You shall be the head and not the tail
Have you ever heard Christians say: “pray for me, I’m UNDER attack?” When I hear this or read it on the internet my response immediately is: “What??”
I think that phrase is like fingernails on a blackboard in heaven. All the saints and all the heavenly beings go: “WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?”
How can you be UNDER anything when God has put you OVER?
From the beginning of time, God put you OVER!
Genesis 1:26 NKJV “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion OVER the fish of the sea, OVER the birds of the air, and over the cattle, OVER all the earth and OVER every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
God gave man dominion OVER the entire earth and everything on it! Man had complete Authority OVER EVERYTHING! So how could a man be Under anything? The only requirement was that man/woman obey Him.
Remember John 1:1 NKJV “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God?”
The Word of God was completed/finished in the beginning of time. It is forever settled in heaven! It is unchangeable! All the blessings and promises of God, including our redemption, were set towards man before God even made the first man. (Psalm 119:89 NKJV “Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.”)
When God created man, man was given the Position OVER EVERYTHING! Mankind had dominion as a natural course. It was already settled in heaven.
God explained this to the Hebrews in Deuteronomy chapter 28.
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 NKJV “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:
In Deuteronomy 28 the Lord speaks a blessing over His People. At this present time, His People are those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God; that He was crucified. He shed His Blood to forgive us of our sins, heal us and make every provision for us. And that He rose from the dead on the third day and lived forever more. They have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
The Lord speaking these blessings over His people was a partial revealing of Jesus Christ Crucified from the foundation of the world. Jesus was the Lamb Slain at the foundation of the world. (Revelation 13:8). The power of the Cross at the foundation of the world and the shed Blood of Jesus provided the supernatural power for this blessing then and now.
When Jesus came in person to reveal the cross of Christ at the foundation of the world (1 Peter 1:18-25) He reiterated our dominion on the earth.
Luke 10:19 NKJV “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Back to Deuteronomy 28:3-9 “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.“Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.“ Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.“ Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.“ The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.“ The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.“ The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways.
Friends, get this in your little old religious pea brain! There is only one condition for you to be blessed: “if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways.”
It has not changed, nor can it ever change. It is FOREVER SETTLED IN HEAVEN!
The New Testament says the same thing. God will manifest Himself in your life in every area if you obey His Commandments.
John 14:15 NKJV “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”
John 14:21 NKJV “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
What is the only condition? Love Him back: Obey His commandments. If we do the Lord will be manifested in EVERY AREA of our lives. We will be OVER and not UNDER.
John 14:23-24 NKJV “Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.”
The promises and blessings in Deuteronomy are set by the Cross of Christ at the foundation of the world. They are unchanging!
28:10. “Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they shall be afraid of you. And the Lord will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you.The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be ABOVE only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them. So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.”
We receive EVERYTHING from God by FAITH: believing in, trusting in and obeying the Word of God.
3 John 1:2 NKJV “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”
We prosper in ALL THINGS when our soul: mind, emotions and will prospers. Our soul prospers when we do the will of the Father, obey His Word.
John 16:33 NKJV “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Jesus has OVERcome the world and He IS IN US! That’s why the Word of God, that is forever settled in heaven, says: Isaiah 54:17 NKJV “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord .”
The promises and blessings of God are our HERITAGE!
1 John 5:5 NKJV “Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”
You accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and make the choice to obey His Word.
Revelation 2:7 NKJV “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”’
Revelation 2:11 NKJV “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.”’
Revelation 2:17 NKJV “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”’
Revelation 2:26 NKJV “And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations.”
Revelation 21:7 NKJV “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.”
If you make the choice to overcome, obey the Word of God, you will INHERIT ALL THINGS! And be God’s son/daughter.
Royal Friends, it is past time to stop playing church, stop playing at being a Christian. IT IS TIME TO LOVE JESUS AND OBEY HIS WORD.
ANYTHING that tries to get OVER you, is a lie and you must resist in the faith. You must attack it with the Word of God.
Example: sickness tries to get on you or a loved one. What should you do/say? Review Mark 11:23-24, Jesus instructs us how to pray.
Example of how to Pray:
“Satan, I rebuke you. Jesus gave me complete Authority OVER you. The Father, Yahweh Elohim, gave me complete dominion OVER you. I command every lying symptom to get off me and come out of me right now in Jesus Christ’s mighty name. Quote the scripture: Isaiah 53:4-5; 1 Peter 2:24. I am healed by the stripes of Jesus. I command EVERY infirmity devil and every unclean devil to come out of me right now and I command my body to be whole and well and pain free in the name of Jesus Christ, Yeshua Hamashiach.”
The Lord will fight for you just as He did with the Hebrews. But remember, the Hebrews still had to go up and fight the enemies that tried to get OVER on them. God is His Word (John 1:1). When you use the Word of God and attack the enemy, you are releasing God to fight for you.
Deuteronomy 1:30-31 NKJV “The Lord your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you, according to all He did for you in Egypt before your eyes,and in the wilderness where you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place.’”
Are you the head, over, or are you the tail, under?
Deuteronomy 28:13 NKJV “And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.”
Over or Under, you choose.
If YOU need to repent for any reason; (uproot the seeds of sin that you have sown) DO IT! YOU must turn from your sin, disobedience to the Word of God, and turn back to God, and make the choice to obey His Word; then ask for forgiveness in the name of Jesus! Forgive everyone who has ever harmed you; forgive yourself for the hurt that you have done to others and to the heart of God.
Pastor Glenn Harrison
Author:”Two Wheels for Heaven”