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25. September 2013 09:04
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The true Kingdom of God

25. September 2013 09:04 by don | 0 Comments

Suppose that there are two meetings going on at opposite ends of the city.  Both are led by preachers.  One is engaged in spiritual ministry.  The power of God is moving and men are coming to Christ, broken, weeping, contrite, repenting, calling upon the name of the Lord, their chains of sin and darkness broken, washed away by the power of God, becoming new creatures in Christ Jesus.  Saints are being strengthened, the ways of the Lord are being established in hearts, the plan and purpose of God are being quickened in the consciousness of those seeking the Lord.

The other preacher is heading a political movement to enlist “Christian political activists” in the project of holding demonstrations, lobbying government to put prayer back in the schools, initiate programs to get kids off of drugs, outlaw pornography, nude dancing, adult book stores, etc.  Now, which of these two preachers is acting as an Ambassador of the Kingdom of Heaven; which of these preachers is doing the work of the Kingdom of God; which of these two is causing the Kingdom of God to come upon men; which of these two is introducing men to the Realm of Heaven; which is reigning in some measure with Christ from His throne of heavenly power? 

 

 Now don’t misunderstand me.  I certainly am not opposed to good and godly laws in our land, nor to Christians exerting their influence for righteousness in society or government.  That is all well and good and to be commended, and I praise God for it.  JUST DON’T CALL IT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.  It is not the Kingdom of God.  It has nothing to do with the Kingdom of God.  The Kingdom of God is not good laws or religiously oriented politics in this or any other land.  The Kingdom of God is “righteousness, and peace, and joy IN THE HOLY GHOST.”  What is the difference? 

 

(This will be posted in the next blog)

20. September 2013 04:29
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The New Men in JESUS

20. September 2013 04:29 by don | 0 Comments

Men make godliness a law rather than a life.  “God said!” they thunder from their pulpits high upon the craggy pinnacle of Sinai, and then lay an outward rule and observance upon the people— “Don’t wear make-up, don’t wear shorts,  don’t wear jewelry, don’t cut your hair, don’t go to movies, don’t dance, don’t smoke, don’t drink, don’t remarry if divorced, be in church every time the doors open, submit, pay tithes...” and on and on the list goes...don’t, don’t, don’t, and do, do, do!  And if you fail to keep their laws, rules, regulations, and requirements you will burst hell wide open, they threaten.  They kill people with the letter of the Word, missing entirely the spirit, the compassion of God, the love of God, the heart of God, and the ability of God to grow men up into the stature of Christ and establish His will in each and every life.  People have been forced to go to the world to find some mercy, some encouragement, some understanding, some answers and solutions, some help because they couldn’t find it in the church, the preachers had no grace, no mercy, and no wisdom from the Lord.  Christian ministers of the grace of God LEGISLATING THE LAW!  What an enigma!  What a travesty!  “But the Bible says!” you contend.  You hypocrites!  You don’t even know what the Bible says!  You know the letter that kills!  We need to pursue the pages of the blessed book which GOD IS, the revelation of God in Christ Jesus the spirit that gives life!  The New Testament is not that black, leather-bound book we call the Bible.  The New Testament, the true Bible, the Living Epistle of Christ is the law of His life written upon the fleshy tables of the heart. 

 PAUL SAID IN TIMOTHY THAT THE LAWS ARE FOR THE UNGODLY.  WE ARE THE NEW MEN IN JESUS. 

15. September 2013 04:16
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The Kingdom of God is Within You

15. September 2013 04:16 by don | 0 Comments

 



As the sons of God destined to bring deliverance to the whole creation, dare
we follow in the footsteps of  HIS holy wisdom?  The heart of any social, economic or political problem lies in the heart of individual men and women.  New social structures and systems, new laws, new judicial systems, new political systems, new economic systems, can never solve the problem so long as the heart of man remains selfish and corrupt.  Only when men pass over by conversion from self-centeredness to God-centeredness can the Kingdom of God become  a living reality on earth.  All of our external problems race, nationalism, war, crime, poverty, oppression, sickness, death all of these are but the external symptoms of an internal, deep-seated disease the sin of self-centeredness.  The only strategy that will be victorious in the warfare against social and other problems is an offensive directed not against a nation, or a governmental system, but against the human heart!  The point of attack is the state of being of man himself.  The objective of attack is the conversion and transformation  of man with the law of God written in his heart.  What incredible wisdom Jesus revealed that day when He declared the fundamental principle of the Kingdom “Behold, THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS W-I-T-H-I-N YOU!” 

9. September 2013 06:26
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Transformed

9. September 2013 06:26 by don | 0 Comments

THE NEW MAN OF THE KINGDOM 

this is vital to understanding the kingdom

coming to earth as it is in heaven

 

            Our world today needs the new men that Christ makes.  New men are the key to everything else that must be renewed.   Therefore the making of new men is the first priority of the Kingdom of God.  Only by the making of new men can the Kingdom of Heaven come to earth.  Our world desires better schools, a better press, better government, a better business world, a better economy, better living conditions, better social institutions, better communities.  These desires are laudable, but they cannot be achieved with unchanged men.  The earth and all things in it are defiled and are being devoured because man has transgressed God’s laws, ordinances, and covenants.  But we also know that no man can keep God’s laws unless Christ dwells in him.  The great truth is that the man in Christ does not keep the letter of the law, which is merely the outward husk of type and shadow, but he keeps the spirit of the law which is the inward law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus.  This results in the living expression of the nature and character of God in all things, not a keeping of external rules and regulations which give only the appearance of godliness.  Thus the righteousness of the law, and not its external forms, are fulfilled in them who walk not after the flesh but after the spirit.  The answer to creation’s deteriorating state is not to preach the keeping of the law; the answer lies in the living out of Christ, and in Him alone.  When Christ comes to dwell in individuals, they will then keep Father’s Kingdom laws of life within, and the whole creation will be preserved, touched, affected, and transformed.  And unless He lives  within individuals, it is a useless waste of time to urge them to keep God’s laws. 

 

The new covenant is that he writes the laws on our hearts.  It is a law of love now, on our hearts.  The law shows us how God is.  When the law is written on our hearts the nature of God is in our DNA.  Not a code but the spirit of the law lives in us, this changes us.

3. September 2013 08:20
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You cannot legislate righteousness. Continues

3. September 2013 08:20 by don | 0 Comments

Let me illustrate.  Suppose that there are two meetings going on at opposite ends of the city.  Both are led by preachers.  One is engaged in spiritual ministry.  The power of God is moving and men are coming to Christ, broken, weeping, contrite, repenting, calling upon the name of the Lord, their chains of sin and darkness broken, washed away by the power of God, becoming new creatures in Christ Jesus.  Saints are being strengthened, the ways of the Lord are being established in hearts, the plan and purpose of God are being quickened in the consciousness of those seeking the Lord. The other preacher is heading a political movement to enlist “Christian political activists” in the project of holding demonstrations, lobbying government to put prayer back in the schools, initiate programs to get kids off of drugs, outlaw pornography, nude dancing, adult book stores, etc.  Now, which of these two preachers is acting as an Ambassador of the Kingdom of Heaven; which of these preachers is doing the work of the Kingdom of God; which of these two is causing the Kingdom of God to come upon men; which of these two is introducing men to the Realm of Heaven; which is reigning in some measure with Christ from His throne of heavenly power? 

 

 

 Now don’t misunderstand me.  I certainly am not opposed to good and godly laws in our land, nor to Christians exerting their influence for righteousness in society or government.  That is all well and good and to be commended, and I praise God for it.  JUST DON’T CALL IT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.  It is not the Kingdom of God.  It has nothing to do with the Kingdom of God.  The Kingdom of God is not good laws or religiously oriented politics in this or any other land.  The Kingdom of God is “righteousness, and peace, and joy IN THE HOLY GHOST.”  What is the difference?  I will tell you!  When Christians exert pressure on carnal institutions and impose their will and standards on unregenerated men, you have just another function of human government.  It may be better human government.  But it is still just human government.  But, when those carnal institutions are changed because all the people in them have been transformed by the washing of regeneration, and the renewing of the Holy Ghost then YOU HAVE THE KINGDOM OF GOD!  You have now not a legislated righteousness imposed from without, but “righteousness...in the Holy Ghost.”  Ah, the former was imposed by the law of the statute books the Old Covenant; the latter is the result of the laws written in the hearts of men by the Spirit of the living God the New Covenant!  The Kingdom of God offers the solution to both sin and death.  The world needs the solution to its evils and sorrows, not another band aid.  God is preparing a people to step forth upon the world scene in the all nature, wisdom, power and glory of God’s Christ.  THIS IS THE POWER AND GLORY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.