The worst crisis in this world is not global economic crisis… but identity crisis.
Man does not know his identity, his purpose...
He does not know why he is on this planet earth…
He does not know where he came from and where he is going.
As a result, man’s life is full of frustrations and struggles because he does not know the whole truth.
You can only discover the whole truth… when you rediscover the kingdom…
My dear friend, welcome to the world of unexplored territory!
Welcome to the unshakeable kingdom of God!
The kingdom that has no end…
The kingdom that knows no boundaries…
The kingdom that has no shortage…
The kingdom that cannot be influenced by any power outside of it.
This is a truly unforgettable and a very special day for you because today, you will finally “rediscover” your identity. It was hidden from you for millions of years but now it will be revealed to you by the Great King of Heaven.
Today, you will be made known not only in this planet but also in the heavens above. When I speak of heavens, I am referring to the “three heavens”:
- The first heaven is the space you can see when you look at the skies above.
- The second heaven is the territory of Satan and the demons.
- And the third heaven is the location of the “headquarters” of the Great King, the Creator of heaven and earth, the Lord God Almighty together with his angels.
Today, you will be recognized in the kingdom of heaven. The word ‘recognize’ means to identify someone who was previously known. And anyone who is recognized is entitled to speak. Thus, you have the right to speak publicly. Anyone can speak privately but not everyone can speak publicly.
Today, you will be acknowledged. To acknowledge means ‘to accept’. When you are acknowledged, Satan has no choice but to accept who you are.
Today, you will be personally introduced by the King, who owns the kingdom, before the very hosts (angels) of heaven, to earth (men) and to the heavens (the devil or Satan). Jesus was introduced personally by His Father, the Great King of Heaven and his life has never been the same when he was recognized. He was empowered. He received gifts- the gifts of wisdom and knowledge. These are the greatest gifts man could ever receive. If you have these gifts, nothing is too hard and impossible for you. Solomon got these gifts and since power manifests by these gifts, that made Solomon a very powerful king. Even wealth follows these gifts and that made Solomon a very wealthy king as well.
In this world, it is the display of wisdom and understanding that makes the difference. The product of understanding is idea and idea is “power”. This is what makes man wise in solving problems. The same with the idea in technology, it makes the likes of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet wealthy. Solomon became a very famous king because of his wisdom. As the bible says, even the Queen of Sheba came from the ends of the earth just to listen to Solomon’s wisdom (Matt 12:42).
In this world, being ‘recognized’ is not always easy. When Jesus was recognized, the devil was after him. When Peter was recognized, the devil was also after him. The same thing with Job, when he was recognized by the Great King of Heaven, it was not also easy for him.
But, do not worry. When someone is against you, there is also someone beside you, the Great King of Heaven, who is far greater than the one who may be against you!
Today, my friend, is not only your ‘recognition’ day but also your ‘commencement exercise’. Commencement means beginning, not the end. This is the beginning of knowing fully who you are in the kingdom.
Prior to this, your life was empty because you have no identity and no sense of purpose. You do not know your origin as well as your destiny. You may have tried everything in life but everything was in vain. You may also be in the wrong area of success…success in business, in career, in politics, in sports, etc… but still there is something missing.
This is because the only true success can only be found in line with your purpose in the kingdom of God.
So today, brace yourself for the next you!!!
THE SEVEN TITLES OF THE KINGDOM
The first step to get into the unexplored territory of the kingdom of God is to become a believer. How do we know that a person is a believer?
First, he is a doer of the Word of God. Whatever is written in the Bible, he lives by it. A person is not a true believer if he is not a doer of the Word.
Second, there has to be a transformation in his life. Transformation is defined as the state of being transformed or changed in ‘character’ (i.e., from the character of the devil to the character of God). Man is created in the very nature of the character of God. But when man fell to sin, he was influenced by the devil in terms of his character. That is why he needed to be transformed.
You may believe in God but still not be considered a true believer because people who believe in God are not necessarily ‘doers’ of the Word of God. That is why I said, you may believe but still not be a believer, because a believer, the real one, is a doer of the Word. It is always easy to believe but is hard to be a doer of the Word.
A believer is also an established person and a ‘tested’ one. He is not easily shaken. As a believer, your belief does not come from God but from you. It has to be a product of your personal decision. God will not force you to believe, he will just help you do it but the final decision belongs to you, whether you believe or not. You’ve got to earn this first title! Once you earn this one, the next six titles will come from God, not from you anymore. In other words it will be ‘conferred’ to you.
A believer receives his reward, his provision and his healing by believing, and his believing comes from understanding. Understanding is very important in the kingdom. You get nothing in the kingdom unless you understand first. Someone quoted “you can’t have it in your hands, unless you have it in your mind.” Understanding means understanding the principles of the kingdom or the keys of the kingdom. The kingdom can only be operated through principles. When we speak of faith, which is another word of believing, it is not a “risk” one to operate as other people used to say.
But it is a sure way to get something. People define faith in line with the concept of “risk” because they don’t understand about the principles of the kingdom. In Filipino, they call it “basta!” which in English means “just”. But there is no such thing in the kingdom. Jesus easily operated His faith because He understood the principles of the kingdom. He never risked His faith. He called the centurion ‘a man of great faith’ because that man understood the principles of the kingdom (Luke 7:1-10). What I am saying is that the principles of the kingdom of God had similarity with the Roman government and that is why the centurion understood those principles. The centurion had dialogued with Jesus Christ. It was not easy to have dialogue with Jesus Christ at that time, if you did not understand the principles of the kingdom. Daniel and friends (Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego) may have risked their lives but not their faith because they understood the outcome of their faith.
The problem with the many so-called Christians today is that they quote several verses in the bible hoping to get results but their efforts are in vain because they don’t understand the principles of the kingdom. When you understand the principles of the kingdom you are very calm when problems arise. Just like Jesus Christ, he was so calm when problems arise because he had a solution for every problem.
The principles of the kingdom of God are too much for every problem in this planet earth. If you operate these principles, you are a sought-after person just like Jesus Christ. People are forcing their way into him. Jesus Christ became man though he was God. He became like us. He operated the power of man, not the power of God which was written in Genesis 1:26 “Let us make man in our image and our likeness and let them rule.”
So what Jesus exercised was the power of man which was given by God. Therefore he had no advantage over us, as far as ‘being man’ is concerned. The only advantage Jesus had over us was that he knew and understood every principle of the kingdom. In fact, Jesus said to his disciples:
“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12)
So you see… we can greatly surpass the miracles Jesus has done if only we operate the principles of the kingdom. This is the most exciting stage in any man’s life in this planet earth, when he begins to operate these principles. No more worries, no more doubts, no more fear, but full of confidence that results in peace and a life loaded with joy. He is never shaken anymore by problems or frustrations and daily pressures in life because he has the keys of the kingdom.
Watch out for the continuation of the “Seven Kingdom Titles” series in the next days…
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