The Reigning Ones Part 1
The Reigning Ones Part l
By Nita Johnson
Following is a transcirption of the teachings in New Orleans.
God wants us, as His Bride, to desire to go higher in Him. He longs for us to go deeper into the life of the Kingdom than we ever knew we could. Darkness is encroaching upon the earth in these days more than ever before. I think about the days of Rome, I think about the days prior to the coming of our Lord, and I wonder if our days are not actually darker than those days. There are things in the Heavenlies which we know not of, things hidden in the darkness of which we are not yet aware. Although we may not see things that seem more insidious than in those earlier days, we are learning that they do exist, and the reality of this is going to be upon us sooner than we think.
The reigning ones – those glorious beings who are about to come on the scene and who are going to change the face of Christianity – this is the topic of this message.
Isaiah 11:2-5. “And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him– the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Might, the Spirit of Knowledge and of the reverential and obedient Fear of the Lord– and shall make him of quick understanding, and His delight shall be in the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord. And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, neither decide by the hearing of His ears; but with righteousness and justice shall He judge the poor and decide with fairness for the meek, the poor, and the downtrodden of the earth; and He shall smite the earth and the oppressor with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips he shall slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of His waist and faithfulness the girdle of His loins.”
This passage was about the coming Messiah, the One for Whom Israel was to look. It was intended to help Israel understand what to look for when the Messiah would arrive. However that is not all this passage is about. Please let me explain…
Years ago, from 1987-1989, I began to fervently pray for something very specific every single day. I’d pull the Bible out and lay it on my lap and I would pray, “Lord, I know that this is about our Messiah.” (I’m Jewish, and that’s why I talk to Him this way.) “I know that this is about our Messiah. I know this is about Jesus, but something in me causes me to want this more than I want to breathe. I want this to be in me, on me. It feels like it’s the very government of the Kingdom, and Lord, I want it so badly. If I’m praying amiss, and this is offensive to You – because it is for Jesus only – then please forgive me. However, if I’m not praying amiss and if I, too, can have this, then please confirm it to me.”
I continued in this vein every single day for two years. I know that it was for two years, because when the Lord appeared to me, He told me I had been praying it for two years. I had my Bible open and I was praying this passage, just like I just shared with you, when Jesus suddenly appeared. He said to me, “Nita, come stand beside me.” So I did. When I did, a double yoke, like you would see on two heads of oxen, appeared on His shoulders and expanded until it appeared on my shoulders and we became double-yoked. When that occurred, all of my human passions went down and out my feet. My own human love, my own sense of human happiness and joy, all of my human passions, both positive and negative went down, emptied out of my soul, and then left through my feet. When I was completely emptied of all of these human passions, everything that was going on inside of Jesus began to fill me through this double yoke until I was filled with the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Might, the Spirit of Knowledge and the reverential and obedient Fear of the Lord. When I became filled with these, my mind became completely altered. My heart completely changed. My soul was completely transformed.
Keep in mind that every day of my life since the day I got saved just about every thought that goes through my mind has been about Jesus; I just can’t stand not to think about Him. I love Him so much. I want Him so badly. I want as much of Him as I can get. I am always thinking about the Lord, but at that moment, I was no longer thinking about Jesus because Jesus was inside of me and thinking through me, feeling through me.
You might say, “When you got saved, Jesus entered you,” and that is true, He did. His Spirit came into my spirit. But there is another level of Christian experience that is not taught to the body of Christ. Very few people know about it because very few people have ever been willing to pay the price to know this level of oneness with God. Yet, it is open to anyone. When all that was in Him began to fill me, it was as if Jesus unzipped my back and climbed right into my soul, and, as a result, my soul was completely emptied of all self and filled with Him.
In Philippians, Chapter Two, it talks about Jesus coming down from heaven and the self-emptying He went through in this process. Through the emptying of self, the believer is able to experience an infilling of God. The beautiful part of this is that you can experience this reality in ways you have never imagined (Eph 3:20).
So there I stood, filled with the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Might, the Spirit of Knowledge and the reverential and obedient Fear the Lord. I thought of nothing that did not come from Him. He provoked my every thought. He initiated and ruled my every passion. If He did not desire, I did not desire. If He thought, I thought. If He did not think, I didn’t think. His thoughts became my desires. I was totally possessed with Christ. And He said to me, “You have been praying this passage every day for two years, and I want you to know that what you are now experiencing is the fulfillment of this passage. This is what it means to be filled with the Seven Spirits of God. What you are now experiencing is the life filled with the Seven Spirits of God.” I was in awe. When you are filled with God in this way, your soul is engulfed by God. You still live here on this earth, yet your soul is lifted up into the life of the Spirit, and you are in constant fellowship and communion with the Godhead.
This is an entirely different experience in our Christian faith. It is a very high calling. In fact, it is the highest of all callings, to be dead in Christ, to be alive only to Him, and dead to the world. In a recent teaching, Chuck Metteer mentioned the Scripture wherein Jesus said, “…the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.” (John 14:30) Then He said, “Come, let us leave.” This is what it means to live a life where Satan has lost all hold on your soul. This is where all Christians were called to walk. Any Christian who has not reached this pinnacle of faith has not reached the highest level for which they were created. They’ve settled for second best. They settled for less in life than they could have had. I am explaining this to you so that you understand that the “Reigning Ones” will walk in this place. To reign and rule with Christ the way we were intended, the way that we were created to do, means that we reign in two spheres. We reign in the heavenlies, being totally possessed by Christ, and we reign on the earth. We reign on the earth because we reign in the heavenlies. We reign from a heavenly position.
The reigning ones – why are they so important to the body of Christ today? Because great darkness is coming upon the face of the earth and things are changing. The world is never going to be the same again. Things are changing so dramatically that God must intervene for His Church. He is going to do that, and He is going to do that through the “Reigning Ones.” These who are emptied of the world and filled with Christ are going to come with anointing to help the Church enter into a place of spiritual maturity, spiritual safety, and spiritual wealth – something the Church cannot enter into without their help.
A minister in the pulpit who does not have a prayer life can preach the Word, but they cannot carry you where they, themselves, have never gone. They can talk to you about sacred things, but if they don’t walk there, they cannot impart to you something that they have never lived. If they don’t have a prayer life, they have never lived in the most important aspect of the kingdom that God has granted to the people of this earth, because you can only get to these higher places through prayer. God must have people who are sanctified, separated, set aside, and who have abandon the ways and the things of this world, so that they can impart to the Church these higher things in order to stabilize the Church as we enter into these dark times.
What do these ‘higher things’ look like? When I was talking to the Lord during that experience, I have to tell you, I have never felt so free of pride. Jesus had no pride. Of course we know that He has no sin, but to us it is a monumental thing to walk without pride. He had no pride. So, being filled with Him, I, too, had no pride. I was immersed in a humility so deep that I was incognizant of my own existence. I was incognizant of any desires outside of the Father. He said, “I would like you to go to a certain area,” and He named the area in Africa where looting and rioting was taking place and people were being murdered – a terrible, terrible place. He told me the name of that place and He let me see life as it was lived there. And He asked me, “Will you go there and take the Gospel?” Then He said: “You will suffer. When they find you, they will persecute you, they will abuse you; you will suffer in doing this for Me.”
But, because I was free of pride, that didn’t matter. I looked at Him and I said, “I want to be where You are. I want to please You. If it will please You for me to go there and suffer for Your name’s sake, and it will bring You glory, that’s all I want. So if you’re asking me to go, I will go, and I will do it with joy.” My heart was filled with joy. There was no fear over any kind of suffering I might go through.
That is how the Lord lived. He didn’t fear the suffering that He was called to walk through. It was His joy to do the will of the Father. He was filled with joy. No amount of suffering mattered to Him. The joy of the Father kept Him, carried Him, and sustained Him, until He saw the fruit of His travail. When you are emptied of self and you are filled with God, you walk in that same joy.
The Bible says that one of the Seven Spirits of God is the fear of the Lord. Truly, I was filled with the fear of the Lord. I would not sin against Him. You could not have made me sin against Him, because I was filled with the fear of the Lord. I understood what was and what wasn’t sin. I say this because most of the Church that is present on the Earth today has a very poor understanding of what sin really is. So many things that we don’t know are sin, actually are sin to God. When you walk close to Him, little by little, He increases your understanding of what is sin and what is not. He gives you discernment of the more subtle things that He qualifies as sin. And of course, the more He releases this information to you, the greater is the fear of God and the more you want to be free of these things that offend Him. When you walk in the place that I just shared with you, you become aware of the things that offend the Lord, things that most Christians would never dream would be offensive to God. These things become deeply offensive to you because they are to Him. If you walk in the life of purity, you walk in a life of holiness. You would not offend God with your words, you would not offend God with your heart, you would not offend God with your actions, because you live in the fear of God.
But what does it look like if you could see the condition of the soul of someone who walks in this place?
Matthew 17:2-5. “And His appearance underwent a change in their presence; and His face shone clear and bright like the sun, and His clothing became as white as light. And, behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah who kept talking with Him. Then Peter began to speak and said to Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good and delightful that we are here; if You approve, I will put up booths here – one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.’ While he was still speaking, behold, a shining cloud [composed of light] overshadowed them, and a voice from the clouds said, “This is My son, My beloved, with Whom I am [and have always been] delighted. Listen to Him!"
This is the inner appearance of one who has been transfigured in Christ. Their soul is illuminated by the light of God. It shines from within, a wonderful illumination, because there is no sin, no cloud of darkness in the soul. That has all been removed. The soul has been purified and emanates pure light. The soul has been brought back to the pre-fall state of existence, the very life that Adam himself walked in.
The transfigured reigning one, now lives with their soul filled with Christ. If you were to see it with your natural eyes, you would see exactly what the men saw on the mount of transfiguration emanating from the Lord. He took them into this experience not just to reveal what God said, but to reveal to them a call, for anyone who would, to enter into the same life they were seeing in Him. He was demonstrating for them that life to which God, has becond the Church. I wish I could help you understand how awesome this is, how wonderful this is, how powerful this is, how possible this is. This is to be highly desired, highly prized. This is to be desired above all things in life.
Is it real? It is more real than the chair you are sitting on. Jesus set the stage for it that day, revealing it to His disciples, knowing that this whole scene would be recorded in the Gospels. He did it to tell the Church that you are called back to Him. This is what you lost, this is where I’m carrying you, this is where I want you to come, this is where I want you to live, above the temporal plane and in the life of the Spirit. Do you still walk with your feet on the ground? Yes. Just like the Lord did. But your soul is in constant fellowship with and constant abiding in Christ. Now when you are so purged, so purified, as I described to you right now, God can entrust you with heaven’s authority. It’s safe in your hands because you will not use your mouth incorrectly, you will not use the authority to bring harm to someone. You will do only good with it, because He owns your heart. God can entrust you with heaven’s authority, and this is what is needed in this hour of darkness. The Church needs this authority to pull itself above the storm that is coming. God has determined within Himself that He is going to take home a Church that is without spot or wrinkle. What I’ve just shared with you is what it means to live without spot or wrinkle. It means that through the work of the Holy Spirit you are brought to a place of inner purity. Your soul has been purified and made the dwelling place of Jesus.
Several years ago, I was going through the process of trying to make a very difficult decision. I spent three days and nights in prayer and fasting, during which time I did not leave my prayer closet. All the time that I was praying there was a magnificent Angel standing beside me. When I finished my time in prayer and made the decision that I had to make, the Angel turned to me and said, “Now, I’m going to explain to you about the mighty men of valor that are going to come on the scene.” He gave me an understanding that there is coming a company of people – he called them the “Mighty Men of David” and the “Mighty Men of Valor.” I talk about them in my book Melchizedek. I believe I also talk about them in the book Prepare for the Winds of Change. These books will help you understand more of what I’m sharing with you tonight. In my writings, I talk about these people who are going come on the scene, the Mighty Men of Valor. These people are going to have the authority and the power to bring down great, long-standing strongholds that have crippled the Church and have crippled the world in places where the Gospel cannot enter because of these strongholds. These men and women of valor will go in to a nation and in a moment clean the skies of that place so that the Gospel can go in to meet the needs of the people. But, more than that, they will have the capacity to bring healing to the human soul. The Church will be brought into a place of valor because of these men of valor. When they preach, when they teach, when they pray for people, strongholds of the soul will come tumbling down and be stripped away in a moment. They will have the authority of heaven to do that and to bring the Church into a place of stability.
Zachariah 10:5-6 “And they shall be like the mighty men treading down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle, and they shall fight because the Lord is with them, and the [oppressor’s] riders on horses shall be confounded and put to shame. And I will strengthen the house of Judah and I will save the house of Joseph [Ephraim]. I will bring them back and cause them to dwell securely, for I am mercy, loving-kindness and compassion for them. They shall be as though I had not cast them off, for I am the Lord their God, and I will hear them"
I’m reading these two verses together because these men of valor will not only affect the Church, they will affect Israel. God is calling His people Israel back to Him at this very moment. Everything that is going on in the Middle-East in this hour is for the purpose of preparing Israel for God. God is doing a work through these difficult times. He is causing their hearts to let go of their hope in the land, and begin to stretch forward, stretch out, and stretch forth their hand to grab hope in God, and this is just what Israel needs. I am Jewish, I understand the way they think; I understand the mindset of the way the Jew looks at the land. God has to do this. He has to allow what is going on in the Middle-East, to get the Jewish heart looking for their Messiah, and as they look for their Messiah, God is going to send ambassadors into Israel to help their eyes be free of blindness and help their hearts turn to Christ. God is doing a work, He’s doing a work in the Middle-East, but it also signifies the work that He’s doing in the Church. He wants a Church whose heart is yearning, not for the world, but for the Lord. He wants the eyes of the Church off of the things in the world that keep us so busy that we don’t have time to pray or study the Word – anything that prevents us from having the time to come to know Jesus the way we have been called to know Him.
There is a work that He wants to do in the Church, and these Mighty Men of Valor will come forward and begin to do it. And because of the anointing that is upon their lives, the work will be accomplished quickly, and will prepare the Church for the coming of the Melchizedek Priesthood, which will lift the Church up to rule and to reign in the heavenlies while here on this earth. The Bride that God has called for from the beginning of time will be birthed in this last hour, and He is even now preparing the vessels that will prepare the Church to come into this heavenly calling. They are the Reigning Ones. He has been working with them for many years, decades, to prepare them to be used to help His Bride. It is incredible! God is so good. He is so faithful. He loves His Church. He cares about His Church. He knows that the Church is asleep. She has been asleep for so long that she does not even realize that she is asleep. The Church thinks that if we go to church on Sundays and sing our happy worship songs and love the Lord on Sunday – and then we do not open our Bibles or pray again for the rest of the week, but rather sit with our eyes fixed on television, books we should not read, magazines we should not look at and we’re busy shopping, it will be okay as long as we are in church the following Sunday.
Friends, there is something higher that we need to keep our focus on. The time is short. The hour is getting dark, we need to quit spending our resources on things that cannot profit, and began to spend them on the Kingdom and knowing Christ. Times are getting hard. The flood waters of trouble are rising, and they are going to rise so fast and so high that it’s going to boggle our minds. You will find yourself asking "Why is the water so deep?" And the Holy Spirit will speak to your heart and He will say, "I’ve been trying to tell you, I’ve been trying to warn you for a long time, but you were so busy loving the world that you couldn’t hear Me.” Israel is not the only one that is asleep, the Church is also asleep. You say, “How can I be asleep? I’m a Christian!” Well, because you can. To the degree that you love the world you are asleep. To the degree that you love material blessings – I am telling you, I know what is taught in the pulpit, but I’m telling you – to the degree that you love material blessings, you are asleep. Your heart should have one passion alone, and that is Christ. In this world you should own nothing but your love for Christ. I’m not saying that you cannot have material things, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself says the Father knows the things you have need of – I am not saying that – what I’m questioning is the place they hold in your heart. Be honest with yourself and search your soul, then ask yourself: where is your passion? What do you put your feet on in the morning when you stand up? What do you settle down on at night? Is this where your heart is? Is your heart running hard and passionately after Christ? What is the essence of your life? What sparks your fire? If it is anything but Jesus, then, my friends, you are asleep. When you wake up in the morning you should wake up to Him. When you go to bed at night, you should go to bed to Him. And He should be consuming your thoughts in-between, living for Him, working for Him. The Bible clearly helps us understand that we are not to work for man, we are to work unto Him. We are not to live unto man, rather, we are to live unto Him. This is not a hard burden to bear; it is the joy of your soul when you understand that your life is Christ. (Phil 1:21, Col 3:4)
God has a great work to do and he must do it quickly, to provide for His Church, to prepare His Church, to make you strong and stable.
Isaiah 33:5-6 “The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high; He will fill Zion with justice and righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation). And there shall be stability in your times, an abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the reverential fear and worship of the Lord is your treasure and His."
This is the promise that God is giving to the heart of the Church. This does not mean that the stability will be of the world. To be honest with ourselves, we would have to say that today the world seems more unstable than it has ever seemed in our lifetime. Stability will not be found in the world. We are not going to return to a time where it is going to be so stable that the Church is going to lose her grip again. The only time that we are going to find such abundance of stability is when the antichrist is saying that all is well. And then, the Bible says, sudden destruction will come. The stability we need is going to be in the soul; the stability is going to be in the heart. This is the greatest stability of all. When you are at peace in your soul and at peace in Christ, no matter what is happening in the world around you, you will have stability. God is going to make you stable because He loves you. He is going to take the fear because He loves you. He will do this by sending justice into your soul. He is going to clothe you with righteousness.
When He sends justice into your soul, sin is going to begin to flee. You will have a discerning heart to know what is justice and what is injustice. Sometimes people think that the only time you see injustice is when you, for instance, take the blood of the innocent. That is an act we all know as injustice, but when you will not let God have His will in your life, in His eyes, that is injustice. When you demand your will over God’s, you yourself are committing an injustice. God wants to give to the heart of the Church discernment so that we can walk in the justice of God. When we are walking in the justice of God, we will walk in stability regardless of our circumstances.
Malachi 3:1-5. “Behold, I send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord [the Messiah], Whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; The Messenger or Angel of the covenant, Whom you desire, behold, He shall come, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver and He will purify the priests, the sons of Levi, and refine them like gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord offerings in righteousness. Then will the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in ancient years. Then I will draw near to you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against the false swearers, against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, and who turn aside the temporary resident from his right and fear not Me says the Lord of hosts.”
The Lord is coming as a refiner’s fire, and He is coming first to the five-fold ministry. He is going to clean up the ministries of our land, He must clean them up. When the Priesthood comes, it will actually take precedence over the present five-fold ministry, because it is a much higher Priesthood. I talk about it in my book, ‘Melchizedek Priesthood’. In it, I give you a thorough understanding of what this Priesthood is and what it does. When the Mighty Men of Valor come, when the Mighty Men of David come (they are the same category of warriors) they will be used to purify, like the refiner’s fire, the five-fold ministry. They can do for the Church what it needs. Gone are the days – it has to pass away – gone are the days when we can afford to have ministers in the pulpit who do not pray. We’ve had decades of it, generations of it, where ministers across this nation and across every nation of the world enter the ministry without having a mature prayer life.
This is why the Church is sick, because the spirit life that flows through them and the ministry of the Word cannot be pure. It is partly soul and partly spirit. This is the only thing that can happen when you do not have a prayer life and you preach the Gospel. God must purify the sons of Levi for their own sake, as well as for the sake of His Church, because those called into the ministry are judged by a much stricter judgment. If they’ve tried to fill their ministry without a prayer life and without a life of purity, they’re going to be judged for what they have done and for what they have not done. So for their own sake, He is going to do it. Jesus loves His Church… He loves His Church. Paul warned us not to build on the foundation with wood, hay and stubble, and yet that is what has happened. When a minister stands in the pulpit and the Gospel is given through his soul, and moreover, the watered-down Gospel often preached today, it leaves the Church in an infantile state. The call to repentance, the call to contrition, the call to separation, the call to holiness is not there because the ministers themselves have difficulty living it. So, they give you milk that is so watered down that it can do very little for your soul in terms of bringing you up into the higher calling and bring you into a place of separation from the world. God must deal with this. He must for the sake of His Ministers and His Church.
He wants a purified Bride; He wants to purify the sons of Levi. He wants the Priesthood to be pure. He wants to empower His people for these last days. He is going to come as a refiner’s fire. It has already begun… this refining process in His ministers and in His Church. The days are coming, and they are close at hand, where we are going to see God revealing ministers for their impure life one after another; so many ministers are going to be revealed for this in the end times. It is going to cause the Church to tremble before God for two reasons: number one, they have been sitting under the ministry of very impure people and, number two, haven’t called their ministers to accountability. The ministers are going to tremble before God and they are going to feel unstable because their ministry has been impure. Many will then be healed.
When God brings the Church out of that instability, then He is going to start dealing with the Church. The Church is going to understand that the reason they haven’t called their pastors to accountability is because their own lives have been questionable before God. They didn’t have the discernment because they, too, were not living the life. The Refiner’s Fire is here and it has begun its work for the sake of the Church. God loves the Church. Woe to the man or to the woman who touches the Church improperly because she is God’s Bride.
Isaiah 35:1-8 "The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the rose and the autumn crocus. It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice even with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the excellency of [Mount] Carmel and [the plane] of Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty and the splendor and excellency of our God. Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble and tottering knees. Say to those who are of a fearful and hasty of heart. Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance; with recompense of God He will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be and unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap like a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. And the burning sand and mirage shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; in the haunt of jackals, where they lay resting, shall be grass with weeds and rushes. And a highway shall be there, and a way; and it shall be called the Holy Way, the unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for the redeemed, the wayfaring man, yes, the simple ones and fools shall not err in it and lose their way."
This is the picture of God’s Church that has been purified, cleansed by the Refiner’s Fire. The eyes of the blind shall be opened to behold wondrous things out of the Law. The eyes of the blind shall be opened to behold wondrous things in the kingdom. The ears of the deaf shall be unstopped so that man can hear the higher truths. The spiritually lame shall be given the Divine ability to stand strong. As He is doing this marvelous work, He will do signs and wonders and great miracles amidst the people. So the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped, and the eyes of the blind shall be open, those who are maimed shall be healed. Those who are dead shall be resurrected. God is going to do great signs and wonders, not only with people, but signs and wonders of nature! It’s going to be an amazing time in the kingdom of God and on the Earth, as God is making His name known throughout the world in His glorified Church.
With all the signs and wonders moving through the Church, it is going to drive the unbeliever to Christ. They are going to see Jesus in His Church. They’re going to see the love that is flowing in the body, the unity, the care for one another, and they are going to desire that love. They are going to desire the purity and the holiness that they see in Christ’s Bride.
The days ahead are growing dark and they are going to get darker, very dark. So dark, you don’t want to know how dark. Christ’s Bride is going to become filled and illuminated with the Light of Heaven. She is going to be beautiful in His eyes and beautiful in the eyes of the world that Jesus is drawing to Himself. There will be no fear because there is no fear in love. The Bride will be filled with faith and valor, strong, stable, and able to do marvelous feats, shining with the life of Heaven. Those that are going to prepare the Church are called the Reigning Ones. Those who have learned to reign in their own soul, learned to reign over the works of the devil, learned to reign in heavenly places, and reign on this Earth for the sake of the Church.