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Matt 6:9-10 “This, then, is how you should pray: ” `Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’.
Beloved, here is our mission statement. The rest of the Lord’s Prayer is how we can accomplish the above. (#1 fn). While we could never emulate the Son’s atoning sacrifice on the cross, His obedience to do the Fathers will…to be one in purpose and unity with the Father is our highest priority. (Jn. 10:30, Heb. 5:8)
The Fathers will made complete was the Son’s greatest desire; the church must achieve the Fathers will on earth to attain the ‘fullness of Christ on earth (Eph. 4:13-see below).
JN 6:38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.
JN 4:34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
JN 10:30 I and the Father are one. One in purpose and unity.
(Matt. 6:11-13) Receiving daily bread, seeking forgiveness as we forgive others and avoiding temptation (Satan traps) are all a means to unite our lives with the desires of the Father’s heart. Fasting and living ‘pious’ lives will not render fruit unless our heart’s greatest desire is to accomplish the Father’s will on earth. Friends, if we want to be like Jesus, our mission statement has to be the same as the heart of the Father and Son-one. (above verses)
LK 18:10-14 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: `God, I thank you that I am not like other men–robbers, evildoers, adulterers–or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’
“But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, `God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’
“I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
As this song so honorably testifies, God’s elect will taste Gods’ majestic righteousness for eternity. Everything in this universe is wrapped around the glorious love God has for His Son-and now His sons
GAL 4:6-7 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.
Is this so hard to imagine? If you had a child in a war, would you not the number one priority be-Come Home Safely! The Lord is waiting for the church to be made complete and He wants them home-safely in His arms. (see Kingdom of God–About Power 1-2)
He will allow trials to magnify our devotion to Him. Difficult times can increase His eternal love for us, but they will not take us away from His everlasting peace and joy. (James 1:2-3, 1 Peter 1:6-8)
Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We must ‘get it!!’. Our mission is accomplished only when we unify and become ONE! One in heart, purpose and mission objective. The Lord tells us plainly
Matt 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,
As a unified holy body of Christ bringing ‘His heavenly will on earth’
EPH 4:11-13 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,….so that the body of Christ may be built up…
until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God….attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
JN 17:21-23 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. …I have given them the glory that you gave me, ….May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
We are not to divide the body of Christ into denominations or personal ministries. We are the Lord’s holy elect-WE ARE ONE!
Matt 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city (singular) on a hill cannot be hidden.
The Lord Explains to the Samaritan women there is only one Christian group to ‘join’
John 4:21-24 Jesus declared, “Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
(Rule 1-Jesus declares no earthly ‘group’ should define the body of Christ)
John 4:22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.
(Rule 2 True salvation comes by the message from His Word)
John 4:23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
(Rule 3 The Lord desires those who come to Him in Spirit and Truth, not a church defined by city, group or denominations as stated above. The Father will actually ‘seek out’ those who realize worshiping Him in heart-spirit and truth-is our only true affiliation in life )
John 4:24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”
(Rule 4 You cannot define your church by any earthly group. It can only be attained by those who are born again by the Spirit into His kingdom, those who worship in ‘spirit and truth’)
John 3:5-6 Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
Your denomination or personal ministry may recognize the universal body of Christ. Recognizing soldiers are ‘out there’ however is vastly different than declaring war on darkness, enlisting, going to boot camp and uniting to defeat an evil enemy at war. Having a unified- Spirit-led offensive attack (Eph. 6:10-20) is the difference between victory and defeat! Until we pursue the unity of the kingdom of God over our ministry, we have a divided His body and an evil empire is able to maintain his dominance of death (Heb. 2:14, Matt. 4:16, 2 Cor. 4:4. See site map, Kingdom of God-About the Power 1-2 )
The war is lost when we pursue building our ministry (denomination) and not devote our hearts to building ‘His kingdom on earth to accomplish His will’. Our purpose is to build the kingdom of God and not ‘our ministry’ or denomination. Organizations (denominations) are not evil…but having them divide the body of Christ to stop His glorious power from evicting Satan’s empire is. (Mk 3:23-26, 1 Cor. 4:20, see-Kingdom of God site map,).
As we listen to this song and worship Him with reverence, I have to ask you. Is it possible to read these verses and others on ‘His Kingdom Come’ and not receive in your spirit the call to unify the body of Christ to accomplish His will on earth?
The Father desires to give us The greatest eternal gift, Himself with all His Glory! This truth is so ‘divinely simple’. This is done through ‘His greatest teaching-an everlasting victory-bringing His Kingdom on earth! (Jn. 17:22, Matt 13:45-46, Mk 4:30-32) He wants us to have His heavenly will on earth and He is waiting to for us to accomplish this. (see site map-Kingdom of God, About Power-1-2)
HEB 10:12-13 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God.
Since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool,
If you have read the Kingdom scriptures listed in the site map, most of you have received Biblical truth upon Biblical truth about the Lords desire to bring the victory of His reign on earth.
Matt 11:12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men (seize) lay hold of it.
If these verses for ‘seizing’ the Kingdom of God do not put a fire in your heart to unite the body of Christ to fight for His divine will on earth, ‘someone’ has robbed your heart of the Purpose of Christ. Jesus explains about His purpose of the kingdom message
Matt 13:11 & 19 He replied, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them…
When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path.
Learning the Word and having a loved one saved is wonderful, but it does not evict Satan from his illegitimate throne-the one who deceives the world of the truth of the cross. (Mk. 3:23-27, Matt. 16:19, Matt. 11:12, Ephesians 4:11-13, 6:12, Rev. 12:7-11).
Beloved, we have to go to war!
WE ARE IN CAMP
As mentioned in other articles, we stand on His Word and can lean on revelation from others. Spiritual revelation must be in the guidelines of the holy inspired scriptures.
In ‘The Vision’ by Rick Joiner, the Lord mentions camp is important. We are trained and learn how to fight our enemy. Paul confirms the need to apply weapons in a spiritual battle.
2 Cor. 6:7 in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;
2 Cor. 10:4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
EPH 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Recently someone recommended listening to a ‘powerful’ sermon. This pastor mentioned how we can change our attitude with positive thinking. He mentioned a few scriptures that will help us along the way.
Again, we must ‘get it’. It is important to apply Holy Scripture to our lives. It is more important however is to leave camp and accomplish God’s purpose on earth. His intent to have His body unify and go to war against Satans army (Ephesians 6:12, Matt. 24:14, Rev. 12:7-11). Evicting an illegitimate ruler by having the church defeat the forces of Satan on earth (see Kingdom of God-Power-One-Two). The Lord simply wants to wrap His loving arms around His saints and say “good job, my faithful servant”
Matt 25:23 “His master replied, `Well done, good and faithful servant!
We must understand to accomplish this our hearts must be ‘radically empowered’ by His Holy Spirit pursuing the ‘Fathers glory and will on earth’. We have to completely leave our traditions from men that conflict with the purpose of God’s Word!
Mark 7:8 You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.”
Yes, we need organizations to accomplish our objectives in this world, but we have to leave our devotion to the organized church for the Kingdom of God! As Jesus promises, you will begin to see ‘secrets to the kingdom of God’ in His Word. We will realize becoming brothers by Christ blood on the cross creates a greater unity than any earthly affiliation. (Mk. 4:11, Eph. 4:13, Eph. 5:27, Matt. 24:14, I Cor. 12:12-30).
There will be a day when the church recognizes we are not bound by a group, city or denomination. We cannot as independent ministers pursue our earthly ministry (our empire) and pursue a united heavenly kingdom
Unless the Lord leads me back to ‘camp’ I will never go back to an organization ‘content’ in learning and practicing but never uniting to fight the evil Ruler of this age (2 Cor. 4:4)
As mentioned in prior articles, Jesus boldly tells His followers, I have told you what to do, now do it. Stop everything (all your excuses) and proclaim the kingdom of God!
Luke 9:59-60 He said to another man, “Follow me.” But the man replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
Is camp what you want for your lives? Learning verses, bringing converts to camp, becoming a ‘head usher’ and never go to war. I know I do not have the strength and perseverance as soldiers who have greatly sacrificed for Christ. I understand however that we have to bind and loosen Satan with His kingdom power and pray for strength when we may need it. (Matt. 16:19).
It is not a crime to go to camp, but it is criminal for the church to never go out and fight those who have powers to cast into hell,
HEB 2:14 He (Jesus) might destroy him who holds the power of death–that is, the devil–
Believers need to have the same heart as the Lord, He knew the horrific punishment of hell. He gave His life to save us from its torment and is ‘deadly serious’ about the church fighting against it (2 Cor. 4:4) ‘Let the dead bury their dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God’ Luke 9:60
You have received enough scripture to convict your hearts to desire change. It takes courage for the beautiful and holy bride of Christ to stand up and want change. We are not condemning the old ways, but we know what the Lord desires. With the exception of a few pockets of revival, Satan was successful in hiding His glorious presence of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit for two millennia. It took Christians with courage to say to the organized church-THERE IS MORE!! Now we need to truly devote our hearts to the Lords greatest desire; to bring His heavenly glories and purpose of His will toward man on earth.
Luke 2:13-14 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
It is time to have courage and say to the organized church THERE IS MORE!!
DO WE STAND AND FIGHT OR SIT IN A PEW
The choice is yours. As with those who revived ‘Pentecost’ at the turn of the century, our mission is not to speak against the old ways, but to proclaim a ‘new way’. As the Apostle John would say, A New command that was with us from the beginning. (2 John 1:5) Like the church and end-time prophecy, Paul states this as a mystery in the Word that has come to light ( Dan 8:26, Eph. 3: 1-11 )
EPH 1:9-10 And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ….
to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.
The Word has been given to us to leave the ‘old ways’ of camp and go to war. Again, we are not speaking against the ‘old ways’ or camp, the Lord is saying now has come the time to use our sword to fight.
HEB 4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
As with the ‘first wave’ of any army going from camp to battle, our methods will in part be ‘trial and error’. We will learn as we go. I personally will freely admit to not knowing the ‘best methods’ to accomplish His victories, but must –go out- in faith. We please the Father by obedience, He will give skill to ‘the least of those who go out. (Lk. 10:1-24)
There is something however the Lord assures His children, He will not leave us or forsake us.
1 Kings 8:57 May the LORD our God be with us as he was with our fathers; may he never leave us nor forsake us.
Please read The Harvest, Part Two, as we journey together to discover the great door of harvest that awaits the followers of His Kingdom.
#1 fn- This was brought to my attention by my twin bro. It is so exciting to see His spirit pour out His truth among the body of Christ. As Jesus teaches, the true church that desires His purpose will be maintained by the Lord, and will have a holy unity and love as demonstrated by the Father and Son. His army will all share in a unity of faith and knowledge (Eph. 4:13)
Please see His Harvest Part 2