God's Kingdom Rediscovered

God’s Kingdom Rediscovered
by James Robison

Words of LIFE Weekly Devotional

Presently, it seems clear that much of the church--many who have trusted Christ--have lost sight of the Kingdom and it must be rediscovered! Jesus came out immediately declaring the need to repent and to receive the Gospel of the Kingdom. "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand,” and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel." (Matthew 4:17 and Mark 1:15 NAS) God’s Kingdom is an order revealing the fatherhood of God, love, redemption, grace, justice, true fellowship in the family, and love for all those outside. This Kingdom stands in the face of the lower world order founded on hate, selfishness, greed, manipulation, deception, exploitation and disrupted fellowship.

The Gospel of the Kingdom proclaimed by and revealed in Jesus tears down the gates of hellish bondage, cleansing, renewing and releasing captives through the transforming power of the TRUTH. God will establish His Kingdom in us if we will lose our life in His purpose and then discover not only the fulfillment of our heart’s longing, but also God’s desire for us.

We must learn that God’s laws are rock solid and unshakable. We never actually break His commands, they in fact break us. Just as a locomotive is designed and built to run on tracks in order to pull its load, accomplish its purpose, and reach its destination, so we as believers are to run on Kingdom tracks in order to fulfill God’s purpose in our lives.

The Scripture provides far more than goal posts as our objective. They provide guideposts with Jesus Himself as the standard we faithfully plow toward while refusing to look back or be turned off course to the right or the left. We must not be distracted from Kingdom purpose and must continually look to the author and finisher of our faith.

As surely as a train off its tracks fails in all areas, wreaking havoc and ruin, so do people who live outside Kingdom purpose. When we repent and accept the Kingdom Jesus said is at hand and to be established in us, we find self-fulfillment, and outside of this realm of the Spirit we find only frustration, no real meaning, no significance, and all is vanity.

We must recognize all rebellion against God and His will proves to be rebellion against all that is best for us, and our best interests are forfeited. The Kingdom of God cannot be replaced by anything truly fruitful and blessed. When it is revealed and released through us, it will touch every realm in the most fruitful and blessed way imaginable. Obey the laws of the Kingdom and you will have heaven manifest in you – disobey it, and you will have hellishness right now as a condition and mental state of confusion.

It is when I bow before Him that I stand the tallest In knowing I belong to Him, I am most my own, and in submission to His Spirit I experience the greatest possible freedom. The river of life flows freely and the result is fruitfulness and true fellowship with the Father and the family as Kingdom power reveals the love that never fails.

We must live looking unto Jesus who not only proclaimed the Kingdom, but reveals it. When we see Jesus, we see the Father for in Him the fullness of God dwells bodily. He is the author and finisher of our faith. He makes abundant life available to all who will trust and obey. True life is only discovered when we live for Jesus’ sake and the Kingdom’s sake.

God must be God of all, or He is not God at all. He is not the God of some things, but all things. Everything is to be under His control, impacted and influenced by those who are committed to the revelation and release of all the positive aspects in this Kingdom. Jesus is the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, but the questions are, “Is He your Lord? Is God truly first?” We must all ask, “Whose kingdom are we committed to?” The correct answer is, “Jesus is my Lord and I live for His Kingdom sake and for His glory.”

Seeing God’s Kingdom and His purpose more clearly than ever in my life, has set my heart on fire with the fire as witnessed by Moses in the burning bush. This holy fire does not consume, it consummates. It refines and warms every aspect of life.

Betty and I, as with many in the United States and around the world, are considered past middle age, but I have an announcement. These are not our “last days!”! These are our best days! We have all been born for this moment to reveal His Kingdom to a deceived, disillusioned, defeated world.

This is your moment to reveal the Kingdom of the coming King! It doesn’t matter how old you are or how young. How large or small you see yourselves. God’s Kingdom is about to become HUGE through you because you are going to allow God to be as big as He really is. You will live to witness the “significance of one” when that life is yielded to the great “I AM.”

This is the time to replace the present world order with God’s order – the Kingdom of God, His will on earth through us. Present day academics, intellectuals, philosophers, psychologists, entertainers, politicians, some theologians and many preachers seem to know everything about life except how to live it! Now is the time for THE CHURCH, the people with Kingdom purpose to turn this upside down world right side up. Now is the time for believers to recognize the master key to the Kingdom of God is the Master (Jesus)! He has given to His church established on living stones set in place by the very hand of God, power to overwhelm the gates of hell.

The stage is set today for a rediscovery of the Kingdom of God. In error the Church through the ages has not totally rejected aspects of the Kingdom, but unknowingly has reduced the Kingdom and replaced its importance for the here and now by putting forth the promise of only a future reward with little impact in our present day.

Keep in mind, it is the Kingdom and the absolute rule of God and His purpose in the life of every Christian that the gates of hell assaults. It is the purpose of God to be fulfilled in us that satan hates. The book Purpose Driven Life has sold over 30 million copies because it is referencing life that is to be led by God’s Kingdom purpose. We must all learn, it is not about us—it is about Him and others. His Kingdom is the meaningful life all mankind is longing for.

The rule of God alone can give us all a sense of belonging, of significance and purpose with godly guidelines rather than the foolish focus on the world’s goal lines and pursuits. In His Kingdom there is security, peace, fullness and fulfillment.

It is time for us all together to rediscover God’s Kingdom and allow it to be revealed both to us and through us. I commit to spend the rest of my life focused on Jesus, yielding to God’s purpose. I encourage everyone to become a part of fulfilling life’s greatest mission, believing, demonstrating and proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom. Share it, not in Word only but also in deed.

God is inviting every one of us to make Him the focal point of our lives – every aspect of it. He must be the very center of your world and everything is to revolve around the pursuit of His perfect will being accomplished in us. As He becomes bigger, everything else becomes clearer. What matters to Him, will matter to you. It is time to rediscover God’s Kingdom!

Add to the Beauty - Sara Groves

We come with beautiful secrets
We come with purposes written on our hearts, written on our souls
We come to every new morning
With possibilities only we can hold, that only we can hold

Redemption comes in strange place, small spaces
Calling out the best of who we are

And I want to add to the beauty
To tell a better story
I want to shine with the light
That's burning up inside

It comes in small inspirations
It brings redemption to life and work
To our lives and our work

It comes in loving community
It comes in helping a soul find it's worth

Redemption comes in strange places, small spaces
Calling out the best of who we are

And I want to add to the beauty
To tell a better story
I want to shine with the light
That's burning up inside

This is grace, an invitation to be beautiful
This is grace, an invitation

Redemption comes in strange places, small spaces
Calling out our best

And I want to add to the beauty
To tell a better story
I want to shine with the light
That's burning up inside

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