Friday, February 7, 2020

Prerequisites of the Kingdom

Everything in the spiritual world is centered in God alone.

Everything in the enemy's world is centered deposing that order.

"But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: 
for they are foolishness unto him: 
neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." (1Cor. 2.14)

"Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, 
ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." (Mt. 18.3)

Paul's commission was:
"To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light." (Acts26.18)

These few verses show the unbridgeable division between man's world 
and the spiritual world Jesus came to open.
     God alone opens this world and causes us to see.
  As we seek to understand the things of God we must first bow our knees, 
in a surrender body and mind to Him.

Paul says again, "What things were gain to me, those I counted but loss for Christ." (Phil.3.7)
     This is the only way to come.
          away from myself, and unto God.

How hard it is to turn away from the world of our own making,
the world of our experiences, our learning, our structures,
but I cannot pray "Thy Kingdom Come" unless I truly come to this place. 

 "Jesus ... and saith unto them, 
Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!" (Mark 10.24)
     In a wider sense - riches are anything we trust in.

In the Kingdom of God, 
     the King is Present,
          the King is Ruling,
               the King is Working.

Without these 3 elements there is no Kingdom.
     And as we seek to draw near we turn 
     in utter surrender, 
          and utter dependence 
               on the work of God's Spirit within us.

Thus, will we find the Door to the Kingdom.

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