An inmate in a Colorado prison filed a lawsuit against the National Football League for over $88 billion.
Yes, you read that right—a prison inmate is suing the NFL for $88 billion.
It gets even better.
The suit stems from a ruling made by officials during a play-off game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers. In that game, the officials determined that a catch made by Dez Bryant (of the Cowboys) was incomplete. The inmate disagrees with the officials. So, his lawsuit alleges that NFL officials acted negligently and breached their fiduciary duty.
Okay, but why $88 billion? Simple, Dez Bryant’s jersey number is 88.
That’s crazy right? I think everyone can safely assume that lawsuit isn’t going anywhere.
But what really determines if a lawsuit is valid or not?
Well, according to law.com, the two main reasons a case is thrown out of court is because it has a jurisdiction issue or it has no legal ground to stand on as far as the law goes.
Why does this matter to you?
Because if you want to see the Holy Spirit move in your life, you need to be clear on what the law says.
God’s Kingdom is just that, a kingdom, and it operates within the boundaries of the laws of the Kingdom.
You can read the basics of how the Kingdom of God works in regard to jurisdiction and law in Your Financial Revolution: The Power of Allegiance and Your Financial Revolution: The Power of Rest, but to understand what I’m saying about the Holy Spirit, we should go back and at least remind ourselves of these principles.
Jesus said to them, “Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. And he was amazed at their lack of faith. —Mark 6:4-6
Read that again, friend.
Jesus couldn’t do any miracles in His hometown.
Why?! Why couldn’t Jesus heal the people in His own hometown?
The standard religious answer is that it must’ve been God’s will to not heal them. After all, God knows best, right? If He really wanted to heal them, He could have, right? I mean, He is God.
But you don’t want the standard religious answer, right? You want the truth.
So, go back and read those Scriptures again.
Did you see it?
Jesus says it was the people’s lack of faith that hindered them from receiving.
To sum it up, it wasn’t a lack of power, or willingness, on Jesus’s part. It was a jurisdiction issue.
Basically, heaven didn’t have the legal ground to move in that situation for most of the people there.
To understand that, we need to go back even farther—to Adam and Eve.
When Adam and Eve were placed on the earth, they had complete and absolute authority over the earth realm. But Adam handed the spiritual jurisdiction of the kingdom of men over to Satan, so God can’t just come bursting in here whenever He wants. That would be illegal.
Now, don’t get what I just said confused with who owns the earth itself. The Bible is clear that God owns the earth and the fullness thereof. But God doesn’t have legal jurisdiction over mankind. We can find this in Luke 4:5–7:
The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will all be yours.”
Adam gave Satan the legal jurisdiction over the kingdoms of the world. Because of this, God can’t just do whatever He wants to in the earth realm.
But if God can find a man or woman who believes Him, and is totally persuaded of heaven’s authority, then God can exercise His authority through that person.
That’s how Satan gained access into the earth realm in the beginning, through the one that had the legal occupation of the earth—Adam. When God lost His man Adam, He had to find another entrance back into the earth to put His rescue plan in place—Abram.
The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave from your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” —Genesis 12:1-3
Abram, or Abraham, was the door that God used to gain access back into the earth realm and bring His plan of salvation to mankind. God made a covenant with Abraham and his descendants, and through this legal agreement, God had access to bring Jesus Christ into the world, but only through Abraham’s lineage.
Note: This is why Jesus had to be a descendant of Abraham and why Israel wasn’t allowed to intermarry with the neighboring nations. It is also the reason the first book of the New Testament is nothing but a genealogy. It is proving that Jesus is, in fact, a legal descendant of Abraham, thus proving to Satan that it was legal for Jesus to come and pay the price of sin.
So, the bottom line is that since men and women still have legal control of the earth, God and Satan must both use people to get things done.
Just as Satan gained access through Adam and Eve believing what he said, God must find people who will believe what He says to gain access in the earth.
When a man or woman is totally persuaded in their heart of what heaven says instead of what Satan’s kingdom says, it’s called faith, and it gives legal jurisdiction to heaven to move through that person into the earth and bring the will of God to bear against Satan’s kingdom.
The Real Key
Since Satan is here on the earth, he is always defending his kingdom and always trying to overtake God’s plans. Because of this, God works undercover to get His plans and strategies into the earth realm. And it’s knowing how God works undercover that you will find the greatest key to your success and victory in life. I call it the Power of Strategy.
Have you been missing out on the power of strategy in your life?
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