The Missing Links in the Kingdom of God
Pastor Amos Praise (Zion City Ministry Inc)
The greatest mistake of mankind on earth, is trying to forge or manipulate the standards God has set, let’s look at the St John gospel 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. God have to love the world because he created it, as said in Genesis 1&2 that he saw that all he made or created was good, so God loves what is good.when John said God love the world it means he loved what he made and this has to be a standard for what he created to live and sustain their existence on earth, so let me establish the word “Love” let’s look at the language of man, it is an affection or passion for some body or something, and this will lead us to explaining the type of love:storge ( family affection) , philia(friendship love) Eros,(romantic and sexual love)Agape.(Divine love) we strictly adhere to Divine love, love without discrimination the love of God.
The question is do you love? Let’s look at
1 John 2:14-17,
I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
What is the love of the father? wait a minute, Is this contradicting st John gospel 3:16 not at all , what is he saying , what he meant is that world system is not as he created them in his purpose as when he created it, the fall of man lead to so many corrupt practices; For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: this tells us that nothing of this world can bring honor to him save a man that why the redemption plan to bring man back to worship him.
but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Let’s look at what Jesus Christ says that draws man a way from Loving the Lord God Almighty, and his advice he gave;
Matthew 6:25-33 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 6:33 take note of this verse, But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Remember, He didn’t say don’t seek them be he said seek first the kingdom of God, it means every man must know and understand the kingdom pattern and way it operates, when we get to know this everything will fall in place , hear what book of Romans say s the kingdom is!
Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
It means when you receive Jesus Christ and believe In him , we then learn of his way or pattern, let’s get something clear here it read … Peace,joy in the Holy Ghost meaning when you receive Jesus Christ you receive the Holy Ghost who will teach or guard in Truth or all things as far this world is concerned . It is only then things will function at our commands .
How and whom to love
1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
Assurance when we pray
Mark 11:22- 26 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. 25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. Also (numbers 23:19, 1cor 13:13b) therefore love is the way and standard to the kingdom of God.