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  • 1. Meditations onMeditations on The Kingdom of GodThe Kingdom of God With Consultation/Critique by:With Consultation/Critique by: the Tuesday Home Groupthe Tuesday Home Group 12/10/200512/10/2005 Presented for your considerationPresented for your consideration by Fred Seigneurby Fred Seigneur
  • 2. What do you mean Meditations?What do you mean Meditations?  Pondering a subjectPondering a subject  Looking at it in yourLooking at it in your mind from many anglesmind from many angles Repeatedly reconsideringRepeatedly reconsidering a concept, perhaps over aa concept, perhaps over a period of time, like a cowperiod of time, like a cow chewing it’s cud.chewing it’s cud.
  • 3. What is a Kingdom?What is a Kingdom? The Magic Kingdom?The Magic Kingdom?
  • 4. What is a Kingdom?What is a Kingdom?  KingdomKingdom King"dom, n. [AS. cyningd?m. See 2dKing"dom, n. [AS. cyningd?m. See 2d KingKing,, and -and -domdom.].] Source:Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)  1. The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority;1. The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy.sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy.  2. The territory or country subject to a king or queen; the2. The territory or country subject to a king or queen; the dominion of a monarch; the sphere in which one is king or hasdominion of a monarch; the sphere in which one is king or has control. Unto the kingdom of perpetual night. --Shak. You'recontrol. Unto the kingdom of perpetual night. --Shak. You're welcome, Most learned reverend sir, into our kingdom. --Shak.welcome, Most learned reverend sir, into our kingdom. --Shak.  3. An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading or3. An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a department; as, theruling characteristics; a principal division; a department; as, the mineral kingdom. ``The animal and vegetable kingdoms.''mineral kingdom. ``The animal and vegetable kingdoms.'' --Locke.--Locke.  Animal kingdomAnimal kingdom. See under. See under AnimalAnimal..  Kingdom of GodKingdom of God..  (a) The universe.(a) The universe.  (b) That spiritual realm of which God is the acknowledged(b) That spiritual realm of which God is the acknowledged sovereign.sovereign.  (c) The authority or dominion of God.(c) The authority or dominion of God.
  • 5. What is The Kingdom of God?What is The Kingdom of God?  The dominion (or domain) of GodThe dominion (or domain) of God  The sphere in which God has control:The sphere in which God has control:  (a) The universe.(a) The universe.  (b) That spiritual realm of which God is the(b) That spiritual realm of which God is the acknowledged sovereign.acknowledged sovereign.  (c) The authority or dominion of God.(c) The authority or dominion of God.  (d) Me??(d) Me??  God controls the spiritual realm and can controlGod controls the spiritual realm and can control the natural universe.the natural universe.  But, he allows me to control myself (self control).But, he allows me to control myself (self control).
  • 6. Definitions & EtymologyDefinitions & Etymology
  • 7. Definitions & EtymologyDefinitions & Etymology
  • 8. Seeing and Entering theSeeing and Entering the Kingdom of GodKingdom of God  John 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:  2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.  3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.  5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.  Mark 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:  Mark 1:14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,  15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
  • 9. The Kingdom of God is at handThe Kingdom of God is at hand  Demonstration with:Demonstration with:  An umbrellaAn umbrella  Several umbrellasSeveral umbrellas  What if many Kingdom People link up?What if many Kingdom People link up?  Here’s how I first saw it!Here’s how I first saw it!
  • 10. Cell Phone Cell SitesCell Phone Cell Sites
  • 11. Cell Phone Cell SitesCell Phone Cell Sites
  • 12. Satellite Spot BeamsSatellite Spot Beams Unity Through Diversity
  • 13. Unity Through Diversity So if a lot of “Kingdom People” linked up, itSo if a lot of “Kingdom People” linked up, it could end up like …could end up like …
  • 14. The Kingdome of GodThe Kingdome of God
  • 15. Is “The Kingdom” the same asIs “The Kingdom” the same as “The Church”?“The Church”?  Not exactlyNot exactly  The Church includes ALL Christians, all thoseThe Church includes ALL Christians, all those who have accepted Jesus as their Savior.who have accepted Jesus as their Savior.  From my meditations I conclude that theFrom my meditations I conclude that the Kingdom of God ONLY includes those ChristiansKingdom of God ONLY includes those Christians who have voluntarily yielded control of their liveswho have voluntarily yielded control of their lives to God.to God.  That is: The Kingdom of God is a State of Being!That is: The Kingdom of God is a State of Being!  But, those who give God “king-dom” over themBut, those who give God “king-dom” over them have the King’s Dome (of protection andhave the King’s Dome (of protection and provision) over them.provision) over them.  (David called it “The shadow of His wings).”(David called it “The shadow of His wings).”
  • 16. Under the Shadow of His WingsUnder the Shadow of His Wings
  • 17. The King’s dome is the shadow of HisThe King’s dome is the shadow of His wings (wings (Psalms 91)  1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."  3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.  4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.  5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,  6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.  7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.  8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.  9 If you make the Most High your dwelling-- even the LORD, who is my refuge--  10 then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.  11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;  12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.  13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.  14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.  15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.  16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation."
  • 18. Bill’s CommentBill’s Comment The Magic Kingdom?The Magic Kingdom?
  • 19. The Kingdom of GodThe Kingdom of God
  • 20. The Kingdome of GodThe Kingdome of God