To God, a kingdom is not just a sphere but a person and it is determined by the persons in it. It is the beginning of a sphere of existence and can be known through one or many others. God has chosen to raise children on the earth for them to be an expression of His kingdom. God is not pleased if He is not expressed among men.
Isaiah 24:16- 23
Israel went through a lot of dealings before God could use them to duplicate His kingdom for the people of the earth to see. God wanted to make Jerusalem a masterpiece for the whole earth. He was therefore training the people in order to raise a glorious nation so that other nations would come to Him. He wants to make a heaven and an earth that would be of Him, and not from Him.
I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.
The instrument of faithfulness is truth and it is also what makes a holy mountain. It is a glorious and strong city because of truth.
Isaiah 25:1-9; Isaiah 1: 1-9; Zechariah 8: 7-8
That was what He did on the cross-SALVATION. Being a pastor is not the project but a means to the project, it is the vision of the Lord that should be on our minds which is the vision of all. You are not supposed to speak from the earth but from the realm of truth. It is God’s will that all men and not all pastors be saved. So, it is not by ordination but by stature of truth which brings them to attain judgment.
Truth is a spirit and it was built in Jesus. We are rich in God when we are of truth. Jesus knew too well what the Father wanted of Him and what God wanted to do. He had understanding of it because He walked everyday by the Holy Ghost in the path of truth.
And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
Grace came out of His lips because of truth. Meekness and righteousness are elements of truth. Jesus came with grace unveiling mighty things about the Father. Vision is something you see and you walk by, not something you share.
Truth is what God loves and the more we grow up in the Spirit, the more we see how we have not known and the more insecure we are. The whole of the gospel is the Truth of God. It is important to know that perfection is not a prerequisite for entering into truth. Grace and Truth is our walk. What truth does to us is Salvation that is why truth must keep being spoken. This is the parameter of the church for the church is the ground and pillar of truth. If the church does not have truth, then it is not church. What separates the church from the world is truth. Truth is from the inward man. Whatever is started from the outside is not truth-birthed.
2 John 1:1
The goodness of God leads us to repentance. If it does not, then it is a waste. What began at new birth is an excellent work. When we became born-again, we were born into truth. The only thing therefore that makes our hearts rejoice and our faces lightened is truth. We have no business discussing anything outside truth in the church. If we stop anything we do in the natural, it still will not be finished. We are going to stay all our lives in and with truth; so it is better to start loving it now. When we come to know it, it will make us take step towards perfection. If we do not start this way, then our foundation is faulty and salvation will not be total. The way one gets born again is not the thing, but the word of truth in the heart. So many times, we raise our experiences higher than the truth of the gospel but God cannot put our experiences inside truth; it is truth that gives experience, so our common experience is truth because we were all saved, though the emotional or psychological experiences differ.
The essence of truth is to generate Christ’s Life. Our living is a reality. We do not live a life of pretence in any way, either speaking in tongues or professing friendship. Whatever cannot generate life is a lie. Development comes through truth within us; it will be truncated if we do not hold it. We quickly give ourselves title when we do something thereby corrupting ourselves. We can be an embodiment of truth by finding our place in it and aligning, not necessarily attaching names to our selves because of one thing we have done or we are doing. Taking for instance, someone who releases an album and the next thing he or she does is to modify his or her name by becoming an evangelist or lady evangelist. If we do this, truth will push us out because we are corrupting it and truth cannot be corrupted. Christianity should not be added to with our gimmicks and gesticulations. We are to manifest truth and do away with any hidden thing of dishonesty, cloak, lies and the likes. Our faith should not rest on the wisdom of man but on the power of God. This, we receive grace to attain in Jesus name, Amen!