End Times Preparation
Understanding God’s Kingdom Laws
Preparing Ourselves for the End
Preparing Ourselves for the End times
Preparing for the end times requires that we know something about God’s Kingdom and how it works. If we have no idea of what the Kingdom of God is and how we are to live in it, or what principles come from it, then we are just guessing at what our own preparation should be.
This article will address the following questions:
- What is the Kingdom of God?
- What is the greatest sin in God’s Kingdom?
- What is the greatest virtue in God’s Kingdom?
In following articles in this series we will look at Kingdom Laws or Principles such as:
- the law of use
- the law of reciprocity,
- the law of constant prayer,
- the law of miracles’
- the law of division,
- the law of greatness, and
- the law of forgiveness.
What is the Kingdom of God?
A kingdom is a place where a king rules. The Kingdom of God is wherever God reigns. The Kingdom of God is not visible because God reigns in the lives of His subjects. It is a spiritual kingdom, not a visible one. In Luke 17:21, Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is within you."
Jesus taught us to pray a petition to God in the Lord's prayer: “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on Earth as it is in heaven.” This prayer shows the priority Jesus gave to the kingdom of God. We can say that the kingdom of God will come on Earth when the will of God is as respected here as it is in heaven, when the visible world totally reflects the invisible world. I think we can say this will happen during the end of the end times.
In the kingdom of God, everything is subject to God's power, instantly, with no question. In the visible world, here on Earth, there is resistance to God's will and that resistance will continue through the end times.
The kingdom of God is eternal. At the present time, it is an invisible kingdom here in our midst. Wherever there are true believers there the kingdom of God is because His kingdom is in us.
What is the greatest sin in the Kingdom of God?
The greatest sin is pride. There are a number of reasons pride is the greatest sin.
First, pride was the fundamental sin of Satan when he first sinned. Pride says, "I can do it better than God." and saying, one of the job of running the universe.
Second, pride inevitably leads to the sin of rebellion. By proudly carrying on our plan for our lives and those around us, we necessarily come into conflict with God's plan. That is why God says, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble".
There is no way that we can be neutral in the kingdom of God. We are either for Jesus, or we are against him. The proud are automatically against him, because their life is not yielded to him and to what he wants to accomplish.
Finally, pride leads to a sense of self-sufficiency, making us unwilling to learn or receive from God or man. Jesus said to be converted and become as little children. Children are trusting and they are teachable. He always want to learn from the father.
That wants a person becomes proud again become self-sufficient and cannot learn. The good things of the kingdom of God are given to those who ask. If you do not ask, you do not receive.
It is only when you realize that you are needy, and you can truly experience God. If you feel that you have no need, if you are totally self-sufficient, then you have closed God, out of your life. By pride, we sin against God and against ourselves.
What is the greatest VIRTUE in the Kingdom of God?
Pride is the greatest sin -and it is- then humility must be the greatest virtue.
It is humility that allows us to a knowledge that God has a claim on our life, that we are fallible, mortal creatures, and that God is the master of the universe.
It is humility that says, "I am a sinner, and I need to be saved."
Humility is the beginning of wisdom.
The truths is of the kingdom are only perceived by those who are humble. No one who is proud will ever gain anything from God, because "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble".
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