October 31, 2019 | Wanda Alger, IFA Field Correspondent
There is a reason the enemy loves to stir up confusion and chaos on the earth. He is terrified of what will happen when the sons and daughters of the Kingdom of God begin to operate in unity to bring order and alignment to creation.
From the very beginning, God’s design was for Adam and Eve to steward creation. From the simple task he gave to Adam of naming all the animals to His charge to the first couple to “be fruitful and multiply,” His intent has always been for us to take ownership and rule over the earth. It is His joy and our purpose (Gen. 1:26-28).
We, as believers, should always remember our original purpose: to steward creation. This is what we were created for – to walk in close relationship with the Father and enjoy the creative process of stewarding all that He has made. This is why the enemy is bringing so much chaos and disorder – to discourage and distract us from our calling and our destiny. In a day with much chaos and dissension, the Lord would remind us that He has given US the role to be a part of bringing His order.
“For the LORD is God, and He created the heavens and earth and put everything in place. He made the world to be lived in, not to be a place of empty chaos” (Isaiah 45:18, NLT).
As we face chaotic situations, both personally and as a nation, our charge is to pray for ORDER and ALIGNMENT under the Lordship of Christ. Even as God spoke into the void of darkness and brought order, so we are called to pray His Word over the earth to bring light and alignment.
“By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth… For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm” (Psalm 33:6, 9 NIV).
“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore…’ ” (Matthew 28:18-19 NIV).
There will be a day when anything that is out of order will now come into HIS order. This applies to our physical bodies, relationships, and authority structures. We are to pursue this with our actions and prayers until this is fully realized. Every part of creation will to come into order, and we have the opportunity to pray for this through speaking God’s blessings and purposes on the earth! The key to this understanding comes from placing ourselves under His authority, in complete surrender, and walking in absolute obedience. As we posture our hearts in total surrender to His Lordship, all of heaven will back up His words through our lips.
Do not fear powers that rise against the Kingdom of God. Rather, pray for God’s order and original design into the situations and declare His Lordship, His rule, and His reign. He is the only One who can bring that order, but He has created us to pursue this with all of our hearts. Speak light into the darkness, order into the chaos, and creative purpose into that which is dead and lifeless. We have only begun to know Him as CREATOR and One who brings something out of nothing, substance out of emptiness, and beauty out of darkness. We have the opportunity, even now, to release this creative aspect of His character – “…the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were (Rom. 4:17, NIV).