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Warfare of Disciples Headship of Christ Realize God's Kingdom
An Illustration of the Kingdom of God, here on earth, would be the
United States Embassy in a foreign land. The Embassy is considered a piece
of America, governed by America in a different country. At this present
time; Godís Kingdom here on earth is a spiritual one; where he reigns in
the hearts and lives of those that have accepted his Son, the Lord Jesus
Christ as their Savior and are submitting to his Lordship.
As Christians, we
can be likened to the U.S. Embassy: we are governed by God, but we live in
a world that as a whole, is in spiritual darkness; where Satan still rules
in the hearts and lives of unbelievers. The good news is that Jesus Christ
made it possible to escape from Satanís grasp and to enter the Kingdom of
God, by translation at the new birth. As Ambassadors, this is the message
that we proclaim to the citizens of this lost world. While on earth, Jesus
Christ exercised the authority of Godís Kingdom, as can be seen in the
casting out of demons, healing the sick, raising the dead and proclaiming
the good news of the Kingdom.
a. We have
a King ( His Majesty King
Jesus, Lord and Savior )
1 Timothy 1:17 Now
unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour
and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
-- New King James
1 Timothy 6:14
that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord
Jesus Christ's appearing,
15 which He will
manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the
King of kings and Lord of lords,
-- New King James
And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND
LORD OF LORDS.
Christians are his people
-- New King James
John 3:3 Jesus
answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is
born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.''
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us
into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Love is the primary principle
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy
heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38. This is the
first and great commandment.
39. And the second
is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
John 14:15, 21,24
Vs.15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
21. He that hath
my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he
that loveth me
shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest
myself to him.
24. He that
loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not
mine, but the
Father's which sent me.
John 13:35 By
this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to
John 15:12 This
is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved
3:11,14,16-18 Vs.11 For this is the message that ye heard from the
that we should
love one another.
14. We know that
we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren.
He that loveth not
his brother abideth in death.
perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we
ought to lay down
our lives for the brethren.
17. But whoso
hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up
his bowels of
compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
18. My little
children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do
good to them that
hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute
45. That ye may
be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his
sun to rise on the
evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46. For if ye
love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the
Excellence of Love
13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not
is not proud.
5. It is not
rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record
6. Love does not
delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7. It always
protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8. Love never
fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are
tongues, they will
be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. (NIV)
Love is the Royal Law
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth
fulfilled the law.
9. For this, Thou
shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal,
Thou shalt not
bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other
commandment, it is
briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy
10. Love worketh
no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
God gave us his Love
Romans 5:5 And
hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in
our hearts by the
Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
* Itís my prayer that this Basic Study Course has
helped you, to grow in Discipleship.
* For more
information on kingdom principles and other subjects, see my other study
May you grow in
grace and truth.
2 Peter 1:5 But
also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue,
6 to knowledge
self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,
7 to godliness
brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.
8 For if these
things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in
the knowledge of
our Lord Jesus Christ.