Assignments…

His grave was assigned with wicked men, Yet He was with a rich man in His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was there any deceit in His mouth. (Isaiah 53:9 NASB)

The Lord showed me a while back the power of assignments over our lives…

Jesus was assigned a grave with wicked men – God didn’t do this – the enemy planned this – but the Lord overthrew this and allowed Jesus to be with a rich man (in a rich man’s tomb) in His death…

The enemy has assignments over each of our lives – when he used to own us – as those who now belong to the Lord – he’d – the enemy had – figured out what he was going to do with us – even Jesus he did this to…

When Jesus rose again He now has the keys to death and Hades – we read that Michael and the devil contended over the body of Moses – the devil had rights (or thought he did) over the dead but he also thinks he has rights over the living – the living dead (so to speak) – and even over us who actually know the Lord (he tries to convince us that he does – fear is his weapon – appealing to our insecurities)…

This is an issue which I don’t know a lot about but I do know this – once we know that we died – we died with Christ – then we know that the devil no longer has any rights over us as all his “Assignments” for us only apply while we (before we knew Christ) are alive and if we die and are given a new creation which does not sin he has no “rights” or assignments which he can “fiddle” over our new creation (as our new creation doesn’t sin – it just doesn’t)…

“Legal rights”…

I’ve heard about supposed “Legal rights” which the devil has over our lives when we’re “living in sin”…

What scripture actually says is that Jesus destroyed the commandments and lists of handwriting which was contrary to us on the cross and made a public display of the devil on the cross and triumphed over him on the cross…

The devil has no hold on us, no “Legal rights”, no “Assignments” which he can complete against us – the only power he has is the power of our unbelief and our fear of the Satanic or of witches, warlocks, etc…

“But their power is real” you say…

Yes it is real to those who are afraid and to those who do not realise, do not know, do not experientially know that they are under the Blood of Jesus – not “in and out” of being under the Blood of Jesus but permanently under the Blood of Jesus – and dead – out of Satan’s jurisdiction, out of his “Assignments” over our lives and out of his control…

The Lord showed me strongly a week or so back that I am not my own…

He owns me…

That is practical…

This is real…

This is “Bankable”…

Satan has no control over me…

Everything which the Lord has allowed to remain in me at this present point of time is within His will for my life…

“What are you saying Andrew?”

Hear me closely…

If “sin which dwells in me” is still being expressed through me in any area then that is because the Lord has allowed it to still be expressed through me…

In His timetable for my life “sin which dwells in me” will be removed issue by issue…

Maybe He’ll run out of time before I meet Him Face to face – that is His Prerogative – I am not focused on this – in the hidden part He will make me know Wisdom – that is His promise to me in scripture…

I will be transformed into the Image of His Son Jesus Christ…

Do you see what I’m saying?

Satan may have his “Assignments” for what used to be me (which has now died never to live again) but God has predestined my new self to ever increasing realms of Glory which I believe will never cease even throughout my eternity in heaven – I will know God…

I will because He has predestined me for this purpose and nothing thwarts His Purposes…

I will know Him – more and more and more – deeper and deeper and deeper – with no effort from myself – for eternity…

He will make me know Wisdom…

And Jesus Christ is the Power and Wisdom of God…

but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. (1 Corinthians 1:24 NASB)

I will know Jesus Christ more and more and more…

I can relax…

As I see a Satanic “Assignment” going over me as I see the enemy “coming in like a flood” I can relax and know that the Spirit of the Lord will raise up a standard against him – I’ve experienced this – without any human intervention from myself and I’ve experienced the Holy Spirit’s victory in that impossible situation where I felt sure that I would “go down”…

I have experienced victory out of the clutches of defeat – I’d “given up” trying to assist God and just “stood still” and in that place of quiet contentment watching things “play out” I’ve seen the Holy Spirit “come through” and deliver me from the one more powerful than me…

Hallelujah!!!

This is why I love God…

This is why I’m proud to be a Christian – to be someone who knows Jesus Christ…

Because He is Real…

His Power is Real…

And He overcomes all things…

We can’t hide our problems – they only “eat us up”…

We can “let out” our problems and know that the Lord will “take us up”…

He will cause us to soar on wings as eagles…

I have not lived a perfect life…

I have not always put others best first…

I have not always responded as Jesus would respond…

I have not always done what Jesus would do…

I have not been perfect like Jesus – but I am not under the devil – I am not under his control – I am not under his “Assignments” – I am not under any “Legal rights” for the devil to torment me – even when I am not forgiving those who have hurt me or whatever – even when I’m experiencing the tormentors tormenting me I am still not under the devil or his “Assignments” because the Lord will – and has (I have experienced this where I didn’t strive to forgive but just let myself languish in unforgiveness) delivered me – He pulled me through to forgiveness without any striving or anxiety on my behalf – He is Awesome and that is why I praise Him…

I couldn’t handle a God or a Boss who demanded perfection from me for this would require striving on my part…

But I have a God who has accepted me on the basis of the perfect lifelong performance of His Own Son (who is also God) and because I have believed in His Perfect Lifelong Performance on earth culminating in becoming sin on my behalf on the cross and satisfying the Wrath of God in the three hours of darkness on my behalf – because He loves me – and rising again from the grave as a true Resurrected Man – because I believe in this Sacrifice I am placed under the results of His Sacrifice – I am free from all condemnation from the devil – Jesus has performed – I – my new self – is learning to perform – but only in His Grace and in His Peace – I – my new self – have nothing to prove as my new self is perfect – was created perfect and can never be anything other than perfect – this includes my righteous soul…

So let’s not give the enemy any glory for his “Assignments” or his so-called “Legal rights” – he actually doesn’t own us at all – fact – we don’t even have to do anything to make that real – all we have to do is believe that it is a tangible fact that had nothing to do with us – if we cannot make one hair white or black – how do we imagine we can go “in and out” of God’s Protection over our lives when He says, “and the evil one does not touch him”…

Our faith overcomes the world…

Our faith is in facts – historical, completed facts…

Tangible, Living Facts…

The fact is we died.  Full stop.

The fact is we were born again.  Full stop.

The fact is our born again nature doesn’t sin.  Full stop.

The fact is that Satan cannot condemn a dead man for sinning.  Full stop.

Let’s relax and enjoy God…

And live in the Victory He created for us…

We never have to look at our sin or our sinfulness again – we just have to look at Him who is our Perfection…

To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood– (Revelation 1:5b NASB)

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Principal Structural Engineer, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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