We as the church are, through baptism, completely identified with the death, resurrection and newness of life of Jesus Christ and thereby co-seated with Christ at the right hand of the Father in the heavenly realms, co-heirs and co-rulers with Christ. We are His bride, one with Him. A Kingdom has been conferred upon us and God wants that Kingdom manifested on this earth, in accordance to the prayer which Jesus taught His disciples. We need to identify with this Kingdom. The Kingdom is not so much how much of God we have because He has given us everything of Himself, but about how much of us God has and how submitted we are to Him and His principles. We are identified with Jesus’ person as well as with His purpose, passion and principles which means that His power will be our power. When you have been born again by faith, you can see the Kingdom. When you have submitted to water baptism and have received the baptism in the Holy Spirit, you can enter the Kingdom. There are many people who are born again and they can only see the Kingdom. It is those who start enacting the principles of God who can then enter the Kingdom of God. These principles are: hunger, desire and pressing into seeking for the things of the Kingdom and identification with Jesus. The righteousness which exceeds that of the Pharisees, doing the perfect will of God, becoming as humble, trusting and resilient as little children, putting Jesus on the throne in every aspect of your life, trusting in God above anything else, having a radical approach against anything which is not of the Kingdom in our lives and adding to our initial faith for salvation virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness and love. The result of applying these principles is that God will minister and add to us a rich, wide entrance into the Kingdom by His grace. We also enter the Kingdom through much tribulation when we respond to whatever comes our way with faith and trust in God.
This Message came on 28 April 2019.