Kingdom Come

God does love. God is love, and He is the God of all love. Love comes from Him. But He does not love everything and everybody. What God loves is what He made. Which includes the way He made it. What He made it to be and how He made it to be. It is this very manner of being, and very way of being that He is inviting us back into. We were born outside of it, and had no way back. Because of a mistake made long ago by those who came before us. No way back unless He were to provide One. And He did. And He does. For all who will receive it, which includes sticking to it.

God is not sending anyone to Hell. The choice has been given by God to men, and their own choice brings salvation or damnation. That’s what you say to folks who ask how could a loving God send people to Hell. The answer is – He is not. Grace is not given so we can do whatever we want. If you find what you are doing or not doing does not line up with what He said – you have to change. You promised that you would. That’s what Repentance is, a promise to change. Much grace is needed every step of the Way. Much grace is given. Grace is for people who repent. Not so that sinners can keep on sinning. If you don’t repent, there is no grace. Just Hell.

There is a deep and abiding misunderstanding in the atmosphere of religious christianity throughout the whole earth, over the meaning of a single word in the Bible. It has caused so much confusion and misunderstanding. Perhaps a better word would be deception, as it is part of the deception in the Last Days that Jesus warned us about. He told us again and again that there would be many teachers and preachers saying what people wanted them to say.

These teachers have crafted and shaped their sermons to cater to a highly distracted and self obsessed people. Addicted to lust and allergic to God, as one Pastor put it. Assuring them that if they accept Jesus without becoming like Him, they would be saved. That their salvation is by grace alone, they don’t have to do anything but show up to church and be entertained, if and when they feel like it. They don’t have to do anything but be saved. It is exactly what they want to hear. Almost all of what is known as the church today is made up of these people.

If you want to get the results that Jesus got, you have to preach the gospel that He preached. He preached repentance and the Kingdom of God. The two are not arbitrary, repentance is the very thing required to enter the Kingdom of God, as this world is on its way out. It is all coming to an end. It is the lack of understanding of the meaning of this word that is behind the exponential rise of Humanism inside the church, for almost a century now. It is the word world, and it does not mean people. People are included in what God made, but they are not all that He made. More importantly, in his current fallen state, man is not the way God made Him. Which is why He gave us Christ. So that any who would, could return to the way God made them. Instead of the way sin made them.

The atmosphere of our planet has multiple layers, just as the ocean does. The earth  has multiple layers within itself. Is it any coincidence that Greek being the most accurate language in the history of the world, has 4 words for world. Each of them different, yet complementing the others. So that when brought together they make up a whole. This is one of the reasons that God used Alexander to establish the largest empire in the known world, to spread a common language. Not since Nimrod led the rebellion against God at the tower of Babel, shortly after the flood of Noah, when God had to confuse the language, had there been a common one. That one was being used against Him, this one would be used for Him.

Aion is the first word, it’s where we get our word eon from, and it means age or fixed span of time of indefinite duration. The Hebrew word it was translated from in the Bible includes the duration being hidden or concealed. Because of course, it’s up to God how long He will give something to run its course. Timing goes with Authority. The second word is Ge which is the land as opposed to the water. Terra firma, solid ground. Every solid planet would qualify as Ge. But you would need another word entirely to refer to habitable earth, or inhabited land. And that word is Oikoumene.

So in just the first three we have a space of time needed for anything to exist in, the land itself as the thing existing within that time, and then the land being habitable so as to sustain life. But it is not until we get to the fourth word that everything comes together and is given its proper place ability and function, and that word is Kosmos. This is the main word for world used in the New Testament, including John 3:16, and is used almost 200 times. Most of them in the Gospel of John, where it is almost always referring to a system that is opposing God. It literally means the order and arrangement of things. If anyone who cares to would take the small amount of time to go back and read John chapter[s] 1, 3, or 14-17 and substitute the original Greek meaning of order and arrangement of things for the word world every time it is used, you will be shocked and amazed. You will get a revelation of God’s Truth in your spirit, and it will click. You’ll get it, you’ll understand – and everything will change.

Never again will you be blinded by this deception of Humanism crept into the church, of God loving people the way they are. That is nowhere in the Bible. Don’t believe me, go look for it yourself. God does love and God is love. But what God loves is what He made, which includes the way he made it. God does love man as part of what He made, but He does not love man or creation the way it has become through the corruption of sin. You do have to come as you are, but you cannot stay the way you are. Christ is not some remote esoteric ideal, He is what you have to become like. Everyone in Heaven will be like Him or becoming like Him on some level, before they get there.

For anyone who does not want God or doesn’t want to be with Him, well there’s only one other place to go. Don’t blame God, He isn’t sending anyone to Hell. They just didn’t take Him seriously. Well Judgement Day will change all that. It is this corrupted order and arrangement that Jesus came into. He came to destroy the old order that had been corrupted by sin and existed apart from God, and restore for those of us born in the old, what would be a new order. But is actually the order and arrangement that God has always existed in. He has invited everyone back into it, but we don’t have to come. That invitation will not go on forever, and is now at an end. If you are a Believer, then you are already in it. It’s not your job to get everybody saved, it’s your job to tell them the Truth.

In the second chapter of the Book of Daniel, a king is given a dream. When the ancient city of Babylon was the greatest city in the earth, it had a King who was the greatest king in the earth. His name was Nebuchadnezzar. For the people of Israel being held captive there, this time was known as the Babylonian Captivity. Daniel was among the captives. God, in dealing with Nebuchadnezzar, the pride of man, all kings and all kingdoms . . . gave him a dream. In the dream he saw a huge magnificent enormous statue of a man, which represented the great kingdoms and empires from Babylon (then) to the time of the Antichrist (now). The different parts made of various metals and representing different kingdoms is explained in chapter two by Daniel, as he interprets the king’s dream.

If you haven’t read it or it’s been awhile, you should go read it. Suffice it to say the empires are Babylon, Medo-Persia, Alexander and Greece, Rome, with the ten toes representing the European Union (or its rough equivalent) as it will be taken over by the Antichrist. The statue in representing the greatest and most dominant kings and kingdoms, represents all of them. As well as man in all his pride trying to rule himself instead of letting God be his King. We are now at the very end of the time that God has given men to seek Him and His will for their lives, rather than following their own. The government of men is failing and the economy of men set up by themselves to provide for themselves . . . is about to collapse. Which will send all who don’t know the Lord – running into the arms of the Antichrist.

To facilitate the rise of the Antichrist the power of the West had to decline. All that was needed on our end was a president who would not only weaken our power and shake the hand of the Antichrist – but would play his part in enabling him to rise. We’ve had one for four years, he was re-elected last year. And it wouldn’t matter who it was, all of Scripture will come to pass. Each man simply chooses which side of God’s Word he is on. The decisions we make determine the direction we take, and the direction we take determines our destiny. It’s not some great mystery.

In the dream Daniel explains that the rock cut without hands smashes the statue to pieces, completely destroying it. The rock represents the Kingdom of God, and the place on the statue the rock hits, its point of Impact . . . is the feet of the statue. Which is the time we’re in now. Jesus isn’t coming back to take sides, He’s coming back to take over. For those who don’t know Him . . . it won’t be pretty. But for you and I, and any who choose to Believe – it will be the very thing we’ve been waiting for all of our lives. The Bible calls this looking forward to His Coming as the Blessed Hope. If you love Jesus then we’re looking forward to it together. He’ll be here momentarily.

The End

Coming of Christ - Return of The King

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

Covet

The shoes do not make the man, the car doesn’t make the man, and your house does not define you. People of the world say those things, but they are not true. They think like that because they don’t believe God. So they Covet. God makes the man! It is true that you should make an effort to look and be your best. God wants us to pursue excellence – in everything. But if you are Led by what you see – you are an Unbeliever. If you’ve gotta have the big house or the new car before you give God the Glory, then you are Discontent. Just because someone has a lot of stuff doesn’t mean they have an important life.

So many people have lived their lives in pursuit of something they thought they had to have, that they couldn’t even taste the good life they were already living. They ran so fast to get where they were going, they missed all the lovely and amazing that was right in front of them. God put it there to be enjoyed. When we covet, we sin with ourself and we sin inside ourself. So that in one sense, nobody else can see it, because it is in our inner man. Covetousness is the greedy desire to Get. Anything. The question should never be about what I want. Instead, we should ask ourselves  ‘if I am truly in Christ, can I rejoice right here. Can I be thankful to God no matter where I’m at, no matter what’s going on in my life, regardless of circumstances.’ That’s the real test, and it’s a life long one.

The difficulties don’t begin when your ship comes in. You have to pass a lot of tests just to get your ship to come in. It starts right here, right now. Right where you’re at. A refusal to pass the test or to even take it isn’t actually an option – it’s just the terrorist of your fallen nature showing. It insists that I get my way before I praise God. As though I can blackmail the Creator of the universe by being self centered and unthankful – until I get mine. It is the way of all flesh, but it doesn’t have to be your way. You don’t have to be carnally minded. You can keep your mind on spiritual things. Things like contentment.

Contentment is something more than just putting up with where you’re at, or refusing to complain about what you have. Contentment means I know my Redeemer lives! He is my Provider, and He will take care of me, and until everything He has for me shows up – these things [right here] don’t move me. You and I will have to hold fast to this position all of our life. My desires do not define me – His Word does. All of my circumstances good or bad, are not in any way sufficient for me. He is my Sufficiency! He is the over and above, more than enough God. Not just for the future, for right now.

The right now is where we get to practice believing that. Instead of believing what we see or feel, because we need a lot of practice. Here is the very place of my death to Self, and the birth of my becoming a Son. Dead to Self – alive to Christ, remember. A true Son is content, not with where he’s at – but in who the Father is. Part of God’s provision through what Christ did on the Cross is contentment, and it is for us right now. Godliness with contentment is great gain. If you can’t be content right now before you get the big house and nice car, you won’t be content after. Jesus said a man’s life does not consist of the things he possesses.

Money is a form of Power, but it’s the lowest form of power in the earth. It is not important to God – He owns all the silver and the gold. But He knows it’s important to us. In a sense it is just a symbol, but it’s got our energy and effort, our blood sweat and tears wrapped up in it. Which is what makes it precious to us, and therefore makes it precious to God. If you desire something it’s because you Value it. You have a level of respect and reverence for anything you desire. Because desire is related to worship. It is in fact worship on a lower level. God is the one who gave us desires and He wants us to have them. If we take our proper place as sons – our deepest desire will be for Him.

This highest reverence we possess is the thing we’re supposed to have for God, the thing we’re supposed to give Him. Left to ourselves we don’t give it to Him. Because even though it is in us – it’s not in us for Him. That heart posture came with the Fall, and like all other corruption – must be changed into the Image of His dear Son. Covetousness is that greedy desire to get, which is what we do have instead of a strong desire for Him. You just may not recognize it until you’re in the middle of it, or it’s in the middle of you. Anything you desire intensely is something you Covet.

The Bible does not say not to covet absolutely, it says not to covet certain things. It actually tells us to Covet the Lord and His Things. What we have to realize is that we covet.  All that remains is to shift our Covetousness from the world of men to the things of God. It will take a lifetime. The greater the reverence we have for the Holy Spirit, the more we desire Him, the more He will show up in our meetings and in our lives. Ask the Lord to help you reverence Him, to want Him more than you do already. Make it your Prayer that He causes your strongest desires, your deepest longing . . . to all be for Him.

There is a strong similarity in praying to a statue and caring more about money and stuff than you do about God. The Bible calls it Idolatry. Covetousness is Idolatry.  That means you have something in the place that only God should have. What so many fail to realize is that everything down here is like a gallon of milk – it has an expiration date on it. It’s only good for a little while to do something with. If you don’t do something with it in the short time you have it, it won’t matter. Your having had it will have meant nothing. Don’t stockpile things or money – put them to use. Use them to get people for the Kingdom. How much you had of anything won’t even be known in the next life. What you did with it will be known, by everybody. And it will be known forever. Don’t just be rich in this world – be rich in God.

This is not the only life we are going to have. We must get over the lie that if I don’t find satisfaction in this life, if I don’t make myself happy – I will never be fulfilled. I won’t get another chance, so I have to do it now. It’s a Lie. Did you notice the Bible doesn’t spend a lot of time or space talking about our happiness, or our being happy. You can obey the Bible and be happy. Although obedience is much more important than happiness, especially for the life to come. As it is the very thing required on our part, to make it to the next life. Which is the only Life . . that matters.

Christ is supposed to be our Life. There are many beautiful homes and lovely neighborhoods but the very best place in the world to live – is in the Will of God. Do not build your life on the level of credit cards, automobiles and houses. Don’t. The physical realm is the lowest level to build your life on – and it is all going away. In the world that’s coming there is a Highway called Holiness, and there will not be a single boat plane car or truck on it. We will travel on it, all of us. And only the Redeemed can travel it. You and I will be there. You’ll be in your glorified body and you’ll like it. It’ll be Good. In just a few days it won’t matter how much money you made, what you owned, or how important you were. All that will matter is . . . do you love Jesus.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

Spirit Led

An idea is not Direction. A feeling is not a Leading. The Holy Spirit doesn’t Lead you with feelings. When the Spirit leads you it’s with an unction, a quickening – in your spirit, not your thought life. That running conversation in your head – that is your thought life. It is completely different from the Voice of the Spirit, who speaks to you in your spirit not your head. If you are taking direction from your Head – you’re being Head Led. That is not God. The first thing you have to get right is the geography of the Inner Man, which is your Soul and your Spirit. They are different in themselves and  they do different things.

Your spirit is your conscience, the part of you that knows right from wrong, and good from evil. It is the part of each one of us that is most like God, for the Bible tells us that God is Spirit. We are made in His Image. You don’t have a spirit, you are a spirit – just like God. It’s important to be very clear about this difference between soul and spirit. They are both part of your Inner Man but they are not the same thing.

There are completely different words for soul and spirit throughout the entire Bible, in both Hebrew and Greek. There are completely different words in English as well, we’ve simply been trained for centuries to ignore the differences. It has cost the church dearly. Your soul is made up of your mind, will and emotions. None of them are Saved, they must be renewed daily with the Word. You can change your mind any time you choose to because you have free will. It is the way God made you. God gave us emotions, He has them Himself. But they are never supposed to Lead us.

The brain is the organ of expression of the Soul and is directly tied to all the places where you emote, relate and interact with the physical world. It is the place they are physically managed from – but your brain is not your Mind. Your mind is part of your soul, which is part of the Spirit Realm. Your mind in the spiritual realm expresses itself through the organ of your brain in the physical realm. You could remove your brain and it would not affect your mind at all. You would simply be unable to express yourself in the physical world. In a very real sense your soul would be your output if you thought of it in computer terms. Well your computer isn’t broke just because your monitor isn’t working.

Your spirit is not seated or centered in your head, it is seated in your bowels. Which is your stomach along with the intestines, and are the organ of  absorption. The place where the very substance that allows you to keep living is taken into your Body. That’s why the Bible says to “Guard your Heart (your spirit) with all diligence, for out of it proceed the Issues of Life.” Another word for your spirit is what many of us in Ministry call your seemer. As it is the place where things seem right or seem wrong. It is also called your knower, because it is where you Know all things.

If you yield to your feelings, to your thoughts, or to your wants – you will not walk in the Spirit. What you yield to determines the kind of Fruit you produce. If you can say I think, I feel or I want – you’re being soulical. Which is not being spiritual. You think inside your head (your thinker) and you know in your Spirit (your knower). That is actually the best way to describe most of the Leading that comes from the Holy Spirit most of the time – it is a Knowing.

But when you’re looking (or listening) inside yourself, don’t aim at your head – aim at your belly. It takes a little practice to get good at, but anybody who is Willing to know His Will can get good at it. Don’t fool yourself, everyone is being led by spirits. Only those who are Led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. Get in the Spirit first thing in the morning, and Be getting back in the Spirit throughout the rest of your day. Then you’ll stay in and be led by, the Spirit of God.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

Love Not The World

The good of mankind is not to be found on this earth. Don’t you listen to the liberals and the secular humanists – all of them hate God! They hate Him. They want nothing to do with His Law, they have no intention of making Jesus their King. They can’t stand the thought of God being the Judge of right and wrong. The very idea of it is an abomination to them.

Since the end of the Victorian era a little over a century ago, all of the new ideologies of psychology, sociology and modern philosophy have bombarded first world society with a never ending barrage of worldliness and carnality. We’ve gone from almost all people going to Church and truly believing in God on some level, to most in the modern age not going to church at all, with some of them kind of believing in God a little.

These modern people are very different than the people who came before them. They are self centered, self promoting and filled with the love of Self foretold in the Scripture for the Last Days, written nearly two thousand years ago. Now we are at the pinnacle of their impact on the thoughts and attitudes of the people, and for the first time – their numbers are in the majority. Churchgoer or not.

They love Babylon, they love Sin, and they love having their own will with what they perceive to be their own life. Pray for them, be a witness – but don’t try to get them to like you. Jesus never did that. Never. He just walked in Love, and many liked it. Some did not. What He always did was to speak the Truth wherever He went.

Those who loved the Truth came in, and those who did not love the Truth stayed out – or opposed Him. If they hated Him, they will hate you. Don’t be troubled by it. If you live for God He promises that He’ll trouble those who trouble you. But it’s never our job to get back at those who’ve hurt us. Even though at times the desire to do so will be overwhelming.

Vengeance belongs to the Lord. That’s His business, and He’ll see to it. You just let His Light in you shine through you. If you’ll just stay filled with the Word and stay in the Spirit, everyday – you’ll do more for God’s Kingdom than most have done in a lifetime of their own best efforts with many resources and much money. Be a light by staying in the Light. God will take care of the rest.

Brother Greg

Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

Little Child

God is so powerful. You know what else He is – He is kind. He is just as kind as He is powerful. His merciful kindness is great toward me. People fear God’s power because they don’t know His love. To know God we must see these two parts of His nature. The Bible says it like this, behold the goodness and severity of the Lord. God is so good, but He is as hard as nails in regards to Sin. Kindness is an attribute of love, but there is much more to love than that. If we are to live a life fully surrendered to Christ, our definition of love needs correcting.

Until you know and understand that the wrath of God is part of the love of God, you don’t know what the love of God is. You don’t have to experience His wrath, no one does. But every one of us will stand before Him. For Christians it will be the Judgment Seat of Christ. For everyone else it will be the Judgment at the Great White Throne. All of the people who have ever lived on the earth since the world began will face God either as their Judge or their Father. He wants to be your Father. For those who refuse, He will be their Judge. The only way He can be your Father is if you become His little child.

If we had the proper and right fear of God spoken of in the Bible – we would hate sin. Many of us don’t hate it enough, most don’t hate it at all. The complete lack of hatred in our lives for so much sin, belies the respect and reverence due His Name. Let alone the fear and awe we all owe to His Person. The essential thing to understand about sin is that it is a destroyer. It’s not that people have no ideas of how bad and corrupt sin is, they have a bunch of wrong ones. God does love us in the sense that He is giving us time to become lovable. You have to become His child to make this possible, which is accomplished in Christ.

As a child of God in Christ you are His beloved. As a destroyer, sin would destroy His beloved. God must destroy that which would destroy His beloved. That’s how His wrath is part of His love. Any who refuse to become the children of His love get destroyed along with the sin they love. This is not His will for anyone, but it is the position of all who refuse Christ. They’re already on their way. No one has to make a conscious choice to go to Hell, Hell is something you have to opt out of. Going there is automatic. If you don’t accept the payment for sin made by Jesus, then you have to pay for your sin with your self. That’s the payment.

As adults we’ve become hardened and jaded, losing the sensitivity we had as children. Child likeness and Humility are both something we must put on like clothing, if we want to draw near to the Master or be of any use to Him. Jesus said it, and the word used in the Greek refers to a little child. We live in a godless society that has taught us to perceive ourselves as more complicated, more sophisticated – adult integrated personalities. It is a false position. No, if someone tells you it’s complicated – it just means they are confused, and don’t want to admit it because they lack Humility.

Anyone who really Knows something can explain it simply. The main reason the world likes to complicate things is in order to hide things. You can see it in every facet of society. It is a part of the deception of the Last Days. Complicated sophisticated people will not make it to Heaven. They are slow to give thanks because they are too busy – being complicated.  It is nothing but Pride. Let me tell you something about the Truth. The truth is simple. We must endeavor to keep things simple. Little children are very simple.

Pride is the great sin and Humility is the great virtue. All of us must get better at identifying the pride that is our fallen nature. It is the main opposition to becoming like a child. Pride refuses to say I’m sorry, I love you, or even can you help me. It thinks too much of itself. Little children don’t think about themselves, they just are. There is a word for that, it’s called humility. Humility doesn’t mean thinking poorly about yourself. Humility is just reality. That’s all. We must get better at humility, to become like little children. The Spirit will help us, but we have to be willing.

Another thing about pride is that it’s unthankful. It refuses to give thanks. Being thankful irritates pride. One indicator of how humble we are is seen in how thankful we are. It takes some practice but you can get good at it. Discipline yourself to be thankful. Make yourself practice thanking God for even the little things in your life, every single day. I thank God for toilets that flush, I thank Him for my bed, for the food He gives me everyday, for hot showers. No kidding. Everyone in our ministry does it. Being thankful will completely change you. Having a thankful grateful heart pleases God.

You must come to Him like a child, a little child. If you never did, then He won’t be that much of a reality to you. He will seem more like an Idea. Even once you’ve come in you have to stay childlike to draw near Him. Childlikeness is something you have to put on. Just as praise is something you do because you believe His Word . . . not because you feel like it. The absence of Christ here on the earth is not reality, it is the illusion. When Jesus shows up that’s Reality.

Don’t let your flesh reduce your thanksgiving and praise to a thought or a feeling. Feeling thanks is not expressing thanks. When you’re not saying it, there is a reason. You praise what you’re impressed with, everybody does. Everyone is praising something. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, that’s Bible. People don’t praise God in public because they don’t praise Him in private. When the Lord shows up nothing will be hidden. What’s in you will come out of you. The more you practice thanking God for every good thing in your life, the easier it will be to become like a little child.

I carry my Praise with me. The way someone might carry a wallet or a set of keys, that’s how I carry my Praise. Even if I’m not always saying it, it is always with me – and I say it a lot. Don’t let this be too simple for you now. It is the World and its ways that want to talk you out of the simplicity of Christ. If you are already a child of the Most High God then you’re going to be with God forever. Eternity is a long time. When you realize how long you’re going to be around, it helps you to relax. Let Him increase, and in His increasing you decrease. You become his little child so He can be your big Father.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

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