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Arise And Shine

Our Call To Action

By Diane Jurino
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

About The Author
Disclaimer
Dedication
Preface
Introduction

Chapter 1 Ė Sin, Darkness And Deception

Chapter 2 Ė The Light Of The World

Chapter 3 Ė Called To His Glory

Chapter 4 Ė Mature Sons And Daughters

Chapter 5 Ė The Body Of Christ

Chapter 6 Ė Bringing Heaven To Earth

Chapter 7 Ė The Inheritance Of The Saints

 

About The Author

Diane Jurino is a Spirit-filled Christian who resides in Erie, Pennsylvania. She is the mother of three, and has four grandchildren. Her professional background is in Copywriting, Sales, Advertising, Marketing and Custom Training Program Development. She is the author of several books about the Kingdom of God.

 

Disclaimer:

Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations in this volume are from the King James Version of the Bible.

 

Dedication:

Isaiah 60:1-2 "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee."

To all of Godís people who are called to action in the critical days to comeÖ thank you for your unselfish love and your holy boldness!

 

Preface

Isaiah 8:22 "And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and [they shall be] driven to darkness."

It is no secret what is happening in this world. We can look all around us and see decadence and depravity, darkness and deception. Sin has become the norm instead of the exception. Man has abandoned God and walked in his own wicked ways to the point that we are facing eternal condemnation for our sinfulness. Even though the Lord has reached out to us all in His love, mercy and compassion innumerable times, many of us still choose to reject Him and go it alone.

Make no mistake about it; we will reap what we sow very soon now. Almighty God will not tolerate our sin for much longer. He will move suddenly, but surely, to correct the current imbalance that exists and wipe out all wickedness and evil before it is too late. He has a perfect plan to rescue all those who are righteous and obedient, and He will sovereignly move to gather His people to Himself for all eternity.

Those who repent of their sin, and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, will be spared His wrath on the cruel and terrible Day of the Lord. However, those who are stubborn and rebellious, and purposely choose darkness over light will perish. Our God will not relent. He loves the sinner, but hates our sin. He will not permit it to contaminate or destroy those who are faithful to Him. He will root out all the ungodly and their ungodliness once and for all.

The earth will be purged with holy fire before too long. All that is wicked and contrary to divine purpose will be totally obliterated. Nothing will remain that can defile either God or man. The Lord has been extremely patient, but He will take back His creation and secure it for all of eternity. He will not allow His people to suffer any longer. He will intervene on our behalf to save and protect all those who seek Him. He will show Himself strong on our behalf and be our sure refuge.

Jeremiah 26:13 "Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the LORD your God; and the LORD will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you."

If we humble ourselves and ask the Lord to forgive us, He will never turn us away. However, we must be truly sincere and contrite in heart. We cannot minimize our sin guilt. All of us have sinned and fallen short of His glory. None of us is righteous in our own strength. We desperately need atonement through the Blood of Jesus Christ that cleanses us of all of our sins Ė past, present and future. There is no other way that we can be redeemed from all the sin, transgression and iniquity that so easily beset us.

When we accept Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior; confess Him before man and God; and are baptized in His name; we are cleansed of all our unrighteousness. Our sin debt is paid in full and our lives begin again. We have a bright and promising future that we can expect. The Lord will soon return to gather all His followers to Himself in the everlasting Kingdom of God on this earth. They will be with Him in paradise just as He promised.

In the interim, almighty God will work through a people who are called by His holy name. He will imbue us with His very own divine power and authority to be His goodwill ambassadors on this earth. We will reach out to all of mankind and demonstrate His love, mercy and compassion to them in their darkest hour. The Gospel of Jesus Christ will set them free. We will share our faith and see many souls saved from sin and baptized to eternal life from our efforts.

We will heal the sick of all their afflictions and see an abundance of miracles, signs and wonders all around us. We will cast out demons that hold men in bondage to sin and evil, and even raise the dead back to life once again. Believers will arise and shine, and destroy all demonic strongholds that stand in our way, so that we can usher the Kingdom of God into the earth even before Christ returns.

Deuteronomy 30:15-16 "See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it."

There is no good thing that the Lord will ever withhold from His people. He will meet all of our needs Ė both spiritual and temporal Ė in abundance. He will boast of us to all creation as His very own sons and daughters. He will actually come and dwell with us on planet earth as He has always desired to do. There will be no more darkness and deception, no death and destruction anywhere. We will be free to enjoy ourselves and see our offspring for all the many generations to come.

The Kingdom of God will be the answer to all of our prayers and the solution to all of our problems.

Heavenís way of doing things will ultimately prevail under the government of almighty God and His justice system. There will be no more wars, violence or conflict, no poverty and lack left anywhere in this world. Our lives will be serene and peaceful. The Lord will bless His people extravagantly because they have finally chosen to turn back to Him.

Everyone will be righteous in the Kingdom; Godís laws will be written on our minds and in our hearts so that we always do His will and please Him. The dead in Christ will rise to be with us. We will abide with both angels and saints. We will learn to relate as brothers and sisters and reside in beautiful homes to house our large families. We will grow crops for our food and marvel at the splendor of all of creation that is subject to us. We will worship our God in Spirit and in truth with one accord.

Those of us who have served the Lord and ministered to those who were lost in sin and darkness will be generously rewarded for our efforts. If we have been faithful to preach the Gospel; heal the sick; cast out demons; and even raise the dead, just as Jesus did, we will be appointed to be kings and priests. We will inherit the Kingdom of God as our legacy for righteousness and obedience. No man or devil will be able to steal our birthright from us. We will be highly favored of the Lord for all of eternity.

 

 

Introduction

Genesis 6:5-6 "And GOD saw that the wickedness of man [was] great in the earth, and [that] every imagination of the thoughts of his heart [was] only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart."

Mankind must be a terrible disappointment to our Creator. We have abandoned His ways and caused Him undue grief and aggravation. We reject His benevolence and try His patience. We are blatantly ungrateful, stubborn and rebellious. We take divine providence for granted and defile all things that are meant for our good. We contaminate the earth and everything in it with our lust for power and our all consuming greed. Everything that we touch is negatively affected and we bring on our own pain and suffering as a result.

Pride and arrogance run rampant among us and will eventually lead to our downfall. We bicker, covet, threaten and destroy one another without remorse. We continually cause strife and division with our fellow man because of our selfishness. We are amoral, at best, and we think that we are entitled to blessings when we really deserve punishment. We mock all that is decent and pure, and prey on the weak and innocent. We are a people that have forgotten our first love.

The human condition is quite hopeless if we shut God out. We cannot continue as we have been and succumb to the sin, darkness and deception all around us. That will be our undoing and cause His wrath to be inflicted on the entire human race. Almighty God is infinitely loving, merciful and compassionate, but we have crossed the line. The Lord will soon be compelled to destroy all those who are wicked and evil. There will be no second chances given to either men or angels.

Ezekiel 36:31 "Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that [were] not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations."

Each of us must take stock of our own thoughts and actions to determine whether or not we are in right standing with God. There is no way that any of us can be righteous in our own strength. We are born into iniquity and everything that we do is tainted by that. Without Godís intervention, we are doomed to never ending condemnation, because we have inevitably sinned and fallen short of His glory.

Even though we really deserve death and destruction, the Lord has made a way for all of us to be saved. His eternal redemption plan for mankind is perfect and foolproof. He has made provision for us to have another opportunity to begin our lives all over again. We must be sincerely sorry for all that we have done and renounce our sins. We must make a firm resolve to change direction and adopt His ways. It is not too late for us to be reconciled to almighty God and restored to innocence.

The Lord sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth to redeem all mankind from all of sin, iniquity and transgression. If we repent from the heart and accept Him as our personal Lord and Savior, we will be saved to eternal life. Jesus took on all of our sin guilt, as if it were His very own, and paid the price for it with His suffering and death on the cross. We are no longer subject to the death penalty for our wickedness if we appropriate His righteousness.

Believers now have hope and confidence for the future. When we are born again through faith in Jesus Christ, all things become new for us and we take on the divine nature. We are able to live sin free and please God in everything that we think, say and do. He considers us His sons and daughters, and we become joint-heirs with Jesus to all of the promises of God for righteousness and obedience.

1John 5:19-20 "[And] we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, [even] in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life."

When we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, our spirits become holy and perfect before God. We are no longer estranged from Him in any way. We need not fear that we will be held accountable for our sins ever again. Jesus paid the full price for our redemption with His very own Blood. We have become new creatures in Him, to the point that our minds are renewed in the truth and our behavior is completely transformed until we ultimately become holy and perfect.

We sanctify ourselves of all carnal lusts and selfish soul ambitions, and pursue the things of God rather than the ways of the world. We look at life differently now, and we acquire more wholesome values. We love the Lord with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength and we love others as we love ourselves. We present our bodies as living sacrifices to the Lord in humble service to Him and to His people.

None of us takes our salvation for granted. We have been bought with a dear price. Christ suffered and died, so that we would not have to endure the same fate. He made us free from sin because of His perfect sacrifice on our behalf. We have an obligation to follow Him all the days of our lives and resume His ministry where He left off. If we are willing and obedient, the Lord will imbue us with His very own divine power and authority, so that we can save others from destruction.

Ephesians 5:8-11 "For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them]."

While we were once lost in darkness and deception and trapped in our sins, our God has been kind and merciful to us. He redeemed us from the curse of sin that once plagued us, and set us free to pursue righteousness. We have received blessings that we never earned. Favor and grace cover us. If we pray and ask Him for the baptism in His very own Holy Spirit, that will enhance our lives as nothing else can.

The Holy Spirit will come and indwell us, convict us of any sin and reveal all truth to us. He will lead and guide us, so that we can imitate our Lord and Savior. We will develop spiritual attributes like those of God Himself. We will have increased faith, love, peace and joy. Gentleness and goodness will overtake us. We will become meek, temperate and longsuffering in all of our relationships.

We will humbly serve the Lord and His people in everything we say and do. We will confront all evil that we see and overcome it with good. We will preach the Gospel with power and conviction and save many souls to eternal life with all its many benefits. We will heal the sick of all their afflictions. We will cast out any demons that hold others in bondage to sin and evil, and even raise the dead back to life once again. Nothing will be impossible to us if we walk in the Spirit instead of our flesh.

Miracles, signs and wonders will follow us wherever we go. We will challenge all men to adopt godly standards of dealing with one another. There will be no more wars, violence or conflict in our affairs. Poverty and lack will ultimately be abolished. We will persuade the affluent to share their resources with those who are less fortunate, so that everyoneís needs are met equitably. All of mankind will learn to dwell together as brothers and sisters.

Isaiah 42:5-7 "Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, [and] them that sit in darkness out of the prison house."

The people of God will arise and shine as lights in a darkened world. The Lord will give us as a covenant to His people so that we can set them free in the truth. All men will look to us for guidance and direction in the critical days that lie ahead. We will be imbued with power and authority to advance the Kingdom of God in everything that we do. The Lord will teach us what to speak and how to act, so that we can make extraordinary progress in bringing heaven itself to this earth realm.

We will restore all of creation to its former beauty and balance. We will command harmony to all plants and animals, and put an end to death and destruction. There will be no more predatory spirit. We will regulate the climate to be temperate and predictable, so that there are no more natural disasters that cause devastation. We will cleanse the earth of all environmental pollution. Everything will be recreated to perfection, as it originally was in the Garden of Eden.

Very soon now, Jesus Christ will return to set up His millennial rule and reign. His followers will be key players in the government of almighty God. He will appoint us to be kings and priests. We will judge both men and angels and have the heathen in the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance. We will teach all men to dwell in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters. The Kingdom of God will be our eternal legacy for righteousness and obedience.

 

 

Chapter 1 Ė Sin, Darkness And Deception
 

Genesis 6:11-12 "The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth."

The Lord created the earth to be a literal paradise for man to enjoy for all of eternity. He gave us dominion over all the works of His hands and promised to meet all of our needs. There was no fear or lack, no disease or death in the Garden of Eden, yet Adam and Eve wanted more. They wanted to be like God Himself and transgressed His only command. They ate of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and were immediately convicted. Because they sinned, we have all inherited their iniquity.

Man has abandoned God and rejected all of His overtures to reach out to us. We have grown stubborn and rebellious and walk in our own errant ways. We blaspheme the Lord and think nothing of it. We are liars and thieves, murderers and adulterers. We glorify wickedness and evil, and have even become desensitized to it. We promote lust and greed; oppress the pure and innocent; and exploit the weak and vulnerable.

Our sin has brought its own punishment on us. We are servants of it, and helpless to break free from its negative consequences. We are caught in a quagmire of filth and defilement, and nothing is sacred to us anymore. We have strayed far from the path of decency and order, and delight in our perversions. Good character, honor and integrity are rare among us, and we openly criticize those who pursue righteousness and godliness because they are stronger than us.

There is no way that any of us can deny the truth. It is obvious to even the most optimistic among us. Darkness and destruction cover the entire earth at this time, and things only seem to be going from bad to worse. We are subject to all sorts of judgment and tribulation as a result of our sinfulness. We routinely battle fear and torment, poverty and lack, disease and death, violence and conflict, chaos and confusion. We are under the curse of the Law and helpless to break free of it.

Isaiah 5:20 "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"

Trust is a thing of the past. Men are paranoid of one another, always assuming the worst. We are terrified of the unknown and live with the constant threat of extinction of the entire human race by weapons of mass destruction or the onslaught of pandemic diseases. We are stingy and cruel; our love has grown cold. We are prey to the wicked men that are in power and victimized by their evil strategies to subjugate us. All of us are in bondage to sin, regardless of whether we realize it or not.

Oppression and exploitation have become a way of life for many. Those who are cruel and despotic prevail and go unpunished for their atrocities. We have failed to take a stand against them and put an end to their vile influence. Our indifference gives them license to do whatever they please. We have traded our benevolent God for evil human leaders that wish to devour all of mankind in their lust for more material things, increased power and self-aggrandizement.

We complain about what we have been given and take the rest for granted. Our financial resources have dried up; our family solidarity is under attack; our societal institutions have all but failed. Men are without restraint of any kind. Even the earth itself is crying out for relief from all the turmoil. We have an abundance of natural disasters and environmental pollution that bring devastation in their wake. Plants and animals are rapidly approaching extinction. The entire cosmos is in disarray.

This world and everyone in it is desperate for change, but we cannot call evil good and good evil. We have to develop absolute, moral standards that will guide us back to the truth, so that we can live in peace and have hope and confidence for the future. We need God in our lives, whether we realize it or not. We cannot keep doing what we have been and expect to see good results materialize from our bad behavior. We have to renounce our sin and change direction before it is too late.

Romans 1:18-21 "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened."

We are without excuse. We know what is right and what is wrong. We were created in the Lordís very own image and likeness; we have a divine spark in each of us. However, we have distorted the original plan and purpose for our lives, and been flagrantly disobedient to everything that God has commanded us to do. We have all sinned and fallen short of His glory, and we can expect to see serious repercussions for our actions.

Almighty God is sorely vexed with all that is happening on the earth. He is grieved for mankind and reluctant to harm us in any way, but we have strayed far from the paths of righteousness and become ungrateful for all that we have been given. He has no choice but to get our attention in a dramatic way before we do any more damage. We cannot continue as we have been and expect to see good results. We will engineer our own fate if we do not take a stand for what is right.

If we persist in our paths towards self-destruction, we will reap what we have sown. We cannot defy our Maker and pursue our wicked ways, yet expect His blessings. He will be compelled to intervene and set things straight before too long. He will not permit His creation to be destroyed by anyone. He will sovereignly move to correct the current imbalance and bring peace, order and stability to this sick and dying world. However, that change will be sudden and dramatic, and impact our lives as never before.

The Lord will intervene in our affairs, and remove all wickedness and evil off the face of this earth. He will purge us of all defilement and sift us as wheat from chaff. He will restore His people to their original innocence. He will banish all of the rebellious to the unquenchable lake of fire and burn up all their evil works in His wrath. There will be nothing left in this entire world to contaminate either God or man. The Lord will make certain that the earth and everyone it is cleansed.

Nahum 1:3 "The LORD [is] slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit [the wicked]: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds [are] the dust of his feet."

Our God is slow to anger and infinitely loving, merciful and compassionate to the human condition. He realizes that we have been caught up in temptation and succumbed to weakness. He understands our plight, and it is not His will that anyone perish in their ignorance and rebellion. He loves the sinner, but He cannot tolerate sin. He is holy and perfect and will cast it out of His presence. The only way to appease almighty God is to sincerely repent from the heart and turn from wickedness and evil.

There is hope for our future if we will only reach out to Him. Redemption has been made available to each and every one of us. The Lord loved us so much that He sent His very own Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth to save us from annihilation. Christ actually became one of us, human in all respects. He was subjected to all the same tests, trials and temptations that we incur, yet He was perfect and sinless in all of His ways.

Our Lord and Savior emptied Himself of all rights and privileges as almighty God for our sakes. Jesus, who was without sin, became sin for us, and then paid its penalty of death with His very own flesh. He suffered and died for the sins of all mankind, so that we would not have to endure the same fate. He taught us how to be reconciled back to God and to walk in all of His blessings. If we believe in Jesus Christ and appropriate His righteousness by faith, we are saved to eternal life with all its many benefits.

Our lives will change as never before. We will be strengthened in our spirit man, and receive wisdom, knowledge and understanding from on high. We will present our bodies as living sacrifices in humble service to God. We will rise up in all of the divine power and authority that we have been given. We will adopt godly principles of fairness, equality and justice. We will bring peace, order and stability to all our affairs and learn to dwell together in love and unity as brothers and sisters.

Isaiah 9:2 "The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined."

We must realize that our evil ways will not produce anything good. If we repeatedly choose darkness over light, we will ultimately go to perdition. We may enjoy a temporary victory or fleeting pleasure, but the end result will always be the same. The wages of sin are death, plain and simple. Unless we repent from the heart and ask the Lord to forgive us of all our sins, we will be destroyed in our very own stubbornness and rebellion and there will be no reprieve or pardon for us.

Our God has made a way for each and every one of us to be saved from destruction and reconciled back to Him. He actually came to this earth and took on human form to deal with the issue of sin once and for all. Jesus Christ was God Himself, yet He laid down His deity to become one of us, so that He could set us free. Through His sacrificial suffering and death, all of mankind has been delivered from the power of sin.

If we repent from the heart and have faith, we will not be subject to punishment for our sins ever again. Jesus paid the price for the entire human race to be saved once and for all. He has brought us life and light in abundance to the overflow, and we can look forward to Him returning very soon to establish His Kingdom on this earth. We must focus on the future and embrace our divine destinies as the sons and daughters of almighty God.

We should not succumb to the wickedness that is all around us; we must overcome it with good. We cannot afford to sit back and wait to see how things turn out. Our apathy will be our undoing and only permit the kingdom of darkness to make more headway. We must rise and shine as lights in this world; fight the good fight of faith; and take back all that the devil has stolen from us. We will actually bring heaven to this earth if we are diligent and persistent.

A Darkened World

Isaiah 59:7-10 "Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts [are] thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction [are] in their paths. The way of peace they know not; and [there is] no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, [but] we walk in darkness. We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if [we had] no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; [we are] in desolate places as dead [men]."

Wickedness and evil carry only darkness and destruction to everyone that they touch. They defile and consume even the best of us. If we are not careful, we will be contaminated at every turn. Violence and conflict run rampant; oppression and exploitation go unhindered; strife and division have become a way of life. The vast majority of us are at enmity with God and with others.

Unfortunately, all of mankind has inherited the generational iniquity of our ancestors, Adam and Eve. We have a tendency towards sin that is unmistakable. We are proud and arrogant; selfish and ungrateful; stubborn and rebellious. We pursue crooked paths and refuse to establish peace, order and stability in our relationships. We are blind to the truth and stumble in all of our ways. We succumb to the devil, the very enemy of our souls, because we are weak and ignorant of his methods.

We ignore correction and continually use poor judgment. Even though sin is habitual with us, we fail to repent and change direction. We bring only misery and hopelessness on ourselves with our bad behavior, yet that doesnít even seem to impact us. Our consciences are seared and our moral values are bankrupt. The deception of sin has taken us in totally and completely. Our future is bleak; only never ending condemnation lies ahead of us, whether we realize it or not.

Psalm 82:5-7 "They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, Ye [are] gods; and all of you [are] children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes."

Even though we were created in the very image and likeness of God Himself to be His beloved children, we have forfeited our birthright and will die in our sins as mere men if we fail to change our ways. The wages of sin are death, plain and simple. The soul that purposely defies almighty God is subject to eternal punishment. There will soon be no second chances available to anyone. If we continue as we have been, we will be destroyed.

Sin is sin and it requires a payback. The Lord is just and merciful, but He will not tolerate deliberate contempt and defiance in any of us. It only insults Him and mocks those who have repented and altered their lives for the better. There is a remnant who have reconciled with the Lord and He will protect them at all costs. He will not permit His people to be injured in any way. His wrath is coming on all of the disobedient, but He will defend the innocent and gather them to Himself for all eternity.

While it is not the Lordís desire that anyone perish in their ignorance and rebellion, we tie Godís hands when we sin. He has no recourse but to cut us off if we persist in our wickedness. We inherently know right from wrong, but if we flagrantly transgress His will He has no choice but to allow our destruction. Our God has promised that He will eradicate all the ungodly and their ungodliness off the face of the entire earth in the critical days that lie ahead.

Job 5:12-14 "He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform [their] enterprise. He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong. They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night."

Almighty God will guard the righteous and protect them in all their ways. He will exalt those who are contrite and humble, and debase the proud and arrogant among us. He has no patience for those who are overly wise in their own eyes. They will go to perdition in their stubbornness and rebellion. They will incur only darkness and destruction, because that is what they have chosen. Their free will is inviolable, and it will lead to their undoing.

The Lord will take them in their own crafty devices, and cause them to grope for the light as blind men. They will ultimately search for Him, but He will not be found. Everything they attempt to do will fail miserably. Our God is holy and perfect and He cannot tolerate any evil in His presence. He will banish all wrongdoers far from Him, but gather the righteous to Himself forever more.

It is a fearful thing to fall under the mighty hand of our omnipotent God. He is capable of both creation and destruction. The Lord has vengeance in His heart and He will not permit wickedness and evil to dominate His people forever. Those who were once first, will be last when the Lord suddenly moves. He will settle all scores and level all playing fields. No one will be able to escape His scrutiny or avoid His punishment. He will alter the entire earth and change everyone in it before He comes to dwell here.

Deuteronomy 28:28-29 "The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart: And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save [thee]."

Although He is infinitely loving, merciful and compassionate, our God can and will ignore our plight if we transgress His will and defy Him much longer. He is the Creator of the universe, and by Him all things were formed, including man. If almighty God did not hesitate to destroy the human race once before, as He did during the days of Noah, He is certainly able to do it again if He is sufficiently provoked. We dare not put Him to the test or we will be sadly mistaken.

The Lord is not an absentee landlord. He is intimately aware of what is transpiring on earth, and He is only as patient as He chooses to be. It is not His will that any of us perish, but He will not fail to punish all the ungodly. He will smite them with madness, blindness and fear, and they will be oppressed and cursed all the days of their lives. Nothing that they do will succeed because His blessing is withdrawn. They will be prey to Satan, the enemy of their souls and he will take them out totally and completely.

The ultimate fate of the sinner will be judgment and eternal punishment, while the Lord gathers all the righteous to Himself as His beloved children. The wicked will be cast into the unquenchable lake of fire, and there will be nothing they can do to earn a pardon or reprieve. If the Lord did not even spare Satan and the wicked angels, He surely will not give any second chances to stubborn and rebellious men.

Ezekiel 5:15-17 "So it shall be a reproach and a taunt, an instruction and an astonishment unto the nations that [are] round about thee, when I shall execute judgments in thee in anger and in fury and in furious rebukes. I the LORD have spoken [it]. When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, which shall be for [their] destruction, [and] which I will send to destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon you, and will break your staff of bread: So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have spoken [it]."

Judgment of the nations has already begun. The Lord is permitting the demonic curses of war, famine, disease, poverty and natural disaster to get our attention before it is too late. He is not intervening for anyone committed to stubbornness and rebellion. He will allow them to be destroyed, if they refuse to renounce their sinful ways and adopt His godly principles as their own. They tie His hands with their defiance and only bring calamity on themselves.

Very soon now, our God will sovereignly move to correct the current imbalance that exists on the earth today. He will purge out all wickedness and evil with fire. The person who fails to repent of sin will be punished. Nothing will remain to defile either God or man. He will bring peace and order to this world, and all men will have to be righteous or be cast out of His awesome presence.

The Lord will hear the cries of His people, and save them from all of their enemies. He will protect and defend them against all forms of wickedness and evil. He will gather them to Himself in the everlasting Kingdom of God on this earth. They will dwell with Him in a literal paradise. However, the wrongdoer will be severely judged and ultimately banished to the unquenchable lake of fire, where there will be only wailing and gnashing of teeth for all of eternity.

Servants Of Sin

Romans 5:12 "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:"

God never intended for man to sin. He created us in His very own image and likeness to spend all of eternity with Him in paradise. Unfortunately, that was not enough for Adam and Eve. They transgressed His will and rebelled against Him in the Garden of Eden. They wanted to be like God and partook of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. That is how sin entered the picture to defile each and every one of us, and it remains a generational curse in our lives.

Had our ancestors been content with their lot and obeyed our Creator, we would not have the sin problem today. Unfortunately, it is an ever present reality and we are forced to deal with it continually. We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against wicked and evil powers that prey on our human weakness and try to trip us up. Perverse thoughts enter our minds and hearts until we eventually succumb to them. Sin grieves God and estranges us from Him, until we repent of it and change our direction.

All of us have sinned and fallen short of Godís glory. There is nothing that we can do in our own strength to remedy this. We must appropriate the righteousness of God Himself through faith in Jesus Christ and all that He accomplished at the cross. Although we will continue to be tempted, we will also be strengthened in our battle against wickedness and evil until we can eventually learn to overcome it altogether. We will one day be victorious over the world, our flesh and the devil.

John 8:34 "Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin."

We all have choices to make in this life. We can pursue Godís way of doing things and become willing bond slaves to Jesus Christ or become servants to sin and pawns of the devil. We are all in subjection to one thing or another. We can be hooked on wickedness and evil, or be godly role models of righteousness and obedience. If we know the right thing to do, and fail to do it, that becomes sin for us. If we ignore our sin, it will ultimately consume us and cause us much pain and suffering.

Sin is the transgression of Godís laws. It is a violation of His moral absolutes that causes us to fall under never ending condemnation for our actions. It may be overt or covert, open or hidden, intentional or accidental. Regardless of whether it is obvious to others or not, sin is real and it still defiles us. It separates us from our God and from one another. Sin is never productive or beneficial to us in any way, even though it may have a temporary allure.

Everything that we do has repercussions. We are either attracted to the Lord or repelled by Him depending on our behavior. He is not mocked. He sees the inner man of the heart. If we purposely defy Him and do whatever we please, that will cause a permanent rift in our relationship. The Lord cannot abide sin and evil in His holy presence. He expects us to sincerely repent, renounce all sin, and turn towards Him once again if we wish to be in an intimate relationship.

We can decide to walk in darkness and deception and bring only condemnation on ourselves, or be obedient to almighty God and enjoy His peace and blessings. The choice is left strictly up to us. The Lord never interferes with our free will. He will punish us if we purposely choose to sin, but He is equally willing to forgive and forget if we repent of all evil and head in a different direction.

Proverbs 2:13-15 "Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; Who rejoice to do evil, [and] delight in the frowardness of the wicked; Whose ways [are] crooked, and [they] froward in their paths:"

Many will deliberately pursue wicked lifestyles that lead to perdition. They are enamored with this world and overcome in their evil desires. They could become thieves, liars, adulterers, even murderers. They may oppress and exploit others and lust for power, money and material things. Once a human being has openly transgressed Godís laws and abandoned His way of doing things, he begins a downward spiral. One sin leads to another until we are desensitized to the evil that we commit.

The lure of depravity is strong, and only those who are determined to break free of it can be saved. It may require us to change our whole way of life. We might have to forego all of our relationships and make a drastic alteration to our behavior if we wish to become righteous once again. Sin is habitual and it weighs heavily on those who are engaged in it. Often, divine intervention provides the only way out.

The Lord loves the sinner but hates the evil that he does. He will always confront us and make us choose whom we will serve. We can be servants of sin or committed to almighty God, but not both. The Lord does not tolerate compromise in any of us. We have to make a conscious decision to renounce all of our wickedness and evil and walk in His ways. While that may seem hard to do, it is not impossible. Christ was our role model for righteousness. If He overcame the devil, we can too.

Isaiah 59:12-13 "For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions [are] with us; and [as for] our iniquities, we know them; In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood."

Man has inherited a propensity to sin through generational iniquity that was inherited from our forefathers. It is easy for us to succumb to certain temptation and be overcome by it. We are surrounded by darkness and deception, wickedness and evil of all sorts. It preys on our mind and invades our imagination. There is a specific point in time when our thoughts are activated, resulting in subsequent bad behavior. While it is true that our background and environment influence us to sin, we still have free will to overcome it.

Sin manifests when we fail to check it at its source. It spreads like wildfire and contaminates everyone in its path. It estranges us from almighty God and separates us from one another. We cannot permit it to run rampant or it will utterly destroy all that is good and wholesome in our lives. We have to take a firm stand against all evil and adopt godly values or we will go to perdition. We must submit ourselves to God, resist sin, and the devil will flee from us.

No thought remains secret; no behavior goes unnoticed. Everything that we think, say and do has its consequences. Our God will not put up with deliberate disobedience and rebellion. He loves the sinner but hates the sin, and He will banish it from His holy presence. There is s sure judgment coming on each and every one of us. If we wish to be blessed instead of cursed, we have an all-important choice to make. We must repent from the heart and turn back towards our God.

When we do, the Lord is quick to forgive us of all our sins and restore us to right standing with Him. He even blots them from His memory and gives us abundant grace in everything that we do. If we make His Son, Jesus Christ, the Lord of our lives, we will be cleansed of all guilt and strengthened in our spirit man. Sin will no longer have as strong a hold on us once we are born again. We will learn to resist all evil and overcome it, just as Jesus did when He walked among us.

Sin Has Consequences

Isaiah 30:1 "Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:"

Man was created in the very image and likeness of almighty God Himself. We are meant to be pure and innocent in His eyes and highly favored in everything that we do. However, our sin gets in the way and causes us to be estranged from our Creator. We have all inherited the iniquity of our forefathers, Adam and Eve, and we routinely struggle with good and evil in our lives as a result of their transgression in the Garden of Eden.

When we choose to do right, we are always attacked. Temptation is ever before us. Our enemy, the devil, delights in his efforts to lead us astray and interfere with our blessings. His goal is to seduce us into wickedness and evil by promising us positive benefits from our actions. He does his best to confuse and deceive us into taking shortcuts that permit sin to gain ground. We can be easily taken in if we listen to his voice. We must purposely renounce him and take back control over our behavior to make certain that it lines up with the Word and the will of almighty God.

We can overcome all evil with good, if we know who we are in Christ and appropriate His very own strength. We should surrender our lives and becoming willing bond slaves of Jesus, in order to be protected from the onslaught of evil. We must fight the good fight of faith and cling to our righteousness at all costs. The Lord sees our efforts to be sin free and defends us against all attacks of the enemy that threaten to take us down.

Jeremiah 23:12 "Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery [ways] in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, [even] the year of their visitation, saith the LORD."

Darkness and destruction try to overtake us, despite our best efforts to avoid them. Temptation to sin is a fact of life. If we stray from the path of righteousness, we can expect to struggle in all that we do. The Lord is under no obligation to help us if we are committed to wickedness and evil. His blessings will be withheld from our lives if we reject His overtures and deliberately sin. We must submit ourselves to God and resist evil, despite how hard it might be.

It is not the Lordís desire that anyone perish in ignorance or rebellion. He tries to gently persuade us through the power of His Holy Spirit to turn back to Him, but He will never compel us to do so. We have to make a conscious choice to repent and renounce all of our sin or we will become enslaved to it. Sin places a great demand on us and will ultimately consume us in its traps. It leads only to darkness and destruction and preys on those who let their guard down.

We cannot ignore the sin problem. It will not simply go away. Evil is always before us, tempting us to sin in every imaginable way. All that we can do is repent of our wrongdoing and appropriate the righteousness of Jesus Christ. We must obey everything that the Lord asks of us and submit ourselves to Him. If we do, we will enjoy grace and favor in our lives. However, if we refuse so great a salvation, we will die in our sin and be forever separated from our God.

Deuteronomy 28:19-20 "Cursed [shalt] thou [be] when thou comest in, and cursed [shalt] thou [be] when thou goest out. The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me."

If we reject the Lordís overtures to us, we will be cursed instead of blessed. Almighty God will turn His back on us if we refuse our redemption. We tie His hands when we rebel against Him. He will leave us to our own devices if we choose wickedness and evil over righteousness and obedience. Everything that we touch will be defiled. We will not enjoy lasting success for any of our efforts if we ignore our God and walk in our own sinful ways.

Sickness and disease, poverty and lack, fear and torment will all be unleashed on us if we reject the Lord and relinquish His protection over our lives. Satan, the enemy of our souls, will wreak havoc on us. He will oppress us and accuse us before God until we cave in to his advances. He will deceive and confuse us, so we can never break free from his influence. His ultimate goals are to steal, kill and destroy. We will search for light and truth and never find them. Death and destruction will come on us suddenly, no matter how we try to avoid them.

Psalm 28:4-5 "Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert. Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up."

The only way to the Father is through the Son. Jesus Christ came to this earth, so that all of mankind could be forgiven of their sins and receive the gift of eternal life. He suffered and died on the cross, so that we could be reconciled to our God and have blessings in abundance to the overflow. If we refuse to repent and accept Jesus Christ, we will die in our sins and be eternally condemned.

Our faith is critical to our future. There is no way that we will be forgiven unless, we renounce all of our wickedness and evil and become righteous by the Blood of Christ. We can continue in our sins and go to perdition or believe the truth and be set free. We are without excuse. Salvation has been made available to every man, woman and child. Jesus died for the benefit of all mankind. We need not die in our sins unless we purposely choose to do so, in spite of the way of escape that has been provided.

The Lord will soon return to settle all scores and level all playing fields. He will not permit sin and rebellion to remain unpunished. He will divinely intervene in the affairs of men and destroy all the ungodly and their ungodliness off the face of the earth. When Jesus Christ appears, He will not be a meek and mild Lamb of God this time. He has vengeance in His heart to root out all His enemies. No sin will ever enter into the everlasting Kingdom of almighty God on this earth.

The Plight Of The Wicked

Mark 7:20-23 "And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man."

Man is weak and sinful by his very nature. We have all inherited the iniquity of our forefathers and we have a propensity to sin at every turn. It is not what goes into us that defiles us, but what proceeds from our hearts. Adultery, fornication, murder, theft, and covetousness are only a few of the sins that wicked men commit. They are also liars, sorcerers and blasphemers. They are proud, arrogant and overly wise in their own eyes, yet prove themselves to be fools.

Almighty God looks on all of these sins, and more, with infinite patience and longsuffering. However, He will not tolerate them indefinitely. Although it is not His will that anyone perish, He will permit the wicked to go to perdition if that is what they choose. They are often incorrigible and reluctant to repent and change their ways. He has no other recourse, but to leave them to their own devices. He is under no obligation to provide for sinners or to excuse our bad behavior.

We cannot expect to receive favor and promotion when we purposely do all the wrong things. The many promises of God will be out of reach to us if we remain stubborn and rebellious. We will continue to be estranged from our Maker and held strictly accountable for all of our wicked deeds, as long as we choose to defy Him. Divine blessings and protection will continue to elude us if we persist in our sinful lifestyles. The ultimate fate that awaits us is natural and spiritual death.

The Lord desires a humble, contrite heart in each and every one of us. He is moved to compassion when we repent of our errant ways and cry out to Him for forgiveness. He will never abandon us in our sin if we show true remorse. He will make a way for His people to be reconciled with Him by faith. Our God is loving and merciful, and He will always respond to someone who chooses to forego their wrongdoing. He will lead and guide us to repentance and draw us back to Him if we are truly sincere.

Psalm 107:17-18 "Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death."

Sinners bring darkness and destruction on themselves, despite their best intentions to do just the opposite. They have no long-term success in anything that they attempt to do. They live only for immediate gratification and fleeting pleasures. Without God in their lives, everything ultimately seems hollow and void of meaning. They never experience true joy or lasting peace. That continually eludes them because they are looking for happiness in all the wrong places.

The way of the wicked never prospers. The Lord makes certain that they are aware of their wrongdoing one way or another. They are attacked by guilty consciences and suffer all sorts of affliction. While they may appear to be content in what they do, they always experience a downside. The Holy Spirit convicts them of sin and they soon tire of their evil ways. Very few are so incorrigible that they can totally ignore their plight and find contentment in their lives.

Evil men have a difficult time enjoying themselves, regardless of their so called accomplishments. They are afraid of recrimination and eventually feel shame and condemnation for much of what they have done. They are alienated from both God and man, and cast down in their spirits. They are so miserable and lonely that they may become reclusive. Their sorrow affects their health and well-being and can even lead to premature death if it remains unchecked.

Psalm 28:3-5 "Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief [is] in their hearts. Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert. Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up."

Those who are set on wickedness and evil often underestimate the results of their bad behavior. They are so lost in darkness and deception that they become desensitized to it. They call evil good and good evil, and promote all kinds of sordidness and depravity. They are usually introverted, selfish and indifferent to those around them. They do not consider the ramifications of their actions, nor the negative effects that they may possibly have on others.

The wicked follow crooked paths and stumble at every turn. They eventually plummet to disaster because they have abandoned God and walked in their own ways. Their victories are shallow at best and only temporary. They are bound to fail in almost everything they attempt to do. We must remember that there is a day of reckoning coming on the entire earth and they will not be hidden, nor go unpunished forever. Every evil thought, word and deed will be brought to light. There is nothing that will go undetected.

The Lord will root them out of their hiding places and destroy their ungodliness right before their eyes. He will judge all mankind fairly and equitably, and reward or punish everyone according to their works in the flesh. There will be no more second chances given to anyone; His judgment will be final and permanent.

No wickedness and evil will be able to enter into the everlasting Kingdom of almighty God. Jesus Christ will destroy it in His wrath. There will be no more sin left anywhere on the face of this earth. Satan and all his minions will be cast into the abyss where they can do no more harm. All wrongdoers will be banished to the unquenchable lake of fire, where there will be only wailing and gnashing of teeth for all of eternity.

Jeremiah 17:9-10 "The heart [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, [I] try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, [and] according to the fruit of his doings."

Human beings are capable of immense good and terrible evil. It all boils down to whether or not they embrace godly principles in their lives and have committed themselves to the Lord. Many are righteous and obedient, and they will receive everlasting rewards. Others are bent on only wickedness and evil. They may appear to succeed at times, but they will ultimately go to perdition.

No bad deed will go undetected. Almighty God will scrutinize each and every human being to determine whether we have been righteous or disobedient. He sees the inner man of the heart and is not easily fooled. Those who have been faithful will enter into the everlasting Kingdom of God and be blessed in abundance.

They will experience heaven on this earth.

Sinners who have transgressed His law and failed to repent will be held strictly accountable for their actions. They will all be banished to the unquenchable lake of fire for eternal punishment. There will be no turning back. Their fate is to be separated from the Lord and all who are righteous, so that they cannot defile either God or man. They will never be given another opportunity to commit evil. The Lord will make certain that they are segregated from His holy presence and kept far away from His people.

Isaiah 13:9-11 "Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for [their] evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible."

The Lord will not close His ears to the cry of the righteous. He will soon intervene on our behalf. He will not permit His people to be tormented and overcome by the evil that surrounds them. He will banish all sources of darkness and destruction from off the face of the entire earth. The wicked will receive their just punishment, sooner or later. The great and terrible Day of the Lord will come on all of mankind suddenly but surely. It will be a time of reckoning as never before.

Almighty God will sovereignly move to destroy all wickedness and evil. He has given us adequate warning and He will not relent. There will be no second chances for anyone Ė men or angels. His wrath will destroy all sin totally and completely. Our God is a consuming fire and He will burn up all the dross in our lives, so nothing remains to defile either God or man ever again.

The entire world will be cleansed and restored to what it originally was in the Garden of Eden. The righteous will be spared, but all the sinners will go to perdition as they have been warned would happen.

The Kingdom of God will be heaven on this earth for all those who have been faithful to obey God and surrender their lives to Jesus Christ. The Lord will gather His people and actually dwell in our presence.

The Kingdom of God will be our eternal legacy. Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will provide all of our needs in abundance even before we ask Him. He will change these mortal bodies into new, glorious, resurrection forms like His very own. He will also take vengeance on all of our enemies, and restore what has been stolen from us over the years. We will have peace and prosperity, safety and security, health and longevity, joy and freedom for all of eternity.

Light Triumphs Over Darkness

1Corinthians 4:5 "Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God."

While it might appear that darkness and destruction will always be with us that is certainly not the case. Almighty God is still in control over the affairs of men. He will not permit anyone or anything to destroy His creation. He will root out all wickedness and evil, and restore everything that has been taken from His people. The Lord will punish all wrongdoers and bless the righteous forever more in His everlasting Kingdom that is coming on this earth.

Sin may seem to be dominating the world scene right now, but that will soon change. Jesus Christ is about to return to settle all scores and level all playing fields. He has vengeance in His heart to defeat all of His opponents. He will bring to light all that has been hidden until now. He will judge both men and angels and give each of us what we deserve according to His own perfect and impeccable standards.

The wicked will not always prevail over the righteous. Our Lord and Savior will vindicate our cause. He will obliterate all that is defiling to both God and man in His fierce wrath. There will be no more evil left anywhere on the face of the earth. Jesus Christ will make certain that Satan is cast into the bottomless pit, and that all wrongdoers are banished to the unquenchable lake of fire.

He will protect us from all harm and defeat all of our enemies. Christ will enforce righteous principles of fairness, equality and justice for all men in the government of almighty God on this earth. All nations that fail to conform to godly standards will eventually be destroyed in His wrath. Jesus will not permit anything or anyone to injure His people ever again. There will be nothing left to taint the serenity of our lives or to interfere with our blessings.

Isaiah 50:10 "Who [is] among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh [in] darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God."

It is not too late for any of us to change our fate. We can embrace righteousness by repenting of all our wickedness and evil and accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior. When we do, all things become new for us and our sins are washed away by His Blood. He will actually come and dwell in us, so that we can be reconciled with our heavenly Father forever more. We will be made righteous by our faith, and through that alone.

It is not the Lordís wish that any of us perish in our ignorance and rebellion. Jesus died so that all of mankind could be set free and receive the gift of eternal life. We have the opportunity of a lifetime; we can believe in Him and live forever in the Kingdom of God. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who are truly contrite and choose to walk uprightly before Him.

He will no longer impute our sin to us for any reason if we have faith in Jesus Christ. We will be pure and innocent in His eyes. He will treat us as His very own sons and daughters, joint-heirs with Jesus to all of the promises for righteousness. We will be blessed instead of cursed, rewarded instead of condemned. Almighty God will lavish all of the resources of the universe on His beloved children, and we will live forever in His holy presence.

1John 1:5-7 "This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."

God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. He is holy and perfect and cannot tolerate wickedness and evil in His presence. His heart-felt desire is to be reconciled with the entire human race and to fellowship intimately with us. However, there are many who will still cling to their sin and be reluctant to repent. Should that be the case, they will receive never ending punishment instead of eternal blessings.

Jesus Christ has shown us a way out of darkness and destruction into His marvelous light. We are no longer slaves of sin. Wickedness and evil cannot dominate our lives and cause us pain and suffering that lead to death. We are saved by His Blood and made brand new creatures in Him. Our sins are no longer imputed to us for any reason. Our faith has set us free to enjoy eternal life with all of its many benefits. We are now sons and daughters of almighty God and heirs to all of His promises. We are seated with Christ in heavenly places, and we will soon enter into the Kingdom of God on this earth. The Lord has a wonderful future planned for His people.

He will take vengeance on all our enemies and restore all that has been stolen from us. He will change these mortal bodies into glorious, resurrection forms that never get sick and die. Our God will supply all of our needs even before we ask Him. He will actually come and dwell with us on the earth. No evil will come near to harm us ever again. We will live in peace and prosperity, safety and security, joy and freedom in His awesome presence forever more.

Matthew 4:16 "The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up."

The faithful will soon be gathered to the Lord in the everlasting Kingdom of almighty God. There will be no more darkness and destruction anywhere. Wickedness and evil will be far from us. Disease and death will be things of the past. Poverty and lack will never even be named among us. War and conflict will finally cease, and there will be peace on the earth.

All men, women and children will soon be righteous or risk banishment from the Lordís holy presence. His laws will be written in our minds and hearts for all of eternity. We will dwell together as brothers and sisters in love and unity. The Lord will meet all of our needs in abundance and protect us from all harm. We will experience days of heaven on this earth in the Kingdom of God.

Jesus Christ will rule and reign as a righteous, benevolent King forever more. He will make certain that we are all healthy, happy and prosperous. We will be blessed beyond our wildest imaginings and see our offspring for all the many generations to come. The Kingdom of God will solve all our problems and be the answer to all of our prayers. We will give the Lord all the thanks and praise that He deserves, and worship Him in Spirit and in truth with one accord.


 

Chapter 2 Ė The Light Of The World
 

John 1:1-5 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not."

Jesus Christ is the Word of God who was with the Father from the very foundation of the world. By Him were all things made, and without Him was nothing created. He is the source of all life, and it is only fitting and proper that His first public appearance penetrated the darkness and restored light to the entire earth. Unfortunately, many people did not recognize Him to be almighty God, and some still do not acknowledge Him as their personal Lord and Savior.

Although Jesus was God in all respects, He laid down His deity and was born a mere man, so that He could become one of us, human in every way. The plan was to take back what the devil had stolen from us in the Garden of Eden and to defeat him once and for all. Jesus Christ was our sacrificial substitute. He laid down His own life in fulfillment of the Law, so that we could be set free from the curse of our sin and receive the gift of eternal life with all of its many blessings instead.

Jesus suffered, died and was buried, so that the entire human race could be reconciled to God. He rose again from the dead as the firstborn of many sons and daughters who would be born again in their spirits. He is our high priest and our advocate. Christ is the express image of God and now sits at the right hand of the Father. If we believe in Him, we become joint-heirs to all of the promises for righteousness. There is no good thing that the Lord will ever withhold from us.

2Corinthians 5:21 "For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."

Sin and death entered the world by one man named Adam, who deliberately rebelled against God and subjected all of his descendants to eternal punishment. It took another man to redeem all of mankind from that curse. Jesus was God made man for our express benefit. He actually became sin for us, and then paid its penalty of death with His own Flesh and Blood. He suffered and died in anguish and pain; experienced disgrace and humiliation; so that we would not ever have to endure the same fate.

We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Our sins Ė past, present and future Ė are all wiped clean and will never be imputed to us ever again. The Lord looks at us and He sees Jesus instead of all our mistakes. He views us as His very own sons and daughters, and He will move heaven and earth to provide for us and protect us from all harm. We now have grace, or unmerited favor, with Him in all that we do.

When we repent from the heart and accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, all things become new for us. We are restored to right standing with God and entitled to become joint-heirs with Jesus to all the promises of God for righteousness and obedience. Our minds are renewed in the truth and our behavior is totally transformed until it becomes godly. If we imitate Christ, we will be able to embrace our divine destinies and resume His ministry.

Believers will walk just like Jesus Christ did when He was on the earth. We will be imbued with power from on high and be filled with His very own Holy Spirit. We will preach the good news of the Kingdom of God and heal the sick of all their afflictions. We will cast out demons that hold others in bondage to sin and evil and even raise the dead back to life once again. Nothing will in any way be impossible to us.

2Corinthians 4:3-6 "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."

We will preach the Gospel with power and conviction and make redemption to eternal life available to all men, women and children who are receptive to it. We will give all of mankind an opportunity to repent of their sins and be saved, just as we have been. If they are blind to the truth and refuse so great a salvation, they will be condemned to everlasting punishment in the unquenchable lake of fire. But those who hear our message will be filled with gladness.

Followers of Jesus Christ will revolutionize the entire earth. We will confront all evil that we see and overcome it with good. We will tear down all demonic strongholds that hold men in bondage and oppression. We will take back this whole world from Satan, the enemy of our souls, and walk in all of the dominion that has been provided for us by our Savior with His death on the cross. We will usher in the Kingdom of almighty God and gather His people to Him.

All darkness and deception will finally disappear. We will confront all world leaders and challenge them to establish godly principles of fairness, equality and justice in their dealings with others. There will be no more wars, violence or conflict. Men will share all their valuable resources with one another, so that there is no more poverty and lack. We will learn to dwell in love, peace and unity. There will be no exploitation of the weak and vulnerable anywhere on the face of this earth ever again.

1Peter 2:9-10 "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: Which in time past [were] not a people, but [are] now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy."

The people of God will arise and shine with His glory in the days to come. We are called and chosen to change the world and prepare it for Christís return to rule and reign. While we were once lost in sin and darkness, we have been delivered into His marvelous light. The Lord will imbue us with His very own divine power and authority, so we can advance His Kingdom on the earth, just as it is in heaven. We will bring hope and confidence to a sick and dying world.

We will be godly role models to others and show them the way to be saved to eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ and all that He accomplished for us. We will walk like our Lord and Savior did, and be a light to the nations. We will bring peace, order and stability to all of our human affairs. All of mankind will learn to dwell as brothers and sisters in love and unity, or run the risk of never ending condemnation for their wicked and evil ways.

The sons and daughters of almighty God will restore all of creation to its original beauty and balance. We will bring total harmony to all plants and animals. The predatory spirit will disappear. There will be no more unnecessary death and destruction in nature. We will regulate the climate to be temperate and predictable, and put an end to all natural disasters and environmental pollution. The earth will eventually be a paradise, as it once was in the Garden of Eden.

Very soon now, Jesus Christ will return as the King of kings and Lord of lords. He will judge all men, and even angels, to determine who will enter into His everlasting Kingdom. He will cast Satan and all of his minions into the abyss where they can do no more harm. He will banish all those who are wicked and rebellious to the unquenchable lake of fire. There will be no sin and darkness left anywhere to defile either God or man ever again.

The Light Of Christ

John 8:12 "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."

All of mankind has the opportunity to be delivered from sin and darkness by faith. Jesus Christ is the light of the world. He came to us as almighty God Himself, but laid down His deity so that He could become one of us. Jesus knew that the only way that we could be redeemed, is if He intervened on our behalf. He was God made man for the express benefit of the entire human race. He taught us all that we need to know to be victorious in this life and in the Kingdom to come.

Jesus was holy and perfect in every way, but He became our sacrificial substitute in atonement for our sins. He took on all our sin, transgression and iniquity and bore it on the cross. He suffered and died so that we could be spared that same fate. Because of Him, we are restored to right standing with our heavenly Father and receive the gift of eternal life. When the Lord looks at us now, He sees Christ in all of His perfection.

If we believe in Jesus and accept Him as our personal Lord and Savior, we evolve into brand new creatures. We are born again in our spirit man and become joint-heirs with Him to all the promises for righteousness.

Our lives change for the better, as our minds are renewed and our behavior is totally transformed. We surrender all to Christ; imitate His laid down life; and are obedient to do anything that He asks.

We follow our Redeemer and walk in the light, as He is in the light. We are strengthened by His Holy Spirit, so that we can overcome all evil with good. Our lives become demonstrations of His very own anointing power and authority. We are more than conquerors through Him. We serve as godly role models to others and share our faith with zeal and conviction. Jesus Christ is glorified in us through everything that we think, say and do.

Romans 13:12-14 "The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to [fulfil] the lusts [thereof]."

We sanctify ourselves of all worldly passions and selfish soul ambitions. We are filled with the Holy Spirit of God, and acquire attributes like His very own, called spiritual fruit. Our faith, joy, love and peace are increased. We become good and gentle in all of our dealings with others. We are meek, temperate and longsuffering, and consecrate ourselves to serving God and His people.

This wicked and evil world no longer has a hold on us. We are heavenly minded, instead of earth-bound. We are committed to do anything and everything that the Lord requires. We preach the Gospel with real fervor, and baptize countless souls to eternal life. We make redemption available to every man, woman and child who is receptive. The good news of the Kingdom of God is spread to every race, tongue and nation because we have been obedient to share our faith with others.

Nothing is in any way impossible to us. We are the sons and daughters of the living God, direct heirs to salvation. We are future kings and priests, who will rule and reign with Jesus Christ over all the nations of this world. We bring peace, order and stability to all of our lives and usher in the everlasting Kingdom of almighty God. Men follow our righteous example and glorify our Savior, as He so rightly deserves.

Psalm 27:1 "The LORD [is] my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD [is] the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

Temptation to sin never even has a chance to take root and manifest in our behavior any more. We guard our hearts with due diligence. Our minds are renewed in the truth and we are totally transformed. We imitate our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in everything that we think, say and do. Faithfulness and obedience have become a normal way of life for us. We are the beloved sons and daughters of almighty God who always do His will.

We are not afraid of anything. The Lord is our salvation and the strength of our lives. He fights all of our battles and defeats all of our enemies for us. He upholds righteousness and truth, and guards His people. No plot or scheme formed against us will prosper. Wickedness and evil cannot gain ground, because we are in the world but not really of it. We are impervious to its influence on us.

The Lord protects us from all harm and sends legions of ministering angels to assist us in all of our efforts. He works in us and through us to demonstrate His infinite love, mercy and compassion for all of mankind. We destroy all the works of darkness and take back our dominion over the affairs of men, as we are destined to do, so that Godís way of doing things can prevail on this earth as it is in heaven.

Believers change the fate of the entire human race through our efforts. We confront all world governments and challenge them to establish godly principles of fairness, justice and equality in their dealings with one another. We actively discourage all wars, violence and conflict in our affairs by being righteous role models. We teach all men to be kind, patient, generous and loving in all of their personal relationships, so that peace can be established on the earth.

Matthew 10:27-28 "What I tell you in darkness, [that] speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, [that] preach ye upon the housetops. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."

We have a reverent fear of almighty God, and we are obedient to walk in His ways as He expects of us. We preach Christ crucified, so that all of mankind can be set free in the truth. We make salvation to eternal life available to all those who are receptive to it. We baptize countless numbers of souls in Jesusí mighty name and watch to see how their lives are changed for the better.

Eternal treasures are of more value to us than the mundane affairs of this world. We are anxious for the return of our Lord and Savior, so that we can spend all of our days in His awesome presence. We know that He will be a fair judge, capable leader and benevolent King. He has special plans for each and every one of us that transcend all that we could ever ask or think, and we eagerly await His rule and reign.

The Kingdom of God will be a literal paradise on this earth for all those who are righteous and obedient. The Lord will provide all of our needs in abundance, even before we ask Him. He will change these mortal bodies that are subject to disease and death to be like His very own. He will take vengeance on all of our enemies and vindicate our cause. We will dwell in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters and worship Him in Spirit and in truth all the days of our lives.

The Path To Light And Life

John 3:19-21 "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."

We are without excuse. Christ came to this earth to redeem all of mankind from all of their sin, iniquity and transgression. His death on the cross canceled our sin debt completely. All that we need to do is believe in Him and appropriate His very own righteousness by faith and the slate is wiped clean for us. We then become brand new creatures in Him and heirs to eternal life with all of its many blessings.

If we refuse so great a salvation, then we are condemned to never ending punishment for our sins. The choice is left entirely up to us. We can still choose darkness, but the ultimate penalty is death. We will not be given a future pardon or reprieve. We must decide now how we will spend all of eternity. We can look forward to living in heaven on this earth, or be banished to the unquenchable lake of fire, where there will be only wailing and gnashing of teeth forever more.

The Lord will not force any of us to turn towards Him and be saved. We must make that important decision all on our own. We can perish or prosper for the rest of time. However, what we do now determines our fate. No man can be made righteous on his own. We all need the redemption that has been provided for us. It is relatively simple to be born again and to be made righteous by faith.

Romans 3:23-26 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth [to be] a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, [I say], at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus."

If we believe the truth; confess Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior and are baptized in His name; we receive the gift of eternal life. All things become new for us. We are born again in our spirits and we will never have our sin guilt imputed to us ever again. Jesus serves as our victim and high priest with our heavenly Father and makes certain that we are reconciled to Him.

All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. No matter how good we think we are, we definitely miss the mark from time to time. We all need redemption by the Blood of Jesus Christ or we will perish in our transgression and iniquity. Jesus actually became sin for us, and then satisfied its penalty of death on the cross. He was the sacrificial substitute for the entire human race. His death freed all of us from sin and darkness once and for all.

Christ suffered and died, so we would not have to endure the same fate. We are made the righteousness of God through our faith in all that He accomplished. His Blood justifies us for all of our sins Ė past, present and future. We now have grace with God, and He views us as His very own sons and daughters. We are joint-heirs with Jesus and even seated with Him in heavenly places. There is no good thing that the Lord will ever withhold from us Ė temporal or spiritual.

Isaiah 42:16 "And I will bring the blind by a way [that] they knew not; I will lead them in paths [that] they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them."

Although we may have once been blinded by sin and darkness, our God wants us to walk in the path of light and life. That is why He sent Jesus Christ to us in the first place. Jesus showed us the way to the Father and taught us how to be righteous and obedient. He commanded us to love God and one another, and then proved that was the right choice with His sacrificial death on our behalf. No greater love has ever been demonstrated by any other living being.

Jesus is the light of the world, and those who follow Him will never be lost again. He will guide us in all our ways, and never leave or forsake us. He is the firstborn of many sons and daughters of almighty God who are born again as new creatures. Christ is our role model for godliness and if we imitate His laid down life, we will always be on the right track no matter what obstacles we may incur.

The Lord will lead us by the power of His very own Holy Spirit. We will be strengthened to overcome all temptation, and empowered to walk just as He walked on this earth. He will reveal our divine destinies to us and then equip us to embrace them. We will preach the Gospel; heal the sick; cast out demons; and even raise the dead back to life once again, just as Jesus did during His public ministry. We will usher heaven itself into the earth realm if we are patient and persistent.

Proverbs 2:9-13 "Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; [yea], every good path. When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: To deliver thee from the way of the evil [man], from the man that speaketh froward things; Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;"

The Holy Spirit will convict us of all sin and reveal the deeper things of God to us. He will show us what is to come, and provide us with divine wisdom and heightened understanding. We will be imbued with power and authority from on high, so that we can bring Godís will to pass on earth as it is in heaven. Nothing will be impossible to us in the critical days that lie ahead. We will demonstrate the Lordís infinite love, mercy and compassion for all of mankind in everything that we say and do.

Almighty God will protect us from all harm and serve as our vanguard and our rear guard. He will assign legions of ministering angels to assist us in all of our efforts on His behalf. We will be delivered from all evil and overcome it with good. No plot or scheme formed against us will prosper. We will eliminate all wars, violence and conflict from our affairs and establish peace, order and stability everywhere.

We will enforce godly principles of fairness, equality and justice as the norm. There will be no more oppression or exploitation of one man over another. Social injustice will be a thing of the past. Poverty and lack will never be named among us ever again. We will persuade the affluent to share all of their resources with those who are less fortunate. Men will learn to dwell together as brothers and sisters in love and unity, as the Lord has always intended.

Ezekiel 36:24-27 "For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do [them]."

The followers of Jesus Christ will come from all races, tongues and nations. Every man, woman and child who is receptive to salvation will be entitled to receive eternal life. We will become new creatures in Christ and learn to walk just as He did on this earth. The Lord will fill us with His very own Holy Spirit and give us hearts of flesh that are compassionate to those still lost in sin and darkness. We will share our faith with power and conviction and lead many souls to the truth, so that they can also be redeemed by the Blood of Christ. The Kingdom of God will expand until it encompasses the whole world.

We will learn to dwell together as brothers and sisters, and take dominion over all forms of wickedness and evil. There will be peace and order established in our lives even before Christ returns. Famine and plague will be eliminated. There will be no more wars or genocide. We will restore all of creation to its original beauty and balance. We will prepare the hearts of all mankind to receive Jesus as their King.

The Kingdom of God will be paradise on this earth for all those who are righteous and obedient. It will be the answer to all of our prayers and the solution to all of our problems. It will last forever and be an idyllic environment for both God and man. Those of us who have served the Lord and His people will be appointed kings and priests. We will enforce principles of fairness, justice and equality in the government of God, as we rule and reign with Jesus Christ over all of the nations.

Godís People Will Arise

Micah 7:8-9 "Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD [shall be] a light unto me. I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, [and] I shall behold his righteousness."

Even though we may have struggled with sin and temptation in the past, we are not utterly cast down. Our enemies cannot rejoice over our plight. We have been redeemed by the Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and filled with His very own Holy Spirit. He convicts us of any sin; leads and guides us into all truth; and strengthens us to overcome all evil with good. We are brand new creatures in Christ and everything has begun again for us.

Nothing is impossible to us as we embrace our divine destinies. Godís people will arise and shine. We will dispel all of the darkness that surrounds us. We will work miracles, signs and wonders on the earth in the critical days to come. We will demonstrate the love, mercy and compassion that the Lord has for the entire human race. We will preach the good news of the Kingdom of God and set many souls free to receive the gift of eternal life with all of its many benefits.

We will destroy all satanic strongholds that get in our way, and advance the Kingdom in everything that we say and do. We will heal the sick of all their afflictions and cast out demons that hold men in bondage to sin and evil. The blind will see; the deaf will hear; and the lame will walk through our efforts. We will even raise the dead back to life once again, just as Jesus did.

Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising."

Even though darkness covers the entire world and wickedness engulfs all the people, the sons and daughters of almighty God will shine with His glorious light. We will rise up and obey our call to action. We will share our faith with power and conviction and bring in the full, end-time harvest of souls that is necessary before heaven can be brought to this earth realm.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ will be preached to men, women and children in every race, tongue and nation as the Lord has commanded us. No righteous person will be left behind. The Lord will reconcile all those who are repentant back to Himself forever more. The Kingdom of God will be advanced until it covers the entire earth and totally obliterates all the sources of wickedness and evil. Godís way of doing things will ultimately prevail, so that our lives are impacted for good.

We will confront all world governments and make certain that they treat their people with fairness, equality and justice. We will eliminate all wars, violence and conflict from our affairs, and establish peace, order and stability everywhere. We will take control over world finances and share all of the resources of the universe with one another, so poverty and lack are abolished. There will be no more famine or disease, no lack of safe drinking water or proper medical help.

All of creation is waiting for Christís followers to restore it to its original beauty and balance. We will command all plants and animals to make certain that they are in perfect harmony once again. The climate will be regulated to be temperate and predictable. There will be no more natural disasters or environmental pollution that cause death and destruction in their wake. This planet will be cleansed of all defilement, so that heaven can be brought here in the Kingdom of God.

Ephesians 5:14-17 "Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord [is]."

We will do anything and everything that the Lord requires us to do. We will speak life and light to a dark and dying world and see miracles, signs and wonders manifest all around us. We will prepare the hearts of all mankind to receive Christ as their King and share our faith with power and conviction. Many souls will be baptized in Jesusí name, so that the full number is called into the Kingdom of God before Christ can return to be with us again.

The kingdom of darkness will be uprooted once and for all. We will destroy all demonic strongholds that impede our progress and deliver men, women and children from their bondage to sin and evil. We will work creative healings miracles in Jesusí name and even raise the dead back to life as He did. Nothing will in any way be impossible to us, because the Holy Spirit will do the works. God will show Himself strong in His people, so that only He is glorified.

All that we need do is consecrate all of our efforts to the Lordís service, and we will see the fate of the entire human race changed right before our very eyes. We will warn all of mankind concerning the coming judgment and remind them how very much God loves them. It is not His will that anyone perish in their ignorance and rebellion. We will be diligent and persistent in winning souls to HimImHim. Everyone whose name is written in the Lambís Book of Life will be called and converted.

Malachi 4:1-3 "For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do [this], saith the LORD of hosts."

Very soon now, the Lord will sovereignly move and intervene in the affairs of men before it is too late. Many lives hang in the balance. Our God will not tolerate anyone or anything to destroy His creation. He will obliterate all wickedness and evil in the wrath of His coming. The great and terrible Day of the Lord will settle all scores and level all playing fields once and for all. Almighty God has vengeance in His heart to defeat all of His enemies.

He will send Jesus Christ back to this earth with all of His heavenly hosts. The final conflict between good and evil will be horrific. The Lord will consume all sinners with His holy fire. He will burn up all their wicked works in one fell swoop. There will be nothing left to defile either God or man ever again.

Christ will judge all men, and even angels, to determine who will enter into His everlasting Kingdom on this earth. The righteous will shine as the noonday sun, but those who are stubborn and rebellious will go to perdition. Jesus will cast Satan and all his minions into the abyss, so that they can do no more damage.

All wrongdoers will be banished to the unquenchable lake of fire.

The Kingdom of God will be paradise for all those who have been faithful and obedient. The Lord will bind up all our wounds and restore all that was taken from us. He will meet our needs in abundance, even before we ask. He will change these mortal bodies into glorious, resurrection forms that never get sick and die, so that we can thrive in His awesome presence for all of eternity as He plans.

Children of Light

John 12:35-36 "Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them."

Jesus Christ is the light of this world and all those who follow Him are known as children of light. We do not stumble in the darkness, nor are we consumed by wickedness and evil. We repent of all sin; overcome our human weaknesses; and are righteous without compromise through faith in all that Christ accomplished on our behalf. Our sins are not held against us any longer; the Blood of Jesus continually cleanses us of all sin Ė past, present and future.

We are well able to serve as role models for others. Our Lord and Savior has taught us to walk in love and unity. Our strength comes from our obedience to all that He commands us to do. We sanctify ourselves of all carnality and selfishness of the soul and consecrate our lives to serving Him. We are imbued with a divine anointing of power and authority to take back this entire earth for the Kingdom of God.

Miracles, signs and wonders follow us wherever we go and in everything that we do. The Lord works through us to minister to His people in love, mercy and compassion. We lay hands on the sick and they recover. The blind see; the deaf hear; and the lame walk through our efforts. We cast out demons that hold others in bondage to sin and even raise the dead back to life once again, just as Jesus Himself did.

The secret to our success is that we always consult our Lord and Savior before we do anything. We do not act unless He directs us to do so. We pray, meditate and fast, so that we can always hear His voice and immediately respond to it. If the Lord tells us to do something, we know that He will prepare and equip us to be successful. Christ will always be glorified in the people who are called by His name, and He will share His very own honor and glory with us one day soon.

1John 3:7-8 "Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil."

There is no mistake; we have gone from sinful and rebellious to righteous without compromise. Our faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ, changes everything for us. We are free from all our sins and heirs to all of His promises. Instead of darkness and evil controlling our lives, we are now willing bond slaves to God, His very own sons and daughters. We are children of light who walk just as Christ Himself did. We bring hope to a sick and dying world.

Jesus died to destroy all the works of the devil and gave dominion back to His followers where it belongs. We have received full power and authority over evil, and we will impact the fate of the entire human race in the critical days to come. We will be godly role models and lights in dark places. We will teach everyone how to combat sin through right living and total obedience to almighty God. We will prepare the hearts of all mankind to receive Christ as King and warn them of the pending judgment.

We will imitate Jesusí laid down life, and consecrate our bodies as living sacrifices in divine service to Him. We have a sacred charge to rescue others from their bondage to sin, just as we have been. We will share our faith with power and conviction, and influence many souls to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Salvation to eternal life will be made available to every man, woman and child from every race, tongue and nation who is receptive to it.

Matthew 5:14-16 "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. We have renounced all our sin and we walk in the light, just as Jesus did. Satan has no hold over us. We are sons and daughters of the living God, committed to do good and defeat all sources of evil. We overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. We take back this earth from destruction and establish Godís way of doing things as the norm.

Every thought we think, every word we speak, every deed that we do is consecrated and dedicated to the coming of the Kingdom of God. We are righteous role models and persistent preachers of the Gospel. We glorify our Lord and Savior, and baptize countless numbers in His name. We warn all mankind of the pending judgment and offer them salvation to eternal life as an alternative to their current plight. We are not content as long as there is even one soul that is perishing.

We are in this world, but not really of it. We are not defiled by the darkness that surrounds us, nor threatened by the prospect of divine intervention that is coming on all disobedience. We are faithful to the Lord and follow all of His commandments. We serve as guides to the lost and forsaken and rescue all those who are still in bondage to wickedness and evil. We prepare their hearts to repent of their sins and receive Jesus Christ as their King.

Our light shines for all eyes to see, and we take our responsibility seriously. Our greatest joy is to walk like Christ did and resume His ministry on this earth where He left off. We are filled with the Holy Spirit of almighty God Himself, and we demonstrate His infinite love, mercy and compassion to the entire human race. We are good and gentle, meek, temperate, patient and long suffering. We never tire of winning souls to the Lord and gathering in the full, end-time harvest.

1Thessalonians 5:2-6 "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober."

We will not weary in well doing. We know that our Lord and Savior will soon return and we want Him to find us doing His work. We will fulfill our divine commission and preach the Gospel of the Kingdom to all races, tongues and nations, so that redemption is made available to all of mankind. We will heal the sick, cast out demons and even raise the dead back to life, as we have been commanded to do. We will walk in miracles, signs and wonders and tell others how much God loves them.

The fate of the entire world is impacted through our efforts. We confront all evil that we see and overcome it with good. Peace, order and stability are a way of life for us. We share all of our resources with those who are less fortunate and eliminate poverty and lack. There is no oppression or exploitation of others in our midst. We teach all men, women and children to dwell together as brothers and sisters.

We are not afraid of the great and terrible Day of the Lord that is coming on the earth. We know that we will be spared Godís wrath and protected from destruction. Our God will supernaturally deliver us from all evil and gather us to Himself in the everlasting Kingdom of God. We will be appointed as His kings and priests, judges and leaders of all the nations of this world. We will rule and reign with Christ and enforce Kingdom principles of fairness and justice in all of our affairs.

Walking In The Light

1John 1:5-7 "This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."

Sin and death, darkness and destruction no longer have a hold on us. We have been delivered from all wickedness and evil by the Blood of Jesus Christ that cleanses us of all unrighteousness. We now enjoy an intimate relationship with our Creator. We are reconciled with almighty God, and in Him there is no darkness whatsoever. He has only our best interest at heart and seeks always to do us good.

If we walk in the light, as Christ did, we will have fellowship with one another as we have been instructed to do. We will promote love, peace and unity in all of our personal affairs. We will overcome all strife, division and conflict by establishing principles of fairness, justice and equality as the standards we live by. We will share all of our resources with one another and dwell together as brothers and sisters regardless of what may transpire in the world around us.

Nothing is impossible to us if we cooperate with one another, and we are obedient to do all that the Lord asks of us. Our group solidarity is our strength, and the Lord grants us favor in everything that we say and do. We move as one Body in Christ, and we take back the entire earth for the Kingdom of God. All men look to us for guidance and direction, because they know that the Lord works in and through His people to accomplish His will for men.

Ephesians 5:8-11 "For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them]."

While we were once lost in our sins and caught up in the ways of the world, we have been translated out of the kingdom of darkness once and for all. We now walk in the light of Christ Himself. All things have become new for us. We are overcoming our weaknesses and growing in our relationship with the Lord until we reach the full stature of Jesus Christ. We still make mistakes, but we are quick to repent and be restored to right standing with the Lord.

We purposely crucify all our carnal lusts and forego all selfish soul ambitions. We present our bodies as living sacrifices in service to almighty God and to His people. Our divine destinies are revealed to us and we learn to operate in them. The Lord equips us to be successful in everything we undertake, and He imbues us with divine power and authority to be His personal ambassadors to this world.

The Holy Spirit indwells us and convicts us of any sin in our lives. He leads and guides us into all truth and even gives us a peek at the future. We develop spiritual fruit in our lives that are like the personal attributes of God Himself. Our love, faith, peace and joy are increased supernaturally. We become good and gentle in all of our dealings with one another. We are meek, temperate and longsuffering with others, just as the Lord is with us.

We are willing bond slaves to Jesus Christ and sacred vessels for His use in these last days. We do not glorify ourselves by attributing any success to our personal skills and talents or by reveling in individual achievements. We realize that without God, we can do nothing of any value. We magnify our Lord and Savior and allow Him to take center stage. He increases and we decrease in all that we think, say and do. 

1John 2:8-11 "Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth. He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes."

We obey the commandments to love God and to love others, as we love ourselves. We never deliberately cause strife and division in any of our interpersonal relationships. We hate no man, regardless of what they do to us. We are at peace with others wherever possible. Everything that we do succeeds because we have chosen to walk in the light of Christ, and not to stumble in the darkness any longer.

We know that Jesus will lead us in a straight path, and we imitate His laid down life. We serve others, as He did, and share our faith with zeal and enthusiasm. We preach the Gospel; heal the sick; cast out demons; and even raise the dead whenever we have an opportunity to do so. We cannot be content as long as any man, woman or child is still lost in sin and deception.

We have a sacred charge, a moral obligation, to rescue others just as we have been. We lead by godly example and are patient and kind towards all we meet. We never criticize or judge others, since we have all fallen short of the glory of God and sinned at one time or another. We urge them to repent; believe the truth; and change their ways, so that they can be saved to eternal life.

Proverbs 4:18 "But the path of the just [is] as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day."

The sons and daughters of almighty God shine with His light. We go from faith to faith, strength to strength, and glory to glory. We welcome the opportunity to testify to our beliefs, so that others can be saved as we have been. We encourage them to cry out to God to seek Him while He can still be found. We warn them of the impending judgment and share the good news of the Kingdom to come.

We become more Christ-like with each passing day, and eagerly await His return. We know that it is not His will that anyone perish in sin and darkness, so we commit ourselves to spreading the Gospel. We wreak havoc with all demonic strongholds that get in our way and impede our progress. We overcome all evil with good and serve as guides to those who are still searching for the truth.

None of us is critical or judgmental of others. We realize that, but for the grace of God, we would all still be lost in transgression. Jesus Christ served as the perfect sacrifice for each and every one of us. It took divine intervention to buy back our innocence and to restore us to right standing with our heavenly Father. We share the truth with all those we meet and do our best to set them free to receive the gift of eternal life with all of its many benefits.

The Lord is pleased with us and assigns legions of ministering angels to assist us in all that we do. Our message goes out to every race, tongue and nation so that the full, end-time harvest of souls will be gathered in. When Jesus returns, He will judge all men, and even angels, to see who is righteous and faithful. We need never fear that we will be found lacking, and incur the wrath of almighty God that is coming on all those who are disobedient.

Psalm 89:15-17 "Blessed [is] the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance. In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted. For thou [art] the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted."

Praise God that we have been delivered from darkness and destruction into His glorious light! We no longer have death as a penalty for our sin, or transgression and iniquity looming over us. We are redeemed by the Blood of Christ that restores us to right standing with the Lord, and causes us to be accepted in the beloved as His very own sons and daughters.

We now have hope and confidence for our future. Very soon now, we will be gathered into the Kingdom of almighty God on this earth. It will be a literal paradise for all of us. The Lord will provide all our needs even before we ask Him, and take vengeance on all of our enemies. He will change these mortal bodies into glorious, resurrection forms that never get sick and die. We will live forever in His awesome presence to see our offspring for all generations to come.

Jesus will share His very own honor and glory with those who have walked in His ways and been fully obedient to do all that He asks of us. We will rule and reign with Him as kings and priests of God. We will receive the heathen in the uttermost parts of the earth as our inheritance. We will teach all men to dwell in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters in the Lord.

 

Chapter 3 Ė Called To His Glory
 

2Thessalonians 2:13-14 "But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ."

Almighty God loves us with a deep, abiding love that transcends anything that we could ever ask, think or imagine. He knew us from the very foundation of the world and He intended for us to be with Him for all of eternity in a literal paradise on this earth. However, sin and darkness entered the picture in the Garden of Eden and got in the way of His plans. It was necessary that He offer redemption to each and every one of us or forever be deprived of our fellowship.

His Son, Jesus Christ, came to this earth to save all mankind from their sins and to give us life in abundance to the overflow. He suffered and died, so that we would not have to do the same thing. Jesus paid our sin debt with His very own Blood. If we repent and have faith in Him, our sins are no longer imputed to us ever again. The atonement sets us free as never before, so that our minds are renewed in the truth and our behavior is totally transformed.

We were chosen for sanctification by the Holy Spirit and belief of the truth through hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When we accepted Him as our personal Lord and Savior, we were born again in our spirits and called to His glory. If we imitate Jesusí laid down life we will be able to walk like He did and resume His ministry where He left off, as He has ordained His disciples to do.

Ephesians 3:16-19 "That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God."

Jesus loved us so very much that we can hardly comprehend it. He is almighty God Himself who came to this earth as a mere man and became one of us, so that He could serve as our sacrificial substitute. He laid down His own life, so that we could be set free from all the transgression that held us in bondage to the penalty of death. He became a curse for us, so that all mankind could be blessed in abundance. He served as the propitiation for the sins of all who have ever lived.

Christ now dwells in each and every one of us who believe in Him. His Holy Spirit is available to all those who choose to receive it, and strengthens us in our inner man so that we can overcome all temptation to sin and evil. The Holy Spirit convicts us of all sin and leads and guides us into all truth. We can also develop spiritual attributes that are like those of almighty God Himself.

These spiritual fruit manifest in believers as tangible proof of all the fullness of God that we have available to us. We can have increased faith, love, peace and joy. Goodness and gentleness will fill our hearts, so that we can be a blessing to others. We will be meek, temperate and longsuffering in all of our personal relationships, so that we can win all men to the Lord by our righteous and godly example.

Nothing will be impossible to us if we walk in the Spirit instead of our flesh. We will be filled with a full anointing of divine power and authority. We will demonstrate Godís infinite love, mercy and kindness to all of mankind and destroy any demonic strongholds that try to come against us. We will revolutionize this entire world by the Holy Spirit of almighty God that operates in us and through us.

Colossians 1:27-28 "To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:"

Jesus Christ dwells in us now that we have been born again. We are brand new creatures in Him. When the Lord looks at us, He sees Jesus in all of His perfection. He no longer sees our sins, but only the righteousness of Christ. We are capable of great things if we sanctify ourselves of all carnality and selfish soul ambitions. Christ "in us" is our hope of glory. We are now able to do the very works that He did, and even greater works, since He has gone to be with His Father.

We will be imbued with power and authority to be personal ambassadors for Jesus Christ on this earth. We will rescue all those who are still trapped in sin, darkness and deception. We will preach the Gospel and see many souls saved to eternal life. We will heal the sick of all their afflictions. We will cast out demons that hold them in bondage to sin and evil and even raise the dead back to life once again.

Nothing will be impossible to us if we walk in the Spirit instead of our flesh. We will prepare the hearts of all mankind to receive Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. Redemption will be made available to every man, woman and child who is receptive to His message. We will warn them of the pending judgment and challenge them to turn their lives over to Him to be saved. We will teach them Godís ways, so that we can present all men perfect in Christ.

1Peter 2:9-10 "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: Which in time past [were] not a people, but [are] now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy."

We are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a special people who were predestined from the beginning of the world to walk in fellowship with almighty God. The Lord had us engraved in the palm of His hand from the very onset. He knew who would be His people and who would not. He called us out of darkness into His marvelous light, and we are saved by His mercy and grace. We are now accepted in the beloved, His very own sons and daughters by faith.

Our lives are not our own any longer. We have been bought with a dear price Ė the very Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We should present our bodies as living sacrifices in service to Him and to His people. We are a special group who will take back the entire world for the everlasting Kingdom of God. We will fight the good fight of faith and overcome all evil with good. We will tear down all demonic strongholds and usher heaven in to this earth realm.

We will serve as godly role models and lead others to the truth. We will challenge all world leaders to establish principles of fairness, justice and equality in their dealings with one another. Wars, violence and conflict will finally be abolished. There will be peace on earth, as the Lord desires. There will be no more social injustice, no oppression or exploitation of one man over another. Poverty and lack will be things of the past, as we teach all men to share their resources with those who are less fortunate.

The fate of all mankind will be impacted by our efforts to bring order and stability to our personal lives. We will make certain that all of our basic human needs are met in full. There will be no more famine, plagues and pestilence anywhere. We will work together for our common good, and see to it that every man, woman and child has an equal opportunity to enjoy life in abundance to the overflow.

2Corinthians 3:18 "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord."

The followers of Jesus Christ will rise and shine with His light in the days to come. We go from strength to strength and glory to glory in our spiritual evolution. We will change the fate of the entire world through our efforts. The Lord will anoint us to be His goodwill representatives on this earth. We will take back what the devil has stolen from us, and exercise dominion in all of our personal affairs. We will share our faith with enthusiasm, so that the full, end-time harvest of souls is gathered in before Christ returns.

The entire human race will have an opportunity to repent of their sins and develop a personal relationship with almighty God. We will preach the good news of the Kingdom of God to every race, tongue and nation in this world, and baptize many souls to eternal life. No righteous person will be left behind. All those whose names are written in the Lambís Book of Life will be called, converted and saved. Every man, woman and child will be impacted through our evangelization efforts.

We will speak to the natural elements and restore all of creation to its original beauty and balance. Plants and animals will be in perfect harmony with one another and subject to man, just as they once were in the Garden of Eden. We will say what God says, and regulate the climate to be temperate and predictable. There will be no more natural disasters or environmental pollution that cause death and destruction in their wake. The earth will be cleansed of all defilement, so that heaven itself can be brought here.

The Glory Of Almighty God

1Chronicles 16:24-27 "Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations. For great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also [is] to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the people [are] idols: but the LORD made the heavens. Glory and honour [are] in his presence; strength and gladness [are] in his place."

Almighty God is great and powerful, splendid and majestic. His glory is manifested throughout the entire universe. He alone deserves all our praise, honor and gratitude. He has made all things both beautiful and functional in their own way, and presides over all that He created with careful attention to detail. He is the prime mover, the source of life and the Father of the human race. He is capable of both creation and destruction and should be reverenced at all times.

The Lord is our creator and our benefactor. He fashioned all living things out of nothing but His thoughts and words. His engineering design prowess is phenomenal. He formed everything in intricate balance, so that it could be self-sustaining with a minimum of divine intervention. He makes certain that all life forms are compatible with one another and operating in total perfection. Nothing goes awry when God alone is in charge. It is only when man tampers with things, that life becomes chaotic and mistakes are mad.

Our God is the only being who is capable of such accomplishments. He should be held in the highest esteem. He is all knowing and all powerful, holy and perfect in all His ways. We should give Him all the deference and respect that He deserves. Our God is good and kind, yet righteous and just. He will tolerate no evil in His presence. He will destroy it in His wrath before it overtakes all that is good.

Psalm 57:5 "Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; [let] thy glory [be] above all the earth."

The majesty of almighty God is prevalent through His entire creation. The heavens are resplendent with the glory of God and the earth is His showcase. Every living thing reflects His genius workmanship. Man is fearfully and wonderfully made. Our minds, souls and bodies are formed in the very image and likeness of God Himself. We are living testimonies to His splendor and magnificence.

The Lord should be exalted above all else. He not only created us, but He arranged for our redemption as well. He visited this world in His infinite love, mercy and compassion to reconcile all of mankind back to Himself after Adamís fall in the Garden of Eden. Jesus Christ is God in all respects, but He laid down His deity to become one of us, so that He could serve as our sacrificial substitute and redeem us from our sins.

Christ suffered and died to save the entire human race from the penalty of death for our sin, transgression and iniquity. He actually became sin for us and bore its curse, so we could be blessed in abundance. His death on the cross brought us righteousness with God and restored us to right standing with Him once and for all time. The Blood of Jesus cleanses us of all sin Ė past, present and future and assures us that we are now accepted in the beloved as sons and daughters.

Psalm 62:6-8 "He only [is] my rock and my salvation: [he is] my defence; I shall not be moved. In God [is] my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, [and] my refuge, [is] in God. Trust in him at all times; [ye] people, pour out your heart before him: God [is] a refuge for us."

We are brand new creatures in Christ. When we are born again, our minds are renewed in the truth and our behavior is totally transformed until it becomes godly. We become sons and daughters of almighty God and we are deemed righteous only because of our faith. The Lord looks at us and sees Jesus in all of His perfection. There is no good thing that He will ever withhold from us. He wants to bless us with all spiritual and temporal advantages.

Jesus Christ is not only our Redeemer, but our high priest and advocate with the Father. He always intercedes for those of us who believe in Him. We have grace or unmerited favor as a result. He is also our strength in times of trouble, a sure refuge to all who put their trust in Him. He will defend and protect us from all harm, and deliver us from evil by the power of His Holy Spirit.

The Lord wants His people to be strong and courageous, beacons of light in a darkened world. We have to lead others out of bondage into the glorious liberty that we enjoy. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. He is a rock to His people, the total resource that we require to lead victorious lives. We are more than conquerors through Him. We have been given dominion over the entire earth. We will rule and reign now, and in the Kingdom to come, for all eternity.

1Chronicles 29:11 "Thine, O LORD, [is] the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all [that is] in the heaven and in the earth [is thine]; thine [is] the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all."

Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is exalted over all creatures in this universe. He is the Word of God, by whom all things were made, and the Redeemer of the entire human race as well. His greatness far exceeds anything that we could ever imagine. Yet He is willing to share His very own power and authority with those of us who believe in Him and fully surrender our lives in service to His people. We will be His personal representatives to a sick and dying world.

If we sanctify ourselves of all carnality and selfish soul ambitions and consecrate ourselves to implement His eternal redemption plan, Christ will anoint us to resume His ministry on this earth where He left off. We will preach the Gospel with real fervor and win many souls to eternal life through our efforts. We will heal the sick of all their afflictions; cast out demons that hold others in bondage; and even raise the dead back to life again through the Holy Spirit that operates through us.

Believers will bring heavenís way of doing things to the earth realm. We will work miracles, signs and wonders in Jesusí powerful name and overcome all evil with good. We will establish peace, order and stability in all of our personal affairs and learn to dwell together as brothers and sisters in the Lord. We will destroy all demonic strongholds that interfere with our work, and take back this whole world for the everlasting Kingdom of almighty God.

The King Of Glory

Hebrews 2:9-11 "But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom [are] all things, and by whom [are] all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified [are] all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,"

There is only one being who will ever be worshipped before all of creation. He is Jesus Christ, the Son of almighty God Himself, made man for our express benefit. He was born of a woman into this earth, and became like us in all respects. He appropriated our sin debt, as if it were His own, and then gave His life as a sacrifice for all our sins, transgression and iniquity.

Jesus willingly suffered and died for each and every one of us, so that we could be set free from the death penalty for our sins and receive life in abundance to the overflow. He knew no sin Himself, but He became sin for us, so that we could have eternal life with all of its many blessings. Jesus bore the curse for all of mankind, so we might be made the righteousness of God by our faith in Him.

We are now the sons and daughters of God, actually seated with Christ in heavenly places at the right hand of the Father. We can approach the throne of grace without fear, shame, guilt or condemnation and have every prayer and petition heard. The Lord looks at us and sees Jesus in all of His perfection, and there is no good thing that He will ever withhold from those who have been born again. Our heavenly Father will make certain that we have all of our needs met in abundance Ė both temporal and spiritual.

He will crown us with grace and favor and protect us from all harm. He will defend us against all of our enemies and lift us up before all mankind. The followers of Jesus Christ will share in His honor and glory, and inherit an eternal legacy for all of our righteousness and obedience.

Psalm 24:7-10 "Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who [is] this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift [them] up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he [is] the King of glory."

If we repent of all our sins and accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior we are born again. We must completely surrender ourselves to Him, so that He can come and dwell in us as the King of Glory. He will strengthen us in our inner man and baptize us with His very own Holy Spirit. Our lives will change as never before, and we will become more than conquerors through our faith in Jesus.

We will be able to rule and reign in this life, and in the Kingdom to come, for all of eternity. We will overcome all evil with good and serve the Lord and His people as we are ordained to do. We will resume His ministry where He left off and preach the Gospel throughout the entire world. We will teach all men to sanctify themselves, and prepare their hearts to receive Christ as King.

Jesus died for each and every one of us without prejudice or exception. Those who are receptive to His message will be redeemed to eternal life, but the stubborn and rebellious will go to perdition. There is no way to appease almighty God by any of our good works or through anything other than a sincere faith in His beloved Son. If we confess our faith in Jesus and are baptized in His name, we will be saved.

Mark 8:38 "Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."

Now is not the time to be timid and bashful, confused and indecisive. We must cry out to our God for His love, mercy and compassion. We will spend all of eternity in a living hell unless we repent from the heart and turn towards the truth. We must renounce our sins; declare Jesus as our Lord; and submit to His lead and guidance. He will teach us all that we need to know to be righteous and godly.

We should sanctify ourselves of all carnality and selfishness of the soul and imitate His laid down life. We ought to walk in love and serve one another, as Christ intends. We should submit our bodies as living sacrifices and obey all that Jesus asks us to do. We will embrace our divine destinies as sons and daughters of God. We will preach the Gospel; heal the sick; cast out demons; and even raise the dead back to life again by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Nothing will be impossible to us in the critical days that lie ahead. Miracles, signs and wonders will follow us everywhere we go, if we are fully committed to the Lord and eager to see His eternal redemption plan implemented. We will confront all wickedness and evil that we see and overcome it with good. We will do the very works that Jesus did during His earthly ministry, and even greater works, since He has gone to be with His Father.

Very soon now, our Lord and Savior will return to this earth to judge all men, and even angels. He will decide who is righteous and who deserves never ending condemnation for their actions. No one will escape His scrutiny. He will gather the faithful to Himself in the everlasting Kingdom of almighty God. However, He will banish Satan to the bottomless pit, and cast all those who are ashamed of the Gospel into the unquenchable lake of fire.

Matthew 16:27-28 "For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom."

Christ can return at any time. The world stage has been set and everything is in readiness for His appearance. The Gospel of the Kingdom of God has been preached to every race, tongue and nation throughout the earth. Every man, woman and child has been exposed to it and is able to make a decision that will positively impact their fate for all time. If they believe the truth and are baptized with water and the Holy Spirit, they will receive eternal life.

Jesus will soon come back with all of His angels and saints. He will raise the dead back to life again and change our mortal bodies into glorious, resurrection forms in the twinkling of an eye. He will judge each of us to determine if we have been righteous and obedient. If we have been faithful, we will dwell in His awesome presence. However, if we are stubborn and refuse our salvation, we will ultimately perish.

There is no middle ground possible. No second chances will be given to men or to angels. We must decide now where we will spend out our days. If we wish to dwell with the Lord and benefit from all of His blessings, we must prepare for that in advance. Christ will not waver in His determination; His judgment will be fair and equitable, but also final and permanent.

Philippians 2:9-11 "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth; And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

The name of Jesus Christ is above every other name. The Lord has exalted Him throughout all of creation because of all that He accomplished. Very soon now, every knee will bow and every tongue proclaim that "Jesus is Lord" to the glory of His Father. He will be a fair judge, a righteous King and a generous benefactor to His people. He will rule and reign for all eternity over all the nations of this world.

The Kingdom of God will be a literal paradise for all those who are deemed to be faithful and obedient. All men will be righteous or be excluded from His holy presence. Christ will take vengeance on all of our enemies and restore everything that has been stolen from us. He will raise the dead and change these mortal bodies into glorious, resurrection forms like His very own. We will live forever to see our offspring for all the many generations to come.

Our Lord and Savior will banish Satan and all of his minions to the bottomless pit and cast all wrongdoers into the unquenchable lake of fire, where there will be only wailing and gnashing of teeth. Jesus Christ will make certain that nothing that defiles either God or man enters into His everlasting Kingdom. It will be an idyllic environment, a true paradise on this earth for all those who have cleansed and prepared themselves.

Our God will meet all of our needs in abundance even before we ask Him. He will make certain that we are healthy and happy for all time. No evil will harm or defile us ever again. We will never get sick or lack any good thing. The Kingdom of almighty God will be our eternal legacy that no man or devil can ever steal from us. We will experience days of heaven on this earth. We will have endless peace and prosperity, safety and security, health and longevity, joy and freedom.

Called And Elect

2Timothy 1:9-10 "Who hath saved us, and called [us] with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:"

God knew us from the very foundation of the world. He knew that we would succumb to temptation and be tormented by the devil. He saw us fallen from grace, estranged from Him and banished from paradise. However, that was not acceptable in His eyes. He longed for our companionship as only a loving father will do. He made special arrangements for the entire human race to be redeemed and restored to right standing with Him for all time.

The Lord has saved us for an important purpose. Now He can relate intimately to us as His very own sons and daughters. We also have a holy calling; we are to imitate our Lord and Savior and rescue others from sin, darkness and deception just as we have been. We must share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in all of its power, so that men everywhere can be freed from the sin that so easily entraps them.

Our role is vital, if all mankind is to be reached before Christ returns. We have to be diligent to share our faith and overcome all evil with good, as we are destined to do. We cannot just sit back and be content with our own redemption if anyone is still lost. There is a full number of souls that must be gathered into the Kingdom of almighty God, before Christ will reappear to judge each and every one of us. Everyone whose name is written in the Lambís Book of Life must be called in.

We will make salvation available to every man, woman and child in every race, tongue and nation of this world. No one who is righteous will be left behind. We will heal the sick of all their afflictions; cast out demons that hold others in bondage to sin and evil; and even raise the dead back to life again. Nothing will in any way be impossible to us if we are determined to serve the Lord.

1Corinthians 1:26-29 "For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence."

Those who are wise in their own eyes will not be called to this sacred charge. The Lord wants a people who are meek and humble, loving and patient to represent Him. We cannot judge others or be harsh with them. God is love and we have to demonstrate His goodness and mercy, tender-hearted kindness to the entire human race. He is not angry with mankind or out to get any of us. It is not His will that any man perish. He loves each and every one of us equally.

We must imitate our Lord and Savior and walk just as He did while He was on the earth. We will be given divine power and authority to serve as His ambassadors for the Kingdom of God. We have to be careful how we use the privilege that is being given to us. We cannot criticize or dominate others in any way. We must be gentle and persuasive in all our efforts to woo others to God.

It will be vital that we serve as godly role models without being hypocritical or pretentious. All men will look to us for guidance and direction as the days progress. They will need to develop hope and confidence for their future. We must be certain that we are hearing from God Himself, and obedient to say and do all that He tells us. He has an eternal redemption plan of such scope and magnitude that it will revolutionize our way of thinking and influence souls throughout the earth.

Romans 8:28-30 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified."

Our Lord and Savior will be with us in all that we are required to do for His people. He predestined us to be conformed to His very own image and to have a personal relationship with Him. He called us to be saved by His Blood, and then justified us by our faith. We will also be glorified with Him, if we are willing and obedient to do everything that He asks of us in the critical days to come.

We must continually sanctify ourselves and renounce all sin. We should present our bodies as living sacrifices. We will be imbued with power from on high, so that we can work miracles, signs and wonders in Jesusí name. We will preach the Gospel and baptize many souls to eternal life. We will heal the sick, cast out demons and even raise the dead back to life again, just as Christ did. Nothing will in any way be impossible to us.

Jesus promised us that we will do the works that He did while He was on this earth, and even greater works, since He has gone to be with the Father. We will probably be able to read menís minds and hearts and speak to their most intimate needs. We should be able to perform creative miracles and deliver others from any forms of bondage. We will bind and destroy all the works of the devil and bring heaven itself to the earth realm even before Christ returns to us.

We have been given the keys to the Kingdom of God and they are voice-activated. Whatever we speak will manifest. The words that we say, that line up with those of almighty God, will tear down strongholds and build men up. We will change the fate of the entire human race, just by being careful what we utter. If we want blessings to occur, then we must discipline our decrees and declarations. What we speak now is of critical importance to our future.

1Thessalonians 1:2-6 "We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:"

Believers will change the fate of the entire human race. We will resume Christís ministry where He left off and usher in His everlasting Kingdom. We will challenge all world governments to adopt godly principles in their dealings with one another or be banished off the face of the earth. There will be no more wars, violence and conflict. We will bring peace, order and stability to all of our lives even before Jesus returns to commence His rule and reign.

Poverty and lack will soon be abolished. The wealth of the wicked will be redistributed to the righteous. We will be clearing houses for the worldís finances. We will teach all mankind to dwell in love and unity and share all of the valuable resources of this universe with one another. No one will want for food, go unclothed, suffer from disease or lack clean water. We will make certain that all of our basic human needs are met fairly and equitably.

All of creation is waiting for the revealing of the sons and daughters of almighty God to restore it to its original beauty and balance. We will speak to the climate and it will become temperate and predictable. Plants and animals will be commanded to be in perfect harmony with one another and subject to man once again. There will be no more natural disasters or environmental pollution, that ever cause death and destruction in their wake.

Isaiah 49:8-9 "Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages; That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that [are] in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures [shall be] in all high places."

The Lord has given us as a covenant to His people. We are to set the captives free, just as we have been. He has helped us and He expects us to help others, in turn. We will show them the way out of sin, darkness and deception into His marvelous light and warn them of the pending judgment. Almighty God wants the entire human race reconciled to Him once again, so that we can spend all of eternity in His presence.

We will bring heavenís way of doing things to this earth realm, and advance the Kingdom of God in all that we think, say and do. There will be peace and prosperity everywhere for all of Godís people. All of mankind will have to be righteous or be banished from our midst. Nothing will be left to defile either God or man. Jesus will then be able to return to establish His millennial rule and reign without further delay. He will destroy all evil in the wrath of His coming and separate the sheep from the goats.

He will judge all men, and even angels, to determine who will be punished and who will be rewarded with blessings. Satan and all of his minions will be cast into the bottomless pit where they can do no more harm. Evildoers will all be banished to the unquenchable lake of fire, where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth forever more. Only those who are righteous and obedient will be gathered into the Kingdom of God to spend all of eternity with Him.

Jesus will share His very own honor and glory with those of us who have served Him and ministered to His people. He will appoint us to be kings and priests of God. We will have the heathen in the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance. We will assist Christ in the judgment, as we rule and reign with Him over all the nations of the world. We will establish and enforce godly principles of fairness, equality and justice in the government of almighty God on this earth.

Chosen And Ordained

Ephesians 1:4-5 "According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,"

We have a long, rich history with almighty God. He chose each and every one of us before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before Him. His greatest desire was to be in intimate fellowship with us for all of eternity. Although sin and death got in our way, that did not stop the Lord from redeeming us from destruction. He sent Jesus to the earth to save us once and for all. We are now His sons and daughters through faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Our God intervened in our lives to spare us from the death penalty for our sins. We have been saved by grace and not by any works of righteousness of our own. We have been restored to right standing with our heavenly Father and there is no good thing that He will ever withhold from us. We can now approach His throne with full confidence that every prayer will be heard and all of our needs will be met in abundance.

The Lord no longer imputes our sins to us in any way. We are brand new creatures in Christ. Our minds are renewed in the truth and our behavior is totally transformed. We do not value worldly things over the things of God. We have heaven on our minds, and we present our bodies as living sacrifices in complete surrender to Him. We walk in love, as we have been taught, and are obedient to do all He asks of us. We embrace our divine destinies and serve the Lord in all that we say and do.

Isaiah 48:10-11 "Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. For mine own sake, [even] for mine own sake, will I do [it]: for how should [my name] be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another."

Many of us have been through the fire in our walk with the Lord. We have undergone all sorts of trials and tribulation in our quest for the truth. Some of us have endured persecution and ridicule for our faith. We may even have been forsaken by those we love. The Lord has allowed us to be tested and purged in this furnace of affliction, and we have not been found lacking in any way.

We have endured despite all the hardship we have incurred and the Lord can now use us to serve Him and minister to others. He will restore all that we have lost and vindicate us before both men and angels. He will take vengeance on all our enemies and protect us from all evil. He will imbue us with divine power and authority to act on His behalf and we will change the entire earth even before Jesus Christ returns.

Almighty God will be glorified in those of us who walk in His name. He will demonstrate His infinite love, mercy and compassion for all mankind through us. We will persuade others to repent and believe in Jesus Christ, so that they can also be saved to eternal life. We will teach them how to dwell together as brothers and sisters in love, peace and unity.

Deuteronomy 7:6 "For thou [art] an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that [are] upon the face of the earth."

We are a holy people, consecrated to the Lord above all the people who are on this earth. He has special plans for us that encompass all of eternity. He wants to gather us to Himself forever more, so that we can commune with Him on a regular basis. The Lord delights in us and calls us His beloved. He will meet all our needs in abundance and protect us from all that could harm us. His greatest desire is to be a loving father to His children.

But first, we have an important job to do. Life and death hang in the balance for the entire human race. Sin, darkness and deception threaten to overcome each and every one of us. We must challenge all of mankind to believe the truth and renounce their sins once and for all time. We must share our faith with conviction and baptize every man, woman and child who is receptive to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so that they can be saved as we once were.

We will also heal the sick of all their afflictions. The blind will see; the deaf will hear; and the lame will walk through our efforts. We will cast out any demons that hold them in bondage and oppression. We will even raise the dead back to life by the power of the Holy Spirit that works in us to the glory of almighty God. We will destroy all satanic strongholds that interfere with our work, and overcome all evil with good as we are destined to do.

John 15:15-16 "Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you."

Eternal destinies beckon to us. We are chosen and ordained to be of valuable service to the Lord in establishing His Kingdom on this earth, just as it is in heaven. We are His personal representatives to all of mankind. We will share our faith with power and conviction, and win many souls to Jesus Christ in the days to come before He returns to establish His rule and reign.

We will prepare the hearts of all human beings to enter into eternity. We will make salvation available to every man, woman and child in every race, tongue and nation, as we have been commissioned to do. The Gospel will be preached everywhere, so that no one who is receptive to it will be left behind. Everyone whose name is written in the Lambís Book of Life will be called, converted and redeemed.

All world governments will be challenged to make certain that they employ only godly standards of fairness and justice in all their dealings with one another. There will be no more wars, violence or conflict anywhere. We will bring peace, order and stability to the earth, even before Jesus Christ returns. We will teach all men to dwell together as brothers and sisters in love and unity or be banished from our midst. The Kingdom of God will be heaven on this earth.

We will restore all of creation back to what it originally was in the Garden of Eden. All plants and animals will be subject to us once again. We will command them to be in perfect harmony with one another. Even the climate will be affected. We will make certain that there are no more natural disasters. We will renew the earth by reversing all the adverse effects of environmental pollution. Anything that we ask in Christís name will be given to us.

Isaiah 41:9-12 "[Thou] whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou [art] my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, [even] them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought."

The fate of the entire human race depends on us. If we are willing and obedient, we will see fantastic things happen right before our very eyes. The Lord will work in us and through us to pour out His glory all over this earth. We will be key players in ushering in the everlasting Kingdom of almighty God. Nothing will be impossible to us, if we are obedient to do all that the Lord tells us to do. We will revolutionize the entire earth for all eyes to see.

Although it may be somewhat intimidating to embrace our divine destinies, we need not ever fear. If the Lord has called us, He will equip us with all that we need to know to get the job done. He will intervene in our affairs and give us grace in everything that we think, say and do. He will imbue us with His very own divine power and authority, so that we can effectively represent Him and minister to His people.

The Lord will assign legions of ministering angels to support us. He will uphold us with His mighty right hand. No man or devil will ever be able to prevail against us. We will work miracles, signs and wonders as a testament to our faith, and get everyoneís attention before it is too late. We will rescue a countless number of souls in the end-time harvest and win them to Jesus Christ. We will bring heaven itself to this planet in preparation for the Lordís millennial rule and reign.

Godís Glory In Us

1Samuel 2:8 "He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, [and] lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set [them] among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth [are] the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them."

Our God abases the proud and haughty among us and exalts those who are humble and contrite before Him. He is infinitely merciful and compassionate to our human plight. He knows that we are lost in sin and cannot find our way back to Him on our own. He has intervened for us by sending His very own Son, Jesus Christ, to the earth, so that through Him, we might all be saved. It is not the Lordís will that anyone perish for lack of knowledge in the truth.

If we repent from our hearts and renounce all of our sin, transgression and iniquity, the Lord can help us and restore us to right standing with Him. He makes redemption available through faith in Jesus Christ. We must believe that Jesus was the Son of God and that He suffered and died to pay for our sins. He then rose from the dead to conquer Satan and all his minions. We should confess Him as our Lord and Savior and be baptized with water and His Holy Spirit. When we do, all of heaven rejoices as we are born again and reconciled back to God.

When we make Jesus the Lord of our lives, we become the righteousness of almighty God and we are saved to eternal life with all its many benefits. All things become new for us. We are brand new creatures and our dominion over the earth is restored. We now walk in power and authority, and we can overcome all wickedness and evil with good. We are no longer estranged from God; we are His sons and daughters who will usher in His everlasting Kingdom for all of the world to see.

2Corinthians 4:6-7 "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us."

Almighty God wants to dwell with us in paradise once again, but before that happens, certain things have to be put in order. He is holy and perfect and cannot abide with evil of any kind. We must prepare ourselves to enter into His awesome presence, so that He can shower us with abundant blessings as He has planned. We must be reconciled to God through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.

None of us is righteous in his own strength. We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We need redemption that comes only through the Blood of Jesus. If we repent of all sin and accept Him as our personal Lord and Savior, everything becomes brand new for us. Our minds are renewed in the truth and our behavior is totally transformed until we become godly ourselves. Our sins are no longer imputed to us for any reason, because Christ bore the curse of them on the cross.

Our divine destinies are then revealed to us and we are imbued with power and authority from on high, so that we can walk in them. We are sons and daughters of God who have certain rights and privileges that are given to us. Our dominion over the entire earth is restored to us. We are able to destroy any and all demonic strongholds that interfere with the will of God for our lives, and overcome all evil with good.

The Lord works through us to reach out to the lost and forsaken. He reveals His goodness and kindness, so that men, women and children everywhere are saved just as we have been. We rescue others from the pit of hell and enable them to be all that the Lord has planned for them. Everything that we do is by the power of the Holy Spirit that works in us and through us to impact our world, so that only God gets the glory for all of our accomplishments.

Jeremiah 9:23-24 "Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise [man] glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty [man] glory in his might, let not the rich [man] glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I [am] the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these [things] I delight, saith the LORD."

Nothing that we are called to do is in any way impossible for us. God works through us to bring His perfect will to pass on the earth, just as it is in heaven. We usher in the Kingdom of God by being willing and obedient to follow His direction. We cannot glory in our own works, because it is Jesus Christ who operates in us. We are simply vessels through whom He is glorified before all mankind.

The Lord will make certain that this world never ends. He is infinitely merciful and compassionate to the fact that we have been weak and unaware of all that has transpired to cause chaos and confusion, darkness and destruction. He will enlighten and raise us up, so that we can act in His stead. We are His goodwill ambassadors to all mankind and we will demonstrate His loving kindness to all those who are still lost. There is no excuse for anyone to remain in their sin.

In the critical days that lie ahead, we will rescue others and teach them how to dwell in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters. We will preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in all its power and save many souls to eternal life. We will heal the sick of all their afflictions and cast out demons that hold them in bondage to sin and evil. We will even raise the dead back to life once again.

Psalm 8:3-6 "When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all [things] under his feet:"

The Psalmist captured what we should all be feeling towards almighty God Ė total awe and gratitude for all of His provision. It is truly inspiring to think that the Lord created us in His very own image and likeness and then crowned us with His honor and glory. He gave us dominion over all of creation, and He has put everything under our feet. All living things are subject to man and we should exercise our authority with fear and reverence for almighty God and His way of doing things.

Even though we may not deserve it, we have been given great privilege. We also share in a corresponding responsibility, however. We have been granted a sacred charge. We must protect what we have been given, and be good and faithful stewards of this earth. We cannot deplete our natural resources or pollute the environment, and hope that it will remain beautiful and balanced, as the Lord always intended for it to be. We must be diligent to conserve our world, so that it can be turned over to our offspring.

We cannot take our position for granted. We are simply caretakers to whom much has been given, but also from whom much is expected. By the power of the Holy Spirit that operates in us who believe in Jesus Christ, we can make a positive difference and prevent any further disaster and destruction from occurring.

Believers must rise up and take authority over all the wickedness and evil that threaten us. We cannot permit anything to contaminate our lives or destroy the creation. We have an obligation to share what we have with all mankind. We must be prudent and grateful for all that we have been given. We know the truth and we are responsible to tell others what has been specifically revealed to us, so that men can learn to be in control of their situations and circumstances.

2Corinthians 4:13-15 "We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present [us] with you. For all things [are] for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God."

Man was created in the very image and likeness of almighty God Himself. We are talking spirits. The very words that we speak, that line up with those that God speaks, are powerful for destroying all strongholds of wickedness and evil and for establishing blessings on the earth. We have been given the keys to the Kingdom of God, and they are voice-activated. Whatever we bind on this earth is also bound in heaven, and whatever we loose on earth is also loosed in heaven.

In the critical days to come we will abolish war, violence and conflict by challenging all world leaders to adopt principles of fairness, equality and justice in their dealings with one another. We will speak what God speaks and release peace on this earth. We will lead by example, and teach all of mankind to dwell in love and unity as brothers and sisters. Poverty and lack will be eradicated, as we share all of our valuable resources with those who are less fortunate.

There will be no more natural disasters or environmental pollution of any kind. We will speak to all of creation and restore its beauty and balance to what it was in the Garden of Eden. We will command plants and animals to be in perfect harmony with one another. There will be no more predatory spirit. We will even regulate the climate, so that it is always temperate and predictable. All of nature will be subject to mankind once again, to the honor and glory of God Himself.

Worthy Of Our Calling

Philippians 3:13-14 "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."

Man was created to spend all of eternity with God. However, our sin got in the way of that, and He had to visit this earth to redeem us of everything that interfered with our intimate relationship with Him. Jesus Christ was God Himself, made man for our express benefit. He became one of us and then served as our sacrificial substitute, so that we would not have to endure the same fate. He saved us from all our sin, transgression and iniquity with His death on the cross.

If any man is in Christ, he becomes a new creature. Our sin guilt is no longer held against us for any reason. We are washed clean in His Blood from all sin Ė past, present and future. We are now heirs to all of the promises of God for righteousness and godliness, and the Lord will withhold no good thing from our lives. He will fill us with all the fullness of Jesus Christ Himself, and grant us every spiritual and temporal advantage.

We may not be perfect yet, but we are well on our way to full maturity as believers in Jesus Christ. We have been baptized with His very own Holy Spirit, and we are pressing in to the things of God as never before. We are strong in our faith, and we walk in love as He taught us to do. We have become meek and temperate, good and gentle, patient and longsuffering in all of our dealings with others. We serve as righteous role models and lead many others to the Lord by our godly example.

Matthew 10:38-39 "And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it."

We cannot be doing our own thing any longer. Far too much is at stake. The entire world is lost in sin, darkness and deception and on the verge of collapse. Men are confused and depressed because of that. We need to be firmly connected to our Lord and Savior now more than ever before. He will show and tell us what to do and to say, so that we can shed light on His eternal plan and purpose and give others hope and confidence for their future.

Our destiny is to represent Jesus Christ on this earth and gather many souls in the end-time harvest before He returns. That will require a sacrifice on our behalf. We must be kind and patient in all of our dealings with one another. We should give comfort and encouragement to all those who are struggling to grasp the truth. We were once lost, just as they now are, and we ought to offer a demonstration of the Lordís love, mercy and compassion to all mankind.

We are His hands, feet and voice to all those who are searching for the truth. We will lead by our godly example and persuade them to trust God for their redemption. We will preach the Gospel with total abandon and see miracles, signs and wonders follow. We will not count the cost in our individual time and effort. We will follow the Lord willingly and obediently, so He is glorified in us as He deserves to be.

Believers will take up the cross of Jesus Christ with no thought for personal gain or recognition. We will do exactly what Christ says to do, when He asks it. We will take our marching orders from the King of kings and Lord of lords Himself. We will not waver in our efforts. We will walk in love and unity. The Lord will work in us and through us by the power of His Holy Spirit, so we are successful in everything that we say and do on His behalf.

2Thessalonians 1:11-12 "Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of [this] calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of [his] goodness, and the work of faith with power: That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ."

Nothing will in any way be impossible to us as we serve the Lord and His people. We will receive a full measure of the same anointing power and authority that Jesus walked in during His public ministry. We will preach the Gospel and see countless souls baptized in His holy name. Every man, woman and child who is receptive will be born again to eternal life with all of its many blessings. No righteous person will be left behind when the Lord gathers His people.

We must appropriate the love of Christ for the lost and forsaken. We will lay hands on the sick and they will all be healed. The blind will see; the deaf will hear; and the lame will walk because we are obedient to do the works that Jesus did. We will cast out any demons that hold others in bondage to sin and evil. We will tear down all satanic strongholds that get in our way. We will even raise the dead back to life once again, just as our Lord and Savior did.

The name of Jesus Christ will be glorified throughout the entire earth. Men will clamor to receive what we have. They will repent of their sins and cry out to almighty God for His redemption and grace. We will teach them how to live by faith and dwell together in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters. The Kingdom of God will be advanced everywhere we go, in all that we say and do. We will bring heaven to this earth in record time, so that Christ can return to commence His eternal rule and reign.

Isaiah 42:5-7 "Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, [and] them that sit in darkness out of the prison house."

The Lord has called us to be a blessing to others. We are to be light and salt in a darkened world. He has given us as a covenant to the people, so that we can lead them to Christ and rescue them from their bondage to wickedness and evil, just as we have been. If we are willing and obedient, we will share the truth; set the captives free; and take back the entire earth for the Kingdom of God as we are destined to do. We will make salvation to eternal life accessible to one and all.

We will confront all world governments to make certain that they adopt godly principles of fairness, equality and justice in their dealings with one another. There will be no more oppression or exploitation of the weak and innocent. We will abolish all forms of war, violence and conflict from our affairs. Men will no longer be selfish and greedy. We will teach them how to walk in love, and share all of their valuable resources with those who are less fortunate.

Peace, order and stability will be our goals. We will eradicate disease and death, poverty and lack, strife and division from our midst. We will tear down demonic strongholds and introduce Godís way of doing things as the norm. The whole world will be impacted by our efforts. Evil will no longer prevail anywhere. Men will all know the Lord; His laws will be written in our minds and hearts for all of eternity.

The sons and daughters of almighty God will speak with His power and authority. We will restore all of creation back to what it was in the Garden of Eden. The earth will be a veritable paradise once again. Plants and animals will be in total harmony. The climate will be regulated, and there will be no more natural disasters or environmental pollution that cause devastation or loss of life anywhere.

2 Peter1:10-11 "Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."

We must be continually sanctified in body, soul and spirit, so that the Lord can imbue us with divine power and authority to act on His behalf. His Spirit will leave an unclean vessel, and we must guard against all forms of defilement if we wish to remain close to Him. If we present our bodies as living sacrifices and surrender our lives to Jesus Christ, we will be totally successful in anything we think, say and do. His anointing will permeate our being and enable us to overcome the kingdom of darkness.

The Lord will work in us and through us to demonstrate His infinite love, mercy and compassion for the entire human race. He will not allow us to be defeated for any reason. He will deliver us from all evil and equip us to serve Him in any way that He deems necessary. We will embrace our divine destinies and be victorious over all obstacles that may materialize to deter our efforts.

All that we need do is be willing and obedient and the entire earth will be saved from the brink of disaster. If we put God first and follow all that He asks of us, He will be able to work through us to accomplish mighty feats. By the power of His Holy Spirit, we will change the course of events that the devil intended for mankind. The human race will no longer be tainted by sin and deception. Man will not be destroyed and estranged from God, and this world will never end.

 

 

Chapter 4 Ė Mature Sons And Daughters
 

Galatians 3:26-28 "For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus."

When we are born again and accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, our lives change for the better in every way. We are made the righteousness of God. He no longer imputes our sins to us for any reason. They are blotted from His memory. He now views us as His beloved sons and daughters, accepted in the beloved. We are made joint-heirs with Jesus and entitled to receive all His promises. When the Lord looks at us, He sees Jesus in all His perfection.

Every man, woman and child in every race tongue and nation of this world can be redeemed to eternal life through Jesus Christ and become children of God by faith. There is no respect of persons, no prejudice towards anyone. Everyone who repents of their sins; believes the truth; and is baptized in Jesusí name is set free to receive the gift of eternal life with all its many benefits.

Believers are seated with Christ in heavenly places. We can now approach the throne of grace with any need and know, for a fact, that it will be met in abundance. There is no good thing that the Lord will ever withhold from us. He longs to be in intimate fellowship with us and provide all we require to be healthy, happy and prosperous. Our God will protect us from all harm and deliver us from evil.

The Lord has made awesome plans for our future that encompass all of eternity. He will gather us to Himself very soon now in the everlasting Kingdom of God. It will be a literal paradise for all those who are righteous and obedient. We are going back to our roots in the Garden of Eden, and we will have our dominion over the entire creation restored to us once again. We will enjoy days of heaven on the earth in the very presence of almighty God Himself.

John 1:12-13 "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God."

Although we are flesh and blood, that is not where our true identity lies. We are also children of the living God, born from above through the power of His Holy Spirit. We were created in the very image and likeness of God to be His constant companions. The Lord looks at us and sees Jesus in all of His perfection. He lavishes us with all of His tender mercy and loving kindness. Our heavenly Father is exceedingly proud of everything that we think, say and do.

We have important destinies as His sons and daughters. The Lord will equip us to do His will and impact the fate of the entire human race if we are willing and obedient. We will be His personal representatives on this earth and reach out to all of mankind on His behalf. We will tell others how very much God loves them and desires a personal relationship with every man, woman and child that He has created.

The Lord wants to spend all of eternity with His people, but we must all be sanctified before that happens. We must make certain that we are purged of all sinfulness and redeemed from our sins. If we prepare ourselves, we will receive fantastic blessings. Heaven itself will be brought here, and our God will come and tabernacle with us forever more. We will have peace and prosperity, safety and security, health and longevity, joy and freedom in His holy presence.

Romans 8:12-17 "Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together."

We are no longer in bondage to our flesh so that we are controlled by it. We are in this world, but not really of it. Eternal values mean much more to us than our physical situations and circumstances. We overcome all that is weak and vulnerable in us, by walking in the Holy Spirit of almighty God as we have been called to do. We are sons and daughters of the living God who always please our Father. We enjoy supernatural grace and favor in all that we do.

There is nothing that we should ever fear. We are no longer in bondage to anything. Our spirits bear witness that we are the children of God and we should strive for spiritual maturity. If we present our bodies as living sacrifices and totally surrender our lives to Jesus Christ, we will operate in His very own power and authority. The Lord will imbue us with a divine anointing to do good and destroy all evil. We will be His personal goodwill ambassadors for the Kingdom of God.

While men may not always accept us or understand our calling, we will be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. No scorn and ridicule, no persecution and tribulation, no darkness and deception will ever interfere with our doing Godís will. We will be willing and obedient to do all that He asks of us, knowing full well that He will empower and equip us to be successful in all of our efforts on His behalf despite the resistance that we may incur.

If we imitate Jesusí laid down life and walk like He did while He was on this earth, we will overcome the world, our flesh and the devil just as He did. We will take back this entire earth from the brink of disaster. We will mature into holy and perfect disciples of Jesus Christ, who shine with His glorious light. We will be more than conquerors through Christ. Believers will rule and reign in this life now, and in the everlasting Kingdom to come, for all of eternity.

Ephesians 4:13-15 "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ:"

There is only one God and our faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, is the only thing that is able to set us free. We are brand new creatures in Him. The Lord no longer is estranged from us because of our sin. Jesus paid the full price so that we could be made righteous by His Blood for all sin Ė past, present and future. We are now the beloved children of almighty God, but we must grow into full spiritual maturity. We cannot remain His little babies forever.

When we are new to Christ, the Lord gives us grace to be able to comprehend all the basic things pertaining to our faith. He overlooks our weaknesses and forgives our stubbornness. But at some point in time, we have to grow up in Him until we reach the full stature of Jesus Christ Himself. We must earnestly pray, study Godís Word, and meditate on His precepts, so we can be strengthened in our inner man.

There are many false prophets out there who lie in wait, ready to deceive us. We cannot be seduced by some strange doctrine and led to perdition. We must be knowledgeable and discerning, so that we can overcome them. None of us can survive on our own; we desperately need one another. There is strength in numbers and we should seek out our brothers and sisters. We ought to be united with others of like precious faith, and speak the truth in love, so that we can all be edified.

Philippians 3:12-16 "Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing."

Each and every one of us was called to redemption in Jesus Christ for a reason that transcends anything that we could ever think or imagine. Besides the fact that we were lost in our sin and sentenced to a penalty of death for that, the Lord had another goal in mind. He wanted us reconciled with Him, so that we could be His personal representatives on this earth, and demonstrate His goodness to all of mankind. He wants us to let everyone know how very much He loves them.

The Lord has a specific plan and purpose for our lives which will impact the fate of the entire world. We have divine destinies as His sons and daughters. We are obligated to serve Him in the critical days that lie ahead. However, we must be mature and perfect before Him. We cannot let our flesh be in ascendancy to our spirits. We must press in toward the mark of the high calling that was on Christ Himself.

It will be vital that we are unified in our faith and move forward under the direction of Jesus Christ as one. We should be like-minded; no strife and division should ever separate us. There is strength in numbers and we can accomplish a great deal more if we are walking in love and peace with one another. The fate of all mankind is at stake and we should be godly role models for those who are still lost in their sin. They will need encouragement to change their lives and be saved.

We will preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God throughout the earth to every race, tongue and nation. Every man, woman and child who is receptive will be given the opportunity to repent of their sin and accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. We will baptize many souls to eternal life in the end-time harvest and reconcile them to the Lord. We will operate in miracles, signs and wonders and glorify the name of Jesus Christ in everything that we think, say and do.

Servants Of Righteousness

Romans 6:17-18 "But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness."

While we were once lost in our sin and servants of it, we are now cleansed and made righteous through faith in Jesus Christ. His Blood sanctified us once and for all time. We have been delivered from all wickedness and evil. We are no longer subject to the curse, but blessed in abundance. We are brand new creatures in Christ, sons and daughters who choose to serve the living God. We are the servants of righteousness and godliness, consecrated and dedicated to serve our Lord and Savior.

We are willing and obedient to do everything that the Lord requires of us. We walk in love and keep all of His commandments. We esteem others as better than ourselves, and act as godly role models to those who are still lost in sin, darkness and deception. We spontaneously share our faith and lead many souls to salvation. We are fully committed to the Lordís plan and purpose for our lives, and we imitate Christ in all His ways, so that we can resume His ministry where He left off.

There is nothing that we will not do to glorify our God. We will do anything that He asks of us. Even the smallest act will make a difference in the overall scheme of things. We will preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world, as we have been commissioned to do. We will baptize every man, woman and child who is receptive. We will perform miracles, signs and wonders to attest to our faith. We will heal the sick of all their diseases, cast out demons and even raise the dead, just as Jesus once did. Nothing will be impossible to us because we choose to walk in the Holy Spirit instead of our flesh.

1Corinthians 7:22-24 "For he that is called in the Lord, [being] a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, [being] free, is Christ's servant. Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God."

We will not be under any constraint to serve men for any reason. We have been set free in the truth and we are now willing bond slaves to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and Him alone. We have been bought with a dear price Ė His very own Flesh and Blood. Everything that we do for Him will be done voluntarily. We will not have our own agendas, but rather obey what the Lord desires us to do. We are His hands, feet and voice on the earth, the Body of Christ.

Jesus will empower us to serve Him in ways that we have not even dreamed were possible. He will imbue us with His very own divine anointing, so that we can accomplish mighty feats in His name. We will do the works that He once did and resume His ministry where He left off.

Nothing will in any way be impossible to us. The Lord will assign legions of ministering angels to assist us in all our efforts on His behalf. We will operate in the power of the Holy Spirit of God Himself. All demonic strongholds that interfere with our work will be destroyed, and we will establish godly principles as the normal standards by which all men conduct themselves. We will overcome all evil with good and usher in the Kingdom of almighty God.

Romans 12:1-2 "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

Our minds will be renewed in the truth and our behavior will be totally transformed until we become godly. We will be light and salt in a darkened world. We will present our bodies as living sacrifices to almighty God. We will serve Him with power and authority, and advance His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. All men will look to us for guidance and direction in the critical days that lie ahead. We will lead them out of their bondage to wickedness and evil into the wonderful freedom of life in Jesus Christ.

We will teach others how to dwell in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters and to develop spiritual maturity as sons and daughters of God. We will prepare the hearts of all mankind to receive Christ as their King, and expand the everlasting Kingdom of God in everything that we do.

There will be peace, order and stability in our lives. All world governments will be challenged to adopt godly principles of fairness, equality and justice. There will be no more oppression or exploitation of one man over another. Wars, violence and conflict will finally cease. Poverty and lack will be eliminated as those who are affluent learn to share their resources with those who are less fortunate.

Hebrews 9:14-15 "How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions [that were] under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance."

No one will have to tell us to serve the Lord. We will realize that it is our sacred obligation, since we have been redeemed from the curse of death for our sins. We will voluntarily and obediently do all that He requires of us. We will be righteous role models and willing disciples of Jesus Christ in everything that we think, say and do. The Lord will be able to work through us to demonstrate His love for all of mankind. We will be His personal representatives to the entire human race.

We will serve almighty God in any capacity that He deems beneficial. Some of us will be apostles, evangelists, prophets, teachers or pastors. We will build churches and instruct men in righteousness. Others will be political activists who promote world peace. Some will serve as environmental experts who restore all of creation back to its original beauty and balance. Still others will be medical professionals and healers, so that disease and death no longer plague any of us.

Each of us will gladly share our faith, so that others can be delivered from their sin, just as we have been.

We will make salvation to eternal life available to all those we meet. We will be strong witnesses for the Lord and see mass conversions. We will lead by godly example and impact lives as never before. Very soon now the full, end-time harvest of souls will be gathered in, so that Jesus Christ can return to the earth to set up His millennial rule and reign.

Malachi 3:17-18 "And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not."

The great and terrible Day of the Lord is approaching. All wickedness and evil will be purged with fire. There will be nothing left on this earth to defile either God or man. The Lord will judge all men and angels to determine who will spend all of eternity with Him. Jesus Christ will cast Satan and all of his minions into the bottomless pit. He will gather all the faithful to Himself in the Kingdom of God, but all evildoers will be banished to the unquenchable lake of fire for eternal punishment.

Those of us who are righteous and obedient are going to dwell in a literal paradise on this earth. The Lord will change our mortal bodies into new, glorious, resurrection forms that never get sick and die. We will have all of our needs met in abundance even before we ask Him. He will take vengeance on all of our enemies; vindicate our cause; and restore all that was taken from us. We will have peace and prosperity, safety and security, joy and freedom for all eternity in the everlasting Kingdom of God.

Almighty God will be pleased with us and boast of us to all of creation as His beloved sons and daughters. He will appoint us to be kings and priests forever. We will have the heathen in the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance. We will judge both men and angels, and rule and reign with Christ over all of the nations of this world. Our Lord and Savior will share His own honor and glory with those of us who have faithfully served Him and ministered to His people.

Meek and Humble

Isaiah 57:15 "For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is] Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones."

We can never afford to forget our past. We were once lost in sin, darkness and deception, subject to the penalty of death for all our transgression and iniquity. That should keep us humble and contrite in heart. Were it not for the infinite mercy and compassion of almighty God we would still be doomed to perdition. We are fortunate that it is not His desire that any man perish in ignorance and rebellion. He is loving and kind, and desires our fellowship.

The Lord is ever sympathetic to the human condition. He knows that we struggle with our flesh, and that we are weak and vulnerable to temptation. He gives us His grace when we deserve it the least. That is when we should cry out to Him for relief from all our shame, fear and guilt. He is quick to forgive us and blot all our sins from His memory. Our redemption has been made available through the Blood of His beloved Son, Jesus Christ and covers all our sins Ė past, present and future.

When we are born again, we become new creatures in Christ. Our minds are renewed in the truth and our behavior is completely transformed until we become holy and perfect. However, this is not an overnight occurrence. Our regeneration takes time and we cannot ever become proud and arrogant. It is none of our own doing. Christ "in us" is the key to our spiritual evolution. His Holy Spirit changes us as never before, so that we can become more like Him.

The Holy Spirit of God convicts us of all sin and strengthens us in our inner man, so that we can eventually become holy and perfect. He instructs us in the truth and shows us what God expects of us. He helps us to develop characteristics and attributes like those of Jesus Himself, called spiritual fruit. We are loving, peaceful, joyous and faithful. Goodness and gentleness overtake our lives, so we become meek, temperate and longsuffering in all of our personal relationships.

James 4:10 "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up."

The Lord will lift us up in His time, not our own. He gives grace to the humble among us, but resists those who are overly wise in their own eyes. He will overlook our weaknesses to a certain extent, but contends with those who think that they are better than others. We have all sinned and fallen short of His glory at various times. None of us can boast of being more righteous than another; to do so would only make us pretentious hypocrites.

It is only by the Blood of Jesus Christ that any of us are saved and made righteous in Godís eyes. He has perfect, impeccable standards that no man can attain in his own strength. His thoughts are above our thoughts and His ways are above our ways. Unless we repent of all our sin and accept the truth, we will never be restored to right standing with our heavenly Father or be able to enter into His holy presence.

No matter how long we have walked with the Lord, we will always struggle to remain sin free. Our spirits are ever at war with our flesh. We cannot become proud and arrogant or that will be our undoing. The Lord exalts the humble, but abases the proud among us. If we are puffed up and overly confident, that will lead to our demise. It is always better to remain meek and contrite, tender hearted and open to the Lordís guidance and correction.

1Peter 5:5-6 "Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:"

Almighty God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble. He expects us to walk in love and peace wherever possible, and to dwell in harmony with one another as brothers and sisters. We must always esteem others as better than ourselves. We cannot be haughty and look down on anyone. If we are critical and judgmental, we will be held accountable to those same standards. Each of us must remain meek and contrite in our spirits.

We must show deference and respect for the Lord, and love others as we love ourselves. We are to be godly role models for those who are still lost in darkness and deception. If they see us walking in love, that will give them hope and confidence. Sinners need empathy and understanding to encourage them to break loose from their bondage to wickedness and evil and to seek forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ.

It is not the Lordís will that any of us perish in our sins. His deepest desire is to be in intimate fellowship with all of mankind. The greatest gift that we can give others is to share our faith and urge them to be reconciled with almighty God. Jesus Christ died to set all of us free, and to bring us life in abundance to the overflow. His redemption is available to each and every one of us.

Those who are first now may be last in the Kingdom of God. The Lord is no respecter of persons. He loves us all with a deep, abiding love that transcends anything that we could ever think or imagine. If we humble ourselves and stay close to the Lord, He will exalt us in due season. If we are faithful to serve Him, He will glorify us with the same honor that He accords to Jesus Christ Himself.

Psalm 25:9-10 "The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. All the paths of the LORD [are] mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies."

The Lord will guide the meek in straight paths and teach them all of His ways. If we are obedient to all of His commandments, He will be able to trust us in bigger things. We must completely sanctify ourselves and almighty God will reveal our divine destinies to us. We will be His personal representatives to all of mankind in the critical days to come. We will spontaneously share our faith with others, and see them saved to eternal life, just as we have been.

Any of us can be empowered to serve in the Jesus ministry on this earth. The Lord takes particular delight in raising us up from our simple backgrounds and elevating us to positions of power and prestige in His Kingdom. If we are humble and contrite in heart, almighty God can use us to preach the Gospel to the nations and see many souls converted in the end-time harvest. All that it takes is a yielded lifestyle and a tender heart to be of valuable service to the Lord and His people.

If we are willing and obedient, we will be able to lay hands on the sick and they will be healed of all their afflictions. The blind will see; the deaf will hear; and the lame will walk through our efforts. We will cast out any demons that hold men in bondage to sin and evil and see them flee. We will even be able to raise the dead back to life once again through the operation of the Holy Spirit of God.

Matthew 23:11-12 "But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted."

Nothing will be impossible to us if we have sincere and contrite hearts that long to please almighty God. We will gladly serve the Lord and minister to His people. We will make salvation available to every man, woman and child who is receptive. We will mingle with those who are still lost in sin and darkness, and help them overcome evil through the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. Nothing will be impossible to us because the Lord will work through us to reach His people.

The mature sons and daughters of almighty God will change the fate of the entire earth. We will confront all world leaders and make certain that they employ godly principles of fairness, justice and equality in dealing with their constituents. There will be no more wars, violence or genocide, no strife and division anywhere. All men will learn to dwell together as brothers and sisters in love and unity.

We will take dominion over all of creation and restore it to its original beauty and balance. All of nature will be renewed and refreshed. Plants and animals will be in perfect harmony and subject to man once again. The climate will be regulated, so that there are no more natural disasters that ever cause death and destruction in their wake. The adverse effects of environmental pollution will all be reversed, so that the entire planet is cleansed and prepared for the Kingdom of God.

Those who humble themselves and are faithful to serve the Lord and His people, will soon be exalted. When Jesus Christ returns to receive His everlasting Kingdom, we will be key players in it. He will share His very own honor and glory with us. He will appoint us to be kings and priests, and we will judge both men and angels. We will have the heathen in the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance, and even rule and reign with Christ over all the nations of this world.

Sons And Daughters Of God

Ephesians 1:3-6 "Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved."

The Lord created man in His very own image and likeness to be with Him in paradise for all of eternity. His earnest desire was to have a family Ė sons and daughters who would be like Him in every way. However, things went awry, as Adam and Eve rebelled against Him in the Garden of Eden. Sin and death entered into the equation and temporarily spoiled Godís plans. He was compelled to develop a strategy to rescue the entire human race.

We were lost in sin, wicked and evil in all of our ways. Yet the Lord still longed for our companionship. He decided to visit the earth and redeem us back from all our iniquity and transgression. Jesus Christ was God in every way, but He came to this world as a mere man to undo what another man had done.

Christ became one of us and served as our sacrificial substitute in His suffering and death on the cross. He bought back our innocence with His very own Blood. He actually became sin for us, then paid its price so that we could be blessed in abundance and enter into the everlasting Kingdom of God. We now have the gift of eternal life. We are all beloved children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

Galatians 4:4-7 "But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ."

Jesus Christ was the firstborn of many sons and daughters of almighty God. He was born of a woman, just as we are, yet holy and blameless in all of His ways. He redeemed all of mankind from the curse of the law, so that we could be adopted as the children of God by our faith. We are brand new creatures in Christ, baptized with water and His very own Holy Spirit.

We are no longer servants of sin; we are joint-heirs with Jesus to all of the promises for righteousness. We are actually seated with Him in heavenly places at the right hand of God Himself. We can now approach the throne of grace without fear, shame, guilt or condemnation and have every prayer heard. Our God will never be separated from the human race ever again, because Jesus bridged the gap.

It is the Lordís heart-felt desire to fellowship intimately with us now, and for all of eternity, in the everlasting Kingdom of God. He wants to provide all of our needs and protect us from all harm, as any loving father would do. He will execute vengeance on all of our enemies, and restore all that was stolen from us. He will take an active interest in all of the details of our lives.

Philippians 2:13-15 "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;"

Almighty God will work in us to strengthen us and perfect our spiritual walk. His Holy Spirit will convict us of all sin and lead and guide us into the truth. We will grow and mature as His sons and daughters until we become holy and blameless before Him. The Lord wants us to be righteous role models and to shine as lights in this darkened world, so that we can lead others to Him. We will serve as His personal, goodwill ambassadors to all of mankind.

We will share our faith with power and conviction, and win many souls to the Lord in the critical days to come before Christ returns. The Gospel will be spread to every race, tongue and nation. We will baptize every man, woman and child who repents of their sin and is receptive to the truth. No righteous person will be left behind when we gather them into the everlasting Kingdom of God.

All men will have to be righteous or be banished from His holy presence. Godís laws will be written in our minds and hearts. We will work together and bring order and stability to all of our lives. There will be no more conflict of any type. No one will exploit or oppress another. Social injustice will be a thing of the past. Poverty and lack will be abolished as we share all our resources with those who are less fortunate than we are. We will learn to dwell in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters.

Romans 8:19-21 "For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected [the same] in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God."

The sons and daughters of almighty God will deliver all mankind from bondage to sin and evil. We will bring others to the glorious liberty that we have. We will preach redemption by the Blood of Jesus Christ and teach them how to be obedient to do all that the Lord asks of us. Men will be saved to eternal life and learn to rule and reign over all their situations and circumstances. They will be able to overcome the world, their flesh and the devil and to rule and reign as kings.

We have been given the keys to the Kingdom of God, and they are voice-activated. Our words that line up with Godís words will make a positive impact. Whatever we bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever we loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. We will speak words of light and life to those around us, and see miracles, signs and wonders occur everywhere we go.

All of creation is waiting for the revealing of the sons of God to restore it to its original beauty and balance. It has been in utter turmoil since the fall of Adam and needs to be refreshed. We will speak perfect harmony to all of the plants and animals. There will be no more predatory spirit. We will command that the climate always be temperate and predictable. There will be no more natural disasters that ever cause death and destruction. All environmental pollution will be ended, so the earth is cleansed of all defilement.

1John 3:1-2 "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is."

Although men in this world may not recognize our true identity until Jesus returns, that will not stop us from taking back this entire earth for the Kingdom of God. We have eternal destinies that will impact the fate of the whole human race. We will rise up and assume our positions of leadership and embrace our responsibility. We will bring peace, order and stability to all our lives. Everything that we say and do will glorify our Lord and Savior.

We will walk like Christ did and resume His ministry where He left off. All men will soon know that we are called of God to work mighty feats in His name. All of creation will respond to our commands and be subject to us, as the Lord intends. We will free all of the captives from their bondage to sin and evil, and serve as godly role models so others can follow our lead.

When Jesus Christ appears, He will share His very own honor and glory with those of us who have been faithful to serve Him and minister to His people. He will change these mortal bodies into glorious, resurrection forms like His very own. We shall see Him as He is, and be like Him in every way. We will judge both men and angels and be appointed as kings and priests to rule and reign over all of mankind.

Filled With The Holy Spirit

Ephesians 1:13-14 "In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory."

When we were born again and made Jesus Christ the Lord of our lives, His very own Spirit came to dwell in us as an earnest down payment of our inheritance in Him. We were filled with but a small measure of it. That was a mere drop in the bucket compared to what we can have if we pray and ask the Lord to baptize us with fire and fill us to capacity with His Holy Spirit.

If we desire to go deeper into the things of God, then we require more of His wisdom and understanding, power and authority. That can only come from an indwelling of His very own Holy Spirit. The Lord will anoint us with all that we need to serve Him and His people, if we ask Him. We must sanctify ourselves of all known sin, and present our bodies as living sacrifices and He will come and make His home in us.

Almighty God will make certain that we have what we request; He will never withhold any good gift from those sons and daughters who are sincere in their walk with Him. The baptism in the Holy Spirit comes with tangible manifestations. We can usually speak in spiritual tongues. We may also be given the gift of prophecy, and words of wisdom or words of knowledge to share with others.

When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, He leads and guides us in all things and teaches us all that we need to know to serve the Lord as we should. Some individuals discern spirits to determine if they are good or evil, and others can interpret various tongues so that everyone may understand. Many will be able to lay hands on the sick, and witness miraculous cures and healings in otherwise hopeless cases.

Ezekiel 36:26-27 "A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do [them]."

Our God created us to be like Him in every way. He wants us to be filled with His Holy Spirit, so that we can rescue all of mankind from sin and darkness and gather them into the everlasting Kingdom of God. That is not possible unless we go deeper in our faith, and ask Him to come and indwell us to the fullest. The Lord will never leave us empty-handed. He will always answer our prayers and actually come and take up residence in our spirits.

The baptism in the Holy Spirit will revolutionize our lives and impact the lives of all those we encounter. We will be strong in our faith and bold to proclaim it. We will have supernatural abilities that set us above our peers and distinguish us as the sons and daughters of almighty God. We will become obedient without compromise, and serve as godly role models for others as we are destined to do. Our minds will be renewed in the truth and our behavior transformed until it becomes Christ-like.

We will gradually begin to develop the characteristics and attributes of God Himself. We will be more loving and patient in all of our relationships, filled with zeal for the lost and compassion for their needs. The Holy Spirit at work in us will change our situations and circumstances to line up with the will of God, so we can rule and reign in this life and in the Kingdom to come.

Galatians 5:22-25 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christís have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit."

The fruit of the Spirit will manifest in us. We will have increased faith and more endurance. Our joy and peace will be without measure. We will be meek, temperate and more self-disciplined. We will be humble and patient in all of our dealings with others. Goodness and gentleness, like that of God Himself, will radiate from our being. We will become longsuffering, and esteem others as better than ourselves.

As we walk in the Spirit and it becomes more natural to us, we will perform miracles, signs and wonders to attest to our faith and demonstrate the infinite love, mercy and compassion that the Lord has for His people. We will tell all mankind just how much God loves them and desires their fellowship. We will heal all the sick; cast out any demons that plague them; and even raise the dead back to life once again.

Everything that we do will glorify our heavenly Father and magnify His name. We will mirror the laid down life of Jesus Christ Himself and resume His ministry where He left off. We will preach the Gospel to every man, woman and child who is receptive, and baptize countless souls in the end-time harvest. We will advance the Kingdom of almighty God all over this earth, just as it is in heaven.

We will confront all wickedness and evil that we see and overcome it with good. We will finally bring peace, order and stability to all of our lives. There will be no more wars, violence, bloodshed and conflict anywhere. No man will oppress or exploit another ever again. We will even abolish poverty and lack by persuading the affluent to share all of their material resources with those who are less fortunate.

Romans 8:1-6 "[There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace."

To be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. We are to be in this world, but not of it. We have to subdue our souls and crucify our flesh, so that the Holy Spirit will continue to dwell in us and operate through us, as He desires. We must always remember that Godís Spirit will take leave of an unclean vessel. We must guard our hearts and protect ourselves from all forms of sin and defilement if we wish to be close to God.

We are righteous by our faith and fully covered by the Blood of Jesus Christ, but that never gives us license to sin at any time. We have to be continually vigilant that we do not become deceived and drawn back into our old wicked ways. We should be obedient at all times, and repent as soon as we make a mistake. We do not wish to grieve the Holy Spirit that dwells in us for any reason.

Even though we may not yet be spiritually perfect and mature in the Lord, we are under no condemnation if we walk in His Holy Spirit instead of our flesh. He will work in us and through us to accomplish His express will for our lives. The Lord will change us ever so gently and gradually into all that He expects of us. We go from faith to faith, strength to strength, and glory to glory in our spiritual journey.

Patient In Persecution

Galatians 4:28-29 "Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him [that was born] after the Spirit, even so [it is] now."

Our walk with the Lord is not without its tests, trials and tribulation. We are often scorned and ridiculed by those who are still in the world and committed to rebellion. Sin has a certain allure to it, and most human beings that are lost in sin want company. They are miserable in their guilt, shame and condemnation and are constantly trying to trip us up so that we join them. They take particular delight when we make mistakes and are quick to criticize us.

They openly tempt us to sin and judge us if we fall. They accuse us of being hypocrites and spurn all that we believe in. They mock our devotion to the Lord and try to estrange us from Him, so that they can feel better about themselves. They are without boundaries, and will do anything they can to interfere with our divine destinies as sons and daughters of almighty God.

Our faith will be challenged as never before when we make a firm resolution to follow Christ. We will be lonely and discouraged at times. We will have to remain focused on Him and separate ourselves from all the defilement that is around us. While we cannot totally isolate ourselves from others, we may have to avoid certain individuals that may influence us to go back to our old, sinful ways. We can always join together with other believers and strengthen one another.

We may find it necessary to change our friends and acquaintances, so that we do not have to endure unnecessary temptation to sin or be subjected to their persecution. We are to be in this world, but not of it. If we cling to our old habits, they will only drag us down and hold us back. We need to make a clean break with anything or anyone that interferes with our walk with the Lord.

Psalm 22:6-8 "But I [am] a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, [saying], He trusted on the LORD [that] he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him."

We may not be popular with those who are still lost in sin, darkness and deception, but almighty God sees our hearts for Him and He will never leave us or forsake us. He will imbue us with divine power and authority to represent Him to all mankind. Others might doubt how He deals with us and be reluctant to repent and change their ways, but the Lord will always defend His people. He will permit just so much to tempt and taunt us, and then He will intervene on our behalf.

Our God will personally take vengeance on all of our enemies and vindicate our cause. He will show Himself strong on our behalf and deliver us from all wickedness and evil before it consumes us. He will never allow His beloved children to be utterly cast down or defeated in any way. He will be our sure refuge and our strength. If we seek the Lord, He will strengthen us in the power of His might.

Although we are often objects of scorn and ridicule now, one day we will be glorified before both men and angels. The Lord will soon boast of us to all of creation and appoint us to be His kings and priests. No one will dare laugh at us then. We will have the heathen in the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance, and even rule and reign with Jesus Christ over all the nations of the world.

2Timothy 3:12-14 "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned [them];"

All of the godly are tried and tested in their faith. It is inevitable that those in the world will try to deceive us and trip us up, so that we fall like mere men. After all, we have consecrated our lives to serving almighty God, and just as Jesus was ridiculed and persecuted, so will we be as well. Those who are wicked and evil will do anything they can to tear us down, so they appear less guilty.

No plot or scheme formed against us will prosper, however. God is not mocked. He knows what they are doing and their evil ploys will not be successful. He will protect us from all harm and strengthen us in the power of His might. He will even assign legions of ministering angels to assist us in all of our efforts on His behalf. We will be able to do all things through Christ who strengthens us, while remaining sin free and blameless before Him.

Persecution helps us to develop our patience and endurance as servants of almighty God. We are perfected through our tribulation. We learn to rely solely on the Lord as our source. He consoles us as any loving father would do, and imbues us with divine power and authority so that we can accomplish great feats in His name. He lifts us up when we are cast down, and exalts us before all men if we remain humble.

We do not need to ever fight our own battles. The Lord will overcome every one of our enemies for us. If we resist temptation to sin and walk in love despite the resistance we incur, we will emerge victorious in all of our affairs. Our God will be glorified in us, no matter what it looks like in the natural realm. We will arise and shine and dispel all of the sin, darkness and deception that surround us. We will overcome all evil with good and be more than conquerors through Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:35-37 "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us."

Nothing can in any way separate us from the love of Jesus Christ. He will see us through any and all persecution, distress and tribulation. He was human, just as we are, and He is particularly sensitive to all that we experience. He is our advocate with the Father and He will not permit His followers to be defeated. Our Lord and Savior will make certain that we rule and reign in this life now and in the Kingdom to come.

We are more than conquerors through Christ who strengthens us. We are victorious sons and daughters of almighty God. No man or devil will prevail against us for very long. The Lord will rise up and defend His people against all their enemies. We will overcome all evil with good, and shine as beacons of light in a darkened world. We will fulfill our divine destinies and make salvation available to the whole human race, just as we have been commissioned to do.

Although it may appear to be an uphill struggle at times, we will preach the Gospel throughout the entire world and see men, women and children redeemed to eternal life through a sincere faith in Jesus Christ. We will baptize countless numbers of souls in the end-time harvest. Everyone whose name is written in the Lambís Book of Life will be called and converted through our efforts on their behalf. No righteous person will ever be left behind.

James 1:2-4 "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing."

We will be strengthened and empowered to serve our God despite what is going on in the world around us. The Lord will anoint us with His very own power and authority to do good and overcome all wickedness and evil. He will protect us from all harm and deliver us from those who persecute us. We will learn to count it as joy when tests, trials and tribulation come on us, since they are working towards an all consuming glory.

The Lord will show Himself strong in us. We will be filled with all the fullness of almighty God Himself. We will walk in the Spirit and not in our flesh. Our faith will reach new heights. Peace will radiate from us regardless of our circumstances. We will be meek and temperate, good and gentle, patient and longsuffering. All men will know that we are called of God because of the unfailing love, mercy and compassion we demonstrate despite the resistance.

The fruit of the Holy Spirit will manifest in our lives so that we are always humble and patient. We will persuade others to trust God for their deliverance and adopt His perfect ways as their own. We will be righteous role models in a world so dark and dreary that we shine with the light of Christ. All of mankind will be attracted to us, as we fulfill our divine destinies and testify to our faith with joy and enthusiasm. We will baptize countless souls to eternal life as a result.

Very soon now, Jesus Christ will return to this earth to settle all scores and level all playing fields. He has vengeance in His heart to destroy all of the enemies of His people. He will not permit His followers to be defeated by men or devils. He will share His very own honor and glory with us, and punish those who have stood in our way and tried to interfere with our efforts to bring heaven to this earth in the Kingdom of God. Satan and all his minions will be banished to the abyss, and all wrongdoers will eventually be cast into the unquenchable lake of fire forever more.

Mature And Perfect

Psalm 37:37 "Mark the perfect [man], and behold the upright: for the end of [that] man [is] peace."

Almighty God knew us before the very foundation of the world. We are no surprise to Him. He fully anticipated that we would be overcome and estranged from Him for a season. Even while we were still lost in our sin, He longed for our companionship. The Lord made provision for each and every one of us to be reconciled with Him. He sent His beloved Son to this earth realm to be our sacrificial substitute, so that we could be made the righteousness of God in Him.

Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father. If we repent of all our sins and believe in Him, we are set free to receive the gift of eternal life with all of its many blessings. The Lord will no longer impute our sin guilt to us in any way. It has been blotted from His memory. He will never cast us away ever again; we are made righteous by the Blood of Jesus and entitled to receive all of the promises of God. We now have peace with our Creator. We have become His very own sons and daughters by faith.

No shame, fear, guilt or condemnation interferes with our relationship with our heavenly Father. We can approach Him at any time and receive everything that we need in this life. He will reveal our divine destinies to us, so that we can be His personal representatives to all those who are still lost in sin and darkness. It is not His desire that anyone perish in ignorance and rebellion. He wants all men to know that He loves them with a deep, abiding love.

If we are upright and walk in all of Godís ways, the Lord will be able to use as righteous role models for the entire human race. He will make certain that we grow and develop into fully mature sons and daughters who always do His will. We will shine with His glorious light and be at peace with all of mankind. We will teach others how to dwell in love and unity with one another as brothers and sisters, and change the fate of the whole world by our actions.

1Kings 8:61 "Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day."

Our God is not mocked. He knows who is humble and contrite in heart, and He will always respond positively to the man or woman who pursues righteousness without compromise. If we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, and confess Him as Lord, we will be restored to right standing with Him. He wants us to walk in His ways and follow all of His commandments. If we do, we will enjoy great favor with Him, and He will exalt us before both men and angels.

We have been made righteous by the Blood of Jesus Christ, and it is possible for us to be regenerated until we reach His full stature as mature sons and daughters of almighty God. When we make Jesus the Lord of our lives, our minds are renewed in the truth and our behavior is totally transformed until it becomes godly. We are now seated with Him in heavenly places at the right hand of God Himself. There is no good thing that the Lord will ever withhold from us if we are born again.

He will answer all of our prayers and give us all that we need to be healthy, happy and prosperous. He will baptize us with His very own Holy Spirit and anoint us with power and authority to serve as His goodwill ambassadors to all of mankind. We will embrace our divine destinies and usher in the everlasting Kingdom of God to this earth realm.

Ephesians 4:13 "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:"

The Lord wants all of mankind to know the truth. He is not angry with us. He is ever compassionate to the human condition and He knows that we struggle with our sins. He loves us with a deep, abiding love that transcends all that we could ever ask or think. His heart-felt desire is to fellowship intimately with us, as He intended from the creation. However, no evil can abide in His holy presence. We must be sanctified and purged of all wickedness and evil before our God can come and dwell with us.

The only way to accomplish that is by having faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, who served as our atonement.

When we accept Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, all things become new for us. We are transformed from sinners into saints, and we evolve into His fully mature sons and daughters over time.

It is possible for us to grow and develop by the power of the Holy Spirit, so that we eventually reach the stature of Christ Himself. We can be filled with all the fullness of God and serve as His ambassadors for the Kingdom of God on this earth. We will walk in miracles, signs and wonders and accomplish mighty feats in His name by the power and authority that He gives us.

We will abolish war, violence and conflict from all of our personal affairs. There will be no more poverty and lack anywhere. Social injustice will disappear from our lives. No one will oppress or exploit another ever again. Men will learn to dwell together in love as brothers and sisters, and share all of the valuable resources of this vast universe with one another. We will enjoy days of heaven upon the earth, even before Jesus Christ returns to us.

Matthew 5:48 "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."

While it may not seem humanly possible, the Lord wants all of His people to be fully mature, holy and perfect, lacking nothing. Even though we may not have yet arrived at that place, we should strive to be more like God in every way. We will spend all of eternity with Him and nothing defiling can abide in His holy presence. We should sanctify ourselves of all carnal lusts and subdue our souls. That is difficult, but not impossible to us.

If we walk in the Holy Spirit instead of our flesh, we will eventually become godly. We will act as role models for righteousness to all those who are still lost in darkness. The Lord will imbue us with power and authority so that we can serve Him and attract many others to our faith. We will be able to preach the Gospel with enthusiasm and see many souls saved to eternal life through our efforts.

The more we serve the Lord, the more like Him we will become. We will demonstrate His infinite love, mercy and compassion for the entire human race. We will have peace and joy beyond comprehension. We will be meek and humble, patient and longsuffering in all our dealings with others. We will walk just like Christ did, and take back this earth for the Kingdom of almighty God. Nothing will ever be impossible to us; we will be fully mature and perfect sons and daughters.

Psalm 101:6 "Mine eyes [shall be] upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me."

The Lord is watching over us to see if we are faithful to do everything that He asks of us. If we obey all of His commandments and walk in His perfect ways, He will be able to use us to minister to others, as we are destined to do. We should consecrate and dedicate ourselves to His holy purpose, so we can be empowered with His very own anointing to overcome all that is wicked and evil with good. We will be able to accomplish mighty feats in Jesusí name.

We will share our faith with power and conviction and set many souls free to receive the gift of eternal life with all its many corresponding benefits. We will heal the sick of all their diseases and cast out any demons that hold others in bondage to sin and evil. The blind will see; the deaf will hear; and the lame will walk. We will even be able to raise the dead back to life by the operation of the Holy Spirit at work in us.

The Lord will soon return to gather us to Himself, so that there is never a separation between God and man ever again. He will actually reside with us in the everlasting Kingdom of God on this earth. It will be a paradise for all those who are righteous and obedient. His sons and daughters will share in Christís very own honor and glory, and rule and reign with Him for all eternity. We will enforce Kingdom principles in the government of almighty God, and all men will look to us for guidance and direction.

 

 

Chapter 5 Ė The Body Of Christ
 

Colossians 1:16-19 "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence. For it pleased [the Father] that in him should all fulness dwell;"

Jesus Christ is the Word of almighty God that was present with Him from the very foundation of the world.

He existed before the earth and everything in it was formed. By Him were all things created, to include all celestial and terrestrial beings. He is the Head of His Body, the church, and the firstborn from the dead. Jesus has preeminence over all things, and in Him dwells all the fullness of God. Christ is not only our Creator, but our personal Lord and Savior, as well.

He came to this earth and was born a mere man, so that He could redeem the entire human race from sin and destruction. He, who knew no sin, became sin for us and then suffered its penalty of death with His own flesh. Jesus served as our sacrificial substitute, so that we could be made the righteousness of God by faith and receive the gift of eternal life.

When we are born again, everything becomes new for us, despite the fact that the enemy does his level best to persuade us that nothing has changed. He wants us to believe his lies. He whispers that we are still not good enough and tries to get us to doubt our salvation. The truth is that we have become new creatures in Christ. Our minds are renewed in the truth and our behavior is eventually transformed.

Our heavenly Father looks at us and sees Jesus in all of His perfection. He no longer imputes our sins to us for any reason. We are covered by the Blood of Jesus Christ that cleanses us of all wrongdoing Ė past, present and future. If we should ever miss the mark and sin again, all that we need do is repent from the heart and the Lord is faithful to forgive us and restore us to right standing with Him. There is no reason why we should be estranged from our God ever again.

Hebrews 2:9-11 "But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom [are] all things, and by whom [are] all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified [are] all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,"

Jesus Christ was God Himself, but also human in every way. He suffered and died so that we would not have to endure the same fate. He was perfected through all that He experienced, and He is crowned with honor and glory as a result. Jesus is not ashamed to call us brethren, and we are sanctified through our faith in Him. If we imitate His laid down life, we will be able to resume His ministry where He left off and minister to His people as He has commissioned us to do.

Our Lord and Savior will see to it that we are imbued with divine power and authority to serve as His goodwill ambassadors for the Kingdom of God. We will preach the Gospel with conviction and see many souls saved to eternal life. Jesus will work through us to demonstrate His infinite love, mercy and compassion for the entire human race and we will accomplish mighty feats in His name.

We will fulfill our divine destinies as the sons and daughters of almighty God. We will be devoted followers of Christ in everything that we think, say and do. We will lay hands on the sick and they will be healed of all their afflictions. We will cast out demons that hold others in bondage to sin and evil and set the captives free. We will even be able to raise the dead back to life once again, just as Jesus did.

Ephesians 4:4-7 "[There is] one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ."

There is only one God, one faith and one baptism. There is but one Holy Spirit that operates in us and through us, if we are sincere followers of Jesus Christ. It is the very same spirit that He walked in. We have received eternal callings, divine destinies to fulfill in His name. We are the Body of Christ on this earth Ė His very own hands, feet and voice to the entire human race. We are His personal representatives for the everlasting Kingdom of God.

We will tell all men, women and children how much God loves them. We will demonstrate His loving kindness in everything that we say do, and minister to all of their needs with infinite mercy and compassion. All men will know that we are specifically called of God to be instrumental in their deliverance from bondage to sin and evil.

The Lord gives grace to each and every one of us. We can do the very works that Jesus did while He was on the earth, and even greater works, since He has gone to be with the Father. Nothing will be impossible to us in the critical days that lie ahead. We will overcome all evil with good, and tear down all demonic strongholds that attempt to deter or detain our efforts. No man or devil will interfere with our work.

Almighty God will see to it that we have legions of ministering angels to assist us in all that we do. He will empower and equip us to take back the earth for the Kingdom of God. We will impact the fate of all mankind if we are willing and obedient to do everything that the Lord asks of us. We may have to push in and persevere, but we are more than conquerors through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We will revolutionize the entire world in the critical days to come.

Ephesians 4:14-16 "That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love."

We are born again and baptized in the Holy Spirit. We are mature sons and daughters of almighty God who are filled with all His fullness. We may have different callings and spiritual gifts, but we are one Body in Christ. We walk in love and are likeminded. We cooperate with one another and are unified in all of our efforts. Christ is our Head and our Commander-in-Chief. He tells us what to do and when to do it, so that we succeed in all of our efforts.

The keys to the Kingdom of God have been given to us. They are voice-activated. We are very careful what we speak, so that we can accomplish good and overcome evil. Our words are powerful for destroying strongholds of resistance. We bind all demonic activities and loose blessings in this world. The Lord tells us exactly what to say, so that His will is implemented on this earth just as it is in heaven.

The Body of Christ is a vital part of the Lordís eternal redemption plan for all of mankind. We encourage one another to be all that He has called us to be. We serve as righteous role models to those who are still lost in sin and darkness. We are never harsh, critical or judgmental. We speak the truth in love and edify one another. We are meek and humble, patient and longsuffering, just as God is with us. We serve as godly role models and show men how to change their lives for good.

Ephesians 3:17-21 "That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen."

We are the church of Jesus Christ, who was the firstborn among many brethren. We will glorify our Lord and Savior in all that we do. We will walk just as He did on this earth and impact the fate of all humanity through our efforts. This world will never end, but it will dramatically change to line up with His will. No wickedness and evil will remain anywhere, so that it can become the perfect abode for both God and man.

All world governments will be challenged to make certain that they employ only godly standards in their dealings with others. There will be no more wars, violence or conflict of any kind. We will bring peace, order and stability to all of our lives even before Jesus Christ returns. We will abolish poverty and lack and make certain that the affluent share all of the resources of the universe with those who are less fortunate. All men will learn to dwell together as brothers and sisters.

We will speak to all of creation and restore it to its original beauty and balance. Plants and animals will soon be in perfect harmony and subject to man once again. The climate will be regulated to be temperate and predictable. There will be no more natural disasters that cause death and destruction in their wake. All the effects of environmental pollution will be reversed, and the entire earth will be cleansed and purified, so that heaven itself can be brought here.

The Kingdom of God will be a literal paradise for all those who are righteous and obedient. The Lord will actually come and dwell with His people, as He has always desired to do. He will meet all of our needs in abundance and take vengeance on all of our enemies. He will change these mortal bodies into glorious, resurrection forms that never get sick and die. We will have peace and prosperity, safety and security, joy and freedom for all of eternity.

The Anointing on Jesus

Acts 10:38 "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him."

Jesus Christ came to this earth as a mere man, and He was baptized with water and the Holy Spirit of God in the River Jordan in an act of total submission. Divine power and authority were then imparted to Him, so that He could work miracles, signs and wonders among the people. Our heavenly Father anointed Christ above all others, so that He could be the firstborn of many brethren who would go about doing good.

The anointing on Jesusí life was substantial. In many instances, He had to do absolutely nothing except show up, and miracles happened. At other times, He spoke words of healing that lined up with those of the Father and then signs appeared. In still other instances, Jesus forgave sins so that healing and deliverance followed. He even mixed His spittle with clay as ointment and laid hands on some people.

Christ healed the sick of all their afflictions; delivered captives free of demonic oppression; and even raised the dead back to life again. He rebuked fevers; cast out devils; and urged men to always have faith, so that they would see the impossible occur in their lives. He went about doing good, and left everyone better off than when He initially found them. Jesus did not hesitate to help others in any way that He could. He had an unfailing love for the entire human race that absolutely defies all human logic.

Isaiah 61:1-3 "The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified."

Jesus knew exactly where His power and authority came from, and He always took time to pray to His heavenly Father, so that He would do the right thing in every instance. He acknowledged the power of God that operated through Him to minister to others. He never acted on His own personal authority. He had given that up when He came to this earth and was born a mere man. He operated solely at the direction of the Holy Spirit of almighty God.

Christ told us that if we saw Him perform miracles, we saw His Father at work through Him. He was the "sent one" Ė a personal representative of almighty God Himself. Jesus was anointed to preach the good news of the Kingdom of God and to give all mankind hope and confidence for the future. He encouraged all men to turn towards God and repent of their sins. He taught them to walk in love for God and for one another, in order to fulfill all the terms of the Law.

Jesus taught, healed, cast out demons, and even raised the dead back to life again. He worked countless miracles, signs and wonders in the midst of the people, so that He could set the captives free and bring light and life to their circumstances. His desire was not to exalt Himself, but to minister to the needs of His followers with His heavenly Fatherís infinite love, mercy and compassion.

Our Lord and Savior glorified almighty God in everything that He thought, said and did Ė from the very smallest act of kindness to His suffering and death on the cross. Christ was the ultimate role model for those of us who wish to walk in His footsteps and to serve the Lord as He did. He always sought divine guidance and direction, so that He could implement the Fatherís will at all times. His perfect obedience was the key to His effectiveness.

Isaiah 10:27 "And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing."

Jesus did not do anything in His own human strength. It was the anointing on His life that set men free and accomplished the impossible. The anointing of almighty God is what removes burdens and destroys yokes. It is the very power of God at work through a willing vessel that can feed multitudes, calm storms, bind demons and heal His people. There is nothing on the face of this earth that does not bow to the anointing power of God. It is all encompassing and omnipotent.

A man can only tap into that if he is indeed intimate with our Creator, consecrated and dedicated to fulfilling His will on earth just as it is in heaven. Christ and the Father were always likeminded. Jesus taught us that when we saw Him, we saw the Father as well. They were so closely associated with one another that they moved as one being to accomplish all that was done during Christís ministry on earth.

When Jesus laid hands on the sick and spoke healing to their bodies, it was really the anointing power and authority of the Father that He employed. When He forgave sins and cast out devils, it was the Lord Himself working through Jesusí words that achieved the desired results. When Christ laid down His own life and bore our sins at the cross, it was the anointing of almighty God that raised Him up from the dead. And, it is the anointing of the resurrected Jesus today that works miracles, signs and wonders in our midst.

Matthew 28:18-20 "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen."

Jesus was absolutely given all power and authority to overcome evil and work mighty miracles during His public ministry. He came to this earth to destroy the works of the devil and He made an open show of Satan with His victory over sin, death and the grave. He defeated all powers and principalities once and for all, and gave dominion over the earth back to men where it belonged. He even took things a step further. He deputized His disciples to walk as He did, so that they could resume His ministry where He left off.

It is possible for every sanctified believer in the Lord, Jesus Christ, to do the works that He did, and even greater works, since He has gone to be with our heavenly Father. We can preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and gather in the full end-time harvest of souls that is needed. We can lay hands on the sick, and they will be healed of all their afflictions. We can cast out demons by the power and authority of almighty God that works in us and through us to set the captives free. The blind will see; the deaf will hear; and the lame will walk, just as they did for Jesus. We will even be able to raise the dead back to life once again, through the operation of His very own Holy Spirit.

If we are willing and obedient, there is nothing that will be impossible to us in the critical days that lie ahead. We are Christís personal ambassadors for the Kingdom of God, and we will take back control over the entire earth as we are destined to do. We will fulfill His divine commission to us and faithfully execute His plan and purpose, even before He returns to set up His millennial rule and reign.

Devoted Disciples

1Thessalonians 1:4-6 "Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:"

We are devoted disciples of Jesus Christ, followers of all that He came to teach us. We believe in His Kingship and walk like He did. We are called and elect of God to follow in the Lordís footsteps all the days of our lives. Our humanity will not get in our way. We have been forgiven of all our sins and sanctified in the truth. We are consecrated and dedicated to do exactly what Christ did, and even greater works, since He has gone to be with the Father.

Others may ridicule us and scorn our decision to follow the Lord, but we will not ever be discouraged. We are dedicated to serving almighty God and ministering to His people as we are destined to do. Nothing will interfere with our commitment to usher heaven itself into this earth realm in the Kingdom of God. We are heavenly minded instead of worldly influenced, and we will be successful in all of our efforts.

We have been imbued with power and authority from on high, so that we can accomplish mighty feats just as Jesus did. We will work miracles, signs and wonders to attest to our faith through His Holy Spirit. All men will look to us for guidance and direction in the days ahead, because our God shows Himself strong on our behalf. We will tear down demonic strongholds that impede our efforts and overcome all evil with good. Nothing will in any way be impossible to us.

John 13:34-35 "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."

All men will know us because of the deep-rooted love we have for almighty God and for one another. We will walk in peace and unity as one, and demonstrate mercy and compassion for the entire human race. We will treat all men with respect and affection, and win many souls to the Kingdom of God through our godly influence. We will emulate our Lord and Savior in everything that we think, say and do.

We will not ever be harsh, critical or judgmental of others. Our role is not to assess menís behavior, but to positively impact their lives for all of eternity. We can only do that by loving them and persuading them to be set free. We will share our faith with power and conviction and win many souls to Christ in the process. The Gospel message will be delivered to every man, woman and child, so everyone who is receptive can be redeemed to eternal life as we have been.

Our God will be glorified in His people. We will perform miracles, signs and wonders to attest to our faith. We will do the works that Jesus did, and even greater works, as He promised us. We will labor together to usher heaven itself into the earth realm and establish Godís way of doing things as the norm. Soon there will be love, peace and unity in all of our lives, even before Jesus Christ returns to set up His rule and reign.

Hebrews 6:11-12 "And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises."

Christís followers will positively impact the entire earth. We will speak to all world leaders and persuade them that peace is in their best interest. There will be no more wars, violence or conflict anywhere. Men will not live in fear of oppression or exploitation any longer. The affluent will share all of their material wealth with those who are less fortunate, so that we can abolish poverty and lack.

Social injustice will soon be a thing of the past. Power, lust and greed will no longer prevail over any of us. There will be no more socio-economic barriers to separate us from one another. We will learn to dwell together as brothers and sisters. All men will have their needs met fairly and equitably. The Lord will work through His people to bring order and stability to all of our lives even before Jesus returns.

We will strive to restore beauty and balance to all of creation. Our valuable resources will be conserved for future generations to enjoy. Plants and animals will no longer risk extinction. Even the climate will be regulated, so there are no more natural catastrophes that cause death and destruction. All adverse forms of environmental pollution will be reversed and the earth will be cleansed of all defilement. Heaven itself will be brought here in the everlasting Kingdom of almighty God.

1Peter 3:13-14 "And who [is] he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy [are ye]: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;"

Nothing will ever deter or detain us. We follow our Master wherever He goes, and we always do His will. We are disciples of Jesus Christ and proud of it. Although we may not be popular with men, we know who we are and whom we serve. Our Lord and Savior works through us to complete His ministry on this earth, and we are His willing bond slaves to righteousness and godliness.

We may experience tests, trials and tribulation, and suffer just as Christ did. However, the Lord will preserve and protect us in everything that we do. He will send hosts of ministering angels to defend us against our enemies and to assist us in serving His people. We will tear down all demonic strongholds that interfere and get in our way, and accomplish mighty feats for Him in the critical days to come.

When Christ returns, He will share His very own honor and glory with us. He will appoint us to be kings and priests. We will assist Him in judging both men and angels. We will teach all men to dwell in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters or be banished from His holy presence. We will enforce godly principles of fairness and justice in the government of almighty God. We will even rule and reign with Jesus Christ over all the nations of this world.

The Anointing On Us

2Corinthians 1:21-22 "Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, [is] God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts."

The Lord knows who He can trust to bring heavenís way of doing things to the earth. He has called us and purged us of all of our sins, so that we can be sacred vessels suited for His purpose. We are redeemed by the Blood of Jesus and devoted to follow His lead and guidance in everything that we think, say and do. We have presented our bodies as living sacrifices, and we will do anything that our Savior requires of us.

We are disciples of Jesus Christ, the beloved sons and daughters of God, and we have divine destinies.

If we are sanctified and consecrated to His holy will, almighty God will anoint us with His very own power and authority to resume Christís ministry before He returns. Nothing will be impossible to us. We will be able to do all the things that Jesus did, and even more, since He has gone to be with His heavenly Father.

The Holy Spirit will operate through us to accomplish mighty feats in Jesusí name. We will preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God with conviction and baptize many souls to eternal life. We will make salvation available to every man, woman and child in every race, tongue and nation. We will heal the sick of all their diseases; cast out demons that hold them in bondage; and even raise the dead back to life again.

John 1:16 "And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace."

Every believer in the Lord, Jesus Christ, has a call of God on his life. We have received of His fullness and all grace abounds unto us to do the exact works that He did. We are destined to do great things in this world. The Lord will imbue us with His very own anointing power and authority to serve Him in these last days. We will be godly role models and share our faith, so many souls are saved to eternal life, just as we ourselves have been.

We will work miracles, signs and wonders in Jesusí name, and change the fate of the entire human race. We will not do anything in our own strength, but through the power of His Holy Spirit that operates in us and through us to accomplish the impossible. We will confront all wickedness and evil that we see and overcome it with good. We will take dominion over any and all demonic strongholds that get in our way, and destroy the kingdom of darkness.

There is an individual anointing that each of us receives, and a corporate anointing that we, as group of believers, experience as a whole. We are strengthened exponentially when we all walk together in love and unity. Our combined effectiveness is greater than that which we have as individuals. It is critical that we maintain contact with those of like precious faith and encourage one another to serve the Lord as a group.

The followers of Jesus Christ will glorify Him in ways that we only dreamed that we could. We will challenge all men to abide by righteous standards of fairness and equality in their dealings with others. We will persuade the affluent to share all of their resources with others, so that there is no more poverty and lack. We will bring peace, order and stability to all of our affairs and prepare the way for Christís return. We will usher heaven itself into the earth realm if we are patient and persistent.

1Peter 4:10-11 "As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, [let him speak] as the oracles of God; if any man minister, [let him do it] as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen."

Believers have received precious spiritual gifts to share with others. We will minister as the Lord leads us and speak His Word to all those who are receptive. We will tell every man, woman and child how much God loves them and desires their fellowship. We will lead many souls to repentance through our godly example and personal testimony. We will make eternal life available to everyone who desires it. The Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached throughout the entire earth.

The Lord will work through us to minister to His people in love, mercy and compassion. We will lay hands on the sick and see them recover. The blind will see; the deaf will hear; and the lame will walk. We will bind satanic operations and cast demons out of everyone that is held in bondage to sin and evil. We will even be able to raise the dead back to life once again, just as Jesus did during His public ministry.

God will be glorified in us, as we prepare the entire earth for the Kingdom of God to be ushered in. We will teach all men to dwell in love and unity as brothers and sisters. There will finally be peace, order and stability in all of our lives. We will speak to all of creation and see it restored to its original beauty and balance. There will be no more death and destruction, nothing that ever pollutes or contaminates anywhere. The entire world will be refreshed and renewed.

1John 2:27-29 "But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him."

We must stay very close to the Lord in the critical days to come. He wants us to be totally sanctified and fully consecrated to His plan and purpose. We should follow all of the commandments and walk just as Jesus did when He was in this world. He is our role model for righteousness and godliness. We cannot ever slack off or become proud and arrogant. Then the Lord will not be able to use us if we are puffed up and self-absorbed.

No man will have to teach us Godís ways or instruct us in the intricacies of divine service. The anointing of the Holy Spirit that continually abides in us, teaches us all that we need to know. We need not fear that we will miss out on His words or neglect to do anything that He asks of us. The Lord will lead and guide us every step of the way, so we can partner with Him to bring heaven to this earth.

It is vital that we remain connected to one another in love and unity, and function as a group of believers to accomplish mighty feats in Jesusí name. The Lord will bless our efforts to work with Him and to cooperate with one another. He wants us to find the ties that bind us together, rather than succumb to sectarianism or doctrinal disputes that only weaken our resolve and dilute our effectiveness as a whole. Strife and division should not even be named among us.

We will establish the government of almighty God on this earth, just as it is in heaven, and warn every man, woman and child of the pending judgment. We will make certain that they realize that the time is short. We will usher in the Kingdom of God, and prepare the hearts of all mankind to receive Jesus Christ as their King. Those who are righteous and obedient will be blessed for all eternity, but those who are stubborn and rebellious will be forever condemned.

The Body of Christ

Ephesians 1:18-23 "The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what [is] the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [places], Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all [things] under his feet, and gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all."

Jesus Christ actually dwells in each and every believer. He was the firstborn of many brethren, the Bible tells us. We are filled with all of His fullness and empowered by His very own Holy Spirit. We need to develop an awareness of just how important we are to the Lord. We are sons and daughters of almighty God by faith and we should imitate Jesus in everything that we say and do, so that He can manifest His omnipotent glory through us.

Our role is to establish Godís perfect will on the earth as it is in heaven. We should take dominion over all wickedness and evil and overcome it with good. We will demonstrate the infinite love, mercy and compassion that the Lord has for His people. We will explain how much He desires a personal relationship with them. We will offer freedom from bondage and oppression. We will urge all of mankind to repent and accept Jesus as Lord, so that no one perishes.

We are the actual Body of Christ on this earth. We serve as His hands, feet and voice to all of humanity, even though He is not with us in the flesh. We are sanctified, consecrated and empowered to walk just as He did, and we will take back the entire earth for our Lord and Savior. We will preach the good news of the Kingdom of God, and baptize countless numbers of souls to eternal life.

1Corinthians 12:12-14 "For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many."

There are many members of the Body of Christ on this earth. The Body is one, but there are multiple components to it. We are all baptized into one Holy Spirit. Every man, woman and child who believes in the Lord, Jesus Christ, is capable of following Him into divine service. All that is required is a willing heart and a yielded lifestyle. The Lord wants us to present our bodies as living sacrifices and submit ourselves to Him, so that we can help others.

There is so very much that needs to be done in the critical days that lie ahead before Christ returns. He has commissioned all of us to resume His ministry where He left off. However, not everyone is interested in serving Him. Some people are distracted by the cares of this life, while others feel unworthy. Still others believe that Christ is coming soon to rapture us out of here, before things get any worse. Many are caught up in fear, doubt and unbelief.

Regardless of our excuses, the Lord will still be able to operate through a group of staunch believers who are fully devoted to Him and eager to serve His people. He will empower us to bring heaven itself to this earth realm in the Kingdom of God. We will share our faith with enthusiasm and see many souls gathered in the end-time harvest. We will baptize all those who are receptive to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and impact the fate of the entire human race.

We will have a deep compassion for those who are still lost in their sins and do all that we can to bring them to the light of Christ, so that they can be set free once and for all. We will not count the cost to us in personal time and effort spent on serving the Lord and His people. We will demonstrate unselfish love, faithfulness and devotion to others, just as Jesus Himself did when He walked among us. We will glorify our Lord and Savior in everything that we say and do.

Ephesians 4:11-12 "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:"

The Lord gave great gifts to men when He established His Body on this earth. Some are apostles and start church families that minister to His people. Others are prophets who share deep insight into the Word of God. Others are evangelists who tirelessly preach the Gospel of peace. Still others are pastors and teachers who shepherd the flock and edify people, so that we can all reach the full stature of Jesus Christ.

We are all equally important to the Lordís plan and purpose. None of us can go it alone and hope to be all things to all men. We vitally need one another and we should work cooperatively to establish the Kingdom of God on earth, just as it is in heaven. The Lord wants us to dwell in love, peace and unity, so that others will look to us for guidance and direction in the days that lie ahead. It is important that we act as godly role models and always walk in love, so all mankind will know that we are called of God.

Christians have a unique responsibility to share what we have with others. We are privileged to receive Godís grace, or unmerited favor, in all that we do. The Lord wants us to demonstrate His love, mercy and compassion for all those who are still lost in sin. Our lives should be testimonies to His power and glory.

1Corinthians 12:18-20 "But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where [were] the body? But now [are they] many members, yet but one body."

Almighty God will work through us to reach all of mankind. He will change the fate of the entire human race through a people who are so committed to Him that they love not their own lives. We will sacrifice everything that we have to be of service to the Lord and to His people. We will share our faith and walk in miracles, signs and wonders, just as Christ Himself once did.

Besides preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations, we will heal the sick of all their afflictions. The blind will see; the deaf will hear; and the lame will walk. We will cast out demons that hold others in bondage to sin and evil. We will even raise the dead back to life once again through the power of the Holy Spirit that works through us. Nothing will be impossible to us if we are willing and obedient.

The Body of Christ is multi-talented and extraordinarily gifted. We will serve as political statesmen and personal ambassadors for the Kingdom of God. We will challenge all world leaders to establish godly principles of fairness, justice and equality in all their dealings with one another. There will be no more wars, violence and conflict, no oppression or exploitation of anyone ever again. Peace on earth will no longer elude any of us.

We will persuade all human beings to share their valuable resources with those who are less fortunate. No one will lack any of their basic needs. We will work together cooperatively, so there is no more famine, plague and pestilence. Poverty and lack will be abolished off the face of the earth. We will teach all men to dwell together in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters. Godís way of doing things will ultimately prevail as the norm in all of our personal affairs.

1Corinthians 12:25-27 "That there should be no schism in the body; but [that] the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular."

We will be a people after the Lordís very own heart. He will be proud of the fact that we walk in love and unity to accomplish such mighty feats in His name. Each of us will esteem others as more valuable than ourselves. There will be no strife and division among us for any reason. If one of us suffers, we will all feel the stress. If one of us rejoices, we will all be exalted. We will be so tightly knit together that nothing will be able to penetrate our forces.

The Body of Christ will work diligently and cooperatively to usher in the Kingdom of God and witness dramatic changes occur throughout the entire earth. We will encourage and exhort all men to seek the Lord and believe in Jesus Christ, so that they can be saved to eternal life with all of its many blessings. No righteous man, woman or child will ever be left behind.

Our Lord and Savior will soon be able to return to us to set up His millennial rule and reign. He will share His very own honor and glory with His Body and appoint us to be kings and priests of almighty God. We will judge both men and angels and enforce the Kingdom principles of fairness, equality and justice in the government of almighty God on earth, as we rule and reign with Jesus Himself.

Same Spirit But Different Gifts

Galatians 5:22-25 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit."

Members of the Body of Christ have all been baptized with the same Holy Spirit of almighty God. We are unique creatures who have been imbued with divine power and authority to serve the Lord and His people. We exhibit godly characteristics and attributes. We are filled with faith, peace and joy. We are meek and temperate, gentle, good and longsuffering in all of our personal dealings with others.

We walk humbly before God and are infinitely patient and considerate. We are never harsh or critical. We do not judge anyone, because we know that we have all fallen short of Godís glory. We simply share our faith and act as righteous role models for those who are still caught up in sin, darkness and deception, in hope that they will see the light and be drawn to the love of almighty God before it is too late.

Our strength lies in the fact that we walk in the Holy Spirit instead of our flesh, and imitate our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in everything that we think, say and do. We follow the Lamb wherever He takes us and overcome all evil with good. We are strong in the Lord and the power of His might. He works through us to demonstrate His infinite love, mercy and compassion for all of mankind.

1Corinthians 12:7-11 "But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another [divers] kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will."

There is only one Holy Spirit, but many different manifestations of His gifts. Members of the Body of Christ may employ all of them at one time or another. To some are granted words of wisdom or words of knowledge to share with others. Some are given the gifts of prophecy or healing. Still others have enhanced faith. Some work miracles, while many of us have the gift of tongues or their interpretation.

The Lord distributes His spiritual gifts to each and every one of us at will, according to His own plan and purpose. Some of us are blessed to receive more than one spiritual manifestation at any given time, while others exclusively serve in just one capacity. Our gifts are unique and different, but they are not meant to be kept to ourselves. We should share what we have been given with other believers and the unsaved. The Lord wants to bless His people and we are His sacred vessels to do just that.

The Holy Spirit wants to touch as many lives as possible, so it is critical that we be bold and demonstrate what we have been given by the Lord. The gift of tongues is a special sign to unbelievers, and prophecy is vital to give us all hope and confidence for our future. As the days progress, we will walk in miracles, signs and wonders to attest to our faith, and to get the attention of men in this world before it is too late. The Lord will show Himself strong in us and display His magnificence for all eyes to see.

Hebrews 2:3-4 "How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard [him]; God also bearing [them] witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?"

We cannot ever take our salvation for granted. We have been given a great gift through the Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He has saved the entire human race and we need to share that good news with every man, woman and child who is receptive to it. The Body of Christ will preach the Gospel and baptize countless numbers of souls in the end-time harvest. Those of every race, tongue and nation will have an equal opportunity to hear the truth. We will not be hindered or silenced. We will do anything and everything that the Lord directs us to do in His name.

The fate of the entire human race will be impacted and our future will be bright and promising as a result. We will usher the Kingdom of God into the earth in all that we do. Every word we speak, every act we perform, will glorify God and assist Him in bringing redemption to all of mankind.

Every member of the Body of Christ has to be ready and willing to act in any capacity that the Lord requires of us. Jesus Christ will empower and equip us to serve Him and His people in ways that we had only dreamed were possible. We will confront all evil that we see and overcome it with good. The world and everyone in it will be positively influenced by our efforts.

1Corinthians 12:27-28 "Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues."

If we have sanctified ourselves of all known sin and fully committed our lives to serving the Lord, we are eligible to be members of the Body of Christ. Because we are willing and obedient, we will be given great, supernatural gifts with which to minister to others. We will not have to labor to serve. The Lord will work through us in each and every instance. He will imbue us with divine power and authority so we can represent Him to the entire human race.

Some of us will be called as apostles, while others will be prophets. Some will teach the Word and share the truth with believers and unbelievers alike. Other individuals will work miracles to attest to our faith. Some will be healers or helpers, while still others will have the gifts of government or diversity of tongues. All of us will evangelize, as the Lord arranges our personal contacts.

It is imperative that each of us work cooperatively with other members in the Body of Christ. We can accomplish a great deal more by pulling together, rather than by going it alone. There should be no strife and division among us. We are all equally important to the Lordís eternal redemption plan for mankind. It is vital to remember that our love for one another is what sets us apart and ultimately makes us more successful in accomplishing our goals.

Romans 12:5-8 "So we, [being] many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, [let us wait] on [our] ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, [let him do it] with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness."

If we are to be godly role models and effective in all that we assigned to do, we will have to walk in love and unity as never before, and wait on God for His guidance and direction. He will always tell us what to do and how to do it. He does not simply order us around, but He equips us individually to be a perfect part of the harmonious whole. The key to our effectiveness is faith and patience.

We should trust the Lord and build one another up, so that we can operate in our own spiritual gifts and complement the entire Bodyís efforts. If something happens to one of us, it impacts all of us. It is critical that we pray for one another, and exhort each other to be diligent and persistent in manifesting our gifts and callings. We desperately need one another to be successful.

Each of us has a specific calling that dovetails with our divine destiny. That calling may change from time to time, depending on what the Lord has us do on His behalf. It will never be more than we are capable of handling. Almighty God will bring angelic and human assistance to our side whenever it is needed. So too, He will be with us Himself in everything that He directs us to do, so that only He is glorified.

United As One

Ephesians 4:30-32 "And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

With privilege comes corresponding responsibility. We cannot allow our egos to get in the way of the will of God. We must always walk in love and unity as a group of believers. We should not permit strife and division of any kind to separate us. Now, more than ever, we have to eliminate all doctrinal disputes and forego all sectarianism that divides us from one another in the Body of Christ. We have a sacred charge that we have been given and that should take preeminence with us.

We must demonstrate the Lordís love, mercy and compassion for all of mankind before it is too late for them to repent and be saved to eternal life. Soon there will be no more second chances given to anyone. Time is of the essence, and we cannot slack off in serving God and His people or there will be serious consequence to many lives.

It is vital that we step out in faith and share what we believe with others. We need to lead by example and walk in love wherever possible. We cannot be caught up in border skirmishes, when the main battle is a cosmic conflict of good versus evil. We must not lay blame or condemn one another. Satan, the enemy of our souls, is responsible for the sin and darkness that is converging on this earth.

1Corinthians 1:10 "Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and [that] there be no divisions among you; but [that] ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment."

It is still not too late to repent and change our way of thinking. We can decide how and where we will spend all of eternity if we act now. Redemption is available to each and every one of us, regardless of who we are or how badly we may have sinned in the past. We can experience hope and confidence for our future or be in constant fear of divine retribution. The solution is really quite simple. Believe in Jesus Christ and what He taught us, or go to perdition.

The entire human race runs the risk of permanent extinction. Strife and division will be our undoing and lead to our demise. All men must learn to be generous and kind, and share what we have with those who are less fortunate. We need to employ godly standards of fairness, equality and justice in all of our dealings with one another. We cannot allow our individual differences to ever segregate us.

There is strength in numbers and the more of us that are likeminded, the greater will be the power that is available to overcome evil with good. If we are united as a Body, the Lord can effectively work through us to accomplish great feats. He will empower us to take back the entire earth for His everlasting Kingdom.

We are His personal ambassadors for peace in a dark and troubled world and our efforts are critical to His plan and purpose.

We have to join forces and come against all wickedness and evil by overcoming it with good. We must share our faith with a holy boldness that conveys a sense of urgency to those around us. The days are short and there is a global judgment coming on all of us. We should teach all men to love the Lord and love one another. It is only by faith and love that we will be saved from the wrath that is coming on disobedience.

Romans 16:17-20 "Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. For your obedience is come abroad unto all [men]. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you. Amen."

Believers have an obligation to share the truth with those who are struggling against their bondage to sin. We cannot just sit back and let people suffer when they run the risk of eternal condemnation. We should be godly role models and lead them to the light of Christ. The Gospel will set them free to be all that God has intended for them. It will save their lives and give them hope for the future.

We must expose the works of darkness and avoid those who would bring senseless controversy into our midst. We cannot be involved with demonic lies and deception. We know the truth; it has been made readily available to each and every one of us. God is love and He wants us walking in love towards Him and one another. We should be wise concerning what is good and avoid evil. We must learn to live together as brothers and sisters and share all that we have with one another.

The Lord will empower us to overcome all wickedness by the Blood of Jesus Christ and the words of our testimony. The devil will be crushed underneath our feet if we are diligent to fight the good fight of faith.

We must bind all his efforts and loose blessings for ourselves and for others. Satan does not stand a chance of ruining any of our lives if we remain focused on the Lord and walking in love, as we have been taught.

1Peter 3:8-9 "Finally, [be ye] all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, [be] pitiful, [be] courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing."

We must all learn to dwell together as brothers and sisters in love, peace and unity. Wars, violence or conflict of any kind interfere with all the good that God has planned for us. He will not grant us any of His blessings unless we are willing and obedient to walk in His ways. We must love Him and love one another without compromise. We will not receive our inheritance if we are in any strife. God is love and He insists that we adopt His ways as our own.

While we know that there are differences in what we all believe, we must work to reach common ground for agreement and find the ties that bind us all together. Our real enemy is not flesh and blood. He has a name that makes us shudder, but he is already a defeated foe. Jesus Christ came to destroy all of the works of Satan and to give dominion over the earth back to mankind where it belongs.

None of us have to settle for the lies, pain and heartache that we have experienced in the past. We do not have to be overcome by evil in any way. We can choose to believe the truth and walk in total victory over the world, our flesh and the devil, just as Jesus taught us to do. We have a great and awesome God who has made special plans for our future. He wants to bring heaven to this earth in the Kingdom of God, and make eternal life available to one and all who are receptive to it.

All those who are righteous and obedient will dwell in a literal paradise. We will have all of our needs met in abundance even before we ask. The Lord will take vengeance on all of our enemies and restore all that was stolen from us. He will change our mortal bodies so that we never get sick and die. He will make sure that we are safe from all harm, and we will thrive in His holy presence for all of eternity.

 

 

Chapter 6 Ė Bringing Heaven To Earth

Isaiah 43:10-11 "Ye [are] my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I [am] he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, [even] I, [am] the LORD; and beside me [there is] no saviour."

The Lordís eternal redemption plan for all of mankind involves bringing heaven itself to this earth realm in the everlasting Kingdom of almighty God. It is His heartfelt desire to gather all of the faithful to Himself forever more. Our God will actually come here and dwell with His people, but He requires that they sanctify and prepare themselves first. They need redemption from all sin and sincere, contrite hearts before they can personally relate to Him.

Our specific role is to partner with the Lord to make salvation available to the entire human race. Jesus Christ died for each and every one of us. That is the good news that so many have been waiting to hear. We should share our faith with power and conviction, and offer the gift of eternal life to every man, woman and child in every race, tongue and nation in this world before it is too late. At some point in time, there will be no second chances give to anyone.

We ought to tell everyone that we meet that the Lord loves them and desires their fellowship. It is not His will that anyone perish in ignorance and rebellion. He wants to be reconciled with all of mankind, and provide for all our needs in abundance like any loving father would do. That will not be possible unless we repent from the heart and accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior.

When we do that, Jesus comes to dwell in our hearts and manifest His presence in us. There is no other way to be saved. We become brand new creatures in Him. Our sins are no longer imputed to us in any way, and we are restored to right standing with God. He regards us as His very own sons and daughters. We are actually seated with Christ in heavenly places at the right hand of God Himself. We can inherit all of the many promises for righteousness that Jesus has provided for us with His suffering and death.

2Thessalonians 2:15-17 "Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given [us] everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work."

We now have real hope and confidence for our future. There is no more separation between God and man. We are saved by grace and direct heirs to the Kingdom of God. Soon the Lord will come and gather us to Himself for all eternity. We will dwell in His awesome presence and have all of our needs met in abundance, even before we ask Him. He will take vengeance on all our enemies and protect us from harm. He will restore all that has been taken from us and vindicate our cause before both men and angels.

The Lord wants every single believer in Jesus Christ to share their faith, so that no one is left behind. He will empower and equip us to serve His people in ways that we may not have even thought were possible. We will demonstrate His very own love, mercy and compassion for the entire human race. He will reach out to everyone through our efforts, so the full number of souls can be gathered in to the Kingdom of God.

Everyone whose name is written in the Lambís Book of Life is predestined to obtain salvation. Until every individual is actually called and converted, we will have to be diligent to speak the truth despite any resistance that we may incur. Nobody can be redeemed unless we make the good news of Jesus Christ available to them. The Lord will arrange all of our personal contacts so that every man, woman and child can hear the Gospel and have an equal opportunity to be saved to eternal life.

Mark 16:15-19 "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."

Jesus Christ gave His followers a divine commission. We are to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God to all the nations in this world. Those who believe the truth will be saved to eternal life, but those who may reject it will be eternally condemned.

The only path to the Father is through faith in the Son. We must all sincerely repent of our sins and be baptized in Jesusí holy name in order to be at peace with God. When we do, all things become possible for us. We are no longer just sinners saved by grace; we are sons and daughters with extraordinary gifts and privileges. We are chosen and elect to be Godís personal representatives to all of mankind.

We are known as the Body of Christ, and we will walk in miracles, signs and wonders in these critical days that lie ahead. We will be filled with the Holy Spirit and speak in new tongues. We will lay hands on the sick and they will all recover. We will cast out demons that hold men in bondage to sin and evil, and even raise the dead back to life once again. Nothing will in any way harm us; we will have supernatural protection from all evil.

The Lord will assign legions of ministering angels to assist us in all of our efforts. We will be given the keys to the Kingdom of almighty God. They are voice-activated and powerful for releasing blessings and for removing curses. When we pray in agreement, we can achieve anything together. If we continually work in cooperation with one another, we will be able to accomplish mighty feats for the Lord and impact the fate of the entire human race in the critical days to come.

We will usher heaven itself into this earth realm and establish Godís way of doing things as the norm. We will overcome all evil with good and destroy any demonic strongholds that get in our way. There will finally be peace, order and stability in all our lives. We will warn men of the pending judgment and teach them how to dwell in love and unity together as brothers and sisters.

Romans 8:26-28 "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what [is] the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to [the will of] God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose."

Everything that we do will be done by the power of the Holy Spirit of almighty God, as it works in us and through us to reach others. The Holy Spirit will help us in our weakness and give us strength to do all that the Lord requires of us. We will be empowered and equipped to do all that is necessary to usher in the Kingdom of God, and to prepare the hearts of all mankind to receive Christ as their King. Nothing will in any way be impossible to us.

We will confront all world leaders and challenge them to adopt godly principles in their dealings with their constituents. There will be no more wars, violence or conflict, no more oppression or exploitation of one man over another. Social injustice will become a thing of the past. Poverty and lack will no longer plague any of us, if we learn to share all our valuable resources with those who are less fortunate.

All of creation is waiting for the revealing of the sons of God to restore it to its original beauty and balance.

We will make certain that the earth is cleansed of all defilement. We will speak Godís Word and command all plants and animals to be in perfect harmony with one another. We will even regulate the climate to be temperate and predictable, so there are no more natural disasters or environmental pollution.

Zechariah 3:7 "Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by."

If we are willing and obedient, we will bring heaven itself to this earth realm, as the Lord plans and purposes. We will make certain that there is nothing left to defile either God or man. The Lord will imbue us with such power and authority that all of creation will acquiesce to our commands. We will decree and declare Godís way of doing things in all of our personal affairs. There will finally be peace, order and stability in our lives.

The entire earth will be prepared for Christís return to set up His millennial rule and reign. The Lord will judge all men and even angels to determine who will spend all of eternity with Him. The righteous will be gathered into the Kingdom of God, while all wrongdoers will be banished to the unquenchable lake of fire.

Our Savior, Jesus Christ, will be pleased with all of our efforts and generously reward us for our faithful service to Him and His people. He will supply all of our needs and protect us from all harm. He will share His very own honor and glory with us. We will be appointed kings and priests of almighty God, so that we can rule and reign with Him over all the nations of this world.

The Kingdom of God will be a literal paradise on this earth for all of the faithful. We will teach people how to dwell together in love and unity as brothers and sisters. There will no longer be a separation between God and man ever again. The Lord will bless us beyond our wildest imaginings. We will have peace and prosperity, safety and security, healthy and longevity, joy and freedom for all of eternity in the awesome presence of almighty God Himself.

The Jesus Ministry

Romans 8:29-30 "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified."

We have been called from the very foundation of the world for such a time as this. The Lord has a specific purpose for our lives that encompasses all of eternity. We have been conformed to the very image of His Son, Jesus Christ, and justified of all of our sins. We will also be glorified with our Lord and Savior, as we resume His ministry before He returns to set up His millennial rule and reign in the Kingdom of God.

There is much to be done before heaven itself can be brought to this earth realm, and few who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice that is necessary to see that accomplished. Only a remnant of Jesusí disciples will consecrate and dedicate all of their efforts to serving the Lord. We are known as the Body of Christ, and we have a sacred charge to rescue all those who are still lost in sin, darkness and deception, before it is too late. We must reach the entire human race with the Gospel of peace so that all men have an equal opportunity to be saved to eternal life.

It will be vital that we work together to usher in the Kingdom of almighty God to this earth. We can accomplish mighty feats in Jesusí name, if we cooperate with one another and join forces for our common good. We must prepare the hearts of all men to receive Christ as their King and establish peace, order and stability in all of our lives. Everything that we do will be by the power of the Holy Spirit that works in us and through us to bring Godís express will to pass.

Luke 4:18-19 "The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord."

We are members of the royal household of almighty God, His very own sons and daughters. He has great plans for our lives. We will bring heaven to this earth and gather in the full, end-time harvest of souls that is necessary. We have been granted a divine anointing, just like Jesus Christ Himself had. We will do the very works that He once did, and even greater works, since He has gone to be with His Father. We will walk in supernatural miracles, signs and wonders to attest to our faith.

The Lord wants to partner with us to deliver all of mankind from death and destruction. It is not His desire that anyone perish in their sins for lack of knowledge. We will preach the Gospel to all the nations of the world. No righteous man, woman or child will ever be left behind. Everyone whose name is written in the Lambís Book of Life will soon be called and converted. We will baptize countless numbers of souls to eternal life in Jesusí holy name.

We will give every human being hope and confidence for their future. If they believe the truth and accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, they will be saved. We will heal the sick of all their afflictions and set the captives free. We will tear down all demonic strongholds that hold others in bondage to sin and evil. We will even raise the dead back to life once again.

The Kingdom of God will be advanced all over this earth. Men will learn to dwell in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters and share all of their valuable resources with one another. There will be order and stability in all of creation, as we take back our dominion over all plants and animals. We will even regulate the climate, so that there are no more natural disasters or environmental pollution anywhere. The earth will be fully prepared for Jesus Christ to return to rule and reign.

Matthew 18:18-20 "Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."

Man is a speaking spirit created in the very image and likeness of almighty God Himself. With words He created the entire universe out of nothing. The words that we speak also hold both creative and destructive power. They are vital to what we would like to see manifest in our environment. It is very important that we seek God and think carefully, before we ever open our mouths to speak. Our words will definitely impact our future and determine our fate.

We have been given the keys to the Kingdom of God. They are voice-activated and powerful for tearing down demonic strongholds and releasing blessings to all of mankind. Whatever we bind on this earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever we loose on earth shall indeed come to pass. If any two or more of us agree in prayer, what we request will be given to us by our heavenly Father. He will withhold no good thing from His people.

It will be critical that we speak only what the Lord would have us say in any given situation. We cannot be frivolous with our words or we could cause serious damage. Jesus said that by our words we will either be justified or condemned. One day we will each have to give an accounting for everything that we have said. We need to earnestly pray and hear from God before we decree and declare anything. That will be the secret to our overall success.

1Peter 4:10-11 "As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, [let him speak] as the oracles of God; if any man minister, [let him do it] as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen."

It is a great honor to be able to speak Godís words. They are mighty for tearing down strongholds and establishing the Kingdom of God on the earth. The Lord only entrusts that anointing to those who are mature and self-disciplined for its use. It takes patience and practice to be able to speak the will of God, just as He does in His Word. We will have to pay careful attention to Godís lead and guidance and then say what He tells us to say.

Each of us has a different calling in the Body of Christ. Some will be evangelists, teachers or pastors; others are prophets and healers. A few will be political activists who rid the earth of wars, violence and conflict. Some will be health workers and research scientists who make major breakthroughs to improve all our lives. Still others will be environmental experts who cleanse this planet of all defilement. There will also be business professionals who work to stimulate our economy and make certain that all men have their basic needs met in abundance. Many will have strong personal commitments that stimulate growth and expansion in the Kingdom of God.

Whatever we are called to do, we must do it enthusiastically as unto the Lord Himself. The Holy Spirit of God will work in us and through us to minister to the people, just as Jesus Christ once did. We will demonstrate the Lordís infinite love, mercy and compassion to a dark and dying world, if we are willing and obedient to do anything that is required of us. Our God will fully empower and equip us to serve others to perfection.

We will glorify our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and usher heaven itself into this earth realm. There will finally be peace, order and stability in our lives. There will be no needless death and destruction, no more poverty and lack, no oppression and exploitation of one man over another. We will make certain all men learn to dwell together as brothers and sisters, and prepare their hearts to receive Christ as their King. The Kingdom of God will be advanced all over this earth.

Tests, Trials And Tribulation

1Peter 5:8-10 "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle [you]."

Things are growing increasingly dangerous all around us. There is a cosmic battle of good versus evil of huge proportion that is being warred in the heavenlies. Its fallout is reaching the earth. We are persecuted with a vengeance, and it will be vital that we band together and assert our faith as never before. There is strength in numbers and our love and unity will be critically important if we are to survive until Christ returns to us. We are in tribulation and we cannot be involved in petty border skirmishes with one another.

Our brothers and sisters throughout the world are being tried and tested. Evil runs rampant, but our God is still in charge. He will sovereignly move to protect and defend us against all demonic offensives. He will defend our cause Himself, but He also expects us to rise up. We may suffer temporarily, but the Lord will ultimately prevail and make certain that we have safety and security. He will assign legions of ministering and avenging angels to attend to all of our needs.

Godís people will be pushed to the very limit. We will have to be vigilant because our adversary, the devil, is angry that his days are short. He will do all that he can to oppress and attack us, so that we cannot gain ground. We cannot be ignorant of his devices and still be victorious. We will have to seek the Lord and rely on Him to lead and guide us. If we remain strong and courageous, willing and obedient, patient and persistent, we will reap great rewards.

Acts 14:22 "Confirming the souls of the disciples, [and] exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God."

It will eventually become very dark and dismal on this earth in the critical days to come. Godís people will have tests, trials and tribulation as never before. We will arise and shine with the glory of God, but it will not be easy for us. Men in this world will hate us because of who we are and whom we serve. Their love will grow cold and they will not relent in their wicked ways. They will resist all of our efforts to minister to them even though the time is short.

There will be a remnant that is still open to the Gospel truth. We will share our faith with a holy boldness and contend for what we believe. Many souls will be gathered in the end-time harvest. We will preach the good news of the Kingdom of God until the full number has been called in. We will confront all of the wickedness and evil that we see and overcome it with good.

No righteous man, woman or child will be left behind. We will make eternal life available to all those who are receptive. If they repent of all of their sins and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, they will inherit the Kingdom of almighty God. Those who reject the truth will ultimately go to perdition. Soon there will be no more second chances that are given to men or to angels. The Lord will judge each of us by His perfect, impeccable standards. No one will escape His scrutiny. His judgment will be final and permanent.

2Thessalonians 1:3-5 "We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:[Which is] a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:"

The Lord is drawing a line in the sand that no one can cross. He expects us to decide now where we will spend all of eternity and act accordingly. We must be certain that we are in right standing with almighty God and be totally obedient to do what He commands us to do. He will not tolerate compromise in any of us. We must be devoted followers of Jesus Christ regardless of persecution. The real test of our faith lies in our ability to be patient and persistent.

If we are sincere, our faith will continue to grow in the face of tribulation. We will remain steadfast and courageous despite the resistance that we encounter. We will be found worthy of the Kingdom of God in what we are called on to endure. We will present our bodies as living sacrifices to serve the Lord and His people, as we are destined to do, by bringing heaven itself to this earth realm. We will occupy until the Lord comes, and glorify His holy name in all that we say and do.

We will be humble and patient with all those we meet and try to persuade every man, woman and child to repent of their sins and accept the truth. Many will scorn and ridicule us for our zeal, but if they accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, they will be saved to eternal life. Those who refuse so great a salvation will be eternally condemned. There is no middle ground possible for anyone.

1Peter 1:5-8 "Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:"

We are approaching a time of great tribulation, the likes of which no man can imagine. Christ warned us many thousands of years ago, that we would suffer for our faith. We will have to cling to the Lord as never before, and trust Him for protection. If we focus on Him we will be able to make it through anything that man or devil throws at us. The Lord has promised to be with us always; He will never leave or forsake us. We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus, and we should rejoice in that fact.

Those of us who serve Him may struggle for awhile, but we will have a sure reward. Almighty God will preserve us holy and blameless until the coming of our Lord and Savior. We may be tried and tested with fire, but we will only emerge stronger and more determined. We will fight the good fight of faith and win may souls to eternal life in the process. Everything we do will be by the power of the Holy Spirit of God.

Very soon now, Christ will return to right all wrongs and level all playing fields. He has vengeance in His heart to destroy all of His enemies. He will not permit anything to harm His people ever again. He will vindicate our cause and banish Satan and all of his minions to the bottomless pit. All evildoers who refuse to repent will be cast into the unquenchable lake of fire where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Only those who have been faithful will dwell in His awesome presence.

Overcomers

1John 5:4-5 "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?"

As soon as we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, we have an edge over those who are still lost in sin and darkness. We are brand new creatures in Christ and our sins are no longer imputed to us ever again. Our past is forgotten and we have a bright future. The Blood of Jesus continually cleanses us of all sin Ė past, present and future. We are able to overcome the world, our flesh and the devil by faith.

We also become the adopted sons and daughters of God. We are joint-heirs with Jesus to all of the promises for righteousness. We are actually seated with Him in heavenly places at the right hand of almighty God Himself. We can approach the throne of grace without fear, shame or condemnation and know, for a fact, that all our prayers and petitions are immediately heard.

There is no good thing that the Lord will ever withhold from His children. He always has only our best interest in mind. He wants to lavish us with His grace, and provide all of our needs in abundance to the overflow. The Lord will never leave or forsake us. He will make certain that we are protected from all harm and that all of our enemies are defeated before our very eyes.

Our Creator has great things planned for our lives. We have divine destinies to fulfill. We will take back the entire earth from Satan, the enemy of our souls, and usher in the everlasting Kingdom of God. Nothing will be impossible to us. We will operate under the power of the Holy Spirit of God. We will eliminate all of the darkness and establish peace, order and stability in our lives. We will be more than conquerors through Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:35-37 "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us."

Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is raising up a people who will be invincible in the critical days to come. We will be a cut above some believers who are content to merely sit back and wait for others do all of the work. We are the Body of Christ Himself Ė His very own hands, feet and voice on this earth Ė and we will accomplish mighty feats in Jesusí name even before He returns to set up His millennial rule and reign. All men will soon look to us for guidance and direction.

Our total focus will be on bringing heaven to this earth in the Kingdom of almighty God. We will not get caught up in doctrinal disputes, personality clashes, strife and division or any border skirmishes with the enemy. We will be single minded in all of our efforts, and share the truth with power and conviction. We will preach the Gospel of peace and save many souls to eternal life, as the Lord intends for us to do. We will fulfill our divine destinies and usher in the Kingdom of God.

We may meet with a great deal of resistance, but we will be victorious over all of the works of the devil. We will demonstrate the Lordís infinite love, mercy and compassion for His people. We will heal the sick of all their afflictions; cast out demons that hold men in bondage to their sin; and even raise the dead back to life once again. We will confront all wickedness and evil that we see and overcome it with good. Nothing will in any way be impossible to us.

Revelation 12:10-11 "And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death."

We will tear down all demonic strongholds that get in our way or interfere with our divine destinies to serve our Lord and Savior. We will overcome Satan by the Blood of Jesus Christ and the very words that we speak. We will bind all of his efforts to oppress Godís people and render him a defeated foe. Nothing will deter or detain us from ushering in the Kingdom of almighty God.

There will ultimately be peace, order and stability in all of our lives. Wars, violence and conflict will not even be mentioned among us. We will eliminate all poverty and lack by persuading men of affluence to share all of their valuable resources with one another. Social injustice will be a thing of the past and all men will learn to dwell together in love and unity as brothers and sisters or be banished from our midst.

We will bring beauty and balance back to all of creation. There will be no more death and destruction that cause us to fear the unknown. Plants and animals will be in perfect harmony with one another and subject to man once again, just as they once were in the Garden of Eden. The climate will be regulated to be temperate and predictable. Natural disasters and environmental pollution will be abolished, as we cleanse this world of all its defilement.

The Kingdom of God will literally be heaven on this earth and His way of doing things will eventually prevail. Jesus Christ will soon be free to return to set up His millennial rule and reign. He will find His Body hard at work maintaining what they have accomplished in His name. He will be immensely pleased with us and share His very own honor and glory with all of His faithful disciples. We will have generous rewards for all of our efforts on His behalf.

Revelation 21:7-8 "He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."

The Lord is not returning as a meek and mild Lamb of God this time. He has vengeance in His heart to destroy all the ungodly and their ungodliness off the face of this earth. There will be no more wickedness and evil that defiles either God or man. Light always overcomes darkness, and Christ will eradicate all that is dark in His glorious light. There will be nothing that remains hidden and covert. He will expose all wickedness and evil for what it is.

He will judge all men, and even angels, to determine their fate. He will gather all of His faithful followers to Himself for all of eternity. He will cast Satan and all his minions into the bottomless pit, so that they can do no more harm to His people. Jesus Christ will banish all wrongdoers to the unquenchable lake of fire, where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Only those who have adequately prepared themselves will be able to enter into His awesome presence and enjoy all the blessings that He has planned for us.

The Kingdom of God will be a veritable paradise, the perfect abode for both God and man. It will be our eternal inheritance for righteousness and obedience. Nothing that is harmful or defiling will ever be permitted in to disturb the serenity of our lives. The Lord will make certain that we have endless peace and prosperity, safety and security, health and longevity, joy and freedom forever more. We are going back to our roots in the Garden of Eden and no sin will interfere with our blessings ever again.

Hold Fast And Stand Strong

Ephesians 6:10-13 "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."

Believers are entering a season of increased spiritual conflict and almost overwhelming demonic resistance. We will not be able to stand, unless we totally submit ourselves to the Lord. It is important to remember that our God will never leave us or forsake us, despite how difficult things might become. He will uphold us with His mighty right hand, and sustain us through all sorts of tests, trials and tribulation. He will be our vanguard and our rear guard.

We are not wrestling against mere flesh and blood. There is a spiritual battle of cosmic proportion that is being waged in the heavenlies. Here on earth, we feel its effects. The people of God are being tried with fire. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but they are mighty for tearing down all strongholds of evil. We must put on the whole armor of God that is provided to us, so that we will have all that we need to combat Satan, the enemy of our souls.

The Lord will make certain that we are totally victorious over all forms of wickedness and evil that come against us. He will smite our enemies, and deliver us from all those who would oppose our efforts to serve Him and His people. He will assign legions of ministering angels to protect us in all our ways, and to assist us in bringing heaven to the earth in the Kingdom of almighty God. Nothing will in any way be impossible to us if we dwell in the shadow of the Most High.

1Thessalonians 5:21-24 "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful [is] he that calleth you, who also will do [it]."

Godís people will shine with His glorious light in the critical days to come. We will be sanctified and purified to perfection. All that we have experienced will lend itself to our growth and maturity as saints of God. We will overcome the world, our flesh and the devil. We will become the spotless, unblemished Bride that the Lord is returning to gather to Himself. He will be immensely proud of His people and actually come and dwell with us for all eternity.

We will prepare the hearts of all mankind to greet Jesus Christ as their righteous and benevolent King. We will preach the Gospel with power and conviction, and gather in the full, end-time harvest of souls that is required. Everyone whose name is written in the Lambís Book of Life will be called and converted. No righteous man, woman or child will be left behind. We will baptize countless souls to eternal life with all of its many blessings and teach them how to worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth.

Our God will work in us and through us to demonstrate His infinite love, mercy and kindness for all mankind. We will perform miracles of healing and restoration for those who are still lost in darkness and deception. We will heal the sick of all their afflictions. The blind will see; the deaf will hear; the lame will walk. We will cast out demons that hold men in bondage to sin and even raise the dead back to life. Miracles, signs and wonders will follow us wherever we go.

1Corinthians 15:57-58 "But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."

We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who empowers and equips us to do His will. He imbues us with a divine anointing to resume His ministry on the earth until He returns to establish His millennial rule and reign. We are His hand, feet and voice to all mankind. We will do the very works that Jesus did, and even greater works, since He has now gone to be with His Father. We will usher in the Kingdom of God in full power and authority as kings and priests.

Godís people will overcome all evil with good. We will teach all mankind to dwell in love and unity as brothers and sisters. Wars, violence and conflict will be things of the past. There will be no more poverty and lack, no oppression or exploitation of one man over another. Every human being will have an abundance to meet all of their needs. Peace, order and stability will impact all of our lives. We will experience days of heaven on the earth in the very near future.

We will bring perfect harmony to all of creation. Plants and animals will be compatible once again, and subject to men as they once were in the Garden of Eden. The climate itself will be regulated to be temperate and predictable. There will be no more natural disasters that cause death and devastation in their wake. We will revere the adverse effects of all environmental pollution, so there is nothing that remains to defile or destroy this planet ever again.

Revelation 2:25-27 "But that which ye have [already] hold fast till I come. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father."

Very soon now, every knee will bow and every tongue proclaim that "Jesus Christ is Lord over all of creation." He will appear in the heavens with all of His angels and saints. He will destroy all wickedness and evil in the wrath of His coming. Every eye will see Him and He will judge both men and angels to determine our fate. There will be no more second chances given to anyone. No one will escape His scrutiny. His judgment will be final and permanent.

Jesus will gather all of the righteous to Himself in the everlasting Kingdom of almighty God. He will banish Satan and all of his minions to the abyss, and cast all evildoers into the unquenchable lake of fire. There will be nothing that remains to defile either God or man. The Kingdom of God will be a literal paradise on this earth for all those who are faithful and obedient to the Lord. It will be filled with both spiritual and temporal blessings for those who have proven themselves faithful.

It will be vital that we hold fast to what we believe, so that we can overcome all that is evil and receive a full reward for all of our efforts. A crown of righteousness awaits each and every one of us. The Lord will boast of us to all of creation. He will share His very own honor and glory with those of us who have served Him and His people. We will be appointed kings and priests to assist in the judgment, and to rule and reign with Him over all the nations of this world.

Faithful To The End

1Timothy 6:11-12 "But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses."

All eyes will be on Godís people in the critical days to come. We will shine with His glorious light if we have adequately purged and cleansed ourselves of the ways of this world. We have divine destinies to fulfill that will impact the future of the entire human race, but we have to be consecrated and dedicated to Godís plan and purpose. We cannot be slack in our efforts or entertain fear, doubt and unbelief. We have an important job to do.

The Lord wants us to fight the good fight of faith and draw all humanity to Him. It is not His will that anyone perish for lack of knowledge in the truth. He wants every creature to turn from evil and be reconciled with Him. We will have to be diligent to share our beliefs as never before, and make salvation available to every man, woman and child that we meet. We will humbly and meekly approach others and persuade them to repent of all sin.

We will have to be totally righteous and obedient to accomplish all that the Lord has in mind for us. The Body of Christ must be holy and perfect, just as Jesus Christ is holy and perfect. We are His personal representatives on this earth to all of mankind, and we cannot afford to toy with sin and evil, or be in strife and division of any kind, or we will be disqualified.

There is a superior degree of performance that is expected of us as the sons and daughters of almighty God. We have to be righteous and obedient in all areas. We must imitate our Lord and Savior, and walk just like He walked. It will be vital that we are baptized with His very own Holy Spirit, so that His divine characteristics and attributes ultimately manifest in us. We have to be above and beyond reproach, totally uncompromised in everything that we think, say and do if we are to be effective.

1Samuel 2:35 "And I will raise me up a faithful priest, [that] shall do according to [that] which [is] in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever."

Our God is holy and perfect and He requires the very same level of sanctification in His people, if He is to come and dwell among us as He plans and purposes. We must crucify our flesh and forego all of our selfish soul ambitions, so that we can become more like Him in every respect. We are to be righteous role models for all men, women and children in all the nations of this world Ė living testimonies to the power and glory of God Himself.

If we consecrate and dedicate ourselves to the Lord, He will be able to use us to rescue those who are still lost in sin and darkness. We will lead and guide them in their spiritual journey, so that they seek the Lord and repent of all of their sins. We will persuade them to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, so that they will be redeemed to eternal life with all of its many benefits.

We will gather in the full number of souls required for the end-time harvest, and minister to all of their needs. We will heal the sick of all their diseases and cast out any demons that hold them in bondage to sin and evil. We will tear down satanic strongholds that get in our way and even raise the dead back to life once again, just as Jesus Christ Himself did during His time on this earth. We will teach others to follow all the commandments and walk in love as we have been taught.

Hebrews 6:10-12 "For God [is] not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises."

All men will recognize us because of our love for them and for one another. We will demonstrate the same infinite love, mercy and compassion that the Lord does for us. We will serve others both humbly and unselfishly in everything that we undertake. We will esteem them more highly than we do ourselves and lay down our lives for all of mankind.

The Lord will imbue us with such a high degree of divine power and authority that it will stagger the imagination. We will speak to our situations and circumstances and they will change right before our very eyes. We will decree and declare Godís Word and see miracles, signs and wonders happen all around us. Men will be so impressed with what they see in us, that they will clamor for what we have. We will point them to the Lord and urge them to repent so that they can save their lives.

The Body of Christ will revolutionize the earth and impact the future of the human race. We will challenge world governments to adopt godly principles of fairness, equality and justice in all of their dealings with one another. There will soon be peace and order in our lives; war, violence and conflict will be abolished. There will be no more oppression or exploitation of anyone. We will share all of our valuable resources with those less fortunate, so that there is no more poverty and lack.

All of creation will respond to our commands. Plants and animals will be in perfect harmony with one another and subject to man again. We will speak to the climate and make certain that it is always temperate and predictable. We will forbid any natural disasters that cause death and destruction from occurring. We will even reverse the effects of all environmental pollution.

Matthew 24:45-47 "Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed [is] that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods."

When Jesus Christ returns, He will be pleased with our faithfulness. He will be able to establish His millennial rule and reign without further delay of any kind. We will have prepared the hearts of all mankind to receive Him as their glorious King. He will judge both men and angels to determine who has been obedient and who has been wicked and rebellious.

The righteous will enter into the Kingdom of almighty God on this earth, but the evildoers will be eternally condemned. Christ will cast Satan into the bottomless pit and banish all sinners to the unquenchable lake of fire where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth for all time. He will make certain that there is nothing left to harm His people or defile either God or man. His everlasting Kingdom will be perfect in every way. It will be a veritable paradise on this earth.

Jesus will reward those of us who have been devoted to Him. He will boast of us to all creation and share His very own honor and glory with us. We will have the heathen in the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance. He will appoint us to be kings and priests of almighty God, so that we can continue to minister to His people and to rule and reign with Him over all the nations of this world.

 

 

Chapter 7 Ė The Inheritance Of The Saints
 

Psalm 50:4-6 "He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people. Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice. And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God [is] judge himself."

We have made an eternal covenant with almighty God by sacrifice. We have consecrated and dedicated all of our efforts to serve our Lord and Savior. We are the Body of Christ on this earth, and we are determined to resume His ministry where He left off and complete it to His satisfaction. We know who we are and whom we serve, and we will not be deterred or detained. We will make our presence felt everywhere.

The Lord is calling out to His people now. He is encouraging and exhorting the whole household of God to make certain that we are righteous and obedient. We must continue to labor for Him in love, and patiently warn all of mankind of the judgment to come. There is no way that any man can be saved without faith in Jesus Christ and all that He accomplished on our behalf. We will have to arise and shine as we are destined to do. Too much is at stake for us to slack off now.

We must share the Gospel, as we have been commissioned. Every man, woman and child in every race, tongue and nation must be reached with the truth. They have to be given an equal opportunity to repent of all their sins and to choose righteousness. Everyone whose name is written in the Lambís Book of Life must be called and converted. If they fail to repent and be baptized. they will be condemned.

There will be no sin and rebellion that enters into the everlasting Kingdom of almighty God. We are Christís ambassadors on this earth and our efforts are critical to the future of all mankind. We donít count the cost of our service. It is only our reasonable effort in response to so great a privilege as the sons and daughters of God. We will do all that we can to make redemption available to every single person that we meet. Everyone must be offered the opportunity of being saved to eternal life.

Colossians 1:12-15 "Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated [us] into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, [even] the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:"

We have come a long way in our transition from wickedness and evil to sanctification through the Blood of Jesus Christ. The Lord has delivered us out of the kingdom of darkness into His glorious light. We are His very own sons and daughters by faith. We are joint-heirs with Jesus to all of the promises for righteousness and obedience. We are actually seated with Him in heavenly places at the right hand of almighty God Himself. There is no good thing that He will ever withhold from us.

The Lord looks at us and sees Jesus in all of His perfection. He will no longer impute our sins to us for any reason. He delights in the fact that we are slaves of righteousness and saints of the most high God. He revels over the Body of Christ and is immensely proud of His people. We have been granted special destinies to fulfill, and nothing will stand in the way of our success.

Almighty God has imbued us with divine power and authority to serve as His personal representatives to all of mankind. We have preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ with zeal, and won many souls to eternal life in the process. The good news of the Kingdom of God has been disseminated throughout the entire earth, and the full end-time harvest of souls will be gathered in at the end of this age before Christ will be able to return to us to set up His millennial rule and reign.

2Timothy 4:7-8 "I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."

We have served in the Jesus ministry, as we were ordained to do. We confirmed our faith and gave a personal testimony to all of our experiences. We baptized countless numbers of souls to everlasting life. We healed the sick of all their afflictions; cast out demons that held men in bondage to sin and evil; and even raised the dead back to life once again. Miracles, signs and wonders accompanied us wherever we went and in all that we said and did.

All world governments have been challenged with the truth. We urged their leaders to adopt godly principles of fairness, equality and justice in dealing with one another. We did our best to eliminate all wars, violence and conflict from our affairs. We shared all of our valuable resources with those who were less fortunate and tried to abolish poverty and lack. We taught all men how to dwell in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters.

When Christ returns, He will be pleased with our work and generously reward us for all of our efforts. He will share His very own honor and glory with His disciples. We will receive the heathen in the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance, and be appointed as kings and priests of almighty God. We will judge all men and even angels, as the Lord has promised us. We will rule and reign with Jesus over all the nations of this world.

A crown of righteousness is laid up for us and for all believers who have been obedient. We will receive a double portion for all that we have lost in our service over the years. The Lord will make certain that all of our needs are met in abundance, even before we ask Him. He will shower us with advantages as only a father can do. Our children and our childrenís children will all be blessed because of our faithfulness and devotion to the Lordís eternal redemption plan.

Daniel 7:18 "But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever."

The Kingdom of God will be our eternal inheritance for righteousness and obedience. The Lord will take vengeance on all of our enemies and vindicate us before both men and angels. He will wipe away all of our tears and bind up all of our wounds. There will be no more pain and suffering, ridicule and scorn in our lives. We will have joy and peace where fear and torment once plagued us. We will be praised instead of mocked, blessed instead of cursed.

The Lord will change these mortal bodies into new, glorious, resurrection forms that never get sick and die. We will have safety and security from all that could possibly harm us. Jesus will make certain that we dwell in peaceful habitations as brothers and sisters, and enjoy our lives for all eternity. All men will soon be righteous; Godís laws will be written in our minds and hearts, so that we all please Him.

We will be generously rewarded for all of our efforts on Christís behalf. He will share His very own honor and glory with His followers, and boast of us to all of creation. We will assist Him with the judgment, and be appointed as kings and priests of God. We will enforce Kingdom principles in the government of God, and rule and reign with Jesus Christ over all the nations of this world. All men will look to us for guidance and direction as we enter into the Kingdom of God.

Revelation 22:3-5 "And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name [shall be] in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever."

The Kingdom of God will literally be heaven on this earth. We are returning to our roots in the Garden of Eden and nothing will ever taint the peace and serenity of our lives there. The Lord will see to it that we are always safe and secure. He will restore whatever we have lost and vindicate us before all of our enemies. Jesus will make certain that we have all needs met in abundance even before we ask Him.

There will be no more death and destruction anywhere. The Kingdom will be peaceful and joyous. There will be order and stability in our lives forever more. Satan and all his minions will be cast into the abyss, so that they can never torment us ever again. All wickedness and evil, sin and darkness, plus chaos and confusion, will be banished from our midst to the unquenchable lake of fire. Nothing that is unwholesome will ever enter in to defile our lives or cause us any discomfort.

Our heavenly Father will actually come and take up residence with us on His holy mountain outside the New Jerusalem. We will enjoy unprecedented blessings in His awesome presence. All of creation will be beautiful and bountiful, and reflect His magnificence. There will be no more day and night; His glorious light will shine on all of us. Nothing will be able to separate God and man ever again.

The Kingdom of God will last forever and be our eternal legacy for righteousness and obedience. Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will rule and reign as a benevolent King. We will dwell with both men and angels in love, peace and harmony. We will give God all the thanks and praise. All living creatures will worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth. We will celebrate all of His sabbaths and perpetual feast days with joy and gladness in our hearts.

The Lord Preserves His Saints

Psalm 31:23-24 "O love the LORD, all ye his saints: [for] the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD."

While we may occasionally get discouraged as we serve the Lord and His people, it is vital to remember that the Lord preserves His saints at all times. He will not permit us to be cast down for very long. He always lifts us up so that we can be glorified with Him. He defends us against all our enemies. Although men may scorn and ridicule us for our zeal, the Lord appreciates that we have sacrificed ourselves on His behalf, and He will exalt us in due season if we do not weary in well doing.

If we stay very close to Him, almighty God will strengthen and encourage us by the power of His Holy Spirit that works in us and through us to reach others. He will show Himself strong on our behalf. We will receive a full anointing to do whatever is needed to usher in His everlasting Kingdom to this earth. We will walk in miracles, signs and wonders and glorify our God in everything that we say and do.

The Lord is immensely proud of His sons and daughters. He will soon boast of us to all of creation. Every little thing that we do for Him is noticed. He sees every smile we have for a stranger. He rejoices over our love for one another and our compassion for the lost. He hears every kind word that we have for those who are discouraged. He watches over every prayer we utter and is quick to answer it.

Almighty God surrounds us with legions of ministering angels to assist us in all of our needs. There is no good thing that He will ever withhold from us. He wants us to rule and reign as kings in this lifetime, and in the everlasting Kingdom of God to come, and He will move heaven and earth to prove His love for us.

1Samuel 2:9-10 "He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail. The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed."

Our God is ever faithful to His saints. He protects us from all evil and preserves our lives from harm. He will not permit our enemies to overcome us. He will be our vanguard and our rear guard. The wicked may lie in wait to ambush us, but the Lord has a different plan. He will lead and guide us to safety in Him. We will dwell in the secret place of the Most High where no evil can touch us.

Jesus Christ will show Himself strong in the people who are called by His holy name. We will be totally invincible. He will strengthen and empower us to take back this entire earth from the wicked and evil forces that threaten to destroy it. We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus. He has promised that we will do the very works that He once did, and even greater works. We will annihilate any and all demonic strongholds that get in our way and overcome all evil with good.

The Lord will exalt us because we have humbled ourselves to serve Him. He will be glorified in us, just as we are in Him. He will imbue us with His very own divine power and authority, so that we can take dominion over all of creation as we are destined to do. We will speak words that line up with those of almighty God Himself and see miracles, signs and wonders manifest all around us.

Whatever we bind on earth will also be bound in heaven. Whatever we loose on earth, will be loosed in heaven. If any two or more of us shall agree on anything, we will receive it. It will be critical that we decree and declare only what God says in any given situation, so the results are in accord with His perfect will. We cannot speak any negativity or we will be held accountable for any adverse repercussions.

Proverbs 2:6-9 "For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth [cometh] knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: [he is] a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; [yea], every good path."

The Lord will fill us with wisdom and understanding, so that we always do whatever He would have us do.

He will empower and equip us to serve Him in ways we only dreamed were possible. Kings and presidents will consult us for our great knowledge. We will serve as advisors and mentors to the worldís wisest men and give them insight into the ways of almighty God. We will impact the fate of all mankind in the critical days to come. We will bring peace order and stability to a dark and dying world.

Not only will we be righteous role models, but we will be accomplished in every conceivable area. Godís saints will represent Him in the arts and entertainment industries, in business and in government, in medicine and through scientific research. We will be outstanding forerunners in every field of expertise, so that the Lord alone is glorified in His people, as He deserves to be.

We will never neglect our divine commission. We will faithfully demonstrate the infinite love, mercy and compassion that the Lord has for all of His people. We will share the good news of the Kingdom of God with everyone that we meet. We will preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ with power and conviction, and see countless souls saved and baptized to eternal life through our efforts. Salvation will be made readily available to all those who are receptive to it.

Psalm 149:5-9 "Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. [Let] the high [praises] of God [be] in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; To execute vengeance upon the heathen, [and] punishments upon the people; To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD."

We will confront all wickedness and evil that we see and overcome it with good. There will be no more wars, violence and conflict left anywhere on the face of this earth when Christ returns. We will destroy all demonic strongholds that keep men in bondage to their sins, and set the captives free. We will put an end to all social injustice, and make certain that no human being oppresses or exploits another. The weak and innocent will all be protected.

Poverty and lack will be totally abolished, as we share all of the vast resources of the universe with one another. All of our basic needs will be met in abundance. Those who live in third world countries now will soon enjoy all the many benefits that we have always taken for granted. There will be no more plagues and pestilence, no famine or natural disasters that ever cause death and destruction. All men will share freely of their material advantages and be eager to see others benefit from their generosity.

Our dominion over all of creation will be restored to us. Plants and animals will soon be in perfect harmony and subject to man once again, as they were in the Garden of Eden. The predatory spirit will be eliminated right before our very eyes. No man or animal will take the life of another living being. Even the climate will be regulated, and the negative effects of all environmental pollution will be reversed.

All of mankind will rejoice and give praises to our God because of what we accomplish in His mighty name. His saints will have the distinct privilege of bringing heavenís way of doing things to the earth realm. We will have peace, order and stability in our lives when Christ appears. He will then be able to receive His everlasting Kingdom and commence His millennial rule and reign without delay.

The Reward Of Our Inheritance

Ephesians 1:9-12 "Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; [even] in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ."

We were predestined from the very foundation of the world to serve almighty God in these last days and to inherit the throne of His glory. The Lord created us in His express image and likeness to be with Him for all of eternity and to imitate His ways so that we could rule and reign over all of our circumstances. While sin and rebellion temporarily interrupted that plan, we have been restored to our right standing through the merits of His Son, Jesus Christ.

Our redemption is secure and we are members of the Body of Christ who will be instrumental in changing the fate of all mankind in the critical days that lie ahead. We will minister to others, as we have been commissioned to do, and see countless souls gathered into His everlasting Kingdom. We will share our faith and baptize men, women and children from every race, tongue and nation of the world.

We will make salvation available to all those who are receptive. We will heal the sick of all their afflictions and cast out demons that hold others in bondage to sin and evil. We will even raise the dead back to life once again through the operation of the Holy Spirit that works in us and through us to serve Godís people. Nothing will in any way be impossible to us because we serve the living God and always minister to His people.

Jesus Christ will be magnified all over this earth as we usher in His Kingdom for all eyes to see. We will take possession of the entire world for our Lord and Savior. He will soon appear to judge all men and angels and to establish His millennial rule and reign. We will be key players in assisting Him with the operation of the government of almighty God.

1Samuel 2:8 "He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, [and] lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set [them] among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth [are] the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them."

If we remain meek and humble, the Lord will exalt us in due time and set us among kings and princes. We will persuade them to accept godly principles of fairness, equality and justice in all of their dealings with one another. We will bring peace to this earth where wars, violence and conflict once tore us apart. There will be order and stability in our lives if we adopt Godís way of doing things as the norm. He has only our best interest in mind and His commandments are never burdensome.

The sons and daughters of God will teach all of mankind to share their valuable resources with those who are less fortunate. There will be no more poverty and lack anywhere. No man will oppress or exploit another. There will be no artificial, social class barriers that separate us from one another ever again. We will urge all of humanity to dwell together in love and unity as brothers and sisters.

We will speak to all of nature and restore it to its original beauty and balance. We will command total harmony between plants and animals and they will be subject to man once again. We will regulate the climate to be temperate and predictable. There will be no more natural disasters that cause death and destruction. We will reverse all the negative effects of environmental pollution that have contaminated this planet and threatened to destroy Godís creation.

Colossians 3:23-24 "And whatsoever ye do, do [it] heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ."

Everything that we do will be counted as righteousness because we serve the Lord, Jesus Christ, and not men. We will be willing and obedient without compromise. We can look forward to days of heaven on this earth, since we have been faithful to do anything that was asked of us. Very soon now, Christ will return to establish His millennial rule and reign. His Kingdom will be a literal paradise for both God and man to enjoy for all of eternity, and we will receive the reward of our inheritance.

Jesus Christ will take vengeance on all of our enemies and smite them with His mighty right hand. He will cast Satan into the bottomless pit and banish all wrongdoers to the unquenchable lake of fire. He will vindicate our cause before men and angels, and boast of us to all of creation. He will share His very own honor and glory with all those who have served Him and His people in these last days.

The Lord will see to it that we are generously rewarded for all of our efforts. We will inherit crowns of righteousness in the Kingdom of almighty God. All of our needs will be met in abundance, even before we ask Him. Jesus will change these mortal bodies that are susceptible to disease and death into new, glorious, resurrection forms like His very own. We will live forever in His awesome presence as kings and priests. The Kingdom of God will be our eternal legacy.

1Peter 1:3-5 "Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time."

The people of God should have only hope and confidence for their future. Jesus Christ will be a righteous judge and a benevolent King. He will see to it that we are all happy and healthy. The Lord will rule with a rod of iron and protect us from all harm. Nothing evil will ever enter into His Kingdom to defile us. He will restore all that we have lost or had stolen from us in double portion. He will take vengeance on all of our enemies and exalt us as His disciples.

We will have all of our material and spiritual needs met in abundance. We will dwell in peaceful habitations and see our offspring for all the many generations to come. All of creation will be beautiful and bountiful, and we will partake of all its valuable resources as we may need them. Men will all be righteous; Godís laws will be written in our minds and hearts. We will fellowship as brothers and sisters, and share all that we have with one another.

The Kingdom of God will be our eternal legacy for righteousness and obedience. We will be glorified for all eyes to see. Jesus Christ will be our leader and we will serve under Him in enforcing Kingdom principles. We will receive the heathen in the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance. Jesus will appoint us to be kings and priests of God, so that we can help Him judge both men and angels. We will even rule and reign with Him over all the nations of this world.

Revelation 1:5-6 "And from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen."

We are descended from royalty. We are sons and daughters of God Himself through faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ, and all that He accomplished on our behalf. No longer lost in sin, we have been washed clean in His Blood. Jesus was the firstborn from the dead, and we have followed in His footsteps. We are His devoted disciples, the Body of Christ Ė His hands, feet and voice throughout the entire earth. We act as His personal representatives to all of mankind.

Our Redeemer gave us a divine commission and we took it seriously. He imbued us with His power and authority, so that we could serve Him in these last days. All that we had to do was be willing and obedient and He was able to work through us to complete His ministry on this earth. We preached the Gospel, healed the sick, cast out demons and even raised the dead back to life, just as He once did. We worked miracles, signs and wonders to attest to our faith and kept the will of God.

Salvation to eternal life was made available to every man, woman and child who was receptive. We shared our faith and baptized countless souls in the end-time harvest. No one was excluded from the Kingdom of God for lack of knowledge in the truth. We demonstrated the infinite love, mercy and compassion that the Lord has for men, and prepared the way for the return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to commence His millennial rule and reign.

We destroyed all satanic strongholds that got in our way and worked miracles, signs and wonders in His name. Jesus did it all, but we get all the credit for it. He is now willing to share His very own honor and glory with us for our faithful devotion to Him and to His people. We will be given crowns of righteousness for all of our efforts on His behalf, and be appointed as kings and priests of almighty God to rule and reign with Him over all of the nations of this world.

1Corinthians 6:2-3 "Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? "

We are holy saints, heirs of righteousness, and nothing will be withheld from us. The Lord will continue to fellowship intimately with us as He has always done. We will be privy to all the mysteries of God set to transpire in these last days. Jesus Christ will have us judge both men and angels, and mete out eternal punishment and rewards as He determines them. We will be key players in His everlasting Kingdom on this earth and serve under Him.

The Body of Christ will rule and reign with Jesus over all the nations. We will enforce Kingdom principles of righteousness and justice. We will teach all men to dwell in love, peace and unity and make certain that all of their needs are met in abundance. Our families will be blessed for all generations to come because of our loyal service to almighty God and His people.

The Lord will share His very own honor and glory with us. He will be our benevolent King, but we will sit on thrones as His princes Ė kings and priests of almighty God. He will confer divine power and authority on us that is commensurate with our duties. We will be praised, where we were once scorned and ridiculed. All men will know that we are called of God as His elect.

Isaiah 61:6-8 "But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: [men] shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves. For your shame [ye shall have] double; and [for] confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them. For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them."

The Lord will establish a never ending covenant with us. He will come to this earth and fellowship intimately with those of us who are called by His holy name. He will tabernacle with men as He has so long desired to do. We will have all of our needs met in abundance even before we ask Him. There is no good thing that He will ever withhold from us. He will make certain that we are healthy, happy and prosperous for all time.

Almighty God has great plans for us in the future. We will be named kings and priests who minister to His people for all of eternity. We will enforce Kingdom principles of fairness, justice and equality in the government of God on this earth. We will settle all disputes and rule and reign with Christ Himself. We will teach the human race to dwell in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters.

The Lord will boast of us to all of creation and vindicate our cause before both men and angels. His everlasting Kingdom will be our shared legacy for righteousness and obedience that no one can ever take from us, and we will be exalted as His disciples. We will receive crowns of glory for our former shame. Our Lord and Savior will restore everything that we have lost or had stolen from us in double portion. He will make certain that we are blessed extravagantly.

We will be key players in the Kingdom of God. The Lord will confer power and authority on us to govern His people and minister to their needs. We will teach them how to worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth and to dwell in peaceful habitations for all generations to come. We will rejoice in all that the Lord has done for us, and give Jesus Christ all the praise, honor and gratitude that He so rightly deserves.

Psalm 2:7-10 "I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou [art] my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give [thee] the heathen [for] thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth [for] thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth."

Jesus Christ will be exalted above all creatures by His heavenly Father. Very soon now, every knee will bow and every tongue proclaim that He is Lord. He will share His very own honor and glory with us, if we have been faithful followers of Him. He will not forget our generous service to Him and to His people. The Lord will delegate us to be His righteous judges, priests and kings of almighty God. We will serve at His side for all of eternity.

He will give us the heathen in the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance if we ask Him. We will make certain that every man, woman and child gives the Lord all the deference and respect that He truly deserves. We will teach them how to worship our God in Spirit and in truth, and to celebrate all of His sabbaths and perpetual feast days with joy and gladness.

All men will soon know the Lord intimately and be holy and perfect in His eyes, or be banished forever more. There will be no more wars, violence and conflict. We will dwell together in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters, and share all of our valuable resources with one another. No need will go unmet in the presence of our Savior. The Kingdom of God will literally be heaven on this earth, the perfect abode for both God and man to enjoy.

New Heavens And A New Earth

2Peter 3:12-13 "Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."

The Lord will see to it that this dark and dying world is changed right before our very eyes, so that He can usher heaven itself into this earth realm in the Kingdom of God. When Christ returns, He will destroy all wickedness and evil in the wrath of His coming. He will consume the ungodly and their ungodliness with holy fire, until all that remains is cleansed and perfect. We are going back to our beginnings in the Garden of Eden with no downside this time.

We are promised new heavens and a new earth, joined together under the leadership of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. All men, and even angels, will dwell together in total harmony in the very presence of almighty God Himself. We will all be righteous; Godís laws will be written in our minds and hearts, so we always do His will and give Him all the praise that He deserves.

All of creation will be beautiful and bountiful and subject to man once again. The Lord will supply all that we need in abundance. We will have beautiful homes to lodge our large families and grow crops for our food. Christ will change these mortal bodies into glorious, resurrection forms that never get sick and die, so that we see our offspring for all the generations to come. The Kingdom of God will be heaven on this earth and our dwelling place for all of eternity.

Isaiah 65:17 "For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind."

The Lord has promised us that this world will never end, but it will have to line up with godly standards. He has plans to converge all things under the glorious leadership of Jesus Christ and His saints. Very soon now, there will be new heavens and a new earth. The old will soon be gone and wiped away, and even blotted from our memories. There will be no more wickedness and evil that defile any of us.

Death and destruction will be things of the past. The Lord will bind up all our wounds and heal our pain. All men will be perfectly healthy and live forever. Wars, violence and conflict will no longer torment us. There will be peace, order and stability in all our lives. Poverty and lack will be abolished. Everyone will share the resources of this universe with one another. We will have unlimited prosperity and abundance.

Nothing will harm or oppress Godís people ever again. We will have safety and security in Jesus Christís awesome presence. He will rule and reign with a rod of iron to make certain that no contamination can ever come near us. He will cast Satan and all of his minions into the abyss, and banish all of the wrongdoers to the unquenchable lake of fire for all of eternity. There will be nothing that taints the serenity of our lives in His awesome presence.

The Kingdom of God will be the answer to all of our prayers and the solution to all of the worldís problems. It will be a veritable paradise on this earth and last for all of eternity. Man and God will finally dwell together in love and harmony, as it was planned and purposed from the very creation itself.

Isaiah 60:19-21 "The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. Thy people also [shall be] all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified."

The glory of the Lord will soon surround and encompass us for all of eternity. There will be no more night and day, no need for any other light. We will not weep and suffer any longer. The Lord will bind up all of our wounds and protect us from all harm. Nothing will ever hurt us again. All pain and suffering will be blotted from our memories. Jesus Christ will rule and reign with a rod of iron, and vindicate our cause before both men and angels.

We will dwell together as brothers and sisters in love, peace and unity as we have been taught. The Lord will come to the earth and tabernacle with His people, as He always desired. We will worship Him in Spirit and in truth and celebrate all of His sabbaths and feast days with joy and gladness in our hearts. There will never be a separation between God and man ever again.

The Lord will make certain that we are always healthy, happy and prosperous. He will meet all of our needs even before we ask Him. Instead of poverty and lack, we will have all of the vast resources of the universe at our disposal. Nothing beneficial will ever be withheld from us. Our families will all be reunited, and we will see our offspring for all of the many generations to come. Disease and death will no longer torment any of us and we will live forever in the presence of our awesome God.

Isaiah 66:22-23 "For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, [that] from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD."

The Lord will bless our seed and provide all their needs in abundance. Our families will be prosperous as never before. Our righteousness and faithfulness will be to their credit, and the Lord will make certain that He treats our offspring as His own. All creatures will worship Him in Spirit and in truth and go up to New Jerusalem for all His sabbaths and perpetual feast days.

We will have an intimate relationship with almighty God. He will take an active interest in all the details of our personal lives. We will dwell in peaceful habitations in the land that He has given us for our heritage. Heaven itself will be brought to this earth and we will bask in its glory. We will thrive in the very presence of our awesome God and give Him all the thanks and praise that He so rightly deserves.

The Kingdom of God will last forever. We are going back to our roots in the Garden of Eden, but sin and death will no longer enter the equation. It will be a literal paradise for all those who are deemed to be righteous and obedient. No wickedness and evil will ever enter in to spoil the serenity there. Jesus Christ will protect us from all harm and provide us with safety and security all the days of our lives forever more.

Those of us who have served our Lord will be held in the highest esteem. Christ will share His very own honor and glory with us. We will be appointed kings and priests to His people, and minister to all of their needs. All men will be righteous and love one another, as the Lord expects of us. His laws will be written in our minds and in our hearts, so that we always please Him and show regard for one another.

Revelation 21:3-4 "And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God [is] with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, [and be] their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."

This world will pass away with all of its sin and filthiness, darkness and destruction. The Lord is doing a new thing and we will see it come to pass before our very eyes. He is bringing heaven itself to the earth realm, and there will be no more wickedness and evil anywhere. Wars, violence, bloodshed and conflict will never torment any of us ever again. There will finally be peace, order and stability in all of our lives for all of eternity.

Disease and death will no longer plague us. The Lord will change these mortal bodies into new, glorious, resurrections forms that never get sick and die. We will be reunited with all our lost loved ones, as the dead are all raised back to life once again. We will dwell in beautiful homes with our large families; grow crops for our food; and see our offspring for all the many generations to come.

The Lord will wipe every tear from our eyes. He will blot out all of our memories of pain and suffering. There will be no poverty and lack, no more oppression or exploitation of one man over another. Our Lord and Savior will share all the vast resources of the universe with us. There will be no more natural catastrophes that cause devastation to man or beast. We will abide in a tropical paradise, where there is no light needed but the glory of the Lord Himself.

An Everlasting Kingdom

1Corinthians 2:9 "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."

The everlasting Kingdom of almighty God will be the answer to all of our prayers and the solution to all of our problems. Heaven and earth will be merged as one, and God and man will never be separated ever again. The Lord will come to dwell with His people and provide all of our needs as only a loving father could do. He will make certain that we have peace and prosperity, safety and security, joy and freedom.

We will no longer have to die to receive our eternal rewards. They will be right here on planet earth for us to enjoy. Health and longevity will bless each and every one of us. The Lord will change these mortal bodies into glorious, resurrection forms like His very own. We will no longer get sick or suffer in any way. All men will live forever in the presence of the Lord.

All of our needs will be met in abundance. We will dwell in love and unity as brothers and sisters. We will be reunited with all of our lost loved ones. The Lord will make all of the vast resources of this universe available to His people. We will never lack for any good thing. There will be no more sin and darkness, no chaos and confusion, nor poverty and lack anywhere. We will live in a literal paradise on this earth, and give the Lord all of the praise and gratitude.

We are returning to our roots in the Garden of Eden with no downside this time. All of creation will be subject to man once again, as it was originally intended. Plants and animals will be in perfect harmony and the predatory spirit will be abolished. The climate will be temperate and predictable. There will be no natural disasters that cause death and destruction, no more environmental pollution that defiles the planet. The universe will be beautiful and bountiful, as God always intended it to be.

Luke 18:29-30 "And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting."

Almighty God will take vengeance on all of our enemies. Christ will cast Satan and all of his minions into the bottomless pit, so they can no longer oppress and torment His people. All sinners, who have failed to repent, will be banished to the unquenchable lake of fire, where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth for all eternity. No wickedness and evil will ever come near us again. Christ will rule and reign with a rod of iron to prevent that.

Our Lord and Savior will be a righteous and benevolent King. He will not tolerate anything to harm or defile any of us. We will have safety and security in His awesome presence forever more. There will be joy and gladness in our lives, as we dwell among both men and angels. We will worship our God in Spirit and in truth, and celebrate all of His sabbaths and perpetual feast days with one accord.

The Lord will share His very own honor and glory with those who have sacrificed their lives on His behalf. He will make certain that we are restored all that we have lost or had stolen in our lives. We will have large families and plenty of material things to meet all of our needs. Peace and prosperity will overtake us and we will be honored and praised for all that we have accomplished.

Daniel 7:27 "And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom [is] an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him."

The Kingdom of God will be our eternal legacy for righteousness and obedience, that no man or devil can ever steal from us. It will be our birthright as His sons and daughters. If we have served almighty God and dedicated our lives to Him and His people, He will be sure to take care of us and all of our descendants, as well. We will be highly blessed and favored for all that we have done to implement the Lordís eternal redemption plan for all of mankind.

Jesus Christ will be our kind and generous benefactor, and He will boast of us to all of creation. He will make certain that we rule and reign by His side as kings and priests of almighty God. We will judge all men and even angels. Christ will have us minister to His people, and enforce Kingdom principles of fairness, equality and justice in the government of God on this earth. Every race, tongue and nation will bow to the Lord and respect His holy saints. We will be held in the highest esteem by all living creatures. We will be praised and honored instead of scorned and ridiculed for our faith.

No man will have to be taught to love the Lord any longer. We will all be loving and righteous, as His laws will be written in our minds and hearts for all eternity. All of mankind and angelic hosts will worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth, and celebrate all of His sabbaths and perpetual feast days with joy and gladness in our hearts. We will go up to the New Jerusalem and convene at His holy mountain, so that the Lord can tabernacle with His people, as He has always intended to do.

Revelation 21:5-7 "And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son."

The Lord, Jesus Christ, will be the focal point of our existence. He is the beginning and the end of all things. We will thrive in His awesome presence and revel at all the good things that He does for us. We will have all of our spiritual and temporal needs satisfied in abundance. We will experience endless peace and prosperity, safety and security, health and longevity, joy and freedom, as He has promised us.

The Kingdom of God will be our eternal reward for serving the Lord and His people. We will rule and reign with Jesus, and have the heathen in the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance. All men will dwell in love and unity as brothers and sisters, and this world will be a paradise once again. We are going back to our roots in the Garden of Eden with no downside at all this time. Sin will no longer trip us up or cause us to experience any guilt and shame, fear and torment, pain and suffering.

All things will be made new, and we will never be separated from the Lord ever again. The kingdoms of this world will become the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He will be our God and we will be the people who are called by His holy name. He will boast of us to all of creation and fellowship intimately with us forever. His glory will surround us and permeate every area of our lives. We will have unlimited blessings for all of eternity!

 

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