V-MAIL TO THE FRONTLINE
THE DEFAULT SYSTEM AND THE DIVINE REALITY
In this worlds system which man is temporarily in charge of, we can all agree there is chaos and the inability to execute perfect justice. Anything that man tries to do without being saturated in the wisdom and anointing of Almighty God may technically function but operates in the curse of the fall. There are two governments – one that is spiritually perfect and ruled with the absolute truth of God and the other is a flawed, defective system that is based on darkness and deception. This theological view is not a “new” revelation but it must become enlighten each individuals understanding or the Christian life will be no more than just going through the motions of religion. (God has always desired for man to abide in His presence but the conflict of light and darkness within our own trinity is fierce.) As the earthly dominion is the only system most people have ever known, they have yet to realize it is actually a “back-up system”, an imposter empire and world order whose intention is to undermine God’s authority and distract mankind from God’s glory. This is what I will refer to as the “default system” because as we will discover it is always there to automatically “lead us” if we do reach out by faith and embrace the Kingdom of light. The default system is more than willing to lead us if we allow it to influence us and control our thoughts. (If we do not choose God we automatically get the devil by default.) It has always been operating in human civilization (after Adam and Eve) and will continue with its agenda until Jesus returns to destroy it and establish His Divine Monarchy. The default system is ruled by the father of evil (the devil) and plays on the intelligence of man’s emotions and opinions. This egotistical worldview is birthed in rebellion and the dangerous deception that creation can rule its own world and successfully fulfill their destiny without the creator.
I will refer to God’s domain as the Divine Reality. His perfect Kingdom is a manifestation of His perfect person. He is the Alpha and Omega, the one true God and the Great I am. He designed all things, knows everything, is everywhere at once and is total control of everything – period! The devil and the default system are temporal, corrupt and working on borrowed time but God’s Divine Order is established on the absolute truth of His honor, His word and His Majesty forever. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7) The Divine Reality is walking in His Spirit and living in His presence. Transferring our devotion and love from the default system to the Divine Reality is what being a Christian is all about. The religious world lives with one foot in the default and the other with head- knowledge of biblical history and legalistic ceremony. The true relationship in Jesus Christ realizes that we have been called to “transfer” our complete identity into living each moment in God’s presence. In His presence all fear, worry and doubt is gone because where God lives there is perfect peace, wisdom and victory. “This I say then, walk in the Spirit, (Divine Reality) and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (default system). For the flesh lust against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh and these are contrary (opposition) the one to the other: so that you cannot do the things that you would.” (Galatians 5:16,17)
The definition of default from The Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language say’s, “Failure to do or appear as required. Failing to make payment when due. To fail to take part in or finish a “contest”. To forfeit by such failure.” If we can step back for a moment and try to see with our spirit eyes we will attain a very sobering revelation. Default is a result of not changing. Let us say again, if we choose to NOT change directions we will automatically have the default. By staying on the course that has been provided and doing nothing we will experience the consequence of our decision to not change. Those who have won gold medals in world competition sports did not achieve success by lying around on the couch watching tv and eating bags of potato chips – they became focused, dedicated and trained hard to become the best they could be. Every human is automatically born in sin and has the nature of the default system and if their faith and vision does not reach out to change their destiny the default is the only other option they will end up with. “Jesus said unto them, if God were your Father, you would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he that sent me. Why do you not understand my speech? Even because you cannot hear my word. You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar and the father of it.” (John 8:42-44)
Let us look at a spiritual parallel of a new born baby taking its first breath and being pushed out of an airplane. At birth our eyes are opened to a prepared environment that is waiting for us to experience all that life has to offer. Every human can grow and learn absorbing information and developing their own views along their journey and make their own choices. All of the years of their life are measured into a distance and each person has a limited amount of time to spend in their visitation on earth. Everyone is offered a chance to be transformed (God’s grace) and is a candidate to be spiritually redeemed and all will be accountable for how they respond. We are being “pulled” from day one to join forces with the default system and bombarded to be a mindless robot.
It is similar with those who are pushed out of an airplane. The natural environment is prepared and designed to be a “free-fall” of going with the flow. The gravitational “pull” is powerful and if we just close our eyes and relax it offers no panic or guilt to change anything (unless the individual realizes that to continue falling will result in destruction.) Free-falling or living in the comfort zone of ones own strength comes with a built in sense of security, pride, dignity and a temptation to believe that nothing needs to be changed – just enjoy the ride. Everyone is falling but how many will awaken to the danger before it is too late? Here is the point; All have been given a parachute (the opportunity to reach out to Jesus) and been instructed about how to use it (the word of God) and all are given the choice to pull the cord or keep falling (whosoever will). We are not forced to pull the cord and if we choose not to, then we will reap the consequence of a life of defeat and eternal death by DEFAULT. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap. For he that sows to his flesh shall of his flesh reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” (Galatians 6:7,8)
In life, when we hear God’s call to surrender our will and absorb the fullness of His life into our life then we are spiritually transformed with a brand new opportunity to begin learning how to live in heaven on earth. Those who “respond” and are thirsty to know God intimately must “choose” to break free from the old carnal system of human nature and become saturated in God’s presence. Being sold out to God means we are no longer under the influence of the default system! We have made the choice to embrace God and let go of everything that hinders us from living under the shadow of God’s wings. Will it be easy to function in one realm and “live” in another? Of course not – it will take one hundred percent concentration! “If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world the world would love his own: but because you are not of this world, but I have chosen you out of this world, therefore the world hates you.” John 15:18,19) It will take such a dedicated determination and a painful sacrifice to cut ties with what we have been used to and that spiritual warfare will be more than slogan but will become a battle cry of life and death. Some will not really want to go all the way with God because it hurts too much to give up their will. They will become deceived into thinking they can just play the religious games and that God will let them get by with it. God’s people are determined spiritual fighters and must become “aggressive” with their own flesh as well as the enemy of their soul. “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force.” (Mathew 11:12)
Bob Dylan’s song said you have to serve somebody and this comes from a basic truth that all humans only have two kingdoms to give their heart to – you guessed it, the default system and the Divine Reality. If you will not give all of your thoughts and devotion – ALL of your life to God, then you actually love the default system much more than you are willing to admit. Actions reveal the motives and intentions of the conscience and as a man thinks (believes) in his heart – so is he. “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God abides forever.” (I John 25-17)
The less you fight against the default system the more you will become absorbed in it. God does not want us to be consumed with the control of this worlds system but to daily meditate and consume His word. This saturation of His word draws us into the holiness of His presence. Every person will be filled with God or the devil and the more of one that comes in, the more of the other is squeezed out. Half and half is happily promoted by the default system but will NOT be accepted by God. If the world loves us then something is very wrong and is a sign that we have fallen into darkness. “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” (Romans 8:5-8) The “comfort zone” is when we are choosing to live in the easy path – but God has never said that His will be an easy way. It will be filled with His glory for those who abide in His presence but it will be an agonizing death for the flesh because we must change everything we have learned and submit to His thoughts. “You adulterers and adulteresses, do you not realize that that friendship with the world (the default system) is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” (James 4:4) Resisting the pull of this world will require being AWARE of His constant presence and the amount of victory in your life will depend on just how much of God you really want. (The only thing stopping us from being filled with God is our flesh – Selah). Pastor Chris used the illustration of having a dove sit on our shoulder and living a lifestyle that continually watches over the dove with being alert to move carefully and sensitive to it being there. Jesus is with us 24/7 whether we remember He is there or not and I am sure that if we could concentrate on His presence, our lives would change dramatically. Do you believe your life would change if you could see that Jesus is with you, watching you and listening to everything you say every second? Guess what; He is.
The caterpillar is a consumer with a voracious appetite and has been described as a stomach with legs. Through a miraculous process the earthbound insect becomes a heavenly creation of great beauty that rises above the old limited nature of carnality. Its appetites are transformed and its mind is changed, for that which was earthbound adapts to a higher life that now lives in the heavens. When the transformation is complete, there is no turning back to the bondage of crawling and scavenging. Yes, we are strongly attached to our carnality but our Father has a plan to transform all who are willing to become encased or “cocooned” in His presence to be recreated into the representation of Himself. The world needs to see God’s glory! The instrument of metamorphosis is the cross. It puts to death the old nature that a new creation might be raised up and from glory to glory we shall be like Him. We must die so that we can live. It is time to arise from the spoiled weakness of the flesh and fly with God to the heights of triumph. It is time to shut ourselves in with God and not come out until we have touched His face. It is time to listen and walk out what we know. “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” (Galatians 5:1) The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.