Post by frienduff on Aug 12, 2018 14:03:02 GMT -5
The kingdom of Christ is a kingdom of those who truly have no desires on the things of this world .
They were all once part of that kingdom of darkness and were living by the power of the prince of darkness, who ruled and reigned them by their flesh .
Those truly pulled from that Kingdom of darkness , were done so, soley by the grace of GOD which drew them to the SON into HIS KINGDOM
of which both GOD and the lamb are the TEMPLE , wherein ONLY light dwells and the lamb is the LIGHT THEREOF .
These have the SPIRIT and will walk according to the SPIRIT and not the flesh .
These in the kingdom of GOD have the true grace of GOD , which brings salvation to all who are partakers of HIS grace . This grace
will do as THE SON said , WHO said IF you continue in me , the TRUTH shall set you free.
Their desires are above , those who are His have crucified the affections and lusts of the flesh .
Those who are spiritual will do all to restore in any error . They will do so , by this same grace of GOD , which is HIS SPIRIT , which is He
working in them those things that are well pleasing in His sight . They will walk by faith and not by sight .
Their trust in in Christ alone , not in men , not in themselves , BUT IN CHRIST . They are converted as small children
their love comes FROM GOD shed on the heart , and that LOVE , loves ONLY TRUTH and not lies .
They will feed from the green pastures of the lamb , for HIS SPIRIT is their guide . THEY learn to walk as HE DID , they learn
to deny all ungodliness and wordly lusts and to be walking righteously , godly , soberly in this present world as they wait paitiently FOR their LORD .
Their hopes are above affections above and not on things of the world .
Their love comes FROM GOD and thus does all for the sake of others , despite losing all things , despite sufferings , threat , even death will not sway
them. FOR they hear only the voice of the SHEPARD and HIS VOICE IS TRUTH and in HIM their is no lie , no darkness , no sin
ONLY TRUTH . Those who abide in HIM will and do follow Him by this same grace .
When reminded , they only rejoice , and they have learned to behold both the goodness and severity of GOD .
They desire not to change the image of GOD into anything , THEY SIMPLY LOVE GOD and HONOR the ONE WHO SAVED THEM .
They will not alter doctrine , truth , His sayings to suit any desire , FOR THEY DESIRE ONLY THE THINGS WHICH BE OF GOD .
FOR IT IS THE SPIRIT at work in them and that SPIRIT is called , THE HOLY SPIRIT .
A strangers voice is the voice of darkness of lies . They will flee any who is part of that , they will truly desire NO PART of that
they will hate even their own flesh . THEY will both know and understand that IN CHRIST alone is their righteousness
AND they will understand that in HIM we have the power to walk in righteousness. That all who do believe in HIM , HE is with them .
HIS SPIRIT does guide them into ONLY his green pastures . And HIS PASTURE is green , for it is life and they feed from HIM .
They can whiff even the smallest lie and have no desire for it . IT IS HE at work in HIS , and thus can none of them boast in themselves
for they KNOW it is the work , the grace of GOD at work within them , keeping the sheep safe , keeping their feet from falling , keeping them and protecting
them from the deceptions of men gone mad with the delusion .
Those in the kingdom , KNOW they are not of this world and are in it soley as strangers and pilgrims and abstain from the lusts .
FOR they have a new heart given them , BY GOD and that heart loves the things of GOD and not contrary men .
NOW THROW THOSE HANDS UP AND PRAISE THE LORD .
And they know that no matter what temptation comes their way , THAT GOD has given them a way out , and that way IS IN CHRIST who overcome the world
and thus by HIM they will too. And they will remind one another , TO BE FAITHFUL unto GOD unto the end , for again the SPIRIT reminds them this as well.