Tag Archives: kingdom of God

The answer’s not in politics, but in another kind of kingdom

There’s no adequate political answer for our current situation. We need the answer that transforms the heart — the living Jesus. When “we” means all humanity, many of our problems will fade away. Biblical Christianity has it’s own government. It … Continue reading

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True hope doesn’t come from political ideologies

True hope doesn’t come from political ideologies or human governments. “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Jesus announced the kingdom of God to establish His government within human hearts. The kingdom of God consists of all people who follow … Continue reading

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My paraphrase of the Beatitudes & Sermon on the Mount (Mt. 5:3-20)

The kingdom (government) of God reigns in humble human hearts as they submit to and obey the risen Jesus instead of self. The grief of pain and loss will turn into a blessing, if we allow it to draw us … Continue reading

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Awake to the “fake take” — we’ve all got truth and error

Ego often trips up love and shoves out kindness. It’s easy to allow the dictatorship of the mind and our pride, to bully us into suppressing the compassion of our heart. Self-forgetfulness opens the door to pure joy. Self-focus entangles … Continue reading

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Sin is contrary to the kingdom of God

The kingdom of God isn’t a meeting to attend. It’s a lifestyle of submission and obedience to the living Jesus, the King of Kings. If we won’t let the living Jesus be the actual, ruling King in a church service, … Continue reading

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Direct your anger at the devil, not at people

Angry? Use it wisely to “resist the devil” by aggressively fighting within you to overcome your own wrongful desires, thoughts, and behaviors. Seize the kingdom of God today by continually seeking to fully follow and obey the risen King of … Continue reading

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Self-love refuses to align with God’s love

Following self-love isn’t the same thing as following God’s love. Idealism and utopia are not impossible dreams, but glimpses of how far we have fallen from the kingdom of God. To be Spirit-led is to let the living Jesus, Himself, … Continue reading

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Realigning with the kingdom of God

God wants to govern people from the inside out. “The kingdom of God is within you.” The Christian life is about realigning your life to Christ’s inner government– the kingdom of God. We can’t “quench the Spirit” and “be led … Continue reading

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“right” supremacy — let’s be kind

I believe in right supremacy — that equality, freedom, love, and justice must prevail. Being unkind for political objectives puts expediency over love and justice. An unkind country isn’t a very pleasant place, regardless of its political situation. The kingdom … Continue reading

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Care for soul-wounds

It’s almost impossible to convey the love of Christ to people when you feel hostile toward them. Be kind. Life’s ups and downs shouldn’t be a Ferris Wheel, endlessly repeating, but a mountain railroad taking you to a lovely destination. … Continue reading

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