Kingdom- King and His Domain
This blog is in responce to a question someone recently raised, in which i had fellowship with. The question was basically: Whats the state of The Kingdom ? (While the question seems to focuss on the now I will be relating it to both the now and the establishment of the kingdom described in relation the the Lords day.
There were once 10 lepers cleansed and only one of them gave glory to God. Yeshua (Jesus) said to this one "Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole."
Luke 17:20-21 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
Israel was given 3 Pilgrimage Festivals (Shlosha Regalim). At these set apart times the people of Hashem were called to come together in fellowship unto Him and amoung each other.
1) Pesach/Passover 2) Shavuoth/Pentecost 3)Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles
Basics: During Passover we are called to fellowship and profess our devotion to The Will of God through the blood of the Passover lamb (In the spirit of Elijah), which again centered around the Kingdom of Jerusalem). Pentecost in Yeshua's time was a time in which the Jews and theologians, "believers" from all areas (scattered) would come together in (the territory of Judah/the kingdom) fellowship unto the Lord of Israel. Durring Sukkot God's people are called to "dwell" in temporary dwellings in relation to the calling out of God's people unto him.
During these observances it would be common place to break bread and partake of cups according to the faith. This carried over to what Christians call the Lord's table which represents our fellowship with YHVH and us being one with him ( The King and his dominion/ The Kingdom). In my personal faith I see these 3 set apart times as being times in which those In The Faith (worthy) are called to partake of The Lord's table (body/blood).
1 Cor.11:20-26 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper. For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? what shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
The Lord's table isnt to be taken in vain by people only interested in food and drink. Its about Communion with our Messiah Yeshua. Its about being one with the King in his dominion (The Kingdom). 1 Cor.5:6-8
1 Cor.11:27-34 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
Luke 22:14-18 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
Yeshua went on to serve them the bread and fruit of the vine Lk.22:19-28
Lk.22:29-30 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Lk.9:27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.(Matt.16:28)
Yeshua speaking unto his disciples some of which indeed saw him have victory over death. Some of which also saw Yeshua ascend up to the Father with Moses and Elijah!
Lk.24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. (Acts 1:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
Yeshua having dominion over devils showed that he brought with him The Kingdom Matt.12:28. His apostels are given this authority over all their enemies as well Lk.10:19/ Jn.20:21,22,23 (Proverbs 18:10/ Is.54:17/ Eph.6/2 Cor.10:4...) They recieved the "power from on high at Pentecost Acts 2:1,2,3 !
Acts 1:2-8 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (again fulfilled in Acts 2:1,2,3,6,7,8,16,17,18)
Yeshua (King of kings and Lord of lords) is to return to establish the universal kingdom and do away with all that is unrighteous! It is through Yeshua that we are able to enter into the grace of YHVH today!
Heb.1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high
Heb.1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
Matt.6:9-13 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. (Jn.3:12)
Dan.12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Jn.6:39And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
Jn.6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Jn.6:54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
The sister of Lazarus discussing the resurrection
Jn.11:24-26 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Jn.12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day
Jn.16:16-23 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father. Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father? They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith. Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me? Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
To say name is to mention character. Those that are in Yeshua and Yeshua in them are one with him. when they ask of the Father they ask in his name if they are lead of the spirit.
John 17:9-11 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. (Deut.6:4)
Jn.17:20-21 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
We are to be known by our fruits. If you walk in the Spirit you have fruits of the Spirit. By the Spirit his people can discern who is of the kingdom and who is of the world. Dont be decieved. One comes to pervert and take away our communin with The Father. The anti (instead of) Christ. He will cause the daily oblation to cease. Those of the world shall say lo here lo there he is. With observance this one will come seeking to call the people OF this world unto him. Yet those of Christ have no need of this one cause the kingdom is in the midst of you. We have Yeshua (Jesus) HaMashiach (The Christ) today by the Spirit. The adversary has taken the role of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He has given life to wickedness within his own will. He has proclaimed himself equal to YHVH and claimes the postion of Mashiach. His doctrine is like that of "pre trib rapture". He cause Adam and Eve to be exspelled from the garden.
Is Your kingdom earthly or heavenly? Is your body a instrument of The Spirit or darkness? Have you mixed in earthly political leaven with your seeking of The Kingdom? Are you looking to simpley fly away from the calling of the set apart ones?
Gen.3:22 And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
(Rev.2:11/ Rev.20:6,14/ Rev.21:8)
Life or death its your choice!
Heb.2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
The kingdom lives in the ongoing relationship that the Father has with His children. And they look forward to the time when this Kingdom is established universally and we are allowed to Rest in the Peace and Light of Eturnal Life with YHVH free from all things not of The Kingdom!