“God’s simple intent and purpose from the beginning was to extend and establish His Kingdom on this earth… To rule the seen realm from the unseen realm through the unseen man living in the seen body on the scene.”(Dr. Myles Munroe, Late Sr. Pastor of BFMI)
THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS NOW! If we really believe it, it demands change in our personal, family, church, work, and political lives. Why? Because the Kingdom means the King’s domain. We need the realization, not empty rhetoric that everything belongs to Him. Therefore, its His possessions, His citizens, His ambassadors, His laws, His authority, and His world. WE ARE HIS! Our King “is a jealous God.” There’s no room for compromise. He will not passively share us with “any other gods.”
Let me put it in perspective, mixture with the world would be like sharing your spouse with someone else. God forbid! It’s unacceptable no matter how infrequent it is. May we consider how Christ feels when we place self, stuff, and the world as a high priority then Him. I speak the truth in love, it is spiritual adultery and idolatry. There’s no condemnation for those who are in Christ but may we cry out for transformation that effects our lifestyle and behavior. The citizens of the Kingdom live a sanctified (separated unto Christ) life wholeheartedly unto Him. “…That they also might be sanctified through the truth.”(John 17:18-19 Do you believe the Kingdom of Heaven is “within us” and is “at hand” according to scripture? If so may we live the life as true disciples of Christ. Remember whom you represent. As holy Ambassadors for Christ wherever we go we express the Kingdom – both spiritually and physically. Think about this, where we show up there He is. Wow. By faith, we are the visible demonstration of our King wherever we go. There are no boundaries limiting the Kingdom of Heaven. “The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof;…”(Ps. 24:1) In light of this truth may we bear the fruit of the Kingdom–“Righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
Ponder this, according to scripture, are we in the world but NOT OF it? (John 17:14-15) What does that really mean? Saints, if you are trying to “fit in” by succumbing to peer pressure, stop! Settle it for the record; you’re not supposed to fit in. The truth is, you are of a different Kingdom if you have called on Him to BE YOUR LIFE – not just apart of it. (Col. 3) We are called to “come out” of the worldly systems and cultures that bear not the nature of Christ. What does scripture mean by saying, “touch not the unclean thing?” (2 Cor. 6:14-18 and Rev. 18:2-4) Of course we are physically here on earth, what I’m saying is, we must come out of wrong mindsets. Come out of wrong philosophy based on the propaganda of men. Come out of ungodly covenants with other authorizes enslaving humanity. Come out from believing the subtle and blatant lies of the enemy.
“…That in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;…”(1Tim. 4:1) (Other Ref. Matt. 15:9, Heb. 13:9).
I must tell the truth. “He who doeth the truth comes to the light.” (Jn. 3:20) Stop committing fornication with Babylon and “be not partakers of her sins and that you receive not her plagues.”(Rev. 18) “Be ye holy; for I am holy.”(1 Pet. 1:16) In other words, don’t meditate on or put your hand to anything that doesn’t please our Father.
“It was never God’s intent to establish a religion (root: to seek)… It was never God’s intent to have Subjects but Sons… It was never God’s plan to have Christians but Citizens… We are Son, Citizens and Ambassadors.” (Dr. Myles Munroe, Late Sr. Pastor of BFMI)
GOD HAS MORE FOR YOU. YOU’RE A HOLY WARRIOR. YOU ARE CALLED TO BE A WORLD CHANGER! You are called to be the influencer, an agent of change in the world, not to be negatively influenced by the world. Stay your coarse. To walk in “Power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”(Lk. 10:19)
The Kingdom of God is yours NOW! Possess it.