The Kingdom of God III

Dear friends, I greet you with the new message of „Daily Word for Spiritual Edification”! I am happy that today we have another opportunity to turn to the Word of God. The Word says that in Christ we are victors and we are called to continue the mission He started 2000 years ago. When He came to the earth He preached that people need to repent before God and believe the Gospel because the Kingdom has drawn nigh.Jesus brought God’s Kingdom to this earth and He wants us to be involved in the process of expanding His Kingdom here, on the earth. God wants His Kingdom to triumph over the earth. And there is no need to discuss whether it is going to happen or not, – this matter is already resolved; it will surely happen. What you need to decide is whether this spreading out will happen with your involvement or without it.I am sure that every believer that sincerely loves God desires to be part of this process, desires to have the Kingdom of God not only within him, but also to spread it all around.As I said before, we won’t be able to expand God’s Kingdom if we do not take the position of overcomers in Christ, because the expansion of this Kingdom requires a fight and putting forth a lot of effort. Also as I said before, this effort is not used against people, but against powers of spiritual darkness. Our weapons are not carnal, but spiritual.
«Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, „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).
John – the disciple of Christ – saw in the spirit the end time saints that have become overcomers. There was nothing that could stop them. Illness, poverty, feelings of insecurity, fear, rejection, failure – nothing can hinder or stop an overcomer.Satan – an accuser and our worst enemy – will do anything he can to stop the children of God. But if we as the end time believers take up the weapons that we have in Christ, we will overcome every obstacle and win the victory over every intention and work of Satan and we will continue to expand the Kingdom of God. Satan won’t be able to stop us.There are certain methods or means we can use to overcome the obstacles and challenges Satan – the enemy of our souls – may place on our way.Based on the passage of Scripture we read, it can be concluded that:1) Saints overcame Satan by the blood of the Lamb;2) They overcame Satan by the word of their testimony;3) Saints overcame Satan by not loving their lives even unto death – through their devotion to the cause of Christ. These people love Christ so much that they are ready to give even their lives to advance the work of Christ and expand His Kingdom.How can we arm ourselves by all these types of weapons? Through the blood of Jesus we gained free access to God’s presence. The Blood of Jesus Christ cleanses our consciousness and makes us sensitive to the voice and leading of the Holy Spirit. Besides, because of the blood of Jesus Christ we can overcome feelings of guilt and condemnation that Satan often uses against us to steal our confidence before God.It is very important to have a right position before God – the position of righteousness by the blood of Jesus Christ, because this blood cleanses us from all our sins.Also it is very important to declare what Christ has done in our lives. It is important to proclaim all the promises of God for us that have been given to us in Christ because of His work on the Cross. It is so important that our words agree with what God says about us in His Word. We must learn to see ourselves through the prism of God Himself, instead of looking at ourselves through the eyes of people or, even worse, through the eyes of Satan. Only by having God’s perspective can we can walk in Lord’s victory.Our devotion to God and His work is essential. We must see ourselves as dead in Christ – dead to sin, to praises of men or glory of men. When we die to ourselves we are then able to boldly go forward and do the will of God.«And they overcame… and they did not love their lives to the death ».A dead person has nothing to lose; that is why he is courageous in fights.My desire for you is that these three simple methods of walking in God’s victory will become our everyday routine.Till tomorrow!God’s peace to you!Pastor Rufus Ajiboye

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