HIS FOOTSTOOL – PART TWO
Thursday – February 22, 2018
Welcome back to this precious and empowering Bible Study taken from the wonderful Book of Hebrews. God is so good brother and sister. I will continue to talk about Hebrews 10:13 today and the making of His enemies His footstool. Let’s go ahead and review our primary text and then dive into it expecting to see and hear what we have not seen and heard to this day.
Hebrews 10:9-13 (KJV)
9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
Upon His ascension, the Son, was seated at the right hand of the Father and is expecting His enemies to be made His footstool. Just who is He expecting to do that? As we move into the answer to that question lets look further at the word translated as “expecting”. According to Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary this word means to accept from some source, i.e. (by implication) to await, to expect, to look (tarry) for, and wait (for). Two thousand years have gone by and it would appear the job is not done yet. One might ask, why? I am not going to answer that question entirely but suffice to say the devil has us running to God trying to get Him to do our part and His part. Dear saints of God, God isn’t going to do our part and His part, so we need to get our understanding, our revelation, and our faith in gear, and get about the Fathers business. The primary job of the Church, the assignment of each of us individually, is to subjugate (conquer, vanquish, subdue, defeat, overpower, overcome, crush, and overwhelm) the enemies of God and thus our enemies. We see that Hebrews 10:13 was spoken, prophesied aforetime in the Psalms and before that in Genesis albeit in a more shrouded manner.
Psalm 110:1 (AMP)
1 THE LORD (God) says to my Lord (the Messiah), Sit at My right hand, until I make Your adversaries Your footstool.
Genesis 3:15 (KJV)
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Jesus returned our full authority or dominion in the earth backed up by the Blessing which is the Holy Spirit and power. Jesus came and destroyed the works of the devil which was sin. Out of sin has come all stealing, killing, and destroying. Jesus’ ministry in the earth was to take sin and death out of the way. By so doing people could choose eternal life and victory over the curse and death. By faith in the Word of God, in the Blood Covenant, by obedience, we have full authority over all of the curse including death. Like Jesus, nothing and no one is to take our life. We are at the time approved of the Father to surrender our natural life and move to Heaven with our assignments completed. Those that value above all else the Word of God and developing their faith are healed, those that do not are not healed. Jesus asked people where their faith was, or why was it they had no faith. When we maintain unbelief, we remain in the clutches of the curse. We hear Jesus say over and over again to those that were healed, your faith has made you whole.
Our ministry whether we are in the Five-Fold Ministry or not should be unmistakably like that of Jesus. From the foundations of the world it was established that Jesus was to sit at the Father’s right hand until His enemies were His footstool. This does not mean that the whole earth will be returned to the Garden of Eden before the coming of the son of man. However, our place (our stuff) should be like Heaven on earth. People, even fallen people have freewill, some will choose the light others to remain in darkness. Light always dominates darkness whether we are talking spiritual or physical. Those that choose the darkness will continue in darkness having rejected the light, however, they will not dominate the Church. Where the people of God choose the pure Word of God, receiving, and acting upon it in faith there will be domination over darkness and a measure of Heaven on earth.
Hebrews 1:13 (ESV)
13 And to which of the angels has he ever said, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”?
Consider the following passage. We see in the twenty-fourth verse that when all is said and done Jesus will deliver the Church to the Father. It is our obligation, as the kings of the earth to reign, dominate as a king putting down all enemies. We keep them under our feet and thus under His feet. Our enemies are not people but spiritual forces.
1 Corinthians 15:24-26 (ESV)
24 Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power.
25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
This last enemy which is spiritual death and physical death is not conquered until the Rapture for us or the Second Coming for those who choose Jesus during the Tribulation. Now I will move into our last secondary text for our teaching today.
Ephesians 1:19-23 (KJV)
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
There should be no question in our minds where the man Christ Jesus, our High Priest is right now, nor where our God is right now. Remember as you study this passage that we are in Christ Jesus and our spirit man is already raised with Him to the right hand of the Father (Ephesians 2:6). Notice that Jesus and thus we also are seated far above all spiritual powers (not God), all named things in the world whether they be good or bad, and all things in all that is to come. Jesus is the Head of the body of Christ (the Church) and when He left the earth He had put all things under Himself and gave for the same to be under us.
I don’t think any of us need to be Einstein to figure out we have seriously dropped the ball. Brother and sister, Jesus is not coming back until we pickup the ball. We must walk in the fullness of the authority given us in His name. We must learn His voice speaking the will of God allowing the Holy Spirit and angels to accomplish the will of the Father in the earth and in our lives. Whether it rubs your religious fur the wrong way or not we see that Jesus is incomplete without the Church, His body. Jesus can exist without us but we cannot exist and function without Him, that is as a son of God. He came to deal with sin, destroying the works of sin, restoring us as sons of God.
Jesus did the heavy lifting, when will we get our minds renewed to the Word of God and not the traditions of men, the doctrines of devils? When we do, we will walk everyday in absolute amazement but more importantly the world will look at us in amazement and choose redemption. The flood into the Kingdom of God in that day will be staggering and wonderful. Church, the devil and all his buddies are under our feet, quit letting him in your face, in your money, in your health, in your family, or into your ministry in Jesus name.
Until our next publication, I speak blessing into your life right now, receive it in the name of Jesus, confess it, and walk it out with thanksgiving.
Numbers 6:24-26 (KJV)
24 The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
25 The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
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