Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Kingdom of Heaven
We are in God's Kingdom now. It is
a kingdom strong
and mighty, within
a world where other kingdoms still reign. Those kingdoms
have been seeking
the destruction of God's kingdom since God created our
world. It is a fierce and desperate battle
on the part of Satan but it will NOT prevail against the Kingdom of God, with-in which we live and move and have our being today, in our personal lives.
This Kingdom was established since creation, but on Christ's resurrection from the dead, it won the ultimate battle against Satan whereby the gates of Hell could not prevent Christ's entering and sacking hell itself. On Christ's resurrection His kingdom was opened up for the believers to now be seated in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus, and to be established in the Kingdom on God here and now, on earth.
Yes, there will be a further visible revealing of The Kingdom of God , as spoken of in I Cor. 13:12 For, now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. But in actual fact we walk and live in the power and strength of that kingdom today, right now.
Eph 2: And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (ESV)
1Cor. 13: 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.(ESV)