Regardless of your feelings, always acknowledge His presence and goodness toward you. Remember, as a citizen of the Kingdom, you should always be on your guard at all times because your enemy is like a roaming lion. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8
This time and age in which we life, the devil wants to destroy your testimony of the Holy Spirit in your life. Regardless of what goes on, we must represent the Kingdom standard and not allow the way of this world to compromise our faith in Him. We must stay in His constitution and encourage others to do the same. The world is watching and they need to see a clear difference from their world and ours! Let’s read more of what Peter said in his first letter: Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 5:6-11
I recall what ambassador Paul stated in his letter to the Believers in Ephesus: Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another. “Be angry, and do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil. Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need. Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:25-32
Yes, we must work, not for ourselves, but for those who are in need—meaning our brothers and sisters in the Lord. Ambassador Paul was very aware of not being selfish but helping to support the poor and those believers who were in need. “And now I entrust you to God and the message of His grace that is able to build you up and give you an inheritance with all those He has set apart for Himself.
“I have never coveted anyone’s silver or gold or fine clothes. You know that these hands of mine have worked to supply my own needs and even the needs of those who were with me. And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:32-35 NLT It is imperative we represent the Kingdom in all that we say and do!
Remember, we own nothing! It all belongs to our Father God. You work on a job provided by Him and make good money, then you should share with your fellow citizen of the Kingdom as the Holy Spirit leads you. The Holy Spirit—which I call the Governor—will teach and guide you. “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. John 14:25-26 In essence, the Governor makes every individual a genuine representative of the Kingdom.
Keep in mind, on this earth, the Lord God has many citizens of His Kingdom who are ambassadors that are being transformed even as we speak. Remember, on the day of Pentecost, when the Governor—Holy Spirit—arrived, there were many languages and cultures there and they all heard the Kingdom message in their own tongue. When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the multitudes came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language.
Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.” Acts 2:1-11
In order to be a genuine representative of the Kingdom, you first must be filled with the Holy Spirit—your Governor in the Kingdom.
Always remember that your greatest asset in His Kingdom is your faith in Him—His Word.
All scriptures are New King James translation except where noted.
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