There is a Kingdom that has always been, and will always be. It is found in the heart of Jehovah God who has no beginning or end. He lives in eternity, and rules over all that exist. Before time began, before you were born, God had an eternal purpose for your life. The only way to find and fulfill this eternal purpose is through a relationship with The Eternal King, Jesus Christ. This blog is about The Eternal King and His Kingdom. It is about how you can be part of His Kingdom by having a relationship with Him, and fulfilling His eternal purpose for you.

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ELECTION OPPORTUNITY

THOUGHTS ON THE ETERNAL KINGDOM
AN OPPORTUNITY!!
(It’s time for The Kingdom!)

God has poured out His mercy and grace on the United States of America once again.  He has delivered us from the hands of those who had a wicked agenda.  May we use this as an opportunity to seek His face and turn from those things that displease Him.  May we not continue down the path of living to please ourselves.  May we instead live to do His will and build His Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven.  May we pray for our political and religious leaders to have God’s wisdom and do His will.  Only then can we continue to experience His mercy, grace and blessings.

QUESTION:  Are you seeking God’s will for your life and praying for those in leadership?

SCRIPTURES:  Jeremiah 29:13, Matthew 6:33, 1Tmothy 2:1-4, Deuteronomy 28:1-14

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WHEN JESUS COMES AGAIN

When Jesus comes again it WILL NOT be to rescue a church that's about to be defeated by God's enemy, satan. IT WILL BE to join His triumphant Church, the Body of Christ, that has prevailed against the gates of Hell.


SCRIPTURES:  Matthew 16:18, 2 Corinthians 2:14, Ephesians 5:27

HOW GOD'S KINGDOM COMES ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN!

THOUGHTS ON THE ETERNAL KINGDOM
HOW GOD’S KINGDOM COMES ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN!

Inside each person is an eternal being called the human soul.  When that being surrenders itself completely to God through faith in the redeeming work of Jesus on the cross, the eternal living word Jesus enters it by The Spirit, and gives it eternal life.  Jesus called this new birth, or being born again. When a person is truly born again, God’s Kingdom comes to earth in their heart.  That person will seek to know God.  They will meditate on His Word, The Bible, and apply it to their life. They will also learn to hear and obey the voice of The Holy Spirit.  Most of all they will seek to fulfill God’s purpose for their life instead of living to satisfy their personal desires.  If this does not happen, that person’s soul will be eternally dead separated from the life of God.


SCRIPTURES:  Genesis 2:7; Romans 10:9-10; Luke 14 26, 27, & 33; John 3; Luke 17:21; John 17:3, Matthew 6:33, 7:7-11; Psalms 1; John 10:27; Matthew 12:50


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VIOLENCE & THE KINGDOM

THOUGHTS ON THE ETERNAL KINGDOM
VIOLENCE AND THE KINGDOM

Seek peace and pursue it; but understand that The Kingdom of God is forcefully advancing, and violent people are attacking it.  For this reason you need to be prepared with funds, a “Go” bag and a weapon.

Do not concern yourself with worldly needs, but seek to help people become part of The Eternal Kingdom. As you go about your daily life help people see The Kingdom by what you say and do. Work for justice. “Help the down-and-out. Stand up for the homeless. Fight for the defenseless. You’re here to defend the defenseless, to make sure that underdogs get a fair break.” “Rescue the poor and helpless; deliver them from the grasp of evil people.  Your job is to stand up for the powerless, and act against all those who exploit them."   If you see a person being attacked by evil people and do nothing to help them, does God’s love dwell in you?

 Remember whatever you do in word and deed must not be done for selfish reasons, but to bring glory to God.  “Do your best, prepare for the worst—then trust GOD to bring victory.”  “The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair.” God teaches us how to fight the battles we face in life.  As followers of Jesus “we don’t live or fight our battles the world’s way—never have and never will.  The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture.  We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ.”
“Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.  That about wraps it up. God is strong, and He wants you strong.  So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the devil throws your way.  This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the devil and all his angels. Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet.  Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.”

Question:  Are you doing your best and prepared for the worst as you seek to be used of God to establish His Kingdom on earth?

Scriptures:  The message above is a personal paraphrase and quotes from
Psalms 34:14; Matthew 11:12; Luke 22:36; Matthew 6:25-34, 10:7-8; Isaiah 1:17; 
Psalms 82:3-4; 1 John 3:17; Colossians 3:17; Psalms 144:1; Proverbs 21:31;
 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, and Ephesians 6:10-18
 The quotes are from the NKJV, The Message, and the NLT.

NOTE: Some reading this message may be concerned about Luke 22:36.  It seems to stand in direct contradiction to Matthew 26:52.  From experience we should know when two scriptures seem to contradict each other that there is a deeper truth somewhere.  It can only be found by searching out other scriptures.  If Jesus literally meant that everyone who used earthly weapons to fight would die by those weapons many good men would die violent deaths.  David, a man of war, died peacefully in His bed.  The traditional understanding of Matthew is better stated “Those who live by the sword shall die by the sword.”  A deeper study of the words used there allow for this interpretation.  As we understand it Jesus was rebuking Peter for depending on the arm of flesh rather than allowing himself to be guided by The Spirit.  Being led of The Spirit does not mean we can’t use things of this world when fighting our battles.  It does mean we must seek God in every earthly battle we fight.  From scripture we see that King David did this in his earthly battles with the Philistines.

We have tried to make it clear in “Violence and The Kingdom;” that all we do must be done for God’s Glory and His Kingdom.  There can be no fear or self-motive in the way we react in the battles we fight on earth.  That being said, it is clear from scripture that we have a God given responsibility to protect and fight for our families and those God places in our sphere of influence, from the attacks of the enemy of men’s souls. Not fighting in the flesh doesn’t mean we passively sit there and do nothing expecting God to send a lightning bolt from heaven. We must seek God’s wisdom, and do what we can do, trusting God to do the rest.

Having a weapon or not having a weapon won’t keep us from reacting carnally when we’re attacked.  Only learning to walk in The Spirit instead of the flesh will do that.  Peter seems to have learned this lesson when he spoke death over Ananias and Sapphira; something much more severe than cutting off an ear, but okay because it was done in The Spirit.  Walking across India carrying a large cross, we were confronted on more than one occasion by the radical Hindus.  On every occasion God gave us victory.  One time a large group rode up on motorcycles and scooters.  I could hear them coming up behind me and one of our coworkers whispered, “the radical Hindus are here”.  I prayed and God led me to wait until they were almost upon me.  When they were within a few feet I stopped, and without thinking lifted the cross off the ground and into the air. Then I stood it up in front of me.  The crowd instantly stopped in their tracks. I looked at the person who The Spirit told me was the leader, and asked, “Sir what is your question?”  He stood silent for a few seconds and then said to me, “I just want to tell you how happy we are to have you here in India.”  The crowd turned around, got on their cycles and scooters and left.  God had delivered us one more time.

Jesus told us we need to have a weapon for a reason.  It doesn’t mean we must use it to harm people, although we cannot say ahead of time what God’s Spirit might prompt us to do.  Part of God’s judgments is the release of wild beasts on the earth.  In 2013 there were 50,000 abandoned dogs roaming the streets of Detroit in packs of 20.  The Post Office could not even deliver the mail in some places because of the danger.  Only an assault weapon, which many want banned, can handle that kind of danger.  As we see it, if Jesus said we need a weapon then it was for a reason.  All we can do is obey and trust God to give us the understanding of how to use it.


We hope this message helps you understand about violence and The Kingdom.  God is loving, merciful and gracious in all His ways, but He is not a pacifist. Psalms 24:8 tells us He is mighty in battle against all that resist His Kingdom.   Even Jesus became violent when He saw His Father’s house being desecrated.  Let us join Him in the battle to bring His Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.


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Proverbs 24:11 Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die;
    save them as they stagger to their death.
12 Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.”
    For God understands all hearts, and he sees you.
He who guards your soul knows you knew.
    He will repay all people as their actions deserve.


GOD'S MESSAGE FOR 2016 AND BEYOND

THOUGHTS ON THE ETERNAL KINGDOM
RUN TO THE BATTLE!!
(It’s time for The Kingdom!)

The army of God was on the other side of the mountain hiding from God’s enemy who challenged them daily to come out and fight.  Finally one young lad who had a heart after God ran to meet the enemy and defeated him with one smooth stone.  Unfortunately, in many ways this is a picture of much of The Church today; especially in the so called Western World.  Many who say they are a Christian are going about their daily lives consumed by their own self desires.  They see the enemy wreaking havoc on the world, but are hiding from the battle. They are hoping Jesus will return and take them out before things get to bad.  Try telling the Christians in China, India, Iran, and other places that Jesus will return before it gets bad. They will laugh at you.

God’s Word says that Jesus came to destroy the works of the enemy of men’s souls.  Jesus said that the people who truly follow Him will do the works that He did.  Christ did not plan for us to hide from or run away from the enemy.  He left us His battle plan so we can defeat evil here and now, and establish His Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven. What was The Eternal Kings battle plan?  Go and make disciples!  Not converts who want a fire insurance policy to escape Hell and go to Heaven, but disciples who have totally surrendered their heart and life to Jesus.  Before we can go and make disciples we must be a disciple. What does that mean?  We must repent of all self-desire because we want Christ’s Kingdom to come on Earth as it is in Heaven. Only then can our heart, mind, soul, and spirit become part of The Eternal Kingdom.  If we are part of God’s Kingdom, we will run to the battle against the tide of evil that is sweeping the Earth. Because of Christ’s work on The Cross we will overcome and defeat the enemy’s work in our life.  Our testimony will help others defeat the enemy in their lives.

The enemy of men’s souls is sending a wave of evil over the Earth in these last days. Ignoring it or trying to battle it in the flesh will accomplish nothing.  The only way to defeat it is to be a disciple, live in obedience to God’s Spirit, and help others enter The Kingdom by becoming a disciple of Jesus.  Let us run to the battle and do our part. God’s Kingdom will come on Earth as it is in Heaven.

QUESTION:  Are you a disciple of Jesus?

SCRIPTURES:  1 Samuel 17; 1 John 3:8; John 14:12; Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 14:26,27,&33;
                               Matthew 4:17; 6:10; Luke 17:21; 2 Corinthians 10:3-6; Revelation 12:11
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WHEN JESUS WILL RETURN!

THOUGHTS ON THE ETERNAL KINGDOM
WHEN JESUS WILL RETURN!!

Know this, says The Lord, “Just before I return perilous times will come.  Men will love their own lustful pleasures more than they love God.  Therefore judgment shall begin at My Body, The Church, because I can only judge the wicked and disobedient when The Church’s obedience is complete.  I will only return when my followers have fully prepared themselves and have become a pure spotless bride.  The wicked should not rejoice when I discipline My Church.  Though I begin with The Church I will end with the total destruction of the wicked and remove them from My Kingdom.  I will cast them into the Lake of Fire where the nightmare of eternal separation from Me never ends.  For as surely as I live the whole earth will be filled with the knowledge of The Lord as the waters cover the sea so that; when I return the entire earth shall be filled with My Glory. For I will come on the clouds in power with great glory, and everyone will see me and mourn.”

SCRIPTURES: 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 1 Peter 4:17, 2 Corinthians 10:6, Ephesians 5:27, Revelation 20:15, Habakkuk 2:14, Numbers 14:21, and Matthew 24:30 The message above is a paraphrase of these scriptures from the NKJV Bible.

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WHY ARE THE REFUGEES COMING?

WHY ARE THE REFUGEES COMING?

The so called “Western World” is suddenly being flooded with refugees; mostly from Muslim countries. As we shared in our messages on understanding God’s judgements, He is in charge of everything.  This includes this flood of refugees.  People coming from Muslim countries are nothing new.  There has been a trickle for a number of years.  Now there is a flood. Why?

Jesus left us with instructions to go into the entire world, preach the good news about Jesus, and make disciples.  Could our failure to do this be the reason He is sending this flood of refugees?  Some would say that we have gone into the world with the gospel.  The question is, “have we made it the priority God intended it to be?” The fact, that less than 10% of The Churches income worldwide is spent on missions, indicates we are not as concerned about reaching the unsaved as Christ would want us to be. Jesus said that where our money (treasure) is indicates where our heart is.  The spending, of many who call themselves Christian, demonstrates that they are more concerned about their own personal comfort than in reaching the world with the news of The Kingdom.

Could it be that our love of this world causes us to react in fear instead of faith when we see those who may want to destroy us headed our way?   God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. The Spirit of love can only empower us when we love God and His Kingdom more than we love ourselves and the things of this world.  This Spirit will cause us to see this flood of refugees as an opportunity to reach souls who have not heard about Jesus with the good news of The Kingdom.

The time has come for those who call themselves Christian to change their priorities. God’s commission to The Church has not changed.   God’s people must abandon their love of this world and minister to the people He sends to us.  If we do this, we will be blessed.  If we don't, the situation will destroy us.

Question: Is reaching the lost for Christ your priority?

 Scriptures: Matthew 28:18-20; 6:21, 33; & 2 Timothy 1:7
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