"His Blessings become our Blessings"
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
How would you like to be over all principalities, powers and rulers of this world? Men of power have been striving to take their kingdoms and empires world-wide and to conquer all other kings. Men like the Ceasars, Nepoleon, Hitler and the ancient empires of the Romans, Greeks and Medo Persians. Empires rise and fall. But there is one kingdom that shall last forever. "Of the increase of His (Jesus Christ) kingdom and His government there shall be no end." ( Isaiah 9:6) We often don't view the Kingdom of God as a government. We think it is some kind of invisible kingdom of the heart and will never manifest outward in the natural world. Nothing can be further from the truth. God's kingdom and government has always been expressed with natural order on earth. In the Old Testament God was king of Israel and the prophets, like Samuel, were His earthly spokesmen. Then Israel wanted an earthly king and Saul became that king. David completed the restoration of Israel's earthly kingdom after Saul in disobedience lost both territory and earthly authority. Jesus then came as a descendant of David which gave Him earthly rights of inheritance. But Jesus went beyond any earthly king and established His right to rule not only the natural realm but the spiritual. He defeated Satan and took possession of even the keys to hell. We know that because in the book of Revelation, Satan has to go to Jesus to get the keys to hell itself to release the scorpion demons that will torture men. Jesus, after His resurrection then announced that "All power has now been given unto Me in heaven and earth." ( Matthew 28:18) Satan today is simple operating by permission. Satan had admitted at the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness that this power had "been given unto him". Now comes the big story! Through our identification with Christ, we have been seated in heavenly places! All that Christ has is now ours because He chose to give us His kingdom. No place in Scripture is clearer than Ephesians chapter 1. All things were given to Jesus because He fulfilled all righteousness and then He "gave all things over to the church, His body" Ephesians 1 How is Jesus authority expressed in this church age? Clearly through the 5 - fold ministries. These, by Jesus own words are the "Headship Ministries" of Christ today. Apostles (first), prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. Satan has tried to discredit especially the office of apostles and prophets with much of the evangelical church. This is greatly unfortunate, because it diminishes the authority and power on earth of Christ's present ruler ship. We will find later in our study of Ephesians chapter 4, that these 5-fold ministries bring the body of Christ to full maturity and preparation for the return and earthly reign of Christ which we call His "Second Coming". Much of the church is in deception, as Paul said it would be, about the purpose of Christ's return. Many see it as an escape off this earth and all it's troubles. God's word teaches it is not an escape, but an establishment of Christ's rule over planet earth. If you want more information, please go to my studies on the book of Revelation. Please take a few minutes and listen through the first chapter of Ephesians to see who Christ is and who you are "in Him".
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Thursday, August 7, 2014
1. For wrath's sake - (that is the wrath of God against those who resist)
2. For conscience sake
3. For love's sake
4. For the savior's sake
You can hear these taught in the video below. Please check it out...your future blessing may depend on it!
Christians and Goverment
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