|The kingdom Out In the Open!
By James Becton
Why don’t we get it out in the open!
No one knows exactly what is taking place in the ‘kingdom’ right now, and much to our dismay, apostles and prophets are back to the “drawing board”, to base zero, and leaning on the heart of the Father for His Word! The Holy Spirit will lead and guide us into “All Truth!” (St. John 16:13)
The prophets get a “foretaste” in what He is saying, so that we might have a “taste for” the reality of the kingdom, the present day truth of Jesus Christ!
Rev. 10:7- But in the days of the voice (sounding) of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He Has declared to His servants the prophets.
The very basic meaning of the word ‘kingdom’ from the Greek “basileia” is “kingship, sovereignty, authority, rule, especially of God, both in the world, and more specifically “in the hearts of men.” A kingdom always requires a king, as the kingdom of God does with King Jesus!
We might even say, more than we care to admit, that it is an “invisible” kingdom because it requires faith in the living God and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ! Yet, the kingdom is very real and manifesting “One Heart at a time” in the hearts and lives of His Sons and daughters.
We don’t physically see Holy Spirit, we don’t see how the wind blows, but we certainly feel the results of it! (John 3:8) We have a powerful connection to our Father because of the rule and reign of the Lord Jesus Christ in our lives!! He is Lord of all and over all!
Romans 1:20 (KJV)- For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
So, even though we don’t understand it all, we are without excuse to seek, see and enter the kingdom of God! He is invading the earth with His kingdom! His intention is that we inherit the earth and that His saints possess the kingdom, as is our portion and lot!!
This doesn’t bode well with our religious system, even our present day charismatic/Pentecostal world, because we always have to have an answer! We have to act like we know what is going on, when, in reality, we are stumbling ourselves right into the kingdom, even through many pressures and hardships…
Why don’t we come back to the place of not only preaching the kingdom, but speaking of the things of the kingdom until we are ready to submit to His will, His kingdom!! We must learn of Him, cease from our own works and labor and be diligent to enter into His rest! (Heb. 4:9-11)
Many mature apostles and prophets of the last move (up until the last few years), have passed on to their reward and all of a sudden, we’re left with a lot of generic prophecies and false starts in a premature apostolic reformation!
We have been relying too much on the words of a very few gifted men and women that we have forgotten that He is reserving Himself to manifest through a “corporate anointing”, Christ in You, the saints, the hope of Glory! (Col. 1:27)
Let us come back to the foundation and then let us allow Him to catapult us to the forefront of His kingdom, His wisdom and insight for this hour! We need to return to the “mountain of the LORD”, inquire of Him and be taught of His ways once again! (Isa. 2:2-4)
Finally, let us press into the kingdom and persevere “until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of All His Holy prophets since the world began…” (Acts 3:19-21)
Heb. 12:25-29- See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying,
“Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.”
Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
For our God is a consuming fire.
Amen and Amen!!!