I had this vision of the Lord Jesus on Monday 10th August, 2015. He was very disturbed and told me that He wants the gay pride flag removed from the US Embassy in Israel. The Lord told me during the conversation that Israel is the world leader.

Jesus is very, very disturbed about this issue and I pray that the US would obey and turn from sin to the Lord.

 

Update – In another vision a few weeks ago, I saw Archangel Gabriel throwing up, a reminder of Revelation 3: 19, “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue (vomit) thee out of my mouth”

The disciples were in a boat in a storm and rowing hard to get to shore. He passed them on foot – going by Express. He joined them in the ship when they began to cry out in fear. Immediately, the ship was translated to the shore.

After His resurrection, Jesus came through the walls to join the disciples in the room where they were in hiding. They were terrorized. You would think He would knock at the door. Didn’t He say, “Behold I stand at the door and knock.” LOL.

After His resurrection, the Lord joined two disciples who were taking a journey on foot to Emmaus. He talked with them about the events of His death, burial and resurrection; instructed them about the related prophecies, then disappeared after they broke bread to eat a meal. This is when they realized who He was.

What was so funny? The two did not recognize Him because He had changed His appearance. They rushed back to Jerusalem to tell the others that they had seen Him. They exclaimed that their hearts had burnt within them as He walked and talked with them on the road.

Lotsa love to you Jesus. Click this link to read more about Wonderful Jesus

We’ve been studying the of the SAINTS in the earth through the Kingdom of God the Father. We previously established that Righteousness, Peace, Joy and Power are FOUR KEY HALLMARKS of the Authority, Rule or “Kingdom of God”.

I was led to explore other characteristics of the Kingdom of God that are revealed to us in scriptures and thus began my search by typing the keywords, KINGDOM OF GOD into the search bar on http://blueletterbible.com. I categorized the texts and discovered the following truths about the Kingdom of God:

1. The Kingdom of God is characterized by righteousness

  • Jesus taught us to seek first the Kingdom of God AND His righteousness  – Matthew 6: 33.
  • Citizens of the Kingdom of God display the fruits of righteousness – there is no other way to enter – Matthew 21: 33 – 43.
  • Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind – 1 Corinthians 6: 9.
  • Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God – 1 Corinthians 6: 10.
  • Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God – Galatians 5: 21.

2. The Kingdom of God is entered into by repentance then manifested by transformation in the life of the believer

  • John the Baptist began to “preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins”  – Mark 1: 4.
  • John was imprisoned for preaching that message of repentance to Herod
  • Jesus into Galilee and replaced his cousin John, preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God  – Mark 1: 14.
  • Jesus’ sermon was, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel/euaggelion/G2098 (Mark 1: 15).
  • Given the context in which our Lord spoke in the Mark 1: 15 text, we see that He actually said that He is the way into the Kingdom of God.
  • Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God – John 3: 3.
  • Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God – John 3: 5.
  • Jesus said that rich men find it hard to enter into the Kingdom of God because their possessions tend to become their priorities – Matthew 19: 24.
  • And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor/ptōchos/G4434: for yours is the kingdom of God – Luke 6: 20
  • Good deeds do not qualify an individual for entry into the Kingdom of God – Matthew 19: 16 – 23.
  • sinners welcome the opportunity to enter into the Kingdom of God  by the forgiveness of sins. Meantime, the self-righteous do not believe that they are sinners and need to be forgiven in order to enter therein – Matthew 21: 31.
  • But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women – Acts 8: 12.

 

3. Jesus taught us that the Kingdom of God should be the believer’s FIRST priority

  • But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you – Matthew 6: 33, Luke 12: 31.

4.  The Kingdom of God in the earth is revealed to the Saints and propagated by preaching 

  • Jesus said that the mystery of  the Kingdom of God is revealed to the saints and not to the ungodly – Mark 4: 11.
  • the Kingdom of God is sown in a manner that appears to be insignificant, but becomes great, mighty and influential when it increases. We should never stop sowing the Word of the Kingdom – Mark 4: 30 – 32; Luke 13: 18 – 21.
  • The Kingdom of God is propagated by preaching – Luke 9: 60.

5.  The Kingdom of  God is manifested by the Power of God – healing of the sick, casting out of devils

  • And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick” – Luke 9: 2.
  • …heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you…” – Luke 10: 9.
  • After returning from the mission of preaching about the Kingdom of God,  the disciples reported that even devils were subject to them in the Lord’s name – Luke 10: 17.
  • But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you – Luke 11: 20.
Conclusion
Unfortunately, much of the preaching in this era regarding the Kingdom of God focuses mainly or solely on wealth, giving much misrepresentation about the gospel of the Kingdom. The preaching of the Kingdom in many cases is powerless, with deadbeat Teachers, Evangelists, Pastors, Prophets, Apostles and other Ministers who do not demonstrate the mighty power of the Kingdom of God.
Additionally, there has been an infusion of the unrighteous gospel of the Kingdom of Darkness into the Church. As a result of apostasy, compromise and sin, the Church has been unable to teach the pure gospel of Christ and also experiences the inability to demonstrate the Power of God.
I will make one final statement – CHOOSE THIS DAY WHO YOU WILL SERVE!!
Blessings, peace, angelic prosperity and protection.

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1. Introduction

We began to discuss the authority that humans possess over the Kingdom of Darkness by asking, “What Did God Mean When He Sentenced Satan To Eat Dust, Eat Dirt Or Bite The Dust?”  As citizens of the Kingdom of God, the believer has been elevated to an equal position of authority with the Lord Jesus who rules eternally as King and Lord of all.

To recap, we also learnt that the words King and Kings encapsulate the meaning of Kingdom in the Greek language.  This is exciting, because God the Father is King. As heirs of God, we have been given the inheritance of  KINGSHIP. Thus the believer rules with God over all of the Kingdom of Darkness.

The authority of the Kingdom of God is twinned with priesthood, which represents separation from sin, dedication to the service of God and true worship.

When we compare the New Testament texts with God’s mandate to Israel in Exodus 19: 5 & 6, we see that God remains FIRM in His eternal Will or desire for humans to simultaneously RULE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TO WORSHIP in the earth:

And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen (Revelation 1: 6).

And hast made us unto our God kings and priests:and we shall reign on the earth (Revelation 5: 10).

Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine

And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation (Exodus 19: 5 & 6).

2. God’s eternal will or desire is for humans to rule as Kings in the earth

How is this revealed in the scriptures?

1. God created Adam and Eve to be rulers in the earth. However, Adam and Eve gave over the Keys of their kingdom or authority torule  unto satan and allowed him to rule them instead.

2. In generations to come, following the example of Adam and Eve, humans further collaborated with satan and his demons to the point of destruction and great rebellion against God. They permitted satan to infiltrate and rule in the earth through the principles of his ungodly and demonic kingdom/rule, teachings and lifestyle practices.

3. Meantime, God would establish His Kingdom through those who would live according to His righteous ways. These included the seven prophets born after Adam and Noah, who was the eight, according to revelation given to us by  our beloved Apostle Jude  (Jude 1: 14)

4. God was forced to wipe out the planet in the Flood of Noah’s day in order to remove traces of evil from the earth.

5. After the flood, citizens of the earth continued to collaborate with the Kingdom of Satan/Darkness. God was forced to disperse the nations at the Tower of Babel due to their rebellion against Him

6. Centuries later, Father God established the nation of Israel through Abraham, then called out his descendants to become a nation of Kings and Priests. His desire was for Israel to reestablish His rule and worship in righteousness and power in the territory of earth to which He had assigned them:

Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine.
And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation (Exodus 19: 5 & 6).

7. Through our Lord Jesus, God reestablished His Kingdom in the Church. We see the similarity between the New Testament Text and the mandate given in Exodus 19: 5 & 6 to the Nation of Israel:

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light (1 Peter 2: 9).

3. Scriptures reveal that the rule of God is manifested by Righteousness, Peace, Joy and Power

It is the Father’s desire or will for the principles and ways of His Kingdom to permeate the earth (Matthew 6: 10).   Righteousness, Peace, Joy and Power are FOUR KEY HALLMARKS  of  His Rule or Kingdom.  This is why it was so easy for the Apostles, especially Paul, to show the marked contrast between the lifestyles of the citizens of the Kingdom system of Darkness and the Kingdom System of God, which is Light.

We see a clear delineation between the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Satan.  For example, since many of their rulers are controlled by the Kingdom of Darkness,  earth systems propagate and legislate the principles of the system of Darkness. These principles include but are not limited to abortion, homosexuality and lesbianism, lying, injustice, greed, extortion, wars and demonic power (manifested through Lodges, Witchcraft, The Illuminati etc).

In contrast, each believer, as a member of the Church or Kingdom of God in the Earth, preaches and lives out the gospel of righteousness, peace and joy and the demonstration of the Power of God:

They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea  (Isaiah 11: 9)

 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea (Habukkuh 2: 14)

I speak blessings, health, peace and Angelic Protection over you. More to come.

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1. Introduction

We began in the post “What Did God Mean When He Sentenced Satan To Eat Dust, Eat Dirt Or Bite The Dust?” to discuss the authority that humans were given over satan and the hosts of darkness. We know from the scriptures that believers in the Lord Jesus enjoy this privileged position of authority because they have a spiritual inheritance of equal authority and power with the Lord Jesus who rose from the dead.

Using the New International Version for simplicity, we see from the text of Ephesians 1: 17 – 23, that Lord Jesus rules over all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked.  Apostle Paul teaches that King Jesus is head over  all things for the benefit of the Church.

17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.

18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people

19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength

20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms

21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come

22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church

22 God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church (NLT)

23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way (Ephesians 1: 17 – 23).

2. How does Christ rule in the earth through His Church?

Lord Jesus taught us that we must pray, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven”  (Matthew 6: 10).  Let us examine the meaning of Matthew 6: 10 in order to determine how Christ would rule in the earth through His church:

a.  The KINGDOM/basileia of God comes from a root word which means KING and KINGS. We saw from Ephesians 1: 21 that Jesus has all power over all “rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked.” However, Lord Jesus depends on His body the church to rule in the earth realm.

b. God desires that His  will/thelēma  or His PLEASURE be manifested in Earth (Revelation 4: 11).  Thelō /G2309  which is the root word for Thelēma,  further shows us that the will of God is His DESIRE.  Father God  desires that citizens of the earth realm practice and live out the Constitution of His Kingdom.

God reveals His  desire or pleasure through His Word:

Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed G2309(Mark 9: 13)

they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would G2309 not that any man should know it  (Mark 9: 30)

And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire G2309 to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all (Mark 9: 35)

he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love G2309 to go in long clothing  (Mark 12: 38)

Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring G2309 to see thee (Luke 8: 20)

But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. G2309

But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. G2309 (1 Corinthians 12: 18)

3. What are FOUR key hallmarks of the Kingdom of God?

The Kingdom of God is the rule of God the King in heaven and earth. Righteousness, peace, joy and power are four key characteristics of the Kingdom of God:

For the kingdom of God is … but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost (Romans 14: 7)

For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power (1 Corinthians 4: 7)

4. The Kingdom of God is a place and a system

The Kingdom of God is a place called heaven, which is the dwelling place of the Father:

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption (1 Corinthians 15: 50)

The system of the Kingdom of God that of righteousness, peace, joy and power. The Kingdom of God is marked by the gospel or GOOD NEWS which Jesus preached during His Ministry in Earth.

Therefore we can conclude that Christ rules in the earth through His righteous, peaceful, joyful, powerful Church which lives out the righteous mandate of His Kingdom.

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1. Introduction

I began this series by asking “What Did God Mean When He Sentenced Satan To Eat Dust, Eat Dirt Or Bite The Dust?” I discovered that God meant that He had sentenced satan to being ruled by humans. 

However, the sinful human spirit, or old man, which is similar in nature to Adam, cannot rule Satan.  This Old Man Must Be Spiritually Processed Into A New Man In Order To Exercise Authority Over The Forces Of Darkness

Therefore, we will proceed by examining the Characteristics Of This New Man Who Rules Over Satan.  The scriptures exhort us to:

“… put on the new/G2537/kainos , which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness” (Ephesians 4: 24).

“put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.”

“and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”

2. The meaning of “the new” man

Kainos (G2537/adjective)  is the Greek word used in Ephesians 4: 24 in reference to the new man.  As an adjective, the word “new” is used in the English Language to mean:

  • never before existing
  • changed, especially for the better
  • recently made or brought into being
  • markedly different from what was before
  • having just or recently become, for example a new bride (Collins Online Dictionary 2014).

New or kainos is used in the scriptures to mean:

a. Fresh, unused, never before existing, markedly different from what previously existed

The new man in Christ is remarkably different from the old. One example is Apostle Paul, whose conversion produced such an incredible transformation that the believers did not receive him into fellowship immediately

 And laid it in his own new G2537 tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock (Matthew 27: 60).

For this is my blood of the new G2537 testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins (Matthew 26: 28).

And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new G2537 doctrine is this?

In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new G2537 tongues (Mark 16: 17).

A new G2537 commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you  (John 13: 34).
 

b. Something brought into existence that cannot coexist with a previous version

The old man and the new man cannot coexist:

Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new G2537 bottles, and both are preserved (Matthew 9: 17).

No man putteth a piece of a new G2537 garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new G2537 maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new G2537 agreeth not with the old (Luke 5: 36).

But new wine must be put into new G2537 bottles; and both are preserved  (Luke 5: 38).

c. A changed, transformed life

The old man, or previous, sinful spirit was guilty of sins such as “fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, covetousness, which is idolatry, anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy and filthy communication” (Colossians 3: 5, 8 & 9).

However, the new man in Christ is a changed, transformed spirit that no longer lives out the old, sinful existence. All things – the way of thinking, lifestyle, habits etcetera have become new. This new spirit is risen with Christ, is seated with Him in the Heavenly places and has been given the authority to rule over satan and to trample him in the dust:

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new G2537 creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new G2537  (2 Corinthians 5: 17).

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new G2537 creature (Galatians 6: 15).

I conclude with the words of the beloved Apostle Paul:

And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins

Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2: 1, 5 & 6).

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1. INTRODUCTION

We began to explore the doctrine of the “old man” in post titled, The Old Man Is Not A Physical Being Of Flesh And Blood .  Based on the imagery and comparisons used, I believe that Apostle Paul referred to an invisible element of  the human being when he wrote about the “old man.”

I also wrote that The Old Man Must Be Spiritually Processed Into A New Man In Order To Exercise Authority Over The Forces Of Darkness.  Apostle Paul used the imagery of death to sins to paint a picture of the spiritual processing that the believer must undergo in order to become a new man in Christ.

2.  THE  CRUCIFIXION OF THE OLD MAN RESULTS IN THE DESTRUCTION OF THE BODY OF SIN

Apostle Paul then continued the imagery of death of the old man by teaching that the old man must be crucified with Christ in order for the body of sin to be destroyed.

What does the Apostle mean when he speaks of the body of sin? Is he speaking of the death of  a physical body? Does he mean that the believer must do penances for sin?

In order to solve the puzzle of the body of sin, we must explore the context in which Apostle Paul wrote. One KEY truth to remember is that  The Old Man Is Not A Physical Being Of Flesh And Blood:

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life

For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection

“the  old man is crucified with Him that the body/sōma/G4983 of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin

For he that is dead is freed from sin  (Romans 6: 4 – 7).

3.  THE USAGE OF THE WORD “BODY” IN THE PHRASE “BODY OF SIN”

Sōma/G4983  is  the Greek word used for Body in the text of Romans 6: 6. Cross references in related scriptures show that it is used to refer to the:

a. physical structure of flesh and blood or mortal body. 

b. physical structure as the vehicle or house of  the human spirit.

Apostle Paul compared being In the body with being out of the body. In this out of body experience, the Apostle was caught up into the third heaven and saw things which he felt he could not speak about (2 Corinthians 12: 3).  Coninuing the imagery of the body as a house, the Apostle also spoke of  his spirit being “at home in the body … absent from the Lord” and absent from the body and present with the Lord  (2 Corinthians 5: 6 & 8).

When we explore the scriptures further, we see that Apostle Paul further referred to the physical body structure as the “outward man,” and to  the invisible spirit as “the inward man” and “inner man” His comparisons serve to remind me that the human spirit is not a vague, ghostly cloud, but a real, invisible being with a form similar to that of the outward man.

We also see from the Apostle’s writings that the human spirit or inner/inward man is a living organism with the characteristics of strength and renewal or growth through the power of the indwelling Spirit of God:

for I delight in the law of God after the inward man: G444     (Romans 7: 22)

          That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be  strengthened with might by his Spirit in the   inner manG444 (Eph 3: 16)

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man G444  perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day (2 Cor 4: 16)

Our dear Apostle Peter synonymously referred to the inner human spirit as the hidden man G444 of the heart.  The Apostle wrote about the virtues that God values in believing women and therefore exhorted women of faith to decorate themselves with the ornaments of  meekness and quietness: 

 But let it be the hidden man G444 of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price (1 Peter 3: 4)

c. spiritual or heavenly, incorruptible body

The spiritual body is the heavenly, eternal body  of God, Angels and Saints living in heaven.  Apostle Paul taught us that the spiritual body is celestial, spiritual, glorious, from heaven, immortal and incorruptible.

He then heightened our understanding by compared celestial bodies with the terrestrial, the natural body with the spiritual, the vile body with the glorious, the earthy and that which is from heaven, the mortal with the immortal body and the incorruptible resurrected body with the corruptible body of flesh. Again we see that the heavenly body has a structure similar to that of the human shape. Did not the scriptures teach that we are made in the image and likeness of God?  (1 Corinthians 15: 40 & 44 & 52 – 54;  Philipians 3: 21).

d. body of the Lord which was broken for us, to the body of Christ and to illustrate the unity of its parts and importance of the individual members, even though they appear to be menial.

4. CONCLUSION

After reviewing the scriptures, I believe that the body of sin to which Apostle Paul referred is the sinful old man or sinful human spirit. It seems to me that the Apostle  interchanged the phrases “old man” and “body of sin” in the text in much the same way that Apostle Peter interchanged the phrases “hidden man G444 of the heart” and meek and quiet spirit.  Apostle Paul knew that the “old man”  was the sinful human spirit  which is a synonym for the sinful, inner, inward man.

The human spirit, which the Apostles refer to as the inward man in both males and females, has a form or body like structure. It is this old, sinful spirit, which was born in sin and shaped in iniquity, that must be crucified or put to death on the cross with Christ destroyed so that the spiritual process of burial and resurrection can take place. The new man or new resurrected spirit is no longer a slave to sin, but becomes a servant of Christ:

… our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.

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