Ruling in the Midst of Your Enemies

Psalm 110:1-4 The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.” The Lord will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, “Rule in the midst of Your enemies.” Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power; In holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew. The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind, “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”

Mindsets of people God can use

1. A revelation of God’s greatness

  • We are involved in an enterprise that cannot fail
  • God’s purpose, His house, His plan; God is ultimately going to make everything come under the submission of Jesus’ lordship

2. We are indispensable to His plan

  • The scepter of the king was the extension of his authority; God extends His authority in the earth through us
  • We are placed on the earth to be the ambassadors of a kingdom
  • God works in partnership with His people
    • Without Him we cannot do His will in the earth
    • Without Us He will not do His will in the earth

3. A ruling mentality

  • We have to learn how to rule in the midst of our enemies and carry a victorious spirit in the midst of every difficult situation
  • Man is appointed to rule over all the work of God’s hands
  • Carry the spirit of royalty, rulership, dominion, God-given authority
  • You – in Christ – have been made more than a conqueror
  • Live in the power of the world to come while in the world you live in now

4. A willingness to be used by God

  • God’s army is a volunteer army; His people will volunteer freely
  • One of the distinguishing marks of a true believer is to ask “What do you want me to do, Lord?”
  • God uses people who are willing to be used

5. Lean into the power of God

  • God is a powerful God; His kingdom is one of power
  • Don’t settle for anything less than a supernatural church; miracles are never too far away
  • In a day, the power of God can change anything and everything

6. Set apart for God’s glory

  • Holiness is not perfection in rule-keeping: it’s not just about behavior
  • We are separated unto the Lord; not just from sin but for God
  • Holiness of heart is foundational to it all: “I live for Your glory, God.”

7. Born again

  • Born again: the nature of God implanted within
  • I want to live right, not just have to live right
  • Born again with the seed of greatness planted inside of you

8. A praying, royal priesthood

  • Hebrews teaches us Jesus is a priest after the order of Melchizedek
  • Melchizedek was a priest and king
  • Royal priesthood that understands the value of releasing heaven’s will and power into the earth