The Kingdom of God - This present time

Last time we spoke about the mystery of the kingdom - this time we’re looking a little more at the necessity of having our spiritual ears tuned into the Holy Spirit

  1. Now, the world places great emphasis on intellectual ability, but The Lord places great value and emphasis on our ability to hear spiritually.
    1. 1 Corinthians 2:12-14 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we speak of these things in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual things to those who are spiritual. Those who are unspiritual do not receive the gifts of God's Spirit, for they are foolishness to them, and they are unable to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 
      1. This means, therefore, those who desire to enter into an intimate relationship with The Lord and have a part in his end-time purposes must take up their cross and crucify all that relates to the intellect and the ways of humanity.
      2. The Bible calls these people "overcomers"
        1. Revelation 12:11 They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
        2. These overcomers are been given a gradual, unfolding understanding of the mysteries of the Kingdom - its purpose, how it will be established and function, and their part in it. 
          1. 1 Chronicles 12:32 "men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do”
  2. We are living in a time in which there is much turmoil - person against person and nation against nation.
    1. There is a restlessness within humanity, which is being manifested in a violence that has been unknown until this time.
    2. Parallel to this restlessness, are those who are being called apart.
    3. These people are being prepared to be empowered to become witnesses to all humanity of the power and glory of the Lord
    4. This will be beyond anything this world has ever witnessed in past times of visitation.
      1. Ephesians 1:9-10 And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfilment—to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.
  3. The problem is that at this present time the world despises and laughs at the church.
    1. However, Jesus is standing at the door that leads into his Kingdom - he's knocking on it ready to come in and take his place as the head in full control of his body (his bride).
    2. This is the day of his power and the world will soon begin to tremble before this overcoming body.
      1. Psalms 110:3 "Your people shall be willing in the day of your power,"
    3. We have the privilege of living in a time when we could well see these things take place.
    4. The Lord is increasingly taking his place with of those in his body who are overcomers (his bride) - those who are coming to a place where they have become so transparent that only their head, Jesus, will be seen through their lives and actions.
    5. He will again do the miracles though this corporate body that he did during his first coming.
      1. John 14:12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 
    6. There is an urgency at this present time to respond to his call, and to come apart to be prepared to become a member of this corporate body which is being made ready for its manifestation.

 

The purpose of these videos is to encourage the body of Christ to be faithful to the call of Jesus. 

We’d like to connect with you - particularly if you have questions about the things we’ve been talking about. We want to be able to dialogue with you about the things God is doing in your lives

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