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29. October 2013 12:11
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The Kingdom of Love

29. October 2013 12:11 by don | 0 Comments

LOVE MEASURES HOW MUCH THE KINGDOM REIGNS IN US.

 Those who put on the mind of Christ see all men with the eyes of love, which are the eyes of God.  How we see men and think and act towards them is a measure of the Kingdom in our lives. 

 

 

Kingdom love flows from us like the powerful waters of Niagara.  It is a giving of ourselves, without reservation or limitation.  Kingdom love does not allow us to withhold part of ourselves it requires us to give away ourselves completely.  Kingdom love does not stop to consider the worthiness of the one about to receive it.  “For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the SONS OF YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN: for He makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” (Mat. 5:44-46). Kingdom love is a “living sacrifice” that remains always upon the altar.  This love is the expression of our total energies toward another without reservation, qualification, or hesitation.  It is going the second mile and the third, fourth, fifth, one hundredth and one thousandth if necessary. 

22. October 2013 12:57
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Entering the Kingdom of God

22. October 2013 12:57 by don | 0 Comments

“Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (Jn. 3:3). 

 

“Get thee out of thy country...unto a land that I will show thee,” the Lord commanded Abraham.  Just as on any earthly adventure, we must be willing to be surprised.  And we will be, for “eye hath not seen, and ear hath not heard,” what God has prepared for us.  To see is not vision, but to comprehend or to understand. Unless we are born again we cannot perceive the things of the spirit or the kingdom of God. 

 

Moses saw the PROMISED LAND from mount Nebo but never entered.   He has to leave his land to get into the land God had for him.  A land of milk and honey.  But there were still battles to be fought and giants to overcome.  It was not heaven but the Kingdom of God.  He saw but never entered it.  He was the representative of the law and law can never get us into the kingdom of God, only grace.  Joshua or the same is Jesus, can get us into the promise land or Kingdom of God.

                 God must reign in us BEFORE He can reign through us.

17. October 2013 15:08
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The new man of the Kingdom of God

17. October 2013 15:08 by don | 0 Comments

This is vital to understanding the kingdomcoming 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. 

 

 

7. October 2013 06:19
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Entering the Kingdom of God

7. October 2013 06:19 by don | 0 Comments

What a familiar topic the new birth is!  How many thousands of sermons have been preached about it!  But how many have perceived the true purpose of the new birth?  Jesus said that one must be born again in order to “see” or “enter” the Kingdom of God.  The reality He presented was the Kingdom!  The purpose of the new birth is not to get us into the church or to some far-off heaven somewhere.  The purpose of the new birth is to enable us to enter the Kingdom.  I fear very few who fill the pews of the churches today have this conception of the new birth that thereby God has infused into us His very own divine life so that we may be able to partake of His Kingdom. 

 

 

 “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (Jn. 3:3). 

2. October 2013 06:54
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The New Man

2. October 2013 06:54 by don | 0 Comments

Let me illustrate what I have been trying to say concerning the legislation of righteousness.   I am all for having good laws and boundaries for safety and protection.  I am not for anarchy but for the Kingdom of God to reign.  Please don't misunderstand me.  


Let's say, there is a mean angry german shepherd.  He is on a chain.  He has never bitten anyone.  So you put up a sign and tell everyone that this is a very nice dog because he has never bitten anyone.  Even though this dog is lusting after every leg that walks past his area.  But the truth is this dog has not bitten anyone.  Does the fact that he has not bitten anyone make this a good or (if I might say) righteous dog.  Of course not.  The dog has it in his nature to bite every leg he possible can.  But because he bound by the chain, he has not bitten anyone.  What would happen if you removed the chains from the dog.  His true nature would take over. 

    The law is the chains that harness our sinful nature.  

In 2 Timothy 1:8-11 we read,

8We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. 9We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 11that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.

 

The law is not for the righteous but the unrighteousness.  God does not want to legislate righteousness but impute it and impart it into us.  

2 Peter 1

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature,having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

 

God wants His righteousness to lead our life not the law. The law bring death but the spirit brings life.  

2 Cor. 3

He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.


What Jesus came to do is to remove the chains that hold the german shepherd and change our nature by giving us a divine nature.  Which dog is better the one who is bound by chains yet has never bitten anyone or a dog that has a new nature and the chains are removed yet never bites anyone.  Jesus came to set us free by giving us a divine nature that desires to walk in His Spirit and His righteousness.