Sunday, August 19, 2012

Enter the Kings dominion !!

For it is the Fathers good pleasure to give it to you and it is available, to enter into, now!

from my journal notes 8.19.2012
 Luk 12:31-32But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Mar 1:14-15Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Luk 17:20-21And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

Joh 3:3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Joh 3:5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Mat 23:13But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer (allow) ye them that are entering to go in.

We can not continue to fumble with inherited doctrines which have shut up our ability to see and to enter into "the Kingdom"....NOW.  

The Kingdom is where the King has dominion and for Christians that is not future it is NOW and has been available to believers since Pentecost.

The Kingdom is where God the Father has dominion & want's to rule. That is; within our hearts, NOW, not someday in Heaven.

The Kingdom of heaven is not heaven, it is where God rules.
Luk 11:2
And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

“The Early Rain and the Late Rain…” 
Eyes to see, for Christians, means that we are born again of God’s incorruptible spirit and are now new creations in Christ. Thereby we are enabled to be partakers of His Holy Spirit and, now, have the ability to see and understand things of the Spirit. However, just having, spiritual, eyes to see does not mean that we can’t look at something spiritual and choose to see it or interpret it through our physical eyes and our natural understanding and thereby miss the Spiritual import.

The Old Prophet Jeremiah gives us prophetic perspective in Jeremiah chapter 5; as he chides God’s people who have eyes to see and choose not to see; He tells us that these have a revolting and rebellious heart. Jeremiah goes on to tell us that those with eyes to see who choose not to see give no place, in their hearts, for a moral reverence and fear for their God who gives “rain” to them; both the”Early Rain” as well as the “Late Rain”.
Note, here, that in Biblical days the former or early rain; was understood to be; a lesser amount or a
Sprinkling” and the later rain or late rain was understood as; “shower violently”.

Even people with eyes to see, may not see that this “rain”that is referenced
by God’sprophets is, in fact, a metaphor or a symbol pointing to; God’s word.

Read these words of the prophets Hosea and then; Isaiah;
Hosea 6:3 then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

Isaiah 55:10-11 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth
not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

How will the Lord come to us? ”AS THE RAIN”!! And…AS THE RAIN effects a natural growth and harvest, so shall God’s word be with spiritual things.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"The Time is At Hand"
from my topic notes;                                                                      B. Keith Chadwell

The last two times the term; "at hand" is used in the King James Bible and the only times the term is used in Revelation, is in the first chapter and finally, in the last chapter.

Rev 1:3  Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein; for the time is at hand,

Rev 22:10 And he said unto me, "Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.

I believe the misunderstanding of the term; "at hand" in the first chapter of Revelations, verse 3 has contributed to some misunderstandings of the last chapter and of the term; "at hand" used therein as well. Therefore, as usual, one understanding builds a foundation for another understanding or as I believe, in this case, misunderstandings.

Rev 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him to show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass. And He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John;

Rev 1:2 who bore record of the Word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

 John who? Simply put; "John" has been mistaken, by many, for "John", which is not hard to do when "John" is only identified as; "John" and there is more than one "John" to be considered.

If we read from John 3:27-36 & Luke 3:2-18 We see that "this prophecy" that is referenced in Revelation 1:3   is the one that "John" the baptist came out of the wilderness, under a mandate from God, to deliver.

I am convinced, that Revelation 1: verses 1-2 is  written by John, the Apostle, OF John (the Baptist) and not of himself!  It follows, then, that the activity described in Revelation 1: 1 & 2, would all have been historical at the time John (the Apostle) wrote the book of Revelation. Which, then, makes the time of the fulfillment of that prophecy, that is referenced in Revelation 1:3, completed in Christ and therefore as John, the Apostle, is writing the book of Revelation, it is, in fact; "At Hand".

Listen to a small part of that prophecy given by John, the baptist, from the new testament book of John, chapter 3: 26-27....
"...He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him."
                                     Yes,... "The Time Is at Hand".

(further reading on this subject)         ("AT Hand" detailed teaching)
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