When you are full of where you are, God having brought you thus far,
but you are not full of God, you will miss your moment and frustrate the
grace of God, no matter how anointed you think you are. Without the
childlike discipline of seeking first the Kingdom of God and His
righteousness you will think that you are grown and have arrived.
Tragically, one of the greatest misconceptions of the Christian
community is that our experiences with God signal God's approval and
they do not.
God said, "MY people, (His people) are destroyed for
lack (want) of knowledge....... Because thou has rejected knowledge thou
shalt be no priests to me."
Paul told the Church at Ephesus that
while it was great, wonderful and to be admired that they had faith
towards Jesus and love of the brethren, that he was moved to pray for
them that they would receive the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the
knowledge of Him (God). In other words, having a vertical relationship
with God and a horizontal relationship with man is good, its great and
wonderful, but its only the beginning. We need to receive the Spirit of
wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God.
Paul was a Kingdom
man. He preached the Kingdom and he taught about Christ. People would
travel far and wide to come to Paul's rented house and it was from there
that he would receive all that came in to him and he preached the
Kingdom of God and taught them about Christ.
Paul said, "When you
read my writings then you will understand the mysteries I have in God."
Paul said in Rom. 14:17 "The Kingdom is not meat or drink but
righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost." In 1 Cor. 4:20 Paul
says that the Kingdom is not in Word but in Power.
preached the Kingdom and so did James. James said "If you fulfill the
ROYAL LAW of love then you do well." Peter preached the Kingdom. He said
that you are "a ROYAL priesthood, a Holy Nation, a Peculiar (set apart)
people who should show forth the praises of Him that has called you out
of darkness into His marvelous light.
Paul said in Col. 1:13 that
you have been translated out of the dominion (kingdom) of darkness and
into the Kingdom (dominion) of God's Son.
These men were not full
of themselves counting themselves as having arrived. They did not gloat
in their offices but instead acknowledged that their office was thier
assignment and they lived the God-kind of life manifesting the God kind
of power for the Kingdom purpose that God brought them forth for.
Apostles knew and understood the Kingdom of God over time. Paul who
came later was schooled by the same Holy Spirit through those who were
appointed to him and brought Paul into the same revelation of our
Kingdom citizenship and ambassadorship, having been called of God
through Jesus Christ, to be one sent to the Gentiles that the Gentiles
might believe the good news that the Kingdom has come, that Christ is
the Messiah King of the Kingdom present and eternal, and that He is the
only means of salvation for man and that we are all called of God to
represent His kingdom and His Christ living in His image and likeness.
caught the revelation and his assignment was to articulate what God was
revealing and God was revealing His Kingdom to Paul, the very Kingdom
Paul preached, and Jesus who Paul taught about while also boldly
proclaiming that Jesus is King. Paul's assignment in part was to make
the mysteries of the Kingdom and what Paul had come to know concerning
the ministry of Jesus Christ and the purpose of man known to all who
would have an ear to hear, particularly the Gentiles to who he was
called, yet Paul's earnest desire was to his own countrymen, the Jews
that they might be saved and know this same Kingdom and Christ that Paul
had come to know.
How much do you really know about the Kingdom
of God? Have you been seduced by the religious system too? Are you well
versed in the doctrine of salvation but marginally developed in the
doctrine of the Kingdom of God? Have you been preaching the gospel of
repentance unto salvation and missed the mark when it comes to preaching
the gospel Jesus preached? Do you have enough courage to repent, become
as a child allowing yourself to learn now, what we all didn't even know
we needed to know, so that the firm foundation of the Kingdom of God
would be the underlayment, the foundation planks of the doctrine of
salvation? Or will you be like so many, who are proud and puffed up,
afraid to admit that we've been duped by a loving and well meaning
My prayer is that these truths will cause you to
receive a Spirit of wisdom and revelation knowledge that you would
fully embrace the whole counsel of God and not just that which they
seduced us to believe is the whole gospel. Unless you are preaching the
good news that the Kingdom has come, along with the good news that
Christ is the Messiah King of the present, yet eternal kingdom, then you
are not preaching the gospel Jesus preached and are not reaching the
world with the gospel that will cause Jesus to return.
courage do you have? How much faith do you have? Is your faith directed
towards Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith? If so, then
rediscover the Kingdom, see the assignment, discover the restoration of
your dominion and obey the commandment of Jesus to teach all that Jesus
taught the disciples. If you will be willing and obedient you will seek
first the Kingdom and His righteousness and what the Father tells you in
secret you will declare from the roof-tops, and God will honor His Word
through Jesus, God will give you what you need, the very things the
Gentiles seek. What they chase after daily; food, shelter, what they are
going to drink, where they are going to live, all these things, all the
things necessary for life and godliness will be just added to you.
Grace and peace to you.
"But seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you." JESUS
Dr. Leonard N. Robinson
Kingdom Vision Ministries International