Rise Early and Command Your Morning
An important part of ordering your day is rising early to seek the Lord. God wants to speak into your life so that He can help you order your day with greater authority and success. Tap into God’s best will for you by rising early to spend time in His presence. Let the Lord fill you r heart with His peace and joy, stand firm on his promises, and get his special word for you so that you can stand and declare it throughout the day. Seek wisdom; seek understanding; study to show yourself approved. Rise early, as did the prophet Isaiah, so that you will have the tongue of the wise, ready to give an answer for the hope that is in you.
Isaiah 26:9 “Yes, by my spirit within me I will see you early; for when Your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.”
How To Become An Overnight Success
Success requires courage and boldness. It requires that you walk in genuine spiritual authority in order to take dominion over your inner and outer world. God has empowered you, through Christ, to speak light into every situation. He has given you the tools and ability to dispel the dark and create beauty and order wherever you are. Whatever lies before you can be the substance from which you call forth your own masterpiece.
When God dreamed of creation, he spoke into a situation that was dark and “without form.” Where there was darkness God declared light. Genesis 1:2-4 declares “the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep…Then God said, ‘Let there be light; and there was light…and God divided the light from the darkness.” God created paradise and then gave His ultimate creation, man, the authority to rule over it. He told Adam to name every creature, calling each one out before him one at a time. Man was given dominion over all creation and the power to silence all of his enemies (Psalm 8). God didn’t create mankind to be idle but to be an active participant in making the earth over into the form God intended. God locked up all the mysteries of what humanity would ever need in what He created, so that we could co-labor with Him to unravel those mysteries and continue moving creation toward its expected end.
Learning to Reign in Glory
Jesus spoke many parables so that His disciples could conceptualize the power at their disposal and lean to operate successfully in his kingdom. He wanted them to comprehend the degree of success and prosperity that was available to them if they pursued these kingdom principles.
When I speak of success and prosperity, I am speaking of these concepts from the context of the kingdom. Success is the fulfillment of divine purpose, while prosperity is having enough divine provision to overcome obstacles. Once you press out of one situation, realm, or domain, you will rise to a new level of strength with a greater capacity to influence your new situation or domain. In other words, you will go from one glory to another and form one level of strength to a great one. When you learn to build on your experiences, adding to your faith, you will live a successful kingdom life as ambassadors of God’s glorious kingdom. You will progress from one level of success sand provision to another as you develop Godly ability and character.
2 Peter 1:5-8 “but also for this very reason giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance Godliness, to Godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither be barren nor be unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
As an ambassador, you are called to represent your heavenly Father in the earthly realm. You are to “re-present” Him, or “present Him again,” in every avenue of secular interaction. The world has formulated an erroneous and limited concept of God, and you are called to demonstrate His greatness through your lifestyle. God has called you to be His showcase on the earth-everything about you should reflect the glories of the kingdom from the clothes you wear to the way you talk-everything that speaks to your station and quality of life-all should demonstrate the limitless glories of the kingdom of God!
You are also called to bring the systems of this world into divine alignment. 1 Peter 2:9 tells us that we are kingly priests: “a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” Your priestly anointing empowers you to worship and offer sacrifices of praise to God. Your kingly anointing gives you the power and authority to legislate, regulate, enforce, and establish—to reign, rule, and dominate. As a believer, you must understand that you have become privy to the mystery of these kingdom principles or keys so that in this life you can walk in divine dominion. “And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19). In other words, whatever you allow in the earthly realm, heaven allows, and whatever you say no to in Jesus’ name, heaven will back you up by binding it. Remember, nothing leaves heaven until the request for it leaves Earth. This is how powerful the spoken word is. It has the ability to open or close spiritual and heavenly portals.
Isaiah 55:11 “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
The Word has ben made flesh in you, and the God-breathed words that you speak, as a temple of the living God, carry a supernatural authority and creative power. “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16)
Words are powerful. Words affect your destiny. You can’t afford to release capricious words out of your mouth because the spirit realm takes every word uttered from man as a command and mandate. It does not discriminate between a jest, a joke, a desire, an order, or a decree. This is how powerful the spoken word is. Be careful not to become ensnared by your own words.
Proverbs 18:20 “A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.”