Thursday, November 03 2016
"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 you." Luke 17:20,21
The Jews sought a Messiah to set up His kingdom and reign supreme over them and defeat the Romans, but Jesus was not an earthly King like His predecessors, He was the Son of the living God! Sent from Heaven, wrapped in humanity and born of a virgin, God would walk as a man and create a supernatural kingdom of new creations, born from above and transformed from the flesh into spiritual beings.
A story so out of this world it would rival any science fiction novel for a kingdom to be placed in a human heart! Man cannot understand the concept of a supernatural being descending into the heart and soul of a person and living His spiritual life through a fleshly body, but that is exactly what happened, the Spirit of God came to dwell in man but walk as a divine being. Unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God because he does not have spiritual eyes and cannot hear because he does not have spiritual ears.
To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27
Christ in us! Just imagine, if you can grasp the enormity of the reality of a spiritual being living within you, the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ dwelling in a human being. As new creations we become in essence, God-men, able to do that which Christ came to accomplish in the earth, to make other replicas containing His Spirit, to set captives free, heal the sick and even raise the dead! The truth is this: we are the representation of the Lord Jesus Christ in the world, not just old sinners saved by grace but supernatural beings endowed with the same power that raised Christ from the dead!
If you are living a mediocre life, stuck in a religious box, an only on Sunday spiritual existence, stop and set yourself free to live and move and have your being in the supernatural realm of God's Spirit. You have been given all things pertaining to life and godliness, so quit living like a mere mortal and step out of your religious boat and walk on water with the Lord Jesus, I promise you will never be the same!
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. I Peter 2:9
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin