And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
The Gospel of the Kingdom is not complicated, nor have been any of His commands. They are simple and plain to all who have understanding. Too simple, perhaps for some, and yet, in all of our modern culture, they are perhaps the most overlooked texts in our church society.
Consider. Everything is taught on, and yet we still seem to lack the gripping power when we speak as Jesus did, and the people were amazed at his teaching, teaching as one with authority. We lack the heart and character that he had, often settling for a production and an entourage, rather than a heavenly following. And, we lack the demonstration of the miraculous
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
As Truth is a person, so is The Way. As surely as any understanding of who He was and what He taught could be expressed, it cannot be understood outside of the person of Who He Is, What He Did and Why He Did It. The Path of Life therefore, as it were, is following Jesus. For the original twelve apostles, this was through both observing who Him directly, as well as by hearing Him teach. Today, while we do not see exactly how He lived the words He preached, we have His Spirit within us to guide us into all truth.
But, most assuredly, His Words are to be obeyed. None of His Words can be fully embraced without the provision of His Spirit, but through Him, and His enabling power, we are able to overcome through faith.
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Jesus said His Kingdom was not of this world (realm) (John 18:36). It is a spiritual kingdom, and as such, must never be confused with an Earthly one. To lose this distinction, even when speaking of a Millennial reign, is an error of great dimension.
The Kingdom is not constituted in books of laws, governmental seating, and minted coinage, and the like. Yet, on the other end, it is not without potency in the physical dimension. Consider Jesus’ life and ministry. He said, to paraphrase, “If I cast out demons by the finger of God, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you.” (Luke 11:20). The same is true with healing. Therefore, it was the entrance of the Kingdom which brought about the deliverance in the first place! Somehow, the invisible, spiritual, and “ethereal” had directly, manifestly affected the natural order.
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Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
The greatest journey of this life is the journey home to the Father. It isn’t a long way from the hand to the foot, and it’s even less from the head to the heart, but the distance of a breath has separated much of mankind for an Eternity.
The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.
The eye is the lamp of the body. Not an eye, but the eye. Not the hand, not the tongue, but the eye. Specifically, it is the eye that is the organ that illuminates the man.
Specifically, when the eye is set correctly, the entire body is filled with light. This means the solution to being fully illuminated is not in the performance of a thing, nor in the individual execution of any deed, but solely based upon the focus, or gaze of an individual.
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For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
1 Corinthians 15:3 NASB
Now, we have seen, Christ came to satisfy the righteous requirement of the law for us, and, in completely fulfilling it in His own flesh, we, in our belief in His work, are baptized into His work, His death, burial, and resurrection.
There is, however, a working out of the process of our faith. As Paul called those who were new to the faith “babes”, and “carnal” (1 Corinthians 3:1), he also wrote to the Galatians, who were yet learning, of how he was in great labor of prayer until Christ was formed within them.
In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell in safety; and this is the name by which she will be called: the LORD is our righteousness.
The message of holiness must flow out of the place of the Holy Spirit, or not at all. The message may be preached from other places, but there is no life of righteousness outside of the flow of the Holy Spirit. Only in the depths of Him is the message complete, is is whole, and is it pure.
There is a ditch, you see, on either side of the road. There is a an error in not going far enough as well as going too far. The difference between being “religious” in a controlling and hypocritical sense and that of being right is the Holy Spirit.
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
The concept of the seed offering has widely been promoted by many, including the late Oral Roberts). In fact, it is said that he has considered it as one of the greatest revelations of his life and ministry. As with a natural harvest, what is sown in finances, time, or any other resource will always produce a harvest, a yield, some thirty, sixty, and a hundred fold, so long as it is sown in “good ground”.
For sure, this revelation has run through the church, and helped to encourage the body of Christ to give, knowing that they are more blessed in the giving, and that, quite plainly, we will surely reap whatever we sow, for good or ill (Galatians 6:7).
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Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
He prophesied of Jesus’ coming, saying,
Truly, I give baptism with water to those of you whose hearts are changed; but he who comes after me is greater than I, whose shoes I am not good enough to take up: he will give you baptism with the Holy Spirit and with fire:
The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
The world hates followers of Jesus. The verdict against humanity is this, that men, even though confronted with their own sin in the light, prefer to kill those who show them they are wrong, rather than coming with humility before an Almighty, merciful God (John 3:19). Rather than feeling with their heart, they justify, set up road blocks, walls, and excuses that they cannot tell right from wrong any more.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
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