Note that one of the main purposes in His prayer was for all those who believed in Him should be one. I know that one of the reasons the Governor (the Holy Spirit) led my wife and I to start this website was so that citizens of the Kingdom would have one mindset in line with the Lord Jesus and His Father God. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.
Believe it or not, it isn't enough to believe in the Lord God. Are you aware that the devil and his demons also believe in God and are afraid? You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. It isn't enough to give lip service to your beliefs. Your belief should be your lifestyle, and not your religious beliefs.
In the Kingdom, the Lord Jesus made it very plain that He didn't come to destroy men's lives but to save them. As the time drew near for him to ascend to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. He sent messengers ahead to a Samaritan village to prepare for his arrival. But the people of the village did not welcome Jesus because he was on his way to Jerusalem. When James and John saw this, they said to Jesus, “Lord, should we call down fire from heaven to burn them up?” But Jesus turned and rebuked them. So they went on to another village. Note that His disciples wanted to destroy those who rejected the Kingdom message. Again, notice the Lord Jesus' response: But Jesus turned and rebuked them. So they went on to another village.
When people reject the Kingdom message, move on. don't try to force it down their throats. Don't threaten. The Lord Jesus never did! Many religious leaders are rejecting the Kingdom, even though they mention it, they don't embrace it. Many even have it on the front of their church building. Yet is was the focus of Jesus' ministry. If you don't believe it, read the four Gospels and make note of every time He spoke of the Kingdom. He told us how to minister. See what He said to His disciples when He sent them out in twos: And whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!” NKJV
Remember what King Jesus said to the ruler Nicodemus. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
He never forced the Kingdom message on anyone, but He continued with His purpose and assignment from His Father God. Remember Kingdom citizens live and walk in the Spirit. They operate in the Kingdom by their faith in the King.
So, in this age of moral relativism and humanism, what do YOU believe? The only thing that will save you from succumbing to the world's ever-changing "truth" is to be anchored in the Lord Jesus and His Word. Don't allow the world to creep into your life and cost you the blessings of living in the Kingdom of God.
John 17:16-17; 20-22 James 2:19 Luke 9:51-56
Marl 6:11 John 3:16-17 All NLT except where noted
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