Larry Roques

Larry Roques

The Pastor's Journal of House of Joy Church

THY KINGDOM COME!

             Thy Kingdom Come

                                August 25, 2013

 

 

 

 

Revelation 11:15-17 NKJV

 

Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the  kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying: “We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and who was and who is to come, Because You have taken Your great power and reigned.

 

The Seventh angel of Revelation establishes a protocol for eternity. The number 7 referencing perfection establishes that what were once former borders and territories (or kingdoms) of Satan have now become encircled by the kingdom of God.

 

We know that the kingdoms of this world are the kingdoms of Satan because scripture tells us that Satan is the god of “this world”.  (2Cor 4:4)

 

While we still live in an era of Satan’s kingdom, as believers, we reserve the right to live above the earth’s domain and in a realm that is God’s Kingdom...His Kingdom is NOW.

 

 

 

We always reflect the nature of the world we are most aware of...

 

Matthew 5:14-16 NKJV

 

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

 

In the past year, this passage of scripture has become so illuminated to me. I always thought it was the commission for witnessing to unbelievers. It is actually the ongoing demeanor of a believer.

 

If you break the passage down, you see that first there is the litmus test of faith. If you are a light...you cannot be hidden. Next we see that if you are a light, you will not be found in an inconspicuous space, nor can you be misplaced into obscurity by mistaken identity. People know exactly WHAT and WHO you are...there is no guessing. And finally...if you are these things, your CENTRAL purpose is to SHINE...be a testimony of this active kingdom....be an ambassador of Christ (2Cor 5:20)

 

 

 

 

I don’t live in your world.....the refusal to conform but be transformed by the Holy Spirit.

 

I won’t live in your world...the choice to not become part of the problem

 

 

I can't live in your world...the admission that the proper oxygen balance does not exist to sustain your own life by compromising your walk with God.

 

 

 

 

If you desire His Kingdom, you must dwell in His Kingdom

 

Psalms 37:3-5 NKJV

 

Trust in the Lord , and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord , And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord , Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.

 

Until the 7th angel of Revelation blows the trumpet, the Kingdom of God in which we reign is one in which we are transcended above the existence in which we are placed.

 

At the sounding of that trumpet, God officially repossesses the world and revokes the kingdom of Satan.

 

That does not mean that we reside as part of the old system...but God has given us dominion over this kingdom by allowing us to walk this earth empowered by the renewing of our minds...the transformation of the Holy Spirit into something other than we see walking in this world.

 

It is however for a purpose, not to lord over the inhabitants of Satan’s kingdom, but to lead inhabitants out of Satan’s kingdom.  YOU LEAD BY EXAMPLE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

His Kingdom is triggered by His will.

 

Ephesians 1:19-21 NKJV

 

and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,  far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

 

God does not cut deals with Satan. God dictates to Satan what will happen. 

 

Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft....1 Sam 15:23

 

·  Witchcraft: Wanting to be a spiritual "mover and shaker" without submitting to God. Witchcraft is rebellion coupled with a desire to "stay in the game", to be a spiritual player.

 

Satan’s sin was rebellion, rebellion is rooted in pride...its a submission issue.

 

Understanding God’s kingdom is knowing that it is triggered and guided by His will. When we stay in His will....to do his work, to become his hands and feet, to hear his heart...to know his voice...to be a light...to be salt....then, we are seeing a lifestyle of “Thy Kingdom Come”...occurring in and flowing out of our lives.

 

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