And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel? 1Kings 18:17
Here we see that the nation of Israel is in division again in the ranks of its leadership. The King is calling the prophet a trouble maker, which usually means that the prophet is speaking against the ungodly actions of the King. Both Prophet and Priest were called to uphold the spiritual standards of the nation, and all good Kings complied. But Ahab was a wicked king.
And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim. God has sent His prophet to confront the wicked King Ahab Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table. So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.. And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. 1Kings 18:18-21
Confrontation will be unavoidable in this life if we are going to stand for the Kingdom of God in these last days. Backlash, persecutions, satanic retaliation, darts, arrows, anchors, witchcraft, resentments, ridicule, and all manner of spiritual warfare is waged against those who are actively serving the Lord. As we are seated with Christ (our Rest) in heavenly places, we will wage war from that position, by the Authority of the Kingdom of God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
There is no power in heaven or on earth that can prevail against us when we are properly aligned and positioned in Rest. The Kingdom of God is synonymous with Rest. In Rest, every faculty of our nature, and every resource of our being becomes available for use in real-life situations. Every other anointing and gifting gets elevated and maximized in Rest, especially when we are confronted with opposition. The Healing anointing is benefited immensely by the manifestation of Rest and is increased in power and potency by it. The responses of Rest are empowered by the Kingdom of God; the reactions of unrest are empowered by fear. REACH (for the Rest of God) before you react, and remember that you are not alone!
And hath raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: Ephesians 2:6
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...Stay tuned for part 3 (His Rest is Glorious)