Note: The twenty-first century may prove to be one of the most intellectually and spiritually challenging centuries in the history of the world. We are now living in a time when many people are rethinking, redefining and reconsidering much of what they have learned and what they are discovering about what they were taught is, it is no less than a toxic cocktail of hybrid mixture, and at best a carefully crafted deception, fueled by delusion. It is important to redefine some of the terms that we are presently using in our daily communication, in order to arrive at a better conclusion concerning our ultimate purpose for living.
Kingdom-King’s Domain-Kingdom of Yahweh
The Kingdom of Yahweh is being advanced in and through the corporate expression of the body of Messiah. The divine order and supreme government of Yahweh/Heaven is expanded and increased as we implement and fulfill His practical will and purpose in life and death.
It speaks of a people who have been called out of the religious systems of this world. They have been gathered together by Holy Spirit for the greater purpose of the Kingdom of Yahweh. They represent the judicial branch and legislative arm of the Kingdom of Yahweh. They have been strategically repositioned and synergistically placed in order to advance the Kingdom of Yahweh. They have been divinely commissioned and empowered to represent Yahshua the Messiah in every area of life and ministry.
Note: If you are a true believer, you are a vital part of the global heart, consciousness and person of Yahshua worldwide. You are connected to people by the Spirit that you may never personally encounter in your lifetime.
We will never see Ephesians 4:11-16 fulfilled until we whole-heartedly embrace Ephesians 4:1-8. In order to see apostolic/kingdom order and government restored in our lifetime, we must cross the bridge of Ephesians 4:9-10. The bridge descends into the abyss of Hell before it ascends into the reality of the Heavenly realm.
The way up is down, and the way out is in. Lower and lower we go into the depths of darkness in order to emerge in light of the glory of who we are in Him. Taking up our cross will include embracing death, burial and resurrection on several levels. We must be willing to die to our own personal dreams, goals and aspirations in order to fully embrace His practical will and purpose for our lives. We must be willing to endure being despised and rejected by men in order to better understand the value of His love and grace. We must be willing to suffer the isolation, alienation and obscurity in order to better comprehend His love and forgiveness. We must be willing to endure the dark nights of the soul and the agony of separation in order to learn the value of absolute surrender and obedience.
In the early days of my walk, Holy Spirit asked me two questions that I could not honestly answer at the time. They were questions that required deep consideration and extensive contemplation before they could be answered.
1). What if you spent most of your life in obscurity and not in the lime-light or on center stage? Would you serve me?
(Implication: What if your greatest contribution was one that had no immediate effect; but represented influence from the sidelines or from behind the scenes?)
2). What if I chose to wait until the last six months of your life to use you in a mighty way? Would you still serve me?
(Implication: What if you lived most of your life in preparation, in order to finish strong and fulfill the practical will and purpose of Yahweh for your life?)
Those questions have continued to trouble me for most of my adult life. To be honest with you, everything within me wanted to shout, YES, I will serve you; but after deeper consideration and extensive contemplation, I was no longer sure that my flesh and soul were in agreement with my heart and spirit.
I have come to realize that those two questions are still being answered, and I have been answering them for over 41 years now. If I would have known then, what I know today, I probably would not have been so quick to respond, and it is probably a good thing that I did not have a clue what the answer would entail.
My answer today is, Sovereign you know my heart and you know all things, the end from the beginning. I am now persuaded that you are able to keep that which I have committed to you against that day!