Religion Gives Way to Kingdom Reality
Can we truly experience the reality of the life and light of the kingdom of God, the kingdom of heaven, in our lives now? YES, WE CAN! God’s pure holy sons (male and female) that receive the word of the kingdom can experience the work of Christ in us by the Holy Spirit.
(Please study the Scripture references in context for what they say and not through a mental filter from any previous systematic religious teachings. Just hear and believe what Jesus said and allow the Holy Spirit to teach you of the marvelous reality of the kingdom experience in this life.)
The maturing sons in whom the kingdom abides grow to become seeds that are then planted into the world to bring forth the Kingdom of God on earth. A natural seed contains the whole of that which will grow from it. As seeds of the kingdom, we can experience the kingdom now within as we are planted in the world to transform it with the reality of the kingdom by the Spirit of the King. (Mat 13).
This great transformation began in the first century as Christ Jesus proclaimed, “The kingdom of God is at hand.” (Mark 1:14-15).
The veil of darkness is being lifted off the minds and hearts of the people of God to hear what the Bible clearly records of the words of Christ Jesus.
Churchy religious dogma has taught many of us that the kingdom of God must wait to be established on earth until after the bodily return of Jesus. This interpretational teaching clearly implies that Christ Jesus the King is NOT present with us now on earth. This is a natural-minded view that tends to see the physical visible world and natural flesh and bone body as greater than the unseen Spirit world and Spirit beings.
The visible or natural was made by the Spirit.
The lesser is made by the greater. The lesser cannot make the greater. “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible,” Hebrews 11:3.
We must relate to God as Spirit to grasp understanding of a Spirit kingdom of a Spirit God who created physical earth. The Spirit God who created the earth is now in the process of transforming or reforming this world back into its originally created perfect order.
While with Jesus the disciples did not have the Holy Spirit within.
Jesus told His natural-minded disciples only as much as they could hear at the time. The disciples could not clearly hear Spirit things. (John 16:12-13). At that time they had not received the Holy Spirit to indwell them. The Holy Spirit could not come to indwell them until after Jesus had ascended back to heaven. (John 16:7).
Jesus told His disciples that He was with them now but was going away and coming back to be in them bringing His kingdom with Him. “Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom,” Matthew 16:28.
Read carefully some of what Jesus said in John 14. 20 “At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to (or in) him.”
28”You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming to you.’”
17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I WILL COME TO YOU.
Jesus is the Spirit of truth who dwelled with them and would be in them. The kingdom was in Jesus. That is why He announced that the kingdom of God is at hand. However, when He left for a while the presence of the kingdom went with Him. (Mark 9:1). Yet, when He came back to be in the twelve disciples and with all who were gathered in the upper room at Pentecost, they began to boldly do the marvelous works of Jesus. (Mark 16:19-20).
They did the works of Jesus because Christ Jesus was now in them doing the mighty works of God in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit brought the Spirit Christ to dwell in them at Pentecost. (Rom 8:9).
This is the great mystery of the King and His kingdom.
Yes, the King is present to set up His kingdom on Earth. Mature sons are arising in whom Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit fully reigns. (Heb 2:10) (2 Tim 2:12).
Christ Jesus is the one King, and there is no kingdom without Him. (1 Tim 6:14-15) (Rev 17:14).
Herein is a great mystery that can only be received by the Spirit enlightening our spirit with truth and life.
When Christ Jesus was incarnate on earth in His earthly body, He was God in the body of a man. At the cross, while He was in His human body, He finished the redemptive work and began the restorative work that legally only a man on earth could do.
God will never break His word. Because God by His infinite word had given dominion on earth to mankind, a man was required to redeem what man had lost at Adam’s fall. (Gen 1:26-28). God’s word of dominion could not be broken.
Christ Jesus then ascended back to the Spirit throne of Spirit God from which He had come. Spirit Christ Jesus, Yeshua, Son of God, was with Spirit Father from the beginning and was involved in the creation of the natural earth including mankind. (John 1:10).
Christ Jesus then returned to His disciples in the Spirit, Holy Spirit, to be in all who would receive Spirit Christ Jesus in the Holy Spirit to do the work of restoring the kingdom of God on earth in His earthly, many membered Body. (Rom 12:4-5).
Spirit Christ Jesus is alive and powerful on earth in the Body of Christ.
King Jesus the Christ is the Head, the only Head of the Body. (Eph 4:15-16).
All the miraculous works that Christ Jesus did in His first incarnate earthly body and more can be done in His new incarnate Body of believers. (John 14:12).
The great hope of the world is the full manifestation of Christ Jesus by His Spirit in His many membered Body restoring the kingdom of heaven on earth.
His Body is made up of those believers who have died to their adamic lives and become alive with the resurrected life of the Lord and King Christ Jesus, Yeshua Messiah, to rule and reign on earth. The work of Christ Jesus in His Body now on earth is the restoration or re-creation of Planet Earth and all the systems of this world to the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. (Isa 9:6-7).
Truly this will be a new world and new heavens around it, free of the work of the enemy that was released by the dominion of fallen man.
God is Spirit. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all one Spirit.
Spirit God in us can restore us to the image and likeness of God as man was originally created to be. Christ in you and me is the hope of the glory of God fully manifested in this beautiful Planet Earth colony of Heaven. “To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory,” Colossians 1:27. (John 4:24) Mark 12:29).
All of this is within us as rebirthed or born again Spirit beings in human bodies alive on earth and in heaven at the same time. One with God in Spirit and Body. (1 Cor 6:17) (Eph 5: 30-32).
Spirit things are not understood by natural man, but God reveals them to us by His Holy Spirit. (1 Cor 2:14).
Part 3 next week.
For Part One Go Here: http://www.openheaven.com/2017/06/01/biblical-kingdom-reality-part-one-ron-mcgatlin/
2. God Is Training Me in New Ways and New Weapons to Release His Kingdom Reality – Henry Falcone
Last September, the Lord had me start prayer walking to be with him and to pray for others, but also to get in shape and that time was a great blessing and God met me in a special way. I also lost 40lbs as a benefit of that.
Yet, In April something drastically changed. He gave me a word about having to put me in a season of “training” where he was going to release His Kingdom reality in a new way and teach me the new ways and weapons we are to use in the coming days upon the Earth. He was desiring for me to become a new wine skin.
Honestly, a few weeks went by and then the Lord spoke to me when walking around the track and said, “what if I told you instead of walking this track for an hour and half you could run that same amount of time without stopping?
I chuckled and said, “Lord, no way, I am not a runner. I am a walker and I love walking with you like Enoch. I hate running, it is to hard and I won’t be able to do it, I am still to fat.
Instead of a rebuke for my lack of faith, the Lord said to me, “How about one lap? ” Do you believe I could help you to run one lap around this park without stopping? I said, “Yes Lord, I do believe you, but I sure have my doubts. What if I fall, or if I get to tired and have to stop and walk?’
He replied, “if you fall get up and start again, and if you get tired, stop until you feel you can run again, but can’t you trust me to do it in you,
So I put that thought to rest for a while and I tried to run. Let me tell you I didn’t make it from pole to pole around the track without stopping. I said, “this can’t be God.” So I walked some, and then tried I again I couldn’t do it.
Then the Lord said, “Henry do you believe I can help you one run lap.” I said, “Lord I do.” He said, then let me. So I said ok, and went to the starting line and started running. He immediately said, “slow down.” You are going to fast and you will never make it. I slowed down and then he said it again slow down or you wont make it.
I went even slower. So slow I could walk faster. But the Lord said to me, “you can’t put new wine in an old wine skin.” That is what this article is all about.
God is unfolding the present “work of how we are to become new wine skins” to contain all that the Lord desires to do.
By the way, I made it to the first turn, and I was strengthened. I said, Lord is this cool, but I hope I can make it to the end. He said, “trust me.” So I went around the curve to the other straight away and I was running a bit faster and I wasn’t getting tired.
Finally I made the last turn and the Lord said to me, Look at you, you are a runner.” I said, “Lord I am not a runner.” He said it again, “look at you you are a runner!” At once I got filled with the spirit of God.
I am telling you as God as my witness, my legs moved like never before, I was not only running but I was empowered to sprint. I was not doing it, the Lord was doing it in me. I sprinted all the way to the end of the lap.
I bent over and almost cried, I said, “Lord we did it.” You helped me do what I could never do. He said, Henry you have always been a runner from the time you were child. You limited me by what you thought about yourself and what others said about you. I always saw you as a runner.
He reminded me of a prophetic word I got in 1987 ,”You can only run with those who are running with the king.” He said, “you became comfortable walking and it was good and you were blessed, but at that pace you will barely finish the race with only second lefts.
Then He said, “most of the people around you are not even walking they are crawling around the track. Do you think they will make it and finish the race? They won’t, He replied”
He said, Henry you are a runner and have been from the beginning, but now I have to train you how to run and the mechanics of running so you can finish. He said, Being first is not what I am after in winning the race. What I am after is “finishing the race” and capturing your prize.
The he said, “Do you believe me that I can help you run one mile? I said “yes Lord.
I have ran everyday since that day and God has been depositing so much in me, but it required me to have a new wine skin. I could no longer limit God by the familiar and comfortable even in Him. I had to change. I had to do everything differently
Running hurts a lot, it takes so much to do it, and I was not physically fit to even do it, so God has to teach me everyday what I need to do and change in my life, in my eating, in my workout and life to be a runner.
What is the first work he is doing in me to do this, GIVING ME A NEW WINESKIN! I am a runner, and now my life must come under complete submission to Jesus to teach me how to run, where to run and how to train me. I have no ability in myself to do this. I have to place myself completely under His governmental authority to do this and run.
God teaches often first in the physical to teach us the ways of the Spirit of God and that is exactly what the Lord is doing. He is establishing His Kingdom in me in this training.
I don’t know what God will use in your life to bring this training and discipline, but you won’t be able to come up into the new of the Lord with the old wineskin.
Are you willing to allow the Lord to have full authority and reign in your life fully? If you are this article by Brother Wade will help you a lot to understand the ways of Godl
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