BIBLE READING: ISAIAH 2:1-3; REVELATION 5:1-12; MICAH 4:1-2
“Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in Heaven, saying “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” Revelation 11:15(NKJV).
The Sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ upon the Cross was for the Purpose of a Total Redemption. By this, we mean that when He said “It is finished” (Jn.19:30). He was referring to the fact that the Price had been paid in full not just for the Redemption of fallen man but also for the Redemption of fallen society. Little wonder the Bible tells us that the Son of Man came to seek and save THAT which was lost (see Lk.19:10).
During the Temptation of the Lord Jesus in the wilderness, satan made Him an offer regarding the kingdoms of this world: “Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time” (Lk.4:5). The Greek word translated “kingdoms” here is “basileia”, which literally means “rule or realm”. Contrary to orthodox belief, the tempter didn’t show the Lord literal kingdoms with geographic boundaries. Rather, he offered Him the seven realms of influence or mountains of society (see Rev. 5:12). on the condition that He would worship him. However, Jesus was intentional and uncompromising about the Divine Process involved in redeeming these kingdoms.
Once the Lord ascended to Heaven after the claims of justice were fully satisfied, God the Father said to Him “Sit at My Right Hand TILL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES YOUR FOOTSTOOL” (Ps.110:1). The only way the enemies of Jesus will become His Footstool is when He receives the following things from the Church upon the seven mountains or kingdoms:
(1.) Power: Jesus will receive Power on the Mountain of Government (see Isa. 9:6-7).
(2.) Riches: Jesus will receive Riches on the Mountain of Economy (see Phil. 4:19).
(3.) Wisdom: Jesus will receive Wisdom on the Mountain of Education. (see Isa. 54:13)
(4.) Strength: Jesus will receive Strength on the Mountain of Family. (see Mal. 4:5-6)
(5.) Honour: Jesus will receive Honour on the Mountain of Religion/Worship. (see Jn. 4:23-24)
(6.) Glory: Jesus will receive Glory on the Mountain of Celebration of Arts and Entertainment. (see Ps. 16:11)
(7.) Blessing: Jesus will receive Blessing on the Mountain of Media/Communication. (see Isa. 52:7)
This is God’s Grand Master Plan. It is only after Christians arise and bring the Total Influence of the Kingdom of God upon these Seven Mountains of Society that the kingdoms of this world would truly become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ. (see Rev. 11:15)
Our Precious Heavenly Father, we thank You for the Power of Your Total Redemption. O Lord, please help us arise as the Church and leverage on the gains of the Endtime Revival by possessing all the spheres or realms of influence for the Sake of the Kingdom in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen.