Lord is saying. Sometimes you wonder how you will cope.
Its simple... I am the one getting you through..... always,
just like I have in the past. Keep holding my hand and walking.
Do not look to the left or right but straight ahead. Your path
is becoming brighter everyday! And you are going from glory
to glory, as you walk in faith upon my Royal Highway of Love..
Please could you pray. We have our dear friend M coming with
us to Andrew Wommack's camp meeting. She is desperate for a
breakthrough. Attacked by fear she can't seem to cope with anymore,
has been turning to a prescribed highly addictive drug, that
has terrible long term side effects.
She desperately needs God to reveal Himself to her, and to
give her the grace to follow Him.
The Kingdom of God
Some details about this awesome Kingdom that the Father is
giving to us.
Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock;
for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
What is it?
Power .... Righteousness.....
Peace.... Joy in the Holy Spirit.
Romans 14:17, 1 Corinthians 4:20,
What It Isn't!!
It is not visible to the world
It is not of this world.
Its not a matter of talking, eating or drinking.
John 18:36, Luke 17:20-21, Romans
What is it like?
A marriage feast
Treasure that a man hides and
sells all he has because of the joy of it.
A pearl of great price that
a man sold all he had to buy it
God's Forgivess (forgiveness
of others vital)
Matthew 25:1-13, Mat
22:2-14, Mat 13:44,Mat
Where Is It?
Its within you and among you..
What do we need to do to Enter, see and possess the Kingdom
Get born again
Become like children
Accept God's righteousness and
not be like Pharisees who tried to get in with their own righteousness
Mark 10:14,15, -John 3:3 John 3:5
Matthew 21:32, Matthew 5:20
Who find it easy to enter in and possess the Kingdom
The poor, the poor in spirit
and the persecuted.
Children and those who become like children.
Matthew 5:3, Matthew 5:10, John 3,5
Who find it hard to enter into and possess the Kingdom?
Those who trust in their riches
Those who think they are good
enough on their own merits!
Mark 10:23 Matthew 5:20
What do you get if you seek the Kingdom (and its righteousness)more
than anything else
The Kingdom and all the other
things that you need on this earth.
The Keys of the Kingdom, whatever
you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you
loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
Matthew 6:33,Matthew 16:19
How long will the Kingdom last
In Marc Nuttles remarkable book, Moment of Truth, he
writes about one of the most important insights possibly ever
stated by a leader of China. Former Time correspondent, David
Aikman, interviewed the retiring head of state in Communist
China in 2002, Jiang Zemin, and asked what he wished for in
regard to Chinas future. His response shocked Aikman and
much of the world when he replied:
"I would like for my country to become a Christian nation."
When asked Why, Zemins response was an amazing
revelation. He explained how a panel of Chinese scholars had
spent twenty years studying why China continually lagged behind
the West in science, industry, and culture. After considering
every possible explanation, they concluded that it was the religious
heritage of the West that had allowed it to reach such heights.
The statement of these Chinese scholars was:
One of the things we were asked to do was look into what accounted
for the success; in fact, the pre-eminence of the West all over
the world. We studied everything we could from the historical,
political, economic, and cultural perspective. At first, we
thought it was because of a more powerful military. Then we
thought it was because you had the best political system. Next
we focused on your economic systems. But in the past twenty
years we have realized that the heart of your culture is your
religion: Christianity. This is why the West is powerful. The
Christian moral foundation of the social and cultural life was
what made possible the emergence of capitalism and then the
successful transition to democratic politics. We dont
have any doubt about this. (Quoted from, Jesus in Beijing: How
Christianity is Changing the Global Balance of Power, by David