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#477 Exercising Our Legal Rights To Authority, Dominion, Power

During a recent trip to South America I was sharing on the Altar of Incense and the various items connected to the Incense and the burning of the Incense. This was within the context of the Priesthood after the order of Melchizedek. As I was sharing some new thoughts began to be realized but when I tried to share them there was no anointing so I changed direction. I was sharing on the difference between what we used to think was the work of the “Prayer Warriors” and the Priests burning Incense before God.

I will try to review these new thoughts along with what I have shared before concerning Authority, Power and Dominion. It has been very obvious that the church has very little of these three NORMAL areas of the Christian Life and function as their actual experience. It was not that just the church in South America was without power, authority and dominion but that every church we have visited in many places, for many years, has the same lack of dominion, power and authority. Even in churches where they have a good group of “Prayer Warriors”, who are very faithful, it is obvious there is no more power, authority and dominion than in other groups that focus upon other functions. We have heard of several churches who are praying and fasting and asking God to send the power. We are seeing very little effect from this effort.

This has inspired the thought that there must be a great difference between what we call good believers “Praying and fasting” and a priest after the Order of Melchizedek “Burning Incense.” While I have written some things about the Incense and the burning of Incense over the last 25 years, I never connected that with Authority, Power and Dominion that is NORMAL for the Lampstand Church functioning as the Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek. Of course this has to be speculative because I have never yet seen a Lampstand Church functioning as a Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek. Why is this a fact? Because He is building His Church in the invisible realms of the Holy Place. Nevertheless, this is what the Bible indicates is God’s purpose for the church in the Holy Place dimension. Since I have never seen a church

(anywhere) functioning in the Holy Place light and dimension I can only share from the Bible Viewpoint.

Exo 25:36 “Their bulbs and their branches shall be of one piece with it; all of it shall be one piece of hammered work of pure gold. 37 “Then you shall make its lamps seven in number; and they shall mount its lamps so as to shed light on the space in front of it.

The understanding of the Pure Gold Lampstand holding the Seven Spirits of God and illuminating EVERYTHING in front of the Lampstand has been obvious for many years. This would illuminate the Showbread and the Altar of Incense along with the two Veils ( the inside of the second veil and the outside of the third veil) and the Cherubim embroidered on the curtains . Of course the gold boards would be shining and illuminated. However, we cannot see any active function in the Lampstand Church except holding the Seven Spirits of God. For that reason we must see the Holy Place function in the Priesthood. That means in the High Priest and his Sons. Of course all priests must first be part of the Lampstand Church before they can function as a priesthood to the church. How do we know that? Because God has set in the CHURCH first Apostles etc. (1 Cor 12:28)

The Priesthood by Aaron and his sons, functioning in the Tabernacle made with men’s hands was only a type, shadow or picture of the real, present day Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek. Christ Jesus is the High Priest of this Divine Order and His sons are the Priests after the exact same order. The exclusive right to burn the real and authorized Incense is limited to this Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek. Why? Because the Priesthood after the order of Aaron was done away with because it could not bring anyone to perfection.

The Priesthood of Melchizedek is the only eternal priesthood and is the exclusive Priesthood of heaven. Melchizedek has always been the Priest of the Most High God. He functions exclusively as The Priest doing the will of God throughout eternity past and eternity future. We must never lose sight of the fact that He AND Jesus Christ are both KING / PRIESTS. It is with the revelation of the “KING” that we need to see that the Kingdom of God is the source of all the Legal Power, Authority and Dominion that was recovered at Calvary. To speak about the Kingdom as a cliche to add relevance to a message has been popular but is symptomatic of the lack of reality of the real nature of the Kingdom of God. To say the word “Kingdom” without having the Legal Power, Dominion and Authority of the Kingdom has been the weakness of my message for the past 40 years. Then to speak of Power, Dominion and Authority outside of the absolute Government of God is to just make these Governmental and Legal tools another ineffective cliche. It is certain that there must be a personal encounter and experience of the Kingdom Government IN the Priest before he can minister the reality of the Kingdom message.

Connecting Calvary with the Kingdom of God and the restoration of the dominion of the whole earth to mankind has been confused because of the exclusive application of His death to blood, sin and resurrection. This transference of Power, Authority and Dominion from Adam to Satan and back to Jesus Christ at Calvary and through Him back to every person of the New Species has been ignored by much of the visible church. The New Covenant is the Legal Document for the transference of dominion to man but it was only Calvary that activated the New Covenant and guaranteed the dominion. Therefore, to speak of the restoration of the church without the restoration of the Legal Power, Dominion and Authority over the whole earth is ignorance of the purpose of God. However, all this restoration of Power, Authority and Dominion MUST be enforced by the church within the context of the Kingdom Government of God. It is exactly here that the system of restoration breaks down. Everyone who exercises the Authority of the Kingdom MUST be experientially under that authority of the Kingdom in his personal life. Why? Because we must have the Legal Right to demand that the enemies of God release their hold on the area of earth assigned to us.

It is in this context of the Kingdom Government that the Legal Authority, Dominion and Power assigned to the church is manifested. Therefore, it is clear that we must set the Consecration Offering as an entrance into the Kingdom Government rather than some acceptance within the context of ministry. The reason is very simple! Ministry without the Legal Power, Dominion and Authority of the Kingdom will always be weak, sick, feeble and ineffective. All we need to do to confirm this defect is to visit any church on Sunday morning. There will NEVER be a corporate manifestation of the Legal Power, Dominion and Authority of the Kingdom of God on earth until there is a total restoration of the Legal Power, Dominion and Authority to the individual Christian. This is not likely to happen until there is a total restoration of the Legal Power, Authority and Dominion to the ones who have chosen to place themselves in the leadership positions of the churches. The weakness of the local church can ALWAYS be traced back to the weakness of the ministry. Preaching a good message can never be a substitute for the lack of the Legal Power, Dominion and Authority over the unclean spirits in that area of the church’s function. Ignorant and weak Leadership is the weakness of this restoration of the dominion of the earth back to the church. Why? Because the church has been given the total responsibility of enforcing the Legal and Total Victory of Calvary and exercising the Power, Authority and Dominion that God originally gave to mankind over the whole earth. The term “OVERCOMING” has suddenly taken on a new dimension. The UNDER-COMING CHURCH has been the disgrace of our generation.

Why? Because when we follow the restoration of the church through church history we see the last restoration (the Sixth) was within the Charismatic Movement that ended in 1985 and the next restoration, according to the God given pattern of the Tabernacle, is the Consecration Offering. Since this “restoration” has been ignored by the lukewarm leadership, no Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek has manifested. This lack of Priesthood ministry could be the source of weakness in all the “ministries.”

The tragedy of this deficiency is that Satan and unclean spirits are seldom challenged in the church service or in secular life. These spirits without bodies are everywhere, including the pulpit. Even though Jesus gave us authority over the serpents, the scorpions and ALL the power of the enemies, this authority is very seldom enforced by the visible church. Why? The church seems to be ignorant of her Legal Rights and Responsibility!

Now Christ Jesus is the very first Priest, taken from among men, who has now become our High Priest after that Eternal Priesthood Order. The entire Kingdom of Priests, taken from among men, will also be of that Divine Order. Through His Priesthood function He took authority over the unclean spirits and cast them out. Some of these demons caused sickness and some caused mental disorders. Others just bound people into infirmities like being bent over and not being able to walk upright. Legions of demons possessed a crazy man. We see these spirits without bodies could see the pigs. The could think and ask so they are intelligent beings but just without bodies. Regardless of who they were or the nature of their perversion, Jesus had authority over any of them even BEFORE He received ALL Power and Authority over both heaven and earth. However, He gave His disciples authority of His Name over the unclean spirits BEFORE Calvary. From this we could speculate that MORE real power should and can be manifested by the Priesthood ministry. Why? Jesus IS our prototype man and He now has regained the Legal Right to the whole earth!

Heb 5:1 For every high priest taken from among men is appointed on behalf of men in things pertaining to God, in order to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins; 2 he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness; 3 and because of it he is obligated to offer sacrifices for sins, as for the people, so also for himself.

Heb 5:4 And no one takes the honor to himself, but receives it when he is called by God, even as Aaron was. 5 So also Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest, but He who said to Him, “THOU ART MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN THEE”; 6 just as He says also in another passage, “THOU ART A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK.”

It is clear that Jesus Christ is the very first High Priest that was taken from among men who was after this Eternal Order of Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek. So now ANOTHER Priest has arose after that order. That means there are now two who are priests after

that Order. One is the Holy Spirit and one is the Man, Christ Jesus, who was taken from among men. Both are of that Kingly Order who have Kingdom Authority.

Heb 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, a tribe with reference to which Moses spoke nothing concerning priests. 15 And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek, 16 who has become such not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life.

So now ANOTHER Priest has arisen after that order. Permit us to repeat this clear fact. That means there are now two who are priests after that Order. One is the Holy Spirit and one is the Man, Christ Jesus, who was taken from among men and BOTH are Kings. One is God, the Holy Spirit, and one is Man!

Heb 2:9 But we do see Him who has been made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone. 10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings.

It is revealed that God is still not satisfied with One Son who has fulfilled His will and purpose and who was CROWNED and received into glory but that now God is bringing many sons to to that same glory! These many “sons” (Greek--uihos---hwee-os’) are not children but grown “Sons.” These many sons will form this corporate priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek. For that reason we are sharing that the good believers who are praying and fasting, singing and worshiping and doing the very best they can are still not qualified to burn incense, unless they also become priests! Why? Because only Priest who are qualified can function in this realm of Incense which is exclusively designed for the Priests.

Since this Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek is not assigned to the outward man who is in the image of Adam it must be designed for the new inward man, who after Christ is created in the image of God. This makes everyone (male and female) who are of the new creation eligible to become Priests after this Order. This eliminates the outward and natural man from ALL Priesthood function.

Gen 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day when God created man, He made him in the likeness of God. 2 He created them male and female, and He blessed them and named them Man in the day when they were created.

Gen 5:3 When Adam had lived one hundred and thirty years, he became the father of a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth.

Now ALL men are created in the likeness and image of Adam but God cannot use them for His Eternal Purpose. All outward men (or women) are of the wrong species to be either Christian or Priests after the Order of Melchizedek or to fulfill God’s Eternal Purpose OR TO BECOMES SONS OF GOD! Therefore, ONLY the new inner man can possibly qualify and that ONLY after they have grown to maturity. Now with that short introduction we will look at


In the very beginning God gave man legal authority, power and dominion over the whole earth and everything that crept upon it including Satan, the revengeful and all God’s enemies. Adam had all the authority of a king over the earth who also had the commission to subdue the earth and rule over it.

Psalms 8:2 From the mouth of infants and nursing babes Thou hast established strength, Because of Thine adversaries, To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.

Psalm 8:3 When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, The moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that Thou dost take thought of him? And the son of man, that Thou dost care for him?

It is obvious that man was created to deal with God’s adversaries and to cause the enemy and the revengeful to cease their activities. It is also apparent that man lost all his legal dominion over the earth and turned it over to Satan so that he was now the legal prince of this world. He confirmed this authority to Jesus in the wilderness.

Luke 4:5 And he (Satan) led Him (Jesus) up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 “Therefore if You worship before me, it shall all be Yours.”

It was through man that man lost his dominion and authority over the earth but God has not changed His mind about man having total dominion over the earth. However, since by man it was lost and handed over to the devil, by man it must be won back. Fallen man became the slave of the devil so by man he must be redeemed back to authority, power and dominion over the earth. The “Man” that accomplished all this is the man, Christ Jesus. Therefore, He must be genuine man in order to achieve this goal successfully and meet God’s legal requirements to redeem man and for man to regain his legal rights of Power, Authority and Dominion to rule over the whole earth. If we lose sight of this one eternal fact, the church will NEVER fulfil its Divine destiny. God’s enemies and the revengeful fell within the dominion of man. These are spirits without bodies who are personalities that think, plan, appeal, speak, see and function in the invisible realms of this earth.

Heb 2:8 THOU HAST PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET.” For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him. 9 But we do see Him who has been made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.

Psalms 8:4 What is man, that Thou dost take thought of him? And the son of man, that Thou dost care for him? 5 Yet Thou hast made him a little lower than God, And dost crown him with glory and majesty! 6 Thou dost make him to rule over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet, 7 All sheep and oxen, And also the beasts of the field, 8 The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

There is now no question if this has been successfully accomplished. How do we know? Because Jesus specifically said that all dominion, authority and power in BOTH heaven and earth has been given to Him. If Jesus has been given ALL AUTHORITY it means that the devil has NONE!

Mat 28:18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

God left NOTHING that is not subjected to Him and even with all that authority we still don’t yet see the total extent of all that authority means. “Go Therefore” indicates that because He had won back ALL AUTHORITY, Power and Dominion that now WE can go into all the world and preach the gospel of the New Species of Man and the Name of Jesus who has become the King of a Corporate group of King / Priests who make up the Kingdom of God! It is from this Kingdom that we get all our Legal Power, Authority and Dominion to rule over this whole earth.

Luke 1:68 “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people, 69 And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of David His servant-- 70 As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from of old-- 71 Salvation FROM OUR ENEMIES, And FROM THE HAND OF ALL WHO HATE US; 72 To show mercy toward our fathers, And to remember His holy covenant, 73 The oath which He swore to Abraham our father, 74 To grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him without fear, 75 In holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.

It is very clear that salvation is a salvation FROM our enemies and from the hand of ALL who hate us so that since we have been delivered from the hand of our enemies we are free to serve Him without fear and to live in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.

This should be all the confidence that we need to exercise our legal authority, dominion and power all the rest of our days. This has been kept as a secret from the church long enough. This legal power, dominion and authority must no longer remain a mystery in the church.

Act 8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were being baptized, men and women alike.

Act 28:30 And he (Paul) stayed two full years in his own rented quarters, and was welcoming all who came to him, 31 preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.

When the old species of man, after the image of first Adam, tries to command the devil or cast out demons they discover it is unsuccessful. The natural man cries out “In the name of Jesus” and the demons completely ignore him. How do I know that? That is what I did! Therefore, the old species of man boldly declares that the power, gifts, dominion and authority was again lost to man after the last Apostle died. That means the church is helpless and the devil is still the prince of this world and of this fallen world system. That is true but the devil has NO legal power, authority or dominion over the New Creation and New Species of Man! Of course much of the church has not accepted her position of Power, Authority and Dominion and remains under the oppression of the devil and his army of fallen angels and demons.

Nevertheless, that is just ignorance of what Christ Jesus accomplished on Calvary and just a carnal excuse for the pitiful condition of the visible church and its earth bound ministries. This stupidity ignores Jesus’ direct words and then declares that demons are just normal sicknesses common to all men but because of the superstition of the people Jesus called them demons.

Luke 10:17 And the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” 18 And He said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. 19 “Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall injure you. 20 “Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.”

Why did Jesus know that it was time to rejoice? Because He knew their names were written in Heaven? Why? Because they had exercised authority over the powers of darkness and cast out the demons. Either Jesus actually gave them power, authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy or He was hyping the situation or was deceived.

Power = G1849 ἐξουσία exousia ex-oo-see’-ah From G1832 (in the sense of ability); privilege, that is, (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence: - authority, jurisdiction, liberty, power, right, strength.

Even if we miss what He said in Luke it would be difficult to confuse what He said in Matthew.

Mat 16:18 “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it. 19 “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

Mat 18:18 “Truly I say to you, whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. :20 “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst.”

This legal authority is called “the keys to the Kingdom.” To assign this authority to ONLY Peter is ignorant of what Jesus said to all His disciples. This is just another excuse for the powerlessness of the visible church. The gates of Hades easily overpower the visible church and the visible church appears to have no authority or power to defend itself. This is not even the worst part because the visible church has been neither light nor salt to the world and the world is getting more and more immoral and disgraceful.

We can no longer explain the terrible fallen condition of mankind and disruption and destruction of the family units and the violent conditions on the earth as just the result of sin. There must be powerful forces of evil behind this deterioration of society that are now world wide. Just the perverted things that are demonstrated publically at the demonic and occult practices at “Carnival” in the Spanish and Portuguese cities should be obvious that there is a tremendous power behind these perversions. Even the TV in those places show gross perversion and women and men doing things that are abnormal and unacceptable in a moral society.

Luke 10:19 “Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall injure you.

In whatever way the forces of darkness are identified or what their names are becomes irrelevant because Jesus said “over all the power of the enemy.” This includes ALL that is connected to those evil realms that include all the enemies of God. It should be made clear that every enemy of God is also an enemy of all of mankind whether they know it or not. The disaster facing the human world system is totally unknown to them and they are being swept into the total perversion of that fallen system.

However, for the visible church to remain in ignorance of these spiritual forces, when the Bible is so clear, is without excuse. For “ministers” to deny the existence of these evil forces and calling them just natural occurrences is real stupidity. For that reason these visible churches will remain in denial and ignorance and Satan will surely overpower the visible church, as has been clearly demonstrated throughout church history.

This can NOT possibly be an excuse for any church group that has understanding and a genuine Christian Life. This is the group for which I am writing. Even some Pentecostal groups that I have met have a fear that if they got involved in a conflict with these evil forces that they would suffer severe consequences. Of course Jesus said “and nothing shall injure you” but that is evidently not really believed.

The big question is this; Why has God put the church in this position of responsibility to take authority, power and dominion over these forces of darkness? While we don’t have a specific scripture that says this there are plenty of scriptures that strongly suggest this responsibility has been given to the church. Why doesn’t God just step in and strike a blow against Satan and his evil forces? The simple answer is this; Because God has given man the power, dominion and authority over the earth and He will not usurp that authority and act in place of it.

It seems even AFTER Jesus won back the rulership of the earth that God still does not interfere in the enforcement of this authority or the lack of concern about it. Either the church rises up and enforces the victory of Calvary or it will not be done. God certainly has His purpose in granting this responsibility of enforcement to the church. He must be using this responsibility to train us in overcoming, rulership, obedience and dominion over our area of responsibility. He may be training us NOW for the world yet to come which is the Tabernacle of God.

Now This Is My Opinion Of Why The Altar Of Incense Is The Key To Understanding This Position of Responsibility Given To the Lampstand Church And The Priesthood Ministry.

God will not act in the affairs of earth EXCEPT in response to the action , ministry and request of man. Why? Because God gave man full dominion over the earth. But what if the church refuses to get involved in this legal responsibility and turns their Christ purchased authority over to the devil? Then God will not interfere. How do we know that? Because that is exactly what happened with the first Adam. The Last Adam certainly did not fail in His responsibility to overcome Satan and He fully recovered the dominion that was given to the first Adam who then gave it to Satan. Jesus then gave this unlimited and legal authority, power and dominion he obtained at Calvary to the church and placed the responsibility to enforce this authority to rule over the earth directly upon the church. Of course if the church fails to exercise her authority, power and dominion God will just wait for another generation to take this responsibility. It is my opinion that the “Church” which is part of the first fruits harvest will not ignore her responsibility to overcome and enforce the victory of Calvary and actually rule over the areas of her responsibility.

It is clear that the visible church has no idea that this is her responsibility and is still asking God to deliver them from oppression, sickness and demonic attacks, etc. Why is this failure the “normal” experience in the visible church? Because in the Outer Court dimension the church is really powerless to exercise her authority, power and dominion because these seven foundational experiences are ONLY preparation for the Christian life and function. The actual Christian Life and function ONLY begins in the Holy Place where the authority, power and dominion is recognized and enforced. The illumination of the Seven Spirits of God and the ingestion of the showbread is where we get the revelation to burn Incense. The Incense Altar and the Incense, which is wholly FOR God and NOT for man, is the place and position where this Legal Power, Authority and Dominion is exercised.

This is why we insist that the Priesthood preparation and maturity IS the most important “ministry” today! Why? Because this Priesthood precedes the burning of Incense. It is in the burning of Incense where the legal power, dominion and authority of the church is enforced upon the powers of darkness. This is recognized by the position of the Altar of Incense before the Throne / Ark of God. In Hebrews 9 it shows the Altar of Incense BEHIND the third Veil, very near the Ark of the Covenant, instead of BEFORE the third Veil. If you can visualize the Ark / Throne of God from looking down from above you could see the Altar of Incense is directly within the circle of God’s absolute Sovereignty.

This means that the Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek is standing in the Circle of God’s absolute Sovereignty and is cooperating with God to get His (God’s) will done on earth in the same measure it is being done in heaven. This is NOT praying or asking God to do things for man or mankind. How do we know that? Because the Incense is 100% for God and nothing for man. Incense is NOT for man but wholly for God. Prayer, as we know it, cannot possibly qualify as Incense because this kind of “prayer” is wholly for us.

Exodus 30:34 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Take for yourself spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum, spices with pure frankincense; there shall be an equal part of each. 35 “And with it you shall make incense, a perfume, the work of a perfumer, salted, pure, and holy. 36 “And you shall beat some of it very fine, and put part of it before the testimony in the tent of meeting, where I shall meet with you; it shall be most holy to you. 37 “And the incense which you shall make, you shall not make in the same proportions for yourselves; it shall be holy to you for the LORD. 38 “Whoever shall make any like it, to use as perfume, shall be cut off from his people.”

Too much of public prayer is just perfume for the one praying and is filled with cliches and requests for God to do something for man. This personal “Perfume prayer” does NOT transform into Power, Dominion and Authority nor does it enforce the victory of Calvary.

Then why does the real Incense, offered according to God’s pattern, transform into the Legal Power, Authority and Dominion? Because it carries God’s Absolute Sovereignty and His Will to the earth dimension! Why is this Incense the requirement for God to exercise His Will on the Earth? Because God gave man the dominion upon the earth and God will do NOTHING without man’s request, cooperation and permission!

How does man cooperate with God to get His Will done of earth? First “the Priest” must eat of the Showbread to discover God’s absolute will! Where is God’s will discovered? In The Priest’s New Inner Man when he participates in the Showbread by eating it under the illumination of the Seven Spirits of God. Then He caries the revelation of God’s Will to The Incense Altar where it is burned before God. Now God is free to exercise His Will on the Earth and to reverse or interrupt Satan’s activities.

It is in this process of discovering God’s Will and then cooperating with God by asking Him to exercise His specific Will on the earth that we learn how to function in the Kingdom dimension of the Legal Authority, Power and Dominion.

Some will ask; but is man then actually ruling? Isn’t God just ruling through man’s requests. Yes! But doesn’t man really want independent authority to rule the way he wants so He can be king on the earth? Yes! But that is not how the Kingdom works. How do we know that? Because, now we see Jesus, who is now King but was made lower than the angels but now has been crowned with glory and honor and given dominion over all the works of God’s hands. He is the prototype Man and He did NOTHING on His own initiative. He just learned obedience and did the will of the Father. When He burned Incense Prayer ( in the invisible realm) He first discovered the Will of His Father and then asked God to exercise His will on the Earth.

How do we know that He burned Incense Prayer? Because He is our High Priest, who was taken from among men, to appear in the Presence of God in behalf of mankind. Of course not in behalf of ALL mankind but of those who have become new species of men who have escaped from the legal dominion, power and authority of Satan. In order to actually benefit from their freedom they must bring their life under the Legal Dominion, Power and Authority of the Kingdom of God. This is truly what is totally missing in the visible church and is the basic reason the visible church is powerless and has NO AUTHORITY to exercise. For that reason neither Satan nor his activities are disturbed by the singing, worship or messages of the visible church. These religious activities are irrelevant in the Legal Authority, Power and Dominion over the affairs of this earth. It is simply because the visible church is ignorant of her basic responsibilities to exercise the Power, Authority and Dominion recovered at Calvary that the world is spiraling out of control and the moral stability of society is eroding. The church will be held responsible for this deterioration of society because she has been assigned the duty of being BOTH salt and light to the world AND enforcing the victory of Calvary upon God’s enemies.

Therefore, the visible church, functioning in the natural light of the Outer Court dimensions, will NEVER exercise the Power, Dominion or Authority of the Kingdom nor will they EVER enforce the victory of Calvary upon the devil and the world system under his control. We are told of three extreme times in the life of Jesus when the entire destiny of mankind and the earth were in jeopardy. First was in the wilderness where he was subjected to the fierce and unrelenting attack of the devil for forty days and forty nights.

The second was when all the forces of darkness descended upon Jesus at Gethsemane to persuade Him to save Himself. If they could have persuaded Him to back out of His full consecration to do the whole will of God, the entire destiny of the earth and mankind would have been altered for eternity.

The third was Calvary itself when all the pain and suffering was unbearable that He stood firm in His Consecration and died upon that terrible cross. To apply this “event” ONLY to sin, death and resurrection and NOT to the restoration of the earth to the Legal Power, Authority and Dominion of man to his original position as ruler of the earth is ignorance. This IS the reason the church is trying to function in the tiny light of natural illumination and much of the visible church has even denied the Holy Spirit his rightful place in the illumination and direction of the church.

Why is the visible church functioning in this ignorance? Because she has rejected Him who will lead us into ALL truth. The visible church has insisted upon a natural education for the natural man to ordain its natural ministers to positions of carnal authority over the visible church. This has resulted in NO Power, Authority nor Dominion and has subjected the visible church to the realms of the dominion that Adam handed over to Satan. It would be difficult to over emphasize this travesty and ignorance of the total victory of Calvary and the church’s responsibility to enforce this victory upon God’s enemies.

We must look no farther than the lack of maturity of the ministries or the carnal nature of their preparation to discern the root problem. The “ministries” ARE THE PROBLEM! Ordaining the natural man to a carnal priesthood, with natural garments and giving him authority in the visible church must be the influence, authority and work of the devil himself. It is NOT because the scriptures are not clear but that the scriptures are not really believed to be the Word of God. Some seminaries have assumed that the scriptures are just a collection of the thoughts of man handed down from generation to generation until they were finally written down in a book.

Through the carnal man’s scholarly criticism it is determined that the scriptures cannot possible be the Word of God so they become irrelevant. I have spoken with pastors who said they were full of faith and expectation when they went to seminary but that faith was totally destroyed by “higher learning.” This faith ONLY returned after they knew for certain that they were born again and baptized in the Holy Spirit.

Since the Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek is ONLY initiated by the infilling of the Holy Spirit and personal function of the Holy Spirit in the believers life, this IS the primary experience that commences the preparation for the New Covenant Priesthood. If we ignore this essential experience we will prevent the church from ever becoming a Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek. Therefore, there will never be a Kingdom of Priest in this generation of believers. For that reason there will always be a weak, infirm and ineffective church and the victory of Calvary will NOT be enforced until another generation of true believers arises.

It is totally unnecessary to wait because the Word of God is certainly clear concerning this responsibility of the church. Some will surely ask; But hasn’t the Pentecostal church and the Charismatic movement restored the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to the church? Yes! This restoration took about 79years. However, none of the restorations have restored the Consecration Offering and for that reason there is no functioning Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek on earth. { There is this Priesthood functioning in heaven but the Legal Authority, Power and Dominion on the earth has now been given to the Lampstand Church He Is Building} For that reason the Authority, Dominion and Power of Calvary and Pentecost and the burning of true Incense has Not been restored. In this dispensation the Priesthood after the Order of Melchizedek MUST become the Incense Altar and release the Incense from themselves. How do we know that? Because the Incense Altar was wood overlaid with Gold and we see David, prophetically, doing that same thing. When the Corporate Body of the High Priest begins to function in this realm and when the Corporate Incense is rising from that body, the Corporate Authority, Power and Dominion will be realized and the re-distribution of Power and control of the earth will be realized. Then the dominion that was given to first Adam will be partially demonstrated on the earth in certain areas.

Now the objection to this “theory” will come from the scriptures themselves. Why? Because we see the great tribulation where the visible church seems powerless to overcome the devil and is killed. While this is certainly true it is clear that at least some WILL OVERCOME and sit with Him on His Throne. Some will overcome and rule over the nations. Some will overcome and become pillars in the Temple of God. Since the First Fruit Church [ the Man Child Company in Revelation 12] will be caught up to the throne of God before the great Tribulation it should be clear that at least some of the visible church, at least that portion that He is building, will exercise the Legal Power, Authority and Dominion given to first Adam and regained by the Last Adam. How do we know that? Because the First Fruit Harvest reach maturity BEFORE the main harvest.

Mark 4:28 “The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. 29 “But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

Rev 14:14 And I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud was one like a son of man, having a golden crown on His head, and a sharp sickle in His hand. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle and reap, because the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe.” 16 And He who sat on the cloud swung His sickle over the earth; and the earth was reaped.

This obviously was NOT the Harvest of The First Fruits but the harvest of the whole earth. Before this harvest there is another harvest of the First Fruits.

Rev 14:3 And they *sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the one hundred and forty-four thousand who had been purchased from the earth. 4 These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb.

It is not our purpose to identify these “First Fruits” but just to show the various harvests are not all at one time. The First Fruits are the first harvest and of a smaller number and the last harvest is the whole earth. We may assume that the First Fruits have exercised their LEGAL Authority, Power and Dominion of Christ Jesus on the earth before they were caught up to the throne room of God. These are certainly in Heaven and have been purchased from the earth but the tribulation is in full power and destruction before the final harvest of the whole earth. The final harvest is to gather EVERYONE who is on the earth at that time. Both the saved and the unsaved. There is BOTH the Harvest of the Tares and the Harvest of the Wheat.

Mat 13:29 “But he *said, ‘No; lest while you are gathering up the tares, you may root up the wheat with them. 30 ‘Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”

It is obvious that the devil has sowed tares right in the wheat field that belongs to God. This indicates that the “tares” are sown right in the visible church. Some are in the pulpits of the visible church! Jesus is certainly removing the tares that were present in the Lampstand Church that He is building in Revelation 2 and 3. However, the tares in the visible church will NOT be removed until the final harvest.

The church must soon recover from its comatose state and begin to recognize the total victory of Calvary and begin to enforce that victory over the serpents, the scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. If they just remain comatose, who will be the final overcomers and who will be caught up to the Throne of God? Someone WILL overcome and sit upon the Throne and it might as well be those who hear and respond to this responsibility to exercise Legal Power, Authority and Dominion purchased at Calvary over the serpents, the scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. If these enemies are “hurting us” it simply means we have not overcome them.

This has been forcefully revealed to me on the last trip to Cuba because I suffered many problems with my health and physical strength. Even my eyes were infected. This was also revealed on a recent trip to Venezuela where I was taken to the emergency room because I was suffering pains in my chest. Even though it was diagnosed as stomach problems I was certainly hurting. Therefore, this scripture has NOT been fulfilled in my experience. It is also true that it has not been fulfilled in MANY others that I know.

This indicates to me that we have come to the time of great need for this restoration of the church to Legal Power, Authority and Dominion. It is time to learn and experience this scriptural Truth; Luke 10:19 “Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall injure you. 20 “Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.”

The “method” of exercising this power, authority and dominion and enforcing the total victory of Calvary upon God’s enemies is not so clear. Should we just pray and ask God to do it? Maybe fasting and prayer will be needed. How do we exercise this authority, power and dominion? First we need to be fully assured that He really HAS GIVEN us the authority and that we can actually tread upon serpents, scorpions, and over All the power of the enemies without being hurt.

If we are not absolutely certain that we actually have THAT authority it will be impossible to enforce that authority on God’s enemies, who are also our enemies. These “enemies” are acting against us and against God’s purposes. What IS their problem? Why are they so intense in their warfare against us? We have not done anything to offend them! We don’t even know these spirits without bodies so how do they know us?

If the church becomes a glorious church, without spot or wrinkle, holy and blameless the time for the demon’s judgement will be held shortly. When the believers grow to the measure of the stature that belongs to Christ Jesus their judgement is assured. They know that! If the church comes to perfection in their obedience the church will be qualified to judge the angels and the demons for their disobedience and their judgement is certain.

However, if these spirits without bodies can keep the church from becoming the Lampstand Church and prevent the Priesthood Ministry after the Order of Melchizedek for becoming a living reality, the fallen angels, demons, serpents, scorpions, and all God’s enemies will remain free from judgement. Why?

God must raise up a “perfect church” that will be qualified by their consecration and obedience to judge all disobedience. When that happens it will signal the time for the burning of all the tares whether they have bodies or not. Therefore, these enemies of God have a vested interest in keeping the visible church in a comatose state and the real believers from growing up into the life and character of Christ Jesus. This “work of deception and perversion” is for their own self preservation. Therefore, they are very intense about attacking the church and especially one that is beginning to advance into fulfilling God’s Eternal Purpose.

Of course their access point into our lives and body are through the flesh and any fallen attributes that have not been rectified and transformed by our life in Christ. Any of attributes of first Adam are fair game for them and they seem to have a legal right to inflict those areas. Then how can we possibly defend ourselves? Even if we are not strong enough spiritually to attack them and start a warfare offensive against them, we surely must be able to at least defend ourselves from their attack.

In their first corporate attack against Jesus in the wilderness it seems clear that He was able to defend Himself but we don’t recognize that He was in an Offensive warfare attack against them. Defense and protecting ourselves from their attack appears to be our first objective. If we cannot protect ourselves we are not yet ready for an offensive battle.

It appears that even at Gethsemane Jesus was still on the defensive and was just barely able to defend Himself against the full forces of all the assembled evil. Then at Calvary when he was subjected to unbearable pain and suffering and all the attacks were unrelenting, He was still in the defensive mode. He was just trying to hold to His consecration to do the whole will of God. However, this was the greatest offensive battle of all time because the devil was active in killing an innocent man. Now there was the Law of Moses against killing an innocent man which was established upon the earth at Mount Sinai. The devil became guilty. When the devil and the angels fell there was no law on the earth, at that time, which could judge Satan and the angels.

1Cor 2:6 Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; 7 but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom, which God predestined before the ages to our glory; 8 the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory;

We could say that Satan and the rulers of this age fell into the trap and crucified Jesus which sealed their destiny in hell. The prince of this world has already been judged. The judgement of the angels has been assigned to the perfected church. Why them? Because the church will only be able to judge the angel’s disobedience by their obedience to the things f God! The travesty of the visible church is that she ignores any responsibility of obedience because of grace.

None of this explanation this far clarifies how or what method we can use to defend ourselves or attack the works of darkness. What tools have been assigned to us to defend ourselves because that seems to be the first priority. It seems that what Jesus used was His voice to cast out the demons. It was with His voice that He said to the devil “It is written.” God created everything by just speaking the Word like “Let there be light” and it was so! The Centurion Soldier told Jesus “Just say the word and my servant will be healed.”

Because these forces of evil that are trying to destroy us have no bodies, neither our warfare against them nor our defensive protection can be with carnal or earthly weapons. Guns or knives are of no use to us. Therefore, even the scriptures are not specific about this issue even though this is clearly the responsibility of the church.

2Cor 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, 6 and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.

While this sounds like a powerful weapon against the enemy forces it gives us no explanation of what he is speaking about or how to do that. He doesn’t explain how these weapons actually work. Therefore, the only actual examples we have is someone commanding the evil forces! It is assumed that the spoken commandment releases the Legal Authority, Power and Dominion AGAINST these forces of evil darkness! The power is released and activated by that which is spoke out from our mouth by faith. While we “SPEAK” audibly and forcefully directly to the spirits without bodies (and who are invisible) our actual authority is the Name of Jesus. If we are not completely assured that He Has All Authority and that He is holding us responsibility to enforce that authority upon God’s enemies there will be no effectiveness of our words and the forces of evil will ignore us. How do I know that? Because it has happened to me many times.

It seems clear that we cannot send “thoughts” against them and praying and asking God to do something against them has not been effective. Asking them politely to leave us alone has not worked. Jesus commanded the unclean and evil spirts to leave or we say He cast them out by His words. Paul also commanded the unclean spirits to leave by speaking directly to them.

Act 8:5 And Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ to them. 6 And the multitudes with one accord were giving attention to what was said by Philip, as they heard and saw the signs which he was performing. 7 For in the case of many who had unclean spirits, they were coming out of them shouting with a loud voice; and many who had been paralyzed and lame were healed.

Philip cast out the demons but it doesn’t tell us what he said or how he did it. In other words there is no formal instruction on how to cast the spirits out and all we have are examples of some doing this ministry of deliverance. Jesus said in My Name you shall cast out demons.

It seems that of all the things we have tried, nothing has worked to relieve the physical problems I have. Therefore, repeating these religious activities a few more times is silly. For that reason there only seems to be one alternative and that is speaking vocally and forcible directly to the devil or to the demons that serve him. Probably a loud voice will not be necessary because it is the Legal Authority, Power and Dominion over everything that creeps on the earth that causes the demons to leave. In other words, a loud voice without any legal authority is futile.

Of course this is not complicated but if we stand and begin to speak to the invisible realms we may feel very foolish UNLESS we have the revelation that these spirits without bodies are really there and are the source of our problems.

The first 20 years that my wife and I were born again and baptized in the Holy Spirit we cast out hundreds of demons. We did that by loudly commanding them in the Name of Jesus to come out. The Bible says that Jesus cast out the demons with a word which we assume was by an audible command. We sometimes commanded for hours before they came out. Jesus did not spend more that a minute or so casting them out. From this experience I realized that I never had ALL the Legal Power, Dominion or Authority that Jesus or Paul or Philip had.

The point I am making is this; My physical problems are not just a matter of casting out demons. I still do that a few times each year. My concern is of being fully equipped to defend myself while in enemy territory. This may be more difficult than casting out demons. Many demons that are in people are not very strong but the spiritual forces that are arrayed against us in certain places of the world are quite strong. Being able to defend myself has become my number one priority so I can continue to travel and share in those places. Taking two months to recover after going to those places does not seem right so I need to discover the answer to this dilemma so I can defend by self.

Even though I have several people praying for me when I travel this does not seem to be effective protection now. The battle becomes more personal now and it may be that God wants me to develop a unique method of protection for each day that I am on the enemies territory. Even though we have stood at our property line and forbid the very strong winds from coming on our property and it stopped, I have not been able to stop these attacks of the enemy upon my body.

My confidence it this; There IS a solution to this problem but God must show me the way it is done because I have not found anyone who has developed this protection as a personal experience. Many have good doctrines about this authority but I am looking for the reality.

Last night on March 16, 2011 at about 6:00 AM I began my defense and stood on my legal ground. I spoke against every evil force and afflicting spirits without bodies for several minutes and audibly commanded them to release my body because they have no legal right to afflict it. After about one hour I fell asleep again. This morning I have no indigestion. My breathing is normal. I walked rapidly around the pool 5 times and had no shortness of breath. The growth in my groin has decreased and I feel good.

Now that I have returned to the Legal aspects of our Authority over the forces of evil and the afflicting spirits, as this becomes proven in my experience, I want to take this reality into the enemy’s territory AFTER I know I can protect myself. This is one aspect of the Kingdom message that I have missed! Now the LEGAL aspects of Calvary and the Absolute Government of God and our responsibility to enforce its jurisdiction over the enemies of God and the hand that all that hate us becomes the new priority. I have a confidence that others will join me in this conflict.