"As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind." ~ 1 Chronicles 28:9
These words were pronounced by King David upon appointing his son Solomon as the builder of God's temple.
The monumental task of building a gigantic ceremonial structure required tremendous organizational skill and resources. For this reason King David spoke divine instruction to Solomon “Know the God of your father”. This ancient Hebraic command to know God by perception and experience, was spoken to Solomon as way of empowering him ahead of the colossal project.
Godly inspiration, heavenly knowledge, and divine control over natural resources cannot enter the mind unless God is perceived and experienced. It is by divine communion with God that we can command the resources of God's creation. (Gen 1:28)
The purity of soul and the intensity of light required to take charge of God’s resources is virtually equal to the pre-fall condition, which is given to us today through Christ Jesus.
Adam and Eve, the first born of God, were sinless before the fall and were charged to “subdue”* creation, an easy task if our being is only stimulated by pure awareness. *(וְכִבְשֻׁ֑הָ – Kabash: subject, subdue, force, control, dominate)
The understanding to control God's creation is an integrated part of our spiritual life with Jesus through whom all things were made. This knowledge was hidden, or veiled, from us immediately after the fall, and without it we lost the ability to obey God’s decree to control creation.
Adam and Eve, born of God, were delegated to move mountains, vegetation, rivers, and streams in a creation made for them. They were to interact with the earth as designers, not creators, but designers. They were to “subdue” creation with God's knowledge.
This knowledge cannot be regained because the sin soul veils our understanding of God and clear communication has been lost. Sin covers the soul with darkness. Sin is the absence of God’s spiritual intellect, light. In darkness truth cannot be seen, heard, or regained.
In addition to existing in darkness, the negative forces of this carnal world continually pull us into a false sense of existence. These negative forces can be completely conquered, subdued, and dominated through our Lord Jesus. But we have been given dominion over the world of our mind and it is our task to subdue, or control, the space of our mind.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ the spiritual knowledge of God is regained, and through the Holy Spirit we are put back in a position to receive the heavenly knowledge from God. By this gift we are able to once again “subdue” the world of our mind, the earth, and all negative force in it.
His saving power in us cleanses us and voids the soul of all dark energy. It allows the light of God to flow through us and shine. It restores us with God and gives us the power to command all things. (Mk 4:39, 11:23)
The commandment to truly know God first is the way for us to posses ourselves with God and to reign with Christ on earth. (Mt 10:24-25, Jn 14:12)
In the next ancient Hebraic command, “Serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind.” Solomon is given a universal command that if followed by anyone, they will see more of God in the soul.
In the simplest terms the instruction literally means to, work or labor for God. It also means to worship God in a selfless manner.
This kind of worship was also illustrated by Jesus in John 4:23 – 25. In these verses Jesus explains that God seeks worshipers who worship in Spirit and in Truth. God seeks, finds, or presses toward people, when they worship God alive in Christ who is Spirit and Truth. Awake in the Spirit and the Truth of Christ, we can see and hear the God and worship Him accordingly. This is worship led by Godly consciousness.
But it doesn’t come on its own. It requires us to have discipline, love, and determination. It requires strength of character to follow and obey His word and keep His commandments. It is by our dedicated love that God's presence manifests in us more powerfully. (Jn 14:21, 23)
Those who follow the instruction to serve God with a loyal heart and a willing mind as an act of consecration will experience the manifestation of God's power and become influenced by Godly thought. They will see God (Mt 5:8) and command His powers on the earth.
Let's meditate each day on the wonders and awe of God. Let us relinquish the earthly chains that binds us and freely proceed with God.
Close your eyes. Take a deep breath and stand in awe of God. meditate on His word everyday, and Hid will come alive in you. You will not live bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
God bless you. We're praying for you.
See you in the kingdom.