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Psalm 145 (KJV)

Let all the children of the True God exalt their King and let them take pleasure in His everlasting kingdom.

Each day may we arise and praise Him and give Him all honor and glory as we speak of His awesome greatness to our generation.

Let us tell others of our King and of his great compassion, goodness and love.

May we boldly speak of the glory of his kingdom, and talk of his power;

Let us make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.

His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion endureth throughout all generations.

Psalm 145 (KJV)

1 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.

2 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.

6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.

7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

9 The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

10 All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.

11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;

12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.

13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

14 The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

King James Version (KJV)

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God Called Preachers Part II (Invading the kingdom of Satan)

What is the the Divine purpose of a God called Preacher?

Simply put the Divine purpose of a God called Preacher is to boldly and fearlessly invade the Kingdom of Satan with the Gospel of the Kingdom of God!

According to the words of the Lord Jesus Christ this good news of the Kingdom is to be preached throughout the entire world.

Some of theses Preachers will stand before thousands and tell the good news of the Kingdom and how one may become a Kingdom Citizen. Others may share the Gospel over a cup of coffee or tea while visiting a friend, neighbor or relative. However all will follow the example of the Apostles of the first century by speaking of the power of the cross for salvation.

1Corinthians 1:17-29 (KJV)

17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

We see from the above scriptures that education is not necessarily a requirement to be a God called Preacher, not to say that an educated person is excluded from this calling of God.

Romans 10:11-15 (KJV)

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

This section is dealing with Preachers who have been sent by God to fearlessly invade the kingdom of Satan with words that are inspired from the Throne of God with the power to impart faith so those who will to believe are saved into the Kingdom of God.

In Romans 10:17 (KJV)

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

The Greek word for “word” in this scriopture is the word Rhema not Logos. The word Logos refers to the written word of God while the word Rhema refers to the from the living Christ which comes by way of Holy Spirit.

HELPS Word-studies
4487 rhḗma (from 4483 /rhéō, “to speak”) – a spoken word, made “by the living voice” (J. Thayer). 4487 /rhḗma (“spoken-word”) is commonly used in the NT (and in LXX) for the Lord speaking His dynamic, living word in a believer to inbirth faith (“His inwrought persuasion”).

Ro 10:17: “So faith proceeds from (spiritual) hearing; moreover this hearing (is consummated) through a rhēma-word (4487 /rhḗma) from Christ” (Gk text).

[See also Gal 3:2,5 which refers to “the hearing of faith” (Gk text) – i.e. a spiritual hearing that goes with the divine inbirthing of faith.]

God called Preachers speak words from heaven inspired by the Holy Spirit having the divine power to deliver salvation to the lost of both Jew and Greek. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved into the Kingdom of God by way of the power of the Holy Spirit.

Selah

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God Called Preachers

Who are God called preachers?

The God called preacher has been called, equipped, and sent by God who hold back nothing that is of benefit to those who hear their words.

One good example of a God Called Preacher is when Peter preached before thousands on the day of Pentecost. Peter boldly stood up before the very men who had crucified Jesus Christ. Peter filled with the spirit spoke words regarding the who, what, and where of this Jesus of Nazareth. Peter held back nothing that was being revealed to him by the spirit of God.

Acts 2:22 – 24 (KJV)

22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

Peter had traveled with Christ as He preached the Gospel of the Kingdom throughout all Galilee. Peter had heard the Lord state that the words he spoke and the works that he did were not of him but of the Father.

Further insight into the words of Christ concerning preaching may be found in Matthew 10:27:

Matthew 10:27 (KJV)

“What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.”

The following is from Clarke’s Commentaries:

Matthew 10:27
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
What I tell you in darkness – A man ought to preach that only which he has learned from God’s Spirit, and his testimonies; but let him not pretend to bring forth any thing new, or mysterious. There is nothing that concerns our salvation that is newer than the new covenant; and in that there are, properly speaking, no mysteries: what was secret before is now made manifest in the Gospel of the ever-blessed God.

See Ephesians 3:1-12.

What ye hear in the ear – The doctor who explained the law in Hebrew had an interpreter always by him, in whose ears he softly whispered what he said; this interpreter spoke aloud what had been thus whispered to him.

Lightfoot has clearly proved this in his Horae Talmudicae, and to this custom our Lord here evidently alludes. The spirit of our Lord’s direction appears to be this: whatever I speak to you is for the benefit of mankind, – keep nothing from them, declare explicitly the whole counsel of God; preach ye, (κηρυξατε proclaim), on the house-tops.

Today it is the same spirit of God which enables men and women like us to preach The Gospel of the Kingdom of God. This good news of the kingdom which began with John the Baptist and continued through the Apostles and followers of Christ is still a viable message the Lord commissioned His followers speak to the world.

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“Thy Kingdom come Thy Will be done.”

“Thy Kingdom come Thy Will be done
on earth at it is in Heaven.”

The Kingdom of God which Christ preached and made available is a title for the establishment of God’s Righteous Government upon this earth. In the age to come Christ will reign over this Kingdom as a benevolent King having the power and resources to meet the needs of every citizen.

What many seek today in the way of world peace, overcoming hunger, disease, hate, crime, wars, terrorism, etc. will be established and maintained.

There will be never a need for elections, political parties, or judges.

There will not be any inferior worldly governments implementing their policies that are never able to put away all the things which make life miserable on this planet.

The government of the Kingdom of God will provide all things necessary for its citizens to sustain life without sin and its anti-life properties.

The Government of God will provide peace, safety and significance for all its citizens.

The ongoing issues of word peace, hunger, disease, crime, and other things which are against life will be put away.

These are but a few things this Kingdom Government will ensure.

This Kingdom of God is appealing only to those who love righteousness and eschew evil.

“Thy Kingdom come Thy Will be done.”

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Overcoming The Sin Nature

Without the help of the empowerment of what Christ accomplished by way of his death, burial, resurrection, and glorification overcoming the sin nature is not available.

It is impossible to overcome the sin nature without invoking what Christ accomplished through his selfless sacrifice on the Cross. We too must follow him and die daily in submission to what Christ accomplished for us when he suffered and died for all mankind.

Romans 6:4 states that when Christ died we died with him.
When he was buried we were buried with him.
When he arose from the dead we were raised with him to walk in newness of life.

There is a total power over sin through death that may not be fully achieved in life. But the moment a person dies they cease from sinning and the sin nature dies within them.

I believe the Apostle Paul dealt with how to overcome this terrible problem of the sin nature because the availability to sin or not to sin is always in question while we live.

The Apostle makes it clear that grace was not bestowed upon us so that we may continue to live in sin.

In the following portion of scripture Paul begins to illustrate how we should deal with this sin nature that was inherited from Adam:

Romans 1:6-18 (KJV)
6 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

Paul said we died to sin!

However this sin nature remains within us unless we allow it to be revived and then take rule over us when we submit to its tempting power.

Just as the sin nature remains in us believers now have a godly nature (Christ) within that has overcome this sin nature through His death on the cross.

If we believe what Paul has just revealed to us, then we must believe that when Christ died we died, and the sin nature no longer has dominion of us!

So then the sin nature no longer rules over us but the nature of Christ does have dominion over us so that we may serve him in righteousness.

Paul shows us the significance of the power of the resurrection of Christ in Philippians which is contingent upon being made conformable unto his (Christ’s) death.

Philippians 3:10-11(KJV)

10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in anything ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

Paul admits that he had not arrived at the place where Christ desires him to be and acknowledges that he is not already perfect. Why? Because at times he still succumbs to the sin nature in his walk just like any other man alive.

Admitting this is being honest before the Lord, unlike some who hide themselves from their own flesh and sin nature.

Paul forgets those things which are behind him which most likely are the mistakes of sins he had committed. However he does not allow sin to have dominion over him because he decides daily to go to the Cross and then continues to reach ahead trying to attain the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

So then while we are alive we are always susceptible to the sin nature within us. The only effective way way to overcome is not though our own ability or power, but the power of Christ and through what he alone accomplished for us when he willfully humbled himself and became obedient to death even the death of the Cross..

This is why the cross of Christ to so absolutely significant and powerful in a believer’s every day walk.

A personal relationship with our Lord Jesus The Messiah and his Cross is not just for a one time salvation experience. No! This relationship with Christ and the Cross are desperately needed in order that a follower of Christ may be able to die daily and thus overcome the sin nature.

The dominion of sin is real!

Christ knows the flesh is weak and by his divine grace and mercy has provided a method of forgiveness when we succumb to sin.

I John 1:7-10 (KJV)
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness

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“Benefits of Imagination”

I have a friend who is a talented story teller and illustrator. She has a Blog where she posts articles that always you get my grey cells churning.

In her latest blog entry entitled, “Benefits of Imagination” she speaks of alternative worlds which take a bit of thinking and imagination to consider.

Her warm hearted and entertaining stories involve bushy tailed squirrels who wear sneakers, and piggy’s who ride bicycles among other things. Writing and illustrating theses stories admittedly involves a vivid imagination to create. You may visit her Blog at:

http://marycoonsdesigns.com/Blog/Blog160916.asp

Her most recent article about the benefits of imagination caused my mind to race to the fact that the kingdom of God is an alternative world in which we either believe or disbelieve exists.

This kingdom of which Jesus of Nazareth preached and demonstrated is also an alternate world which is opposite of the world in which we are presently living.

In Acts 17:6 the Apostle Paul was accused of turning the world upside down.

Acts 17:6

And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;

The followers of Christ were accused of turning the world upside down because they were going about preaching and teaching the things concerning the Kingdom of God!

My friend said the following in her article:

“. . . we might do well to believe “six impossible things before breakfast.” When I consider things in my life, so many would have seemed impossible, but they did happen, and they happened because I was willing to first consider, then believe them. Maybe a fondness for fantasy has its merits–I know I like to think so.”

Perhaps the Creator of this ever expanding universe gave mankind the ability to imagine and fantasize because He knew that one day His Son would come to earth to show us the present availability of the reality of the kingdom of God.

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There Will Be No Sin in the Kingdom of God

The way I see it sin is the absolute worst thing that ever happened to mankind. The Sin Nature that entered Adam is so anti-life and devastating it ultimately leads to death. And death causes the human body which was so awesomely and wonderfully made, to lose its life energy and then quickly decay back to the elements to which it was first made and formed from.

Death is by no stretch of the imagination a pretty sight because it is the ultimate expression of sin and rebellion against the Creator, whereas the opposite of this death is life which comes from the Creator.

The Creator loves the creation which includes the entire ever expanding known and unknown universe. This expanse of the creation is so vast it has yet to be discovered in its entirety. This is truly awe inspiring when one dwells upon what can be seen with the naked eye of the stars and planets in the night skies.

This created universe includes an exceptional planet called Earth. Although there is much speculation about life elsewhere in this creation, thus far planet earth is the only habitable place presently known that is equipped with everything needed to sustain life as we know it.

The Creator did not create man first.

God provided everything man needed before He created him. Then once the earth was ready He formed man out of the dust of the earth, breathed into Adams nostrils the breath of life, and he became a living soul.

In my estimation this creation of Adam is why the makeup of the earth we live on is so absolutely distinctive to any other place in the known universe. This is one of the reasons why humanity is also so extraordinary. God used the elements of this earth to form and fashion the body of Adam.

Today, after many thousands of years after sin was first introduced into the creation by Satan, the earth is still springing forth life! Why? Simply put God created the Earth to be the life source and maintainer of the various kingdoms of this Earth.

So then sin is anti-life. Sin is anti everything that God had purposed for His overall plan for mankind. God warned Adam and instructed Him not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because by doing so Adam and Eve would surely die!

Why would Adam and Eve die? Because of the rebellion of the sin nature which Adam and Eve brought upon themselves which is is anti-life!

God’s ultimate plan for mankind is for man and woman to dwell together in harmony with The Father God in His everlasting kingdom where there will be no more sin or anti-life!

The Creator’s only antidote for the sin nature which entered into mankind is His Son Jesus Christ of Nazareth who was sent by the Creator to provide an escape from the sin nature which has plagued not only humanity but the entire Earth.

Romans 8:18-22 (KJV)

18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

Therefore sin in any of its manifestations is rooted in the sin nature of man and it is not to be taken lightly. As Seymour Leven said: “. . . one must, therefore, be taught and learn the rules, practice the necessary mental and physical skills to remain upright, and then remain alert and disciplined. . .”

By knowing the rules, remaining alert and disciplined, sin may be dealt with effectively. Although sin is always present, the disciple of Christ has been given the power of the Holy Spirit to overcome the many temptations that so easily beset us.

Hebrews 12 (KJV)

12 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

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Visions of Jesus Christ The Lord of Lords and King of kings of the ever expanding Universe

There are only four men mentioned and written about in the scriptures that were given visions, or glimpses of the future Kingdom of Jesus Christ. There may have been others who were also given this insight, but only Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and John’s accounts are written in the scriptures.

The Prophet Isaiah:

The prophet Isaiah’s description of the future King of the kingdom of God: where
God opened the windows of heaven and allowed Isaiah to see a future vision of the Lord sitting upon his throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
Isa 6:1-8
In the year that king Uzziah died I saw:
1. The Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
2. Above the Throne stood the seraphim’s: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
3. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
4. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
The Prophet Ezekiel:
The prophet Ezekiel also was given a vision of the future Throne of the Christ:
Ezek 1:26-28
26 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.
27 And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.
28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.(KJV)

The Prophet Daniel:

The prophet Daniel was also given visions in the night of this Holy Heavenly place as recorded in Daniel 7:13-14.
1. Behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
2. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.(KJV)

Dan 8:15-17
15 And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.
16 And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.
17 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.(KJV)

Dan 10:5-7
5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:
6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.(KJV)

The Apostle John:

The Apostle John received similar revelations of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings in His risen glorified and exalted position which the Father had bestowed upon His Son.

Rev 1:9-19
9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet.

The Apostle John’s description of the risen glorified Christ who is the Alpha and the Omega:
1. A voice like the sound of a trumpet
2. He said I am the first and the last
3. Like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot.
4. Girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
5. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow;
6. His eyes were as a flame of fire;
7. And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace;
8. His voice as the sound of many waters.
9. In his right hand seven stars:
10. Out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword:
11. His countenance was as the sun shines in his strength.
12. He has the keys of hell and of death

All four of the accounts written in the scriptures paint a most vivid picture of an Awesome King ruling over His kingdom with all authority, holiness, righteousness, sternness and judgment. These biblical accounts depicts the four men who were given these visions, as men who were stricken with and awesome reverence, if not fear of the One coming to rule the world.

There is a day coming when every knee shall bow and every tongue confesses that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

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Psalm 127:1 (KJV) Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

Once an individual begins to “consider” Jesus as the Apostle and High Priest of our calling then and only then will they begin to experience true liberty in Christ.

Once an individual is confident of their relationship with Christ then we no longer look to any man for our answers to life’s dilemmas.

When I talk about the Kingdom of God I’m talking about the primary purpose Christ became a man!

He willfully left His place with the Father, leaving behind all of the attributes He left as a divine Son thereby limiting Himself to be born a helpless baby.

This is love! That Christ left His majesty in heaven and willfully chose to become a servant.

Throughout all the gospels Christ is preaching and teaching about the Kingdom of God (Heaven). He is not only preaching and teaching, He is also demonstrating what the Father would do and say in any given situation. But even more than this, Christ is also demonstrating
how a human beings attitude should be towards God. With this Christ played a dual role of first showing us the Father and secondly showing us how to live before the Father.

Matthew 4:23 (KJV)

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

With His every word and action Christ was showing us by example what the Father would do and how we should live both individually and corporately in the Kingdom of God which Christ ushered in when He said, “The Kingdom of God is at Hand.”

He taught us how to pray to our Father in heaven and not to some distant impersonal and indifferent God who is far removed from our everyday lives.

Christ also simplified the Law of Moses to two commandments when He said the first and great commandment is to Love God with all your heart, mind and soul and the second was like unto the first that you should love your neighbor as yourselves. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets!

Matthew 9:35 (KJV)

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

If you read the gospels and the church epistles through the lens of the kingdom of God you will be amazed at what you will discover.

The book of Acts begins with:

Acts 1:1-3 (KJV)
1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

According to this scripture Christ spent 40 days in His resurrected body speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God!

In Acts 2:42-47 after about five thousand repented and accepted Jesus of Nazareth as their Messiah, Christ (The Boss) set up His kingdom economy and not one of them lacked!

This was the mindset of the first century church(ecclesia)! These people were of one mind concerning the Apostles doctrine which obviously must have been all that Christ taught them about how to live a kingdom life. Then logically the Apostles Doctrine must have been “the things concerning the Kingdom of God>”

Then the very next day after the day of Pentecost Peter and John were involved with the notable miracle of the lame man being healed. While Peter and John were on their way to the Temple they encountered the man born lame that sat at the Temple asking alms.

When Peter and John were passing this man he asked them if they could help him with some money. Peters response was “silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk!”

Then Peter lifting the man up suddenly the man was healed and began walking and leaping and praising God!

So beginning with this wonderful miracle and continuing throughout the entire Book of Acts we find that everywhere we see the preaching of Christ and the gospel of the kingdom, miracles occurred.

Then finally in the last verses of Acts we find Paul preaching the kingdom of God and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

Acts 28:30-31King James Version (KJV)
30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him,

31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

Jesus our “Boss” told His disciples to go into all the word, and preach the GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM!

Mark 16:15-16 (KJV)
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

So what is missing today in professional Christianity?

Why are not we seeing genuine works of God on a bigger scale?

My contention is the gospel of the kingdom which Jesus preached, and His Apostles preached is not being preached today by the main stream Church.

The high power preachers of today may talk a bit about the kingdom, and many people including myself thought I knew about the kingdom. However when the “Boss” got my attention, I realized I had much more to learn about what His kingdom was all about. I began to see how absolutely necessary it is for His people to share the good news of the kingdom of God with others who have never heard this.

Why? Because it is the only viable remedy for this corruption of this world we live in.

I also contend that many men and women in the pulpit enjoy building a following where they are the King. They like all the benefits of them being the King. These things ought not be!

Some of these preachers may not realize this fault but if you investigate you will find that most of the Big Time ministries fall into this category.

Jesus Christ said in the kingdom of God the least will be the greatest. This speaks of servant leadership not royalty hierarchy.

The Bible declares there is only one King!

His name is Jesus Christ of Nazareth!

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Is There a Kingdom of God Race?

Scripture states that God’s Redemptive Plan for mankind was conceived before the very foundations of the world. His benevolent plan was to create a new race of people from any and all who would accept Jesus of Nazareth as their savior.

Ephesians 1:1-14 (KJV)
2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

So what is this Kingdom of God Race?

To begin with the Kingdom of God Race is opposite to, and more improved than the Human Race.

The Human Race is fragmented into race (Jew or Greek), gender (Male or Female), and Class, (Slave or Free)

The father of the Human Race known as the first Adam is of the earth or temporal.

The father of the Kingdom of God Race also known as the Last Adam and is Jesus Christ the Man from heaven or spiritual.

The first Adam’s seed is carnal and corruptible.

The Last Adam’s seed is spiritual or incorruptible.

The seed of Christ is also known as the Seed of Abraham and this incorruptible seed of Christ is being created in all who will accept Christ as Lord.

Before the time of Christ the Law of God was instituted by the Creator as a temporary covering for the sins of Israel. However when Christ came He fulfilled the Law and became the full payment for sin for the world.

John 1:29 (KJV)
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

So then the Law was a schoolmaster or teacher until the time when Christ arrived.

Galatians 3:21-26 (KJV)

21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

So then it is through the life, death, resurrection, ascension, and glorification of Christ those who accept Him as their savior are recreated or regenerated into a new being who is part of a new race because they have put on Christ the New Man.

Galatians 3:27-29 (KJV)

27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

In Acts 2:32-33 we see Peter as he preached on the day of Pentecost to all those assembled of the tribe of Israel at the Temple, including those who were instrumental in having Jesus of Nazareth crucified.

Acts 2:32 and 33(KJV)

32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

While carefully reading verse 33 we learn the Holy Spirit reveals to Peter that Jesus is now at the Right Hand of God exalted! This is the first time the word exalted is used of Jesus the Messiah.

What does this mean?

This exalted state shows that Jesus is now at the right hand of the Father in heaven and is serving as our High Priest in the Holy of Holies by making intercession for the Saints. We learn this from the book of Hebrews which many times is overlooked by Christians today .

Hebrews gives a clear picture of whom and what Christ is doing today in relationship to the Body of Christ. Also Hebrews is mainly a comparison between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant with its better promises than that of Abraham.

Next we learn in Acts 2:33 that Jesus is in an exalted state and received (lambano) from The Father the Promise of the Holy Ghost. This Promise of the Father is what Israel had been told about for centuries prior to Christ. Clearly this scripture reveals that Jesus of Nazareth in this exalted state is the first resurrected and glorified man to actually receive the Promise of the Father.

Just as the first Adam was the first man of the human race so it is that Jesus Christ of Nazareth the Last Adam is the first man of the Kingdom of God Race.

Again in Acts 2:33 we learn that it is He Christ that hath shed forth this which you now see and hear!

This obviously indicates that once He received of the Father the Promise of the Holy Spirit, Christ now pours the Promise of the Father upon all those who call upon His name for salvation.

Acts 2:33 (KJV)
Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

As King of His Kingdom, Christ descended to earth from the majesty He enjoyed in Heaven in order to fulfill prophecy and be born of Mary. Christ did this in order to declare the Fathers will by not only the preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom, but also by demonstrating the lifestyle of Kingdom for all to see.

John 3:13-21(KJV)

13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

The scriptures teach that all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God. So then who is condemned according to the words of Jesus of Nazareth?

Those who do not come to the True Light!

Who or what is the True Light?

The True Light of the World is Jesus Christ!

It is not merely a doctrine, theology or philosophy, but the resurrected, glorified and exalted King of the New Race, the heavenly Race, Jesus the Messiah!

What a day to rejoice!

A day of Jubilee!

A day to sing and dance and give all praise, glory and honor to our Heavenly Father for we have been freely given all the Father had planned before the foundations of the earth through His Son Jesus Christ.

We are now Kingdom Citizens! We share in an incorruptible inheritance that thieves may not steal and only our Heavenly Father may bestow.

All those who have genuinely accepted Christ as Lord are now a part of this new Kingdom of God Race.
Truly this is the day that the Lord hath made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!

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