Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Shepastor: “The Kingdom of Heaven is Within You…”

20 And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God cometh, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:21 neither shall they say, Lo, here! or, There! for lo, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17: 20-21 (ASV)

The Kingdom of Heaven is Within You…

Jesus said that the Kingdom of Heaven is within us. How could that be? What does ‘Kingdom Living’ mean?

Let’s consider the "BE SCRIPTURES…"

John 3:3 “Be Born Again”

3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 5:18 “Be filled with the Spirit”

18Stop getting [g] drunk with wine, which leads to wild living, but keep on being filled with the Spirit.

I Peter 1: 13b; 15-16 “Be self-controlled, Be Holy”

13Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 14As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

Ephesians 4: 23, 26, 32 Be…

- “Be renewed in your mental attitude”
- “Be angry, yet do not sin”
- “Be kind to one another”

23to be renewed in your mental attitude,
. 26“Be angry, yet do not sin.”
32And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another just as God has forgiven you [n] in the Messiah.

Romans 12: 2 “Be Transformed”

2Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Galatians 6:7 “Don’t be misled”

Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant

Proverbs 13: 20 “Be wise”

Whoever walks with wise people will be wise, but whoever associates with fools will suffer.

Philippians 2:5 “Be like Jesus”
5Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:

Jeremiah 17: 7-8 “Trust God – be like a tree”

7“But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
whose confidence is in him.
8He will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”

I Corinthians 15:58 “Be Steadfast”

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Ephesians 6:10 “Be strong in the Lord…”

10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

Joshua 1: 7-9 “Be…
- strong and courageous
- careful to obey
- that you may be prosperous & successful
- do not be terrified
- do not be discouraged
7Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Galatians 6: 4-5 “Be Responsible”

4Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. 5For we are each responsible for our own conduct.

Romans 12:18 “Be at Peace”

18 As far as it is possible for you be at peace with all men.

Philippians 4:6-7 “Be not anxious”

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Revelation 2:10c “Be Faithful”

Be faithful until death, and I will give you the victor's crown of life.

The Kingdom of Heaven is within you!

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Until next Wednesday,
In Faith, Hope and Perseverance,
Pastor Chris

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