Category: Kingdom

How Dangerous are We?

The creators of popular methods of entertainment and the editors of the popular pretense of spreading “news” are not afraid of the good news about the possibility of going to Heaven. They are afraid of low ratings, offending perverts, offending Muslims, and being unempowered by the exposure of their deceptive imagery and monolog. The scene […]

Are We At War?

And what more can I say? Time is too short for me to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets, who by faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the raging of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, gained strength after being weak, became […]

In The Name of Jesus

In Acts 3:16, Luke quoted Peter as saying that it was the name of Jesus that healed the lame man who was begging at the Beautiful Gate and made him able to walk. That means that the name has power. Paul, writing to the congregations in Colossae, instructed them to do everything in the name […]

Falling Away

If I am still unconvinced that the Scripture references to the Church are speaking of identity and nature, and the references to the Kingdom are speaking of commandments, obedience, and judgement, I will not be able to properly find the truth in passages like Hebrews 6:4-12. The two judgements that will be faced by every […]

Policing the World

At times empires arise among humans. They rise up and take under their control the local leadership of kingdoms and make them subjects of the emperor. When the local leaders refuse to submit, they are replaced by loyal servants of the empire. The laws and cultural influences of the empire are forced onto the nations […]

Heavenly Minded

There is a proverb: “It is possible to be so heavenly-minded that you are no earthly good.” What is the truth, though? If our minds are set on carnal things, that is death. If our minds are set on spiritual things, that is life and peace (Romans 8:6). It is possible to be so earthly-minded […]

Esther’s Preparation

On days when you feel unprepared for great things, consider the preparation that Esther had. She was in the right place at the right time. She was beautiful, but that was insufficient by itself. Many other young women were beautiful. She learned to ask for help, and sought the advice of Hegai, the eunuch in […]

Ruling Under, Not Over

The Kingdom of Heaven is an invitation to be strengthened and led, not beaten and pushed. When the other 10 disciples heard this, they began to be indignant with James and John. Jesus called them over and said to them, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles dominate them, and […]

Proper Government

I have, since being a teenager, had the perhaps arrogant idea that if something is popular there must be something wrong with it. It influenced my choices of music, of religion, clothing, art, and everything else, I suppose. Democracy is touted as the best government ever on the earth. Some have said of it, though, […]

Reserves or Resources

Are we living on what we have stored up, or on what our Father has stored up? Then He told them a parable: “A rich man’s land was very productive. He thought to himself, ‘What should I do, since I don’t have anywhere to store my crops? I will do this,’ he said. ‘I’ll tear […]

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