Living the reality of the Kingdom of God.
“Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, And His Righteousness…” (Matt. 6:33)
What is the Church? To be clear, it is NOT a brick and mortar building nor State religious institution. The church (ekklesia) is the “called out assembly” UNTO Yahshua. The church is “living stones–a spiritual house, a holy priesthood . . .” (1 Pet. 2:5) The church is the body with Christ as Head, the bride of Christ, and the prized possession of Christ. The church is family where we are brothers and sisters with Yahweh as Father. Therefore, Acts In Motion is an organic local church with a kingdom perspective. We are a fellowship of Christ’s lordship pursuing total surrender to the eternal purpose–fullness in Christ.
With this understanding, our passion is to spread Christ’s love abroad and help others know that they matter in Father’s family. Whatever zeal it takes, whatever compassion by God, we will not stop proclaiming this glorious gospel of the kingdom. With great hope we believe a remnant will emerge from the lies of this perverse generation to grow in the identity of son-ship to effectively live the kingdom. We believe knowing our real identity in Christ is the catalyst that empowers us TO BE LOVE. How can we love when we don’t know what love is or who we are? We would venture to say, it is impossible to have “one heart and one mind” (Acts 4:32) as the body, without starting at the foundation of our IN-CHRISTNESS. “…Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Col. 1:27). Therefore, the revelation of our identity is necessary to build unity and maturity in a functioning kingdom community. The fact be told, we are being bombarded by a global epidemic of an identity crisis. Will you be the solution? Will you be love?
We pray that you will receive more revelation from the Holy Spirit of your identity and be empowered to walk out your maturity in Christ. In other words, our hearts burn to experience the maximization of manifestation of the “kingdom of God within you” (Lk. 17:21). As a result, we believe the life of Yahshua will freely flow through you to impact your sphere of influence. What does this look like?
A people who are immovable lovers of God and humanity that stay their course no matter the circumstances. Believers full of faith commanding kingdom alignment and freedom everywhere the soles of their feet shall tread. A people moved by compassion to heal and deliver the captives. Son’s and daughter’s who’s hearts are full of faith, hope, and love.
To flesh this out further, anyone who has put their full trust in Christ are a new creation people, “old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” Scripture also says we are “ambassadors for Christ” with the “ministry of reconciliation” (2 Cor. 5:17-20). It is very interesting that Paul the apostle refers to us as ambassadors. Why? Their loyalty is to their King singularly, truth be told, it would be an act of treason to “serve two masters.” Ambassadors should not be moved by their own ego or come in their own authority or with their own power. Their entire lives are devoted to properly represent the King. This is important to understand, especially with the pulls of seduction, avarice, and the strong delusion captivating this Laodicean generation (Rev. 3:14-22). Christ’s ambassadors represent the Kingdom of God as they venture into other jurisdictions bringing HIS LIFE into that cosmos, not mixing with it. It’s clear from scripture and history that disciples are supposed to be in the world but NOT OF IT. Do you agree?
Key scriptures that must be grappled with honestly before the Lord:
“I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.” (Jn. 17:14-18)
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” (2 Cor. 6:14-18)
“Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Rom. 12:2).
“That you might walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and long suffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, who has made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” (Col. 1:10-13)
“…Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Col. 1:27)
“He hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” (Eph. 2:6)
Do we realize to whom we belong? Do we know Who lives in us? Do we recognize where we are seated? According to scripture, do we trust that Christ “has delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us” spiritually and naturally into a different way of life? Do we believe the new creation life is all encompassing and more significant then we may have previously imagined? The challenge is, do we really believe or just have a mental assent? If we really believe, if we really trust Christ, it demands a lifestyle change. As we move forward in revelation, remember, “It is finished.” We’ve been redeemed by the blood of Christ for His purpose, His call, and His dream. We have an eternal inheritance, embrace it now. Live it now. Transformation and new creation inheritance is ours if we’re brave enough to fight on our knees for the appropriation of what we already have. “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but might through God to the pulling down of strong holds.” (2 Cor. 10:4) Our thinking needs to change, the majority of the battle is in our minds.
We pray, in the middle of the war, God have mercy as we come out of cognitive dissidence into the higher reality of Christ. Father burn in us as a remnant to come out of Babylon (Rev. 18) and have Babylon come out of us (Jn. 14:30). We are determined to live and advance the “Kingdom of God at hand” (Mk. 1:15). We pray, Heavenly Father, give us revelation of Your fullness that’s only found in Your Son. I’m confident, Father, as we are faithful with little You will vest the full weight of Your Kingdom in and through us. Give us grace to pursue total surrender to Your Lordship. “We love You because You first loved us.” May we effectively spread Your love and forgiveness to others. Amen!
There are three types of people: ones that make things happen (intentional co-laborers with God), others that watch what happens and the ones who wonder what happened. We Want to encourage you to participate, not just spectate, in the Kingdom. What do you choose?