Terraforming is the Lord's announcement of the fulfillment of the prophesy of Revelation 12. The sons and daughters of God that all of creation has been eagerly anticipating (Romans 8:19) have come. It is those who have been given great responsibility in the Kingdom of God and have risked their lives to produce all of the fruit God created us to give (Matthew 25:14-30). We are willing to do anything that God calls us to, even if it were to sell all of our belongings, give to the poor, and follow Jesus (Matthew 19:21). This has brought us to maturity (Ephesians 4:13). We do not love our lives so much as to shrink from death (Revelation 12:11). This is the part where the church of Jesus Christ has reached adulthood (woman gives birth to an adult son in Revelation 12:5), and is now responsible enough to receive the keys to the Kingdom of God, the power of God, and the authority of Christ (Revelation 12:10). With these we embark on the rescue mission of liberating all of creation from its bondage to decay (Romans 8:20-21). From latin, Terra forma is to mean the "transformation of creation" for the Kingdom of God!
The keys of Terraforming allow us to change the atmosphere of earth from one that is hostile to the Kingdom of God to one that is hospitable to the Kingdom of God. They are:
1.) Asking the Lord to shine the Light of Jesus (John 8:12) that gives us revelation each day (Matthew 6:11) of the hidden sins (Psalm 90:8) that give satan power over the world (Luke 4:6, Acts 26:18) and make us unclean (Lamentations 1:8).
2.) As Royal Priests (1 Peter 2:9), we then forgive the person that sinned (John 20:23) with the Blood of Jesus (Hebrews 9:22, Leviticus 17:11) and the word of our testimony, thus hurling down the accuser (Revelation 12:10-11). Our testimony is what the Blood of Jesus does for us: we are purified (1 John 1:7), redeemed (Ephesians 1:7) and restored back to God (Ephesians 2:13). The sins are now put to death (Colossians 3:5, 1 Peter 2:24).
3.) Finally, we remove evil with the Authority of Jesus (Luke 10:19), tearing down their strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4). Because the rights of the evil ones have been stripped, they have no house (Matthew 12:44) to return to (Mark 9:25).
The analogy is of cleaning a bathtub. The first step is to turn on the Light so we can see what we are cleaning. Next we soak the area with Disinfectant to neutralize the germs and to get the hard, crusty gunk to become moist and unattached to the surface of the tub. Finally, we take our Sponge and easily wipe away the grime, leaving a clean surface.
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Published March 27, 2010
by Scott J. Norvell.
Religion & Spirituality.