Marks of true maturity: Demonstrating Dominion

Written by Pastor John Garcia on .

The Promise is that as we move from infants into a deeper level of spiritual maturity, we will advance from slave to son, and thus, become heirs. It is awesome to receive the revelation that not only are we heirs because of Christ Jesus, we actually become joint-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:14-17). Notice this promise found in Romans 8:17 - And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also be glorified together.

To be a joint-heir denotes that you are entitled to the exact equal inheritance as the other family member. The inheritance is divided equally if someone is a joint-heir. This is a tremendous incentive to move into the place of maturity so that we will not be deprived of, nor forfeit, one bit of what Father God longs for us to fully walk in. The same anointing that empowered the early disciples is now obtainable and available for each of us. Christ stated, "As My Father has sent Me, even now I am sending you" (John 20:21).

Your Birthright: To walk in the anointing & power of the Holy Spirit

It is the plan of God that we walk in demonstrated power. Christ declared that we would be able to do the works that He accomplished and even greater works than these (John 14:12). This is part of our birthright. The promise is that one generation will receive the restoration of all that other generations have lost. In Joshua 11:23, God gives to Joshua all the things He had promised to Moses.

The promises of God are sure. Even though one generation forfeits their call, this does not disqualify you from walking in your complete birthright. In Joshua, chapter five, forty years of 'no' became a 'yes' in one day. This is a great display of regaining your birthright and obtaining the promise.

The Spirit of God is waking your heart, calling you to receive your birthright. Your birthright is to walk in the anointing and power of God's Holy Spirit; thus empowered to accomplish great exploits by the power and presence of God's Holy Spirit (Daniel 11:32).

In People Without Mixture, I Will Pour Out My Power Without Measure
We are called to be overcomers, seated with Christ in true prophetic and apostolic power (Rev. 3:20-22). The eyes of the Lord are looking for a people whose hearts are upright so that He can fully support all they put their hands to do (2 Chronicles 16:9). Our hearts must be free from self-seeking and self agendas. Our goal is to desire nothing more than the advancing of the Eternal King and the establishing of his Kingdom.

The Lord spoke, saying, "If I can find a people without mixture, I will pour out My power without measure." God has promised to identify each of us as Sons and Daughters of the Most High if we will choose to grow up and live a clean pure life (2 Corinthians 6:16-18/2 Corinthians 7:1).

Grow up! We must persistenly move from Slaves to Sons.

"Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons."

"And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, 'Abba, Father!' Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ." Galatians 4:1-7 NKJV

Do You Want Your Inheritance? If so, then you must grow up!
God longs to release outstanding, distinct destiny upon His children. Each one of us has a truly unique God-ordained inheritance. It is time to mature, moving from mere infants into mature sons. It is crucial that we set our hearts to move without delay into maturity. Only then will the Spirit of God be released to bring us into our birthright and divine inheritance. It is truly a pity to live spiritually impoverished, when in fact we are a multi-mantled generation. It is the our birthright to walk as Kings and Priests (Rev. 1:5-7). God is looking for a people who will shake themselves and arise coming out of this self-imposed poverty. The Lord has great plans for His people. Plans for our outstanding success, not our failure (Jeremiah 29:11).

Recognize and overcome the Esau Complex
The identity of this complex/spirit is most helpful: It is an Esau spirit which manifests itself by causing Believers to come into distraction from the worth and value of their birthrights and divine inheritances. The result has produced disdain for the thing God places great value and worth upon. May we never again be guilty of selling our God-given destiny for a moment of self-gratification.

Many have fallen prey to this spirit, as it seeks to allure them from the path of God, causing them to succomb to quick indulgence, promising to satisfy the hunger of the flesh. Another way this spirit works is causing Believers to expect only their inheritance to be given to them when they die and enter the spirit world. This has led so many to live below the promise of power and authority here and now.

God wants us to rise above and stay in that place!
The scripture states that God hated Esau. I feel that it was the deeds of Esau that God hated. What did Esau do that caused such a displeasure in the heart of God the Father? He fell prey to this spirit that demands the feeding and the satisfaction of the flesh, pushing for personal pleasure at all cost. Thus Esau counted worthless his inheritance, not valuing what God had destined him to walk in...selling his birthright for a single bowl of soup (Gen. 25:29-34/Romans 9:13). The enemy tried this same strategy with Adam, in Noah's time, the days of Lot, with Jesus during his testing and today-- the last days.

The Spirit of God has released grace to overcome this spirit. We must regain a noble desire to walk in our true birthright. Never should we again be satisfied to walk below what God has designed for us. We are created to be the head and not the tail. God destined us to be above and not beneath.

Now is the time for us to rise above and seek to prepare our hearts to receive all the Father longs to release. We are no longer slaves but sons, and thus, heirs of the promise. The Lord is looking for a people who will walk in uprightness of heart so that He can release outstanding authority and power (Psalms 24:3-5). It is one thing to ascend into the hill of the Lord - the place of His power and authority; however, it is another thing to abide in such a place (Psalms 15:1-5).

It is one things to have your sins forgiven, to pray, worship, read scripture... Yet there remains the place where who I really am moes beyond the veil of the most holy place. It is in that place where Godly visitations aren't good enough, Godly manifestations and human understanding aren't good enough. Only spending time with him in the inner chamber is our longing. It is in that place, the place of my genesis, where I will find my lost identity and He will show me how to grow up into Him, who is the Head. I want to grow up and be just like my Daddy God.