Things concerning the Kingdom of God

When John the Baptist (one who baptizes) came on the scene of world history, sent by God the Father, to prepare the way for the coming of the Jewish Messiah (Jesus of Nazareth) his message was:

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven (of the heavens) is at hand” (Matthew 3:2)

Then, following His baptism and the coming of the Spirit of God upon Him (Matthew 3:16) and His Temptation experience in the wilderness for 40 days, Jesus heard that his cousin, John the Baptizer, had been taken into custody, and He withdrew into Galilee. (Matthew 4: 12).

Then, leaving Nazareth where He had been brought up (raised), Jesus came and settled in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali. (To fulfill the prophecy concerning His ministry).

The very first message that Jesus preached was exactly that which His cousin, John, had preached not long before Jesus began His ministry. It is recorded in Matthew 4:17:

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

In the Gospel of Mark (1:14-15) we also find these words:

“And after John had been taken (delivered up) into custody, Jesus came into Galilee preaching (proclaiming) the gospel of God, and saying,

‘The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe (put your trust in) the gospel.”

Add to these things which Luke wrote in the book of Acts 1:3 concerning Jesus and the last words He spoke to His disciples prior to His being taken up into heaven:

“To these (all of His disciples) He also presented HImself alive, after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and SPEAKING OF THE THINGS CONCERNING THE KINGDOM OF GOD.”

Jesus began His earthly ministry proclaiming the presence of the kingdom of God in His day where He was to those to whom He had come; and He finished His teaching/preaching ministry in the same way; speaking to those who had believed in Him of the things concerning the kingdom of God.

Does it not follow, then, that the kingdom of God (rule and reign of God; sovereignty of God; dominion of God; power of God) was in His mind and heart the most important thing that He had come to communicate?

He, Jesus, being God come in the flesh, saying only what the Father told Him to say and to do only that which He saw the Father doing, must have believed that the message of the Kingdom was very important.

Furthermore, in Mark 9:1-2, Jesus gave the twelve Apostles power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases….

“And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God, and to perform healing (to heal the sick).”

Here we see that Proclamation of the Presence of the Kingdom of God includes the Demonstration of the Power-Authority of the kindom as they went forth with the power and authority which Jesus gave to them.

With the coming of the Spirit of God (Holy Spirit) on the day of Pentecost wherein He filled all those present with HIMSELF….filling them, anointing them, equipping them enabling them, empowering them with the very same authority and power which Jesus Himself had and which Jesus gave to His first disciples was given to those early disciples and throughout the ages even unto our very own generation…to go forth with the same Message, same Mission and same Mandate….we are to our generation everything, and more, that those early disciples were to their generation.

THERE MUST BE, IN OUR GENERATION, A REDISCOVERY OF THE PRESENCE, POWER AND PURPOSE OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN THE LIVES AND MINISTRY OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD WHOM HE HAS CHOSEN AND CALLED OUT TO BE HIS WITNESSES IN EVERY GENERATION; HIS BODY…THE CHURCH. 

LET IT BE HOLY SPIRIT; LET IT BE; IN JESUS NAME AND FOR HIS GLORY, HONOR AND PRAISE. GLORY TO THE KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORD. JESUS OF NAZARETH.

  • Rev. Gene Force

Prayer For Forgiveness

Admit That You’re A Sinner.

This is where that Godly sorrow leads to genuine repentance for sinning against a

Righteous God. In addition, God changes our hearts and regenerates us from the inside out.

Romans 3:23 – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Believe In Your Heart That Jesus Christ Died For Your Sins

Believe In Your Heart That Jesus Christ Died For Your Sins, Was Buried, And That God Raised

Jesus from the Dead. This is trusting with all of your heart that Jesus Christ is who He said He was.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.-John 3:16

Confess Jesus as Lord of your life.

If you bend your knees and confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord, the Lord of lords and the King of kings.

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. – Romans 10:9

Dear Sons/Daughters in Christ,

If you now believe and admit, you are sinner and if you want your sins to forgiven, please repeat the simple prayer below.

Prayer for forgiveness

Our Heavenly Father,

I kneel before You knowing that I have sinned against You in so many different ways. I know that I am a sinner. Lord, I know that I am unworthy to come before You, but I ask Your forgiveness of all my sins, Wash me I pray, in the purifying blood of Jesus. Cleanse me from all my sins. Thank You, Lord, forgiving my sins.

Praise You Lord, for Your grace and mercy on me, a sinner saved by grace.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen.

God bless you, if you have prayed this prayer, you are now a new creation in Christ.

We welcome you in to JESUS Family.

Appreciate, if you can visit to any nearest church and seek a church pastor.

God BLESS YOU….

Sin No More…..

@ Service in Christ

ABC –Team.

Guide Your Children the Lord’s Way

 


“Consider now, for the Lord has chosen you to build the temple as a sanctuary. Be strong and do the work.” (1 Chr 28:10)


How often do we guide our children from a spiritual perspective, to follow and hold on to the Lord? David spoke the encouraging words in our verse to Solomon, while handing over the plans for the Lord’s temple. 
If we have a heart that follows God’s word, we can give our children God’s perspective. But, if we are mesmerized by the doings of the flesh and mankind’s praise, we will lead our children to do the same. Isn’t it amazing how we shape the minds of a young life! As we grow and learn from our experiences with the Lord, we are called to pass it on to the next generation. 


David goes on to tell Solomon to acknowledge God and serve Him with wholehearted devotion and a willing mind, for God understands every motive behind our thoughts (1 Chr 28:9). The Lord had chosen David because of His heart for God. David purposely passed on his dedicated heart and spiritual strength to his son. Because of this foundation, when God asked Solomon the desire of his heart, he asked for God’s wisdom (1 King 3:5-9). Then, with a heart for God like his father, plus God’s strength and wisdom, he grew and served the higher purposes of the Lord. Solomon became the wisest king on the earth, and there was none like him (1 King 3:12-13).


With intention, make it a priority to pass on your heart for God, your spiritual strength, and godly wisdom to your children; hide it not from them. Let them know how God has sustained you and helped you win the ‘battles’ of your life. Teach them to serve the Lord and do what is right as you walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh. It’s our privilege and responsibility as parents to instruct them in the ways of the Lord.

  • By Dr. Deepika Emmanuel Sagar