as God’s children. Let us repent quickly, and press into the Person of our God even more in our attitudes, so that we may wield His Word, backed by the power of heaven, in greater levels of authority.

Father God,
We first thank You; we appreciate who You are and all You have done for us. We love You; You have and are teaching us how to love with Your Love. Thank You for the use of Your authority and power. Thank You for equipping us to wield all You are with Your heart. We know, that because of You, no weapon created against us will succeed, because we will walk out Your character, mind, and nature, and enjoy all the privileges and entitlement You have made available to us, through Christ Jesus. Again, we thank You, in Jesus name. We stand with the Bride and Your Spirit declaring, “Even so, come Lord Jesus.”

We pray, decree and declare all in the matchless name of Jesus, in which You have vested all authority and power! We rejoice, as we stand with godly attitudes and the correct sense of entitlement. We thank You for the wisdom, authority, and power to call things that be not as though they already were, because they are, in Jesus name! We look with earnest expectation to see the manifestation of all You have already done. IT IS SO!

BE IT UNTO US, AS YOU HAVE ALREADY DECLARED!

Well-trained Soldiers of the Cross

We thank our God, that He qualifies and equips all HE chooses to be a part of His army and heavenly plan.  As a well-trained soldier of the cross, He works to make sure we know Him and know our enemy. If we do not truly realize that we are not struggling against one another, but against a real devil, we are disqualified already. People are used of the devil, pawns, and flunkies, but the devil is the real culprit.

We must know Ephesians 6:10-18.  As well-trained soldiers of the cross, we must know that the armor of God is every promise written in His Word. The Word of God is our defense and our weapon. His Word illuminates darkness and separates truth from a lie!

We must know the authority and power of our God’s Word:

Hebrew 4:12 (KJV) For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

As well-trained soldiers of the cross, we must know the Word of our God is the Truth. There are some who want to pretend satan does not exist or is insignificant in our walk of faith. We know this is not true because Jesus dealt with him:  

Acts 10:37-38 (KJV) 37 That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him.

We need not be ignorant of the wiles, tricks and traps of the devil. The devil’s plan is to distort, hide and misrepresent God’s truth.

John 8: 44 (KJV) He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

We were warned to watch for satan’s tricks:

1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

We live in a world influenced by the devil, because of the fall of mankind. The devil’s desire is to make us fear that God’s Word is not true for us, or deceive us into thinking we are exempt from the inheritance. 1 Peter 5:8-9 refers to the devil. Other names are adversary or antagonist. An adversary or antagonist is defined as (1) one who opposes and actively competes (to wear you down into surrender or defeat) or (2) a drug (influence) that neutralizes another drug (influence).

The devil wants to neutralize each of us and remove us from the fight of faith.(Understand the underlying factor is always fear or deception). The goal of fear is to: Strip us of conviction, making sure we are not allied with, supporting or favoring either side of a dispute (noncommittal) (full of procrastination). A position in which a set of gears is disengaged so that power cannot be transmitted.

The devil wants you disengaged from your source . He wants to separate you from the inheritance of love, truth, wisdom, power and all the benefits as a Son (Child) of God, so that you will not walk in the light, the revelation, and power of God, but be weak, and struggling your whole life.

A well-trained soldier of the cross is aware of the enemy and is even more aware of our dominion every all his works. So, what is the solution?

A well-trained soldier of the cross builds an immunity to the threat and tactics of the enemy with the Word of God. Challenge what you think with the Word of God. Anything that we hold has truth or tradition that opposes or does not align itself with the Word of God will keep us from the promise in that area. Remember we can depend on God’s character, His Power and His Word. Remember satan is no match for our God, who is the Most High God!

A well-trained soldier of the cross knows that the armor mentioned in Ephesians 6 is not our armor, but the armor of God. When we give Him our lives, He takes full responsible for our lives. We must keep no areas from Him and His Kingship. His instruction was have preeminence in our lives so that we might reap the full benefit of who He is.

Blessed Heavenly Father,
Help us to recognize the true enemy of our lives. Quicken us to take up our weapons and work the works of Jesus Christ. We decree that we are encouraged and we will not faint or grow weary in doing well, in doing Your will. Thank You that the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead, strengthens our mortal bodies. We decree that we are strong, we decree that we are rich in You. We decree that we are well able to take whatever mountain, scale any wall and overthrow any attack or tactic of the enemy of our souls. We decree that we will finish; we decree that we are more than conquerors in You. WE LOVE YOU! WE TRUST YOU!

Have Your way in our lives, in Jesus name we pray. IT IS SO!!! AMEN.