The Kingdom of GodPastor Henry Audio Book Atmospshere for Empowerment
CreditsPastor Henry Published by:The Atmosphere for Empowerment Beyond the Veil Prophetic Ministries"The Kingdom of God" International.Text -to -Speech Audio Book
Chapter One, The Kingdom of GodTHE KINGDOM OF GODChapter 1,Where Is The Kingdom of God?In Luke 16:16, the scripture says, " The law and the prophets were until John, since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and everyman presses into it." This is the truth about the kingdom of God, narrow is the gate, and it is few that find it. One must search hard, and press hard to go in. The fact is that many who think they are in the kingdom are not there yet, they are near the kingdom, just close enough to feel, see, and smell the kingdom, but not inside the kingdom. In Mark 12:28-34, when one of the scribes came to the Lord Jesus, and they had a question and answers section, when the scribe made his remarks and the Lord Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, the Lord said unto scribe," Thou art not far from the kingdom of God."Note, Though he is not inside the kingdom yet, but the Lord said he is not far from the kingdom. This conversation confirms that there those that are too close to the kingdom, but have not entered yet."
Chapter Two, Born of the SpiritChapter Two,"Born of the Holy Spirit"In John 3 the Lord explained to Nicodemus, if you are not born again, you will not see, you will not enter in to the kingdom of God, This also shows that there conditions that one must meet, for one to press through. The conversation shows the need to be born of the spirit before one will actually have part in the kingdom. Yes, it is necessary to be born of the Holy Spirit, to experience this divine kingdom. Well, I believe that the kingdom is 100% both spiritual and physical. However the entrance is Spiritual, but the manifestation and life in the kingdom is both physical and spiritual. In Luke 17:20-21, The Lord himself explains that the kingdom is not here or there, but it is within us.
Chapter ThreeThe Entrance of the Kingdom of God Yes, the Kingdom comes not by observation, it is within you. This dose not mean that the kingdom of God is just a state of the mind, It is more than that. It is actually a really place for our spirit, soul and body, it is our final resting place, the kingdom is in existence. The kingdom is both spiritual and physical, but you must enter into it by the spirit through faith, this is why you must be born of the Spirit before you may see, or enter into it. The Spirit through the scripture reveals that the kingdom of God is divine and must first be experienced spiritually before having it physically. Righteousness, healing, resurrection, restoration, joy, peace, goodness, mercy, love, and prosperity, all these manifestations are fruits of the kingdom, each one of them is part of the life and benefits that flows in the kingdom. Though the entrance of the kingdom is spiritual the evidence of the kingdom manifest physically. The scripture says, in Romans 14:17, " For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost."
Chapter FourThe Fruits of the Kingdom of GodIn Luke 7:17-24, when John the Baptist heard about the miracles of Jesus, he sent his disciples to confirm for themselves. Johns disciples came and saw things for themselves, then Lord Jesus replied them, that the gospel of the kingdom was also preached to the poor. The people did not only witness the fruit of the kingdom, but the kingdom was also preached to them. The truth is that, according to John 3, it must be received spiritual to see nor enter into it physically. From this scriptural standard, many who think they are inside the kingdom, are actually not there yet, but have not realized it yet. 1Corinthians 10:12, ." Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall."
Chapter FivePossesing the Kingdom of GodIf you follow the process and purpose of creation, you will see and understand that God had a huge plan for man when he created man. This was not hidden, in fact when He created man, among the five major authorities He gave man was dominion (kingdom) authority. But somehow the thief came and stole those authorities from man. When man lost these authorities, darkness, dryness and death filled the place of man, but God being a merciful God, kept man in close contact, by raising a light in every generation through His prophets, and guided the people through His law. The original plan was to establish His kingdom in the Life of man, but Adam and Eve lost claim to that kingdom, and for that they were not able to leave it as an inheritance to their offspring.
The kingdom by right from the beginning was mans inherited place, but since blockage came from the sin of Adam and Eve, there was need for God to make another way of possessing that inheritance, through the Lord Jesus. Before then man has been under the law and prophets, and for man to move from there into the kingdom, God had to introduce a transition era, an era to bring man again to the awareness of presence of the kingdom. That era began from the time of John the baptist, through the days of the LordJesus ministry here on earth, and to the day of Pentecost, when the Spirit was first given because the Lord Jesus had been glorified. The kingdom has all the supplies to meet our needs, in fact in the kingdom there are no wants and lacks.So, instead of seeking for one supply or the other, we are commanded to seek the kingdom of God, for it is the will of God for us to have it. Luke 12:31-32, "But rather seek you the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you. fear not little flocks, for it is your fathers good pleasure to give you thekingdom." The most important question should be, where are we? inside the kingdom? near the kingdom?or far from the kingdom? We all must answer for ourselves, so we can do all that is necessary to be in and part of the kingdom of God.