DIALOGUE AND DISCUSSION ON EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT AND RACE
In my previous investigations, I have tried to understand the definition of the word “Kingdom” , which is written so many times throughout the holy scriptures. It is my belief that any word used continuously, within the Bible, has some significance, and should be thoroughly investigated.
Simply put the word kingdom refers to a system of government. “The Kingdom of God” therefore refers to God's government in heaven. Kingdom is also defined as the governing influence of a King (God) over his people. As stated in my previous post my study has led me to believe that God's original plan was to recreate His kingdom (government system) on earth, ruled by Him. Thus a “colony” of heaven.
...Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom (government) come, your will
(God's desire) be done on earth as it is in heaven....
The word colony as defined by Webster is an area that is controlled by or belongs to a country and is usually far away form it.. a body of people living in a new territory but retaining ties with the parent state.
Thus, God's original plan or idea was to extend His invisible Kingdom to the visible territory of earth. To colonize earth with Heaven. To reproduce the nature, culture, and life style of the “Kingdom of Heaven”
I submit to you that there is always a natural conflict when one country tries to take over another. The conflict of one culture and lifestyle with another. Colonization is not co-existence, but a total infiltration and transformation. Therefore all the components of the infiltrating government are placed in effect within the created colony. In this case the King (God) becomes the sovereign ruler, the Lord Jesus (governs), the subjects (Christians), who must abide by the laws, economy(common wealth), constitution, moral codes, shared values, customs, and language of the infiltrating government (the Kingdom of God).
Christianity is reduced to a religion when the body of Christ (the Church) tries to co-exist with The Kingdom of God, by not allowing the infiltration of it's components. We the subjects can therefore not reap the intended benefits of “ God's Kingdom”
Isiah 9:6-7 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given and the government, shall be on his shoulder; and his name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, the Price of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end........to establish it with judgment and justice
Luke 4: 43 but He (Christ) said to then, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose
Matthew 6:31-33 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or what shall we wear? For the Gentiles seek(search) after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek(search) first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you
But where is the Kingdom?
Luke 17: 21 ...nor will they say, look, here it is or there. For behold the Kingdom of God is in the midst of you.
Col 1:27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory (honor) of this mystery (secret) which is CHRIST IN YOU the hope of glory(honor)
The Kingdom is within!
KNOW THY SELF!
SIMPLY BECOME WHO YOU ARE!
Disclaimer: These post are intended only to promote thought and further study. They should not be considered fact, nor should they indicate expertise in any area. Only through your own personal study can you find your TRUTH.