Receiving The Kingdom (Part 8)

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Receiving the Kingdom [see Heb 12:28, 27-29] involves the communication [by revelation from YHWH – see Deut 29:29; Mark 4:22; Matt 13:11] of the Word of the Kingdom [see Matt 13:19a] in our heart [see Matt 13:23] so that the word defined realities of the Kingdom – in 30-fold, 60-fold and 100-fold measures – may be opened to our inward parts [see 2 Cor 4:16] by the HOLY SPIRIT [see 2 Cor 3:3, NKJV].

The Kingdom realities carried by the Word in our heart can be applied to our lives and our ministries – by the HOLY SPIRIT [see John 16:14-15], in CHRIST JESUS [see Rom 8:2].

As YESHUA declares in Luke 12:32 [NKJV],it is the FATHER’s good pleasure to give us the Kingdom: < 32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. >

We should therefore expect the Kingdom to be operational – by the HOLY SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS – in us and in our every sphere of influence: in our personal lives, our family lives, our lives in the workplace, our ministry lives and, in our lives in the nations where we are placed.

This communication of the Word of the Kingdom into our heart – which will progressively reveal the Mysteries of the Kingdom [see Matt 13:11] into us – is a part of the call of GOD upon our lives to be “servants [ministers] of CHRIST” who are “stewards of the Mysteries of GOD” [see 1 Corinthians 4:1]. I see the Mysteries of GOD being applied in a Kingdom framework so that a testimony to the glory of the FATHER – through the SON – will be manifested, by the HOLY SPIRIT.

All of the realities of the Mysteries of the Kingdom will be communicated into us in the Spirit and Life of JESUS CHRIST [see John 6:63 + Heb 1:3b]. The Spirit and Life of YESHUA being perfected and completed into us is integral to our stewardship of the Mysteries of GOD through the call of YESHUA defined in our heart by Covenant.

The seed of this stewardship opens in the implanted Seed of CHRIST – carrying the prophetic contents of the Seed of Abraham [by Promise] and the Seed of David [in the revelation of YESHUA as the BELOVED] – in our hearts.

Colossians 2:2-3 [NKJV] declares: < 2 that their [our] hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ [which can only be revealed by the HOLY SPIRIT], 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. >

1 Corinthians 4:1 [NKJV] reads: < 1 Let a man so consider us, as servants [ministers] of Christ [developed out of the Seed of CHRIST in the dynamic of its Abrahamic (by Promise) and Davidic (through intimacy in the BELOVED) roots] and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful. > We are stewards of promises through an intimacy with the BELOVED, developed in the operating framework of the Kingdom of GOD.

Ministers of CHRIST [this includes the 5-fold leadership mentioned in Eph 4:11-12 as well as the Ministry of the saints outlined in Romans 12:4-21 & 1 Cor 12:1-31] operate in the framework of the Kingdom of GOD because all forms of ministry should be resourced in and from the Kingdom of the BELOVED SON [see Col 1:13, NASB] through the Witness of YESHUA MASHIAH alive within us in Spirit, Water and Blood.

This Witness in Spirit, Water and Blood, YESHUA addresses as: < The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God >. The Beginning of the Creation of GOD is a Kingdom dynamic raised in and out of the Witness [the quickened Rhema reality of the Kingdom] and Testimony [the definitive Logos reality of the Kingdom] of YESHUA!

The Witness of YESHUA – prophetically described as faithful and true – stands in Spirit, Water and Blood within us and amongst us and, this is the Witness that the Word the Kingdom is meant to reveal as the “operating system” of the Body of MASHIAH – by the SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS [see Rom 8:2] – free from the Law of Sin and Death.

This is why the Word of the Kingdom finds both its definitive and its functional root in the Word [Logos] of the Cross [see 1 Cor 1:18, NASB; Eph 3:20; Heb 1:3b] in the Blood Covenant Oath of YHWH-Jireh [see Gen 22:14] – “in the Mount of YHWH it will be provided”.

When the Logos Word of the Cross is quickened – in worship or prayer – by the HOLY SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS, we enter into the Rhema Word of the Cross, the dynamic “online operating system” of the Body of CHRIST that has the potential of accessing – by the HOLY SPIRIT [see John 16:14, 14-15] – the Rhema Word of YESHUA’s Power [see Heb 1:3b; Eph 3:20], the Prophetic and Apostolic reality by which the King upholds all things in the depths of GOD [see 1 Cor 2:10, 9-10], as the only Begotten SON in the Bosom of the FATHER [see John 1:18, NASB+NKJV] – for fulfillment [see Jer 1:11-12], to the FATHER’s glory [see 1 Cor 15:22-25].

1 Corinthians 15:24 [NASB] declares: < 24 then comes the end, when He [YESHUA] hands over the kingdom [Are you shocked and surprised that it is not the Church?] to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power. >

[This ‘abolishing’ will include all power structures within the Church that are contrary to GOD’s Kingdom Agenda.]

It is so important that we understand that the ultimate purposes of GOD involve His Kingdom. We the Church are instruments by which the Kingdom will be established in the LORD [YHWH] JESUS CHRIST [YESHUA MASHIAH] – at His feet [see Eph 1:22-23].

YESHUA’s second coming will establish the Kingdom of GOD on the earth. The instruments of the Kingdom and the institutions of the Kingdom will be developed in the subsequent rule of the King on the earth. The beginnings are in our inward parts today! It’s going to be very exciting and challenging, a whole new universe of learning for all of us, as we see and participate in heaven being unveiled on earth!

The first fruits of this Kingdom Dominion [see James 1:17-18, NASB+NKJV] are going to be manifested through us before the Nations of the world; before the King’s advent on the earth, as we actually confront the powers of darkness with the Testimony of YESHUA.

Revelation 12:11 [NASB] declares: < 11 “And they overcame him [satan, the serpent and the dragon] because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death. >

Today we are preparing the Way of the LORD – by presenting the Testimony of JESUS before the nations. We are going to expound the Testimony of YESHUA with power to demonstrate the reality of the Kingdom and its King in our midst. This is the purpose of the Latter Rain outpouring that we are anticipating.

YESHUA must increase and we must decrease.

The shakings that have begun across the nations of the world will increase to ensure that those who are tuned into YESHUA will learn to do all things by the SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS. Multitudes from the nations will join us in this pursuit of YESHUA MASHIAH [see Isaiah 2:2-3]. Unfortunately, “some” will also fall away from the faith, in the Church [see 1 Tim 4:1; 2 Tim 3:1-8; Matt 24:9-10].

With the anticipated Latter Rain Pentecost, we will be equipped from above so as to unveil a far greater measure of the first fruits of the Kingdom than was seen in the early Church. Love for the brethren will be the crucible in which power will flow. And, we must objectively move towards this goal – by the SPIRIT, by living through JESUS CHRIST.

The crucible of power will be the knitting together of the brethren by the SPIRIT through the substance and witness of YESHUA manifested into our inward parts as we each unveil as partakers and unique Epistles of CHRIST, living expressions of the Righteousness of YHWH.

The outcome of this Latter Rain Pentecostal movement [which will be the work of GOD not tied to any specific denomination] is addressed in awesome terms by Scripture.

As Revelation 11:15-18a [NASB] reads: < 15 Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.” 16 And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying, “We give You thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who are and who were, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign. 18 “And the nations were enraged, and Your wrath came, and the time came for the dead to be judged, and the time to reward Your bond-servants the prophets and the saints and those who fear Your name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth.” 19 And the temple of God which is in heaven was opened; and the ark of His covenant appeared in His temple … >.

Our FATHER who art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done: on earth as it is in heaven. For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, forever and ever. Amen!

Amen: come, Lord Jesus.

 

Written By:

James Niles

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