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Bonnie and I were blessed to be at Everyone’s Church yesterday in Mt. Vernon, Wa. As usual, the people were very hungry and receptive to all that God desired to say. Thank you to all who came to receive. Today I am going to use some material that I wrote in a past blog in 2015. I have added some to it to clarify what I feel we need to hear. It is relevant for what I believe is happening in this present time.
To be the house of God, we must embrace the government of God. That government is an internal administration of life. It is the testimony of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit within our hearts. This is the testimony of the kingdom of God and only the internal administration of the kingdom of God can transform the external workings of the kingdoms of men.
The kingdom of God is not like the kingdoms of the world. The justice system of the kingdom of God can transform the kingdoms of the world, but until the kingdoms of the world choose to embrace the kingdom of God they are still stuck in the administration of the kingdoms of the world. The administration of the kingdoms of the world is one of the knowledge of good and the knowledge of evil. It is an Old Covenant administration and its base of justice is established upon what is right and what is wrong. That administration most commonly becomes expressed as what one thinks is right and what one thinks is wrong. It is a system that constantly battles to define what is good and what is evil. It is self-preserving in its character and therefore the definitions of good and evil within its sphere of influence become defined by its own self-preserving mentality. This is the way of the world. It is the way of the kingdoms of the world. It is the way of the kingdoms of self. Every war is fought over a knowledge of good and a knowledge of evil. Every relationship is disintegrated over a knowledge of good and a knowledge of evil. The only eternal judgment that can release someone bound to a worldly kingdom is one of mercy. Jesus made that judgment for all of mankind by being a man of love and not a man of law. His exit strategy for the kingdoms of the world is a death of the administration of the kingdoms of the world and a new birth with a new administration in the kingdom of God. Only in Christ can we find the true substance of life. Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Secularism, Atheism, Sikhism, Judaism, Shamanism, Satanism, Paganism, Spiritism, Mysticism, Agnosticism, or any other religion of the world is not a way to life. No religion is a way to God; only truth within the human heart can lead to true life. That truth is the person Jesus Christ and the kingdom of God is an internal administration of the Holy Spirit who manifests the character, nature, way, power, and authority of Jesus, the name above all names. Only Christ inside the heart of humanity is the way of life. The kingdom of God can only be discovered within the human heart and the testimony of life is only discovered through Christ in each of us. This is not the same as mere Christianity. It is Christ in the heart of humanity. Religion alone still leaves mankind bound to the system of the knowledge of good and evil, it does not transition us into the administration of true life. Only an administration of love can transition us from the kingdoms of the world to the kingdom of life in Christ.
Colossians 1:13-14 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (NAS)
John 3:16-17 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.
Ephesians 1:7-10 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth…
To live our lives as expressions of Christ’s light, we must embrace the internal kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. We must embrace the kingdom of God. It is an administration to translate our realities from time to eternity. Eternal life is not just sometime in the future. It is to know God as our Father and to know Jesus Christ His Son. It is to know God’s love and to become expressions of God’s love to our world.
Ted J. Hanson
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