When ambassador John wrote his first letter in the Lord God's Constitution, he made this statement: I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life. And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for. When we make our decisions based on the Lord God's Word, we are living with a Kingdom perspective and viewing the world from a Kingdom perspective. His Word will never pass away. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
The writer of the following Psalm in the Lord God's Constitution definitely had a Kingdom perspective when he wrote this statement: Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth and made the heavens with your hands. They will perish, but you remain forever; they will wear out like old clothing. You will change them like a garment and discard them. But you are always the same; you will live forever. Those of you reading this should be encouraged if you have a Kingdom mindset, because in essence, your King, Creator and Source will never change or pass away. You have that guarantee. Remember what the Lord God said through His representative Malachi. I am the Lord, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed.
The ambassador James echoes these words: So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. Those words were written in his letter to all citizens of the Kingdom everywhere, for all time. It was written to expose hypocritical practices and teach Kingdom principles and moral behavior.
Remember, Kingdom laws and principles are eternal. They do not change with the whims of culture. They do not change, as earthly government laws change, and allow for different interpretations to benefit and profit powerful people. When you live with a Kingdom perspective, people mean more to you than material things. By the way, with a Kingdom mindset, you will give more freely, while being led by the Governor (the Holy Spirit) because you understand that it is ALL God's and we are given access.
Remember what King Jesus said while here on earth: If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it isn’t looking for Him and doesn’t recognize Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you now and later will be in you. Did you notice how long He said the Holy Spirit would be with us? Forever! But there is a serious condition for you to receive Him (the Holy Spirit). If you love me, obey my commandments. There are no exceptions!
When you live with a Kingdom perspective you see this world differently, you can repeat this statement of ambassador Paul: For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences.
Ambassador Paul could speak those words because he knew his assignment and purpose for being here. He also was filled with the Holy Spirit (the Governor). The Lord Jesus gave Saul his assignment and made him aware of his purpose.
Now there was a believer in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord spoke to him in a vision, calling, “Ananias!”
“Yes, Lord!” he replied.
The Lord said, “Go over to Straight Street, to the house of Judas. When you get there, ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul. He is praying to me right now. I have shown him a vision of a man named Ananias coming in and laying hands on him so he can see again.”
“But Lord,” exclaimed Ananias, “I’ve heard many people talk about the terrible things this man has done to the believers in Jerusalem! And he is authorized by the leading priests to arrest everyone who calls upon your name.”
But the Lord said, “Go, for Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel. And I will show him how much he must suffer for my name’s sake.”
View world events from a Kingdom perspective. Make your decisions with a Kingdom perspective. Kingdom living only comes through a Kingdom perspective. A Kingdom perspective will always keep you in good standing with the King.
And remember, your greatest asset in the Kingdom is your faith in the King.
I John 5:13-15 Mark 13:31 NKJV Psalm 102:25-27 Malachi 3:6
James 1:16-17 John 14:15-17 2 Corinthians 5:1-11 NKJV
Acts 9:10-16 (all NLT except where noted)
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