Revelation 1:6 “And has made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen”
The prophet represents the mind of God, the priest represents the heart of God, the King represents the authority of God. It is only when we walk in faithfulness and obedience to the revealed mind and heart of God that we have authority in heaven. That is holiness on the inside and is what qualifies or disqualifies us for service. When God has dominion in you then you have authority in the earth. Why is this foundational principle so important? It is because the enemy of our faith is seeking to do in the earth what he failed to do in the heavens. He could not sit on the throne there, so he is attempting to sit on the throne of your heart. Its only when your heart is bowed to the Lord that you have the correct spiritual posture. You only fall when fail to know where you stand. It is the mind of the Spirit vs human reasoning. Many in this hour are drunk with human reasoning and we all know you can’t reason with a drunk. Many believers carry on a running dialogue with the enemy of human reasoning thinking that somehow, they will win the argument. The very fact that you are willing to engage in this way is an indication that you have fallen from your place of authority.
Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it”
To guard your heart is to close the door to that type of back and forth interaction with the enemy. You will regain your spiritual position when you see your heart as the Throne Room from which you hear the word of the Lord only. The Lord Jesus showed us the pattern of how to engage the enemy. When Satan would argue with Him, He said, “It is written” That was the final word, the word of the Father. There is nothing unusual about encountering the enemy as we walk with the Lord and minister to His people. Victory or defeat lies in our heart reaction both within and without. Its like a call from a telemarketer. As soon as you begin a dialogue you realize you are in over your head because they talk to people all day and are experts at engaging, so the correct response is “Not interested” and then you hang up and block the number.