Daily Archives: September 3, 2016

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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