When speaking to the religious leader, Nicodemus, King Jesus made this statement: For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:17 Keep this in mind, throughout His whole stay in this world; He never condemned a single person for their sins. In fact, He forgave them of their faults and sins. When people left His presence, they were better and forever changed; not condemned.
Do you recall the woman who was caught in adultery and how the religious leaders accused her before King Jesus? Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?”
This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.
So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”
She said, “No one, Lord.”
And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” John 8:2-11
We, as Kingdom citizens are to teach and preach the Kingdom government as we are led of the Holy Spirit, our Governor. As I walk on this earth, I must say, there are many religious leaders and individuals who don’t even know who the Governor—Holy Spirit—is. If they don’t know who He is, how can they have Him dwelling in their mortal body?
When the Lord Jesus sent His disciples out in twos, He told them that if they were rejected, to simply “shake the dust off of their feet”. He never told them to condemn those who would not receive their message. “Now whatever city or town you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and stay there till you go out. And when you go into a household, greet it. If the household is worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city! Matthew 10:11-15 Note that He didn’t state to tell them they were going to hell.
We as citizens of the Kingdom government should always be looking to make others aware of the Kingdom message, but not to condemn. Now, first to be clear, those individuals who fail to acknowledge Christ as the Lord God’s only Son are condemned already. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. John 3:18-19
You cannot have the Lord God without His Son. They are One. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also. 1 John 2:23 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. . . Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. John 14:6 & 10
So we should always follow the example of our King Jesus and the leading of our Governor—the Holy Spirit. You must allow Him to draw them to the King through you. If you draw closer to Him, He will come closer to you.
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify our hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:7-10
Our responsibility as Kingdom citizens is to preach and teach the Kingdom government to others and not to get involved in this world’s affairs. For we are born again of His Spirit, therefore we are not of this world. Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not of this world. If My Kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My Kingdom is not from here.” John 18:36
This is why we, as citizens of His Kingdom, should never condemn the people of this world. We also should never have to pick up arms to defend ourselves. We are citizens of His Kingdom, not soldiers. The Lord God has angels to do His bidding. And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?” Matthew 26:51-53
We live in the fallen world but it is not in us. We are full of God’s Kingdom through the Holy Spirit operating within us. There is no place for condemnation in His Kingdom. We represent King Jesus and His Kingdom everywhere we go for where we are, God’s Kingdom is there! Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 NLT
Your greatest asset in the Kingdom is your faith in His Word.
All scriptures are NKJV unless noted
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