False foundations, paradigms, illegitimate structures, systems, and limitations must bow to the Father's Kingdom. His Kingdom is perpetually coming to earth, and one day will fill the earth in Father's glory, as the water covers the sea. The Kingdom of God is within us, and whether we are noticing it or not, will continue to break through on earth as it is in Heaven. The shaking must happen, and yet
those who desire to live in His inheritance that Christ paid for will see His glory now, in the midst of the natural chaos that is seemingly all around them.
Some Reminders of Father's Kingdom:
1. Kingdom is within:
inherited by the righteous:live in His inheritance now, intimate and obedient to Him on this planet, while eternity unfolds
Matthew 22:36-40 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" And He said to him, "'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.' This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets."
Our identity is in Him, as movers and shakers of faith motivated by His love, and He has given us freedom to act against ourselves to live, move, and have our being in His will and in His ways. By His Spirit we can choose to abandon fear and hopelessness, and embrace the
We must embrace His love on a continuum and not rely on what we see. As we seek His Kingdom, His love, His righteousness, what we need will be added, and Father will remove all fear and limitations that have kept us from His best. Healing and wholeness for the journey will come as we allow His light to dispel the darkness in our souls.
destiny that has been deposited within each of us.Affirmations
I am ready to expand my reality and become the destiny for which I have been predestined.
I live my life with a sense of my unique devine destiny supported by goals and aims.
As I look toward heaven, God is pointing me toward my destiny.
I seek God for my destiny, and don't lose sight of the heavenly vision -- the advancement of His Kingdom.
My promised land (my destiny) lies on the other side of fear.
As I speak the Word over my own life and prophesy my own Destiny in agreement with Him, I release the Holy Spirit in greater measure to bring the Word to pass.
"The Kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the Kingdom of God is within (or among) you." Luke 17:20-21
2. Kingdom approached through understanding:
"When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, He said to him "You are not far from the Kingdom of God." Mark 12:34
3. Kingdom accepted like a child:
"I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." Mark 10:15
4. Kingdom entered through spiritual rebirth:
"Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit." John 3:5
5. Kingdom entered through doing the will of God:
"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but only those who do the will of My Father who is in Heaven." Matthew 7:21
6. Kingdom that will be
"Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the Kingdom of God?" 1 Corinthians 6:9
Christianity has received a heavy dose of the gospel of salvation or rebirth through our Savior, but Father is making it clear that He desires far more than eternal destiny in some distant future. Father desires for us to .
One of the big reasons we have not seen the power of God through the Body of Christ is because most of the Body of Christ does not even know who they are, nor the incredible eternal seed of Father's glory that is within them. We are stuck in the idea of waiting on Jesus and Heaven, while Jesus and the substance of Heaven is waiting on us. So the shaking and awakening continues as the Lord brings us from our bankrupt paradigms and lifestyles, to Ambassadors of His Kingdom and influencers of His Heavenly Substance. Keep in mind: Heaven has never been the Father's goal. Father's plan through creation and the new birth in Christ has always been to know Him intimately as Father, while being His light and His love to the world.
1 Samuel 3:1 -- "In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions."
If Eli could not hear from God, the people would not receive messages from Him.
The only words that we receive that are of help to people are words from God. If we don't spend time listening
to Him, then we will receive not words by which we will bless and encourage His people.
1 Samuel 3:7 -- "Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him."
He'd never heard God speak, but he still enjoyed His presence.
We need to hear from God; we need to hear the word of the Lord.
We can only hear from God if we spend time with Him. We can only hear from Him if we have a relationship with Him. Our relationship to God is the most important thing in our lives, therefore we need to give it the utmost care.
Psalm 91:1 -- "He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High God, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."
There is a secret place inside us where God dwells. When we abide with Him in the Spirit. In that secret place, we will experience the evidence of His presence with us.
We have the greatest calling to fulfill in the universe: to live out our
destiny in Christ with God's power living and working through us.purpose (destiny) for our life.disciple other believers.destiny in Christ.Affirmations
The secret place is not a physical place like it was in Samuel's day. Our secret place is in our own hearts. We can go anywhere and still focus on Him in our spirit and be in the secret place of the Most High. We might be at work, yet we can enter into the presence of the Lord by simply going to the quiet place in our spirit and find Him there waiting for us. It is in this place where the Lord speaks and we listen. In the secret place is where we will find God's
Samuel had never heard God until he spent time in His presence. They developed a relationship with each other. Samuel became one with God; they became friends. As we develop friendship with God, then He can show us how to love others. As we are first filled with the power to truly love others by loving Him and by receiving His love for us we will come to realize our need to
This only comes through our communion with Christ.
We need to hear the voice of the Lord! We need to hear His voice now more distinctly than ever before, because we need a personal revelation of our
Eli had gotten used to residing in his "usual place" in the house of God. We, too, can get too used to our relationship with God the way it is. But God wants us to come out away from our "usual place" and seek Him afresh and anew -- to turn from all else and seek only Him. He wants to show His love for us in a new way.
I resolve to get to know Him in a fresh way and experience new aspects of His character -- to experience new facets of His love.
As I love Him as I have never loved Him before my capacity to love others is enlarged.
As I abide in the secret place in silence I lift up my heart to Him in love and experience the communion of His presence.