“Chaos is the perfect atmosphere for creation.” – Lisa Renee Zakoski
There was nothing but chaos and deep, deep darkness.
The Spirit was hovering over the waters.
And God said: “Let there be light.”
Two powerful forces, proceeding from the very heart of God, creating the physical world that you now see: Spirit and Truth.
The Father, Son and Spirit present at the very beginning of creation. The Creator spoke the Word (Jesus) as the Spirit hovered over the darkness. Light appeared. Darkness was confined to its boundaries.
Heaven and Earth. Hills and valleys. Fish in the water, birds in the sky. Every living creature in existence. All created with intricate design and in specific order. Everything in perfect balance. Interacting in unforced rhythm and harmony. Perfect peace.
The Father beckoned the Son and the Spirit: “Let’s make man in our image.” Created to have dominion over every living thing, mankind emerged from the dust of the Earth. Formed in Truth. Filled with the Spirit-breath of the Creator himself. Destined to reign and occupy the land, in communion with the Creator.
Enter sin. “Did God really say?” The Word himself, now in question. Doubt was introduced. Mankind was not created for this. They were created to trust. Doubt and Fear entered their land, and took their crowns. Shame and Condemnation taunted them. They tried to cover up their mistake. But the Father was there, all the time. His Spirit-breath was in them.
He wanted to restore his beautiful children. He had a plan:
He sent his Word.
The Word would enter their world. A covenant offering that would redeem them out of the rule of evil and restore the years that were stolen. Jesus wore a crown of thorns, and mankind received their royal crowns back. With him, they died on the cross and were raised up to be seated at the right hand of the Father. Positioned to rule and reign, once again.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”
John 1:1-5 NKJV
He sent his Spirit.
Then the Spirit came, to empower them. To hover over every darkness that tries to occupy their land. And as they speak with the authority of the Word, they push back the enemy, and drive him out of their land. There is no legal right that allows Doubt, Fear, Condemnation or Shame to live in the land anymore.
“But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”
Romans 8:11 NKJV
He is sending you!
Where there is darkness and chaos, the Spirit of God is hovering over it, waiting for the Word to meet it. You have the Spirit of the Living God residing in you. You have the Word of God, dwelling in you richly. You have been given the authority over all the power of the enemy. He has no legal right to your land. It is time to rise up in Spirit and Truth. This is your worship.
When we find ourselves in unfamiliar territory, trust that the Father’s heart is to see you take more ground, not lose the ground you have. He has given you all things you need for life and godliness. You have everything you need to overcome the chaos: Spirit and Truth! As an image-bearer of the Most High, it’s time to push back against the darkness and declare:
“Let there be light!”
“From here on, worshiping the Father will not be a matter of the right place but with the right heart. For God is a Spirit, and he longs to have sincere worshipers who worship and adore him in the realm of the Spirit and in truth.”
Jesus (written in John 4:23-24 TPT)
Today, I hear the thundering voice of the Creator say: “Child of Wonder! There is more for you in this unfamiliar season. There is new territory to take. Do not shrink back, but rise up in the authority that I have bestowed upon you in Spirit and Truth. My Spirit is hovering over the darkness, my Word is in you. Now speak! Release my Words of Life, Light and Love. I am counting on you. Beloved.”