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We Can Be Delivered From the Slave Master of Religion....

The Kingdom is a country, not a religion, not any religion, not even Christianity. How were you trained to be a christian? What was your cultural upbringing when it comes to learning God and knowing God? Could you be a victim of religion?

Culture is so powerful that you actually become the culture that you associate yourself with. Whatever group you become a part of is what you will have the tendency to become. What denominational or non-denominational, or even inter-denominational group are you a part of? When you gave your life to Jesus did you join a Baptist or Methodist Church, a Presbyterian or Assembly of God Church?

Did you become a part of a Pentecostal or Fundamental group? Whatever religious group you aligned yourself with is what you became. Your belief system is in large part impacted by how you learned God from the group you joined yourself to.

There is no escaping it. There is nothing as powerful as culture. In large part who you are, the way you think, how you act and what you do even spiritually, has been greatly impacted by the dominate influences in your life.

Are you COGIC, PAW or Assemblies of God? Maybe you are Evangelical, Conservative or Liberal. Whatever you are, in large part your theology is the result of the religious culture to which you've aligned yourself and your theology is the result of that culture.

Your belief system and experiences with God are directly impacted by your commitment to the group that you've aligned yourself with. You may never consider yourself religious but take a moment to reconsider.

I know you will say "God led me here" and you no doubt have probably had great experiences with God and the people to whom you've aligned yourself while in pursuit of God and spiritual growth. No one will ever be able to tell you that you don't know God, and I totally agree.

But here is the challenge. While almost every group if they are truely Christian at all will lay hold to the belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, He died on the cross for our sins and whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life, we must realize that having a fundamental belief about Jesus and having the experience of being Born Again does not me that we have really comprehended what God wants us to understand the most. Tragically we become what we believe God is looking for, maybe have even ordained, but sadly many are discovering that they could not be further from the truth.

Let's talk about the Kingdom of God now. The Kingdom is a country. It is not a religion, not even Christianity as we've known it. The Kingdom is God's government here on earth among men. The Kingdom is God's will, His dominion, authority and power that rules over all who submit themselves to Him in all things.

COGIC, Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian...doesn't really matter which group, the question becomes, "are we being who God called us to be and do we really understand the difference between Kingdom and religion.

Jesus said, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness...." He did not say seek a religion, not even Christianity. Now I know that by now you think that we are just talking semantics here. That in reality Christianity is just a term that identifies you as a follower of Jesus. Well here is the heart of the matter.

To be a true follower of Jesus on His terms is to be totally removed from the religious concepts that man has manufactured in his limited understanding. So, now we come to God's concept of the Church. If you will admit it even you have had enough of religion or perhaps not. In any case everyone of us should want what Jesus wanted for us and requires of us regardless to the joys and/or sorrows we may experience within whatever religious group to which we have aligned ourselves.

Somebody say Kingdom! Jesus brought you a Kingdom, a country, a territory. He brought you a government to which you were to yield and with that government He came with a message, a message we have never been trained to preach and therefore what religion became the Kingdom is not.

The Kingdom of God is God's sovereign, royal rule, dominion, authority and the rule of God in your life moment to moment, day to day. The Kingdom of God is God's action, His control in the life of the follower of Jesus. The Kingdom of God is His will expressed through those who submit themselves to Him. If we will admit it we would not do half of the things we do in the name of God if we were to truly do what God has called for.

Religious culture is not Kingdom culture. Jesus came against the religious system of the day and yet since the 2nd half of the second century until now man has only rebuilt the very religious system Jesus came to do away with.

We think religious, act religious, and the greatest evidence of this fact is our unwillingness, or perhaps even inability to change, even in the face of truth. The Pharisees knew that what Jesus was saying was correct but it was easier for them to oppose His right to say it than to repent and believe what He said.

Jesus said that His doctrine was not His own but the Father's. Our doctrines about Jesus are our own in many respects, but not the Father's.

We have developed an unhealthy mix of mysticism, old testament realities and in so many ways outright Catholic practices that even God I believe is no longer winking at our foolishness but is command all men (religious mankind) to repent.

Jesus came with a Kingdom not a religion. Today's Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers we want to believe mean well, but in this hour everyone of us that name the name of the Lord are going to have to rethink and repent of what we've become and purpose to be like a child in matters concerning the King and the Kingdom of God if we ever have hope of truly living according to God's plan and purpose according to the scriptures.

Study the Kingdom of God. Study God's Word again with new eyes. Just go to the Father like a child and ask Him to teach you the Kingdom. Religion taught you about Jesus and used scripture to do it. Let the Holy Spirit teach you the Kingdom. You see God is not obligated to tell you what you don't want to know.

Let the power of the Holy Spirit transform you from being a religious servant to being the son/daughter He has called you to be. You are a nation of Kings and Priests. You are a royal priesthood, a holy nation, citizens of the Kingdom who are called to represent God's government to the nations of the world as a witness. Rethink your purpose, rediscover your divine destiny, by rediscovering the Kingdom the devil almost successfully hid from the Church.

Yes its going to be a struggle. You are in the fight of your life. The battleground is your mind and the devil is putting up stiff opposition. He knows that if you ever understand the Kingdom of God on God's terms, then the enemy will have been rendered powerless to manipulate you again, especially not through religion.

Study these words and don't operate in self deception. Don't make pretend you know these truths if you haven't taken the time to study them on God's terms. Apply yourself to this study. Search these words from the scriptures.

Seek (Matt. 6:33)

First (Micah 4:8)

Kingdom (Matt. 3-24)

Dominion (Genesis 1:26-28; Daniel 2-7)

Rule

Reign (1 Peter 2:9)

Authority (Matt. 28; Luke 10)

Royal (James 2:8)

Law

Commandment

Government (Isaiah 9)

Righteousness (Rom. 14:17)

Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9)

King

These words when studied in the context of the verses that contain them, will suddenly open up to you a whole new understanding of what Jesus came to do in the earth. You may even identify words and verses not identified here. Go for it! God's Holy Spirit is waiting to lead you and guide you into all truth.

When a government comes to take over a people in a territory the first thing that invading governmment will do is strip you of your old identity and culture and will then seek to work within you a new culture and identity.

The Kingdom of God is not a democracy. It is not a government of individual thoughts and ideas. The Kingdom of God is the manifestation of God's thoughts, His ideas expressed throughout history as to His plan and purpose for man.

When God issues a commandment it becomes law. You may have free will but your will is to be freely expressed in choosing God's ways over your own. So do this fascinating word stiudy and approach it as a child. If you approach this study academically you are going to miss the whole point. When Jesus said seek first the Kingdom of God He didn't want you to throw your brain away...however, you cannot successfully seek first the Kingdom of God on Jesus terms unless you do it as a child. Have great fun with your study. You will be amazed at the life transformation that takes place.

Friend, the religion we became is not the citizen He (God) has called us to become. Its going to take some serious effort to undo what the slave master of religion has done but God is faithful. You prayed for direction. You asked God to give you understanding. You praised and worshipped God and fasted and even shut in wanting to get into the presence of God and know Him the way He wants to be known.

Don't miss your visitation bound by self-deception. Now is the time to press into the revelation of the Kingdom. Its been here for more than 2,000 years. Jesus did not bring you a religion, not even Christianity. Jesus brought to you a Kingdom, a government and restored to you your personal dominion. Read the Bible for yourself. Don't side with those bound by religion. Many times your worse instructors are the professors and their commentaries. Get to know Jesus again. God took the greatest message in the world and made it so that you would have to learn from the greatest messenger in the world, Jesus. So allow the Holy Spirit to give you understanding in these matters. Kingdom First!

Dr. Leonard N. Robinson, Kingdom Vision Ministries International, 267-357-9816

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