The kingdom of God is in you and at hand.
What did Jesus preach?
JESUS CAME PREACHING THE KINGDOM OF GOD , AND HE GAVE US that same message to preach ourselves.
(In Mark 1:14, and 15, He gave us four major points of His message: " The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."
Luke 9:1-2 Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.2 He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. Matt 10:6-9 And as you go, preach, saying,'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. NKJV
Just to whet your appetite, I want you to check out a few of these references the bible refers to as ‘mysteries’ and see the purpose in them is to be opened up for our sake, the mystery revealed and understanding be imparted to those who are Gods’ chosen:
And He said to them, "To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables, NKJV
9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, NKJV
3 how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already,4 by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ),5 which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets: NKJV
19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, NKJV
2 that their 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,3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. NKJV
2 Thess 2:6-9
7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming
1 Tim 3:9-11
9 holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience.10 But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless. NKJV
1 Tim 3:16
16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, NKJV
.20 The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, NKJV
7 but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.
But the angel said to me, "Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, NKJV
We need a revelation of the mystery of The Kingdom of God. We need to understand why and how this is pertinent and exactly what this means to us now in the day we are living in. We have been given threads to unravel and pieces to put together in order to get the whole picture. Let’s enjoy the process as a child would enjoy putting together a puzzle with a message in it… a gift from The Father, waiting to be unwrapped and the big picture and it’s message to be uncovered, revealed, and discovered.
This message is a big order portion of insight, direction, and instruction, formed as a composite of encouragement to in-form you.
It is designed to:
1. Prepare us to understand
2. and to be equipped to do our part in the corporate body of Christ,
3. to be ready and in condition (the foolish virgins weren’t but the wise virgins know what they were getting into and what changes when the Bridegroom becomes The Husband))
4. to receive revelation from God, (that is for our own sake, for Christ’s sake and for the sake of all of the rest of the body.)
5. for us to become conscious, willing, and faithful
- to recognize
- and perceive,
- to mine out
- and assimilate,
- to express and
- manifest his real presence.
- It is for us to be in-formed and en-abled
-to live and speak prophetically
-out of His spirit and nature.
Jesus prayed of Our Father… To let it be ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. Do you think The Father is answering His prayer? We have become His earthen vessels ‘Partakers’, receiving and containing The Divine Nature, cells and members of the great and corporate, many-membered body of Christ that is alive on the face of this earth right now, and we need to be in-formed and get understanding of the mysteries and revelations that have been set up for us to come after and unwrap. God is The REWARDER of them that diligently seek Him. The REWARD is that they find Him, and He gives and reveals Himself to them. (Heb 11:6) NKJV
The book of Revelations indicates that entire book is a revelation of Jesus Christ. It is a book of symbols and pictures, and was written with a purpose in mind:
Introduction and Benediction
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants...”NKJV
The Book of Revelations is a Mystery Book with a purpose in mind to show and reveal to a certain people ‘the mystery’. We have History Books and Mystery Books, books of poetry, Pslams, and Books of Wisdom, Proverbs, and more. We have an entire Library of Books in The Bible,and it is also a photo album with thousands of magnificient portraits of our ancestors and it is A Story Book, with all of their biographies, their true stories are all in it. It is a Supernatural Book, The greatest book of all. Let’s go in and unwrap some of the wonderful things it contains for us to see. There are always new layers and places and understanding waiting to be revealed… Do your self a favor and go as you would go for a relaxing walk in a beautiful garden and enjoy, examine, meditate, smell and ‘taste and see that God is good.’
1 John 4:17-18
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. NKJV
(Heb 11:1-3 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. 3 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. NKJV)
THIS IS A PRESENT TRUTH COMING OUT OF ‘ Now faith’… it is always available in every present second. (2 Peter 1:12-13 For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth. NKJV) (Consider: How is ‘the present truth different from all truth in general?)
Verse 12 begins with ‘For this reason…’ (What is the reason that he will not be negligent to remind you always of these things?) Let us go back to the scriptures and find the context.
2 Peter 1:1-13
To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, 6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. 8 For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.9 For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;11 for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
12 For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth.
THIS ‘ NOW FAITH’ CONNECTS HEAVEN TO EARTH BECAUSE SOMEONE IS REACHING OUT WITH IT. Like a mountain climber throws his grappling hook on above and ahead of him, to attach firmly and anchor itself to where he wants to go, we also must be willing to have a hope to throw on above and ahead to attach to where we want to go, ascend and climb to and believe for. Hope is the grappling hook, and faith is the rope that connects us to the thing our hope is anchored to. Faith is what we pull ourselves along on, and it is our relationship to God and to The Hope of Glory and to The Kingdom of God and to heaven and all that is in The Word of God and all of God’s promises to us and our understanding of His will and plan and purpose for us.
WE CHOOSE TO BELIEVE THAT WHAT THE WORD OF GOD SAYS ABOUT US IS OUR ONLY REALITY.
We don’t need to feel it, or sense it. We simply choose to accept and act upon THE WORD OF GOD as given in The Bible, regardless of feelings, circumstances and situations, and regardless of symptoms and other peoples opinions and behavior.
We accept THE MIND OF CHRIST as expressed in this anointed and inspired Word of God as our only Right Mind. It is our sanity. Everything else is idolatry, fear and doubt. We choose to accept Him and His Word, into our hearts and we choose to yield our lives over to His nature and spirit… the only One worthy to fulfill every life born.
Certainly His lovely spirit and nature is greater than any other we had yielded our members to in the past. What a great privilege and responsibility and honor that we can have our equipment (our body and soul, our time, finances, energy and relationships) all added to His Body and to His Kingdom, also.
We prayed the prayer of surrender and invitation that becomes our covenant with Him, dependent upon and sealed in His Word and His blood. We have done as that book says, and count on Him to do His part by faith… again, we simply choose to believe it and act accordingly. In every present second, should the question arise, I agree again with that original deal I made with God. It is known as THE GREAT EXCHANGE; my life for His, His life for mine. Although everything does not happen overnight, it is the process of a lifetime, and once we are joined to Him, things transform at an accelerated pace, as opposed to us playing god over our own lives and world.
Now I have joined the ranks of those who know that we are THE ONES who are the cells and members of THE BODY OF Christ THAT IS ALIVE NOW ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH, and we are THE ONES who are to become THE MANIFESTED SONS OF GOD who are after Jesus, THE FIRSTBORN OF MANY BRETHERN.
It is the will, goal and plan of The Father to have fellowship with mature, adult,sons. He is out to raise us up. A good parent doesn’t want to keep their children infants, babies, and toddlers. Yes, unless you become as a little child you cannot enter, just as in the world, but there is more to life and to The Kingdom of God than just entering. It is true, you must be a little baby to be born, but the goal is not to stay an immature little baby.
God’s goal for us is the fulfillment of our potential, not only that we would become mature, grown, spiritual adults, who are both producing and reproducing wonderful things and multiplying and increasing to also birth and raise up others, but also that we would rule and reign and fellowship with Him.
We are not only to be born-again and filled with His Spirit, but also transformed. Every provision (pro-vision) has been made for us that pertains to life and godliness (of or from the image and nature of God; God –likeness).
2 Peter 1:2-4
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. NKJV
We are birthed and raised unto maturity to become One with Him and One with each other in Love. All this is part of the goal of His plan of creation, and His purpose for sending Jesus to save us and to enter into our very hearts and to release His Divine Nature in us. Jesus, in us, has become The Propagated Seed, The Firstborn of many brethren. My spirit-man and yours, if you are born-again, are of that ‘many brethern’ company.
THIS MESSAGE WILL CONTINUE INTO VARIOUS VEINS, AND ONE OF THE POINTS THAT IT WILL DEVELOP FOR YOU IS A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING, SCRIPTURALLY, ABOUT WHO GOD REVEALS HIMSELF TO.
It is important that you can see and understand if you are or are not in that group, and if you aren’t qualifying, how you can join that group. It includes the scriptural warning about the revelations you are hearing and receiving and knowing and sharing…. you need to know what The Word of God says about these things.
You will find out that if you want to hear and know more, then more response, more ability to respond and more responsibility is required of you.
…And can and will we realize how much MORE He wants to reveal to us, according to his word and his will? There is nothing else in this world that will satisfy our soul and spirit and better equip us than having the personal intimacy and revelation of The Living God that is ongoing in our lives.
Digest what you will and let it become a part of you and then come back and delve with me into Part Two of MYSTERIES ARE FOR REVELATION. I promise you it will be a good time.