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THE KINGDOM OF GOD-pt 2 “What Is The Kingdom?”

July 5, 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 Treasure is Jesus Christ, Eternal King, LORD and Savior of the world.

The Field is The Kingdom of GOD/Heaven.

SO the Heart of Jesus’ message is that the Treasure and the Field are INSEPARABLE!  It is IMPOSSIBLE to have Jesus without selling off the world to possess His Kingdom.  

This is the Permanent, Unchangeable, Non-negotiable FACT of the KOG, that it’s impossible to possess the TREASURE without relocating to The FIELD. 

So, what is The KOG?  And how do we live in it?

The KOG is the Sovereign Reign of the Eternal GOD and Redeemer-King, Jesus Christ.  When you’re submitting your life to Him you’re living in the KOG.  Jesus Is King & LORD!  That is the simple commanding policy of the Kingdom.

There are no elections.  No evolving philosophies.  No changing morals.  The I Am Is What Is.

In the KOG all Provisions are Perfect, and Complete, and Flow from The King…

Rom. 14:17 For the kingdom of God ISRighteousness and Peace and Joy in the Holy Spirit.

Righteousness isn’t being correct.  It’s Standing forgiven in Christ

Peace isn’t when people are in agreement with you.  It’s when you’re in agreement with GOD.

Joy isn’t when you get what you want, but when GOD gets YOU!

Heb. 12:28-29 Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is UNSHAKABLE, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.  For our God is a devouring fire.

The KOG arises through true inner worship not outer striving.

Psa. 46:9-10 He brings an end to wars throughout the earth; he shatters the bow and breaks the spear; he burns the shields with fire.  He says, “Stop your striving and recognize that I am God!   I will be exalted over the nations! I will be exalted over the earth! 

Oh how the Church needs to reorient to the Field today!

The Kingdom Now And The Kingdom To Come

At the birth of King Jesus, GOD began to re-establish His K’dom in the earth in 2 Stages…

 

Mark 4:26 And Jesus said…the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground (Process);

Luke 21:31 …when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near.

First SEED Form in the lives of People, and then Full Manifestation at the return of King Jesus.   

SO in the present world the Kingdom of Darkness and the Kingdom of GOD exist simultaneously as the KOG grows.  

The K’dom is Given but not yet fully Received.  The Covenant Promises are given to be received by Faith, but not yet the Rule of the Land.

We are healed (1Pe. 2:24) but we still get sick.

We have GOD’s Peace… John 14:27 I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.  But we still fight off worry and strife.

For those who’ve bought The Field there’s constant tension and skirmishes along the borderlines between these 2 kingdoms in conflict. 

Acts 14:22 (Paul was) strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.

But Stand firm in the Field and the Treasure will keep you from falling.

1Cor. 15:58 So then, dear brothers and sisters, be firm. Do not be moved! Always be outstanding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord

 

Kingdom Purpose In The Age Of Grace

This period exists for the purpose of redeeming people from among the Lost into the KOG BEFORE His reign upon the Earth begins!  

Col. 1:12-14  GOD has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light.   For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the KINGDOM OF HIS BELOVED SON.

As an Ambassador of the K’dom, GOD wants His Light of Righteousness, Peace, and Joy to shine out through you to those in Darkness.

The Kingdom Is A Family

The KOG is a FAMILY that you must be born into…

John 3:5-7   Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.  Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life. So don’t be surprised when I say, ‘You must be born again.  

The K’dom is GOD’s manifest Love for man.

Rom. 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

The greatness of GOD’s Love wasn’t shown by preventing man from rebelling, but by Redeeming and lifting us out from Rebellion!

 

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