RECONCILIATION HOUSE IJAPO, AKURE
OUTLINE FOR YOUTH AFLAME BIBLE STUDY
TOPIC: THE DEW OF THE YOUTH: THE FRONTLINE KINGDOM WARRIORS
Text: Ps 110:1-3
There is a battle for the kingdom of God. A warfare of restoration ‘till Jesus’s enemies are made his foot
stool’. Jesus taught us about it when He said we should pray thus “…thy kingdom come”. Kingdoms only
expand by warfare, and there is a peculiar role we are strategically called to play as youths. The King
demands that we rise up and take position!
- UNDERSTANDING THE KINGDOM
Organogram of the Kingdom Ps110:1-2
God the Father: is on the throne in the heavens
Jesus: sits on the Father’s right hand, having taken ALL power and authority from the prince of this world
(the Devil). He waits to actualize his dominion on earth. v1, Mark12:35-37, Eph1:20-21, 1Pet 3:22.
The Holy Spirit: He is the Scepter in Zion. The One who empowers the foot soldiers, i.e the Church. He is the
Effector of what was accomplished in Christ. (Remember how Kings on earth send out their staff,
symbolizing their presence). He does his work by conviction (John16:8). Zion Christians (the church) is His
natural habitat Eph2:22.
The Church: Foot soldiers who battle the enemies of God and establish God’s kingdom on earth. They are
destined to reign as King-Priests (royal priesthood). 1Pet2:9, Rev5:10. They will take the thrones of earth and
uphold their King’s will (Is 32:1). Why are we relevant? Ps115:16.
The Peculiar role of the Youths (Ps110:3 GNB, NIV)
The day of his power: This means a season of great assault on the devil, a time to dethrone the kings of the
earth. A peculiar season of exploits
The womb of the dawn: This refers to onset of the day. In the perspective of the day of his power, it means
that the youth will lead this battle, they will come out early.
The dew strategy: Micah5:7-9. The dew quietly exerts its influence without anyone paying attention to it,
unlike the rain. It drops on all surfaces and is particularly beneficial to plants in the desert. This world is a
desert with respect to the knowledge of God. In similar ways, we will also quietly invade the world’s systems
and enthrone God.
Discussion: How did Daniel and Joseph quietly infiltrate their world’s systems? How did they make their
world worship the Lord, while they took over the seat of power? Dan2:46-47 (other models: Esther, David,
Paul, Naaman’s slave)
- THE WAR STRATEGY BASED ON THE KINGDOM STRUCTURE
This is to enthrone the King by warfare, in all institutions of the world (Is32:1-2, John11:12). These
institutions include: Religion, Family, Education, Government, Media, Arts, Entertainment and
Business. This can only be done through the Jesus model of knowing wEhat the father does or wills and
doing it John5:19,30; 12:49. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. We see, we hear, we understand
and then we speak in prayer or to men or to situations Is32:1-3.
So the Holy Spirit reveals the will of God and as we obey, He effects the authority of the kingdom with
- BECOMING ONE OF THESE WARRIORS.
How do we become enlisted as one of such warriors? Let’s use Daniel as case study.
a. Intimate Knowledge of God and his ways: Dan1:8;
How did Daniel know what defiles?
What was his confidence in Dan2:16, when death was the consequence?
Do you know your God? or you “worship what you do not know”?
How do we grow in this Knowledge? (Jer29:13, Is55:6-7) You can’t confront the kingdoms of this world
without a genuine, real knowledge of God. Dan11:32
b. The Crucified Life: Daniel and his friends always preferred personal loss to disobeying God. You are not fit
to follow our captain if you don’t count all loss (Rev19:11-14, Matt16:24; 10:37-38).
c. A Vibrant Altar: Dan 6:10. Do you have one? How vibrant is your prayer life? His own altar produced
results Dan2:18-19 does yours? Maybe you need a reality check. This is our means of being instructed from
the command centre of heaven. There is no exploits without hearing God John5:19.
d. He had Warrior Friends: Like minds, positive influencers. Dan2:17. Who are your friends, who has
influence over you? Are you in the company of fools? Prov13:20
e. He was Audacious: Dan2:16; 6:10. He was bold and took responsibility. His confidence was in the Lord!
Imagine how he spoke fearlessly to Belshazzar? We have been irresponsible and fearful for too long!
f. An Earthly-attractive CV (excellence and diligence): Dan1:3-4 what were the qualities that Daniel had
which made to be selected? Relate to real life now. What’s on your CV? Mediocre stuff or excellence? How
diligent are you? Note the result of Daniel’s interview in Dan1:20. For us to enter quietly, we must have a
gate pass of a righteous appeal the world can relate to. God gives these qualities (skills, academics,
vocations, talents) (Dan1:17). Can we ask? It’s not too late!
e. Filled with the Spirit: (Dan5:11) This is the unequalled advantage we have, when the world’s problems
defy human ability. This will work to our advantage (Dan2:10-11). As we draw from the heavenly resources
available through the Holy Spirit, we will dazzle our world. For “eyes have not seen nor hears heard”… but it
is revealed by the Spirit! (1Cor2:9-10). It is time to familiarize with this Personality!
CONCLUSION: God has revealed to us that we are frontline warriors, who will invade systems like secret
agents, but will eventually enthrone the King. God has a strict admission criteria for enrolment. These are
the days of His power, but will we be willing? Will we come to Him to be forged to a threshing instrument for
breaking mountains to pieces Is41:15?