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Lou's reply to Dena-wdvgd Dena

Posted by Lou Pilder on March 2, 2008, at 21:09:07

In reply to Re: Lou's reply to Dena-stilwtrs Lou Pilder, posted by Dena on February 28, 2008, at 0:30:57

> Lou -
> I've been reading a lot about the Kingdom of God lately - it's in so many books I'm finding. It's what Jesus talked about more than anything else (over 100 times). He never spoke of a "personal salvation experience", or the "sinner's prayer", or of it being about "getting out of hell free". It seems to me that the modern gospel message has been trivialized, minimized, and reduced to be just about a destination in the future.
> I see the Kingdom of God as being ALL-encompassing... that it's meant to permeate every aspect of life, a radical transformation of everything. That it's about abundant life starting NOW, it's about the journey with Him, now, and continuing on endlessly. That it's about this age, and the ages to come. That it's about His Kingdom and His will coming to earth NOW, as it is in heaven.
> I'm reminded of Him saying to seek the Kingdom of God first, and everything else will be added to us. I'm reminded of Him saying that the one who seeks to save his own life will lose it... but the one who has lost his life for His sake will find it.
> The Kingdom of God seems to me to be a mysterious and radical realm... an almost upside-down realm compared to the one we perceive around us with our five senses...
> Shalom, Dena

You wrote,[...The Kingdom of God...mysterious...realm...]
It has been revealed to me that there is a great gulf that separates the natural man's kingdom and the spiritual man's kingdom and that the carnally minded kingdom is the kingdom of death and that the spiritually minded kingdom is the kingdom of peace and life.
It has been revealed to me that The Kingdom of God is a spiritual kingdom that is now within us and can be entered now and that to enter the Kingdom of God one has to be born into it. This birth is first conceived when there is a union of the spirit of God within you with the water of life, which has been revealed to me to be The Word of God.
When I was on the sand by the shore the Rider said to me, "The words that I speak to you, they are spirit and they are life.".




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