By Amy Shamp
Isaiah 22:22: "The key of the house of David
I will lay on his shoulder;
So he shall open, and no one shall shut;
And he shall shut, and no one shall open."
Recently, God has been speaking to me about taking regions and territories for the Kingdom of God. Much of our time as Christians is spent within the four walls of the church. While church services and conferences are necessary for our spiritual growth, we must constantly remind ourselves that our privilege as believers is to extend the jurisdiction of the Kingdom of God beyond the church walls. We are called to reign as kings in this life (Rev 5:9-10)! God's power must be demonstrated publicly. You and I are ambassadors of the Kingdom, image-bearers of God, and agents of assignment and purpose. The world needs to see God's children displaying unity and power, reigning as kings and priests.
As God began to speak to me about the inner cities of America, I saw an unveiling of the glory of God in America like never before. Action, however, is the only way to see this promise manifest. The Body of Christ must rise up as an army and take action against the forces of darkness! We are the hands and feet of Christ in the earth.The answer to the troubles of the nations lies within you and me! The solution to the world's suffering is contained in the life-giving Spirit which was seeded in you the moment you were born again! "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…" (Matthew 28:19).
Not only are we called to preach individual salvation, but to demonstrate societal change and transformation! We are called to make disciples of ALL nations! One man or woman can do mighty exploits for the Kingdom of God, but how much power could a Body of kings and priests release together? As the Body of Christ comes together in unity of the faith, stepping out in their destinies and callings as children of God, we will see an unfurling of Christ's banner over our nation.
I believe God is getting ready to pour out His Spirit in an unprecedented way! Get ready! A new breed of glory carriers, armed with miracles, signs and wonders, coming together as one prophetic voice, is being equipped and released in this hour! A new era of kingly authority is upon us!
"I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living" (Ps. 27:13).
Don't lose heart friends, for we will see the goodness of God in the land of the living! Here, on earth, is where we will see heaven reigning! Jesus observed that "from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force" (Matthew 11:12, NKJV).
Though the enemy may take territory, he has no legal right to occupy. You and I are the enforcers of Christ's victory for our households, our cities, and for our nations! Stand, and see the salvation of the Lord!
JESSE SHAMP, author
AMY SHAMP, author