Spirit of The Lord!
“The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him,” (Isaiah 11:2).
“Spirit of the Lord” can be called as “Spirit of the government” and the “Spirit of the governance.” God had filled Adam with this spirit at the time of his creation itself. So, Adam had the authority to rule. Even all the living creatures, animals, birds and fishes obeyed Adam.
Because of this anointment of governance, he was able to know all the animals and birds of the world and he named every one of them based on their characteristics. But once he committed the sin of disobedience, the Spirit of God left him and he was driven out of the Eden Garden. He lost the fellowship with God and also the spirit of governance.
Since satan had cheated Adam and snatched the spirit of governance, he was called as “The ruler of this age.” He was pointed out as “The ruler of the darkness of this age.” He ruled the entire universe with vigour. But, when Jesus Christ was born, He willed to return to the mankind what all Adam and Eve had lost.
When Isaiah the Prophet prophesised about Jesus Christ, He said, “For unto us a Child is born, unto us, a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder” (Isaiah 9:6). The Lord God willed to give the governance lost by Adam to His Son Jesus Christ. “Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever” (Isaiah 9:7).
Since we have accepted Jesus Christ and have become His children today, we have also been His joint heirs and who govern with Him. Christ’s sacrifice in Calvary has secured us the governance. “The power to rule” is the meaning of governance. In other words, the meaning is “Kingship.”
The anointment you received changes you into kings and priests. So, we can say “I am born to live and born to rule” with authority. “To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father” (Revelation 1:5, 6). What is the song happily sung by those who have been redeemed in the heaven? “And they sang a new song, saying: …..And have made us kings and priests to our God and we shall reign on the earth” (Revelation 5:9, 10).
To meditate: “Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High.” (Daniel 7:27).