by Eric Reeder
Founder and leader of RISEmovement
Jesus walked right into the very thing that opposed Him. He didn’t walk into to condemn it or contend with it. He walked right into it in His authority as Son and the atmosphere changed. He began revealing Father not as a scribe that talked about God from a second-hand experience. Jesus spoke of Father from a first-hand relationship. He wasn’t quoting someone else’s idea of God. He shared who He KNEW Father to be.
This authority was a refreshing shock to those around. To have someone carry such life and settledness was totally impacting. It set a new tone and awakened hearts to see there was more than what they had experienced. Jesus was in the midst of the “old” releasing the “new”. It captured hearts and attention.
Right in the midst of the religious, dead order was the presence of the demonic. It was never threatened or nervous to be among the lifeless place of the law. When Jesus brought the light of life and the goodness of Father onto the scene, the demonic responded and was exposed. These demons recognized the Son. There was a different authority from a son then there was with the institutional leaders in their titles and speeches. The demons recognized their work was going to be destroyed. It was going to be able to remain because the Son addressed them.
This freed that individual and liberated the hearts of all there because they saw the “new” operate and it caused an awakening throughout the region. The Son brought a revelation and revealed an authority that required hearts to consider what to do with the difference they just experienced.
I am calling for an era where SONS enter lifeless situations not to prove something of themselves but reveal Father and see that authority liberate and awaken souls and systems!
May we recognize our relationship as sons authorizes us to change atmospheres and expose the hold of brokenness so the dark hold on hearts and homes is released and removed!!
Jesus didn’t run away from the demonic. He showed up and the demonic ran. When sons show up, that which titles and positions couldn’t remedy is resolved. We must have sons walking into religiously bound territories, dark territories, demonically captive territories and release the new, fresh revelation of a good Father. Churches need sons. Businesses need sons. Government needs sons. Families need sons. Cities need sons. Nations need sons. History needs sons!
Walk in who you are into any situation.
Eric Reeder is joined by other leaders of RISEmovement to reveal the heartbeat of The HOPE-filled Gospel.