December 14th, 2017
You probably have a bunch, right?
For your house, and your car…
Keys give us access to what is protected inside—like a house—or the authority to use something—like a car.
Or to better understand something—like a system or process.
Many years ago, when I was living as a Christian but in complete financial chaos and hopelessness, I knew something was missing. No one needed to tell me something was wrong.
I needed a key.
I needed to know was what exactly was wrong and how to fix it.
When I reached my breaking point, sprawled across my bed in our broken-down farmhouse, and crying out to the Lord for answers, He told me that my problem was that I had never learned how His Kingdom operated.
It was the key I needed.
The Kingdom was my answer.
I’d never taken the time to learn how His Kingdom operated, but that’s where I would find my answer.
I heard Him loud and clear. But I really had no idea what He meant by “Kingdom.”
Isaiah 9:6-7 tell us:
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.”
A Kingdom. That means the Kingdom of God functions on the basis of government and laws.
My eyes were opened. I had an understanding of the Kingdom that I had never had before.
What did this show me?
That everything that happens in the Kingdom is a result of a law or principle of that Kingdom because the Kingdom of God was established and is being upheld by justice (the administration of law) and God’s righteousness (His laws).
Now, I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I was smart enough to understand that if the Kingdom operates on the basis of laws, then I could learn those laws and apply them to my life.
As God began to reveal and teach Drenda and me His laws, I began to realize that every story in the Bible held keys that I needed to know in regard to how the Kingdom operated. I began to read every story in the Bible differently.
I started approaching everything I read with questions:
Why did that happen? Why didn’t that happen? What principles are revealed in this story? How did that happen?
I began to call myself a “spiritual scientist,” and I was thrilled each time the Holy Spirit revealed a Kingdom law to me.
I was even more thrilled to see that the laws I discovered could operate in my own life just like they did in the Bible.
And these laws can operate in YOUR life just like they do mine.
Your knowledge or lack of knowledge of Kingdom laws can be the difference between life or death, victory or defeat!
It’s time you walked in freedom and prospered in your purpose through the laws of God’s Kingdom.
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