After Abram zealously destroyed all his family’s idols as well as the ability to sell and reproduce those idols, Nimrod threw Abram into a fiery furnace many moons before Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. BTW – Abraham’s journey is connected to the Kingdom of God while Nimrod is connected to the Kingdom of Self. Both Abram and Nimrod can represent warring factions within each one of us: “For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members” (Romans 7:22-23 KJV). One chooses to go through the refining process while the other tries to avoid it by throwing others into the scorching fire.
After Abram was miraculously rescued from the fire, Abram got a short reprieve from Nimrod’s persecution of the worshippers of YHVH – one day. The next night Nimrod had a dream, which was interpreted as forecasting Nimrod’s defeat by Abram. The “law of sin” within us (the places in us that are not perfectly aligned with His righteous plumb line) knows that our heavenly man within – “the law of God after the inward man” – will be its end, and we sometimes fight our need for our daily crucifixion process. “Then He [Yeshua] said to all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me” (Luke 9:23 NKJV).
Afterward the dream, Nimrod’s plotted to secretly kill Abram, so Abram immigrated to the land of Canaan. Abram’s journey illustrates a profound kingdom truth in our day. In this kingdom day, God’s people will come out of Babylon… out of the fiery furnace from which they emerged after they chose to destroy all their family’s idols. After we come out of Babylon, we will temporarily go back into the world (Egypt) where our fear of man will be tested even more. After our sojourn in Egypt, we will return to our Promise Land where we must first conquer the rulership of Babylonian practices and mindsets in our own lives before we can receive the fullness of the ministry of Melchizedek. We must dethrone the same Babylonian kings that Abram did.
Abram supernaturally overcame four Babylonian kings, which represents the rulership of his entire earth. The four names of the Babylonian kings in Genesis 14:1 tell us that we need to overthrow from within: darkness, deception, savagery, mercilessness, false positions, and producing after the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Does this mean we conquer those Babylon kings in our genes by His Blood and dethrone them in our life? Yes. This will happen, but I personally believe that we have to recognize our agreement with anything that is earthly, fleshly or carnal first before we can be transformed. Confession and repentance are huge tools in our restoration to our primordial state as it was in the beginning before the Fall.
In the UNLOCKING MELCHIZEDEK #3 Class – OVERCOMING BABYLONIAN KINGS, we discuss seven things that we must not do to walk in the Melchizedek anointing => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nNSf9GrSyw. These are the antidote to the four Babylonian kings that we need to overthrow from within. If you will put your hand to the plow in such matters and be attentive to His slightest prompting to follow Him to the utmost, HE is the one who knows the way that you need to take in order to come forth as gold… So surrender to His process always endeavoring to be in right relationship first with Him and also with other people. Easier said than done, but keep being faithful choosing to be one with the All-Consuming fire on the Throne and you will overcome… be completely one (the exact same essence).
~ Robin Main
PHOTO: On The Precipice by Adam Woodworth