We Are To Live By Grace In God’s Kingdom!
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear (Hebrews 12:28).
In these days prior to the rapture of the church, God wants us to shine in the darkness that is engulfing this planet. We are not just natural people. We’re citizens of the Kingdom of God. We are ambassadors of heaven while living here. We’re a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a purchased people!
Ambassadors living in foreign nations have diplomatic immunity from many of the laws that govern the country they live in while operating as an ambassador. According to Romans 8:2, the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the laws of sin and death. That is diplomatic immunity!
It’s time for us to operate in kingdom law so that God can show Himself strong in our world through us. To operate in Kingdom law, our minds must be renewed with the Word. Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong (1 Corinthians 16:13). God’s challenge in this hour is for us to live in His highest and best by operating in His law, His kingdom rule.
To do so we must walk in faith and love. The kingdom of God operates on the principles of faith. Faith pleases God. He maintains a relationship of faith with us as He speaks and guides daily through the Word and by His Spirit. He doesn’t show us everything at once. He doesn’t give us the whole blueprint. He usually only shows us the next step, and expects us to respond in faith and believe we receive from Him at all times. That’s kingdom law.
He expects us to walk in love. God is love. Love is the atmosphere of the Kingdom. Love is the motivation for attitude, thought, motive, speech, and action in the Kingdom of God. Love brings the Almighty into our relationships and tags us as children of the Kings!
In this Kingdom Law, as leaders we become servants; to truly live we must die to self-ambition and self-interests and live for our unseen commander; to receive we must give; to increase, we must decrease. As the armies of Israel did in the Old Testament, we must allow praise to fight our battles, and look to the unseen realm for victory in conquests. Fear must give way to absolute faith in the Word of God.
We are not to be moved or shaken by what we see or feel, we must be motivated by faith in the Word of God at all times. We live by believing and not by seeing (2 Corinthians 5:7) We are to fight the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12). It’s our faith that overcomes the “world” and its obstacles (1 John 5:4). in the kingdom of God it’s the shield of faith that quenches the fiery darts of the wicked one (Ephesians 6:16). While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18-NKJV).
As we live in Kingdom law, we should expect the Working of Miracles (see 1 Corinthians 12:8-10) to become prominent as the rapture of the church draws near. The Working of Miracles is part of the rule of the Kingdom of God. The spiritual gift Working of Miracles is where God literally sets aside the natural laws of physics, and invades our world with His supernatural power. Working of Miracles is where Kingdom law supersedes natural law, with no natural explanation that can be discovered by scientific examination.
Jesus fed thousands with a few loaves of bread and a few fish. Tax money was found in a fish’s mouth. A storm ceased by a simple word of command. The dead were raised to life again. The deaf and blind began to hear and see. The crippled walked. The insane became clear minded. A widow was supplied with flour and oil that never ran out during a severe famine. Men endured flames without being burned, without even the smell of smoke on their clothing. Wild animals became tame, not harming their potential victims. At one point, the sun even stopped in the sky for 24 hours as Israel fought their enemies! These are examples of kingdom law, kingdom rule.
Let’s expect God to meet us in awesome ways in the dark days ahead. It’s time for us to shine. Let’s walk in Kingdom principles. As we do, we will see the miraculous!
Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you (Isaiah 60:1-2).