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THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW PATH

By Diane Jurino
 



 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

About the Author
Disclaimer
Dedication
Preface

Introduction

 

Chapter 1 – The Broad Way to Destruction 

Chapter 2 – A Personal Encounter with God 

Chapter 3 – Our Spiritual Journey 

Chapter 4 – Mature Sons and Daughters 

Chapter 5 – The Fulfillment of Our Divine Destiny 

Chapter 6 – On Earth as it is in Heaven 

Chapter 7 – Blessings and Rewards for Righteousness

 

About the Author

Diane Jurino is a Spirit-filled Christian who resides in Erie, Pennsylvania.  She is the mother of three grown children, and 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:
 

Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

 

May you find the straight and narrow path that leads to life and the fulfillment of your divine destiny!

 

 


Preface:

 

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:”

 

Man was created in the very image and likeness of almighty God Himself to dwell in paradise with Him for all of eternity.  However, Adam sealed our fate with his rebellion in the Garden of Eden.  He brought sin and death on all of us, and separated us from our loving and benevolent Creator.  We inherited the first man’s iniquity, and we have experienced a downward decline ever since that time. 

 

Human beings tend only towards sin and evil if left to our own devices.  We ignore God and stray far from the path that He has in mind for us.  We are selfish and materialistic, carnal and worldly.  We are ungrateful and belligerent by our very nature, and the Lord could condemn us for our wickedness.  Were it not for His infinite love and kindness, patience and longsuffering, we would be without hope. 

 

Ours is not a distant deity to be dreaded and avoided.  He desires close fellowship with His creation and He is not satisfied unless we know Him intimately.  The Lord is always accessible to His children and ever merciful and compassionate to the human plight.  He has given us all that we need to become righteous in His eyes and to grow into full, spiritual maturity as His very own sons and daughters.

 

Micah 6:8 “He hath shewed thee, O man, what [is] good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”

 

We must repent of all our sinfulness and subdue our fleshly lusts and selfish, soul ambitions.  We are to be in the world, but not of it.  We must separate ourselves unto God and aspire to holiness.  If we believe in His Son, Jesus Christ, and all that He did for us, we will inherit the gift of eternal life.  Our right standing with Him will be fully restored, and we will be blessed instead of cursed.

 

It is vital that we keep all of the commandments and walk in love, as Christ Himself did.  We should imitate His laid down life and humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, so that He can exalt us as He desires.  We must be willing and obedient, so the Lord can reveal our divine destinies to us.  He wants to partner with us in rescuing others from their bondage to sin and evil. 

 

We should present our bodies as living sacrifices to almighty God in humble service to Him and to His people.  We will receive an anointing of His very own divine power and authority, so that we can take dominion over the entire earth and usher in His everlasting Kingdom.  We will overcome all evil with good, and prepare the hearts of all mankind to receive Christ as their King.

 

Psalm 25:8-10 “Good and upright [is] the LORD; Therefore He teaches sinners in the way. The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way. All the paths of the LORD [are] mercy and truth, To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.”

The Lord will minister to His people through those of us who are willing to represent Him.  We will demonstrate His love, mercy and compassion to all of mankind.  We will confront all wickedness that we see and encourage men to seek God before it is too late.  We will teach them to repent of all their sins and believe the truth.  No one is too incorrigible that the Blood of Jesus Christ cannot save him.

If we develop an intimate relationship with our God; remain in covenant partnership with Him; and share His powerful testimonies, nothing will be impossible to us.  We will instruct sinners in the way they should go and encourage them to receive divine guidance and direction for their lives.  We will make redemption available to all those who are receptive to it, and be godly role models for others at all times.

The fully mature sons and daughters of almighty God will preach the good news of the Kingdom of God to every man, woman and child in every race, tongue and nation of this world.  We will baptize countless numbers to eternal life with all of its many benefits.  We will heal the sick of all their diseases, and cast out all demons that harass and torment them.  We will even raise the dead back to life once again.

None of this will be possible to us if we try to do it in our own strength.  It is the Lord who works through us that will accomplish His will on earth as it is in heaven.  We need only be willing and obedient to serve Him in any capacity that He deems worthwhile and we will see miracles, signs and wonders abound.  The fate of the entire earth will be impacted by our Creator in the critical days that lie ahead of us.

Romans 8:22-25 “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only [they], but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, [to wit], the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, [then] do we with patience wait for [it].”  

The status quo will be permanently altered.  We will turn men back to almighty God and restore peace, order and stability in all of our human affairs.  We will all learn to dwell together as brothers and sisters.  All men will be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.  Social injustice will be eliminated.  No one will oppress or exploit another; poverty and lack will be eradicated once and for all time.

All of creation will impacted by our efforts.  We will command total harmony in the plant and animal kingdoms.  The climate will be changed to be temperate and predictable.  There will be no more natural disasters that cause death and destruction in their wake.  The whole planet will be cleansed of all its defilement, so that our God can come and set up His holy habitation with His people.

Very soon now our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will return to this earth to receive the everlasting Kingdom of God.  He will judge all of mankind and determine who has been righteous and who deserves never ending punishment.  He will complete our redemption in spirit, soul and body.  We must remain faithful and obedient, and patiently trust the Lord to make good on all of His promises. 

Deuteronomy 7:9 “Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he [is] God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;”

The Lord has a wonderful future planned for all those who are sincere; walk in His ways; and obey all of His commandments.  He will soon gather us into the Kingdom of God and provide all of our needs in abundance.  There is no good thing that we will ever lack in His awesome presence.  We will have peace and prosperity, safety and security, health and longevity, joy and freedom forever more.

He will take vengeance on all of our enemies and vindicate us before both men and angels.  He will restore all that has been stolen from us over the years and bless us beyond our wildest imaginings.  Our God will change our mortal bodies into glorious, resurrections forms that are impervious to disease and death.  We will live forever in health and vitality to see our offspring for all the generations to come.

The Kingdom of God will be heaven on the earth to all those who righteous, loving and obedient – our eternal legacy for faithfulness.  It will be the culmination of the Lord’s eternal redemption plan for the people who are called by His holy name.  There will never be a separation between almighty God and mankind ever again.  The Lord will keep His covenant of peace with us for all of eternity.

 

 

Introduction:

 

2Chronicles 29:6 “For our fathers have trespassed, and done [that which was] evil in the eyes of the LORD our God, and have forsaken him, and have turned away their faces from the habitation of the LORD, and turned [their] backs.”

 

Our God must sometimes regret that He ever created mankind.  Even though we are formed in His very own image and likeness, we are often ungrateful and rebellious, wicked and unrepentant.  We stubbornly pursue our own personal interests, without any thought to how we might be offending Him.  We ignore His loving advances and routinely violate all of His moral absolutes. 

 

Men have forsaken God for generation after generation, and strayed far from the path of His righteousness.  The entire world lies in a web of deception and spiritual darkness as a result.  We are on a crash course headed towards oblivion, unless we take stock of our lives and change their direction.  We have no future without the Lord’s mercy and compassion, unmerited favor and grace.

 

We are steeped in moral depravity and our love for God and others has grown cold.  We are self-centered, greedy and materialistic, yet our needs are never fully satisfied.  We must examine our consciences and repent of all our sinful ways before it is too late.  We cannot continue as we have been and hope for a favorable outcome.  Our fate for all of eternity lies in the balance.

 

The Lord is eager to hear from us and He will be attentive to all our needs, if we will only take the first step.  If we acknowledge our sins and renounce all of our wickedness, He will immediately forgive us.  He will intervene in our affairs and cleanse us of all our unrighteousness.  He wants nothing more than that we fellowship intimately with Him as He intended from the creation itself. 

 

Luke 3:5-6 “Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways [shall be] made smooth; And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”

 

Sin separates man from God and robs us of our blessings.  As long as we are stubborn and rebellious, we will never enjoy the fullness of life that our heavenly Father has prepared for His children.  We must seek His forgiveness and embrace righteousness.  However, none of us can ever be good enough in our own strength.  We require divine intervention to be restored to our right standing with Him.

 

Almighty God has a perfect plan in place for the human race.  He has not ever abandoned mankind, despite the fact that we have continually disappointed Him and transgressed His laws.  He has made salvation available to each and every one of us through the Blood of His Son, Jesus Christ.  There is no reason why any of us should perish for lack of knowledge.  We can turn from all evil and be set free. 

 

We will inherit eternal life and all of its many blessings, if we accept Christ as our personal Lord and Savior.  If we repent from the heart and renounce all of our sins, the Lord will direct our paths until we become righteous and godly.  He will sanctify us of all our iniquity and adopt us as His very own beloved sons and daughters.  There is no good thing that we will lack now or in the days to come.   

 

The Lord will ultimately reveal His express will for our lives.  He wants to manifest Himself to the entire world through His people.  If we are willing and obedient to do all that He asks of us, we will be able to accomplish seemingly impossible feats on His behalf.  We must learn to follow all of His commandments and walk in love for Him and for others at all times, so that He can come to depend on us.   

 

Psalm 139:5-7 “Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. [Such] knowledge [is] too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot [attain] unto it. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?” 

 

Each of us has a divine destiny, a particular call of God on our life that is extremely vital to His overall plan and purpose for mankind.  We cannot escape it, no matter how we try to circumvent the Lord and avoid His overtures.  He has predestined us to greatness that we never even dreamed was possible.  This is a high compliment and an extraordinary opportunity for us to make a difference in this world.

 

We have been created for such a time as this, and all that we need do is submit ourselves to God and permit Him to change us into all that He intends us to be.  He will purge and cleanse us of all that is displeasing to Him, and anoint us with His very own power and authority to impact the fate of the entire earth.  We will become His ambassadors for the Kingdom of God and fitting role models for His people.

 

The sons and daughters of almighty God will lead countless numbers into His everlasting Kingdom.  We will show others the way to receive eternal life and all its many blessings.  Heaven is coming to this world and the Lord wants us to enter into it.  We should consecrate ourselves and seek God as never before.  We will soon be gathered into His holy presence and we must prepare ourselves to meet Him.

 

Ephesians 1:18-19 “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,”

 

The Lord has a purpose for our lives that transcends anything that we could ever imagine.  He wants to glorify Himself through those of us who are called by His holy name and show Himself strong in us.  He will imbue us with awesome power and authority to act on His behalf.  We will witness miracles, signs and wonders manifest in the critical days that are coming on this earth and all of its inhabitants.

 

Nothing will be impossible to us.  We will change the fate of all mankind and win many souls to eternal life through our efforts.  We will see the salvation of the Lord extended to all those who are receptive to it.  We will heal the sick of all their afflictions and cast out demons that hold men in bondage to sin and evil.  We will even raise the dead back to life once again if we exercise our divine rights and privileges.

 

Believers will speak to all world governments and challenge them to adopt godly principles in dealing with one another.  We have to bring peace to the earth and eliminate all oppression and exploitation.  We will eradicate poverty and lack by persuading men of affluence to share their blessings with those who are less fortunate.  We should make certain that all mankind is treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

 

All of creation is waiting for the revealing of the sons of God, so that we can restore order and stability to this planet.  We will speak to all of nature and it will submit to us, as it once did in the Garden of Eden.  The climate will soon be regulated, so that there are no more natural disasters that cause death and destruction.  We will ensure that the plants and animals are in perfect harmony with one another.

 

Exodus 15:13 “Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people [which] thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided [them] in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.”

 

When we have completed all of our assigned tasks, the Lord will usher heaven itself into this earth realm, so that we can be with Him for all of eternity in the everlasting Kingdom of God.  He will supply all of our needs in abundance and make certain that we are always healthy, happy and prosperous.  He will take vengeance on all our enemies and restore all that has been taken from us.

 

We will have peace and prosperity in His awesome presence.  Nothing will harm us or defile our lives ever again.  He will change our mortal bodies into new, glorious, resurrection forms so that we live forever.  We will see our offspring for all generations to come and dwell in love and unity with both men and angels. The Lord will be our God, and we will be a people called by His holy name.

 

The Kingdom of God will be paradise on this earth for all righteous and loving men, women and children who have pursued the straight and narrow path that leads to life.  Jesus Christ will be a benevolent King and we will share in His honor and glory if we have served Him faithfully.  He will appoint us kings and priests, and we will rule and reign with Him over all the nations of this world.  He will provide all of our needs in abundance and vindicate us before both men and angels.  He will restore all that has been taken from us and grant us

 

We are going back to our roots in a new and improved Garden of Eden, with no downside this time.  We will never be separated from our God ever again.  The Lord will be the center of our attention, and we will celebrate all of His sabbaths and perpetual feast days with joy and gladness.  We will worship Him in Spirit and in truth and give Him all the praise, honor and gratitude that He deserves. 

 

 

Chapter Outline
 

 

Chapter 1 – The Broad Way to Destruction

 

Chapter 2 – A Personal Encounter With God

 

Chapter 3 – Our Spiritual Journey

 

Chapter 4 – Mature Sons And Daughters 

 

Chapter 5 – The Fulfillment Of Our Divine Destiny

 

Chapter 6 – On Earth As It Is In Heaven

 

Chapter 7 – Blessings And Rewards For Righteousness

 

 

 


Chapter 1 – The Broad Way to Destruction

 

Psalm 53:1 “The fool hath said in his heart, [There is] no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: [there is] none that doeth good.”

 

We can do nothing good apart from the influence of almighty God.  We have inherited iniquity from our ancestors and we are subject to death as its just penalty.  We are all corrupt by our very nature and tempted to sin and failure at every turn.  The Lord knows all this and has made redemption available to each and every one of us, but we continually reject Him and persist in our stubborn and rebellious ways.

 

Men hate without cause and provocation.  We transgress natural and spiritual laws without remorse.  We worship the creation, rather than our Creator and engage in all sorts of depravity.  We violate God’s absolute, moral guidelines and ignore His overtures to us.  We are steeped in wickedness and evil, darkness and deception.   We are slaves of sin and in perpetual bondage to Satan, the enemy of our souls. 

 

We make idols of everything imaginable – money, fame, sex, power, material goods.  None of us is inherently righteous even though we were created in God’s very image and likeness.  We struggle to be good in His eyes and never quite measure up to His expectations.   The human plight is quite impossible if we take forgiveness out of the equation.  We desperately need the Lord’s intervention in our lives.

 

If we can overcome our pride and self-sufficiency and repent of all wickedness, the Lord will be merciful to His people.  When we cry out to Him and follow His guidance and direction, He will reveal His truth so that things will go well with us.  He will order our steps and show us what we need to do to be righteous in His eyes and inherit all the blessings that He has stored up for us from the foundation of the world. 

 

Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

 

All men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.  Were it not for His infinite mercy and kindness we would all be damned.  He wants nothing more than that we seek Him with all our hearts and adopt His way of doing things as our very own.  There is only one sure way to be restored to right standing with the Lord.  We must believe that He sent His only Son to this earth to redeem us of all our transgressions.

 

Jesus Christ willingly embraced His divine destiny.  He suffered and died to pay off our sin debt.  Because of His perfect obedience, we are set free in the truth.  If we believe in Him and accept Him as our personal Lord and Savior, we will be saved to eternal life with all of its many benefits.  Our minds will be renewed in the truth and our behavior will be totally transformed until it becomes pleasing to almighty God.

 

However, if we deny the power of the cross and continue in our sins, we will be subject to everlasting punishment.  We must repent from the heart and renounce all of our evil tendencies.  We cannot continue as we have been and hope to please God.  All of us have strayed far from the path of righteousness and done our own thing.  We have walked in the flesh and indulged our selfish, soul ambitions to excess.

 

We are out of control, proud and arrogant, and we will eventually be abased.  The Lord has only so much patience and then He sovereignly acts to correct what is out of line.  He will get our attention – sooner or later – and have His perfect will in our lives.  If we refuse Him and insist on our own way, it will be to our detriment.  Our God will have no other choice but to permit us to go to perdition for our wickedness.

 

Romans 3:16-18 “Destruction and misery [are] in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes.” 

 

We are sadly mistaken if we think that the Lord ignores evil and will not punish it.  The wages of sin are death, plain and simple.  We are subject to spiritual separation from God for all of eternity, plus a never ending punishment in the unquenchable lake of fire.  Very soon now, it will be too late for us to change our fate.  All of our worldliness and self-indulgence will lead to death with no respite, reprieve or pardon.

 

Unless we show the Lord the deference and respect that He deserves, He will hold us accountable for our transgressions.  We must have a healthy fear of almighty God at all times and heed His warnings.  He has only our best interest at heart and never takes us down the path to destruction.  It is not His desire that any man perishes for lack of knowledge in the truth.  He has made salvation readily available to each of us.

 

We can repent from our heart and change our thoughts, words and actions to coincide with what God has in mind for us.  If we believe in His Son, Jesus Christ, we can appropriate His righteousness as our very own and be restored to right standing with our heavenly Father.  We do not have to perish in our sinfulness.  He has provided us with a means of escape through the merits of Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection.

 

There is no reason why any of us must be destroyed for our sins, when the Blood of Jesus Christ covers us for all past, present and future mistakes.  If we have genuine faith and confess Him as our Lord and Savior we are born again to eternal life with all of its corresponding blessings. There is no good thing that our God will ever withhold from us if we choose the straight and narrow path that leads to life and light in Him.

 

 

All Have Sinned

 

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:”

 

The Lord created man to be a perfect and complete spirit being.  We are formed in His very image and likeness to have intimate fellowship with Him.  However, sin interrupts our relationship and we become distant and estranged from God.  When we deliberately sin and fall short of His glory, we run the risk of eternal damnation.  No matter how hard we try, we cannot restore our right standing with God on our own.

 

We have inherited our iniquity from our progenitors, Adam and Eve.  They transgressed God’s law and rebelled against His sovereignty in the Garden of Eden by collaborating with the devil.  They traded life in paradise for a sentence to hard labor.  In so doing, they subjected every one of their descendants to never ending punishment for sin.  We are all doomed to spiritual and physical death as a penalty for their errors.

 

Mankind struggles with sin to this very day.  We are without hope unless we repent of all our wrongdoing and appropriate the righteousness of the one perfect man who walked this earth.  Jesus Christ was God in every respect, but He laid down His deity and was born one of us to save all mankind.  He did not come to condemn us; He came to set us free to receive the gift of eternal life through faith in all that He did for us.

 

Jeremiah 3:25 “We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God.”

 

All human beings have sinned and will continue to do so.  Unless we believe in the Lord, Jesus Christ and accept Him as our personal Lord and Savior, we are doomed to an eternal punishment for all of our transgressions.  We can never be made righteous on our own.  We need redemption that is provided by the Blood sacrifice that Christ made on our behalf.  He died so that we would not have to suffer the same fate. 

 

If we reject Him and persist in wickedness, we will ultimately perish.  There is no way to be restored to right standing with God other than through a sincere faith in His beloved Son.  If we refuse so great a salvation, we will be held accountable for our own iniquity.  We will incur the wrath of almighty God and be sentenced to death.  No sacrifice that we make will ever be found sufficient to atone for our infractions.

 

We will be ashamed and confused in our sinfulness and be headed towards total destruction.  It will be impossible for us to attain to the letter of the law that specifies how we should conduct ourselves before God.  We will not have the strength or capability on our own to adhere to His precepts and obey all of His commandments.  We will be lost in our good intentions, and hopelessly doomed to eternal condemnation. 

 

Daniel 9:5 “We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:”

 

Each and every one of us is guilty of sin and iniquity that we have inherited from our forefathers.  We can do all that we know to remedy the situation and still be found lacking.  There is no way to the Father except through the cross of His Son, Jesus Christ.  He served as the propitiation for the sins of all mankind – past, present and future. 

 

We go from death to life simply by believing the truth and acting on it.  If we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, everything changes.  We become joint-heirs with Him to all the promises for righteousness.  Our relationship with our heavenly Father is totally restored.  We evolve as His very own sons and daughters who learn to walk in His ways and keep all His commandments.

 

There is a day of reckoning to come on all of mankind in the very near future.  Almighty God will visit His wrath and indignation on all the ungodly and their ungodliness.  If we lack faith or deliberately refuse to believe that Jesus Christ died expressly for our benefit, we will ultimately be destroyed in our own iniquity.  It will soon be too late to change our fate and be redeemed from all of our sinfulness.

 

We must decide now how we will spend all of eternity.  No one will escape the Lord’s scrutiny or persuade Him to change His perfect, impeccable standards for any of us.  We will all be held accountable for our works in the flesh, whether they were righteous or wicked in God’s eyes.  There is no way to please the Lord without a sincere faith that sets us free to receive eternal life with all its benefits.

 


A Tendency Towards Transgression

 

Isaiah 59:7-8 “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.” 

 

Apart from the influence of almighty God, man tends only towards evil and wickedness.  We have inherited a human propensity for sin and we commit all sorts of transgressions against our Creator.  We have idols that take up all of our time and attention and indulge ourselves in fleshly lusts that taint our spiritual nature.  We hate one another without cause, and contend with both man and God. 

 

There is no peace on this earth because mankind has abandoned the godly principles that keep us on track.  We violate all of the commandments, and our love for God and one another has grown cold.  We are greedy and self-centered, materialistic and covetous.  We search for ways to acquire more power and wealth, with little or no regard for how our bad behavior may affect others.

 

Our paths are all crooked and our values are distorted.  We have few, if any, absolute moral guidelines.  We have abandoned our God and think that there will be no reprisal.  Little do we realize that we will be held strictly accountable for all that we think, say and do.  Very soon now the Lord, Jesus Christ, will return to this earth to judge all mankind to determine our righteousness or sin guilt.

 

We will all be held responsible for our works in the flesh – whether they were good or evil.  There will be no way that we can escape judgment.  Our deeds will follow us into all of eternity.  Those who have been righteous, loving and obedient will be blessed, while the wicked and rebellious will go to perdition.  The Lord will not compromise His standards for any of us in the days to come.

 

Romans 3:10-12 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”

 

Sin is sin and it requires payback.  It cannot go unpunished or all hell would break out in this world.  As it is, no one is totally righteous or sin free.  Without redemption, we are without hope for our future.  No flesh is innocent before almighty God.  We cannot ever hope to attain to all of His perfect standards of moral correctness and spiritual maturity without His mercy and grace.

 

None of us will escape His scrutiny in the universal judgment to come.  If we have made Jesus our personal Lord and Savior and appropriated His righteousness, we will be saved to eternal life.  However, if we have refused His overtures, we will be condemned to eternal punishment in the unquenchable lake of fire.  There will be no second chances given to anyone at that point in time.

 

We will suffer in our own ignorance and rebellion.  There will be nowhere to hide and no hope for our escape.  We will be on the outside looking in, while all those who are righteous are gathered into the everlasting Kingdom of God.  They will be blessed for all of eternity, while we are cursed for all of our transgressions and made to satisfy the penalty of death for them. 

 

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.” 

 

Our sins are a flagrant offense to a good and benevolent God.  He has made provision for all of our needs and we steadfastly refuse His attention.  We persist in our wicked ways and deliberately violate all of His commandments to us.  We have set ourselves up for a huge letdown.  We can do nothing good without the Lord’s influence on our lives.  Apart from Him, we are doomed to complete failure and destruction.

 

If we knowingly rebel against our Creator, we will surely be punished when Jesus Christ returns to us.  There is a stringent judgment that is coming on all of mankind.  No one will escape the Lord’s evaluation of us.  We will all be held responsible for everything that we thought, said and did that was contrary to His express will.  If we have failed to repent and turn from our evil ways, we will be utterly condemned.

 

Without a personal relationship with our God, we will perish for all of eternity.  We must have a sincere faith in His eternal redemption plan for all mankind and be diligent to renounce all of our wickedness.  We should be uncompromisingly righteous and obedient to all that He commands us to do.  We must have a genuine love and respect for Him and for His Son, Jesus Christ, and love others, as we love ourselves.

 

Unless we turn from all of our iniquity and seek after almighty God, we will be lost for all time.  We have no excuse; we have been shown the way to salvation and exposed to the truth of the Gospel message.  Jesus Christ died so that we could be set free from all of our sinfulness and inherit the gift of eternal life.  If we embrace Him as our Lord and Savior, we will be exonerated from all our sin guilt once and for all time.

 


Lost In Darkness And Deception

 

Psalm 143:3 “For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.”

 

The entire world lies in a web of darkness and deception, because men have abandoned almighty God and walked in their own ways.  We have fallen prey to Satan, the enemy of our souls because we did not submit ourselves to God and resist the devil as we should.  He attempts to steal, kill and destroy all of mankind in his jealous rage.  He holds us in perpetual bondage to sin and evil unless we break free.

 

The devil is real and a formidable threat to each and every one of us.  If we have made Jesus Christ the Lord of our lives, his power over us wanes and we are eventually victorious over all of his efforts to oppress us.  Christ “in us” thwarts the work of the devil and minimizes his influence.  We are able to overcome the world, our flesh and the devil if we have a strong relationship with Jesus.

 

If we choose to go it alone, without Christ on our side, we will be driven deeper and deeper into sin and destruction.  No man will prosper and succeed without almighty God defending and delivering him from the evil one.  The wages of sin are death and our demise will be inevitable.  We cannot hope to survive the horrific onslaught of the enemy without divine intervention and supernatural protection. 

 

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!”

 

It is relatively simple to be overcome by the darkness and deception that surround us in these last days.  If we should let down our guard, we can be easily seduced into selfishness and materialism like those who are in the world.  However, even a little compromise is dangerous to our souls.  Our faith is an all or nothing proposition.  We cannot be on the fence in any way.

 

We cannot afford to dally in even a tiny bit of sin and wickedness.  That will slowly, but surely, lead to our demise.  If we are defiled by the sin that surrounds us, we will be of no value to the Lord.  He is looking for a people who are sold out to righteousness, so that He can imbue us with divine power and authority to represent Him to those who are still lost in darkness.

 

The Lord has absolute moral standards by which we should guide our lives.  We must choose to believe the truth and walk in it at all times and under all circumstances.  If we obey all His commandments and have a genuine love for Him and for others, we will be found righteous in His eyes.  We should also present our bodies as living sacrifices in service to almighty God. 

 

There are countless numbers of human beings who are still caught up in sin, in perpetual bondage to wickedness and evil.  We have to be godly role models to them and share our faith as the Lord arranges our contacts.  Evangelism must be our primary goal.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ should be preached to every person in every race, tongue and nation of this world.

 

Deuteronomy 28:29 “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].”

 

If men choose to reject the truth, they will be lost for all of eternity.  They will grope around in darkness as if they were blind, and be cursed instead of blessed.  No human hand will be able to rescue them from utter destruction.  Their ignorance and rebellion will be their undoing.  They will devour one another in their greed and lust for power.  There will be only strife and conflict in their affairs.

 

Everything that they touch will be tainted with the evil of their ways.  They will not prosper and succeed in anything that they do.  They will lead lives of total failure and disappointment, only to be condemned to never ending punishment in the end.  The Lord will be compelled to abandon them to their own devices, because they have turned their backs on Him and refused to believe the truth.

 

They will search for Him but He will not be found, because they have rebelled against His commandments and ignored His warnings.  They will be open prey for their enemies and consumed by their wickedness.  There will be no peace in their lives or hope and confidence for their future; they will be cast out of God’s holy presence for all time.  Their fate is to perish in the unquenchable lake of fire.

 

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.”

 

Very soon now, there will be nowhere to run and no place to hide as the great and terrible Day of the Lord approaches.  Men will be afraid of what is coming on them for their iniquity.  Yet few will repent from the heart and renounce their sins.  Many will continue in their transgressions and hope to escape their fate.  The Lord will not relent; He will utterly destroy all the ungodly and their ungodliness.  They will not even be remembered by anyone on this earth.

 

The rebellious will be driven away, so that the righteous are protected from all harm and preserved from defilement.  The Lord will defend His people and come to our rescue.  He will intervene in the affairs of men, so that there is fairness, equality and justice established in the government of God.  Oppression and exploitation of one man over another will soon cease.  Poverty and lack will be in our past.  Strife and division will not even be named among us.

 

The earth will be purged of all its wickedness and evil, so that heaven can be brought here in the everlasting Kingdom of God.  The darkness will be turned into light, as God’s people rise up in their divine anointing and take back all that the enemy has stolen from us over the years.  We will tear down demonic strongholds that impede our progress; overcome all evil with good; and prepare the hearts of all mankind to receive Jesus Christ as their Righteous King.

 


Wasted By Worldliness

 

1John 2:15-16 “Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”

 

We are spirit beings created in the very image and likeness of almighty God, but we are having a human experience in a world that does nothing but tempt us to sin.  Things have grown quite chaotic on this planet and evil threatens to overtake all of us, if we are not careful.  The things of this world and the pride of life can be our undoing if we allow them to contaminate us and lead us away from our divine destiny. 

 

We must maintain a healthy perspective and fight off all mundane influences that are counter-productive to our righteousness and godliness.  We should obey all of the commandments and walk in love at all times and under all circumstances, as we have been taught.  We dare not have false gods of any kind that interfere with our relationship with our Creator.  We cannot hope to please God and man at the same time.

 

We should put God first at all times and under all circumstances.  He is a jealous God and wants all of our attention.  If anyone or anything interferes with our relationship with Him, we are headed down the wrong path.  We should heed His warnings and get back on track before it is too late.  The goodness of God leads to repentance and He has demonstrated His love, mercy and compassion to us over and over again.

 

We have to make a conscious decision to keep our fleshly lusts and selfish, soul ambitions subdued and disciplined.  We should ask the Lord for protection, so that we are fortified against all wickedness.  We have to ignore the seduction that bombards us on all fronts and pray for strength in our inner man.  If we allow ourselves to become unbalanced, we will be overcome by the world, our flesh and the devil.

 

Ephesians 6:12 “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].”

 

This present world is a battle arena filled with wickedness and evil.  It is difficult to maintain godly purity amid all the temptations to sin that exist.  We must be in the world, but not of it, if we hope to remain unscathed.  We cannot permit our carnal lusts and human emotions to control us.  We have to be at peace with all men wherever possible and be righteous role models for those who are lost in sin.  They need strong role models to help lead them into the truth.

 

Satan always lies in wait, hoping to lure us into iniquity with every opportunity that he gets.  We have to be proactive in our lives and keep him at bay.  We must appropriate the righteousness of Jesus Christ that is available to us and be baptized in the Holy Spirit of God in order to be fully protected from all worldly and demonic influence.  If we submit ourselves to God and resist the devil, he will flee from us.  Believers will overcome evil with good in the critical days to come.

 

If we are diligent to follow all of the Lord’s guidance and direction, and obey all of His commandments, He will deliver us from the evil one.  The Lord will never leave or forsake His people, particularly when we face tests, trials and tribulation in this world.  He will send legions of ministering angels to defend us from all harm.  We are not alone; our God stands ready to fight for us, if we will only take the first step of faith.  Our heavenly Father always provides for His people.

 

Philippians 3:18-19 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, [that they are] the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end [is] destruction, whose God [is their] belly, and [whose] glory [is] in their shame, who mind earthly things.)” 

 

However, if we are stubborn and rebellious, we will be overcome by our transgressions and become easy prey to Satan, the enemy of our souls.  The devil is out to destroy all of mankind because God loves us.  He rejoices when we fall into temptation and allow the cares of this world to take precedence over our personal relationship with our Creator and His Son, Jesus Christ.

 

We must maintain a healthy perspective and stay balanced regardless of the tests, trials and tribulation that we experience.  If we remain focused on our heavenly Father and dwell in the secret place of the Most High, we will be protected from all harm.  If we imitate the disciplined life of Christ Himself we will be totally victorious in everything that we think, say and do.

 

If we depart from the way of peace and fall into strife and division with one another, we establish a ripe breeding ground for conflict, war and violence. When we are greedy and materialistic, we make gods of our belly and indulge our fleshly lusts.  We permit social injustice; encourage oppression and exploitation of one another; and perpetuate poverty and lack in our midst.

 

We become enemies of the cross of Christ by violating spiritual and natural laws.  We call evil good and good evil and take glory in our wickedness, instead of feeling shame.  We subject ourselves to the wrath of almighty God and a strict judgment for all of our infractions.  We will be relegated to total destruction for our sinfulness, and perish for all eternity in the lake of fire.

 


The Plight Of The Wicked

 

Proverbs 4:14-17 “Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil [men]. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause [some] to fall. For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.” 

 

It is difficult to imagine that there are human beings so committed to wickedness and evil that they only take satisfaction when they cause chaos and confusion or pain and suffering for others.  However, this seems to be the norm today, rather than the exception.  There are many individuals who take particular delight in sin and rejoice when others fall prey to their devices.

 

These people will not escape the impending judgment that is coming on all of mankind in the very near future.  They will most assuredly incur the wrath of almighty God and be held accountable for all of their works in the flesh.  Their fate will be to spend all of eternity in the unquenchable lake of fire, while the Lord gathers the righteous into the everlasting Kingdom of God.

 

Jesus Christ will soon return to take vengeance on all of our enemies.  He will destroy the ungodly and all of their ungodliness in His wrath.  The wicked will perish off the face of the earth.  They will no longer be remembered, nor will they be able to contaminate and defile others any longer.  Christ will rule and reign with a rod of iron to make certain that His people are protected.

 

Job 15:20-25 “The wicked man travaileth with pain all [his] days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor. A dreadful sound [is] in his ears: in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.    He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is waited for of the sword. He wandereth abroad for bread, [saying], Where [is it]? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.   Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle. For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.” 

 

The wicked will have no rest or respite.  The very thing that they attempt to inflict on others will come on them.  The destroyer will attack them and steal their prosperity away from them.  They will become despondent and distressed for all the evil that they have wrought.  They will know they are plummeting into darkness and that the wrath of almighty God Himself will be soon visited on them.

 

As they have sown, so shall they reap in this world.  The wicked will have nothing but chaos and confusion for their mischief.  They will wander around looking for meaning and purpose for their lives, but it will elude them.  They will never be satisfied with what they have, always coveting more material things and greater power over others.  They will be cursed because of all of their wrongdoing.

 

Trouble and anguish will come on them and make the evil ones afraid.  Yet for some reason, many still fail to repent and change their ways.   They will not be held innocent of their transgressions.  Their end is total destruction, because they have wreaked so much havoc on the earth and rebelled against our God.  The very thing that they fear most will come on them as just retribution for their iniquity.

 

Pride and arrogance go before a fall.  Those who reject almighty God and His way of doing things will go to perdition.  There is no reprieve or pardon available to them if they steadfastly refuse so great a salvation that is available to them.  Rebellion is a serious sin and it is difficult to break.  Those who disobey almighty God and defile His people in any way will be sentenced to never ending punishment.

 

Ecclesiastes 8:13 “But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong [his] days, [which are] as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.”

 

If we fail to show deference, respect and a reverential fear for almighty God, we will be chastised for our impudence.  The Lord abases the proud and arrogant among us.  He has no tolerance for wickedness and rebellion of any kind.  He is not a God of compromise.  Our righteousness is not something that we can negotiate with Him.  Each of us will be judged by our works, whether they were good or evil.

 

There will be no second chances given to anyone.  It will soon be too late to change our fate.  What we do in this life will impact our future for all of eternity.  We can sincerely repent of our sins, believe the Gospel truth, and receive all the promises of eternal life or go to perdition with all the other wrongdoers.  The Lord will not impose His standards on us, nor violate our free will in any way.  The choice is up to us.

 

We are doomed to eternal condemnation if we reject Christ as our Lord and Savior.  If we fail to obey all of the commandments and walk in love, we will be subject to a harsh and permanent punishment.  We cannot flagrantly defy our God and expect lenience.  If we persist in our evil ways, the Lord will have no choice but to abandon us to our own devices.  We will ultimately perish in the unquenchable lake of fire. 

 


Judgment Of The Ungodly

 

1Peter 4:17-18 “For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”

 

The Lord is commencing judgment of His creation.  All flesh will pass before Christ for evaluation.  He is beginning with His very own household.  He will judge both the living and the dead, all the nations of this world, and even angels.  No one will escape His scrutiny nor persuade Him to alter His perfect, impeccable standards for any of us.  We will all be judged fairly and equitably.

 

If the righteous are barely saved, where will the sinners be for all eternity?  Men are without hope if they do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  They cannot expect mercy if they have purposely rejected the truth.  The Lord has no tolerance for ignorance and rebellion.  He will cast all the wrongdoers out of His holy presence into the unquenchable lake of fire forever.

 

Very soon now, there will be no opportunity for second chances to get it right.  The Lord is drawing a line in the sand that no one can cross.  If we have not met His standards for righteousness and godliness, we will never see our God face-to-face or enjoy the many benefits of His everlasting Kingdom that He promised us.  We should be diligent to repent of all of our sins and renounce them.

 

We must heed the Lord’s warnings and accept His eternal redemption plan for us or perish.  Our salvation is contingent upon our willingness and obedience to receive the unconditional love of God and believe in all that His Son did for us.  If we are genuinely remorseful and have faith in Christ, we will escape God’s wrath and become His legal heirs to all the promises for righteousness.

 

Psalm 1:5-6 “Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”

 

Those who are deliberately rebellious and committed to wickedness and evil, will never survive the impending judgment of almighty God that is coming on the entire human race.  They will be found lacking, and spend all of eternity in the lake of fire with all the wrongdoers.  Nothing that is defiling will ever come near God’s people to harm or contaminate them.

 

The Kingdom of God is only for the righteous and godly who have purified themselves of all iniquity.  We are believers in the Lord, Jesus Christ and faithful to walk in His ways.  While we may have made many mistakes in the past, we always repented from the heart and sought forgiveness for our sins.  We are fully exonerated by the Blood of our Lord and Savior.

 

The righteous will be able to stand in judgment before the Lord because of His mercy.  God is not mocked or easily fooled.  He sees the inner man of the heart and knows who is called by His holy name.  Only those who are humble, sincere and contrite will ever enter into His holy presence.  All the wicked transgressors will totally perish off the face of the entire earth. 

 

No evil will ever enter into the Kingdom of God.  Christ will rule and reign as a righteous King with a rod of iron to ensure safety and security for His people.  Nothing will taint the peace and serenity of our lives or harm us in any way.  The Lord will take vengeance on all the wicked.  They will be banished for all of eternity because they alienated both man and God.

 

Hebrews 10:26-27 “For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.” 

 

Sin is sin and it requires a just retribution.  There will be no second chances given to anyone.  Very soon now, it will be too late to change our fate.  We must be totally righteous, loving and obedient to escape the wrath of almighty God.  If we have defied the Lord and deliberately sinned after receiving a knowledge of the truth, we will be condemned to a severe and lasting punishment. 

 

The Lord will not tolerate flagrant misbehavior.  He has absolute moral standards that we must all adhere to, or find ourselves on the outside looking in for all of eternity.  We cannot slide in to the Kingdom of God based only on the merits of a few good deeds and honorable intentions.  We have a responsibility to obey all the commandments and walk in love, as we have been taught to do.

 

Ours is not a God of compromise, nor does He lie or break His word.  He will follow through with all that He promises.  He is fair and just, but mighty and powerful, as well.  He will reward righteousness and punish evil, as He told us.  We will all face a strict judgment for our works in the flesh.  Many will be gathered into the Kingdom of God, but others will perish for all eternity.

 


Inevitable Punishment

 

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.”

 

The Lord is merciful and compassionate to the human condition.  He knows that we have inherited iniquity from our forefathers and that we have a tendency to temptation and sinfulness.  He is infinitely patient with His creation and it is not His desire that any of us go to perdition.  Yet, at the same time, almighty God has a zero tolerance for deliberate wickedness and rebellion.

 

If we have openly defied the Lord and walked in our own selfish ways, He will hold us strictly accountable for our transgressions.  We will reap what we have sown – whether it was good or evil.  None of us will ever escape His scrutiny or be able to convince Him to lower His perfect standards.  The unrighteous will be condemned to never ending torment in the lake of fire.

 

Our God will smite all the unrepentant evildoers in His wrath and indignation.  He will take vengeance on all of His enemies.  He will not permit them to enter into His holy presence or steal the rewards that He has planned for the faithful.  The wicked ones will be on the outside of the Kingdom of God looking in for all of eternity, without the possibility of reprieve or pardon.

 

Deuteronomy 32:35 “To me [belongeth] vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in [due] time: for the day of their calamity [is] at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that [their] power is gone, and [there is] none shut up, or left.” 

 

The proud and arrogant, greedy and selfish, wicked and rebellious will never see God or dwell with Him in paradise on this earth.  They may have had their rewards in this world but they will not fare well in the future.  They will not inherit eternal life.  Only those who are totally sincere and contrite, righteous and obedient, will ever enter into the Kingdom of God to enjoy all of its many blessings.

 

Those who have defied almighty God, disobeyed His commandments and failed to walk in love for Him and for othersim and others can expect a scathing retribution to come on them.  The great and terrible Day of the Lord will bring total destruction on all of the wicked who have caused pain and suffering to God’s people.  He is a fair and just God and He will defend and vindicate those who are called by His name.  

 

The Lord will not permit His people to continue to be oppressed and exploited.  He will champion our cause and bring a never ending punishment on all evildoers.  He will purge and cleanse the entire earth so that heaven can be brought here in the Kingdom of God.  No evil will ever harm or defile us ever again.  We will have peace and prosperity, safety and security, joy and freedom forever more.

 

Isaiah 13:11 “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.”

 

Very soon now, Jesus Christ will return to this earth and level all playing fields.  Those who were first may be last when they appear before the mercy seat to stand judgment.  The proud and arrogant will be abased.  The hypocrite will not endure His scrutiny.  Those who have compromised God’s absolute, moral standards or injured others in any way will be held strictly accountable. 

 

Christ has vengeance in His heart to destroy all the ungodly and bring peace, order and stability to this earth.  There will be no more war, violence and conflict.  Oppression and exploitation will cease.  Greed and covetous materialism will be abolished.  Social injustice, tyranny and civil unrest will soon be in our past.  All of mankind will be treated with dignity and respect.

 

The Lord will banish all the wicked and rebellious to the unquenchable lake of fire.  He will not permit them to enter into His everlasting Kingdom.  Nothing that defiles God or man will ever taint the perfection of our lives.  We will have safety and security, joy and freedom in the very presence of almighty God.  He will protect us from all harm and provide for all of our needs.

 

We will dwell with both men and angels, and give the Lord all the thanks and praise He deserves.  He will boast of us to all creation as His very own sons and daughters.  The Kingdom of God will be the answer to all our prayers and the solution to all of our problems.  It will literally be heaven on this earth for all those who have chosen the straight and narrow path that leads to life. 

 

Topics For Discussion

1.      All Have Sinned

2.      A Tendency Towards Transgression

3.      Lost In Darkness And Deception

4.      Wasted By Worldliness

5.      The Plight Of The Wicked

6.      Judgment Of The Ungodly

7.      Inevitable Punishment

 

 

 

Chapter 2 – A Personal Encounter with God

 

Isaiah 55:6-7 “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”

 

The Lord wants nothing more than that we would turn to Him, so that He can develop a close, personal relationship between us.  Our God is not a forbidding or distant deity that takes no interest in His creation.

 

He regards every man, woman and child with a deep, abiding love.  We are formed in His very image and likeness, and it is His heart’s desire that we always fellowship intimately with Him.

 

However, sin interferes with that and separates us from God.  There is no way that we can enter into His holy presence unless we are cleansed of all of our iniquity.  No man can do that in his own strength.  We require supernatural assistance to be restored to right standing with Him.  We must take the first step and renounce all our sinfulness and determine that we will obey all that the Lord requires.

 

Almighty God is infinitely merciful and compassionate to the human condition.  He knows that we struggle in our quest for righteousness and that we have a tendency towards transgression that we inherited from our forefathers.  He also knows that Satan, the enemy of our souls, holds us in bondage to sin and evil.  The Lord has made it possible for all mankind to be saved from their sins once and for all. 

 

He has made redemption available to each and every one of us through the merits of His only beloved Son, Jesus Christ.  If we accept Him as our personal Lord and Savior, we will be forgiven of all our sin guilt and inherit the gift of eternal life.  If we cooperate with our heavenly Father and repent of our wrong doing, He will fully pardon us and gather us to Himself for all of eternity in the Kingdom of God. 

 

James 4:8 “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse [your] hands, [ye] sinners; and purify [your] hearts, [ye] double minded.”

 

The Lord is willing to accept us as His beloved right where we are and in the midst of all the sin and evil that so easily beset us.  If we take the first step and draw near to God, He will draw near to us.  He will make redemption readily available to us regardless of how wicked we may have been in the past.  He is a loving and forgiving God and He rejoices when we turn to Him for deliverance from evil. 

 

We have to make a quality decision to alter the course of our lives.  We cannot remain the same as we have been in the past.  That is double-mindedness and the Lord cannot help us unless we are sincere.  If we will repent from the heart and accept Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, we will inherit eternal life through the merits of His precious Blood.  None of us is too incorrigible that we cannot be changed. 

 

Jesus died for the benefit of each and every one of us, regardless of our background.  Salvation is readily available to every man, woman and child in every race, tongue and nation of this world.  All that we need do is believe in Him and we will be saved to eternal life.  Christ has done all the rest.  His sacrifice was made on the behalf of all of mankind and exonerates us of all sins – past, present and future. 

 

Our Lord and Savior spoiled powers and principalities with His death on the cross and stripped Satan of all his power over mankind.  The devil is already a defeated foe.  All that we must do is submit ourselves to almighty God, resist the devil, and he will flee from us.  If we are diligent, we can overcome all of our tendency towards sin and evil and emerge victorious in this life and in the Kingdom to come.

 

2Corinthians 6:17 “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 

 

If we wish to be in an intimate relationship with almighty God, we have to separate ourselves from those who are in the world and choose a different life style.  We have to repent of all our wrong doing and humble ourselves under His mighty hand.  We must be sincere and contrite, and do whatever it takes to be at peace with our God.  He is patiently waiting for us to turn to Him, so He can bless us.

 

Ours is a God who thrives on intimacy with His people.  If we seek Him with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength and relinquish all of our carnality and selfish soul ambitions, He will show Himself strong in our lives. He will enable us to be victorious in all that we do and protect us from all evil.  His very own Holy Spirit will come and indwell us, so we can overcome the world, our flesh and the devil.

 

We can appropriate the righteousness of Jesus Christ Himself through a sincere faith in all that He did for us.  Because of His perfect obedience unto death, we have been restored to right standing with our heavenly Father.  The Lord pardons us of all of our iniquity and actually regards us as His very own sons and daughters now.  We are joint-heirs with Jesus to all the promises of God for righteousness.

 

The Lord will meet all of our needs according to His riches in glory.  There is no good thing that He will ever withhold from His people.  We will soon be gathered into His holy presence for all of eternity in the Kingdom of God when it comes to this earth.  There will never be a separation between God and man ever again.  We will worship Him in Spirit and in truth, and give Him all of our heart-felt gratitude.

 

2Corinthians 5:18-19 “And all things [are] of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.” 

 

There is no reason why we should be estranged from our God and feel all alone in this world.  He has made it simple for us to be reconciled with Him, even though we may have been lost in sin and darkness at one time.  He sent His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth to save all of mankind from the punishment of death.  Christ took on all our sin debt as if it were His own and paid it in its entirety.  We should no longer have a sin consciousness of any kind.

 

Jesus laid down His divinity when He came to this earth and was born of a woman, so that He could become one of us.  He was human in every way, yet perfect and sinless at all times and under all circumstances.  He, who was without sin, actually became sin for us, so that we could be redeemed from its penalty of death.  Christ suffered and died so that we do not have to endure the same fate.  We have been set free from the law of sin and death.

 

We have been restored to right standing with almighty God through no effort on our own.  He views us as His beloved children and we have inherited all the promises for righteousness, to include eternal life.  We are actually joint-heirs with Jesus Christ and seated with Him in heavenly places at the right hand of God Himself.  We can approach the throne of grace without fear, shame and condemnation.  There is nothing that is separating us from our Creator.

 

Our heavenly Father stands ready to hear all of our prayers and meet all our needs in abundance.  All that we must do is repent of our iniquity and believe the truth.  There is no good thing that He will ever withhold from us.  He wants to be in an intimate relationship with His children and He will never leave us or forsake us.  We can rely on the fact that if we turn to God, He will always be there for us.  He stands ready to assist us in everything we do.

 

 

A Call To Repentance

 

Jeremiah 33:8 “And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.”

 

All of us have fallen short of the glory of God and missed the mark of true holiness.  We inherited iniquity from our ancestors.  It is part of our human nature, and we are often overcome by it.  It holds us in bondage and estranges us from our Creator.  Sin also condemns us to eternal damnation and the penalty of death, unless we acknowledge it and ask the Lord for forgiveness. 

 

We cannot ignore the fact that sin separates us from God and hope to walk in blessings instead of curses.  It must be dealt with or we are doomed.  The Lord has made provision for each and every one of us to be redeemed of all of our transgressions.  All that we must do is confess our sin, repent from the heart and believe the truth.  If we are totally sincere, we will be saved.

 

The Lord sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth to deliver us from all our trespasses.  Jesus was God made man for our express benefit.  He was perfect and blameless Himself, yet He took on our sin debt as if it were His very own.  He served as our sacrificial substitute and died to pay the penalty for the sins of the entire human race.  Because of Him, we receive eternal life.

 

Our faith has made us brand new creatures in Christ.  Our minds are renewed in the truth and our behavior is totally transformed until it becomes godly.  We seek to serve the Lord in all that we do.  He will pardon us of all our iniquity and empower us, so that we can lead others to Him.  We will impact the fate of the entire human race, if we are diligent to share this good news.

 

2Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 

 

The Lord loves all of mankind with a deep, abiding love that defies logic.  He created us in His very own image and likeness to spend all of eternity in intimate fellowship with Him.  But sin entered into the equation and ruined His plans; He is holy and cannot abide with evil.  When we sin without repenting from the heart, we separate ourselves from God and run the risk of eternal damnation.

 

Sin hurts both God and man.  It offends our Creator and is an affront to His inherent goodness.  It steals our blessings from us and interrupts our relationship with God.  It is not the Lord’s desire that anyone perishes in their iniquity.  He wants us to turn to Him and seek forgiveness.  We can appropriate the righteousness of His Son, Jesus Christ, by faith and never be estranged from our God ever again.

 

If we accept Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, our lives will change as never before.  Instead of being condemned to never ending punishment for our sins, we will be saved to eternal life through the merits of His precious Blood.  If we invite Him to dwell in us, we can overcome all our personal tendencies towards sin and evil.  We actually become new creatures in Christ and prevail in all things.

 

He sends us His very own Holy Spirit, so that we can be strengthened in our inner man and grow and develop in the deep things of God.  We acquire characteristics and attributes that are like those of Christ Himself.  We become spiritually mature and aspire to holiness and perfection in our walk with God.  We enjoy supernatural favor and the Lord gradually reveals our divine destinies to us.

 

1John 1:8-9 “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 

 

Almighty God is infinitely patient with us.  He wants all of mankind to repent of their sins and turn towards Him, so that we can be in an intimate relationship with Him as He always desired.  He is willing to pardon each and every one of us of all our iniquity, as long as we take the first step towards His forgiveness.  We must acknowledge our sins and determine to renounce them for all time. 

 

We should be sincerely sorry for our transgressions because they hurt God, and change the direction of our lives.  This world with its lust of the flesh should not dominate us.   We can no longer do the things that we once did and be held innocent of wrongdoing.  We know the truth; the Lord expects us to obey all of His commandments and show Him deference in all that we think, say and do. 

 

So too, there is no way that anyone can be saved in his own strength or by his own merits.  We must choose to believe in the Lord, Jesus Christ, and all that He did for us.  If we accept Him as our Lord and Savior, our sins are totally forgiven us and we are deemed righteous in God’s eyes.  Our heavenly Father views us as His very own sons and daughters and we become joint-heirs with Jesus.

 

There is no good thing that the Lord will ever withhold from us if we are among those who believe in His beloved Son.  He will supply all of our needs in abundance according to His riches in glory.  He will answer all of our prayers and deliver us from evil.  The Lord will vindicate His people before both men and angels, and gather us to Himself for all of eternity in the Kingdom of God.

 

 

Redeemed To Righteousness

 

Romans 3:23-25 “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;”

 

Almighty God never intended that man should be forever lost in sin and doomed to perdition for his inherent weakness.  Ever since Adam disobeyed Him in the Garden of Eden, the Lord had a perfect plan in place for our redemption.  He knew that it would take divine intervention for the human race to be restored to righteousness and He sent His only beloved Son to the earth realm to accomplish this. 

 

Jesus Christ was God in all respects, yet He laid down His deity and was born one of us.  He was sinless and perfect all of His life, but He took on all of our transgression as if it were His own.  He paid the penalty for our sin in full with His suffering and death on the cross.  Because of His love and obedience, we have all been saved to eternal life.  We are deemed righteous again through His Blood sacrifice.

 

We are fully restored to our right standing with God if we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.  Our sin is no longer an impediment to our relationship with our Creator.  He views us as His very own sons and daughters now.  We have become joint-heirs with Jesus to all the promises of God for righteousness.  We can approach the throne of grace with full confidence that all of our prayers will be heard. 

 

The Lord no longer sees our sin guilt.  It is washed cleaned by the Blood of Jesus Christ; we become new creatures in Him and all things are made new for us.  We have unmerited grace and favor with God to the point that He actually spoils us.  He is generous and extravagant with His people, and we lack no good thing, either temporal or spiritual.  He supplies all of our needs in abundance to the overflow.

 

Romans 5:17-19 “For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.  Therefore as by the offence of one [judgment came] upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one [the free gift came] upon all men unto justification of life.  For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” 

 

Our faith saves us; we cannot ever be righteous on our own, no matter how hard we try.  Christ was the firstborn of many sons and daughters of almighty God.  We have all been redeemed through His perfect obedience and we receive the gift of eternal life despite our past, present and future mistakes.  As long as we trust in the Lord for mercy and grace, we will never be disappointed.

 

Just as sin came on all of mankind when Adam disobeyed God in the Garden, so has righteousness come on the entire human race through Jesus Christ.  He paid our sin debt in its entirety and we are no longer subject to the penalty of death.  He became a curse for us, so that we could be blessed and have life in abundance to the overflow.  There is no good thing that the Lord will withhold from us.

 

Our salvation is secure if we are sincere believers in all that Jesus did for us.  We become new creatures in Him.  Our minds are renewed in the truth and our behavior is totally transformed, until we become godly.  We can reign in this life and in the world to come if we imitate the life of Christ Himself.  Nothing will be impossible to us if we obey the Lord and walk in love for Him and others.

 

If we are sanctified of all our sins and consecrated to divine service, the Lord will be able to work through us to reach those who are still lost in darkness and deception.  He will empower us to share our faith with conviction and perform miracles, signs and wonders to back it up.  We will make the Gospel of Jesus Christ available to all who are receptive and advance His Kingdom on this earth.

 

Romans 5:8-10 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.  For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” 

 

Our faith is an all or nothing proposition.  We cannot underestimate the power of our redemption.  Jesus died so that we could be set free from the penalty of death for our sins.  His sacrifice on our behalf was total and complete.  Because of His obedience, we are set free to be restored to right standing with almighty God.  He now regards us as His very own sons and daughters.

 

We are seated with Christ in heavenly places at the right hand of almighty God Himself.  We can approach the throne of grace without shame, guilt or condemnation.  There is no good thing that the Lord will ever withhold from those who believe in His Son and walk in His ways.  He will supply all of our needs in abundance and make certain that we are successful in all we do.

 

If we sin after receiving our salvation, we can always repent from the heart and be forgiven once again.  Through faith in Jesus, we are strengthened in our inner man, so that sin and evil no longer have as strong a hold on us.  We are fortified to fight off all temptation and overcome the world, our flesh and the devil.  It is possible for us to grow in spiritual maturity and become holy.

 

We are more than conquerors through our faith in Jesus Christ.  He died so that we would have life in abundance to the overflow.  We are joint-heirs with Him to all the promises for righteousness.  We will prevail over all our situations and circumstances, if we appropriate the divine power and authority that is given to us.  We will reign in this life and in the Kingdom to come.

 

An Eternal Salvation

Romans 10:9-10 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” 

 

The Son of God came to this earth and died to save us from all of our iniquity – past, present and future.  All that we need do is believe that Jesus Christ died and rose again from the dead, so that we could receive the gift of eternal life.  We must confess Him as our Lord and Savior, and be baptized in His holy name.  There is no other way to be redeemed of all our sins.

 

When we are born again in our spirit man our lives change as never before.  We actually become brand new creatures in Christ.  Our right standing with almighty God is restored and we inherit all the promises for righteousness.  We are His very own sons and daughters, and the Lord reveals our divine destinies to us, so that we can minister to His people as we are ordained to do.

 

If we sanctify ourselves of all known sin and present our bodies as living sacrifices to God, He will fully empower us with His divine anointing.  We will operate just as Christ did and be able to overcome all evil with good.  We will be righteous role models for others and share our faith as the Lord arranges our contacts.  We will walk in miracles, signs and wonders.

 

Believers will preach the Gospel message with genuine power and conviction and baptize countless numbers in Jesus’ name.  We will lay hands on the sick and they will be healed of all their afflictions.  We will cast out demons that keep men in bondage to sin and evil, and set them free to eternal life.  We will even raise the dead back to life, as Jesus Christ Himself did.

 

1Thessalonians 5:9 “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ”

 

Salvation is readily available through the Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to all those who are receptive to it.  No human being can save us from destruction; it takes divine intervention to set us free to eternal life.  We heed not stumble in the darkness any longer, nor be oppressed by Satan, the enemy of our souls.  We have a way of escape provided to each and every one of us.

 

There is no reason why any of us should ever perish in our iniquity.  We can appropriate the righteousness of Christ Himself through a sincere faith in all that He accomplished on our behalf.  He paid our sin debt in its entirety with His suffering and death on the cross.  He also rose again from the dead, so that we could become new creatures in Him and overcome temptation to sin and evil. 

 

We must grow and develop in the deep things of God until we reach full spiritual maturity.  Our minds are renewed in the truth and our behavior is totally transformed until it becomes godly.  The Lord reveals our divine destinies to us and we accept His perfect will for our lives.  We walk in love, obey all of His commandments and serve Him and His people as He desires that we do.

 

John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

 

There is no other way to our heavenly Father except through the cross of Jesus Christ.  No man can be righteous in His own strength or by His own merits, no matter how hard he tries.  Unless we believe that Jesus was the Son of God who was sent to redeem us of all of our iniquity, we are doomed.  Only a sincere faith in Him and all that He accomplished will set us free.

 

Christ was the total sacrifice that was required to satisfy the sin guilt of all mankind.  He was perfect in every way, yet He took on all our sins and became a curse for us, so that we could be blessed.  There is no greater love than what Jesus demonstrated.  He paid our sin debt with His very own Blood.  He died so that no man, woman or child has to suffer the same fate.

 

Because of Him, we have been saved to eternal life with all of its many benefits.  We are restored to right standing with almighty God.  We are actually seated with Christ in heavenly places and joint-heirs with Him to all the promises of God.  There is no good thing that the Lord will ever withhold from His people.  He will soon gather us into the everlasting Kingdom of God.

 

The Lord desires to be in intimate fellowship with each and every one of us.  He has made provision for us to spend all of eternity with Him.  He will supply all of our needs in abundance and protect us from all harm.  He will boast of us to all creation as His very own sons and daughters.  We will actually dwell in His holy presence and give Him all the love He deserves.

 

Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

 

Jesus took on all of our sin debt as His very own, and then He paid it in its entirety with His suffering and death on the cross.  He was the perfect sacrificial substitute for the whole human race.  He rose again from the dead as the firstborn of many sons and daughters of God, so that we could enjoy all the many benefits of eternal life.  Because of His perfect obedience, we have been set free.

 

We can be anything that we choose to be, as long as we appropriate the righteousness of Christ Himself and operate in His strength.  We will walk just as He did on this earth and lead many others to salvation through Him.  We will cast out demons, release them from their bondage to sin and evil, and heal them of all their diseases.  We will even raise the dead back to life again just as Jesus did.

 

All of creation will be impacted by our efforts.  We will confront all wickedness that we see and establish godly principles to govern all of our affairs.  There will be no more social unrest, poverty and lack.  All men will be treated with dignity and respect.  We will restore nature back to its original beauty and balance and cleanse the planet of all defilement so that heaven can be brought here.

 

Nothing will be impossible to believers in the days to come before Jesus Christ returns to us.  We will fulfill our divine callings and take back the entire earth for the Kingdom of God.  The Lord will imbue us with His very own power and authority, so that we can destroy all demonic strongholds and bring peace, order and stability to this world, as we were destined to do from the creation.

 

 

Justified By Our Faith

 

Romans 5:1-2 “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

 

Our righteousness is determinedly solely by our faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ and all that He accomplished on our behalf.  We are no longer estranged from almighty God; our right standing with Him has been fully restored.  We are His very own sons and daughters, joint-heirs with Jesus Himself.  We can approach the throne of grace with every need and know, for a fact, that it will be met.

 

The Lord is for us, not against us.  He wants every man, woman and child to rely on Him for divine providence and supernatural protection.  He will never withhold any good thing from us.  He wants us to prosper and be in good health even as our soul – our mind, will and emotions – prospers.  He will never leave us or forsake us, no matter what trials and tribulation that we incur.

 

We have been bought with a dear price and our future is now secure.  There is no reason why we should ever entertain fear, doubt or unbelief no matter what happens in our lives.  Our God wants us to take back our dominion over all things on this earth.  We should operate in faith in all that we think, say and do.  We have divine destinies to fulfill that will impact the fate of the entire world.

 

Hebrews 10:38-39 “Now the just shall live by faith: but if [any man] draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.  But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”

 

We will rise up in our kingly and priestly anointing and share our faith with power and conviction, so that many can be saved from darkness and destruction to eternal life.  We will preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and set men free in the truth.  We will walk just as Christ did on this earth.  We will heal the sick, cast out demons and even raise the dead back to life once again.

 

Nothing will be impossible to us if we have a sincere faith in almighty God and all of His promises to us.  He will imbue us with His very own power and authority to take back the entire earth for the Kingdom of God.  We will baptize countless numbers in Jesus’ name and prepare their hearts to receive their King.  We will warn all of mankind of the impending judgment.

 

We will not waver in our beliefs or draw back from our eternal callings.  We will do anything and everything the Lord asks of us.  He may have us speak to total strangers and confront all wickedness and evil that we see.  Or He may have us minister to those in our immediate families.  It may very well be that we will go to all the nations of the world to share our faith.

 

Whatever the Lord requires of us, He will equip us to handle.  He will assign legions of ministering angels to assist us in our efforts on His behalf.  We will receive supernatural capabilities that will enable us to overcome all evil with good in the critical days that lie ahead.  We will operate in miracles, signs and wonders and glorify our God in all we think, say and do.

 

Jude 1:24-25 “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present [you] faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,  To the only wise God our Saviour, [be] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” 

 

We must always protect the anointing that is given to us.  It is precious in God’s eyes and powerful for impacting our lives and the lives of others.  Our sanctification is a must, and we should actively pursue righteousness and godliness as a way of life.  We cannot afford to be distracted in any way.  We must be totally focused on fulfilling our eternal callings in the days ahead.

 

If we are diligent to obey all of the commandments, walk in love and serve the Lord and His people as we are destined to do, we will receive generous rewards for our faithfulness and devotion.   He will deliver us from all evil and preserve us blameless until the return of His Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth.  We will share in His honor and glory and be appointed kings and priests of God. 

 

The Lord will boast of us to all creation as His sons and daughters and shower us with a multitude of blessings.  He will meet all of our needs in abundance and change our bodies into glorious, resurrection forms.  We will judge both men and angels, and receive the heathen and the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance.  We will rule and reign with Christ over all nations.

 

The Kingdom of God will be our eternal legacy for righteousness and godliness.  All men, women and children whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will enter into it.  We will teach all of mankind to dwell as brothers and sisters in love, peace and unity.  The Lord will actually take up residence with us and there will never be a separation between us ever again.

 

 

New Creatures In Christ

 

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

 

Ever since we have been saved and born again in our spirit man, we have become new creatures in Christ and we begin life over again.  Our minds are renewed in the truth and our behavior is totally transformed until it becomes godly.  Our regeneration is assured if we are sincere believers.  Our past is forgotten and our future is secure, now that we have made Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

 

He died so that we could be set free to eternal life and be released from the penalty of death for our own sinfulness.  Jesus became a curse for us, so that we could be blessed and enjoy life in abundance to the overflow.  We are actually joint-heirs with Him to all the promises for righteousness, even though we have not earned them.  The Kingdom of God will be our shared legacy forever more.

 

We can have total confidence that we will progress in our spiritual maturity.  It is an ongoing process that requires our full cooperation.  We must sanctify ourselves of all known sin and work at developing a closer relationship with our God.  He will never disappoint us if we seek Him; we are His very own sons and daughters and He will enable us to overcome the world, our flesh and the devil.

 

The Lord imbues us with His very own divine power and authority, so that we can optimally serve Him and His people.  Nothing is in any way impossible to us.  We are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ.  We go from glory to glory in our walk with Him, and we can impact the fate of the entire world.  We will reign in this life, and in the Kingdom to come, if we are righteous and obedient.

 

Ephesians 4:24 “And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”

 

We must obey all of the commandments and walk in love for God and for others at all times.  We should imitate the laid down life of Jesus Christ Himself and present our bodies as living sacrifices for His use.  If we embrace our divine destinies and serve the Lord and His people, we will see miraculous results in this world.   We will set others free to receive eternal life and usher in the Kingdom of God.

 

Christ is the Head, but we are His Body on this earth.  We have a sacred privilege and an important responsibility to operate just as Jesus did when He walked among us.  He has commissioned us to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom and baptize others in His holy name.  We will also heal the sick of all their afflictions and raise the dead back to life once again, even before He returns to us.

 

We will confront all world leaders and urge them to employ godly principles in their dealings with one another.  We will abolish all war, violence and conflict on this earth and establish peace, order and stability.  There will be no more oppression or exploitation of one man over another.  We will encourage the affluent to share their wealth with those who are less fortunate and abolish all poverty and lack.

 

All of creation is waiting for the revealing of the sons of God, so that we can restore it to its original beauty and balance.  We will command harmony in the plant and animal kingdoms and eliminate all predatory activities.  We will also regulate the climate so that there are no more natural catastrophes.  We will reverse the effects of all types of pollution and cleanse the entire planet of contamination. 

 

Romans 8:5-6 “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.”

 

Our spirit man will be in ascendancy to our flesh and soul and we will ask for the baptism in the Holy Spirit of God.  The Lord will send us His very own Spirit to indwell us to the fullest extent possible.  We will walk in the Spirit instead of our carnality, and accomplish great feats for almighty God.  Nothing will be impossible to us if we appropriate all our divine power and authority.

 

Believers will demonstrate the love, mercy and compassion of God Himself to all of mankind and change the fate of the entire world.  We will deliver those who are still bound in darkness and deception, and share our faith with countless numbers.  They will repent of all their sins and be baptized in Jesus’ name.  We will offer the free gift of eternal life to every man, woman and child.

 

No one will be left behind if they are receptive to the truth of the Gospel message.  The Blood of Jesus Christ will cleanse them of all their sins and provide them with life in abundance.  The Lord will be pleased with our efforts and gather all of the righteous into His everlasting Kingdom.  We will receive manifold blessings and generous rewards for our service to Him and His people.

 

 

Children Of Light

 

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.”

 

There is no reason why any one of us should walk in darkness and deception, in bondage to sin and evil.  Jesus Christ came to this world to bring light and life to all who would embrace Him as Lord and Savior.  He was the perfect sacrifice needed to atone for all of the sins of mankind once and for all time.  Those who believe in Him have been set free to receive the gift of eternal life.

 

We should imitate the life of Jesus Christ and obey all of the commandments.  It is also critical that we love the Lord with all our heart, mind, soul and strength, and love others as we love ourselves.  If we do these things, we will be found righteous in God’s eyes and entitled to enter into the everlasting Kingdom of God.  We are joint-heirs with Jesus to all the promises for righteousness.

 

Very soon now, the Lord will gather us to Himself for all of eternity.  There will never be a separation between God and man ever again.  We will have peace and prosperity, safety and security, health and longevity, joy and freedom in His awesome presence.  We will worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth, and celebrate all of His sabbaths and feast days with joy and gladness.

 

The Kingdom of God will be a veritable paradise on this earth.  It will be the answer to all of our prayers and the solution to all of our problems.  The Lord will boast of us to all of creation as His very own sons and daughters and meet all of our needs even before we ask Him.  We will dwell with both men and angels, and fellowship intimately with one another in love, peace and unity.

 

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].”

 

We were all once lost in sin and darkness.  But for the mercy and compassion of almighty God we would still be doomed to utter destruction.  He has made it possible for us to become His very own sons and daughters through our faith in Jesus Christ.  We should be also baptized with water and the Holy Spirit, so that our salvation is secure and we are strengthened in our spirit man.

 

If we walk in the Spirit instead of our flesh, nothing will be impossible to us.  We will fulfill our divine destinies and serve the Lord and His people in everything that we say and do.  We will preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ with power and conviction and lead many to eternal life.  We will heal the sick of all their afflictions; cast out demons in Christ’s name; and even raise the dead.

 

We will confront all world governments and make certain that they line up with godly principles of fairness, equality and justice for all of mankind.  We will eliminate all wars, bloodshed, violence and conflict.  Poverty and lack will be things of the past.  We will take back the entire earth for the Kingdom of God and establish peace, order and stability in all of our human affairs.

 

There will ultimately be no more demonic activity on this planet.  We will overcome the world, our flesh and the devil, and prevail in everything that we do.  The Lord will support all of our efforts to bring heaven’s way of doing things to this earth realm.  He will assign legions of ministering angels to back us up.  We will prepare all of mankind to receive Jesus Christ as their King.

 

1Thessalonians 5:5 “Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.”

 

In the days to come, the people of God will shine with His glorious light for the entire world to see.  We will be godly role models for all of mankind and confront all wickedness and evil.  We will be anointed ambassadors for the Kingdom of God and lead all mankind to the truth.  We will cast out demons that keep men in bondage to sin, and urge them to repent from the heart. 

 

We will destroy all darkness and deception by exposing every man, woman and child in every race, tongue and nation to the Gospel message.  We will baptize countless numbers in Jesus’ name and heal them of all their afflictions.  We will even raise the dead back to life once again, just as Christ did.  We will do the works that He did, and even greater works, as He promised us.

 

The sons and daughters of almighty God will impact the whole earth for the Kingdom of God.  We will bring peace, order and stability to this planet and restore all of creation to its original beauty and balance.  Nothing will be impossible to us as we serve the Lord and His people.  We will receive divine power and authority to work miracles, signs and wonders in the days ahead.

 

The Lord will manifest Himself through us.  We will prove that He is still in control of the universe and demonstrate His very own love, mercy and compassion to a sick and dying world.  There will soon be peace on earth and abundance for all of God’s people.  All of mankind will eventually learn God’s way of doing things or be banished from His holy presence for all eternity.

 

 

The Kingdom Of Light

 

Colossians 1:12-14 “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:” 

 

We have been delivered from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  All things have become new for us.  We must operate in the light we have, and renounce all evil that threatens to defile us.  We should crucify our flesh and subdue our selfish soul ambitions.  We are to be in this world but not of it.  We must present our bodies as living sacrifices.

 

It is critical that we be baptized with the Holy Spirit of God.  That will strengthen us and edify us as nothing else can.  We will also develop the spiritual attributes and characteristics of almighty God Himself.  We will become peaceful and joyous, good and gentle, meek, temperate and longsuffering.  Our personal relationships with the Lord and with others will be significantly enhanced. 

 

Nothing will be impossible to us if we have fully sanctified and consecrated ourselves to the Lord and His eternal plan and purpose.  We will impact the fate of all mankind, and take back the entire world for the Kingdom of God.  We will accomplish great feats on His behalf and walk in miracles, signs and wonders, so that His perfect will is implemented on this earth, as it also is in heaven.

 

We will touch the hearts of all men, women and children and offer them salvation through Jesus Christ.  We will heal the sick of all their afflictions.  The blind will see; the deaf will hear; and the lame will walk.  We will even raise the dead back to life once again.  We will demonstrate the love, mercy and compassion of our God for His people, and glorify Him in all that we think, say and do. 

 

John 12:35 “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.”

 

It is vital that we walk in the light of Christ that has been revealed to us through His teachings and by the power of His Holy Spirit.  We cannot let down our guard; we should always be vigilant.  The world around us is steeped in darkness and deception, and easy prey for Satan, the enemy of our souls.  He knows that his time is short and he will do all he can to trip us up and cause us to fall from grace.

 

However, we will overcome him by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.  We will destroy all demonic strongholds that interfere with our work or impede our progress.  We will set countless numbers of souls free from their bondage to sin and evil through our efforts.  We will cast out devils in Christ’s name and deliver men from all forms of satanic oppression and affliction.

 

In the days ahead, we will be faced with a myriad of tests, trials and temptations that threaten us.  We must imitate the laid down life of our Lord and Savior, so that we can prevail over the world, our flesh and the devil.  We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus.  He is our personal enablement to be completely victorious.  We will reign in this life and in the Kingdom to come for all of eternity. 

 

We must be careful that we obey all of the commandments, walk in love, and fulfill the will of God for our lives.  The Lord wants to partner with us to save all of mankind from destruction.  We should be godly role models and lead others into righteousness and truth.  We will preach the Gospel to every man, woman and child in every race, tongue and nation, so that they can also be saved to eternal life.

 

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.”

 

Righteousness and godliness are possible for each and every one of us.  We have been redeemed by the Blood of the Son of almighty God Himself.  If we appropriate the righteousness of Jesus Christ by faith, we will be held innocent of all our transgressions – past, present and future.  However, that never gives any of us the right to purposely sin and violate God’s laws.

 

God is light and if we have a personal relationship with Him, we have a responsibility to walk in His light at all times.  We have been bought with a dear price and we can never take our salvation for granted.  We must be diligent to keep all of the commandments and love God and others, as we have been instructed.  If we are righteous and obedient, we will always be blessed.

 

Outright rebellion and deliberate sin will cause us to fall under eternal condemnation and be subject to the curse once again.  If we repent of all our sins and renounce them, we will be spared from the wrath of God.  The Lord is faithful to forgive us if we are sincere.  He will restore us to right standing with Him, so that there is no permanent interruption to our fellowship.

 

We have had an encounter with the living God and our lives will never be the same.  He wants only the best for us and He will continue to work in our lives until we reach full, spiritual maturity as His very own sons and daughters.  He desires to partner with us in implementing His redemption plan for all of mankind.  We have divine destinies to fulfill that will impact all eternity.

 

Believers will usher the Kingdom of God in to this earth realm, even before Jesus Christ returns to us.  We will establish godly principles as the normal standard and teach all of mankind how to dwell in love, peace and unity.  We will enforce justice in the government of almighty God and make certain that everyone is treated with fairness and equality, dignity and respect.

 

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.” 

 

Almighty God will be glorified in His people.  We will demonstrate His very own love, mercy and compassion to all those we meet.  We will impart His peace to all who are troubled, and heal the sick of all their infirmities.  We will cast out demons that hold men in bondage to sin and evil.  We will even raise the dead back to life once again, just as Jesus Christ did when He walked on this earth.

 

The fate of the entire human race will be impacted through our efforts.  There will be no more war, violence and conflict, no poverty and lack anywhere in this world.  We will establish peace, order and stability as the norms for Kingdom living.  All mankind will be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.  We will teach others how to dwell together as brothers and sisters in love and unity.

 

The Kingdom of God will be the solution to all of our problems and the answer to all of our prayers.  It will literally be a heaven on this earth for all of eternity.  We will dwell in the actual presence of our awesome God.  He will take an active interest in all the details of our lives and shower us with His blessings.  There is no good thing the Lord will ever withhold from the people who walk in His ways. 

 

We will have peace and prosperity, safety and security, health and longevity, joy and freedom.  The Lord will take vengeance on all of our enemies and restore everything that has been taken from us.  He will protect us from all harm and share all the vast resources of the universe with us.  We will worship our God in Spirit and in truth and give Him all the thanks, praise and honor that He deserves. 

 

Topics For Discussion

1.       A Call To Repentance 

2.       Redeemed To Righteousness 

3.      An Eternal Salvation 

4.      Justified By Our Faith 

5.      New Creatures In Christ 

6.      Children Of Light 

7.      The Kingdom Of Light

 

 

 

Chapter 3 – Our Spiritual Journey

 

Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.”

 

Almighty God takes a passionate interest in the lives of His people.  He plans to give us a future that is bright and promising.  He personally speaks to each and every one of us and directs us to the path that we should take to become righteous and holy.  The Lord is always gentle and persuasive; He wants us to learn His ways and walk in them so that we can prosper.


He leads and guides us through an inner witness or that small, barely coherent voice that whispers to us in the night season.  He is polite and respectful; He never clamors for our attention or disrupts our peace.  He makes options available to us that will improve the circumstances of our lives, but leaves the choices up to us.  He will never ever impose His will on our own.

 

The Lord will nudge us in the right direction and encourage us in our spiritual journey, but He will never compel us to obey Him or adhere to His commandments.  Our relationship with Him is totally voluntary and thrives in an atmosphere of freedom.  The Lord wants to fellowship intimately with us as His sons and daughters, but He will never force us to reciprocate.

 

Our Father prefers that we voluntarily choose to be righteous, loving and obedient because of all that He has done for us, rather than operate out of fear and dread.  We have His grace available to us at all times.  He will provide all of our needs and reveal how we can be successful in anything that we do, if we simply call on His name and be attentive to what He tells us. 

 

Psalm 143:8-10 “Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me. Teach me to do thy will; for thou [art] my God: thy spirit [is] good; lead me into the land of uprightness.”

 

Our God is infinitely patient with us, and wants only what is best for His children.  He subtly influences us into making healthy decisions of our own that line up with His way of doing things.  He knows that if we keep our eyes on Him that we will not stray far from the right path.  He teaches us, step by step, to trust in Him for total deliverance from all our enemies.

 

If we cultivate a close, personal relationship with the Lord, He will protect us from making any serious mistakes that would lead to our destruction.  His wisdom is available to all who seek it.  We can know, beyond a doubt, what course to pursue in every situation and circumstance of our lives.  The Lord is always ready to provide us with counsel, if we let Him.

 

We need not ever fear that we will be left alone to make our own way in this world.  God will never leave us or forsake us.  He is there in our time of need; strengthens and encourages us in our troubles; and always rejoices at our victories.  If we have any concerns – temporal or spiritual – we can approach the throne of grace and be confident that our prayers are heard.

 

Our heavenly Father meets all of our needs according to His riches in glory.  He is never mean, stingy or manipulative with His people.  He does not withhold His mercies or blessings from any of us.  He wants to teach us His ways, but He will never force Himself on us.  The Lord desires that we choose to be righteous and obedient because it is in our own best interest.

 

Titus 2:11-14 “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” 

 

We always have grace and favor with almighty God.  He understands the human condition and knows that we struggle to remain righteous before Him.  He is continually giving us the benefit of the doubt.  We are tempted to sin and evil at every turn, and we often miss the mark.  No one can be totally perfect, no matter how hard he tries.  We need divine mercy and compassion in order to be in right standing with Him.

 

Our redemption through the Blood of Jesus Christ is an ongoing, regenerative process.  Once we are born again and baptized in water, our lives change for the better.  Our minds are renewed in the truth and our behavior is eventually transformed until it actually becomes godly.  But all that takes time; it doesn’t just happen overnight.  Sanctification is progressive and requires our due diligence to be fully successful.

 

We must crucify our fleshly lusts and subdue our soul ambitions to line up with what God has in mind for us.  Our spirit man is perfect before Him, but we wrestle with our body and soul.  We must purposely choose holiness as a way of life, and pray for the baptism in the Holy Spirit to seal our redemption.  If we ask the Lord to come and indwell us, He will cooperate with our wishes and permeate our very being.

 

The Holy Spirit will convict us of any sin and lead and guide us into all truth.  We will begin to develop spiritual attributes that are like those of God Himself.  We will become loving, peaceful and joyous.  We will be good and gentle, meek, temperate and longsuffering.  Our relationships with God and with others will be greatly improved.  We will zealously serve the Lord and His people in the days that lie ahead.

 

We will fulfill our divine destinies and rescue many others from their bondage to sin and evil.  Very soon now, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will return to us in all of His power and glory.  We must prepare ourselves to meet Him face-to-face and stand in imminent judgment before Him.  If we have been faithful to serve Him and His people, we will share in all the blessings and rewards of His everlasting Kingdom.

 

 

The Ways Of The Lord

 

Hosea 14:9 “Who [is] wise, and he shall understand these [things]? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD [are] right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.”

 

A prudent man constantly seeks to do God’s will and abide by His precepts, so he can please our Creator and have a positive relationship with Him.  However, none of us is totally righteous, no matter how hard we try.  We all fall short of the glory of God and require redemption by the Blood of Jesus Christ.  Through our faith in Him, we are restored to right standing with the Father.

 

Our sinfulness is no longer an issue.  We are cleansed from all of our iniquity – past, present and future.  Christ paid our sin debt, and we are set free to live life in abundance to the overflow.  We are joint-heirs with Jesus to all the promises of righteousness.  We have inherited the gift of eternal life, and we will be able to enter into the everlasting Kingdom of almighty God.

 

If we refuse the truth and deliberately sin, despite the fact that Jesus died for us, we will be condemned to never ending punishment for all of our transgressions.  The Lord will not hold us innocent if we are wicked and rebellious.  We cannot defy our God and hope to escape His wrath.  All wrongdoers will be forever banished from His holy presence into the unquenchable lake of fire.

 

There is no way that we can be blessed if we are purposely evil.  We have no legitimate excuse for our ignorance.  The Gospel has been preached throughout the entire world and we inherently know the truth of what God is trying to tell us.  We must conform to His way of doing things or perish in our sin for all of eternity.  Very soon now, it will be too late for second chances.

 

Deuteronomy 5:33 “Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and [that it may be] well with you, and [that] ye may prolong [your] days in the land which ye shall possess.”

 

The Lord originally established His commandments so that men would lead peaceful, orderly lives and avoid hurting others in the process.  He has absolute, moral standards that He wants us to obey, so we can be in close fellowship with Him and with one another.  It was never His intention to curtail any of our activities, but to teach us to dwell together as brothers and sisters.

 

He delights when His people show Him deference and respect, and treat others as they would themselves.  Our God takes particular delight in those who are disciplined and well-balanced.  He wants us to imitate His ways and adopt His attitudes.  He is always good and gentle, patient and longsuffering, merciful and compassionate.  God is love and He wants us to walk in love too.

 

We are to partner with Him in reaching those who are still lost in darkness and deception.  We have divine destinies as His sons and daughters that must be fulfilled in the critical days that lie ahead.  We will share our faith and teach others the way to receive eternal life.  We will reach numerous souls with the Gospel of the Kingdom and see them born again and baptized in Jesus’ name.

 

God’s thoughts and ways are higher than our own.  He knows what is best for us, and He is pleased when we cooperate with His plans for our lives.  Very soon now, the Lord will gather all the righteous to Himself in the everlasting Kingdom of God on this earth.  There will never be a separation between God and man ever again.  We will abide in His awesome presence for all of time.

 

Micah 4:2 “And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.”

 

The Lord will actually come and take up residence with us here on the earth.  He will reside on His holy mountain outside the New Jerusalem and interact with us intimately as our heavenly Father.  He will be our God and we will be the people who are called by His holy name.  We will walk in all His ways and enjoy lives of peace and prosperity, safety and security, joy and freedom.

 

He will change our mortal bodies to be glorious, resurrection forms like that of Jesus Christ Himself.  We will live forever in His holy presence and see our offspring for all generations to come.  We will worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth and observe all of His sabbaths and perpetual feast days.  Both men and angels will give Him all the praise and gratitude that He deserves.

 

All flesh will see the glory of the Lord and abide by His laws.  The entire Kingdom will be filled with only righteousness, fairness and justice.  Its residents will all be godly and love one another as the Lord desires.  We will build beautiful homes for our families and raise crops for our food.  It will be life in paradise for all of God’s people when heaven itself finally comes to this earth realm.

 

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.”

 

The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy to all who would enter in to it.  The Lord is gathering a people after His very own heart to abide with Him for all of eternity as His beloved sons and daughters.

 

Only those who are uncompromisingly loving and obedient will be eligible to dwell there.  Our heavenly Father will provide all of our needs in abundance even before we ask Him.

 

Those of us who have served the Lord and His people will be generously rewarded for our faithfulness.  Jesus Christ will share His very own honor and glory with us.  We will receive the heathen and the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance.  We will be appointed kings and priests of God, and judge both men and angels.  We will even rule and reign with Christ forever more.

 

We will teach all men to be righteous and godly and walk in the ways of the Lord.  They will learn to dwell in love, peace and unity with one another as brothers and sisters.  There will be no strife and division in our midst.  War and conflict will be things of the past.  Poverty and lack will not even be named among God’s people.  There will be no evil or wickedness to harm or defile us in any way. 

 

The Kingdom of God will be heaven on this earth for all those who are eligible to enter into it.  We are returning to our roots in the Garden of Eden with no downside this time.  Satan and all his minions will be banished to the bottomless pit so that they can no longer tempt or torment us.  All God’s creatures will be loving, righteous and obedient or be cast out of His presence for all of eternity.

 

God Orders Our Steps

 

Psalm 37:23-24 “The steps of a [good] man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth [him with] his hand.”

 

If we have developed a personal relationship with almighty God, we are certain to hear from Him on a regular basis.  We should acknowledge Him in all our ways and seek His guidance and direction for our lives, so that we can avoid making mistakes that will harm us.  The Lord speaks to us if we consult Him;   He leads us in the paths we should follow to achieve success.

 

Our God is for us, not against us.  He comforts us in our troubles and rejoices in our victories.  When we miss the mark and fall short of His glory, He is ever ready to forgive us and encourage us to try again.  He delights when we seek His advice and He will never leave us empty-handed.  The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, as He knows the end from the beginning.

 

Without God in our lives we are fated to continuous disappointment and defeat.  However, when we make Him our focal point, everything changes for the better.  We can appropriate His wisdom and find answers to all of the perplexities that we face.  He sheds light on all of our problems and makes the crooked ways straight, so that we can overcome all the obstacles in our path.

 

If we do stumble in our walk with God, we will not be utterly forsaken or left to our own devices.  We can always repent from the heart; confess ours sins; and be restored to right standing with Him once again.  The Lord is gracious and merciful, and always has our best interest at heart.  He will lead and guide us into full spiritual maturity and uphold us with His own powerful hand.

 

Jeremiah 10:23-24 “O LORD, I know that the way of man [is] not in himself: [it is] not in man that walketh to direct his steps. O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.”

 

Our God created us to have dominion over all of our situations and circumstances. However, we can never be truly victorious, unless we seek His wisdom in handling our personal affairs.  The world around us is filled with darkness and deception, death and destruction.  We are constantly barraged with the temptation to sin and evil.  We desperately need God’s input for our lives.

 

His way of doing things is our only sure guarantee for success.  He has established absolute, moral standards and strong, spiritual guidelines for us to follow with every step we take.  If we humble ourselves before the Lord, He will exalt us in due time.  We will make fewer errors in judgment if we seek His advice and obey Him.  Our Father will never ignore us or lead us astray.

 

The Lord has a perfect plan in place for each and every one of His children.  He will never leave us or forsake us in our spiritual journey on this earth.  If we will consult Him in advance, before we make important decisions that will impact our destiny, things will go more smoothly for us.  He will lead and guide us into all truth, so we can prevail in everything that we do.

 

If we do slip and make mistakes, the Lord is ever merciful and compassionate to us.  We are justified by our faith in His beloved Son.  He will correct us gently and redirect our steps until we are walking in His perfect will for our lives.  He does not hold our sins against us.   As soon as we repent, He wipes the slate clean once again and we are restored to our right standing with Him.

 

Psalm 119:133-135 “Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.  Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.” 

 

God’s Word will light our path and teach us all that we need to know to be totally righteous and victorious in every area of our lives.  He speaks to us through the Holy Scriptures and through the inner witness that we experience when we call on Him.  He will sustain us through the power of His very own Holy Spirit, so that we are successful in all that we attempt to do.

 

We must learn to overcome the world, our flesh and the devil, and seek God’s ways over our own.  He will strengthen us, so that we grow in spiritual maturity until we reach the full stature of His Son, Jesus Christ.  We are His very own beloved sons and daughters and He has awesome plans for our lives.  We have divine destinies that will be fulfilled in the days that lie ahead.

 

The Lord will deliver us from all evil if we maintain a close, personal relationship with Him and invoke His protection.  He will guard us from the oppression of both men and demons, and assign ministering angels to assist us.  We will not be afraid of anything; nor will we be held in bondage to sin.  Our God will provide us with a way of escape from all forms of wickedness.

 

If we sanctify ourselves of all carnality and subdue our selfish, soul ambitions, the Holy Spirit will assist us in our efforts to purge ourselves of all evil.  He will reveal anything that stands in our way to prevent genuine holiness.  Unless we cleanse ourselves of all known defilement, we will never see God or dwell in His awesome presence in the everlasting Kingdom of God.

 

The Straight And Narrow Path

 

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.” 

 

We are to be in this world, but not of it.  The way to destruction is a broad one and many fall victim to its traps.  We must overcome our fleshly carnality and subdue our selfish souls, so that we can walk more closely with our God in total victory.  The Lord is ever willing to lead and guide us in the paths we should take to achieve true righteousness and godliness.

 

He will never leave us or forsake us in our spiritual journey.  He will speak to us and show us how to achieve full maturity as His sons and daughters.  The Lord will be our vanguard and our rear guard and protect us from all harm.  He will assign ministering angels to assist us in all that we do.  We will be strengthened and enlightened every step of the way. 

 

Our God knows the end from the beginning, but we will not even realize the many changes that have taken place in our lives until we reach our destination.  We are new creatures in Christ and all things are possible to us.  We will serve the Lord in ways that we may have only dreamed that we could.  The Holy Spirit will be our divine enablement to achieve great things.

 

Our obligation is to be consecrated and dedicated to the Lord’s plan and purpose.  We cannot afford to be distracted in any way.  Now can we permit ourselves to be carnal and worldly, or contaminated by our own selfish, soul ambitions.  We must protect the anointing power of almighty God that is given to us, so that we can be successful in all that we do on His behalf.

 

Many things we are assigned to do will be a stretch for us in the natural.  We will not be able to accomplish anything in our own strength.  The Lord will work in us and through us to fulfill His perfect will on this earth, just as it is in heaven.  If we are willing and obedient, we will see many miracles, signs and wonders that demonstrate the power and glory of our God.

 

Proverbs 2:8-9 “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.”

 

If we are diligent to seek the Lord and obey all that He tells us, we will prosper in all that we do.  He will reveal our divine destinies to us and we will serve Him and His people with genuine zeal and enthusiasm in the critical days to come.  Almighty God will empower us to be successful and deliver us from all evil, and we will overcome all demonic strongholds that interfere with our progress.

 

We will change the fate of the entire earth if we are willing and obedient.  We must sanctify ourselves of all known sin and consecrate all of our efforts to line up with the Lord’s eternal redemption plan for all of mankind.  There are many souls that hang in the balance, and they need godly role models to show them the way to the truth.  We will preach the Gospel with power and conviction. 

 

Countless numbers will be positively affected by the love, mercy and compassion of Jesus Christ Himself that is demonstrated through His saints.  We will heal all those who are sick and infirm.  We will cast out devils in Jesus’ name and raise the dead back to life once again.  Nothing will be impossible to us if we walk in His ways.  We will do the works that He did and even greater works.

 

The glory of almighty God will rest on His people in the critical days to come.  We will shine with His light and operate in total victory in everything that we think, say and do.  We will appropriate His divine power and authority to impact the entire earth for the Kingdom of God.  We will cleanse this world of all its defilement and prepare the hearts of mankind to receive Jesus Christ as King.

 

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

 

We will confront all world leaders and make certain that they establish godly principles of fairness, justice and equality in dealing with one another.  We will eliminate all wars, violence and conflict on this earth and bring peace to all of our human relations.  Poverty and lack will ultimately disappear.  There will be no more social injustice; no man will oppress or exploit another ever again.

 

All of creation will rejoice at the revealing of the sons and daughters of God.  We will establish harmony in the plant and animal kingdoms and cancel the adverse effects of all forms of pollution.  We will command the climate to be temperate and predictable.  There will be no more natural disasters that cause death and destruction.   Nature will be subject to us as it was in the Garden of Eden.

 

The Lord will be pleased with us and we will stand in the judgment that is coming on all of mankind.  We will escape the Lord’s wrath and be blessed for all of our efforts.  If we are faithful to serve Him in this world, we will receive generous rewards for our devotion to Him and His people.  The Kingdom of God will be our eternal legacy and we will share it with Jesus Christ Himself. 

 

Our heavenly Father will boast of us as His very own sons and daughters.  We will be vindicated before both men and angels, and the Lord will appoint us to be kings and priests.  We will teach others how to dwell together in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters.  We will share in Christ’s very own honor and glory, and rule and reign with Him over all the nations of the world.

 

Obedience A Must

 

Leviticus 18:4-5 “Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I [am] the LORD your God. Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I [am] the LORD.”

 

The commandments of almighty God were established to keep us on track and maintain peace, order and stability in all of our human affairs.  The Lord did not ever intend that we would be limited in our growth and development, or have our freedom taken away from us.  He simply wanted to ensure that we would all be treated with fairness and justice.  His absolute moral guidelines are intended for our express benefit.

 

The Lord desires that there be no strife and division among us.  He wants all of His creatures to dwell in love and unity as brothers and sisters.  His commandments are not difficult or burdensome.  They are simple enough for everyone to understand.  We must walk in love and obey all that the Lord asks of us, and things will go well for us.  We will prevail in all that we do, if we faithfully adhere to all of God’s laws. 

 

They are meant to keep us on track and walking in all the fullness of life that is available to us.  His way of doing things will prevent chaos and confusion from assailing us at every turn.  If we are cooperative with God’s perfect plans for His people, we will always be blessed instead of cursed.  We will have abundant grace and favor in His eyes.  If we should make a mistake, we can always repent and be forgiven again.

 

Obedience of all that He commands us to do is not an option if we choose to be totally righteous in God’s eyes.  He has perfect standards that we must follow if we wish to be in close fellowship with Him and with one another.  We must obey all of His laws and walk in His ways in all of our situations and circumstances.  We cannot ever be successful in anything that we do, unless we respect God and abide by His precepts.

 

Deuteronomy 13:4 “Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.”

 

We must maintain a healthy fear of the Lord and obey all that He directs us to do.  He is worthy of all our deference and respect and will not prosper anyone who does not humble himself under His mighty hand.  God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts; His ways are different than our own.  He sees the end from the beginning and always knows what is best for us.

 

If we have a sincere reverence for our God and keep all of His commandments, He will make certain that we have all of our needs met in abundance.  He will always bless those who walk in His ways and obey Him.  If we wish to please almighty God, we must develop and maintain a close, personal relationship with Him and cooperate with everything He tells us to do.

 

The Lord is not a God of compromise.  He cannot abide wickedness and rebellion.  We dare not negotiate the terms of our existence or debate our righteousness with Him.  He has a perfect plan for our lives that includes sacrificial service to Him and to His people.  We must be totally sanctified of all evil and obedient to see that His will is done on earth, as it is in heaven. 

 

We have divine destinies to fulfill as the sons and daughters of God.  He is relying on us to set all of mankind free in the truth of the Gospel message, just as we have been.  We must be godly role models for others and share our faith, so that others can receive eternal life.  We are ambassadors for the Kingdom of God – the Body of Jesus Christ Himself on this earth.

 

Ezekiel 36:27 “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]. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.”

 

We will take back the entire earth for the Kingdom of God and change the fate of countless numbers of human beings.  We will encourage all men, women and children to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior and be baptized in His name.  We will make eternal life available to all those who are receptive to it.  No righteous person will ever be denied entry into Christ’s Kingdom.

 

The Holy Spirit will operate in us and through us to minister to the needs of all mankind.  We will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.  We will cast out demons that hold them in bondage to sin and evil.  We will even raise the dead back to life once again as Jesus Christ Himself taught us to do.  Nothing will be impossible to us as we serve the Lord in the critical days to come.

 

We will bring peace, order and stability to this world and enforce godly principles of fairness, equality and justice in the government of God.  We will teach all men to dwell together as brothers and sisters, or run the risk of being banished to the eternal lake of fire.  We will be appointed kings and priests of God, and even rule and reign with Jesus Christ over every race, tongue and nation.

 

The Lord will boast of us to all creation as His very own sons and daughters.   He will be pleased with all of our efforts on His behalf.  He will confer generous rewards on us if we have been faithful to serve Him and His people.  We will judge both men and angels and share in Christ’s honor and glory.  We will receive the heathen and the uttermost parts of this earth for our inheritance.

 

 

 

Love Is Critical

 

Mark 12:30-31 “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment. And the second [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.”

 

Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, did not come to this earth to abolish the law but to fulfill it.  He exhibited the consummate love of God to the entire human race.  He laid down His deity and actually became one of us so that He could be our role model for righteousness.  He paid our sin debt in full with His very own Blood and set all of us free to receive the gift of eternal life.

 

Jesus taught us that we must love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and love others, as we love ourselves.  Love does no harm to another.  It bears all things and is patient and longsuffering.  Genuine love is charitable and kind; it adheres to all of God’s commandments and exemplifies His good will.  Love puts others first, and glorifies our Creator in all its various manifestations.

We cannot serve almighty God or His people acceptably if we do not operate in love.  We must learn to walk in love at all times and under all circumstances.  We must show the Lord all the affection, deference and respect that He deserves and treat others as we wish to be treated.  We must be at peace with all men, wherever possible, and demonstrate a genuine concern for all of their needs.

If our neighbors lack any good thing, we should do all that we can to minister to them.  If they have any material needs, we will share our resources with them.  If they require prayer or healing, we must intercede to see their burdens lifted.  We will cast out demons and release them from their bondage to sin and evil.  God will operate through us to demonstrate His love, mercy and compassion.

1John 4:16 “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”

The Lord has a deep, abiding affection for all of mankind.  He created us in His very own image and likeness, so that we would be in intimate fellowship with Him for all of eternity.  God is love and those who dwell in love dwell in God, and He dwells in them.  There is no separation between us, if we operate in love just as God does.  We reveal ourselves as His sons and daughters.

God wants us to live together in love and unity as brothers and sisters.  He will not tolerate strife and division in our midst.  He wants us to love one another as He loves us, and eliminate all conflict in our personal relationships.  If we love God and others, we will keep all of His commandments, as Christ taught us.  We will overcome all of our selfishness and pursue love as a way of life.

The Lord commands us to love others as He loves us, and He will not permit us to step out of love for any reason.  We must learn to be above offense, and be quick to forgive and forget all wrongs done to us.  Our God is always merciful and compassionate, patient and longsuffering.  He expects the same attitude and behavior from His people, regardless of the provocations that we may incur.

Sin is always a violation of the law of love.  It hurts both God and man.  It results in an interruption to our fellowship.  When we sin, we offend God and injure others and ourselves.  We forego peace, order and stability and cause chaos and confusion instead.  We bring condemnation on ourselves and we alienate one another.  The only way to overcome sin is to purposely choose to walk in love.

Ephesians 5:1-2 “Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.”

 

We should imitate the laid down life of Jesus Christ and walk in love, just as He did while He was with us on this earth.  He was the epitome of love to the entire human race.  He laid down His very own life for us, so that we could be set free of all our sinfulness once and for all.  Jesus suffered, died and was buried so that we could have eternal life and all of its many benefits.  There is no greater love than what Christ demonstrated, and we should imitate everything that He thought, said and did.

 

Our Lord and Savior was a righteous role model for all of us.  He taught us that we should love one another just as He loved us.  He insisted that we treat others as we would wish to be treated, and He encouraged us to lay down our lives in sacrificial service to one another.  If we follow in His footsteps, we will embrace our divine destinies and show our love for both God and man.  We will minister to others unselfishly and impact the fate of the entire human race through our efforts.

 

We will share our faith, so that others can be set free, just as we have been.  We will preach the Gospel of peace and baptize many souls in Jesus’ name.  We will make salvation available to all those who are receptive to it.  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, so that the whole world will see the deep, abiding love, mercy and compassion that almighty God has for His people.

 

If we walk in love at all times and obey all of the commandments, we will inherit the Kingdom of God with all of its corresponding benefits.  The Lord will bless us abundantly and generously reward us.  He will boast of us as His very own sons and daughters and appoint us as kings and priests.  We will share in Christ’s honor and glory, and rule and reign with Him over all of the nations.  We will judge both men and angels and teach all mankind to dwell in love, peace and unity.

 

Christ In Us

 

Colossians 2:6-7 “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, [so] walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”

 

Since we made Jesus Christ the Lord of our lives, we have never been the same.  The old man that was steeped in sin and evil is now dead, and our spirits are alive to righteousness through our faith in Him.  We are brand new creatures in Christ and we should permit Him full access.  Our minds are renewed in the truth and our behavior is transformed until it becomes godly.

 

We are now joint-heirs with Jesus to all the promises of God.  We are seated with Him in heavenly places.  We can approach the throne of grace and know that all of our prayers will be heard.  Our heavenly Father will not withhold any good thing from those who believe in His Son and walk in His ways.  He will meet all of our needs in abundance according to His riches in glory.

 

The Lord will empower us to embrace our divine destinies and fulfill them as He desires.  He wants us to partner with Him in rescuing all of mankind from destruction.  We will share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with every man, woman and child that we meet.  We will baptize countless numbers in His name, so they can receive the gift of eternal life with all of its many benefits.

 

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”

 

We will do the works that Jesus did while He was on the earth, and even greater works, since He has gone to be with His Father.  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 in Christ’s name and release men from their bondage to sin and evil.  We will even raise the dead through the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

We will demonstrate the love, mercy and compassion of almighty God to a sick and dying world.  We will confront all wickedness that we see and establish Kingdom principles of fairness, justice and equality for all mankind.  We will abolish poverty and lack and share our surplus with those in need.  There will be no more social injustice, nor oppression or exploitation of one person over another.

 

We will speak to all of creation and restore it to its original beauty and balance.  Plants and animals will be in total harmony with one another and subject to man once again.  We will command the climate to be temperate and predictable, so that there are no more natural disasters that cause death and destruction.  We will reverse the effects of pollution and cleanse the earth of all its contamination.

 

We will usher in the everlasting Kingdom of God with a flourish of divine power and glory manifesting for all eyes to see.  The entire world will take notice and give God all the praise and gratitude.  Nothing will remain the same.  All wickedness and evil will be banished from our midst.  It will be heaven on this earth for all the righteous men, women and children who are called by Christ’s name.

 

Colossians 1:27 “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:”

 

Jesus Christ actually dwells in us if we are believers, and we have been given divine power and authority to function just as He did in this world.  He has given us a divine commission to fulfill.  We are His Body on this earth, and He expects us to resume His ministry where He left off.  We will preach the Gospel with power and conviction and see many souls saved to eternal life.

 

There will be no more sick and afflicted among us.  We will lay hands on them and they will be healed.  We will cast out demons that hold men in bondage to sin and evil.  They will be set free to embrace the truth, just as we have done.  We will even raise the dead back to life once again, through the power of almighty God that works through us to save His people.

 

We will confront all world governments and abolish war, violence and conflict from all of our human affairs.  We will demonstrate the love of God Himself and embrace all our neighbors as brothers and sisters.  We will establish peace, order and stability as the norms.  We will overcome all evil with good and take back the entire earth for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

The Kingdom of God will manifest on this earth and absorb all earthly kingdoms into its fair and just, political and social infrastructure.  Christ will rule and reign as a righteous King over all the nations of the world.  We will assist Him in judging both men and angels, and teach all creatures how to worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth and give Him gratitude and praise.

 

The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit

 

John 3:5-6 “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” 

 

Jesus promised us that we would never be alone in our spiritual journey.  He made arrangements to send us His own Holy Spirit when He returned to be with His Father.  Unless we are born again by water and the Spirit, we cannot enter into the everlasting Kingdom of God.  We should pray and ask the Lord to send His Holy Spirit to us.  He will gladly cooperate with our wishes.

 

The Spirit of almighty God will indwell us to the fullest measure possible.  He will convict us of sin and lead and guide us into all truth.  The Lord will never leave us or forsake us.  He will always be present and available to His people, so that we can consult Him for every need.  So too, spiritual attributes and divine characteristics like those of God Himself will develop in us.

 

We will become good, gentle, peaceful and joyous.  Our love for God and others will increase with little or no effort at all.  We will be zealous for the things of God and strengthened in our spiritual walk.  We will not be troubled by worldly concerns or dominated by our flesh and soul.  We will be meek and temperate, and demonstrate more patience in our personal relationships.

 

The Holy Spirit will empower and energize us as nothing else can.  We will tap into the wisdom of God Himself and be victorious in all of our affairs.  We will have access to all that God has for us, and be anointed to fulfill our divine destinies in these troubled times.  We will be able to overcome the world, our flesh and the devil if we walk in the Spirit instead of the flesh.

 

Luke 11:13 “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?”

 

The Lord will never deny us His Holy Spirit if we are sincere in our relationship with Him.  He will be delighted to share more of His presence with us.  He knows that we are ill equipped to deal with the tests, trials and tribulation of this world without His active involvement in our lives.  The baptism of the Holy Spirit will change us into fully mature sons and daughters of almighty God.

 

We will be strengthened in our spirit man and acquire a deeper understanding of the mysteries of our faith.  The Lord will impart His very own nature to us, so that we grow and develop in divine attributes until we reach the full stature of Jesus Christ Himself.  We will have various manifestations of the Holy Spirit made available to us for use in our consecrated service to the Lord and His people.

 

The gifts of spiritual tongues and interpretation may be granted to us.  We may have an anointing for helps, administration or healing.  Perhaps the Lord will give us words of wisdom or words of knowledge to share with others.  We may also be able to prophesy and teach.  Spiritual gifts will enhance our relationships and enable us to minister successfully to others as the Lord arranges our contacts.

 

1Corinthians 2:12 “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”

 

We are abundantly blessed as the children of almighty God.  He has called us from the very foundation of the world for such a time as this.  We have divine destinies to fulfill which require us to be imbued with all the fullness of God.  We will take back the entire earth for the Kingdom of God, and prepare the hearts of all of mankind to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and King.

 

The Gospel message will soon be preached to all the races, tongues and nations of this world.  We will baptize countless numbers of souls to eternal life with all its benefits.  We will heal the sick of all their afflictions.  We will cast out demons in Jesus’ name, and even raise the dead back to life once again.  Nothing will be impossible to us as we serve the Lord and His people.

 

We will prepare the entire earth for heaven to be brought here in the everlasting Kingdom of almighty God.  His will must be implemented in our lives in the critical days to come.  There will be peace, order and stability in all of our human affairs, and we will learn to share all of our material resources with one another.  God’s people will reflect His loving generosity.

 

There will be no more poverty and lack, no oppression or exploitation of one man over another any longer.  Selfishness and greed will ultimately disappear.  There will be no one who lacks any good thing.  We will make certain that all of creation is both beautiful and bountiful.  All defilement and contamination will be things of the past.  The entire earth will be filled with the glory of God.

 

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.”

 

None of this will be possible unless we are willing and obedient to do everything that the Lord asks of us.  He knows the end from the beginning and He will lead and guide us in the straight and narrow path that leads to life.  We will go from strength to strength and glory to glory in our walk with God; He has ordained this for us from the very foundation of the world.  We will fulfill our divine destinies and impact the fate of the entire earth in the critical days to come before Jesus Christ returns to us.

 

The Lord has a wonderful future planned for us.  He will soon gather us to Himself for all of eternity.  He will meet all of our needs in abundance and protect us from all evil.  He will bless us from all the vast resources that the universe has to offer, and generously reward us for our sacrificial service.  Those of us who have been faithful to minister to others will share in our Savior’s very own legacy of honor.  We will judge both men and angels and be appointed kings and priests of God to rule and reign. 

 

We will receive the heathen and the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance.  The Lord will boast of us to all creation as His very own sons and daughters.  We will teach all of mankind how to dwell in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters.  We will show them how to worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth, and celebrate all of His sabbaths and perpetual feast days with joy and gladness.  The Kingdom of God will be a veritable paradise on this earth for all those who are righteous, loving and obedient.

 

 

 

Walking In The Spirit

 

Galatians 5:24-25 “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.”

 

If we have been born again and made Jesus Christ the Lord of our life, we should adopt Him as our role model for righteousness.  We have been forgiven of all our sins, but our sanctification and spiritual regeneration should be an ongoing process.  Our minds are gradually renewed in the truth, the more time we spend in His presence.  So too, our behavior is totally transformed if we imitate the life of Jesus.

 

We should walk in the Holy Spirit at all times and crucify our flesh and all of its selfish soul ambitions.  Our lives are no longer our own.  We have been bought with a dear price.  The Blood of Christ covers all of our transgressions, but we must purposely choose to be loving and obedient, as He has taught us.  We should keep all of the commandments and present our bodies as living sacrifices in service to God.

 

The Lord wants to partner with us in rescuing others from darkness and deception.  He expects us to share our faith with every man, woman and child with whom we come in contact.  We should make salvation available to all those who are receptive to it.  We will preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and baptize many souls in Jesus’ name.  We will make certain that they can receive the gift of eternal life.

 

Romans 8:1-2 “[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.”

 

We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.  Although we may have been steeped in sin, darkness and deception in the past, we have been set free to receive life in abundance to the overflow.  We are no longer under the curse of the law of sin and death.  We have been translated into the kingdom of light and life through our faith in all that our Lord provided for us.

 

Nothing will be impossible to us if we walk in the Holy Spirit instead of our flesh.  The Lord will imbue us with His very own divine power and authority to act on His behalf.  We will confront all wickedness that we see and overcome it with good.  We will tear down all demonic strongholds that interfere with our work and set men free from bondage to sin and evil.

 

We will speak to all world governments and make certain that they employ only godly principles in their dealings with one another.  Wars, violence, conflict and social injustice will soon be abolished from this earth.  We will introduce peace, order and stability to our human affairs, and make certain that all men are treated with fairness and equality, dignity and respect.

 

Poverty and lack will soon disappear for all time.  We will persuade all of mankind to share their material resources with those who are less fortunate.  The wealth of the wicked is being stored up for the righteous and there will be a transfer of money and assets to those who love others.  The Lord will soon free up all the vast resources of the universe for His people.

 

We will bring total harmony to the plant and animal kingdoms and they will be subject to us, just as they once were in the Garden of Eden.  All of creation will respond to our commands to establish beauty and balance in nature once again.  The climate will be regulated to be temperate and predictable.  There will be no more natural disasters that cause death or destruction.

 

Galatians 5:16-17 “[This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.” 

 

We must be diligent to sanctify ourselves of all known sin and renounce all of our worldliness in the days that lie ahead.  We cannot fulfill the lust of the flesh or operate in our selfish, soul ambitions as we have done in the past.  We have to be sacred vessels fit for the Lord’s use.  He will imbue us with divine power and authority to implement His will on the earth, just as it is in heaven. 

 

The fully mature sons and daughters of almighty God will take back the entire planet for the Kingdom of God and prepare the hearts of all men to receive Jesus Christ as their King.  We will be totally selfless in our efforts to rescue all mankind from destruction.  We will walk in the Spirit and demonstrate the very love, mercy and compassion of God Himself to a sick and dying world.

 

The Gospel will be preached with power and conviction and everyone whose name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will be saved.  No righteous man, woman or child will be excluded from the Kingdom of God.  All the sick will be healed.  The blind will see; the deaf will hear; the lame will walk.  Demons will flee from our presence, and we will even raise the dead back to life again.

 

The Lord will back us up in all that we do for Him.  He will send us legions of ministering angels to assist us, so we are totally successful in fulfilling His eternal redemption plan.  We will teach all men to dwell in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters.  The entire world will be impacted with the glory of almighty God, as He brings heaven to this earth realm in His everlasting Kingdom.

 

Topics For Discussion 

  1. The Ways Of The Lord
     

  2. God Orders Our Steps
     

  3. The Straight And Narrow Path
     

  4. Obedience A Must
     

  5. Love Is Critical
     

  6. Christ In Us
     

  7. Walking In The Spirit

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4 – Mature Sons and Daughters

 

1Peter 1:2 “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.”

 

Almighty God has chosen us from the foundation of the world.  We were created in His very own image and likeness to glorify Him in these last days.  We have been redeemed by the Blood of His Son, Jesus Christ, and sanctified by the power of His Holy Spirit.  We are His fully mature sons and daughters, who are destined for greatness and anointed for divine service to His people.

 

The Lord has an awesome plan in place for our future.  We will take back the entire earth for the Kingdom of God and change the fate of all mankind in the process.  We will preach the Gospel with power and conviction and set many souls free in the truth.  We will urge them to repent of all their sins and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, so that they can receive eternal life.

 

We will heal the sick of all their afflictions; cast out demons that hold others in bondage to wickedness and sin; and even raise the dead back to life once again, just as Jesus Christ did.  Nothing will be impossible to us as we serve the Lord and His people.  We will overcome all evil with good, and make certain that all men learn to dwell together as brothers and sisters in love, peace and unity.

 

1Corinthians 1:9-10 “God [is] faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.  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.”

 

There will be no strife and division among us.  We will move together as one body of believers and impact the whole world with the truth of the Gospel message.  God loves mankind and wants only what is best for us.  He has a perfect redemption plan in place to save us from all of our sinfulness.  There is no reason why any of us should perish for our lack of knowledge. 

 

If we believe that Jesus Christ was the Son of God, and appropriate His very own righteousness by faith, we will be restored to our right standing with our heavenly Father.  We will become joint-heirs with Jesus to all the promises for faithfulness and be able to enter into His everlasting Kingdom.  There is no good thing that the Lord will ever withhold from us.

 

He will answer all of our prayers and meet all of our needs according to His riches in glory.  He will deliver us from evil and protect us from all harm.  We will grow and develop in the deep things of God and be sealed with His Holy Spirit.  The Lord will view us as His very own beloved children and reveal our divine destinies to us so that we can minister to His people.

 

More and more of us will be released into this earth to spread our faith and baptize countless souls in Jesus’ name.  We will all dwell together in love, peace and unity, as the Lord desires.  We will eliminate all wars, violence and conflict in our human affairs and abolish all poverty and lack.  All men will soon be treated with fairness and equality, dignity and respect.      

 

1Thessalonians 5:23 “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.”

 

The Lord will purge us of all evil and totally cleanse us so that we can abide in His holy presence for all of eternity.  We will be preserved blameless until the return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  We will usher in His everlasting Kingdom for all eyes to see.  God’s way of doing things will prevail on earth, as it is in heaven.  The entire universe will be under the lordship of Jesus Christ as its mighty King. 

 

Christ will judge all men, and even angels, to determine who is righteous and who deserves never ending punishment.  His decisions will be fair and equitable, but final and permanent.  The wicked will all be condemned to the unquenchable lake of fire, while Satan and all of his minions will be banished to the abyss.  No evil will ever enter into the Kingdom of almighty God to defile or harm His people.

 

It will be a literal paradise on this earth for both God and man to enjoy.  The Lord will meet all our needs in abundance even before we ask Him.  He will change our mortal bodies that are susceptible to disease and death into glorious, resurrection forms.  We will have health and longevity, peace and prosperity, safety and security, joy and freedom.  We will all be righteous and dwell together as brothers and sisters. 

 

Romans 9:26 “And it shall come to pass, [that] in the place where it was said unto them, Ye [are] not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.”

 

Although we were once lost and forsaken, doomed to death and destruction for all of our sinfulness, we are now considered to be children of the living God.  We have been redeemed of all our transgressions by the Blood of Jesus Christ Himself.  The everlasting Kingdom of God is our inheritance for righteousness and we will soon enter into it, as the Lord has promised us. 

 

All that we must do is believe the truth and walk in the light that we have been given.  We should be obedient to all of God’s laws and demonstrate love in all of our relationships with one another.  We must present our bodies as living sacrifices to almighty God and serve Him and His people with enthusiasm, so that others can inherit eternal life just as we have done.

 

The Lord will boast of us to all creation as His very own sons and daughters.  He will fellowship intimately with us, as He always desired.  There will be no more separation between God and man ever again.  We will worship Him in Spirit and in truth; give Him thanks and praise; and celebrate all of His sabbaths and perpetual feast days with joy and gladness in our hearts.

 

Those of us who have served the Lord and His people will receive generous rewards for our efforts.  Our names will become a praise on the earth.  All men will look up to us, as we share in Christ’s honor and glory.  We will judge both men and angels and be appointed kings and priests of God.  We will even rule and reign with Jesus over all of the nations of the world.

 

 

Called, Elect And Chosen

 

2Thessalonians 2:13 “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:”

 

Almighty God had a destiny in mind for us from the very foundation of the world.  He formed us in His very image and likeness to be in continuous fellowship with Him.  But sin separated us and interrupted His plans.  He was compelled to develop a solution that would permanently reinstate us to right standing with Him.  He sent His only Son to this earth to save us from all our iniquity once and for all time.

 

Jesus Christ laid down His deity when He came to this world and was born one of us.  He was perfect and sinless in every way, yet He voluntarily took on all of our sins as if they were His own.  He paid our sin debt in its entirety with His personal sacrifice on our behalf.  Jesus suffered, died, was buried, and rose again, so that we could be spared death as a penalty for transgression and inherit the gift of eternal life.

 

If we repent from the heart and believe all that Christ did for us, we are redeemed from our sins.  We become righteous through our faith and we are brand new creatures in Him.  The Lord regards us as His very own sons and daughters now.  We are joint-heirs with Jesus and seated with Him in heavenly places.  We have divine destinies to fulfill, and the Lord will empower us to serve Him and His people.

 

We should actively seek the baptism of the Holy Spirit, so that we can be strengthened in our spirit man.  The Holy Spirit will come and indwell us to overflowing.  God’s very own Spirit will convict us of all sin and show us the truth.  We will receive spiritual attributes that are similar to those of God Himself.  We will eventually become loving, peaceful and joyous, good, gentle, meek, temperate and longsuffering.

 

Ephesians 1:4-6 “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.”

 

Our heavenly Father knew us before we were formed in our mothers’ wombs.  He created us in His very own image and likeness.  He chose us to be His beloved children.  He had a vision and a purpose for our lives.  The Lord provided for all of our needs and protected us from all harm for such a day as this.  Now the time has come for us to embrace our divine destinies, so that we can glorify Him in everything we do.

 

Sinfulness is no longer an issue, nor a detriment to our intimate relationship with almighty God.  We are covered by the precious Blood of Jesus Christ for all our sins – past, present and future.  We should sanctify ourselves of all carnality of the flesh and selfish, soul ambitions, so that we grow into full spiritual maturity.  We must, additionally, fulfill the call of God on our lives and serve Him any way that we can.

 

The Lord has an eternal redemption plan for all of mankind that He desires to see implemented.  We must partner with Him in rescuing others from death and destruction.  We should share our faith as He arranges our contacts, and make the Gospel of Jesus Christ available to all those who are receptive to it.  We will lead many others to the truth, and make the gift of eternal life available to every man, woman and child.

 

We will demonstrate the love, mercy and compassion of God Himself to the entire human race.  We will confront all wickedness that we see and overcome all evil with good.  We will bring peace to this earth and abolish poverty and lack.  We will heal all those who are sick and afflicted in any way.  We will cast out demons that hold men in bondage to sin.  We will even raise the dead back to life again, just as Jesus did.

 

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 have been hand-picked out of all the people who are on this earth.  We were carefully chosen for such a time as this.  The Lord has prepared us for our divine destinies and groomed us for total success, so that we can serve Him and His people in these last days.  We will take back the entire earth for the Kingdom of God, and prepare the hearts of mankind to welcome Jesus Christ as their King.

 

Our mission may not be easy, but it is simple.  We should live by godly principles and encourage all men, women and children to seek God for forgiveness of their sins and salvation to eternal life.  We must warn them of the imminent judgment and do whatever we can to minister to their needs.  We must cleanse this planet of defilement and establish peace, order and stability in all of our lives.

 

Very soon now, our Lord and Savior will return to us.  He has vengeance in His heart and He will punish all of His enemies.  There will be no more wickedness and evil anywhere in this world.  He will abolish it in the wrath of His coming, and judge all men and even angels.  Only those who are totally righteous, loving and obedient will ever enter into the everlasting Kingdom of almighty God.

 

Jesus will gather all of the faithful to Himself and generously reward us for our efforts on His behalf.  We will share in His very own honor and glory and be appointed kings and priests of God.  We will receive the heathen and the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance.  We will rule and reign with Him over all the nations of the world and enforce Kingdom principles of equality and justice.

 

 

Refined In Fire

 

Hebrews 12:11 “Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.”

 

Almighty God is holy and perfect and He desires that we imitate Him in all we think, say and do, so that we can spend all of eternity in His awesome presence.  However, we cannot do that unless we are cleansed of all defilement of spirit, soul and body.  The Lord will chasten those whom He loves and purge us of all evil if we permit Him full access to our personal lives.

 

Our spiritual growth and maturity should be our primary goal.  We will have to crucify our flesh and relinquish all of our own selfish, soul ambitions and put God’s plans and purposes first.  He can only work through us if we are emptied out of ourselves.  We cannot be contaminated by anything in this world and be of any real value to almighty God at the same time. 

 

It is never pleasant to be sanctified and purified.  We become acutely aware of all our shortcomings, as we are confronted with our human imperfections.  It is absolutely essential that we submit ourselves to God, so that He can prepare us for our divine destinies.  He will imbue us with His very own power and authority in the days ahead, if we are fully consecrated to Him.

 

We cannot circumvent the Lord’s attentions and remain the same as we have been in the past.  We will have to be totally transformed into His fully mature sons and daughters.  The Holy Spirit will convict us of all sin and lead and guide us into spiritual perfection.  We will become sacred vessels for God’s use and fitting role models for all of mankind in the process.

 

Isaiah 48:10 “Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.”

 

The Lord knew that we would be expected to endure much suffering in sanctification and preparation for our divine destinies.  We struggle with our fleshly lusts and selfish soul ambitions.  We are tested, tried and tempted at every turn, yet we know that we have a high calling and we patiently wait for the Lord to deliver us from evil, so that we can glorify Him as we should.

 

We will be refined in His holy fire and purged of all of our sinfulness.  We are His fully mature sons and daughters, who will take back the entire earth for the Kingdom of God in the critical days that lie ahead.  We will serve as righteous role models to all of mankind and lead many out of darkness and deception into the marvelous light of Jesus Christ through our efforts.

 

The Gospel will be preached with power and conviction to every race, tongue and nation of this world.  We will confront all evil that we see and persuade men to adopt godly principles for dealing with one another.  We will abolish all social injustice and eliminate wars, violence and conflict.  We will ensure that everyone is treated with fairness and equality, dignity and respect. 

 

1Peter 1:5-7 “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:” 

 

Temptation to sin always afflicts us, but the Lord will deliver us from all evil and keep us from being tempted beyond our ability to resist.  If our faith is strong and we trust in Him, we will be protected from enemy oppression and bondage to sin until the return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  We are sacred vessels and we will not be overcome by any demonic influence.

 

We must sacrifice all that we are, and relinquish all that we have, in order to be qualified for divine service.  The cost is great, but the rewards will be even greater.  We will soon be gathered into the Kingdom of God and the Lord will boast of us to all of creation as His very own sons and daughters.  We will be appointed kings and priests to rule and reign with Jesus Christ Himself.

 

The heathen and the uttermost parts of the earth will be given to us for our inheritance.  We will judge both men and angels and be righteous role models for all mankind.  The Lord will take vengeance on all of our enemies and vindicate us of all wrongdoing.  He will restore all that was taken from us by either men or devils and make certain that we are rewarded for all of our efforts.

 

All men will look up to us and be grateful for our role in their lives.  We will teach them how to dwell together in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters.  We will enforce Kingdom principles of fairness, justice and equality in the government of God on this earth.  We will encourage them to worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth and give Him all the praise He deserves.

 

 

Sanctification To True Holiness

 

1Corinthians 1:30 “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:” 

 

Ever since we have been born again and baptized with the Holy Spirit, our lives have changed as never before.  We are brand new creatures.  Our sin debt has been paid in full and our righteousness is no longer an issue.  We are now seated with Jesus Christ in heavenly places at the right hand of God Himself.  We are joint-heirs with Him to all of the promises of God.

 

We must sanctify ourselves of all our carnality and grow in spiritual maturity until we reach the full stature of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  We cannot continue to be sinful and rebellious and expect to be blessed.  No sin and evil will ever be tolerated in God’s holy presence.  We have to cleanse ourselves in order to abide with Him, as He intends for us to do.

 

That may be difficult for us, but it will be well worth our efforts.  The Kingdom of God will be our eternal legacy for faithfulness.  We will have all of our needs met in abundance even before we ask.  The Lord will change our mortal bodies to be like His very own, and we will live forever in health and longevity, peace and prosperity, safety and security, joy and freedom.

 

The Lord will boast of us to all creation and make certain that we are always happy and content.  We will dwell in love and unity with one another as brothers and sisters.  All men will be righteous and worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth.  We will celebrate all of His sabbaths and perpetual feast days, and give Him all the thanks, praise and glory that He rightly deserves.

 

Leviticus 20:7-8 “Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I [am] the LORD your God. And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I [am] the LORD which sanctify you.”

 

In the critical days that lie ahead, we will have to take our righteousness and obedience to a whole new level.  We should be purged of all our carnality and selfish soul ambitions.  The Lord wants to anoint us with His very own power and authority, but we must be sacred vessels for His use.  If we consecrate and dedicate our lives to Him, He can work in us and through us to change the fate of the entire earth.

 

We must be godly role models for others and humbly minister to their needs, as the Lord arranges our contacts.  We should keep all of the Ten Commandments and teach others to do likewise.  There is no way that we can circumvent God’s laws and hope to be spared His wrath.  The Lord insists that we cooperate with Him and lead lives that are peaceful, orderly and stable under all situations and circumstances.

 

All wars, violence and conflict will be eliminated from our human affairs.  There will be no more social injustice, poverty and lack anywhere in this whole world.  No one will oppress or exploit another.  The Kingdom of God will be heaven on the earth for all those who are loving, righteous and obedient.  We will dwell together as brothers and sisters.  No evil will ever harm us or contaminate our lives ever again. 

 

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.”

 

Sanctification will have its perfect work in our lives if we let it.  We will consecrate our bodies as living sacrifices in divine service.  The Lord will be able to work through us to usher heaven itself into the earth realm.  Nothing will be impossible to us if we operate in the power of His Holy Spirit.  We will do everything that He asks of us and see many miracles, signs and wonders manifest in our lives.

 

We will be the people who are called by God’s holy name for all of eternity.  He will boast of us to all creation.  The Lord will be pleased with us and meet all of our needs in abundance, even before we ask Him.  He will make certain that we have peace and prosperity, safety and security, joy and freedom.  He will take vengeance on all of our enemies and restore everything that has been taken from us.

 

There will be nothing that harms or defiles us ever again.  The Lord will blot out all pain and suffering from our memories.  He will bind up all of our wounds and lavish us with every blessing that the vast resources of the universe have to offer us.  There will be no good thing that we lack.  Our mortal bodies will be changed into glorious, resurrection forms that live forever in God’s awesome presence. 

 

We will build beautiful homes for our large families and raise crops for our food.  We will see our offspring for all generations to come and share our eternal legacy for righteousness with them.  Men and angels will worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth, and give Him all the thanks, praise and glory that He deserves.  We will celebrate all of His sabbaths and perpetual feast days with joy and gladness for all eternity.

 

 

Tests, Trials, Tribulation

 

John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

 

Our strength and stamina, faith and endurance will be severely tested in the days ahead.  We will have trials and tribulation in our lives as the Day of the Lord approaches.  But in all things, we are more than conquerors.  Jesus Christ actually dwells in us by faith and is our enablement to deal with anything that may challenge us.  We will overcome the world, our flesh and the devil just as He did.

 

The peace that passes understanding will fill us, so that we are able to do all things that the Lord assigns us to do.  We will take back the entire earth for the Kingdom of God and change the fate of all mankind.  Men may resist our efforts and demons will harass us, but we will prevail in all of our efforts.  The Lord will be glorified in His people and implement His eternal redemption plan, as He desires to do.

 

Believers will challenge all world governments and encourage them to adopt only godly policies in dealing with one another.  We will abolish social injustice and establish peace, order and stability on this earth.  We will eradicate poverty and lack and share our surplus with those in need.  There will be no more oppression and exploitation.  All men will be treated with fairness and equality, dignity and respect.

 

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.”

 

Although things in this world may appear dark and dreary at the moment, we know that our God will never leave us or forsake us.  He will be with us in the heat of battle and strengthen us in the power of His might.  We will overcome all evil with good in the critical days to come.  The Kingdom of God must be taken by force so that heaven itself can be brought to this earth realm.

 

The Lord will assign legions of ministering angels to assist us in our efforts to serve Him.  We will have supernatural protection from all evil and be imbued with divine power and authority to act on His behalf.

 

Nothing will be impossible to us in the days ahead.  His Holy Spirit will direct our paths and make certain that we are totally victorious in all that we think, say and do.

 

We should have hope and confidence for our future.  The Lord has an awesome plan in place for His people.  He will soon gather us to Himself in the everlasting Kingdom of God.  We will have peace and prosperity, safety and security, health and longevity, joy and freedom.  There is no good thing that almighty God will ever withhold from us if we are diligent to trust Him.

 

If we are patient and persistent, we will receive many generous rewards for our obedience.  The Lord will boast of us to all creation as His beloved sons and daughters.  He will make our names a praise on the earth and vindicate us before both men and angels.  He will take vengeance on all of our enemies and completely restore everything that has been taken from us over the years.

 

2Corinthians 1:4 “Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”

 

Our God will never leave us or forsake us.  He is our refuge in times of trouble and our guiding light in the darkness that surrounds us.  Although things may become very bleak in this world in the near future, we will be supernaturally delivered of all our tests, trials and tribulation.  The Lord will show Himself strong on our behalf.  He will be our vanguard and our rear guard. 

 

We should encourage one another at this critical time, just as almighty God consoles us.  We must look for the ties that bind us together and overlook all of our differences.  If we join forces and walk in love, peace and unity as a body of believers, we will be able to overcome all adversity with God’s help.  It is vital that we be of the same mind and lift each other up in the days ahead.

 

Our heavenly Father has only our best interest at heart.  He will comfort us through all of our experiences here on this earth and provide us with hope and confidence for the future.  Very soon now, He will gather us to Himself in the Kingdom of God.  We will never be separated from Him ever again.  The Lord will provide all our needs in abundance even before we ask Him.

 

Jesus Christ will take vengeance on all of our enemies and restore all that has been taken from us over the years.  He will bind up all of our wounds and blot out all of our painful memories.  The Lord will even change these mortal bodies that are susceptible to disease and death into glorious, resurrection forms that live forever in His awesome presence and thrive for all eternity.

 

 

Suffering For Our Faith

 

1Timothy 4:10 “For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.”

 

Men will harass us in the days to come and resist all of our efforts to persuade them in our faith.  They will criticize us for following the Lord and ridicule our zeal and enthusiasm.  They will claim that we are just religious fanatics and that God is no longer relevant, nor in control of the universe.  They will be greatly mistaken and totally astounded when He sovereignly intervenes in the affairs of men.

 

Devils will try to interfere with our work, and impede the coming of the Kingdom of almighty God to this earth.  Satan knows that his time is short and that his days are numbered.  He will oppress God’s people any way that he can, but he will not succeed in deterring us from serving the Lord as we should.  We will overcome all evil with good by the Blood of the Lamb and the words of our testimony.

 

We must share the good news with all of mankind.  Jesus Christ suffered and died so that we would not have to suffer the same fate.  If we have faith in Him and all that He accomplished on our behalf, then we are made the righteousness of almighty God and accepted as His beloved.  All of our sins – past, present and future – are now forgiven us, and we are heirs to eternal life with all of its benefits. 

 

Very soon now, Jesus Christ will return to us to judge all men and even angels.  His judgment will be fair and equitable but final and permanent, as well.  He will determine who is righteous and able to enter into His everlasting Kingdom.  He will cast Satan into the abyss and banish all wrongdoers to the unquenchable lake of fire for all of eternity.  No wickedness and evil will ever enter into His Kingdom.

 

1Peter 2:19-21 “For this [is] thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.  For what glory [is it], if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer [for it], ye take it patiently, this [is] acceptable with God.

  

For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:” 

 

We have to take up our cross daily and suffer for the sake of Jesus Christ in ministering to His people.  Many will disregard our efforts or be in direct opposition to us.  We will not be highly esteemed for our faith, but we must still persist in doing good to all men despite the resistance that we incur.  We may be taunted, scorned and ridiculed, but we have to endure.

 

The Lord wants us to present our bodies as living sacrifices to Him for divine service in the critical days that lie ahead.  The world lies in a web of darkness and destruction and we will reflect God’s glorious light to them.  While they may be uncooperative at first, we will win many over by our patience and humility.  We will be righteous role models and godly examples.

 

We must imitate the laid down life of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  He has given us a divine commission to resume His ministry on the earth where He left off when He went to be with His Father.  Although He was mocked and criticized for His efforts, He was still faithful to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God to all those who were receptive to it.

 

If we share our faith with every man, woman and child we meet, we will see countless numbers born again and baptized in Jesus’ name.  They will receive the gift of eternal life and be eligible to enter into God’s awesome presence with the rest of us.  The Lord will gather all of the faithful to Himself and usher us into His everlasting Kingdom, as He promised that He would.

 

John 15:18-20 “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before [it hated] you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.” 

 

We are to be in the world, but not of it.  We cannot succumb to fleshly lusts or selfish soul ambitions.  We have been bought with a dear price and we have an obligation to live out our faith with self-discipline and godliness.  We are ambassadors for the Kingdom of God.  We have been sent to minister to the needs of all mankind and rescue others from bondage to sin and evil. 

 

We may not be very popular with men, but we are highly regarded as the sons and daughters of almighty God Himself.  We have divine destinies to fulfill in the critical days that lie ahead.  We will prepare the entire earth for heaven to be brought here as the Lord plans and purposes.  He is counting on us to preach the Gospel so that others can be set free as we have been.

 

We will share our faith with men, women and children in every race, tongue and nation.  Those who are sincere will receive us as if we were Jesus.  Many will repent of their sins and be converted to our faith.  They will be born again in their spirits, and we will baptize them to eternal life.  All those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will one day be saved.

 

We will demonstrate God’s very own love, mercy and compassion to a sick and dying world.  We will heal the sick of all their afflictions and cast out demons in Christ’s name.  The blind will see; the deaf will hear; and the lame will walk because of our efforts on their behalf.  We will even raise the dead back to life again through the powerful operation of the Holy Spirit of God.

 

1Peter 5:6-10 “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 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].”

 

The Lord will work in us and through us to impact the entire human race.  He will show Himself strong in His people.  It is not His desire that anyone perishes.  He will glorify Himself through us and reach all of mankind with the truth.  He loves each of us with a deep, abiding love and wants to gather us to Himself for all of eternity in the everlasting Kingdom of God.

 

But first, we must be born again and baptized with His Holy Spirit.  We cannot remain the same as we have been in the past.  We have to be purged of all unrighteousness and restored to our right standing with God.  He will deliver us from all evil influences, and adopt us as His very own sons and daughters.  He has divine destinies for us to fulfill in the days that lie ahead.

 

The enemy will try to deter and detain us from ushering in the Kingdom of almighty God.  He will accuse us of being unrighteous and tempt us to sin at every turn.  He may thwart our efforts for a time and a season, but he will not prevail over us.  We will overcome the world, our flesh and the devil.  Our God will strengthen us through the power of His Holy Spirit.

 

The Lord is seeking a people after His own heart.  If we humble ourselves under His mighty hand, He will exalt us in due time.  He will boast of us to all creation and fellowship intimately with us.  He will appoint us as kings and priests and we will share in Christ’s very own honor and glory.  We will judge both men and angels, and rule and reign over all of the nations.

 

 

The Sons of God

 

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.”

 

If we have been born again and baptized in the Holy Spirit then we are brand new creatures in Christ.  Our spirits are now perfect before Him, but our bodies and souls have to be redeemed, as well.  Our minds are gradually renewed in the truth and our behavior is totally transformed until it becomes holy.

 

We are considered to be the beloved children of almighty God Himself through our faith.  We are no longer lost in darkness and deception, like those who are in the world.  We have been born from above and translated into the kingdom of light.  We have developed divine characteristics and attributes.

 

Love, peace and joy fill us to capacity and spill over into our personal lives.  We are good and gentle, meek and temperate, patient and longsuffering in all of our dealings with others.  We serve as godly role models to the unsaved and examples of righteousness for all mankind in all that we think, say and do.

 

The Lord has an awesome plan in place for us.  We will serve Him and His people in the critical days that lie ahead.  We will impact the entire planet for the Kingdom of God and bring heaven to this earth realm.  Nothing will be impossible to us if we operate in the divine power and authority we are given.

 

The Holy Spirit of God will overshadow us and permeate our very being.  The Lord will work in us and through us to minister to others, as we are destined to do.  Our heavenly Father will demonstrate His love, mercy and compassion for the whole human race through His fully mature sons and daughters.

 

Romans 8:12-15 “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.” 

 

We have an intimate relationship with the Creator of the universe.  We are His very own sons and daughters if we walk in the Spirit instead of our flesh.  We are fully obedient and do whatever He asks of us.  God actually dwells in us and manifests Himself to all of mankind through His children.  We are His goodwill ambassadors in this world and we will glorify Him in all that we think, say and do.

 

No fear, doubt or unbelief will deter us from completing our mission.  No devil will impede our progress or interfere with our work.  All of heaven stands ready to assist us in ushering in the Kingdom of God.  We will overcome all evil with good and be righteous role models for others.  We will share our faith so that they can be set free in the truth and inherit eternal life, as the Lord has planned and purposed.

 

All things will be possible to us, if we are willing and obedient.  We will preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ with power and conviction to every race, tongue and nation of this world.  We will baptize countless numbers in His mighty name and heal them of all their afflictions.  We will cast out demons that hold men, women and children in bondage to sin and evil.  We will even raise the dead back to life again. 

 

Philippians 2:14-15 “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;”

 

There will be no strife and division among us, no complaints or disobedience of any kind.  We will move forward as one Body in Christ and take back the entire earth for the Kingdom of God.  We will shine with His light in a world darkened by sin and be righteous role models for others.  All of mankind will look to us for guidance and direction in the critical days that lie ahead.

 

Our righteousness will have to be above and beyond reproach if we are to impact others.  We will have to walk in the Spirit instead of our flesh, and manifest godly characteristics to those who are still lost.  At the same time, we cannot be overly critical of others.  We will have to exhibit the same love, patience, mercy and compassion that almighty God demonstrates towards us. 

 

We will confront the wickedness that we see and overcome all evil with good.  We will encourage all world governments to adopt godly principles in dealing with one another.  We will abolish wars, violence and conflict and establish peace, order and stability in all of our human affairs.  There will be no more poverty and lack; we will learn to share all our resources with others.

 

The fate of the entire world will be changed through our efforts.  We will prepare the hearts of all mankind to greet Jesus Christ as their King.  Those who are receptive will be gathered into His everlasting Kingdom.  However, the sinful and rebellious will be banished from His presence.  Only those who are righteous, loving and obedient will inherit eternal life and all its blessings. 

 

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.”

 

Those who are in the world may not recognize our power and authority as the sons of God.  If they rejected our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we can expect much the same resistance.  However, no man or devil will thwart our efforts to bring heaven itself to this earth realm.  The Lord will surround us with legions of ministering angels to assist us in implementing His eternal redemption plan.

 

Nothing will interfere with our work or deter us from fulfilling our divine destinies.  Heaven itself is coming to this earth realm, whether men are ready or not.  We will overcome all wickedness and evil with good, and establish godly principles as the norm for all of our human affairs.  There will be no more violence and conflict, poverty and lack, oppression or exploitation anywhere.

 

All of creation is awaiting the revealing of the sons of God to set it free from chaos and confusion.  We will restore harmony in the plant and animal kingdoms and take control over the climate, so that it is always temperate and predictable.  We will reverse the effects of all forms of pollution and make certain that there are no more natural catastrophes that bring death and destruction in their wake.

 

The entire planet will be cleansed and purged of all its defilement.  We will make certain that God’s way of doing things prevails on this earth, as it does in heaven.  The Lord will imbue us with His anointing power, so we are victorious in all that He assigns us.  We will gather all righteous men, women and children into the Kingdom of God, and warn the rest of mankind of the impending judgment.  

 

Very soon now, Christ will return to us and we will be glorified in Him as kings and priests for all of eternity.  Our names will be a praise on this earth and the Lord will vindicate our cause.  He will restore all that has been taken from us and make certain that we are always healthy, happy and prosperous.  We will be like Him in every way and rule and reign over all the nations of this world. 

 

 

More Than Conquerors

 

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

 

While things may get a bit tense for believers as the return of Jesus Christ draws ever nearer, we will prevail in all that is assigned for us to do.  We are His Body on this earth and we will resume His ministry where He left off when He went to be with His Father.  We will accomplish great feats in Jesus’ name and change the fate of the entire world through all our efforts on His behalf. 

 

Miracles, signs and wonders will follow us, as Christ promised us they would.  We will demonstrate the awesome power of God, as well as His infinite love, mercy and compassion for all of mankind.  We will be firm, but gentle, in all of our dealings with the unsaved.  We will persuade men, women and children to repent of their sins and believe the truth, so that they can be redeemed.

 

The Gospel of the Kingdom of God will be preached to every race, tongue and nation, as He commissioned us to do.  Christ will show Himself strong in us and imbue us with His very own anointing power and authority.  Whatever we bind on earth will be bound in heaven, as He promised.  We will assist Him in judging both men and angels and gather the righteous into His Kingdom.

 

Everyone whose name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will be saved to eternal life.  We will lay hands on the sick and they will be healed.  There will be none who are afflicted among us when Christ returns.  The blind will see; the deaf will hear; and the lame will walk.  We will even raise the dead back to life once again, so that they can join us in entering the Kingdom of God.

 

Romans 8:37 “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

 

We will take back our dominion over the entire earth before Christ returns to us.  We will walk in divine power and authority over all evil and overcome it with good.  All world governments will be challenged to establish peace, order and stability in their dealings with others.  There will be no more oppression or exploitation of one man over another.  All poverty and lack will be eliminated.

 

All of creation is waiting for the sons and daughters of almighty God to be revealed.  We will command the plants and animals to be in total harmony, and regulate the climate so that it is always temperate and predictable.  There will be no more natural disasters that cause death and destruction in their wake.  We will reverse the effects of pollution and cleanse the entire earth of its defilement.

 

We will prepare the hearts of all mankind to receive Christ as their King.  No righteous man, woman or child will ever be excluded from His presence.  We will usher them into the Kingdom of God so they can be with the Lord for all time.  He will provide all of our needs in abundance and make certain that we have peace and prosperity, safety and security, health and longevity, joy and freedom.

 

The Lord will take vengeance on all of our enemies and vindicate us.  He will bind up all of our wounds and restore everything that has been taken from us over the years.  We will thrive in His awesome presence for all of eternity.  The Kingdom of God will be our eternal legacy and no man or devil will ever take it from us.  It will be the answer to all our prayers and the solution to all our problems.

 

Revelation 3:21 “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.”

 

In the critical days that lie ahead, we will shine with the light of Christ in all that we think, say and do.  He will show Himself strong in us as we win many souls to eternal life.  We will manifest His love, mercy and compassion by healing the sick of all their infirmities.  We will cast out demons in Jesus’ name and destroy all satanic strongholds.  We will even raise the dead back to life once again.

 

We will overcome the world, our flesh and the devil and succeed in all we do.  The entire planet will be impacted with the power of God as it works through us for good.  There will be no more wars, violence or conflict to disturb our peace and stability.  All of nature will be restored to its original beauty and balance.  God’s way of doing things will prevail on this earth just as it does in heaven.

 

Jesus Christ will share His honor and glory with those who have served Him.  We will be appointed kings and priests of God, and rule and reign with Him over all the nations of the world.  We will teach others to dwell together in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters.  We will enforce Kingdom principles of fairness, equality and justice, so everyone is treated with dignity and respect. 

 

The Lord will boast of us to all of creation and make our names a praise on this earth.  We will receive the heathen and the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance.  We will lead others by godly example and teach all men, women and even children how to worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth and to celebrate all of His sabbaths and perpetual feast days with joy and gladness in their hearts.

 

Topics For Discussion 

  1. Called, Elect And Chosen
     

  2. Refined In Fire
     

  3. Sanctification To True Holiness
     

  4. Tests, Trials And Tribulation
     

  5. Suffering For Our Faith
     

  6. The Sons Of God
     

  7. More Than Conquerors

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5 – The Fulfillment of Our Divine Destiny

 

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.”

 

All things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His plan and purpose.  We were chosen from the creation itself to be of significant use to Him in these last days.  We are His very own sons and daughters, who will impact the fate of all mankind for good.  The Lord has designated us to implement His express will on this earth, as it is in heaven.

 

We were predestined to conform to the image of Jesus Christ Himself.  We are justified by His Blood and we will be glorified with Him for all eternity if we are willing and obedient to walk just as He walked.  We will preach the Gospel with power and conviction in every nation of the world.  We will offer salvation to eternal life to every man, woman and child who is receptive.

 

Countless numbers will be rescued from ignorance and deception through our efforts.  We will utterly destroy all demonic strongholds that hold them in bondage to sin and evil.  We will baptize them in Jesus’ name and set them free to enjoy life in abundance to the overflow.  We will teach the entire human race to dwell together in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters.

 

The glory of God will descend and envelop us in the critical days that lie ahead.  Nothing will in any way be impossible to us, as we usher in the everlasting Kingdom of God.  All of mankind will be astounded at the power and authority of almighty God Himself that is manifested through His people.  We will embrace our divine destinies and impact the entire earth for Jesus Christ.

 

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.”

We will demonstrate the deep, abiding love, mercy and compassion of our heavenly Father to a sick and dying world.  Men will know without a doubt that the Lord still cares for them despite their sinfulness.  We will heal them 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, just as Christ did.

Almighty God will imbue us with His very own power and authority so that we can take back the whole earth for the Kingdom of God even before Jesus returns to us.  We will operate under a full anointing of His Holy Spirit and be totally successful in all that we do.  We will prepare the hearts of all mankind to receive Christ as their King and warn them of the coming judgment. 

Believers will accomplish great feats in the days ahead.  We will confront all wickedness that we see and replace it with godly standards of fairness, equality and justice.  We will overcome all enemy powers and principalities that impede our progress or interfere with our divine commission.  We will bring peace, order and stability to this entire planet and cleanse it of all its defilement.

Matthew 18:18 “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.”

 

We will tear down all demonic strongholds that keep men in bondage to sin and evil and set them free, just as we have been liberated.  We will confront all wickedness that we see and render it harmless.  Whatever we bind and cast out on earth, will be bound in heaven.  We will loose many blessings for ourselves and for others, and the Lord will back us up in all that we say and do.

 

The words that we speak will alter the fate of the whole human race.  They will have inherent power in them to effect tremendous change all around us.  We will declare what God says in this world and see miracles, signs and wonders abound.  Nothing will remain the same.  There will be peace, order and stability, as the Lord intends, and we will be His mouthpieces.

 

We will decree and declare God’s way of doing things as the norm.  There will be no more war, violence, bloodshed and conflict.  Social injustice will be abolished.  Poverty and lack will disappear.  Greed and selfishness will no longer be named among us.  Men will learn to dwell in love and unity as brothers and sisters or be banished from our midst to everlasting punishment.

 

All of creation will be commanded to be at rest, and we will eliminate all natural disasters once and for all.  There will be no more climatic disturbances or predatory activities in the animal kingdom.  The adverse effects of pollution will all be reversed and the earth will be cleansed of all its defilement, so that heaven itself can be brought here.  We are preparing for life in paradise.

 

Psalm 82:6 “I have said, Ye [are] gods; and all of you [are] children of the most High.”

 

The Lord will show Himself strong in us, so that the entire earth is impacted.  We will rise up in our divine destinies as the sons and daughters of almighty God and glorify Him in everything that we think, say and do on His behalf.  We will urge all of mankind to repent of their sins and make eternal life available to all those who are receptive to it, so that no one perishes for lack of knowledge.

 

We will preach Christ crucified so that all human beings can be set free in the truth.  We will overcome disease, decay and death once and for all time by laying hands on all the sick and infirm.  We will deliver men from their bondage to sin and evil and destroy all demonic strongholds that interfere with our work.  We will even raise the dead back to life once again, just as Jesus Christ did.

 

There will be no more wars, violence and conflict.  Poverty and lack will be things of the past.  We will bring peace, order and stability to all of our personal affairs.  All men will be treated with dignity and respect and we will teach them to dwell together as brothers and sisters.  Everyone will know that God is still in control and His way of doing things prevails on earth as it is in heaven.

 

We will set all of creation free to the glorious liberty of the children of God.  We will bring beauty and balance to the natural world.  There will be no more catastrophes that cause death and destruction.  The climate will be regulated and all pollution will cease.  The plants and animals will be in total harmony with one another and subject to man once again as they were in the Garden of Eden.

Almighty God will be pleased with us and usher us into His everlasting Kingdom.  He will shower us with His blessings and confer generous rewards on us for our devotion to Him and His people.  Jesus Christ will share His very own honor and glory with us and appoint us kings and priests of God.  We will receive the heathen in the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance to rule and reign.

 

Righteous Servants

 

Romans 6:22 “But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.” 

 

When we make Jesus Christ the Lord of our lives, we become brand new creatures in Him.  We trade sin and failure for forgiveness and victory.  Our minds are renewed in the truth and our behavior is transformed until we become godly in all that we think, say and do.  We no longer desire the things that we once did; we have become servants to righteousness which will lead to holiness.

 

If we submit ourselves to God and present our bodies as living sacrifices, He can use us to save others from darkness and deception.  We will serve as fitting role models and share our faith as the Lord arranges our contacts.  He will imbue us with divine power and authority, so that we can minister to His people and make the gift of eternal life available to all those who are receptive. 

 

We will do anything and everything that the Lord asks of us and see miracles, signs and wonders occur all around us.  We will preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God to every nation of the world.  We will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.  We will cast out demons and set men free from bondage to sin and evil.  We will even raise the dead back to life again, just as Jesus did.

 

Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness [is] of me, saith the LORD.”

 

No devil in hell will be able to prevail against us.  The opinions of men will not deter us in the work that we are called to do.  The Lord will protect us from all evil and strengthen us in the power of His might, so that we can accomplish great feats in His name.  We will take back the entire earth for the Kingdom of God and improve the future of all mankind in the process.

 

We will confront all world governments and challenge them to eliminate wars, violence and conflict in our human affairs.  We will abolish poverty and lack and correct all social injustice that we see.  There will be no more oppression or exploitation of one man over another.  All men will ultimately be treated with only fairness, dignity and respect, as the Lord desires.

 

All of creation is waiting for the revealing of the sons and daughters of almighty God.  We will restore it to its original beauty and balance.  Plants and animals will be in total harmony with one another and subject to man once again.  We will regulate the climate so that it is temperate and predictable.  There will be no more natural disasters that cause death and destruction.

 

The Kingdom of God will be brought to this earth realm with a flourish of divine power and glory that is manifested through God’s people.  Nothing will remain the same.  Good will overcome all evil and the world will be as it was originally intended to be from the very creation itself.  The Lord will be pleased with us and gather us to Himself for all of eternity.

 

2Timothy 2:24-26 “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all [men], apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And [that] they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” 

 

Our effectiveness as witnesses to our faith will be contingent on our ability to be meek, humble and patient with others at all times and under all circumstances.  We will have to overlook all offense and be quick to forgive those who misunderstand us or ridicule our zeal.  We may suffer for our convictions, but it is vital that we share the Gospel of peace with all mankind.

 

Every man, woman and child will be given an opportunity to hear the truth and escape the bondage of Satan and his minions.  Righteousness is available to each and every one of us.  No one is too incorrigible that the Blood of Jesus Christ cannot save him.  If we repent from the heart and believe the truth, we will receive the gift of eternal life with all of its benefits.

 

We will demonstrate the love, mercy and compassion of God Himself to the entire human race.  We will be righteous role models and teach all men how to dwell with one another as brothers and sisters.  We will confront all wickedness that we see and overcome it with good.  We will restore peace, order and stability to this world and cleanse the earth of all defilement.

 

There will be no more violence and bloodshed; no strife and division; nor poverty and lack anywhere.  We will persuade others to negotiate all their differences and share all of their resources with those who are less fortunate.  God’s way of doing things will ultimately prevail on this earth, just as it does in heaven, and His Kingdom will materialize right before our very eyes.

 

The Lord will be pleased with us and appoint us as kings and priests to rule and reign with Jesus Christ over all of the nations.  He will boast of us to all of creation as His sons and daughters and reward us for our efforts on His behalf.  Almighty God will provide all of our needs in abundance and make certain that we are healthy, happy and prosperous for all eternity. 

 

 

Pure And Sacred Vessels

 

Hebrews 10:22-24 “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of [our] faith without wavering; (for he [is] faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:”

 

We must be purified and sanctified in order to be of significant use to the Lord in ushering in His Kingdom.  It is critical that we be born again and baptized in the Holy Spirit.  We must shed all of our carnality and selfishness of the soul, and consecrate our lives to almighty God as living sacrifices.  We must put Him and His people first, relinquishing our own private agendas.

 

If we cleanse ourselves of all unrighteousness and dedicate all of our efforts to the Lord, He will imbue us with divine power and authority to act on His behalf.  We will be sacred vessels appropriate for His use in performing His will on earth, as it is in heaven.  We will become godly role models for others, and share our faith spontaneously as the Lord arranges our contacts.

 

We will set countless numbers free to eternal life and baptize them in Jesus’ name.  We will lay hands on the sick and they will be healed.  We will destroy all demonic strongholds that impede our progress and release men from their bondage to sin and evil.  We will even be able to raise the dead back to life once again, just as Jesus Christ did during His earthly ministry.

 

2Timothy 2:20-21 “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.  If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, [and] prepared unto every good work.” 

 

Time is of the essence.  We must purge ourselves of all contamination of body, soul and spirit now.  We cannot do the same things that we once did and hope to please almighty God in the days to come.  He is seeking a people who have purified themselves, so that He can trust us to represent Him to a sick and dying world.  We must become vessels of honor, sanctified and consecrated for His use.

 

If we walk in the Holy Spirit instead of our flesh we will be successful in all that we do.  No man or devil will prevail against us as we usher in the everlasting Kingdom of God to this earth.  We will implement the Lord’s perfect will for all of mankind and see His eternal redemption plan fulfilled.  Every man, woman and child will have an equal opportunity to repent of their sins and be born again.

 

All world governments will be confronted and challenged to establish godly principles in dealing with one another.  We will bring peace, order and stability to all of our human affairs.  There will be no more social injustice; men will no longer exploit one another or be selfish and greedy.  Poverty and lack will ultimately be abolished, as we teach them to share their material resources with one another.

 

We will cleanse the earth of defilement and restore it to its original beauty and balance, just as it once was in the Garden of Eden.  All of creation will be impacted as we bring harmony to the plants and animals and regulate the climate.  There will be no more pollution or natural catastrophes that cause devastation.  The entire planet will be prepared for heaven to be brought here in the Kingdom of God.

 

1Peter 1:22-23 “Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, [see that ye] love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”

 

If we truly are “in Christ,” we have been born again of incorruptible seed.  We are kings and priests of God; royal blood flows through our veins.  He can trust us with an anointing of His divine power and authority.  We are His goodwill ambassadors on this earth and we will glorify Him, as we are destined to do.  We will advance His everlasting Kingdom and change the fate of the human race.

 

We will demonstrate the deep, abiding love, mercy and compassion of God Himself to a people who are desperate for His touch.  We will walk in righteousness, love and obedience and be godly role models to others in all that we think, say and do.  Mankind will know that we are the sons and daughters of almighty God who have been sent to set them free from their bondage to sin and evil.

 

Our lives will mirror that of Jesus Christ Himself.  We will be patient and kind, humble and meek, gentle and good.  We will lead by our example and teach others God’s way of doing things.  They will learn to dwell in peace and unity with one another as brothers and sisters.  We will show them how to share what they have with others, so that none of us ever suffers from poverty and lack.

 

We will preach the good news of the Kingdom of God and give all human beings hope and confidence for their future.  We will make eternal life available to all those who are receptive to it.  Everyone who is predestined to redemption will be saved.  We will heal the sick of all their afflictions.  We will cast out demons that hold them in bondage, and even raise the dead back to life again.

 

2Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”

 

However, nothing that we do will be done in our own strength.  The Lord will work in us and through us to reach His people before it is too late.  We will confront all wickedness that we see and challenge men to adopt godly principles.  They will all be given an opportunity to repent of their sins and inherit eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ and all that He accomplished on our behalf. 

 

No righteous man, woman or child will be left behind.  We will make salvation available to every race, tongue and nation of this world, as Jesus commissioned us to do.  If men change their ways and seek almighty God, He will always respond to them.  He will gather all of the faithful into His everlasting Kingdom and provide all of our needs in abundance, as He promised us.

 

We will receive new resurrection bodies that live forever in His awesome presence.  There will be no more disease and death, poverty and lack, violence and conflict.  We will all dwell in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters, and share all the vast resources of the universe with one another.  We will give God the praise and thanks that He deserves and worship Him in Spirit and in truth.

 

 

Anointing Power and Authority

 

2Corinthians 1:21 “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.”  

 

Those who empty themselves of all fleshly lusts and selfish soul ambitions will be anointed to serve the Lord and His people in the critical days that lie ahead.  We will receive supernatural power and authority to take back the entire earth for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  He has given us a divine commission.  We should resume His ministry where He left off and fulfill our divine destinies.

 

We will preach the Gospel with power and conviction and set mankind free in the truth of it.  They will be released from all of their bondage to sin and evil and become righteous in God’s eyes.  We will baptize men, women and children from every nation in this world, and make the gift of eternal life available to them.  No one who is receptive will be denied entry to the Kingdom of God.

 

Individuals who were once doomed to destruction will be restored to righteousness, just as we have been.  Everyone whose name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will be saved.  We will gather in the full, end-time harvest of souls that is needed before heaven can be brought to the earth realm.  The Lord will work through us by the power of His Holy Spirit to positively impact the human race.

 

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.”

 

The same Holy Spirit that rested on Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry will be visible in His people in the days that lie ahead.  We will comfort human beings who suffer temptation and encourage them to trust God for their salvation unto righteousness.  We will preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ with real zeal and enthusiasm.  Countless numbers will be saved and baptized to eternal life.

 

We will lay hands on the sick and heal them of all their afflictions.  The blind will see; the deaf will hear; and the lame will walk through our efforts.  We will cast out demons that keep men in bondage to sin, and overcome all evil with good.  We will even raise the dead back to life again as a tangible demonstration of God’s awesome resurrection power as it works on behalf of His people.

 

All of mankind will be impacted by our faithful service to them.  We will give them hope and confidence for their future and teach them to dwell together as brothers and sisters.  There will be peace on this earth; all wars, violence and conflict will be abolished.  There will be no more greed and selfishness.  We will eradicate poverty and lack and share our material resources with one another.

 

We will warn others of the impending judgment and encourage them to be obedient to the commandments.  We will urge them to seek eternal values rather than the things of this world, so that their righteousness is above and beyond reproach at all times.  We will glorify our God in all that we do and bring heaven’s way of doing things to this earth realm even before Jesus Christ returns to us.

 

1John 2:27 “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.”

 

The anointing that we have received will be powerful and effective in restoring peace, order and stability to this earth, as the Lord desires.  We will rise up as kings and priests and impact the fate of all mankind in the process.  No man will have to teach us how to overcome wickedness and evil.  The Holy Spirit will lead and direct us to move over the face of the entire earth, as God intends.

 

We will accomplish great feats in Jesus’ name and He will be with us in all that we are called on to do.  We will operate in miracles, signs and wonders to draw attention to our faith and to persuade men in the truth.  Our Lord and Savior will reveal all that we need to know to be totally victorious and assign legions of ministering angels to assist us in ushering in His everlasting Kingdom.

 

There will ultimately be peace on earth, plus beauty and balance in all of creation.  We will operate in the dominion that has been granted to us and reveal ourselves as the sons and daughters of almighty God Himself.  We will speak powerful words of change and restoration to the entire human race.  We will bring a positive resolution to all our affairs and rid this world of its defilement. 

 

Psalm 105:14-15 “He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; [Saying], Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.” 

 

The Lord will supernaturally deliver us from all evil as we serve Him and His people in the critical days that lie ahead.  He will surround us with a hedge of protection that no man or devil can penetrate.  He will make straight the crooked paths and open doors for us that no one can close.  We will have ready access to all the world governments.  The kingdoms of this world will be absorbed into the Kingdom of God and His justice system, with Jesus Christ Himself presiding as a just and righteous King.

 

There will soon be peace, order and stability everywhere.  We will cleanse the entire planet of all its contamination and prepare the earth for heaven to be ushered in, as the Lord plans and purposes.  All of nature will respond to our words that line up with those of almighty God.  We will bring harmony to the plant and animal kingdoms; stabilize the climate; and reverse all adverse effects of air and water pollution.  There will be no natural disasters that cause death and destruction in their wake.

 

The sons and daughters of God will shine with His light and He will boast of us to all creation.  Christ will share His very own honor and glory with us, if we have been faithful to do all that He directs us to accomplish.  If we are willing and obedient, we will eat the fat of the land.  We will have the heathen and the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance.  We will judge both men and angels and even be appointed kings and priests of God to rule and reign over all nations of this world.

 

 

The Church Of Jesus Christ

 

Ephesians 4:11-13 “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: 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 church of Jesus Christ is diverse and multi-faceted.  It is comprised of men, women and even children who are dedicated to the Lord and desire to follow in His footsteps.  Some are apostles; others are prophets; still others serve as teachers or pastors.  We are each important in God’s eyes and an integral part of His plan.  We are to be unified in our faith and edify one another until we all reach the full stature of Christ.

 

We desperately need one another for our growth and development as mature sons and daughters of God.  Wisdom and revelation is given in part to each of us, and we need to share it with others.  We should celebrate our uniqueness and overlook all denominational differences that tend to separate us.  We are required to be fully obedient and walk in love for God and others under all situations and circumstances.

 

Our spiritual maturity should be uppermost in our minds.  We must first relinquish all worldliness.  We have to work at cultivating a deeper relationship with our Savior.  One way to do this is by surrendering ourselves to His guidance and direction, and pray for the baptism in His Holy Spirit.  When we do this, we die to ourselves and the Lord can operate through us to perform His will on this earth, as it is in heaven.

 

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.” 

 

It is critical that we eliminate all strife and division among us.  We have no time for petty differences that may separate us from one another.  We must walk in love, peace and unity as one body of believers in the days to come.  It is vital that we present a unified front against all evil, so that the Lord can work through us to accomplish His plans and purposes on this earth.

 

When one of us suffers, we are all impacted negatively.  However, when one of us is successful, we can all rejoice.  We are truly one if we keep our mutual interests uppermost in our minds and work together for our common good.  We should obey the Lord and love one another, as He loves us, at all times.  We are His very own sons and daughters, and we should glorify Him in all we do.

 

We have a divine commission to fulfill.  Jesus Christ told us to go and preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God to all of the world.  We have to make certain that every man, woman and child who is receptive, has the opportunity to repent and be saved to eternal life.  If we are remiss in our duties, there will be lasting repercussions.  Important work will remain undone.

 

The Lord will not usher us into His everlasting Kingdom until the full number of souls has been gathered in to the end-time harvest.  Everyone whose name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life has to be called to our faith.  If we work together to accomplish this ambitious goal, we will be victorious.  No righteous person will be left behind if we focus all of our efforts on evangelization.

 

Ephesians 3:19-21 “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 must be acutely aware of who we are and whom we serve at all times.  The love of Jesus Christ should be obvious to us.  He died to save us from all of our sins, so that we would not have to suffer the same fate.  Our sin debt was cancelled by His sacrifice on our behalf, and we owe Him our very lives.  We should glorify Him in all that we think, say and do.

 

The church is destined to greatness, but we have to overcome our spirit of religious legalism and quit pointing the finger at one another.  We cannot be engaged in meaningless controversy and serve the Lord at the same time.  We must move as one – in love, peace and harmony – and fulfill our divine destinies as the sons and daughters of almighty God Himself.

 

If we are reluctant to lay down our personal lives for any reason, the Lord will be compelled to find others to represent Him on this earth.  He will only operate successfully through sanctified individuals who are fully consecrated for His use.  We must be willing and obedient to relinquish all that we are and all that we have to be filled with His power and authority.

 

The Holy Spirit will take leave of all unclean vessels.  We cannot compromise the anointing of almighty God with our carnality or our selfish soul ambitions.  We must take sanctification to a brand new level, if we hope to be worthy of our calling.  We should imitate the laid down life of Jesus Christ Himself at all times, and walk just as He walked on this earth.

 

 

The Body Of Christ

 

Romans 12:5 “So we, [being] many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.”

 

If we are born again believers, then Jesus Christ dwells in us and we also abide in Him.   We are members of His church, devoted followers of His Gospel message who walk in righteousness and truth.  Those of us who have sanctified ourselves and fully consecrated our bodies and souls as living sacrifices to almighty God may also be recruited as members of His end-times army of saints.

 

The Body of Christ is comprised of men, women and children who are dedicated to the Lord and to His people.  We willingly and obediently lay down our lives for the benefit of others, just as Jesus Christ Himself did for all mankind.  He serves as the Head, but we are His hands, feet and voice on this earth.  We do whatever He asks of us and we are totally victorious in all that we do.

 

Nothing interferes with us accomplishing great feats for our Lord and Savior.  He leads and guides us every step of the way, so that His ministry can be completed before He even returns to us.  We preach the Gospel with fervor and win many souls to our faith through our godly example.  We lay hands on the sick and they all recover.  We cast out demons in Jesus’ name and even raise the dead.

 

We glorify our Lord and Savior in everything that we do and demonstrate His resurrection power for all the world to see.  Jesus reigns as a righteous King now and will do so for all of eternity in the Kingdom of God.  His people are like Him and we will soon see Him face-to-face.  He will appoint us kings and priests and give us the heathen in the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance.

 

Colossians 3:15 “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.”

 

We are created in God’s very image and likeness and we fulfill our divine destinies as members of the Body of Christ.  We have the power and authority to overcome all evil with good.  We confront all wickedness that we see and implement godly principles in all of our affairs.  We walk in love, keep all of God’s commandments and are continually righteous.

 

The truth is spread throughout the world as we preach the Gospel to every race, tongue and nation.  We challenge others to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and be baptized to eternal life.  We make salvation available to every man, woman and child who is open to it.  Our goal is to gather them into the everlasting Kingdom of God for all eternity.

 

The peace of God rules in our hearts and we are grateful for the opportunity to serve the Lord and His people.  We are partnering with the Creator of the universe to rescue the entire human race from utter destruction.  We will work miracles, signs and wonders in the critical days to come and tear down all demonic strongholds that deter or detain our progress.

 

The fate of all humanity will be positively impacted through our efforts.  We will warn others of the coming judgment, so that they are not caught off guard when Christ returns to us.  We will be godly role models in righteousness and obedience at all times and teach all of mankind how to walk in love, peace and unity with one another as brothers and sisters.

 

1Corinthians 12:12 “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.”

 

The Kingdom of God will be ushered in as the Lord plans and purposes, and we will alter the fate of the whole world.  The Body of Christ will establish peace, order and stability everywhere.  We will abolish all social injustice and make certain that all men are treated with dignity and respect.  We will introduce God’s way of doing things on this earth, just as it is in heaven. 

 

We have been given the keys to the Kingdom and they are explicitly voice-activated.  We will decree and declare whatever the Lord tells us to speak on His behalf.  We will bind all demonic assignments that are arrayed against us and loose blessings for all of mankind.  We will speak life and light to a world that is darkened by sin and set men free in the truth.

 

Nothing will remain the same.  All of creation will be affected by the powerful words that we speak that line up with those of almighty God.  We will command total harmony in the plant and animal kingdoms.  We will regulate the climate, so that is always temperate and predictable.  All natural disasters will cease, and we will reverse the effects of all forms of pollution.

 

The Lord will be pleased with all that we accomplish on His behalf and gather us to Himself, as He has always desired.  The Kingdom of God will be our eternal legacy for righteousness and godliness.  We will share in Christ’s very own honor and glory.  The Lord will appoint us to be kings and priests and we will rule and reign with Him over all of the nations.

 

 

Holy Saints

 

Colossians 1:12-13 “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:”

 

We are holy saints – the sons and daughters of almighty God.  We have been translated out of the kingdom of darkness into the wonderful light of Jesus Christ Himself.  We are one with Him and He actually dwells in us to implement His perfect will in this world.  We have divine destinies that we have not even begun to comprehend.  All of heaven is at our disposal and we will change the fate of all mankind.

 

Everywhere we walk is sacred ground and we are taking back this entire earth for the Kingdom of God, even before Christ returns to us.  Soon there will be total peace, order and stability in the affairs of men.  There will be no more violence and conflict anywhere.  We will show others how to dwell together as brothers and sisters and share all of the resources of the vast universe that is at our disposal.

 

Poverty and lack will soon be things of the past.  Greed and selfishness will not even be named among us.  All social injustice will be eliminated.  No one will oppress or exploit another.  Men will be treated with fairness and equality, dignity and respect.  The Lord will demonstrate His love, mercy and compassion to a sick and dying world through those of us who are willing and obedient to serve His people.

 

We will advance the Kingdom of God on this earth by introducing men to God’s way of doing things.  We will teach them spiritual laws that should govern our affairs, so that they can be prosperous in all that they do.  We will lead by example and the Lord will bless all of our efforts on His behalf.  Very soon now, He will gather us to Himself for all of eternity, so that we can dwell in His awesome presence.

 

Ephesians 1:17-19 “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 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,”

 

The Lord will reveal Himself to His people in the days that lie ahead.  He will enlighten the eyes of our understanding so that we will realize how He intends to work through us to reach all of mankind.  He wants us to be instrumental in rescuing the entire human race from destruction.  We can only do that if we are cleansed of all selfishness and carnality and consecrated to Him.

 

Almighty God will manifest His effectual glory through His saints.  He will imbue us with divine power and authority, so that we can take dominion over the entire earth and everything in it as we are destined to do.  We will restore this whole planet to its original beauty and balance, and enforce only godly principles of righteousness, fairness and justice in all of our human affairs. 

 

We will bring heaven to this earth realm in the Kingdom of God.  All of creation will be impacted by our efforts.  We will command harmony between plants and animals and even regulate the climate, so that there are no more natural disasters that cause death and destruction in their wake.  We will reverse the adverse effects of pollution and cleanse the entire earth of all defilement. 

 

There will be no more strife and division in any of our relationships.  Wars and conflict, oppression and exploitation, selfishness and greed will be things of the past.  Those who are deliberately evil and defiant will soon be punished for all of eternity.  Only those who are uncompromisingly righteous, loving and obedient will enter into the Kingdom of God with all its blessings. 

 

The Lord will soon come to this planet to dwell in the midst of His people, as He has always desired.  He will be our focal point and we will be the center of His attention.  There will be no more separation between God and man.  He will provide all our needs in abundance and protect us from all harm.  We will all live together in harmony and worship God in Spirit and in truth. 

 

Psalm 50:4-5 “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.” 

 

Very soon now, Jesus Christ will return to us as the Lord of lords and King of kings.  He will be magnified as the Son of God and judge each and every one of us by His perfect, impeccable standards.  Those of us who have been faithful and devoted to Him will be gathered into His everlasting Kingdom.  However, those who have been wicked and rebellious will be banished to the unquenchable lake of fire for all of eternity.

 

Christ will judge both men and angels.  He will raise all the dead back to life, so that they can appear before Him, as well.  He will evaluate His church and all the nations of this world to determine who has been righteous and who has been disobedient.  His assessment will be fair and equitable, but also final and permanent.   No one will escape His scrutiny, nor be able to persuade Him to lower His expectations of us.

 

The Lord will generously reward those who have served Him and His people in fulfilling His ministry on the earth.  He will share His very own honor and glory with His saints.  He will boast of us to all creation and take vengeance on all of our enemies.  He will appoint us as kings and priests of God to rule and reign with Him over all the nations.  We will be capable teachers, just rulers and fair judges of all God’s people.

 

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.” 

 

We are saints of the most high God, the Body of Christ.  The Lord will exalt the people who are called by His holy name, and all creatures will look up to us as they do Jesus Christ Himself.  We will rule and reign with Him over all the nations of the world.  We will receive the heathen for our inheritance in the uttermost parts of the earth.  Men will be grateful for all our efforts on their behalf. 

 

The Kingdom of God will be our eternal legacy for righteousness and obedience.  We will teach all of mankind how to dwell together as brothers and sisters in love, peace and unity.  We will enforce godly principles of fairness, justice and equality in the government of almighty God on this earth.  We will encourage both men and angels to worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth.

 

Our God will be extremely proud of us and make our names a praise for all generations to come.  He will provide all of our needs in abundance and make certain that we are always healthy, happy and prosperous.  He will fellowship intimately with us as His very own sons and daughters, and restore all that we have lost or had stolen.  There is no good thing that He will ever withhold from us.

 

We will dwell in heaven on this earth in His awesome presence.  The Kingdom of God will be a literal paradise for those who inherit it.  We are returning to the perfection of the Garden of Eden.  We will build beautiful homes for our large families and enjoy all of our offspring.  The Lord will commune with us on a regular basis and we will give Him all the thanks and praise that He deserves.

 

 

Kings And Priests Of God

 

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

 

Jesus Christ will generously reward us if we are faithful to serve Him in completing His ministry on this earth.  He will not forget our devotion to Him and to His people in the critical days that lie ahead.  He will grant us permission to rule and reign with Him in His everlasting Kingdom.  We are joint-heirs with Jesus, who will be appointed kings and priests of God.

 

Our Lord and Savior will share His very own honor and glory with us.  Our names will become a praise on this earth, and all of mankind will be grateful for our efforts on their behalf.  We will be just rulers, fair judges and capable teachers.  We will lead by our godly example and make certain that Kingdom principles of fairness, equality and justice are always in force.

 

Our heavenly Father will boast of us to all creation as His very own sons and daughters is sons and daughters and establish an intimate relationship with us.  He will take a personal interest in all the aspects of our lives.  There will never be a separation between God and man ever again.  We will celebrate all His sabbaths and perpetual feast days with true joy and gladness in our hearts.

 

Almighty God will provide all of our needs from all the vast resources of the universe.  There is no good thing – temporal or spiritual – that He will ever withhold from His people.  We will have peace and prosperity, health and longevity, safety and security, joy and freedom.  We will bask in His awesome glory and dwell in a literal paradise on this earth for all time.

 

1Corinthians 6:2 “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?”

 

We will judge both men and angels and the Lord will support us in all that we do.  He will be glorified in the people who are called by His holy name.  We will rise up in our kingly and priestly anointing to rule and reign over all the nations.  We will teach all of mankind to dwell in love and unity as brothers and sisters, and make certain that all of their needs are met in abundance.

 

There will be nothing that ever contaminates the peace and tranquility of our lives in the Kingdom of God.  The Lord will confer divine power and authority on us to be benevolent overseers and protectors of His people.  We will shepherd His flock for all of eternity and encourage both men and angels to worship Him in Spirit and in truth and to celebrate all of His sabbaths and feast days. 

 

All of creation will be subject to us.  We will be prudent stewards of the environment and take dominion over plants and animals, as man once did in the Garden of Eden.  There will be order and stability in all of nature and the earth will be cleansed of its contamination.  We will regulate the climate and reverse all the effects of pollution, so this planet is the perfect abode for God and man.

 

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

 

Almighty God will confer special honors on us one day in the very near future.  He will vindicate us before both men and angels, and boast of us to all creation because we have served Him and His people as we were destined to do.  Everyone will look up to us and show us their respect.

 

Our sphere of influence will be second only to that of Jesus Christ Himself.  The Lord will rely on us to be generous benefactors and righteous role models for His people.  We will teach them the Kingdom way of life, so that God’s way of doing things prevails on earth as it does in heaven. 

 

All men will ultimately be loving and kind, grateful and reverent or be banished for all time.  We will worship our God in Spirit and in truth, and give Him all the praise, honor and gratitude that He deserves.  He will walk with us in the cool of the evening, as He did with Adam and Eve.

 

The Lord will meet all of our needs from the vast resources that the universe has to offer us.  There is no good thing that He will ever withhold from His people.  Our lives will be perfect for all of eternity, and we will thrive in His awesome presence, as our heavenly Father plans and purposes.

 

Those who have served the Lord faithfully will soon be glorified and generously rewarded.  We will have the heathen for our inheritance in the uttermost parts of the earth.  The Lord will appoint us as kings and priests to rule and reign with His beloved Son over all the nations of the world.

 

Topics For Discussion 

  1. Righteous Servants
     

  2. Pure And Sacred Vessels
     

  3. Anointing Power And Authority
     

  4. The Church Of Jesus Christ
     

  5. The Body Of Christ
     

  6. Holy Saints
     

  7. Kings And Priests Of God

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6 – On Earth as it is in Heaven

 

Matthew 6:10 “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.”

 

The Lord’s Prayer is not simply something that we should recite from memory or utter when we are in the mood to talk to God.  It must be a sincere request for His divine intervention.  It is a powerful declaration of God’s ultimate purpose and intent for mankind.  His perfect will must be done on earth, just as it is in heaven, for His eternal redemption plan to be consummated to His satisfaction.

 

Almighty God fully intends to bring heaven to the earth realm and dwell with the people who are called by His holy name.  He desires an intimate relationship with us, as He planned from the beginning of time.  Very soon now, there will be no more separation between God and man.  The Lord will actually come to this planet and take up residence with us for all eternity in the Kingdom of God. 

 

Our heavenly Father will gather all the righteous to Himself and provide all of our needs in abundance, even before we ask Him.  We will have no poverty and lack, sickness and death, war and conflict to deal with ever again.  We will live in a literal paradise and fellowship with both men and angels.  The Lord will make certain we have peace and prosperity, safety and security, joy and freedom.

 

But first, we have to join forces with Him and embrace our divine destinies, so that we can impact the lives of others.  We must fully sanctify ourselves of all known sin and dedicate all of our efforts to advancing the Kingdom of God on this earth.  We should be godly role models at all times, ready and willing to share our faith.  Our righteousness and obedience ought to be above and beyond reproach.

 

1Corinthians 15:47-49 “The first man [is] of the earth, earthy: the second man [is] the Lord from heaven. As [is] the earthy, such [are] they also that are earthy: and as [is] the heavenly, such [are] they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.” 

 

Every human being has a fallen human nature that we inherited from our earthly ancestors.  We must repent of all our sins and accept Christ as our Lord and Savior, so that we are redeemed from all wickedness and evil that would ultimately destroy us.  Our right standing with almighty God will be fully restored, and we will become joint-heirs with Jesus to all the promises for righteousness.

 

If we crucify our flesh and subdue our selfish soul ambitions, we will become consecrated, sacred vessels suitable for the Lord’s purpose.  We will be righteous role models for others and He will imbue us with divine power and authority to implement His will on earth as it is in heaven.  We will serve Him and His people, just as Jesus Christ did, and develop into full spiritual maturity.

 

Corruption must put on incorruption and be rid of all its worldliness.  All those who have adequately cleansed and purged themselves of all defilement will be eligible to enter into the Kingdom of God.  We must take our sanctification to an entirely new level if we wish to dwell in our God’s awesome presence.  He is all good and He cannot abide with anything that is wicked or evil.

 

If we are diligent to pursue godliness as a way of life, we will one day be citizens of heaven on this earth.  We will demonstrate the characteristics and attributes of God Himself and resemble Him in all that we think, say and do.  We are His very own sons and daughters who were created in His image and likeness, but we must become holy and perfect, just as our God is holy and perfect. 

 

Ephesians 1:9 “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:” 

 

We are goodwill ambassadors for the Kingdom of God and all that it represents.  We have divine destinies that will be fulfilled in the critical days that lie ahead.  We will preach the Gospel of peace to the entire world.  We will heal the sick of all their afflictions; bind demons that hold men in bondage to sin and evil; and even raise the dead back to life again, just as Jesus Christ once did.

 

God’s way of doing things will prevail on this earth, as it does in heaven.  He will change our mortal bodies into glorious, resurrection forms that are impervious to disease and decay.  We will live forever in His awesome presence and thrive amid all the blessings that He has in store for us.  He will protect us from all harm and even blot out all pain and suffering from our memory.

 

Jesus Christ will be our righteous King and generous benefactor.  He will ensure that Kingdom principles of fairness, equality and justice always prevail.  There will be nothing that defiles either God or man ever permitted in to His Kingdom.  He will cast Satan into the abyss and destroy all wickedness and evil.  He will take vengeance on all of our enemies and banish them from our midst.

 

The Lord will reward us for our faithfulness to Him and share His honor and glory.  He will restore all that has been taken from us and we will flourish.  We will see our offspring for all generations to come and dwell in love, peace and unity with one another as brothers and sisters.  We will worship almighty God in Spirit and in truth, and give Him all the glory, thanks and praise.

 

 

Holiness Not An Option

 

Ephesians 1:4-6 “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 predestined us to be His beloved children from the very foundation of the world.  He knew that we would be lost in sin and subject to the iniquity of our forefathers, but He made provision for our redemption, as well.  Through faith in Jesus Christ, we are made righteous and cleansed from all of our sin guilt.  We are washed clean in His precious Blood and joint-heirs to all of His promises.

 

We no longer have to die as a penalty for our sinfulness.  We have received eternal life and all of its many blessings.  We will soon enter into the everlasting Kingdom of God.  We will be citizens of heaven on this earth for all time.  We will be sanctified and glorified with our Lord and Savior, and appointed to be kings and priests of God.  There is no good thing that almighty God will ever withhold from us.

 

None of this will be possible unless we rid ourselves of all our carnality and selfish soul ambitions.  We cannot inherit the Kingdom of God if we are unrepentant and still lost in wickedness and sin.  We must be spiritually transformed in order to see our God and dwell in His holy presence.  If we are truly sincere, He will purge us of all defilement and purify us, so that we can spend all of eternity with Him.

 

Our God will generously reward us for our faithful service to Him and His people.  We will receive the heathen and the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance.  We will be honored and glorified with Christ and judge both men and angels.  We will teach all mankind to dwell together as brothers and sisters in love, peace and unity.  We will rule and reign with Jesus over all the nations of the world.

 

2Corinthians 7:1 “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

 

Even though we are heirs to all the promises of God for righteousness, we must also do our part.  We must initially receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and ask for the baptism in the Holy Spirit, so that we are strengthened in our inner man.  His Spirit will convict us of all known sin and fill us with the power of God’s might.  We will be changed from the inside out, so that we evolve into fully mature sons and daughters.  We must become holy and perfect, just as our God is holy and perfect. 

 

It is critical that we walk in love and be totally obedient to what the Lord asks of us.  He wants us to partner with Him in bringing heaven to this earth in the Kingdom of God.  We must have a healthy fear of the Lord, be fully sanctified and serve as righteous role models for others at all times.  We will be required to share our faith with men, women and children in every race, tongue and nation.  Our primary goal will be evangelism.  We will preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ with power and conviction. 

 

We will urge everyone to repent of their sins and accept Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, so that they can receive the gift of eternal life, just as we have done.  We will persuade others in the truth; encourage them to reverence the Lord; and follow His lead and guidance, so that they are continually righteous.  Everyone whose name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will eventually be called, converted and baptized in Jesus’ holy name, so that they can join us for all of eternity.

 

1Thessalonians 3:12-13 “And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all [men], even as we [do] toward you:  To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.”

 

We will rescue all of mankind from sin and darkness and make salvation through Jesus Christ available to all those who are receptive to it.  We will share our faith with conviction and teach others to be obedient to all of the commandments.  We will show them the straight and narrow path that leads to life.  We will prepare them for their divine destinies and encourage them to be all that God has planned for their lives.

 

The Lord will work through us to demonstrate His unequivocal love, mercy and compassion.  We will receive a powerful anointing to work miracles, signs and wonders in His name.  We will heal the sick of all their afflictions and cast out demons that hold men in bondage to sin and evil.  We will even raise the dead back to life once again, so that they can join us in entering into the everlasting Kingdom of almighty God.

 

We will confront all wickedness that we see and overcome it with good.  There will be no more wars, violence or conflict in any of our human affairs.  We will abolish poverty and lack and make certain that no man oppresses or exploits another.  Everyone will be treated with dignity and respect.  We will teach all men to dwell together as brothers and sisters in love, peace and unity, as the Lord desires for His people.

 

The entire human race will be impacted by our efforts and the Lord, Jesus Christ, will be free to return to us with all of His angels and saints.  He will judge all men to make certain that we are eligible to spend all of eternity with Him.  He will banish all wickedness from His presence, but gather the righteous to Himself.  There will be endless blessings and generous rewards for faithfulness as we enter into the Kingdom of God.

 

 

Fear Of The Lord

 

1Samuel 12:24 “Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great [things] he hath done for you.” 

 

Although we will one day dwell with our heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, in the Kingdom of God on this earth, we still cannot be overly confident in our relationship with almighty God.  He is to be loved and reverenced above all things.  We must show Him all the deference and respect that He deserves, and maintain a healthy fear of the Lord at all times.

 

The Lord never sets Himself up to be our equal.  We should remember that we are created in His very own image and likeness, but that we have a fallen human nature, as well.  Without the Blood of Jesus Christ and His atonement for our sinfulness, we would be forever lost.  We are righteous only through our faith in Him, and justified by the grace or unmerited favor of God.

 

If we have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior, then we are changed from the inside out.  Jesus comes to dwell in us and our minds are renewed in the truth.  Our behavior is totally transformed and evolves until it becomes godly.  We are the sons and daughters of God through faith, but we have an obligation to protect our righteousness and to grow in spiritual maturity.

 

We must continually work at sanctification.  Without holiness, we will never see God.  He is holy and perfect and He cannot dwell with wickedness and evil of any kind.  We must crucify our fleshly lusts and subdue our selfish, soul ambitions.  If we are sincere, the Lord will purge and cleanse us of all that displeases Him, so that we can spend all of eternity with Him. 

Everyone who loves and fears the Lord will be rewarded for his faithfulness.  Almighty God will see to it that we are gathered into His everlasting Kingdom.  He will protect us from all evil; take vengeance on all of our enemies; and supply all of our needs in abundance.  No righteous man, woman or child will be left behind when He sovereignly moves on our behalf.

Psalm 111:10 “The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.”

 

We must fear God and obey all that He asks of us.  He is a good and loving God, but He hates sin.  If we wish to remain in right standing with Him, we will have to be righteous and obedient in all that we think, say and do.  Ours is not a God of compromise.  He expects us to cooperate with Him and grow in righteousness and godliness until we reach the full stature of Jesus Christ.

 

Our God is to be honored and respected at all times.  He rewards righteousness, but He also punishes evil.  He has no tolerance for sin, wickedness and rebellion, and He will cast it out of His holy presence for all of eternity.  The Lord has absolute standards that we must all live by.  We should keep all His commandments and walk in love for Him and for others, as we have been taught.

 

We should present our bodies as living sacrifices and embrace our divine destinies.  There is important work that must be done before the Kingdom of God can be brought to this earth realm.  The Lord wants us to assist Him in reaching all of mankind with the truth of the Gospel message.  We should urge others to repent of all their sin, be saved and baptized to eternal life, as we have been.

 

The Lord will imbue us with divine power and authority to be His representatives on this earth.  We will urge all of mankind to follow His ways and aspire to godly standards of fairness, equality and justice.  We will eliminate all forms of evil and wickedness in our human affairs and establish peace, order and stability in this world, so that Jesus can return to us to receive His Kingdom.

 

Hebrews 12:28 “Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:”

 

If we reverence the Lord and cooperate with His awesome plans for our lives, we will see heaven brought to the earth realm in record time in the Kingdom of God.  We must relinquish our old, selfish, worldly ways and present our bodies as living sacrifices in divine service to Him.  If we consecrate and dedicate all of our efforts to almighty God, we will see miracles, signs and wonders surround us.

 

We will share our faith with zeal and enthusiasm and win many souls to the Lord through our righteous example.  We will baptize countless numbers in Jesus’ name and make eternal life available to all those who are interested in receiving it.  We will heal all those who are afflicted and cast out demons that hold men in bondage.  We will even raise the dead back to life again, just as Jesus did.

 

Nothing will be impossible to us in the critical days that lie ahead.  We will confront all wickedness that we see and encourage men to adhere to godly principles instead.  We will eliminate wars and conflict, poverty and lack, oppression and exploitation in our affairs with one another.  We will bring peace, order and stability to this world and restore all of nature to its original beauty and balance.

 

The Kingdom of God will be heaven on the earth for all those who are eligible to enter into it.  It will be the answer to all of our prayers and the solution to all of our problems.  Both men and angels will dwell together in total harmony in the very presence of God Himself.  He will generously supply all our needs in abundance and fellowship intimately with us, as He intended from the very creation.

 

 

Walking In God’s Ways

 

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

 

The Lord has a perfect plan in place for the redemption of all mankind and the restoration of this entire world.  He will not sit back and let us destroy ourselves in our ignorance and rebellion.  He will sovereignly intervene to save His people and reclaim this planet for the Kingdom of God.  He already sent His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth to redeem us from all of our sinfulness.

 

We need only believe the truth to see dramatic changes occur in our lives.  Jesus actually comes to take up residence in us when we accept Him as our Lord and Savior by faith.  He sees to it that our minds are renewed and that our behavior is transformed until it becomes godly.  He makes the baptism in His Holy Spirit available to us so that we can be strengthened in our inner man.

 

The Holy Spirit leads and guides us into all holiness and perfection.  We become the actual sons and daughters of almighty God, and joint-heirs with Jesus to all the promises for righteousness.  We share our faith and make salvation available to all those with whom we come in contact.  We advance the Kingdom of God on this earth only by being fully righteous, loving and obedient.

 

Our sanctification is progressive and we need not be overly concerned about it.  If we do our part, God will do His and assist us in becoming holy and perfect, just as He is holy and perfect.  He will purge and cleanse us of all our carnality and selfish soul ambitions until we all reach the full stature of Jesus Christ, as He intends.  We will grow in godliness and behave as sons and daughters.

 

Psalm 119:64-66 “The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes. Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word. Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.”

 

God’s way of doing things will ultimately prevail on earth as it is in heaven.  We will keep all of His commandments and walk in love as we have been instructed to do.  We will dwell in peace with all men, wherever possible, and confront all wickedness that we see.  We will receive revelation knowledge straight from the Lord and learn good judgment for dealing with all of our human affairs. 

 

We must choose to operate by godly principles in everything that we say and do.  We have to be generous and kind, patient and gentle with one another.  We should have a deep compassion for those who are still lost in darkness and deception, and share our faith with zeal and enthusiasm as the Lord arranges our contacts.  It is not His will that anyone perishes for lack of knowledge in the truth.

 

The Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached all over this earth to every race, tongue and nation.  Every man, woman and child that is receptive will be converted and baptized to eternal life.  We will make salvation available to all those who desire to know the truth and walk in God’s ways.  The Lord will be pleased with us and gather all the righteous to Himself in His everlasting Kingdom.

 

Deuteronomy 5:33 “Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and [that it may be] well with you, and [that] ye may prolong [your] days in the land which ye shall possess.”

 

The Kingdom of God will be our inheritance for righteousness and godliness.  We have received the gift of eternal life and all of its corresponding blessings.   If we obey the Lord and keep all of His commandments we will be generously rewarded for our efforts.  Our mortal bodies will all be changed into new, glorious, resurrection forms that are impervious to disease and death.

 

The Lord will take vengeance on all of our enemies and restore everything that has been taken from us.  He will meet all of our needs in abundance even before we ask Him.  We will have peace and prosperity, safety and security, joy and freedom forever more.  We will see our offspring for all generations to come and dwell in love, peace and unity with both men and angels.

 

Almighty God will actually come and take up residence with us in His Kingdom on this earth.  There will never be a separation between God and man ever again.  Nothing will taint the serenity of our lives; we are returning to our origin in the Garden of Eden for all eternity.  We will worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth and give Him all the thanks and praise that He deserves.

 

 

Righteous Without Compromise

 

2Corinthians 5:19-21 “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.  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.” 

 

We have all been given an incredible opportunity for life in abundance.  The Lord, Jesus Christ, was the Son of almighty God that came to this earth to save us all from condemnation for our transgressions.  He suffered and died for each of us, so that we would not have to endure the same fate.  Christ paid our sin debt in full and we have been reconciled to God through His efforts.

 

If we believe what Jesus did for us and accept Him as our personal Lord and Savior, we will receive the gift of eternal life with all of its many benefits.  Through the merits of His sacrifice on our behalf, we are now the adopted sons and daughters of God and seated with Him in heavenly places at the right hand of God Himself.  We will soon inherit His everlasting Kingdom as our legacy.

 

But first, we have divine destinies to fulfill before heaven can be brought to this earth.  We must share our faith, so that others who are still lost in darkness can be set free from their bondage to sin and evil.  We will preach the Gospel message to all those we meet and baptize many of them in Jesus’ holy name.  Every righteous man, woman and child will be born again to everlasting life.

 

We are ambassadors for the Kingdom of God and godly role models for others.  We will lead all mankind to the truth if we are diligent to do what the Lord asks of us in the days ahead.  We will heal the sick of all their afflictions and cast out demons in Christ’s name.  We will overcome all evil with good, and destroy all satanic strongholds that interfere with our work or impede our progress.

 

Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”

 

Evangelization is our primary goal at this point in time.  Christ gave us a divine commission to complete before He returns to us.  We have to spread the truth to every race, tongue and nation in this world.  All those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will soon be redeemed.  We will make salvation available to all those who are receptive to it.

 

The Kingdom of God will be advanced over the entire earth as the Lord intends.  We will save countless numbers from utter destruction by sharing our faith.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ will be preached to every man, woman and child.  We will baptize them in water and also encourage them to pray for the baptism in the Holy Spirit, so that they are strengthened. 

 

The Lord will work through us to minister to His people in love, mercy and compassion.  We will heal them 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.  We will work miracles, signs and wonders everywhere so that our God will be glorified in us before all mankind.

 

We will take back this entire earth for the Kingdom of God.  We will confront all world governments and persuade their leaders to adopt godly principles in dealing with one another.  We will eradicate all poverty and lack and encourage others to share their resources with the poor.  We will abolish social injustice, so that all men are treated with dignity and respect. 

 

Exodus 18:20 “And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.” 

 

We will establish peace, order and stability on this earth, as it is in heaven.  All men will learn God’s ways and walk uprightly before Him or risk eternal condemnation for their wickedness and rebellion.  im or be banished to the unquenchable lake of fire. 

 

There will be no more wars, violence and conflict anywhere.  We will teach all mankind to dwell together as brothers and sisters in love and unity, as the Lord requires. 

 

Strife and division will no longer be named among us.  We will love others, as we love ourselves, and keep all God’s commandments.   We will minister to the needs of the poor and unfortunate, and make certain that we share our material resources with them.  Poverty and lack will soon be eradicated.  All human beings will be treated with fairness and equality, dignity and respect.

 

The Lord will have us restore beauty and balance back to all of creation.  We will command total harmony between plants and animals and even regulate the climate, so that there are no more natural disasters that cause death and destruction.  We will reverse the effects of all pollution and cleanse this planet of all its defilement, so that heaven itself can be brought here.

 

Men will be taught to take dominion over all matters in this world, as the Lord has ordained.  We will become trustworthy stewards of all the vast resources of the universe.  There will be plenty for all to share and the Lord will bless us abundantly in the work of our hands.  We will advance His Kingdom on this earth and make certain that everyone is healthy, happy and prosperous.

 

Matthew 5:19 “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”

 

We cannot ever be careless in our relationship with God.  We must keep all of His commandments and walk in uncompromised love for Him and for one another.  We should teach others to do the same and be godly role models at all times.  Our righteousness and obedience must be complete if we expect to inherit the everlasting Kingdom of almighty God on this earth. 

 

The Lord is holy and perfect and He will actually come and take up residence with His people.  However, nothing defiling can ever enter into His awesome presence.  We will have to be totally sanctified and fully cleansed before we can spend all of eternity with Him.  We must be diligent to do all that He asks of us and be sure to walk in love in every situation and circumstance.

 

Very soon now, Jesus Christ will return to us to judge all of mankind.  He will assess all our works in the flesh to determine who receives eternal rewards and who will be punished.  We will not be able to persuade Him to lower any of His perfect, impeccable standards for us.  There will be no second chances given to men or angels.  We will all be held strictly accountable.

 

Those who have taught men the truth and encouraged them to be righteous and obedient will be blessed for all of eternity.  We will share in Christ’s very own honor and glory if we have been faithful to serve Him and His people.  He will appoint us to be kings and priests of God to assist Him in the judgment.  We will also rule and reign with Him over all the nations of the world.

 

 

Commanded To Love

 

Mark 12:30-31 “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment. And the second [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.” 

 

Jesus Christ did not come to this earth to condemn mankind, but to save us from our sins and teach us God’s way of doing things.  He did not abolish any part of the Old Testament Law; He fulfilled it in its entirety.  Jesus taught us that we must love the Lord, our God, with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.  He should be the focal point of all our attention.

 

We must also love others, as we love ourselves, and be at peace with all men, wherever possible, despite the temptation to strife and division.  Love requires that we be good and gentle, patient and kind, unselfish and generous in our dealings with one another.  We should pray for others at all times and share all our resources with those less fortunate than we are.

 

Love is the key issue in all of our relationships.  If we truly walk in love, we will diligently keep all of the commandments, because failure to do so would be overt sin to us.  We cannot say we love God and others and transgress His moral absolutes in any way.  All of the commandments are based on love, and deliberate violation of any of them is a step out of His will.

 

1John 4:16-17 “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.”

 

God so loved the world that He sent His very own beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem us of all our transgressions.  There is no greater love than that which Christ demonstrated on our behalf.  Although He was without sin Himself, He actually became sin for us and paid its penalty of death.  The Lord suffered and died, so we do not have to endure the same fate.

 

Jesus was our role model for total, selfless love at all times.  He showed us that we can indeed love God and others if we try.  Love is the basic standard that we must adhere to in all that we think, say and do.  We cannot step out of love and remain in right standing with God.  He is consummate love, and those who walk in love, dwell in God and He also dwells in them. 

 

Our love is made perfect if we imitate the laid down life of Jesus Christ, and strive for love, peace and unity in all of our relationships with one another.  We can learn to operate just as Christ did in this world.  We should treat others, as we wish to be treated, and share what we have with those who are in need.  Love is patient and kind, good and gentle and puts others first.

 

If we walk in love, we will never hurt God or others.  We will be totally righteous and keep all of the commandments.  We will embrace our divine destinies and gladly serve the Lord and His people.  Love is contagious, and we will win many souls by our godly example.  We will share our faith with those who are in darkness and deception and set them free in the truth.

 

John 15:12-14 “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.”  

 

There is no greater love than that which Jesus Christ demonstrated.  He came to this earth with one goal in mind – to save all of mankind from its sinfulness and the penalty of death which results.  He laid down His very own life, so that we could be set free in the truth and be exonerated from all of our sin debt.  He willingly died, so that we would not have to suffer the same fate.

 

We can love one another, just as He loved us, and fulfill the entire letter of the law.  Jesus set a righteous example for us in everything that He said and did.  We should always put others’ needs before our own and love them without expectation of receiving anything in return.  We must also present our bodies as living sacrifices in humble service to almighty God and to His children.

 

If we are truly obedient, we will demonstrate the very love, mercy and compassion of God Himself to others at all times.  We will treat all of mankind with dignity and respect and establish peace, order and stability in all of our affairs.  We will make evangelization of every man, woman and child our main priority, so that no one perishes for lack of knowledge in the truth.

 

We will fulfill our divine destinies as the sons and daughters of God by preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom to every race, tongue and nation of the world.  We will make salvation to eternal life available to all those who are receptive to it.  We will heal the sick of all their afflictions, cast out demons that hold men in bondage to sin and evil, and even raise the dead back to life again.

 

Deuteronomy 30:16 “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.”

 

We will do all that the Lord asks of us and implement His eternal redemption plan for all of mankind.  We will take back the entire earth from destruction and usher in the Kingdom of God, as we are destined to do. Heaven itself will be brought here in the very near future, and we cannot be remiss in any of our duties.  We must share our faith, so that others can be set free as we have been.  The fate of the entire human race rests on our willingness and obedience to serve God and others.

 

It is critical that we teach all men God’s way of doing things, so that they can join us in entering into the everlasting Kingdom of God.  We must emphasize love and obedience to them through our godly example.  They must be uncompromisingly righteous to inherit eternal life with all of its many benefits.  No one can be wicked and rebellious and hope to spend all of eternity with our God.  The Lord cannot abide evil and He will banish all of the wrongdoers from His everlasting Kingdom.

 

We will dwell in heaven on this earth if we are diligent to do all that the Lord asks of us.  He has only our best interest at heart.  We must obey all of His commandments and walk in love for Him and for others at all times, regardless of the situation and circumstances.  The Lord has absolute moral standards that we must always adhere to, in order to enter into His holy presence and be blessed to abundance.  Those who are on the fence will spend all of eternity on the outside looking in.

 

One day we will meet our God face-to-face and bask in His glory as His very own sons and daughters.  He will boast of us to all creation and take vengeance on all our enemies.  He will meet our needs from all the vast resources of the universe and grant us all the blessings of eternal life.  We will dwell in love, peace and unity with one another as brothers and sisters.  The Kingdom of God will be a literal paradise on this earth, and we will rejoice in all that the Lord has planned for His holy people. 

 

 

Peace At All Costs

 

Romans 14:17-19 “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in these things serveth Christ [is] acceptable to God, and approved of men. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.”

 

We cannot have the peace of God that passes understanding unless we are strong in our faith and totally righteous in all that we think, say and do.  Our consciences must not trouble us or we will be uneasy.  We cannot optimally serve our God unless we have perfect peace.  That comes only from doing good to others, and being in right standing in all our relationships.

 

The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.  In order to step into the Kingdom way of life now, we should walk in the Holy Spirit instead of our flesh and crucify our carnality.  We cannot succumb to the selfishness of our souls either.  We have to put our priorities in order and strengthen our spirit man in order to be effective in all we do.

 

We have divine destinies to fulfill before our Lord and Savior returns to us.  Jesus Christ wants us to resume His ministry on this earth where He left off.  We should preach the Gospel message with power and conviction and rescue others from their bondage to sin and evil.  We will win many souls to the Lord in the critical days to come if we are willing and obedient.

 

The Body of Christ has the sacred privilege of ushering in the Kingdom of almighty God to this earth.  We cannot be remiss in any of our duties or important work will remain undone.  The lives of all mankind hang in the balance.  We must partner with the Lord in implementing His eternal redemption plan, and teach every human being to dwell in love, peace and unity.

 

Hebrews 12:14 “Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:”

 

Jesus took on all of our sinfulness as if it were His very own, yet He still did not condemn us.  He had mercy and compassion on our plight, to the point that He served as our sacrificial substitute.  He who knew no sin became sin for us, so that we could be set free.  Because of His suffering and death on our behalf, we have peace with almighty God for all eternity.

 

We should imitate the laid down life of Jesus Christ.  He loved others and put their needs before His very own.  He is our role model for righteousness and godliness.  He came to this earth to serve all of mankind and liberate us from all the sin and evil that held us in bondage.  Jesus demonstrated love and peace in all of His relationships, and we should do the same.

 

There should be no strife and division among us.  We cannot be greedy and selfish, nor irritable and quarrelsome.  The Lord expects us to get along with one another and walk in love under all situations and circumstances, regardless of the provocation to do otherwise.  We must be at peace with all men, wherever possible, and regard others as we do ourselves. 

 

Romans 15:13 “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”

 

Our faith should bring us peace and joy and spill over into all of our relationships, as well.  We have been bought with a dear price and we are now restored to right standing with our God for all time.  We have an eternal covenant of peace with our Creator and there is no good thing that He will ever withhold from us.  We will be blessed now and for all of eternity.

 

If we dwell in peace with one another, we will be known as the children of God Himself.  God is love and He expects us to show a genuine regard for others and strive for unity in all of our human relationships.  We should confront all strife and division, conflict and violence that we see, and encourage others to adopt godly principles in dealing with one another.

 

Soon there will be peace on this earth and all of the righteous will have hope and confidence for their future.  The Kingdom of God promises to be the answer to all of our prayers and the solution to all of our problems.  All men, women and children will have to learn to dwell together as brothers and sisters or be banished from the presence of God for all time.

 

The Lord will not tolerate any friction between us when heaven comes to this earth.  He is not a God of compromise.  He expects us to love one another and always be at peace.  If we fail to walk in love and be obedient to all that He asks of us we will spend all of eternity on the outside looking in.  Only those who abide by His commandments will be blessed.

 

2Corinthians 13:11 “Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.”

 

Believers cannot be overly critical of those who are struggling with their faith and expect to be at peace with them.  All legalism and pointing of the finger should be avoided.  We all fall short of the glory of God and none of us is righteous on our own.  We need mercy and compassion, favor and grace to be restored to a covenant of peace with our God and with others.

 

We must learn to overlook all the differences that separate us from one another and seek our common good.  We have to grow and develop until we become fully mature sons and daughters of almighty God, and strive for peace and unity in all of our relationships.  We cannot enter into the Kingdom of God and reap all of its blessings if we are in strife and division of any kind.

 

The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy for all who enter into it.  The meek and humble, genuine and sincere peacemakers will see God and receive eternal rewards.  Anyone who creates conflict and division among us will ultimately be banished from our midst.  Only those who are loving, righteous and obedient will inherit eternal life will all its benefits.

 

Jesus Christ will soon return to us and judge all men, and even angels, to determine who will enter into His everlasting Kingdom.   He will not tolerate anything that defiles either God or man.  All wickedness and rebellion will be destroyed in the unquenchable lake of fire.  Christ will rule and reign with a rod of iron to make certain our lives are always peaceful and serene.

 

 

Judgment And Justice

 

Isaiah 56:1 “Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation [is] near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.”

 

The government of almighty God and His justice system must be introduced to all of mankind.  The Lord wants us to learn to adopt His perfect standards as our own.  Heaven’s way of doing things will prevail on this earth whether we are ready or not.  We must rise up in our divine destinies and establish peace, order and stability in all of our human affairs, even prior to Christ’s return.

 

Soon there will be no more violence and bloodshed, no more wars and conflict in this world.  We will eradicate all social injustice and make certain that all men are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.  Poverty and lack will be things of the past.  We will encourage others to be loving and generous and to share their resources with those who are less fortunate than themselves.

 

All men will soon relate as brothers and sisters and dwell together in love and unity.  The Lord will be pleased with us and gather all of the righteous to Himself in the everlasting Kingdom of God.  He will banish all wrongdoers from our midst forever more.  We will experience only peace and prosperity, safety and security, joy and freedom in His awesome presence for all eternity.

 

The kingdoms of this world will all learn to abide by godly standards or be removed from the earth.  The Lord will establish His perfect standards as the norms for Kingdom living.  Jesus Christ will take vengeance on all wickedness and banish Satan and all his minions to the abyss.  He will rule with a rod of iron to make certain that His Kingdom is a safe haven for all His people.

 

Psalm 89:14 “Justice and judgment [are] the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.”

 

We can and must learn God’s ways even before we enter into the Kingdom of God.  He is always fair and just, and judges rightly in all matters.  He is merciful and compassionate at all times, and we should be that way in all of our relationships.  We cannot be critical of one another and avoid condemnation.  All of us have fallen short of the glory of God and sinned. 

As long as we are still in this corruptible flesh, we will continue to miss the mark of true righteousness and godliness.  No matter how hard we try, we will never be acceptable without the Blood of Jesus Christ to cover us.  We must be patient and longsuffering with others, just as God is with us.  We are all a work in progress, until Jesus redeems our mortal bodies.

One day very soon, the Lord will return to us.  He will judge all of mankind with fairness and justice.  None of us will escape His scrutiny or be able to persuade Him to lower His perfect standards for any of us.  We will be held accountable for all that we have thought, said and done.  Only those who are deemed totally righteous will ever enter into the Kingdom of God.

 

Jeremiah 23:5 “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.”

 

However, those who have been deliberately wicked and rebellious will be severely judged and found to be unacceptable.  They will be forever banished to the unquenchable lake of fire.  Nothing that is defiling will ever enter into Christ’s Kingdom to harm or contaminate His people.  Jesus will make certain that we are always safe and secure, protected from all evil.

 

He will change our mortal bodies into new, glorious, resurrection forms that resemble His very own.  We will be the mature sons and daughters of almighty God, holy and blameless before Him.  The Lord will share His very own honor and glory with us, if we have been faithful to serve Him.  We will be appointed kings and priests to rule and reign forever more.

 

We will enforce principles of fairness and justice in the government of almighty God on this earth.  Christ will be our benevolent King, but He will not tolerate any evil in our midst.  We will have to make certain that all men are righteous and dwell together as brothers and sisters in love, peace and unity.  The Lord will permit nothing to disturb the serenity of our lives.

 

The Kingdom of God will be a literal paradise on this earth for all of eternity.  We are returning to our roots in the Garden of Eden and no one will be able to steal our birthright ever again.  The Lord will make certain that we have all of our needs met in abundance even before we ask Him.  We will thrive in His awesome presence, and be healthy, happy and prosperous. 

 

Topics For Discussion

  1. Holiness Not An Option 
     

  2. Fear Of The Lord 
     

  3. Walking In God’s Ways 
     

  4. Righteous Without Compromise 
     

  5. Commanded To Love 
     

  6. Peace At All Costs 
     

  7. Judgment And Justice

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7 – Blessings and Rewards for Righteousness

 

1Corinthians 1:30 “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:”

 

We have all fallen short of God’s glory and missed the mark.  None of us is righteous in our own strength.  We are justified only by our faith in Jesus Christ.  If we sincerely believe that He was the Son of God who came to this earth to save us from all our sins and confess Him as our Lord and Savior, we are redeemed.  There is no other way that we can be fully restored to our right standing with almighty God. 

 

Jesus Christ laid down His deity, was born of a woman and became one of us.  However, He was totally innocent of all transgression Himself.  He voluntarily suffered and died as our sacrificial substitute, so that we would not have to endure the same fate.  He, who knew no sin, actually became sin for us and then willingly paid its penalty of death, so we could be made the righteousness of God through Him. 

 

Sanctification is now well within our reach.  We are brand new creatures in Christ.  He dwells in us to do His will.  Our minds are renewed in the truth and our behavior is totally transformed until it eventually becomes holy and perfect, just as our God is holy and perfect.  We reflect His grace in all that we think, say and do, as we step into our divine destinies and impact the entire earth with our godly examples. 

 

We are the beloved sons and daughters of almighty God, joint-heirs with Jesus to the everlasting Kingdom of God and all of its promises.  We are now seated with Him in heavenly places at the right hand of the Father.  Very soon now, He will gather us to Himself and share all the vast resources of the universe with us.  The Lord will shower us with abundant blessings and generous rewards for our righteousness.

 

1John 2:28-29 “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 are Christ’s Body on this earth and we have a divine commission to resume His ministry where He left off.  We should abide in Him and follow His lead and direction in order to be effective.  He will have us preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, so that many others can be set free in the truth.  We will heal the sick, cast out demons and even raise the dead back to life, as He once did.

 

The fate of all mankind will be impacted.  We will demonstrate the love, mercy and compassion of God Himself for His people.  We will confront all wickedness that we see and overcome it with good.  There will be no more wars, violence and conflict.  We will abolish poverty and lack.  No one will oppress or exploit another.  We will make certain that all men are treated with respect.

 

All of creation is waiting for the revealing of the sons and daughters of God to set it free from the turmoil that it has experienced since the fall of Adam.  We will reclaim our dominion over the plants and animals, and command the climate to be temperate and predictable.  There will be no more pollution that defiles or contaminates the earth, nor natural disasters that cause death and destruction.

 

We will take back the entire earth for our Lord and Savior and usher in the Kingdom of God, even before Jesus Christ returns to us.  We will establish godly principles as the norm and fulfill God’s will on earth as it is in heaven.  All of mankind will be impacted for good, and the Lord will be magnified through all of our efforts.  He will bless us in abundance and glorify us, just as He did Jesus.

 

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.” 

 

If we are diligent to serve the Lord and His people in the critical days to come, we will have generous rewards for all of our efforts.  We will take back the entire earth for the Kingdom of God and prepare the hearts of all mankind to receive Jesus Christ as their righteous King.  He will soon return to us to judge all men and even angels.  He will reward faithfulness and punish evil.

 

Christ will take vengeance on all of our enemies and protect us from all harm.  He will give us a just recompense for all that we have lost or had stolen from us.  We will receive new, resurrection bodies that are impervious to disease and death.  He will meet all of our needs in abundance.  We will have only peace and prosperity, safety and security, joy and freedom in His presence.

 

The Lord will boast of us to all creation and share His very own honor and glory with us.  We will be joint-heirs to His everlasting Kingdom.  We will assist Him in judgment and be appointed kings and priests to minister to His people.  We will enforce standards of fairness, equality and justice in the government of almighty God and teach all men how to dwell in love, peace and unity. 

 

The Kingdom of God will be heaven on this earth to all who are righteous, loving and obedient.  We are returning to our roots in the Garden of Eden and we will rejoice in all that the Lord has planned for us.  We will worship Him in Spirit and in truth and give Him all the thanks, praise and honor that He deserves. There will no longer be a separation between God and man ever again.

 

 

The Way To Everlasting Life

 

John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

 

We should follow the straight and narrow path that leads to life if we wish to step into God’s plans for our future.  He has predetermined that all those who repent and change direction will spend all of eternity with Him in His everlasting Kingdom.  We must be sorry for all of our sins and believe the truth.  The Lord sent His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth so that we could all be saved.

 

Jesus did not come to condemn us, but to teach us God’s ways and to serve as our sacrificial substitute.  He laid down His deity and became one of us, so that He could become the firstborn of many souls that were made perfect.  He suffered and died to pay our sin debt, then rose from the dead to eternal life.  If we accept Him as our Lord and Savior, we are deemed the righteousness of God.

 

The Lord no longer looks on our sinfulness and sees it as an impediment to our relationship with Him.  He views us as His very own sons and daughters now.  We are actually seated with Christ in heavenly places at His right hand.  We can approach the throne of grace without fear, shame, guilt or condemnation.  There is no good thing that the Lord will ever withhold from us if we are born again.

 

We have Christ’s resurrection power at our disposal.  We can overcome all of our carnal tendencies and become holy and perfect, just as He is holy and perfect.  We will rise up in the divine power and authority that has been given us and take back the entire earth for our Lord and Savior.  All of mankind will be positively impacted through our efforts to lead them into everlasting life.

 

Titus 3:5-7 “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

 

The Lord has infinite mercy and compassion for us, despite the fact that we are sinful and rebellious by our very human nature.  It is by faith in Jesus Christ that we are justified and inherit eternal life with all of its corresponding blessings.  We are righteous through no efforts of our own.  All have fallen short of God’s glory and need salvation.  By grace, we are saved and adopted as His beloved. 

 

When we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior, our minds are gradually renewed and our behavior is transformed.  Our regeneration is a lifelong process that begins when we are born again, and will not end until Jesus Christ returns to complete our redemption.  If we sanctify ourselves of all known sin and crucify our worldliness, the Lord is faithful to assist us in our growth and development.

 

He will send His very own Holy Spirit to us to convict us of all sin and lead and guide us into full spiritual maturity.  The Holy Spirit will change us as nothing else can.  We will acquire spiritual fruit in our personal lives that resemble the characteristics and attributes of almighty God Himself.  We will eventually become loving, peaceful, joyous, good, gentle, meek, temperate, patient and longsuffering.

 

All our relationships will be positively affected through the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  We will enjoy more intimate fellowship with our heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.  We will treat others, as we wish to be treated, and walk in love, peace and unity with one another.  We will embrace our divine destinies and serve the Lord and His people in genuine power and authority in the days to come.

 

Romans 6:22 “But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.”

 

We have been translated out of the kingdom of darkness into the light and life of Jesus Christ Himself.  He has a divine commission for us to fulfill.  We will resume His ministry where He left off and do even greater works than He has done.  We will preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God with real fervor and see countless souls won to eternal life from our efforts.

 

Truth will be made available to every man, woman and child who is receptive and we will baptize them in Jesus’ name.  We will also encourage them to be baptized with the Holy Spirit, so they are strengthened.  We will heal the sick of all their afflictions and cast out all demons that hold men in bondage to sin and evil.  We will even raise the dead back to life once again.

 

We will take back this entire earth for the Kingdom of God and warn others of the impending judgment.  We will confront all wickedness that we see and overcome it with good.  There will soon be peace, order and stability in this world.  We will abolish all wars, violence and conflict, and eradicate poverty and lack.  All men will be treated with fairness, dignity and respect. 

 

The Lord, Jesus Christ, will soon return and share His very own honor and glory with us.  We are joint-heirs to His everlasting Kingdom and He will appoint us to be kings and priests.  We will receive abundant blessings and generous rewards for all of our efforts.  We will live forever in His awesome presence and rule and reign with Him over all the nations of the world.

 

 

Blessings In Abundance

 

Ephesians 1:3 “Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ:”

 

If we cry out to almighty God and strive to walk in all of His ways, He will be faithful to help us.  He has made it possible for us to repent and to be redeemed from all of our ancestral iniquity and inherent human weaknesses that hinder our fellowship with Him.  He sent us His very own Son, Jesus Christ, to pay for our sin debt and restore us to righteousness once and for all time.

 

Jesus actually comes and takes up residence within us when we are born again.  He dwells in our spirits and our lives change for the better in every way.  Our minds are renewed in the truth and our behavior is totally transformed until it resembles His very own.  We are gradually sanctified in our body, soul and spirit until we become holy and perfect, even as Christ is holy and perfect.

 

If we pray for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, our regeneration process is escalated.  God’s Spirit convicts of sin and leads and guides us into all righteousness.  We are filled with the characteristics and attributes of God Himself, called spiritual fruit.  We become loving, peaceful and joyous.  Goodness, gentleness, meekness, temperance and longsuffering will soon overtake us.

 

All of our relationships are positively impacted when we walk in the Holy Spirit instead of our flesh.  We embrace our divine destinies and become humble servants to God and others.  The Lord is able to trust us with His own anointing power and authority, so that we can be victorious in all that we do on His behalf.  Nothing is impossible to us if we are filled with His Holy Spirit.

 

Exodus 23:25 “And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.”

 

We should present our bodies as living sacrifices to almighty God and He will protect and preserve us from all harm.  He will supply all of our needs and surround us with supernatural favor if we have dedicated our lives to divine service.  The Lord is in need of our help in rescuing all mankind.  We will partner with Him in the critical days that lie ahead and impact the fate of His people, as He desires.

 

Our God will appoint us to be His ambassadors for the Kingdom of God on this earth.  If we are sanctified and consecrated to His holy purpose, He will share His very own anointing power and authority with us.  We will preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ with zeal and enthusiasm and win countless souls to the Lord.  We will urge all men, women and children to repent and be baptized in Jesus’ name.

 

The Lord will back us up in all that we do to advance His Kingdom.  He will send legions of ministering angels to assist us in our efforts.  We will work miracles, signs and wonders to attest to our faith and glorify our God in all that we think, say and do.  We will heal the sick of all their afflictions; cast out demons that hold men in bondage to sin and evil; and even raise the dead back to life once again. 

 

We will prepare the hearts of all mankind to receive Christ as their King and warn them of the imminent judgment.  We will destroy all demonic strongholds that impede our progress or interfere with our work.  We will take back the entire world for the Kingdom of God and cleanse it of all its defilement.  Heaven will soon come to this earth realm, and we must be certain that everything is in readiness.

 

Psalm 29:11 “The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.”

 

Almighty God will strengthen us in the power of His might and give us a divine anointing to work miracles, signs and wonders to attest to our faith and impact the lives of all mankind.  We must avoid all worldly distraction and crucify our carnality and selfish soul ambitions.  We should walk in the fullness of the Holy Spirit at all times, so that we can be successful in all we think, say and do. 

 

We will confront all wickedness that we see and overcome it with good.  There will be no more wars, violence and conflict, nor oppression and exploitation.  We will abolish all social injustice and make certain that everyone is treated with fairness, dignity and respect.  We will teach all of mankind to dwell together as brothers and sisters.  There will soon be peace, order and stability in all our affairs.

 

Poverty and lack will soon be things of the past.  We will eliminate all greed, selfishness and materialism in our world.  There will be no more victimization of anyone for personal gain.  We will persuade others to share their surplus with those who are less fortunate than themselves.  Very soon now, our every need will be satisfied in abundance from all the vast resources that the universe has to offer us.

 

All of creation is waiting for the revealing of the sons and daughters of God to set it free.  We will restore the natural world to its original beauty and balance.  We will command all plants and animals to be in harmony with one another.  We will speak to the climate and make sure that it is always temperate and predictable.  There will be no more natural disasters that cause death and destruction.

 

Deuteronomy 28:1-2 “And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe [and] to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.”

 

It is vital that we strive for holiness and perfection in our walk with God.  He is holy and perfect, and if we hope to dwell in His awesome presence in the Kingdom of God, we will have to take sanctification to a brand new level.  We must be born again and filled with His Holy Spirit.  We cannot be worldly or selfish in any way.  We should present our bodies as living sacrifices to Him.

 

The Lord will tolerate no sin and rebellion in any of us.  We must be righteous, loving and obedient.  If we keep all of His commandments and follow His lead and direction, we will receive manifold blessings now and in the Kingdom to come.  We must be diligent to adhere to all of His moral absolutes, so that things can go well for us and for our offspring for all of eternity. 

 

If we are faithful to do whatever the Lord asks of us, we will ultimately receive peace and prosperity, safety and security, health and longevity, joy and freedom in His everlasting Kingdom.  He will meet all of our needs in abundance; protect us from all harm; and take vengeance on all our enemies.  He will change our mortal bodies into new, glorious, resurrection forms that live forever.

 

All men will dwell together as brothers and sisters.  There will be no more disease and death, no war and conflict, nor poverty and lack.  The Kingdom of God will be idyllic – a literal paradise on this earth for all those who are righteous and obedient.  We will never be separated from our God ever again.  We will have an intimate relationship with Him as He has always desired.

 

 

A Full Reward

 

2John 1:8 “Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.”

 

We cannot drop the ball and hope to receive a full reward for our efforts on the Lord’s behalf.  We must be diligent to protect our righteousness at all costs and be totally obedient to do all that He asks of us in the critical days to come.  We have divine destinies to be fulfilled, and we should be faithful to serve the Lord in any capacity that He deems worthwhile.

 

He may have us preach the Gospel and baptize others to eternal life.  We may become environmental activists and cleanse the earth of all its defilement.  Perhaps we will be called to the political arena, the business world or the applied sciences to serve Him and His people.  Then again, we may have domestic vocations that impact all future generations.

 

The Lord may plant us in positions that are a real challenge to us, but He will always equip us to serve Him at optimal efficiency.  He will assign legions of ministering angels to assist us.  We will be completely victorious over all evil and overcome it with good.  We will be godly role models at all times, and help to prepare mankind to greet Christ as our King. 

 

Everything that we do will glorify God and help Him to bring heaven’s way of doing things to this world.  We will have a just recompense for all of our service to His people.  He will not forget our unselfish labor of love or overlook our sacrifice.  He will bless us in abundance and generously reward us for all we have done to advance His Kingdom on this earth.

 

Matthew 16:27 “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.”

 

Very soon now, Jesus Christ will return to us and judge all of mankind with fairness and justice.  We will not be able to persuade Him to lower His perfect standards for any of us.  He will evaluate all of our works in the flesh and determine who has been righteous and who deserves eternal punishment.  No one will be able to escape His scrutiny.  He will judge all men and even angels.

 

If we have been faithful to imitate His laid down life and follow all that Jesus has taught us to do, we have nothing to fear in the days that lie ahead.  We will escape the wrath of God that is coming on all those who are deliberately defiant.  We will not be condemned to everlasting punishment for any of our sins – past, present or future.  We will be covered by the merits of the Blood of Christ.

 

Our Lord will gather the faithful to Himself in His everlasting Kingdom.  All the wicked and rebellious will be banished to the unquenchable lake of fire.  He will cast Satan and all of his minions into the bottomless pit, so that they can no longer oppress mankind.  Nothing that is evil or defiling will ever enter into the Kingdom of almighty God to taint the peace and serenity of life there.

 

Jesus will share His very own honor and glory with those who have been devoted to Him and to His people.  We will be appointed kings and priests of God.  We will rule and reign with Christ over all the nations of the world and make certain that Kingdom principles of fairness, justice and equality are always enforced.  We will teach all men to dwell in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters.

 

Revelation 22:12 “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward [is] with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.”

 

The return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is imminent.  He will come when we least expect Him and reward everyone according to their works in the flesh.  No one will be able to escape His scrutiny or avoid His fair and equitable judgment.  The Day of the Lord draws near and we must make ourselves ready, so we can escape God’s wrath and enter into His everlasting Kingdom.

 

If we are righteous, loving and obedient, we have nothing to fear.  Christ will gather us to Himself and protect us from all harm.  He will take vengeance on all of our enemies and vindicate us before both men and angels.  We will be blessed in abundance and generously rewarded for our efforts on His behalf.  If we have served Him faithfully, He will share His honor and glory with us.

 

We will receive the heathen and the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance.  The Lord will appoint us to be kings and priests over all the nations, and we will rule and reign with Him for all of eternity.  All men will look up to us, and we will teach them how to worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth.  Almighty God will boast of us to all creation as His very own sons and daughters.

 

Our heavenly Father will actually come to this earth and dwell with us in the Kingdom of God.  We will celebrate all His sabbaths and perpetual feast days with joy and gladness in our hearts.  The Lord will bind up all of our wounds and restore everything that was lost or taken from us.  We will thrive in His awesome presence, and enjoy all the vast resources that the universe has to offer.

 

 

Just Recompense

 

Proverbs 12:14 “A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of [his] mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.”

 

These are perilous times and the entire world is steeped in sin, darkness and deception.  We will rise up and embrace our divine destinies, so that all of mankind is positively impacted.  We will set the captives free to eternal life and be godly role models in all we think, say and do.  We will share our faith so that every man, woman and child has an equal opportunity to be saved.

 

We will demonstrate the very love, mercy and compassion of our heavenly Father to all we meet.  We will make redemption available to all those who are receptive.  We will heal the sick of all their diseases, cast out devils that hold others in bondage, and even raise the dead.  We will overcome all evil with good and destroy demonic strongholds that interfere with our work.

 

The words that we speak will be powerful for accomplishing mighty feats for the Lord.  We will decree and declare God’s way of doing things on this earth as the norm.  There will be no more wars, violence or conflict.  We will come against social injustice, poverty and lack.  We will command balance in all of nature and cleanse the planet of pollution and defilement.

 

Almighty God desires that we partner with Him in ushering in the Kingdom of God.  He will never overlook the sacrifices we have made on His behalf.  He will openly praise us to all of creation and generously reward us for our efforts.  If we are diligent to serve the Lord and His people in the critical days to come on this earth, He will appoint us kings and priests.

 

We will receive the heathen and the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance.  The Lord will fellowship intimately with us and make certain that all of our needs are met in abundance.  We will have beautiful homes to lodge our families and an eternal legacy of honor and glory to pass onto them.  We will rule and reign with Christ over all the nations of the world. 

 

Hebrews 10:35-36 “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.  For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” 

 

We can have hope and confidence for our future.  We must be patient and trust God to keep all of His promises to us.  If we are righteous and obedient and walk in love for Him and for others, as we have been taught to do, we will reap a just recompense for all of our efforts.  He will vindicate our cause and gather us to Himself for all eternity in the everlasting Kingdom of God.

 

Heaven itself is coming to this earth and it will be paradise for all those who are worthy to enter into it.  The Lord will lavish us with blessings of peace and prosperity, health and longevity, safety and security, joy and freedom.  He will blot out all memories of pain and suffering.  We will live forever in good health and vitality, and enjoy our offspring for all generations to come.

 

There will be no good thing that we ever lack.  We will have all temporal and spiritual blessings.  He will protect us from all harm and restore everything that has ever been taken from us.  The Lord will boast of us to all creation as His sons and daughters and take an active interest in all the details of our lives.  He will make certain that we are always healthy, happy and prosperous. 

 

Ruth 2:12 “The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.”

 

We will have a just recompense for all of our efforts on God’s behalf.  He will generously reward us for our divine service.  He will glorify us with the same honor that He bestows on His Son, Jesus Christ.  We are joint-heirs with Him to all the promises for righteousness.  The Kingdom of God is our eternal legacy for faithfulness to our Lord and Savior and He will gladly share it with us.

 

Our names will soon be a praise on this earth, and all men will look up to us.  We will no longer be shamed or ridiculed for our faith.  We will be promoted to fill key positions in Christ’s Kingdom.  We will be appointed kings and priests to rule over all the nations of the world with Him.  We will enforce Kingdom principles of fairness, equality and justice in the government of almighty God.   

 

The Lord will relate intimately to us and teach us all that we need to know to reign in His Kingdom.  We will be just rulers and fair judges who serve His people for all eternity.  We will instruct all men to dwell in love, peace and unity with one another, and make certain that they worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth.  Both men and angels will give Him all thanks, honor, glory and praise. 

 

The Kingdom of God will be a literal paradise on this earth, and we will have full compensation for all that we have lost or had stolen from us over the years.  The Lord will vindicate our cause and make certain that we are always safe and secure.  He will take vengeance on all of our enemies and protect us from all harm.  There will never be anything that taints the peace and tranquility of our lives.

 

 

He Will Be Our God

 

Revelation 21:7 “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.”

 

The Lord knows who His children are.  He called us from the very foundation of the world to be His intimate companions.  We are the “apple of His eye,” the delight of His heart.  There is no good thing that He will ever withhold from us.  He will bless us in abundance, now and in the everlasting Kingdom to come.  All that we need do is put Him first in our lives and trust in His promises.

 

If we are diligent to do all that the Lord asks of us, we will be generously rewarded for all of our efforts.  He wants to partner with us in rescuing all of mankind from sin and evil, and we will not stop until the full number of souls has been called, converted, saved and baptized in Jesus’ name.  The Lord will imbue us with divine power and authority to get the job done to perfection in record time.

 

We will make the Gospel of Jesus Christ heard around the world, so that every man, woman and child has an opportunity to be redeemed to eternal life.  We will advance the Kingdom of God and everything that it represents.  We will confront all evil that we see and overcome it with good.  We will tear down any demonic strongholds that interfere with our work and try to impede our progress.

 

The devil knows that his time is short and he will try his best to deter us, however, we will not be defeated.  The Blood of Jesus Christ covers us and the words of our testimony are strong against him.  We will glorify our God and He will be delighted with all of our efforts on His behalf.  The fate of the entire world will be altered because we are willing and obedient to step out in faith and take dominion.

 

Hosea 2:19 “And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.”

 

If we remain in covenant with almighty God and do all that He requires of us, He will be faithful to gather us into the Kingdom of God for all of eternity.  He will never abandon those who are called by His holy name; He has betrothed us to Himself in love, mercy and compassion.  He has promised us that heaven itself will be brought to this earth realm and we will dwell in His awesome presence. 

 

If we believe in His Son, Jesus Christ, and all that He accomplished on our behalf, we are made the righteousness of God.  Our sins are not held against us, no matter how grave they were.  Our faith is our ticket to eternal life and all of its many benefits.  If we should sin again after having been redeemed, we can always rely on the Lord to forgive us if we repent from the heart and renounce evil.

 

All those who are righteous, loving and obedient will be blessed forever more.  We will have peace and prosperity, safety and security, health and longevity.  The Lord will meet all of our needs in abundance even before we ask Him.  He will protect us from all harm and change our mortal bodies into glorious, resurrection forms that never get sick and die.  We will receive the gift of eternal life.

 

Our God will actually come and take up residence with us in His everlasting Kingdom on this earth.  He will boast of us to all of creation as His sons and daughters and fellowship intimately with us.  There will be no more separation between God and man ever again.  We will worship Him in Spirit and in truth, as He desires, and celebrate all of His sabbaths and perpetual feast days with joy in our hearts.

 

Zechariah 8:8 “And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.”

 

The Lord will do everything that He has promised us that He will do, and even more than we could ever ask or think.  He is a God that is extravagant with His people.  He will gather us to Himself forever more.  We will be citizens of the New Jerusalem, the people called by His holy name.  His Kingdom will be a veritable paradise for each and every one of us.

 

We will have blessings without measure; there will be no more poverty and lack.  All of creation will be beautiful and bountiful.  The Lord will bind up all of our wounds and heal us from all of our former pain and suffering.  There will be no more wars, violence and conflict, no death and destruction ever again.  We are returning to our roots in the Garden of Eden.

 

The Kingdom of God will be the answer to all of our prayers and the solution to all of our problems.  It will dispel all sin and darkness and revolutionize the entire world.  Heaven’s way of doing things will come to this earth, and we will dwell in the actual presence of almighty God Himself.  He will banish all evil from our midst and protect us from all that is harmful. 

 

Hebrews 8:10-11 “For this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.”    

 

Evangelization will ultimately have its perfect work in all of us.  Very soon now, no one will have to teach his neighbor about God or explain why His ways should prevail on this earth.  Every knee will bow and every tongue proclaim that “Jesus Christ is Lord over all creation.”  We will all be righteous in His eyes or be banished to the unquenchable lake of fire with all wrongdoers. 

 

Everyone will ultimately know the Lord and the power of His might or be cast out of His awesome presence for all time.  His laws will be in our minds and written in our hearts.  We will dwell in love and unity as brothers and sisters, and the Lord will make an eternal covenant of peace with us.  He will be our God, and we will be the people who are called by His holy name. 

 

The Lord will boast of us to all of creation as His very own sons and daughters and vindicate our cause.  He will restore everything that was stolen from us over the years and make certain that we are always healthy, happy and prosperous.  He will supply all our needs from the vast resources that this universe has to offer.  We will never lack for any good thing, either spiritual or temporal.

 

The people of God will bask in His glory and fellowship intimately with our Creator, as He always desired.  We will worship Him in Spirit and in truth.  Both men and angels will join in giving our God all the praise, thanks and honor that He deserves.  We will go up to the New Jerusalem and celebrate all of His sabbaths and perpetual feast days with genuine joy and gladness in our hearts.

 

 

Our Eternal Inheritance

 

Hebrews 9:15 “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.”

 

Under the terms of the Old Testament Law, no man could be made perfect.  We all were condemned to death for our transgressions.  What the law could not do, Jesus Christ accomplished for us.  He did not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it.  He served as the propitiation for the sins of all mankind – past, present and future.  Because of Him, we have received life in abundance.

 

If we are born again and have accepted Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, we are saved to eternal life with all of its many benefits through no effort of our own.  We must only believe the truth and we become heirs to all the promises for righteousness.  We are restored to our right standing with almighty God and seated with Christ in heavenly places at His very own right hand.

 

Jesus is the mediator of the new covenant, our Redeemer and our King.  He always makes intercession for us with our heavenly Father.  We can approach the throne of grace at any time without fear, shame, guilt or condemnation.  The Lord will always hear our prayers and be quick to respond to all of our needs.  He is merciful and compassionate, and will generously supply all that we require.

 

There no good thing that the Lord will ever withhold from His people – either spiritual or temporal.  He wants to provide all of our needs and protect us from all harm.  We can trust in Him to share all the vast resources of the universe with us.  Almighty God has an awesome plan in place for our welfare.  We will be healthy, happy and prosperous now and in His everlasting Kingdom to come. 

 

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.” 

 

If we sanctify ourselves of all known sin, consecrate and dedicate our lives to divine service, the Lord will empower us from on high to minister to the needs of His people.  We will share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with real fervor.  We will make salvation available to those who are still lost in sin, darkness and deception and baptize countless numbers in Jesus’ precious name.

 

No man, woman or child who is receptive to the truth will be left behind.  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.  We will cast out all demons that hold men in bondage to sin.  We will overcome all evil with good.  We will even raise the dead back to life once again, just as Christ Himself did. 

 

We will set the captives free to eternal life and earn generous rewards for all our efforts.  Jesus Christ will share His very own honor and glory with us.  We will receive the heathen and the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance.  He will appoint us kings and priests of God to minister to His people.  We will rule and reign with Him over all the nations of the world.

 

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.”  

 

There is an incorruptible inheritance stored up for us in heavenly places ever since we have made Jesus Christ our personal Lord and Savior.  We have become joint-heirs with Him to all the promises of God for righteousness.  Our heavenly Father wants to shower us with all the vast resources that the universe has to offer us.  He will ensure that all of our requirements are met now and in the everlasting Kingdom to come.

 

We can have total hope and confidence for our future.  The Lord has an awesome plan in place for His people that far exceeds all of our expectations.  All those who are righteous, loving and obedient will spend all of eternity with Him.  The Kingdom of God will be a paradise on this earth for all those who are faithful.  If we have been diligent to seek the Lord and His way of doing things, we will not be ashamed.

 

Our God will soon gather us to Himself and dwell in our presence as He has always desired.  There will be no more separation between God and man.  We will fellowship intimately with our Creator and He will boast of us to all creation as His sons and daughters.  He will take an active interest in all the details of our lives and reward us for our devotion to Him.  There is no good thing that He will ever withhold from us.

 

Blessings of peace and prosperity will soon overtake us.  The Lord will supply all our needs in abundance.  We will be protected from all harm and safe from contamination.  The Lord will change our mortal bodies to be like Christ’s very own resurrection form.  We will be impervious to disease, decay and death.  We will see our offspring for all generations to come, and dwell in love and unity with both men and angels.  

 

Ephesians 1:10-11 “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:”

 

Very soon now, Jesus Christ will return to us and receive His everlasting Kingdom from His Father.  All things both in heaven and on the earth will be joined together in Him.  He will be our righteous King, a generous benefactor to His people.  Our Lord and Savior will take vengeance on all of our enemies, banish them from our midst and protect us from all harm.

 

He will vindicate His people before both men and angels and share His very own honor and glory with us.  We will have an eternal inheritance that no one can take from us.  The Lord will change our mortal bodies that are susceptible to disease and decay to glorious, resurrection forms like His own.  We will live forever to see our offspring for all the generations to come. 

 

Our God will supply all of our needs in abundance, even before we ask Him.  He will make certain that we have only peace and prosperity, safety and security, health and longevity, joy and freedom.  All men will be righteous and dwell in harmony with one another.  The Kingdom of God will be idyllic – the perfect habitat for both God and mankind to enjoy for all eternity.

 

 

The Path To The Promised Land

 

Deuteronomy 16:20 “That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.”

 

If we choose the straight and narrow path that leads to life, we will never be sorry for all that we may have to relinquish that is carnal and worldly in us.  If we pursue righteousness without compromise, we will have a generous reward for all our efforts.  The Lord desires that we become holy and perfect, just as He is holy and perfect, so that we can dwell in His awesome presence.

 

Sanctification should be our goal at all times.  We must divest ourselves of all that is defiling.  If we are sincere, the Lord will assist us in our spiritual maturity.  He will send His very own Holy Spirit to convict us of any sin and lead and guide us into all truth.  We will be purged and cleansed of all filthiness of body, soul and spirit, so that we can spend all of eternity with Him.

 

The Lord will supply all that we need, even before we ask Him.  He anticipates that His people will rely on Him for every good thing.  He will grant us peace and prosperity, health and longevity.  He will protect us from all evil and spare us His wrath.  We will have joy and freedom to worship our God in Spirit and in truth and give Him all the thanks and praise that He deserves.

 

The Kingdom of almighty God will be our eternal inheritance for righteousness and obedience.  We will dwell in love and unity with one another as brothers and sisters.  The Lord will blot out all our memories of pain and suffering, poverty and lack, death and destruction.  We will lead simple, godly lives; raise crops for our food; and build beautiful homes for our large families. 

 

Psalm 37:9-11 “For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked [shall] not [be]: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it [shall] not [be]. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”

 

No wickedness and evil will ever enter into the everlasting Kingdom of almighty God.  He has no tolerance for sin and rebellion.  Jesus Christ is returning to this earth to take vengeance on all of His enemies.  He will banish Satan and all his minions to the abyss and cast all wrongdoers into the unquenchable lake of fire.  Only those who are righteous, loving and obedient will inherit eternal life with all of its benefits.

 

The Lord is gathering a people unto Himself that have been purged and sanctified to enter into His holy presence.  We will be meek and contrite, loving and kind.  We will receive peace and prosperity in abundance and dwell with one another as brothers and sisters.  There will be no strife and division among us.  No greed or competition will drive a wedge between God’s people or spoil the serenity of our lives.

 

The Lord will share all the vast resources of the universe with us, so that we thrive for all of eternity.  His people will lack no good thing, temporal or spiritual.  We will have all of our needs met, even before we ask.  There will be such abundance to share with our families, that we will be utterly amazed.  The entire earth will be beautiful and bountiful and subject to our dominion, as it once was in the Garden of Eden.

 

Deuteronomy 30:16 “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.”

 

If we remain in covenant with God and walk in all His ways, we will inherit a literal heaven on this earth.  Our future will be intact and full of manifold blessings and generous rewards for our faithfulness.  We must keep all of the commandments and serve the Lord and His people in love through the critical days to come.  Wickedness and evil will threaten to destroy all of mankind, but we can be instrumental in their rescue.

 

We will spread the good news of the Kingdom of God and set many free in the truth.  We will make eternal life available to all those who are receptive to it.  We will baptize huge numbers in Jesus’ name and see men, women and even children converted throughout the world.  We will confront all wickedness that we see and challenge men to adopt godly principles of fairness and justice in their dealings with one another.

 

There will soon be peace, order and stability on this earth, as it is in heaven.  The Lord will be pleased with His people and give the command for Jesus Christ to return to receive His everlasting Kingdom.  He will share His very own honor and glory with us.  We will judge men and angels.  He will appoint us to be kings and priests, so we can rule and reign with Him over all the nations of the world as we are destined to do.

 

Men will look up to us and be grateful for all that we have done on their behalf.  We will have the heathen and the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance.  We will enforce Kingdom values as a way of life, and teach others to dwell in love and unity with one another.  All men will be righteous and obedient and worship the Lord as He desires.  He will be our God and we will be the people called by His holy name.

 

Isaiah 60:21 “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.”

 

It is such a comfort to know that we do not have to die and go to heaven to have joy and peace in the Lord’s presence.  We now have a far better promise.  The Lord will soon gather all of the righteous to Himself in His everlasting Kingdom.  If we are loving and obedient, we will inherit eternal life in a literal paradise on this earth.  There is no good thing that the Lord will ever withhold from us.

 

He will be glorified in us and boast of us to all creation as His very own sons and daughters.  Our Creator will meet all of our needs in abundance, even before we ask Him.  We will have joy and contentment in His awesome presence.  Nothing will harm or defile us ever again.  There will be no more pain and suffering, poverty and lack, death and destruction to threaten us or disturb our peace.

 

We will live together as brothers and sisters and share in all the vast resources of the universe.  We will have plenty of good things to eat and build beautiful homes for our large families for all generations to come.  We will be healthy and energetic; no disease or decay will take our lives.  We will fellowship with our God, as He has always intended, and give Him all the thanks and praise.

 

The Kingdom of God will be an actual dwelling place for God’s people right here on the earth.  It will be an idyllic way of life for all those who are eligible to enter in.  We will abide in the very presence of almighty God Himself.  There will never be another separation between us.  He will be our Father and Provider and we will be the people who are forever called by His holy name.

 

 

A Kingdom For Our Faithfulness

 

Matthew 25:34 “Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:”

 

We must be loving and obedient at all times and under all circumstances, or we will never see God and dwell in His awesome presence.  He expects us to imitate the laid down life of Jesus Christ as our role model for righteousness.  We are to glorify our Savior in all that we think, say and do and bring heaven’s way of doing things to the earth realm before Christ returns. 

 

If we are sanctified and purified for His use, the Lord can work miracles, signs and wonders through us.  We will make salvation available to every race, tongue and nation and call in the full number of souls in the end-time harvest.  We can preach the Gospel; heal the sick; cast out demons; and even raise the dead back to life, as our Lord and Savior did when He walked the earth.

 

We will fulfill our divine destinies as the fully mature sons and daughters of God and see the entire world changed through our efforts.  We can warn all of mankind of the impending judgment and make eternal life available to every man, woman and child who is receptive to it.  We must confront all wickedness and evil that we see and overcome it with good, as we are called to do.

 

When we choose the straight and narrow path that leads to life, we will be empowered as never before.  We will step into our eternal callings and divine destinies and fulfill them to perfection.  We will accomplish mighty feats for the Lord, and see outstanding results from all of our efforts.  The entire earth will be prepared for heaven to be brought here in the Kingdom of God.

 

2Timothy 4:8 “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.”

 

If we have believed in the Lord, Jesus Christ, and done all that He has instructed us to do, we will inherit eternal life with all of its many benefits.  He will soon return to judge all of mankind, and even angels, to determine who will have blessings and rewards and who will be punished.  No creature will escape His scrutiny.  There will be no second chances given to any of us. 

 

Jesus will be a righteous judge, but He is also determined to destroy all evil off the face of the earth.  He will not be persuaded to lower His perfect standards for anyone.  The righteous will be gathered into His everlasting Kingdom, but all of the wicked will perish in His wrath.  Soon every knee will bow and every tongue proclaim that “Jesus Christ is Lord over all of creation.” 

 

The Lord will share His very own honor and glory with those who have been faithful to serve Him and His people.  He will not forget our sacrifices on His behalf.  If we have been diligent to share our faith and fulfill His will for our lives, we will receive crowns of righteousness.  We will be appointed kings and priests of God to rule and reign over all the nations of the world.

 

Our God will glorify us and make our names a praise for all of eternity.  We will receive the heathen and the uttermost parts of the earth for our inheritance.  All men will look to us for guidance and direction in the Kingdom.  We will teach all of mankind to adhere to godly principles of righteousness and justice.  There will finally be peace on earth and joy in all our relationships. 

 

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.”

 

We are devoted followers of Jesus Christ, His holy saints who will inherit a legacy for our righteousness and obedience that no one can steal.  The Lord will share His very own honor and glory with us in the very near future.  We will be kings and priests in His everlasting Kingdom and rule and reign on this earth, as we were ordained to do from the foundation of the world.

 

The Lord will boast of us to all creation and confer power and authority on us to minister to His people.  We will teach all of mankind to dwell in love, peace and unity as brothers and sisters.  They will learn to obey Kingdom principles of fairness, equality and justice.  Wars, violence and conflict will never again be named among us.  All men will be treated with dignity and respect.

 

Our heavenly Father will rejoice that His eternal redemption plan is finally consummated to His satisfaction when He interacts with us on a regular basis in His Kingdom.  He will make certain that His beloved children have all their needs met in abundance.  We will share in all the vast resources that the universe has to offer and give God all the praise and thanks He deserves. 

 

The Kingdom of God will be paradise on this earth for all those who are found worthy to enter into it.  It will be the answer to all our prayers and the solution to all of our problems.  Our God will dwell with His children and take an active interest in all the details of our lives, as He always intended.  We will worship Him in Spirit and in truth and thrive in His holy presence for all time.

 

There will never be a separation between God and man ever again.  We are returning to our roots in the Garden of Eden with no downside at all.  Satan will be banished from our midst and bound in the abyss.  All wrongdoers will be cast into the lake of fire.  There will be peace and prosperity, safety and security, health and longevity, joy and freedom for all of God’s people!

 

Topics For Discussion

  1. The Way To Everlasting Life 
     
  2. Blessings In Abundance 
     
  3. A Full Reward 
     
  4. Just Recompense 
     
  5. He Will Be Our God 
     
  6. The Path To The Promised Land  
     
  7. A Kingdom For Our Faithfulness
     

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