In this universe there’s a throne, the throne of God, and God sits on the throne administrating the whole universe. We need to be in spirit as the apostle John was, and we will see the throne set up in heaven (Rev. 4:2).
Don’t believe what you see, and don’t think that man can do anything he wants on earth; rather, turn to your mingled spirit to see what’s really going on in this universe. Whatever Satan does on the air or on earth, and whatever man does on the earth is under God’s throne in the heaven. The heavens rule!
The sooner we see this and settle this in us, the sooner we will allow God to rule in our being and set up His throne in us. When God comes in to rule in every part of our being and living, He will accomplish His economy to make Christ the centrality and universality of His move.
God rules and reigns on the throne for the accomplishment of His economy, which is to make Christ be the center and everything in God’s move on earth!
We need to be brought out of the realm of ethics, morality, spirituality, improvement, etc, and be brought fully into the realm of God’s economy, so that Christ may become our center and our everything!
Lord, cause us to know that the heavens rule! Be the ruler and the king in our being! Bring us out of the realm of culture, ethics, being scriptural, and improvement of humanity, and bring us into the realm of God’s economy! Show us a vision of Christ as the centrality and universality of God’s economy!
God is On the Throne Ruling Over Everything
The outward situation in the world seems to be a total mess, and even our personal situation in our family, in society, at work, at school, may seem to be a messy one.
But when we turn to our spirit we touch the throne of God, and the heavens are open to us to see God on the throne ruling over everything and everyone! In Revelation 4 especially we see that God’s throne is not merely the throne of grace and of mercy (as seen in Heb. 4:16) but also the throne of administration, where God rules.
The whole universe is under God’s throne, and everything happening on earth and in heavens is under God’s rule. Apparently we can’t see this outwardly, and most people on earth don’t realize that God is ruling, but behind the scene God is on the throne ruling!
In this age of mystery God rules hiddenly and behind the scenes, but there will be a time when He will judge and pronounce judgement from the throne and all confusion will be cleared up in heaven and on earth, when Satan’s rebellion and man’s fall will be exposed, dealt with, judged, and eradicated!
There’s no other place I’d rather be today than under God’s throne today! We need to settle it within us that God is on the throne in our being – and then we will be at peace, enjoying the river of water of life flowing from the throne and supplying our entire being with the processed and consummated Triune God!
Being Brought into the Realm of God’s Economy
The heavens rule so that God may accomplish His economy! What we see in the book of Daniel, besides all the visions and events and persons and spiritual lessons, is God’s economy. You can’t find the expression “God’s economy” in the Old Testament, but it is nonetheless revealed especially in the book of Daniel.
We need to open to the Lord to enlighten us to see the vision of God’s economy so that we may be brought into the realm of God’s economy. We can “see something” without actually “being there”, just as we can watch the amazing scenery of the Grand Canyon on the computer without being there.
We human beings are very preoccupied with culture, ethics, morality, improvement of character, philosophy, religion, and we as Christians care a lot about being spiritual, Scriptural, holy, and victorious.
Without realizing it, our Christian life is a life in the realm of all these things… – this is why there’s such a great mixture in today’s Christianity. God had to destroy Jerusalem so that He may get rid of the mixture of Judaism with Christianity in the first century.
Today we need to be freed from anything else and brought into the realm of God’s economy.
We need to ask the Lord to bring us fully out of anything else and bring us absolutely in the realm of God’s economy. In this realm we offer the prayers that move God’s hand, and in this realm we have Christ as our center and everything!
Christ being the Centrality and Universality of God’s Move
In everything that God does, in His move on earth, Christ is the center and everything. In God’s economy, He desires to make Christ the centrality and universality of God’s move on earth (Daniel 2:35; Col. 1:15-27; Eph. 1:10)!
How sad would it be if we would “get in God’s move today” but we don’t have Christ as the centrality and universality of our move and work! God does a lot of things, and today in His move on earth there are many things in which we need to cooperate with Him, but the center and circumference of our work and living should be Christ!
May we never deviate from taking Christ as our center and everything for God’s move.
Before we consider anything, before we try to understand the prophecies in Daniel, and before we do anything, we need to be brought into the realm of God’s economy so that Christ may be our center and our everything for God’s move!
Lord, bring us fully out of anything of religion, culture, philosophy, ethics, morality, improvement, and even spiritual and being victorious, and bring us absolutely into the realm of Your economy. Lord, we want to see Your economy and be in the realm of Your economy so that Christ may be our everything. Make Your Christ our center and our circumference in Your move. May we never deviate from having Christ as our center and our everything!
References and Further Reading
- Sharing inspired from brother Ron K’s speaking in this message and portions in, Life-study of Daniel (pages 58, 73, 77), as quoted in the Holy Word for Morning Revival on Crystallization-Study of Daniel and Zechariah, week 1 (entitled, The Rule of the Heavens, the Economy of God, and the Excellent Christ as the Precious and Preeminent One in God’s Move).
- Buy this morning revival book online via Living Stream Ministry.
- Further reading: Life-Study of Revelation, msgs. 17, 19.
- Hymns on this topic:
# In the holiest place, touch the throne of grace, / Grace as a river shall flow!
# He’s the very center, / Ruling on the throne; / By His life the power, / Saints are kept in one.
# In His Christ to head up all things / Is our God’s economy; / Taking Christ as Head and Center, / All is one in harmony.
- Picture credit: lovely view of, Three Sisters (in Australia, via a friend).