Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Kingdom Rights (and Privileges)

“…So He said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life..." Luke 18:29,20 AMP (italics and emphasis mine)

In the United Kingdom , citizens and permanent residents have certain rights and privileges (benefits?) for being in the kingdom. Most of these rights have to be claimed and some have to be claimed continuously to receive them even though they are rightfully and duly due to you. The Kingdom of God is likewise, we don’t get automatically (everything) what is due to us; Jesus said, “…ask…knock…seek…” (Matt 7:7) and James said, “…you get not for you ask not…” (James 4:2) The concept that God’s will/purpose for one’s life will be accomplished regardless is a lie from the enemy to keep us from doing what is necessary to get what is rightfully ours.

The truth of the matter is, God’s plan and purpose FOR HIS KINGDOM will proceed as He has planned irrespective of our actions but as far as you and I are concerned, we have an active role to play when it comes to the path we take, what we have on the way and our destiny. Jesus said, “…If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him!...” (Matt 7:11, AMP, emphasis mine)

[rushwa ni adui wa haki, sitatoa wala kupokea rushwa | bribery is the enemy of justice, I will neither give nor receive it ]

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copyright 2008 Light to my path by TJM Kyara

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