The Prisoner of the Lord


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Therefor I, the prisoner of the Lord…  Ephesians 4:1 NASB

The apostle Paul was an amazing fellow.  Having bowed his knee to the one true King who reigns over all (Psalm 103:19), he viewed everything in his life as being orchestrated by the Lord.  Therefore, instead of fretting and stewing over the fact that he was incarcerated and unable to roam about freely, he simply considered himself to be the Lord’s prisoner and resigned himself to His will.  We need to examine this attitude closely because we will see something that is crucial to living in the Reign of God.

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When God is in Charge 4

The word kingdom, when referring to the Kingdom of God, refers to the actual reign of a monarch.  The Kingdom of God, then, refers to the active reign of God,or, God actively taking charge.  If God were truly in charge, exercising Kingly authority, shouldn’t we expect to see something released that causes things to be different than they were before?