Introduction: Two Invisible KingdomsTeaching notes Session 1Pastor Sean Mendenhall 2965 E Dublin Granville Rd, Cols., OH 43231 | onechurchtriumphant.org
Kingdom First• The Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Heaven is a foundational concept.• Jesus preached about the Kingdom over 100 times in the gospels.• Our ministry theme for this year is “Kingdom First” using Matthew 6:33 as our scripture reference. • “Seek first the Kingdom and all these things will be added unto you.”• Kingdom Defined • Kingdom is defined as a king’s domain. The king is the embodiment of the kingdom. • Christ is the King of God’s spiritual Kingdom. • Therefore , Jesus Christ is the tangible, visible, or physical expression of the Kingdom of God.
Kingdom Explained• “God’s original plan was always to extend his heavenly kingdom to earth. That was his original idea. Secondly, God’s original plan was to influence each one of us and everything on earth with heaven’s culture and to do it through his children. God’s plan was also to establish a colony of heaven on earth. It is a very simple idea. So; the Bible is really not about a religion; it is not religion; it is not about rituals; the bible is about a government policy; it is about a kingdom with a plan to establish its colony in another place.” ~The Kingdom, Dr. Myles Munroe
Two Invisible Kingdoms• There are two spiritual kingdoms in operation and influence at all times—The Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Satan• Mankind was created to be totally dependent upon the reality of our spiritual citizenship. We choose which Kingdom!• In the Kingdom of God we are ambassadors, Priests, and Kings. (in the order of Melkisedeck [Heb.,= king of righteousness] , as was Jesus Christ. see Hebrews 7)• Key Verse: Luke 22:29, KVJ: “And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father has appointed unto me;”• The Kingdoms of this world • C. Peter Wagner Apostle & motivational speaker Lance Wallnau explains the origin of the 7 Mountains Mandate, in which Christians seeks to gain influence over the world systems...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQbGnJd9poc
The Kingdoms of this world• According to Wallnau • These are the systematic kingdoms of this world. As citizens in the Kingdom of God, we are to influence these systems: 1. Media 2. Education 3. Economy/Business 4. Government 5. Family 6. Arts & Entertainment 7. Spirituality (Church/Religion) • These kingdoms represent also spiritual forces that shape and influence our culture and that prioritizes the agenda of the nations here on earth.