Is God’s Kingdom Already Here? Part 3


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I know that my prosperity Gospel brothers and sisters will not agree with this, but these are the days where we will endure suffering. We must prepare God’s people to suffer so that they not lose hope when hard times come. Paul explained this way in 2 Timothy 2:12,

“If we endure,

We shall also reign with Him.

If we deny Him,

He also will deny us.” (NKJV)

         The challenge or, the clear question is, what do we do now? Do we just seat on our butts and wait for the return of the Lord? Surely not, but we need to know how we are suppose to relate and engage the world.

         We can’t ignore the fact that God loves the lost.[1] We can’t ignore the fact that Jesus told us to go and preach the Gospel.[2] So, we know that we are not called to ignore the world; we have a responsibility to preach the gospel to them; that is indeed our main responsibility as it relates to the world. Jesus is passionate about the lost and the hurting. In Matthew 25:35-36 He states,  “for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.” (NKJV)

         Every church MUST actively be involved in these five key ministries: 1) Feed the hungry. 2) A homeless ministry. 3) A clothing ministry. 4) A ministry to the sick; and 5) A prison ministry. We are anointed by God to do these good works.[3] If we do not actively engage on these good works our faith is dead.[4]

         Shall we be fighting to change this world system? Is this world system with any hope? I believe that attempting to change the world is not biblical; I believe this world system will get worst.[5] However, the Bible tells us that God will destroy this system in one hour;[6] it will not take Him long at all. We are not in the business of changing the world; we are in the business of snatching folks out of the world and into the family of God.

 

To be continued…

 

 

 

[1] John 3:16

[2] Mark 16:15

[3] Luke 4:18

[4] James 2:17

[5] 2 Timothy 3:1

[6] Revelation 18:10

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