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Come Up Higher
A Special Invitation To The Kingdom Of God

by Diane Jurino



Chapter 4

Worthy Of Our Calling

Repentance From Our Sins
Maintaining Righteousness
Circumcised Hearts
Rooted, Grounded And Perfected In Love
The Trial Of Our Faith
Justified By Our Faith
Walking Worthy Of Our Calling


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

We have been called from the very foundation of the world to be in close, intimate fellowship with our God and His Son, Jesus Christ. It is the Lord’s deepest desire that we call Him our Father and rely on Him to provide all of our needs. He is ever ready to fellowship with us and He has promised us great blessings in the Kingdom of God when it comes to the earth realm.

The Lord wants us to turn to Him and sincerely repent of all our iniquity. We must believe that He sent His only Son to the earth to redeem us from our sins for all time. If we do believe that Christ died for us and rose again from the dead, we will receive the gift of eternal life. There is no other way to approach the Father, except through the Blood of Jesus Christ.

We have grace with God and our sinfulness is no longer an issue with Him. We have been called to glory, to imitate the very life of our Savior in every way. We should renounce all our sinfulness and appropriate His divine power and authority, so that we can walk worthy of our callings; fulfill our divine destinies; and bring in the Kingdom of God as He has called us to do.

There is much to be done and few who will respond to the Lord’s call. We must take up Christ’s ministry where He left off and humbly serve all of mankind. We should preach the Gospel of the Kingdom, heal the sick, cast out demons and raise the dead back to life again. We will work to bring peace, order and stability to this world and destroy all demonic strongholds.

Nothing will remain the same; we will prepare the entire earth for the rule and reign of Jesus Christ. Everything that we do will be by the power of the Holy Spirit at work in us and through us. We will be the Lord’s ambassadors for the Kingdom of God. We will walk in full dominion over all of creation and glorify Him in all that we think, say and do on His behalf.

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

We must lose our self-lives to gain eternal life in Christ Jesus. We should deny all our carnal desires and subdue our selfish soul ambitions in order to fulfill our divine destinies. We cannot be both worldly and spiritually minded at this juncture. We have to make the vital decision to present our bodies as living sacrifices and obey Christ in all that we think, say and do.

Unless we walk in total righteousness and love for God and others, we will never be eligible to enter into the Kingdom of God. Our behavior must be above and beyond reproach if we will have the anointing power of Jesus conferred on us in the days ahead. We can accomplish nothing in our own strength, but through Christ we can do all things that are required of us.

We must take up our cross daily and imitate the laid down life of our Savior. We should commit ourselves to fulfill His ministry on the earth and reach out to all of mankind in love, mercy and compassion. Men everywhere need to be set free from demonic oppression and bondage to sin. They will need us to show them the way to receive eternal life and all of its benefits.

If we are remiss in our duties, some will be lost forever. We have a sacred responsibility that has been given to us. We will lead many out of captivity into freedom. We should preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God with total conviction. It is powerful for changing men’s lives as nothing else can. If they repent of all sin and turn to Jesus Christ, they will be saved.

Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”

There is an important work that must be completed before heaven can be ushered into the earth realm. All men must be given the equal opportunity to hear and embrace the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. We each have critical functions as evangelists to perform. We will also lay hands on the sick and cast out demons. We will even raise the dead back to life.

We must share our faith, as the Lord directs us, and baptize all new believers in the name of Jesus Christ. It is vital that they repent of all their sins and be filled with the Holy Spirit. We cannot be lax in our duties because all men’s eternal welfare is at stake. The entire earth will be changed to prepare the way for Christ to return to rule and reign in His Kingdom.

The Body of Christ will destroy all demonic strongholds that keep men in bondage to temptation and sin. We will overcome all evil by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. Love, peace and unity will once again prevail in all of our lives. There will be no defilement that ever enters into the Kingdom of God to contaminate our God or His people.

Isaiah 63:4 “For the day of vengeance [is] in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.”

Our Lord and Savior will soon return to receive His everlasting Kingdom. It is His reward for His righteousness and obedience and He will share it with those who walk in His ways. All those who are loving and righteous will inherit the Kingdom of God and enjoy its many blessings. Those of us who have served the Lord will also receive generous rewards from Him.

Christ will not be the meek and mild Lamb of God this time; He has vengeance in His heart. He will destroy all the ungodly and their ungodliness in the wrath of His coming. He will defeat all our enemies and remove evil from the face of the earth. He will judge all men – the living and the dead, the great and the small. His judgment will be fair, equitable and permanent.

Only Jesus Christ is totally righteous and able to determine who will be eligible to enter into the Kingdom of God for all of eternity. He will reward all the righteous and punish all who deliberately commit evil. There will be no one and nothing that defiles God’s people in His Kingdom. We are told that Satan and all his minions will be banished to the abyss, as they deserve to be.

The righteous will shine with Christ’s very own honor and glory. He will boast of us to all creation. He has promised that we will rule and reign with Him and even be kings and priests of God. We will have the heathen for our inheritance and help Him to judge both men and angels. We will make certain that there is peace, justice and equality in the Kingdom of God for all time.


A Call To Repentance

Acts 3:19-20 “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And He shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:”

The Lord desires that all men come to repentance and learn the truth. He has issued a special invitation for all to receive the gift of eternal life. We must believe that He sent His only Son to the earth to teach us righteousness and to save us from our sins. Jesus Christ is the firstborn of many sons and daughters of God, and the Lord is calling out to His family all over the world.

Christ died to save us from our sins thousands of years ago. His Blood sacrifice was made for all men for all time. Yet we never have permission to deliberately sin and break God’s laws. We are obliged to guard our faith and maintain our righteousness at all times. If we do sin and miss the mark, we must earnestly repent from the heart and renounce all our sin, as we were taught.

If we do so, the Lord will be quick to forgive us and restore our right standing with Him. He will even blot our transgression from His memory and treat us as He would Jesus Himself. Christ’s victory over sin, death and the grave promises us right standing with God. If we strive to remain sin free, we will grow in godliness and spiritual perfection and reach the full stature of Christ.

Jesus will soon return to rule and reign in His Kingdom. As His disciples, we should be found walking in love and total righteousness at all times. We must complete His ministry on the earth and take back all that the enemy has stolen from us. None of this will be possible unless we are sanctified and sin free. His anointing power and authority will take leave of an unclean vessel.

1John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

All of us have good intentions. We rid ourselves of all known sin and hope that we are righteous before God. We may be determined to forego all carnality and selfishness of the soul. However, no matter how hard we try to remain sin free, we all miss the mark and fall short of the glory of God from time to time. When this happens, we should never give up. He is ever ready to forgive us if we are truly remorseful.

If we do sin and offend God, we should be quick to repent from the error of our ways. If we are sincere and confess our sins to Him, He will immediately restore our right standing with Him. He promises us that He will even blot our sin from His memory. We can then approach the throne of grace without guilt, shame or condemnation. The Lord will be willing to hear all of our prayers and supply all that we request.

It is His deepest desire to fellowship intimately with us and provide all of our needs. He wants us to be healthy, happy and prosperous in all our ways. So too, He wants to partner with us in introducing His eternal Kingdom. We should be fully consecrated and dedicated to His purposes, rather than our own personal agendas. Then we will be empowered to do all that is necessary to bring heaven to the earth realm.

Revelation 3:3 “Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.”

We must continually guard our faith and protect our right standing with God. We have been bought with a dear price, the Blood of Jesus Christ Himself. He died so that we would not have to suffer death as the penalty for our sins. His victory over sin, death and the grave is our guarantee of eternal life. Very soon now, Christ will return to us and our redemption will then be complete.

No man can know the exact time when Jesus Christ will come to receive His everlasting Kingdom. We should be vigilant for His arrival and be careful to walk circumspectly, because the days are short. Our righteousness should be above and beyond reproach. We must guard our love, peace and unity at all times and be found doing His important work when He returns.

Deliberate disobedience will not be tolerated. Christ will root out all evil and defilement from His Kingdom. If we choose to defy our God and forego righteousness for any reason, we will be eternally punished. We must make the all-important choice to obey our Lord and walk in His ways. If we follow all of His commandments and love Him and others, we will be acceptable.

Revelation 3:19 “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”

The Lord Himself will take up residence with us in the Kingdom of God. However, nothing evil can co-exist in His presence. He loves us with a deep, abiding love and longs for our fellowship; but if we are not righteous, we will not be able to dwell with Him. He is rebuking and chastening us, so that we will be eligible to enter into His Kingdom for all of eternity.

Our God is sending His purging fire to burn out all iniquity in our lives and we must cooperate with that. The Holy Spirit will convict us of our sins and strengthen us. We must pursue godliness, now more than ever. If we have a deep love and reverence for the Lord and treat others, as we would want to be treated, we will be found acceptable in the Lord’s eyes.

We must set our minds to come up higher in our walk with God. We cannot be both worldly and spiritual. We must make the all-important decision to lay down our personal lives – our carnality and selfish soul ambitions – so that we can gain eternal life in the Kingdom of God. We should repent of all known sin and walk in total righteousness and love, as we were taught.

Psalm 79:9 “Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.”

The Lord wants to purify His people, so that we are totally cleansed from all iniquity and sin free. We should cooperate with His purging fire, since it will remove all darkness and hidden sins that affect our full righteousness. We must remember that “it is the little foxes that spoil the vine” and there can be nothing that interferes with our relationship with almighty God.

We cannot be contaminated by the world, even though we are called to minister to others that may be steeped in sin and defilement. We have to avoid all carnality and forego our selfish soul ambitions and walk in the Spirit at all times. There can be no compromise in our behavior; we are to be godly role models to all men in the critical days that lie ahead. Too much is at stake for us to be distracted in any way.

Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can be totally cleansed of all our unrighteousness once and for all. He convicts us of our sin and leads and guides us into all truth. However we must do our part, as well. We must renounce all our sinfulness and strive to remain completely sin free. We cannot be stubborn or rebellious; we have to choose to be continually obedient.

We must be found worthy of our calling in order to enter God’s Kingdom, and zealously protect our righteousness at all costs. Sanctification should be our primary goal if we are to be of service in ushering heaven to the earth. We must put our spirit man in ascendancy to our body and soul. We should walk in the Holy Spirit at all times and strive for holiness and perfection, just as our God is holy and perfect.


Grace With God

Luke 1:50 “And His mercy [is] on them that fear Him from generation to generation.”

The Lord loved mankind so much that He sent His only Son to the world to save us from our sins and restore our relationship with Him for all time. Jesus Christ was human in every way, just as we are. He laid down His deity when He came to the earth and functioned as a mere man. Yet He walked in total obedience and spiritual perfection before His Father. Christ only said and did what the Father told Him.

Jesus is not only our role model for righteousness and obedience, but He served as the sacrificial victim for the atonement of all our transgression. He shed His very own Blood in remission for our sins, so that we would not have to suffer the penalty of death. He rose again from the dead and is the firstborn of many sons and daughters. Because of Him, we have eternal life.

The Lord has shown His mercy and compassion to us despite our sins and iniquity. We must show Him reverential fear and respect, so that we will be blessed for all of eternity. If we are continually righteous and obedient, we will see Him face-to-face in His Kingdom when it comes to the earth. He will be our awesome God who actually dwells with us, and we will be His people that are called by His holy name.

Our children and their children will be blessed for all of eternity, if we continue to reverence the Lord and show Him all the respect that He deserves. Generation after generation will know our Creator and have His laws written in their minds and hearts. We will commune with our God on a regular basis and have an intimate, personal relationship with Him as He desires.

Psalm 145:8 “The LORD [is] gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.”

We have unmerited favor or grace with our God. He knows how we suffer in sanctification and maintaining our righteousness. He is ever ready and willing to forgive us for our sins and restore us to right standing when we fall short of His glory, sin and miss the mark.

Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can be delivered of all our weaknesses and tendencies toward sin. We can learn to resist evil and overcome it. Our part is to acknowledge our transgressions and renounce them. God says that He will blot all our sin from His memory.

We should be merciful and compassionate with one another, just as He is with us. We must be quick to overlook all offense and be willing to forgive and forget all wrongs that are done to us. We should never hold a grudge or become angry, bitter and hateful for any reason.

The law of love mandates that we walk in love, peace and unity with others. We must be unified as believers, so that we can bring in the Kingdom of God, as we should. We will accomplish a great deal more if we work cooperatively, rather than operate on our own.

So too, we must remember that all men sin from time to time. We can never be judgmental, critical or condemning in our treatment of them. We should teach them that God loves them and is always ready for them to repent of their sins and be restored to righteousness again.

There is no one too incorrigible that the Blood of Jesus will not cover his sins. He died for the express benefit of all mankind, and the Lord’s mercy and compassion are extended to each of us. It is His greatest desire that all men will turn to Him and be forgiven once and for all.

Ephesians 2:4-6 “But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved:) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus;”

We are saved by grace – the unmerited favor, mercy and compassion of the Lord. Our right standing with Him has been restored for all time. We now have a covenant of peace with God. We are deemed righteous in His eyes through our faith in Christ’s atonement for our sins. We also enjoy better promises than our forefathers had. We are joint-heirs with Jesus Christ to all the blessings of righteousness. We are actually seated with Him in heavenly places at the right hand of the Father.

The Lord looks at us and sees Jesus in all of His perfection. We are covered by His Blood, dead to sin, and made alive again through the power of His resurrection from the dead. We can approach the throne of grace with any need and know that it will be met in full. We are sons and daughters of almighty God Himself and eligible to dwell with Him in His everlasting Kingdom. We will experience peace and prosperity, safety and security, joy and gladness, honor and glory for all of eternity.

We have a wonderful legacy that we will share with our Lord and Savior, if we are faithful to serve Him in the days that lie ahead. His Kingdom and all of its blessings are our eternal inheritance. He will boast of us to all creation and appoint us as kings and priests of His people. We will rule and reign with Him over all the nations of the world. All men will give us thanks and praise for our roles in their lives. We will teach them how to walk in love, peace and unity with one another.


Maintaining Our Righteousness

Psalm 51:2-3 “Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.”

Although we have been saved from Adam’s transgression and all our personal iniquity by the shed Blood of Jesus Christ, we still miss the mark from time to time. All of us have fallen short of the glory of God. We must be continually righteous; we should confess our sins and renounce them for all time. That is not humanly possible, except by the operation of the Holy Spirit at work in us.

The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin and leads and guides us into all truth. He will influence us to be totally sanctified and strive for godliness in our walk with God. Spiritual fruit will emerge in us that are like the characteristics and attributes of God Himself. These will grow and develop in us, so that we can better serve God and others. Eventually we will evolve into total spiritual maturity.

Our walk with the Lord will become personal and intimate. We will commune with Him naturally and frequently, so that there will never be a separation between us ever again. He will reveal His mysteries to us and we will share our innermost thoughts and concerns with Him. He will discuss all His plans and purposes with us, so we can be instrumental in helping Him complete them.

The Lord will blot all our sins from His memory and treat us as He would Jesus. We will receive honor and glory for all eternity, if we are faithful to serve Him in ushering heaven into the earth. We will even be appointed kings and priests in His Kingdom. He will boast of us as His sons and daughters to all creation, and make our names a praise on the earth, so that all men will look up to us.

Galatians 5:17 “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.”

The Lord understands the human condition and He is keenly aware of the spiritual battles we face with our flesh and our souls. However, that never gives us the right to deliberately sin and break any of His commandments to us. We should walk in love and total righteousness under all situations and circumstances. We are now released from our bondage to sin and we enjoy true Christian liberty.

The shed Blood of Jesus Christ assures us that we are forgiven from all our sins – past, present and future. While this is true, we cannot be sloppy in our thoughts, words or actions. We must maintain our righteousness at all times by being vigilant. We should be in the world, so we can influence others and attract them to our faith, but we cannot be contaminated by the sin and defilement that surround us.

We should walk in the Spirit instead of our flesh and crucify all our carnality and selfish soul ambitions. We have important destinies to fulfill and our behavior must be above and beyond reproach. We should be found doing God’s work at all times, and be righteous and godly role models to all of mankind. Others will look to us for guidance and direction in the critical days to come, and we should not disappoint them.

James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

If we wish to remain righteous in God’s eyes, we will have to fully surrender our lives to Him and resist all evil that would tempt us to sin and fall short of His glory. We cannot be on the fence in any way. We will have to dedicate our lives anew to the Lord and fully commit ourselves to Him. He insists that we always walk in love and keep all His commandments. This is not optional for any of us.

We cannot be both worldly and spiritually minded. We must make the all-important choice to follow Christ in all that we think, say and do. We have divine destinies to fulfill and that requires a new level of sanctification and obedience from the past. We will have to crucify our flesh and abandon all of our selfish soul ambitions in favor of God’s plans for us.

The enemy will not be able to harm us or interfere with our work if we are fully consecrated and submitted to God. We will turn the tables on him and take back our dominion over all matters on the earth. We will bring in the full end-time harvest of souls; restructure all world governments; and restore all of nature to its original beauty and balance, if we are diligent to operate in love and righteousness.

Nothing will be impossible to the people of God if we walk worthy of our calling and maintain our spiritual integrity, as we should. We will prepare the entire planet for Jesus Christ’s return and put all enemies underneath His feet. He will be glorified in us and we will be appointed kings and priests, who rule and reign with Him over all the nations of the world.


Circumcised Hearts

Deuteronomy 30:6 “And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.”

When we experience separation from God, we become cold, callous and indifferent towards Him and others. Our faith in Christ will change all that and circumcise our hearts, so that we become sensitive to His presence and receptive to all that He wants to give us, teach us and do in our lives. He will touch our hearts with His very own deep and abiding love, so that we enjoy a close, intimate relationship with Him generation after generation, for all eternity.

Some men reject the Lord because they feel unworthy of His love, due to their sin. It will be our role to set them straight and tell them how much God loves them and desires their fellowship. Love covers a multitude of sins and when we communicate the love of God to others, we pave the way for them to receive eternal life and all of its many benefits. No one is too incorrigible that the love of God cannot touch his heart and permanently change his life.

We must not neglect our love walk in the days ahead, no matter how busy we might become. Jesus Christ taught us to have love for God and for others. We are to love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, souls and strength. We should show Him all the devotion, deference and respect that He so rightly deserves. He is our Creator and our loving Father who made special arrangements for our redemption. We owe Him our very lives and all of our heart-felt gratitude.

John 13:34 “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”

So too, we must have a genuine love for our fellow man– both believers and unbelievers. We should minister to those in need and serve one another in love and humility. We ought to be giving and forgiving, and avoid anger, bitterness and hatred. We cannot be in strife and division and hope to please God. We must always treat others, as we ourselves would hope to be treated. We should lead by godly example and pray for one another, so that we are all perfected.

God has called and chosen us for eternal destinies. We are His very own sons and daughters, bought with the Blood of Christ Himself. We cannot ignore His call or refuse Him in any way. We should present our bodies to Him as living sacrifices, and willingly submit to His divine service. We will walk in miracles, signs and wonders in the days ahead and impact the entire earth with His infinite love. He has wonderful plans for our lives that will benefit us for all eternity.

Very soon now, Christ will gather all of us in to His everlasting Kingdom. We will all dwell together as brothers and sisters in His very presence. We should work at developing and improving our personal relationships now, so that the future transition is a smooth one. We must have unfailing love for God and for others at all times, despite the temptation to offense that we may occasionally experience. We should learn to be at peace with all men wherever possible.

1Corinthians 8:3 “But if any man love God, the same is known of Him.”

The Lord desires that we be with Him for all eternity and commune with Him on a regular basis as His very own family. We know God intimately and are known of Him. He formed our inward parts and we have a deep, loving, personal relationship with Him.

He provides all of our needs in abundance and has seated us with Christ in heavenly places at His right hand. We are His very own sons and daughters. We have great and precious promises, and we can go boldly to the throne of grace with every need.

If we truly love the Lord, then we will be willing and obedient to Him in the days ahead. He is in need of our help in fulfilling His eternal redemption plan. He has given the earth to men, and can do nothing here without our asking Him for His intervention.

We should earnestly pray the Lord’s Prayer and request that heaven’s way of doing things be brought into the earth realm as soon as possible. We must birth the Kingdom of God with prayer and with our willing, obedient service to God’s plans and purposes.

If we reach out to the Lord for His help and guidance, He will be merciful and compassionate to us and hasten bringing heaven to the earth. He will imbue us with divine power and authority to destroy evil and take back all that the enemy has stolen from us.

We will be co-laborers with Jesus Christ in setting all matters straight on the earth. We will restore peace and order back to this world and even re-create all of nature. Nothing will be impossible to us, as we assist the Lord in bringing in His everlasting Kingdom.

2Thessalonians 3:5 “And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.”

If we have a genuine love for the Lord and for His people, we will have no problem consecrating ourselves to His eternal redemption plan. It is His greatest desire that all men will repent, turn to Him and embrace the truth of the Gospel message. He wants us to believe in His Son, so that we can dwell with Him for all of eternity and enjoy the many blessings of the Kingdom of God. If we do not believe that Christ died to save us from our sins, we will be condemned

This world must be cleansed and prepared before Jesus Christ can return to rule and reign in His Kingdom. We must take back our dominion over the entire earth, as the Lord intends for us to do. We should be vigilant and overcome all demonic strongholds that interfere with our progress. We have to put all our enemies, including death, under Christ’s feet for all time. When everything is in total readiness, our Lord and Savior will return to us as He has promised.

We should sanctify ourselves; renounce all our worldliness; and strive to remain sin free at all times. Our behavior must be above and beyond reproach. We must be walking in complete integrity in all that we think, say and do. We should imitate the laid down life of Jesus Christ Himself and serve one another in unfeigned love and humility. We are being carefully scrutinized by both God and men to determine if we are totally righteous and loving, as we should be.

James 5:8-9 “Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.”

There is much to do and few who will respond to the Lord’s call. We have to be patient and persistent in order to fulfill our divine destinies. We cannot be overly sensitive to what others do or do not do. We have to be totally focused on our own responsibility and avoid all the criticism and contention of others. Each of us is directly accountable to the Lord Himself. We have important roles to play in the days that lie ahead.

We should not serve the Lord out of fear or obligation. It is vital that we accept our heavenly callings and do the works of Jesus with glad and willing hearts. So too, we cannot be in strife and division. We should, instead, pray for one another and encourage our brothers and sisters to be all that they are destined to be. We are all necessary to the successful implementation of the Lord’s eternal redemption plan.

Very soon now, Christ will return to judge both the living and the dead. We will all be judged by the very same fair and equitable standards. He will reward righteousness and punish all evil. None of us will escape His scrutiny or avoid His judgment. It will be final, irrefutable and permanent. If we walk in love and obey God, we will be found righteous. If we have faithfully served Him, we will be well rewarded.


Rooted And Grounded In Love

Ephesians 3:17-19 “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”

We love because Christ first loved us. Everything that He did during His earthly ministry demonstrated that love for mankind. He preached the good news of the Kingdom of God. He healed all that were sick and infirm. He cast out demons, so that men could live free of bondage to sin and oppression. He even raised the dead, so that their families would no longer mourn.

He loved mankind so very much that He even gave His own life for us, so that our lives would be spared. He suffered rejection, humiliation and an agonizing death just for us. If we believe in Him, we will have eternal life and be excused from the penalty of sin, which is death. Christ was love personified for the entire human race and we owe Him all our devotion and gratitude.

There is no greater love than the love that Christ showed us during His time on the earth. He came as a mere man, who walked in perfect love and obedience for the benefit of others. He was self-abasing and unselfish to the point that He laid down His very life for His people. We who believe in Him are set free in the truth; He was our God, our teacher and our savior all at once.

Christ was our role model for uncompromising love for all of mankind. We should imitate His laid down life and offer our own lives in service to the Lord and His people. We have divine destinies as the sons of God that must be fulfilled. We will be given the very same anointing power and authority that Christ had, so that we can set men free in the truth and impact the entire earth.

The Body of Christ is filled with all the fullness of God. We are Jesus Christ’s hands, feet and voice on the earth. We can and should operate in His power. We must take back our dominion and defeat the enemy for all time. We will be totally victorious in all that we are assigned to do. The whole world will be changed to line up with the Word and the will of almighty God Himself.

Matthew 22:37-40 “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

Christ simplified the Ten Commandments by summing them up in His law of love. He taught us that we must love God with all our strength and love one another as He loves us. We should put the Lord first in all things and show Him all the deference and respect that He deserves. We must also love our neighbor, as we love ourselves, and treat all men with kindness and affection.

The law of love is not optional for believers. It is the fulfillment of the Ten Commandments. If we walk in love, we will not hurt God or others in any way. We are always required to walk in love, despite the circumstances we face. We should be quick to forgive all wrongs done to us, and show others mercy and compassion. The Lord forgives us all our sins, and we should forgive one another, as well.

It will be critical that we show unfeigned love for others in the days ahead, whether they be believers or unbelievers. We must walk in love and unity with all those in the Church, and be at peace with all men wherever possible. If we truly love others, we will be godly examples in all that we think, say and do to usher in the Kingdom of God. We will overcome all evil with good.

1John 3:16 “Hereby perceive we the love [of God], because He laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down [our] lives for the brethren.”

Christ is our role model for love and righteousness. He came to this earth as a simple man, relinquished all the privileges of His deity and was as human as we are in every way. He loved mankind so much, that He laid down His very life to deliver us from death as the penalty for our sins. Jesus taught us, through His example, that we must purposely choose to love others at all times.

We must lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters and be humble servants of all mankind, especially in the critical days to come. We will demonstrate the Lord’s very own love, mercy and compassion by performing miracles, signs and wonders to attract all men to our faith. We will heal the sick and cast out demons of all kinds; we will even raise the dead back to life again.

Jesus Christ actually dwells in us if we walk in love. His presence will change our lives, so that we become righteous and godly. Regeneration is a life long process that causes us to grow and develop, so that we become permeated from the inside out with all the fullness of God Himself. Becoming Christ-like takes time and patience, but is always worth the effort if we apply ourselves

Through the operation of the Holy Spirit of God at work in us, we can become very sensitive to our sinfulness, and renounce it for all time. We will grow in godliness if we permit the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us into all truth. So too, spiritual fruit will emerge in our lives and grow and develop with use. We should strive for holiness and perfection, as the Lord is holy and perfect.


Perfected In Love

1John 3:23 “And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment.”

The Lord insists that we believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and always walk in love for one another, just as He loves us. We cannot circumvent this commandment and hope to be found righteous and acceptable to Him. Faith and love are required of all those who would enter into the Kingdom of God. None of us will be exempted from these basic requirements.

We must either acknowledge Christ as Lord or be eternally punished. We cannot be on the fence in any way. Our faith is an “all or nothing” proposition. We should embrace salvation and all of its many blessings or we are doomed. So too, we have the corresponding obligation to walk in love and righteousness at all times. We can never ever compromise our love walk.

All of us fall short of the glory of God and miss the mark from time to time. He is ever ready to forgive us from all wrongdoing and restore our relationship with Him. We are obligated to do likewise with one another. We must be quick to forgive and forget all wrongs done to us, and walk in uncompromised love for God and for others at all times, despite the circumstances.

John 15:12 “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”

Love is not an option; it is required of all believers at all times. Regardless of the provocation, we cannot succumb to strife, division, anger, resentment or bitterness of any type. We are to walk in love for others and treat them, as we would like to be treated ourselves. We should be patient, merciful and longsuffering through the power of the Holy Spirit at work in us.

We cannot be jealous or envious of others’ gifts and callings. We are all vitally important in the Lord’s eyes, and held equally responsible to walk in righteousness and love at all times. Our God has absolute and perfect standards. Each of us will face judgment before our Lord, Jesus Christ, and give a full accounting of our works to see if we have been faithful and true.

None of us will avoid His scrutiny or escape His righteous judgment. He will be just, fair and equitable in determining who receives eternal rewards in the Kingdom of God, and who will be excluded for all of eternity. If we have been found worthy of His calling, we will share in His very own honor and glory. If we fail to walk in love, we will be severely punished.

1John 4:7-8 “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love.”

We know the truth and are responsible for it; we are not permitted to step out of love for any reason. We have not yet earned the right to judge and condemn others. We must learn to see them as the Lord does, and be merciful and compassionate in our dealings with all men. This will be critically important in the future. We must walk in uncompromised love if we will serve the Lord in His eternal redemption plan.

The Lord is no respecter of persons, and we should not be either. We need to demonstrate the very loving nature of God Himself to everyone with whom we come in contact. Each of us is important to Him and vital to His eternal redemption plan and purpose. We should lift one another up, pray for and encourage all men, so that we can be strengthened - especially as the day of the Lord approaches.

We should minister to one another’s temporal needs, as well as spiritual ones. We must be kind and generous in our treatment of one another. If our neighbor lacks material things, we ought to do our best to alleviate his needs. We should feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, just as Jesus Christ would want us to do. Our surplus becomes another’s substance and is multiplied exponentially in giving.

Genuine love earmarks us as the very sons and daughters of almighty God Himself. When we demonstrate our love through our actions, the Lord will always back us up and make certain that we have all that we need to bless others and meet our own requirements, as well. We cannot ever out-give God. The more we show unfeigned love and charity to others, the greater our own personal rewards will be.

Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.”

We must be living testimonies to the entire world of the love and mercy of God Himself in our own lives. We should reach out to others and tell them how much the Lord loves them. That will be much easier to do if we also demonstrate love in our dealings with them. We should be warm and affectionate, unpretentious and humble in sharing our faith and witnessing to the Lord, Jesus Christ, and all that He has done for us.

None of us is inherently worthy of forgiveness. We can never point the finger and find fault with others for their sins. We have all fallen short of the glory of God. All men require salvation to eternal life. We should share our faith with one another, but leave conviction of sin to the Holy Spirit. When He indwells a person, they receive all the guidance and direction that they require to renounce their sins once and for all.

We are all a “work in progress.” None of us has yet attained to the holiness and perfection of Jesus Christ. All of us miss the mark from time to time; it is part of the human condition. Were it not for the grace, mercy and compassion of God, we would all be lost in our sins for all time. As it is, we have righteousness available to us by the Blood of Christ. We should be eternally grateful for all He achieved on the cross.

1John 4:11-12 “Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us.”

We are to love one another as the Lord loves us. God is love and if we walk in love, His love is perfected in us. The law of love is a fulfillment of the Ten Commandments of the Law. It is not optional for us as the children of God. We must walk in love for the Lord and for others at all times. If we do, then we will demonstrate that we are His very own sons and daughters, born of the Holy Spirit of God Himself.

Believers will be righteous and godly examples to all men in the days to come. We cannot neglect our love walk in any way. We should practice patience and forbearance in all our dealings with others and see them as the Lord sees them. We must be at peace with all men wherever possible. We are all covered by the Blood of Jesus Christ. None of us is more righteous than another or inherently worthy of salvation.

We all have the grace of God and will enjoy the blessings of eternal life in His Kingdom, if we are found worthy of His calling. However, some who are first now will be last in the Kingdom of God. This will be due to a lack of love and obedience on their part. If we fail the love test, we will be severely judged by Jesus Christ Himself. He will not tolerate any compromise in love and righteousness in His presence.


Justified By Our Faith

Galatians 2:16 “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.”

We were once lost in our sins and doomed to eternal punishment, despite the fact that we tried to do all the right things and establish peace with God. Sin is sin, and we are all guilty of it. It requires payback and atonement. No man can be justified by His works and avoid the penalty of sin, which is death. All have fallen short of the glory of God and require His grace and mercy.

The Lord knew all of this, and had a brilliant plan in place for our redemption. He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to save all men from their sins once and for all. Christ became our substitute, our sacrificial victim. He paid our sin penalty with His very own death, so that we could be made righteous and enjoy eternal life. Through our faith in Him, we are now justified.

We have received the divine exchange of sin for pardon and contention for peace. We have hope and confidence for the future because of all that Christ bought for us with His redemption. We have total dominion over everything in the earth, because of His victory over the enemy on our behalf. Believers will overcome the world, their flesh and the devil before Christ returns.

Romans 8:2 “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”

Sin no longer rules over us or holds us in bondage of any kind. We are set free in the truth for all time. Our right standing with God has been restored, and we no longer have death as the penalty for our sins. When the Lord looks at us, He sees Jesus in all of His righteousness. We are His very own Body on the earth, but we must learn to walk as He did.

We have an obligation to share our faith and make the invitation to eternal life available to all men. No one is too incorrigible that the Blood of Jesus cannot save him. The Lord desires that all men will come to know the truth and be set free from bondage to their sins for all time.

The entire human race must be evangelized with the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. There are men, women and children everywhere that will be called, saved and justified in the days to come. Everyone whose name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will be born again. No righteous person will be denied admission to the everlasting Kingdom of God.

People from every tongue, race and nation will be welcomed in to the Kingdom. We will all know the Lord – from the least to the greatest of us. His laws will be written in our minds and hearts and we will dwell in His very presence as the sons and daughters of almighty God.

Hebrews 10:22-23 “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;)”

When we repent from our sins and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we begin the process of spiritual regeneration. We are justified by our faith in Him and the merits of His shed Blood. We are symbolically washed clean in the waters of baptism, as an outward sign of the inward change that has taken place in us. Our consciences are cleared and we have peace with God.

We have total confidence of our right standing with God and we know that we can approach the throne of grace at any time. We can ask anything in Christ’s name and receive what we need. The Lord is ready and willing to hear all our prayers and quick to respond to our requests. He has promised that He will supply all our needs in abundance and never leave us or forsake us.

So too, Christ serves as our mediator and high priest. He always makes intercession for us with His Father. If we sin after receiving our salvation, we must approach the Lord and ask for His forgiveness once again. He will always hear our penitential prayers and restore us to right standing with Him. We can have total confidence that we will have all our blessings reinstated.

The Lord is ever faithful to keep His promises to us, but He expects us to remain righteous at all times. We are obligated to keep His commandments to us and walk in unequivocal love. Our minds are renewed and our behavior is transformed as we grow and develop in spiritual maturity. We become godly and aspire to holiness and perfection, just as the Lord is holy and perfect.

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.”

We have peace with God through our Lord, Jesus Christ. We no longer have to deal with spiritual separation from God. He has given us grace in our time of need, and forgives us for all of our mistakes. We know that our righteousness is secure and we have hope for the future. The glory of God will one day manifest in our lives, as He reveals our divine destiny and eternal purpose to us. He will empower us to serve Him in astonishing ways in ushering in His Kingdom.

All believers have the opportunity to fellowship intimately with the Lord and to be recruited for His divine service in the critical days ahead. We must simply sanctify ourselves and be willing and obedient to His call on our lives. He will empower us to be totally successful in all that He assigns us to do. We will walk worthy of His calling if we fully surrender ourselves to Him. Our cooperation must be total and complete; we cannot be doing our own thing in the days ahead.

The Lord has all the details of His eternal redemption plan mapped out to perfection. Only He can determine the exact strategy and timing that is required for us to be successful. We should tune into His guidance and direction at all times and be quick to obey all that He tells us. We will destroy demonic strongholds and overcome all evil with good. Christ will soon return to receive His everlasting Kingdom and we should be found doing His work, as He has instructed us.


The Trial Of Our Faith

James 1:2-5 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

It is sometimes a struggle to maintain balance and cling to our faith, despite what we may be called upon to endure in our individual situations and circumstances. We are faced with all sorts of tests, trials and temptations in our daily lives. We are supposed to be in the world, but not of it. We should put to death all the works of our flesh and walk in the Holy Spirit of God at all times.

If we do, we will develop patience and endurance to serve the Lord with joy and gladness in our hearts. It is a distinct privilege and serious responsibility that we have. Eternal ramifications are at stake, and we cannot be found lacking in righteousness and godliness at this time. We should ask the Lord to send His purging fire and cleanse us, so that we can fulfill our divine destinies.

He will always accommodate us, and reveal everything that we need to know to be effective in our service to Him and His people. If we maintain close fellowship with Jesus Christ, He will give us His very own wisdom. We will discover His strategy and timing, and do all that He requires of us. We will fulfill the eternal callings on our lives and glorify Him in all we think, say and do.

It will be critical that we look to Christ for leadership and guidance in the days to come. He will spare us from much aggravation if we adhere to His commands. We must be quick to hear His voice and obey immediately. He will instruct us what to say and do in every situation. If we are diligent to follow His lead, we will be able to establish His Kingdom quickly and expediently.

1John 5:4 “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith.”

We have been bought with a dear price, the Blood of Jesus Christ Himself. We should present our bodies as living sacrifices to Him, which is our reasonable service. We know that we are justified by our faith in Christ and we have hope and confidence for the future. We are totally consecrated and dedicated to His eternal redemption plan, rather than our own selfish agendas.

The Body of Christ will overcome all obstacles that would impede the coming of the Kingdom of God to the earth. Our faith is strong and we trust the Lord with our very lives. We know that the Lord has anointed us for an eternal purpose and we are totally committed in our service to Him. He will not let us down; He will be glorified through His people who are called by His name.

Nothing will stop us from completing our divine commission to walk as Christ Himself walked on the earth. We will tear down all demonic strongholds that interfere with our progress and overcome the world, our flesh and the devil. We are the actual sons and daughters of the living God, and He has empowered us to be totally successful in ushering in His everlasting Kingdom.

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:”

We have divine destinies and eternal callings that must be fulfilled in order for heaven to come into the earth realm. The Lord requires us to be on alert and quick to respond to His commands. We must be continually sanctified for His purpose, plus willing and obedient to His call. We should be strong and confident in His ability to provide for all our needs, and to lead us and guide us in the critical days ahead. We will be His ambassadors on the earth and nothing will deter or detain us.

The Body of Christ will have many diverse tests, temptations, trials and tribulation to bear in the future. There will be times when we feel like giving up and abandoning our faith altogether. However, we cannot succumb to fear, doubt or unbelief. We should have boldness and confidence that the Lord will empower us for all that we are assigned to do in fulfillment of His eternal redemption plan. He will assign legions of ministering angels to assist us in our efforts to usher in the Kingdom of God.

The Lord will provide us with complete protection and His very own anointing power and authority to be successful in all that we do on His behalf. We are kept by the power of God and preserved blameless until the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We will complete His ministry and prepare the hearts of all mankind to receive their King. We should be found doing His work when He appears in all of His glory. We will have many rewards for faithful service to God and His people.

1Corinthians 16:13 “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”

Our faith should be at its peak in the days ahead; the Lord will enable us to do great things on His behalf. We will preach the good news of the Kingdom of God throughout the world, so that many others can be saved and baptized. We will demonstrate the very love, mercy and compassion of God Himself by healing the sick, casting out demons and even raising the dead back to life once again.

We will eliminate all social injustice; abolish war and conflict; and take dominion over the world’s economic system, so that there will never be any more poverty and lack. We will prepare the hearts of all mankind to receive their King. We will overcome all evil with good and establish Kingdom principles of peace and unity, righteousness and justice as the norms for living.

Nothing will be impossible to God’s people as we bring in His Kingdom on the earth. All of heaven will back us up in our efforts. We will have legions of angels that prepare our way and minister to all our needs. Our faith and diligence will accomplish the impossible. We will restore all of creation back to its beauty and balance and prepare the entire earth for Christ’s millennial rule and reign.


Living By Faith

Galatians 3:10-11 “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith.”

We are not under the constraints of the Old Testament Law, by which no man could be made perfect. We are not deemed righteous and worthy of our calling due to any of our works either. We are justified only by our faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. There is nothing that we can do in our own strength to earn salvation and have peace with God.

We walk by faith and know that we are righteous in God’s eyes. We have a close, intimate relationship with Him; we are His very own sons and daughters. We go boldly to the throne of grace and have every need met in abundance. We live by faith and have total confidence that we can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us in the power of His might.

We fully sanctify ourselves and keep all of God’s commandments to us, as we have been taught. Our behavior is above and beyond reproach. We are godly in everything that we think, say and do. We show the Lord all the devotion, deference and respect that He rightly deserves. We put Him first in all things and strive to fulfill His perfect will for our lives.

We walk in love at all times and treat others, as we do ourselves. We are patient and understanding with one another and quick to forgive all wrongs done to us. We show warmth and affection to others, and aspire to peace and unity with all men – believers and unbelievers. We are continually willing and obedient to serve the Lord in any capacity that He requires of us.

Romans 1:16-17 “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”

The Lord delights in our faith and devotion to His eternal plan and purpose for all mankind. He is zealous for His people, and it is not His will that any perish for lack of knowledge in the truth. We must be totally committed to sharing our faith and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, so that men everywhere have an opportunity to be converted, saved and baptized in Christ.

The Kingdom of God will be populated by men, women and children from all over the world. We must spread the truth, so that they are set free to enjoy Kingdom blessings for all of eternity. We have to walk by faith, in confidence that the Lord will equip us to be successful. We will attract multitudes to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and gather in the full end-time harvest of souls.

We will have legions of angels that back us up in all that we are called to do. Nothing will be impossible to us. The Lord will imbue us with His very own power and authority. We will destroy all enemy strongholds that have kept men in bondage to sin. We will take back the entire earth for the Kingdom of God and prepare the way for Jesus Christ to return to rule and reign.

In return for our faithful service to the Lord, we can expect that all our needs will be met. The Lord is not stingy in providing for His children. He will make certain that we have everything we need to lead happy, healthy, prosperous lives. We know, by faith, that He will not allow us to be ashamed or leave us empty-handed. Whatever we require to be successful will be given to us.

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 cannot draw back from our divine destinies out of a sense of false humility or in fear, doubt and unbelief. We must be totally confident and trust that the Lord will fully empower us to do His work in these last days. We will tear down all demonic strongholds that interfere with our progress and walk in His very own power and glory. We will accomplish great feats on behalf of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as we are destined to do.

We will heal the sick of all their infirmities and afflictions, and deliver captives free of demonic oppression. We will even raise the dead back to life again, as Christ Himself did when He walked among us. We will reorganize world governments to line up with Kingdom principles of fairness and justice. We will restore peace and order on the earth. All of creation is waiting for us to be revealed, so that we can assist in the renewal of all of nature.

We walk totally by faith and not by sight. We cast down all imaginations that would deter us from completing the work that the Lord assigns us to do. We are fearless and strong to do good and overcome all that is evil. We know that the Lord will never leave us or forsake us. He will equip us to do all that is required of us in the critical days to come. We will take back the earth and everything in it for the everlasting Kingdom of God.


Judged And Justified By God Himself

1Corinthians 4:4 “For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but He that judgeth me is the Lord.”

While we are all human and subject to contamination of our flesh, souls and spirits, we must aspire to holiness and perfection, even as the Lord is holy and perfect. We should strive for obedience in our walk with God and be sensitive to the Holy Spirit who convicts us of all sin.

The Lord is perfectly willing and able to purge us of all filthiness of the flesh and rebellion of the soul. He is calling each of us to come up higher in our walk with Him, rebuking and chastening us to be obedient. If we are sensitive to His guidance and direction, we will be fully sanctified.

Without sanctification, we are worthless to the Lord in fulfilling His eternal redemption plan. We have to be godly ourselves, if we are to be examples of righteousness to others. His Spirit will take leave of unclean vessels. We should earnestly repent from all sin and renounce it.

If we are truly sincere, Jesus Christ will empower us to become and remain totally sin free. We will be judged and justified worthy of our calling, and walk in miracles, signs and wonders in the important days ahead. The Lord will anoint us as His very own representatives on the earth.

Nothing will be impossible to us. We will do the works that Jesus did and even greater works. All world governments will be reorganized according to godly principles of fairness and justice for all men. All of nature will be renewed to be in harmony and subject to man’s dominion again.

We will destroy all demonic strongholds and set men free from bondage to sin. We have been sanctified and empowered to serve our God in His eternal redemption plan and He will equip us to overcome all evil with good. We will usher in the Kingdom of God with full power and glory.

Romans 2:13 “For not the hearers of the law [are] just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.”

We must walk in the Holy Spirit at all times, free of all carnality and disobedience. If we will be suitable for the Lord’s service in the days to come, then only Jesus Christ Himself can judge and justify us. He will determine whether or not the awesome power of God will be given to us. If we have sanctified and prepared ourselves, we will be imbued with His anointing.

Christ will lead and guide us in fulfilling His ministry on the earth. We will preach the Gospel of the Kingdom, heal the sick, cast out devils and even raise the dead. Everything that we do will be accomplished through His very own power and authority at work through us. We will destroy all demonic strongholds that have kept God’s people in bondage to sin.

If we are willing, obedient and faithful to fulfill the call of God on our lives, we will be found righteous and eligible to enter into the Kingdom of God for all of eternity. However, if we are deliberately disobedient and violate the law of love, we will be judged and punished accordingly. The Lord will not tolerate any lawlessness; we must follow all of His commandments to us.

There will be no evil or anything that ever defiles life in the Kingdom of God. Men must choose to be righteous as a way of life or forfeit their many blessings. Eternal life in the Kingdom will not be negotiable; we must purposely choose to walk in love, righteousness and obedience at all times. If we are rebellious and unloving, we will be banished to the lake of fire.

Titus 3:7 “That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

We are justified by God’s grace and sanctified by the Blood of Jesus Christ. Our sinfulness is a thing of the past; we are deemed righteous in the Lord’s eyes. We are joint-heirs with Christ to great and precious promises. We will have eternal life granted to us in the Kingdom of God. We are no longer under the curse and subject to the death penalty for our sins. We enjoy true Christian liberty and we are the very offspring of almighty God Himself.

Nothing will separate us from our God ever again. We will never experience spiritual death if we maintain a close relationship with our Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. If we walk in love and preserve our righteousness at all times, we will be deemed acceptable and enter into the Kingdom of God with all of its many benefits. If we have served the Lord faithfully as we should, we will receive many blessings and eternal rewards for our devotion to Him.

He will glorify us with the same honor that He bestows on His Son, Jesus Christ. We will judge both men and angels. We will be appointed kings and priests of God and have the heathen for our inheritance in the uttermost parts of the earth. All men will look up to us, as we rule and reign with Christ over all the nations of the world. We will have all that we had lost or stolen from us restored in abundance. We will receive a just recompense for all of our efforts.

The Kingdom of God will be spectacular. It will be a veritable paradise on the earth for all the loving and righteous to enjoy. The Lord will meet all of our needs in abundance and provide us with all the wealth that the universe has to offer. We will lack for no good things – spiritual or temporal. We will dwell with our families for generation after generation. All men will walk in love, peace and unity and worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth, as He desires.


Walking Worthy Of Our Calling

Ephesians 1:4 “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:”

Man was formed in the very image and likeness of God at creation, and predestined to have intimate fellowship with Him for all of eternity. We are called and elect members of the Lord’s own personal family, if we have been born again and saved from our sins. He regards us as His sons and daughters and has raised us to sit with Christ in heavenly places.

We have grace with God and we can relate intimately to Him now. We can approach the throne with any need and have full hope and confidence that it will be met in abundance. The Lord wants us totally dependent on Him for every good thing in our lives. He will supply us with all that we require to be healthy, happy and successful in all that we do.

The curse has been removed far from us, as Christ was made a curse for us with His death on the cross. We now have total dominion restored to us over all matters on the earth. We can walk in victory over all forms of evil and overcome the world, our flesh and the devil, as we are meant to do. We have peace with God and are heirs to eternal life and all of its blessings.

However, we must always walk in love and maintain our righteousness at all costs. We should be holy and blameless before the Lord, so that we are worthy to enter into His everlasting Kingdom when it is brought in on the earth. We can never take our salvation for granted. We must strive for spiritual perfection, so that we can dwell with our Lord for all of eternity.

1Thessalonians 2:12 “That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto His Kingdom and glory.”

We have grace with God and enjoy unmerited favor with Him. When the Lord looks at us, He sees Jesus Christ in all of His righteousness. We have the corresponding responsibility to walk worthy of His calling at all times, and be obedient to fulfill His eternal redemption plan and purpose for all of mankind.

There is no way that we can compromise our righteousness or deviate from God’s commandments in any way in the days to come. All men will look to us for a godly example and we should be above and beyond reproach in all that we think, say and do. We are the sons of God and should strive to be holy.

We should share the Gospel with all men, in hopes that they will come to a full knowledge of the truth and be baptized in our faith. We must demonstrate the love, mercy and compassion of the Lord Himself and heal the sick. We should cast out demons of all types and even raise the dead back to life again.

There is vital work that must be done to prepare the earth and everyone in it for Christ’s return. We will rise up in our God-given power and dominion and destroy all demonic strongholds that have kept men in bondage. We will set them free to know and love the Lord, so that they can enter into His Kingdom.

Everything that we do will give glory to God and demonstrate His love, mercy and compassion for all of mankind. We are His ambassadors on the earth and we will establish His Kingdom for all the world to see. There will be nothing that is impossible to us. All of heaven stands ready to back up our efforts.

Colossians 1:10 “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;”

The people of God are blessed to be a blessing to others. We have been given all good things, so that we can share them with our fellow man. We have eternal callings and divine destinies that will be fulfilled in the days to come. We cannot be smug or selfish in our dealings with others. We must be genuine and sincere and desire that all men come to know the truth, so they can be set free.

We are called to serve the Lord with joy and gladness in our hearts. He wants us to be willing and obedient in ushering in the Kingdom of God. We must preach the Gospel all around the world, so that many can be saved and baptized in our faith. We will heal the sick, deliver all captives free of demonic oppression and affliction, and even raise the dead back to life again.

The Body of Christ will receive a full anointing in the awesome power and authority of Jesus Christ. If we are sanctified and dedicated to the Lord’s eternal plan and purpose, we will walk just as Christ walked on the earth and fulfill His ministry as He commissioned us to do. We will overcome all evil with good and bring peace, order and stability to the world in preparation for His Kingdom.

We have been given power and authority over all human governments and their economies. We will make certain that they line up with Kingdom principles of righteousness and justice. We have dominion over all of nature. We will command the plant and animal kingdoms to be in harmony with one another and subject to us. Even the climate itself will soon be regulated.

The entire earth will be prepared to meet our King. Jesus Christ will soon return to us and banish all evil in the wrath of His coming. He will bind Satan in the abyss and judge all men and even angels. Nothing defiling will enter into the Kingdom of God and harm His people ever again. He will provide us with all the blessings of peace and prosperity, safety and security, health and longevity.

Acts 20:32 “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified”

If we are faithful and true, and walk worthy of our eternal calling, we will inherit the Kingdom of God and all of its promises for our righteousness. It will be an eternal legacy that no man or devil can ever take from us. Our lives will be changed as never before and we will be praised and glorified forever.

One day very soon our Savior, Jesus Christ, will return to the earth to set up His everlasting rule in the Kingdom of God. We will rule and reign with Him. He will boast of us to all creation and make us kings and priests of God. We will judge both men and angels and have the heathen for our inheritance.

The Lord will take vengeance on all our enemies and vindicate all wrongs done to us. We will be compensated for all that we have lost or had stolen over the years. There will be nothing that defiles or harms us in the Kingdom of God. All men will dwell in love and unity as brothers, as God desires.

Our bodies will all be changed into new, glorious resurrection forms like that of Christ Himself. We will no longer deal with disease and death; all the dead in Christ will be raised back to life and we will all live forever in the presence of our God. We will see our Lord face-to-face and be like Him in every way.

We will enjoy blessings of peace and prosperity, safety and security. There will be no war, poverty or evil anywhere on the face of the earth. All men will share equally in all the vast resources of the universe. The Lord will supply all our needs in abundance, and we will abide intimately with Him for all of eternity.

Topics for Discussion

1. Repentance From Our Sins
2. Maintaining Righteousness
3. Circumcised Hearts
4. Rooted, Grounded And Perfected In Love
5. The Trial Of Our Faith
6. Justified By Our Faith
7. Walking Worthy Of Our Calling




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