God’s Reign

Chasing the Reign

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Jesus tells us to repent and believe the good news that the Reign of God is breaking in upon us (Mark 1:15).  Is there any other way we should respond to this truth?  Let’s find out what Jesus says…

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God’s Good News

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In our last post, we discussed the fact that Jesus Christ had a very clear theology of the Kingdom of God because of the very central place it held in His ministry.  Our theology of God’s Kingdom tends to be rather shabby. This is because the Kingdom usually doesn’t hold a very prominent place in our ministries, if it holds any place at all.  If, however, we are going to develop a proper theology of God’s Kingdom, we must look at it the same way Jesus did.

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The Myth of Independence

We live in a world full of myths.  In this post I would like to address a popular myth that a lot of people actually believe.  Have you ever heard someone say they were not going to live for either God or the devil, they were just going to live for themselves?  People say it all the time.  It’s as though they honestly believe that there is a zone where they can live without influence or interference from either God or Satan.  This is myth of independence needs to be busted once and for all

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Walking in Love

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Recently the Lord has been speaking to me quite a bit about walking in love.  I am quickly learning that there is a lot more to it than one might think.  This is something the Lord recently shared with me one morning as I sat with Him.

“Love is not always as easy as one might think at first.  It has to make some tough decisions and then have the necessary courage to follow through.  Yet love is the only way to stay close to Me.  I AM love, and when you live in true love you are more like Me than at any other time.”

The more I read the New Testament and listen to the Lord, the more I realize that walking in love is one of the surest signs that we are really living in the Reign.  What do you think?

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Extending the Kingdom

Nowhere in Scripture are we ever told to “build the Kingdom of God” here on earth.  There are preachers and teachers that will say that, but nowhere do we find this idea supported in the Word of God.  God’s Kingdom is the exercise of God’s authority.  It is God reigning.  And because His reign is firmly established and will never come to an end, it cannot be contested or improved upon.  It can, however, be extended.  There are three primary ways we can work with the Lord to extend His reign.  Can you guess what they are?

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Praying in the Reign

We have all experienced the frustration of unanswered prayer.  We pray and pray and pray about a situation, but it seems no one is listening.  In fact, if we want to be really honest, many times it seems like more prayers go unanswered than get answered.  Why is that?  Let me see if I can help us out…

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