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KINGDOM OF GOD-6 “Kingdoms in Conflict”

August 2, 2020

Matt. 13:44  The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 

THE KEY: Jesus is The Treasure and The Kingdom of GOD is The Field, the Environment of the K’dom.  The one who found Jesus sold all to possess His K’dom; for to truly possess the blessings of the King you must live under the Authority of His Kingdom. 

After preaching the Gospel in cities of the Roman Empire Paul is beaten by mobs and left for dead.  But he recovers and tells the Christians that, “We must enter the kingdom of God through many persecutions.” — Acts 14:22

Why does the Gospel of Jesus’ Love and Forgiveness draw persecution?  Because Jesus is connecting people with the KOG, instead of endorsing the K’dom of the World. 

The World is Adam’s Fallen K’dom and is under Satanic influence.  It’s authority changes to suit whoever’s in power and what they want.   So the world resents having to subject its justice to Eternal Standards.  

John 17:14 I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.

If GOD created the world how did He end up on the outside looking in? For the answer we must go back to the beginning

GOD created the world as a physical territory of His K’dom, through which man would relate with Him as His Delegated Throne of Authority.  The Holy Spirit became the most important relationship that man had.  Because through the Spirit Adam lived in direct fellowship with GOD, having great power under His Authority.  This was The KOG.  Which made the Holy Spirit was the most important Person on earth…

Rom. 14:17 For the kingdom of God is…righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Adam was Heaven’s 1st Ambassador to Earth.  When Satan saw GOD hand the Authority of His K’dom to Adam he saw POWER and immediately came to steal it.  If he couldn’t overtake GOD’s Throne in Heaven then he’d settle of His Delegated Earthly Throne.

Satan’s Strategy Against The KOG

To obtain GOD’s delegated authority over the earth, Satan would have to break man’s relationship with the Holy Spirit.  This would effectively cause the loss of the KOG on earth, and put Man’s Delegated Authority under Satan’s influence, making the world into a Rebel Kingdom in perpetual CONFLICT with the KOG.  Adam’s authority under the Holy Spirit was wide ranging, with one limitation: He must live under The TRUTH that Good & Evil was Eternally fixed under GOD’s Sovereign Authority.  The TRUTH is the Foundation of Righteousness and morality, and Eternally Unchanging, preceded Adam.

Jn. 1:1 In the beginning was the WORD…

Psa. 119:89 Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven…   

The TRUTH about Good & Evil was never offered to mankind for Opinion.  GOD never gave man Authority to determine Right vs. Wrong or set moral boundaries.  So all Satan had to do was coax Adam into challenging GOD’s Sovereignty over Good & Evil.  And that would turn him into a Traitor to the KOG, and transform his children into deserters living as rebels, hostile to the KOG.  The death sentence against Adam’s sin is for TREASON against the KOG!   Therefore it’s the nature of sin to trivialize itself as simply human moral flaws, rather than acts against the K’dom.  

The greatest fault of the Church today is taking The KOG lightly.  A church without a strong allegiance to the K’dom will not stand to defend the TRUTH.  But will always surrender the claims of Jesus’ Gospel to the demands of popular culture.

Earth’s Delegated K’dom Authority was assigned to man.  So Satan must use people to manipulate that authority.   All the violent revolt and strife we’re experiencing right now in our cities is the direct result of demons stirring people to fight for the right to challenge the Eternal Truth and moral Authority of the KOG. Through the powers of education, culture, and politics, Satan is fighting to overthrown the influence of the KOG on America, and subject our country to the Spirit of Antichrist.  We’re entering the Valley of Decision.

 

Why should this matter to Christians trying to win the lost to Christ?  Because the farther people fall into rebellion against the KOG the stronger the bondage to the spirit of antichrist, and the darker their blindness becomes.

Joel 3:12-14 Let the heathen be wakened (Wokeness), and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.  Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great.  Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. 

It was into this Rebel K’dom of the World that King Jesus came to begin to bring man back under the Authority of His K’dom, and begin restoring the KOG on earth 

Pray like this, Your K’dom come, Your will be done IN EARTH as in Heaven.

See how Jesus gain the Right over the fallen K’dom of Adam.  Jesus was executed as the King of the K’dom of GOD!  The religious authorities objected but the Roman empire acknowledged Him as the King.

Mark 15:31-32 Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save.  Let Christ the KING of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. 

Satan fell right into GOD’s plan when he moved the Leaders of this world to crucify Jesus.  Because he made the entire world guilty of executing The Man who was the rightful King of the KOG.  As the Victim of the World’s Treason against the King, Jesus now had the Right to condemn or forgive the world’s sinners!  On Calvary’s cross Jesus exercised His Right over the sinners of the world…

Luke 23:34  But Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.”

Because the Lamb of GOD is also the King of the KOG, His Blood is upon you.  It can be the sin that puts you in Hell or the offering that brings you into GOD’s K’dom as His child. 

 

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