As I meditated with the Lord this morning about why it is so difficult for many to break free of the religious system I felt the Holy Spirit say it’s because they do not understand my kingdom.
So much bad teaching has gone out for years; as a result man’s attempts to understand and fully explain divinity instead of the simplicity of just believe and obey.
It was taught in the seminary and it is written in books so it must be true! Right! That is why we have two generations who in attempt to “not be left behind” in a rapture have had their bags packed to catch the first plane out of this world instead of making a difference where they have been planted.
Creation is waiting for the revealing of the sons of God not the leaving of the sons of God. In the process we have abdicated to government and social agencies many of the reasons the church of the Lord Jesus Christ was left on planet earth.
Our first error is the demon of exactness on doctrine as if we as humans can piece together the mystery of the end times. Saints, what part of “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority” do we not understand? The Lord left pieces out on purpose. He doesn’t need some spiritual guru selling the newest revelation. I don’t care how many “cemetery” degrees he has or how many times he has died and gone to hell or heaven and back.
The kingdom of God is multinational, multicultural, and multigenerational. It is made up of many people at different stages of maturity. Even Peter in his last writings says the Paul was teaching some things difficult for him to understand, yet it never came into his mind to separate from his brother.
We need to understand that the kingdom of God is held together by love. God is love! Is it any wonder that the test question to verify that you are “In Christ” is, “Are you walking in love?” Here are some beautiful but powerful words concerning the kingdom from a wonderful brother named Jay Ferris.
“IN EVERY ECONOMY THERE MUST BE A MEDIUM OF EXCHANGE. IN THE KINGDOM THAT MEDIUM IS LOVE.”
The next thing we need to do is to throw out all the theories concerning the end times from pre to post tribulation and anything in between. The truth is if someone hadn’t taught it to you probably would have never seen that way.
Good God! Are we out of subjects to teach? We can’t even love one other even though we sit in the same congregation Sunday after Sunday. Why are we teaching how to put a roof on the house when we don’t even know how to lay the foundations yet?
Here are some undeniable and un-debatable facts proving the Kingdom is Here and Now:
1. God the Father promised David that His Son would sit on an eternal throne.
Isa 9:7 Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.NKJV
2. Before His ascension Jesus spent all His time teaching about the Kingdom.
Acts 1:3 to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. NKJV
3.The earthly temporal throne of King David was moved for King Jesus to sit on eternally in Heaven.
Acts 2:33-34 Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear. 34 “For David did not ascend into the heavens…NKJV
4.The message taught by the first century disciples did not speak of a someday King Jesus.
Acts 17:7-8 Jason has harbored them, and these are all acting contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying there is another king — Jesus.”
5.The bible says we “have been” (past tense) transferred to the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus. Col 1:12-14 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, NKJV
Until we, as saints of God, understand that the kingdom is in force now, we have no reason to submit to His lordship. Kingdom is not a fad word for preachers to use, or a new way to keep people under their control. It’s a lifestyle and an understanding for every believer that there is only one King. He bought us with His blood, and He demands our obedience to His wishes via the Holy Spirit for our own good. You are either serving the Kingdom of Light, or you are serving the kingdom of darkness.
The kingdom of darkness is personal and it’s all about you. The Kingdom of Light is all about others first, and in the process we too get blessed, but we must walk it out in faith. Everything in the natural says; NO! Protect yourself! but that is not the voice of the One who loved us first.
There is a purpose as to why He left us here.
Matt 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
I say let the theologians waste their time trying to figure God out, and let us follow the simplicity of the Gospel. We know what we are to do’ let us break the chains of American consumerism and greed, and let us love our neighbors. Let us quit playing “church” on Sundays, and let us begin to shine that Light within us into every nook and cranny of this darkened and needy world twenty four hours a day and 7 days a week!
To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. NKJV
May the Lord grace you with ears to hear today!
Jose Bosque is Editor in Chief and founder of Viral Cast Media which oversees GodsLeader, JaxChristian now ViralChrist and 15 other websites. He has ministered in Jacksonville since 1987 and served the city since 1992 as a citywide servant leader. Jose is considered a resource and a spiritual father to many leaders in the city and in the 54 nations where the Lord has sent him to serve
Originally born in Cuba, Jose has resided in Jacksonville since 1966.
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