“We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” – 2 Corinthians 6:1,2
Did you notice that the Holy Spirit, through the Apostle Paul, just stated that we are workers together with God Himself?
Wow! Can that be?
Well, let’s look deeper into the Word and see if we can verify this truth.
In the first letter that Paul wrote to the church in Corinth, he illustrated…”I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase…. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers TOGETHER WITH GOD…”
In Romans 8:26, we are told that the Spirit also helped our infirmities…. The literal Greek statement there is that He “takes hold together WITH US against our infirmities.”
Did you get that? Not FOR us….WITH us!
How could this possibly be? Most Christians view themselves as mere humans who are just here taking up space and putting in time until they can get to Heaven God just does whatever He wants on and with the earth.
No! No! No! A thousand time no!
Psalms 115:16 says, “The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.”
Then when Jesus arose from the dead, He gave us power of attorney to use His authority and His power through His name with which He actually named us to rule and reign over this planet! (Mark 16:15-18; Romans 5:17 Weymouth translation)
As a matter of fact, let’s look at Romans 5:17 in the Weymouth translation…”For if, through the transgression of the one individual, Death made use of the one individual to seize the sovereignty, all the more shall those who receive God’s overflowing grace and gift of righteousness reign as kings in life through the one individual, Jesus Christ.”
Glory to God! Are you born again by grace? Made to be righteous by one Jesus Christ? Are you in the individual, Jesus Christ? Then you are able to rule and reign as a king through and in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!
This actually answers a HUGE question that I hear quite often. If God is God, why does He allow bad things to happen in the earth? Why does He allow all the stealing, killing and destroying?
The answer is quite simple really. He doesn’t….we do! He made arrangements and Jesus paid an unthinkable price to give us all the power, all the authority and all the wisdom to absolutely turn this earth back into the garden it was originally intended to be but it is entirely up to us!
He even gave us an army with which to dominate this planet and all the forces of darkness. Hebrews 1:14 says that ALL the ministering spirits (angels) have been sent forth to serve us and Psalms 103:20 says that they hearken (that word means both to hear AND to obey) to the VOICE of the Word.
We are God’s voice on this planet and we need to be speaking His Word over this planet, over the governments, over all that are in authority and over our own lives and reign over this thing as the kings and priests He has made us to be!