THY KINGDOM COME
by Franklin D Murdock
"For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct [Him] and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ, the Messiah, and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart."(1 Corinthians 2:16). In Mathew 6:33 Jesus directs us to first seek the Kingdom of God.
Luke 17:21 informs us not to look elsewhere for the Kingdom because the Kingdom of God is within us.
The key is to seek diligently and continually for by our seeking Jesus proclaimed in Mathew 7:7 that we would, or shall find what you seek. Isn’t it exciting to realize that we can hold the thoughts and feelings and purposes of God's very own heart in our heart? Isn't it thrilling to know the Creator of heaven and earth will be one spirit with us and transmit His thoughts to our mind? I Corinthians 6:17 says that when we were joined to the Lord we became one spirit with Him. He came into union with man so that He can talk to us heart to heart. God wants each of us in harmony with Him so that His thoughts can become our actions. He wants us to walk so closely with Him that we never lack power to overcome the evil of this world until we experience the rapture. He wants us to be so in tune with His Spirit that we are able to feel His heart of compassion toward those among us who are burdened with ignorance and lack of knowledge. He wants to be one with you and me, so He can reach out through our hands and fulfill His purposes in the earth. Make a fresh commitment today to walk in union with our God. Give your attention to His Spirit in your inner man. Determine to yield to His voice and not to the voices of the world or the flesh! Allow the mind of Christ to flow through you! And let not any temporary situation stress or master you for Jesus said whatever I have done you will also do but even more. I say to you do not allow any thought that does not edify the knowledge of God and Jesus, you, your heavenly family or your life with the life Jesus promised you abundantly.
It is written, that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. It also says the word is God, and the word was made flesh. That means the word is Jesus. And Jesus said His sheep would hear is voice, and know Him. Hearing by the word, what does that mean? We hear by the variations of the movement of air oscillating against our ear drums. What is different, and how do we hear by the word? I will explain what through the knowledge of Him has been revealed and shown to me.I am legally blind, yet today I see more clearly the Glory of God than I was able to see a few years ago, and I hear His voice speaking to my heart every day. The following is what He revealed to me in answer to my inquisitive questions while in prayer. AGE OF UTOPIATHE PROPHECIED MILLINNIAL AGE
It is written in God's Word but not clearly defined; In fact His Word clearly states that the description of this time should be sealed until the end of days is upon us, (Daniel 12:9) I highly recommend you read this very carefully, because I believe we are now experiencing this glorious time. Relating rightly with the written Word of our Lordis a very important matter and cannot be over emphasized. The writings of the Godly men influenced by the Holy Spirit were first penned in the ancient Hebrew language and later translated into the international Greek language. The Greek language is idiomatic in that they have so many different words having distinct and separate meanings that when translated into English they are the same word. Example is in John 20 verses 5 and 8 the word "saw". In verse 5 the Greek word is Blepo meaning to behold or look at. In verse 8the Greek word is Eldos meaning to perceive and comprehend. Study and understanding the Word is necessary for faith building.All world happenings indicate we are now there, the end of days and it is imperative by our seeking His Kingdom and Righteousness’ that by His Grace He removes the Vail from the windows of our mind that we apprehend and comprehend with understanding, the purity of the true knowledge of God and Jesus. Concerning the thousand year reign of or Lord as "King of Kings and Lord of Lords" as He establishes His everlasting Kingdom, and what part we might be called on to serve Him while He rules the nations. Read Revelation 20:6 very carefully.During this time that we have before the rapture, and the return of Jesus, "The Day of The Lord”, when that day is manifest, much is being preached, taught by pastors, bible teachers, and written which I acknowledge inspired me to search God’s Word. It is about this critical and glorious time in the history of man's total and complete redemption I write. We will hear and read about being assigned positions of responsibility, about awards, and about inheriting crowns of Glory. They all are biblical. Yet, if not expressively expounding the knowledge of God and of Jesus in truth, this can become very confusing and even stressful. At this point I would like you to comprehend the culture and legalisms prevailing as men of God penned words influenced by God's Holy Spirit, the inherent uncompromising Word. They were all defendants of Israel, and their law prohibited them from inter marriage or even fraternize with anyone not of their pure lineage. To avoid such stressful mental frustrations it is written that we should study God’s word of truth to show ourselves proven unto our heavenly Father, a co-worker that need not be ashamed, being able to rightly divide the word of truth.(2 Timothy 2:15)Recognize that some scripture relates only to nonbelievers, including Israelites who have not received Jesus as their Messiah while other scripture relates to all the born again believers that have received the Holy Spirit regardless of culture or religious affiliation. Example: 1 Thessalonians verses 9 & 10, and 1Thessalonians 3 verses 14-15 and 16. In Mathew 24 Jesus warns us be diligent not to be deceived, or as written in Ephesians 4:14, “tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine…”.This millennial age has a definite purpose and goal in God's overall plan. There is only one plan and it will come to pass. To all persons who have been given a new spirit, (born again) regardless of nationality, culture, religious affiliations, or intellectual training, they will become subjects of His Kingdom. In addition to having received a new spirit, there is one more thing that has to be embellished before man can enter into God’s perfected eternity. It is attaining full spiritual maturity with the glorious knowledge of God and Jesus, the final stage of our salvation, our edification, and fullness of God in every man, being completed to be an image of his likeness, character and nature becoming one in spirit with God and Jesus and with one another. As predicted, becoming perfected, as God has declared, and it is going to take 1,000 years to separate all goats from His sheep. Eternity will be man's new and permanent habitat on His new earth with new heavens. The alternative to this would be to have ones name blotted out from the book of life before the Great White Throne Judgment day. Although, I did find that for all who have become “overcomers”, they are assured their names would not be blotted out of the book of life, (Revelation 3;5). I ask, why did God put this notice in His word if it has no meaning? I did not find biblical record of anyone who had been redeemed and was justified by Grace, and their names written in the Lamb's book of life, and later having their names blotted out. However, to have a name "blotted” out of the book, their name must have first been recorded in the book of life.To the recipients of this message, I urgently pray you open your hearts to receive the treasure and wealth of its contents. Should at first you experience difficulty with any part of its presentation, be persistent (patient) with your studies and you will hear in your heart the voice of God for the Holy Spirit will reveal God's truths. He (The Holy Spirit) initiated the origin work to record and then manifest the written word, which is the inerrant God breathed and spoken word. A helpful hint from me personally based upon my meditating and listening for His direction via His Holy Spirit is; consider one basic truth, Jesus during his earthly ministry established a priority for the overall implementation of a plan to re-unite man with God. This plan is unchanged to this day and clearly establishes more than just believers, but alludes to the abolishment of mans denominational religions, churches, differences of ideologies and cultures. The Apostle Paul penned it perfectly in Romans 2 verses 6 through 11. Inheritance worthy of His special blessings will amplify the issue that the idol of God's eye is and always will be "His
People", the Jew first, then the born again gentile. Read also Romans 12:3, "Think not too highly of yourself" and know that being faithful and obedient to diligently be a doer of His word, you will be favored. NOTE: The Bible Scripture is a very personal and intimate letter from my, Heavenly Father. It is His inerrant, uncompromising and loving word to me, (and you), and must be apprehended by the renewed and refreshed spirit of my mind to capture and retain the truth of His message. While studying His word, I change the personal pronouns to the first person, me, I, my, and mine instead of the second or third person, you, yours, our, us, they, theirs, them and those. In this way I put myself into the text of the message and feel closer to my Abba Father, God. For an example Romans 8:29, first quoting it, "For those whom He foreknew of whom He was aware and loved beforehand--He also destined from the beginning...to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that he might become the firstborn among many brethern”. (Amplified Bible} I'll now read that verse this way, "Because He has known and loved me beforehand, He also destined from the very beginning that I be molded into the image of His Son and share inwardly His likeness so that I, (by choice and obedience) shall become His servant and thus become a victor (overcomer) over evil among my fellow man". Remember, you are reading a personal and intimate letter from your loving Father. This letter (the Bible is so majestically designed and expressly reveals His nature for all that have eyes to see, and have ears to hear. Jesus said "Take heed that no man deceive you" so with that in mind, search the scriptures and ask the Holy Spirit to either confirm the truth or expose an error in this exciting and challenging saga. It is interesting to note that the word "if" is used 1,595 times in 1,420 verses, and the word "then", meaning afterword or next, is used 2,168 times in 2115 verses. Each time they are used, it denotes that some action needs be taken by man and will require of me executing my free choice. Therefore it requires more than just reading the word.Bible References:Revelation 21:7. If I am an overcomer, (master and ruler of sin in my life through the blood of Jesus), Then I shall inherit all things, and Jesus will be my God and I shall be His son."II Corinthians 13:5.This is the only scripture that authorizes me to judge. I must examine, test and evaluate myself to judge whether I am holding to faith expecting and producing acceptable fruit for the Kingdom and pleasing God. At the same time humbly recognize that the Spirit of Jesus is within me, or am I weak or even void of faith relying on God to do everything for me?Matthew 7:21.First know that Heaven is the seat of all God's government, Judgment and origin of commands and declarations that created all. One other note is Heaven was never (and is not now) meant to be the permanent habitat for man, that has always been and is today the purpose of earth. Unfortunately God's adversary has been able to infiltrate into the body of believers with deceitful doctrine. It is imperative that I, (you,) not be deceived by any scripture other than that influenced by God's Holy Spirit who is the only source of true interpretation, (2 Peter 1:20) yet I must not judge others, but I am to continually search the Scripture for His truths.Revelation 3:21, 2:26 & 27: If I am an overcomer and have been obedient without wavering, faithfully do what is pleasing to God, He will grant me (or allow me) to sit with him on His throne in the same manner that He did on the throne of His Father, but I am reminded, the servant is not grater than his master even though He may assign to me much responsibility to assist Him in His rule over all nations to accomplish the purpose of the millennial age. (Romans 12:3) "I must not think of myself more highly than I ought." (Egoism)Hebrew 1:8. This bares witness to the absolute righteousness of His rule over His Kingdom for ages upon ages, and the scepter, (rod of iron) His authority is absolute and established and according to….2 Timothy 4:8, if I am declared an overcomer, to receive a crown of righteousness for being faithful and obedient to the good works of Jesus, I may be assigned (inherit) a definite responsibility serving the King. Think of the scepter (rod of iron) not as a weapon, or a tool for punishment, it is spiritually similar to 'the rod of Moses', it being the Holy Spirit's release point of power. I will comment on only three other scripture references, not necessarily in the order in which they appear.Psalm 8:5 & 6:"For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowed him with glory and honor. "Thou made him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all [things] under his feet:" (King James Version) The previous verse starts out with the question, "What is man?" According to I Corinthians 3:6, and II Corinthians 6:1, we are to be co-workers, or co-laborers with Jesus. This is really provocative, for even the angels in God's Heavenly Kingdom did not know what God was doing. Lucifer was one of them and when he heard the blessing given to Adam, jealousy griped him, and he then put into action his diabolic scheme to steal that blessing and he succeeded. I believe it was the proverbial "straw that broke the camel's back" that sealed his doom and a patient, loving and forgiving God had him, and all power of evil expelled from His Kingdom in Heaven and cast into the earth. It matters not when but that he was expelled and become the god of this world until Jesus stripped him of all power and retrieved the blessing.Genesis3:23 & 24; After the success of Lucifer to steal God's Blessing, God removed Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden. He also blocked the entrance to the garden so they could not re-enter it. Some have considered this a punishment and the wrath of God, but it was in truth His compassionate love to keep them from taking of the fruit of the tree of life. Since by their disobedience, they had allowed Satan the right and means to afflict them with all or any of the contaminations of sin. Therefore, had they taken andeaten the fruit from the tree of life, they would have never died and had to have lived a living hell being afflicted with perpetual disease or affliction. Just think, some time in our future we will have the opportunity to meet Adam and Eve in the millennium Kingdom to come, if not before.Revelation 21:7. Read it as a personal prophecy concerning you. If or when I am victorious, (an overcomer) then I shall inherit all these things, meaning taking possession of, or be assigned a portion for which I will be responsible to produce good works, and Jesus will be my God and I will be His servant and co-worker throughout the 1,000 years of utopia. There is yet is a lot we must learn and understand and much to do. Pray that all blinded minds that are prevalent today be cleared so as to enable all men to understand God's truths in the scripture. My researching the meaning of the words, "all things" as used by John when he penned this verse revealed that they include all the forms of DECLENION. This word, according to Webster, means a trend of a downward bending or slope. Also, falling away from or falling off. This means that all that inherits rewards will have to work assisting Jesus during His reign in the millennial age by counseling and teaching with compassionate love to manifest the fullness of God in every soul before the final judgment day, and before entering into God's perfected eternity. Will we become a teacher, a servant of the King or a student? I pray you let the Holy Spirit witness to you as to the validity of my words. Remember, Jesus is Lord and To God is the Glory.I write all this to inform you to believe Jesus and be diligent for your salvation is nigh, and all they that think they are saved, unless they be born of the spirit, born again, they are in for a tragic surprise. It is not too late.