We have everything we need to overcome the powers of this world. Remember what John stated in God’s Constitution: But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. 1 John 4:4 NLT We have the power within us when we have the Holy Spirit residing in us.
His last item in the Kingdom was that we should be perfect in His love, as the Father is perfect in love. We can only accomplish this through our Governor—the Holy Spirit. No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. 1 John 4:12-13
The question arises then, how do you know that you are on the right track to the Kingdom? Our answer comes from His Word: Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
1 John 2:3-6
This is why I will always encourage you to read and study the Lord God’s Constitution. It is your very life. When you don’t know His Word, you will be deceived by false teachers and the world. Those people belong to this world, so they speak from the world’s viewpoint, and the world listens to them. But we belong to God, and those who know God listen to us. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us. That is how we know if someone has the Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception. 1 John 4:5-6 NLT Remember again that King Jesus has promised us eternal life as well as sharing His throne.
Keep in mind that when ambassador John makes the statement “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” he is speaking of our Governor—the Holy Spirit. The King gave us His promise of the Holy Spirit. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. John 14:16-17 “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
Yes, it is imperative that we read, study and obey His Word, for His Word is our life. It is nourishment, it is life-giving! It is strength to overcome this world’s system, control and all of its pleasure. This world thrives on its pleasures and entertainment. None of it is glorifying to the King of Heaven and earth. It seeks to thwart your purpose and ability to be an overcomer. It is King Jesus’ obedience to His Father God that caused Him to receive His throne. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:5-11
The Lord God always requires obedience from His citizens and children. Even the Lord God’s Son had to learn obedience through suffering. Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him. Hebrews 5:8-9
“If you love Me, keep My commandments. John 14:15
As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. John 15:9-10
Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 5:17-19
We can see that the King of Heaven and earth won’t tolerate any citizen of His Kingdom to operate in a lackadaisical, or careless and lazy, lifestyle. When speaking to John in the Constitution, He made this statement to those who are lukewarm: These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Revelation 3:14-16
Therefore, as through one man’s(Adam) offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous. Romans 5:18-19
Those who are overcomers by their obedience to the King’s Word will share His throne.
“Now salvation, and strength, and the Kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Revelation 12:10-11
Remember what I always say, your faith in the Lord God’s Word is your greatest asset in the Kingdom!
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