Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Your kingdom is not of this world.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
We each have a portfolio, and we all have an equal privilege and equal opportunity to glorify God because we each have a full portfolio, full of the same powerful assets.
We saw in 1Peter 2 our status as God’s own people, and how we can neglect these assets we have been given, and one way we do that is by obeying fleshly lusts.
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Satan has tricked us into mentally relying on something or someone for happiness, even though that thing or person is only of this world, and therefore only temporary.
It’s when you don’t think there is a problem that you have no chance to come out of it.
How great is your darkness when you THINK you are in the light?
The world is not your home, so don’t make yourself cozy in it.
We need to personally claim by faith these types of statements and scriptures for ourselves.
Can we personalize the statement like this:
“The world is not my home, so I’m not going to get cozy in it.”
And when the Lord said He came to set us “free indeed,” this freedom He wants for us includes freedom from slavery to sin, death, and THIS WORLD. JOH 8:36
1PE 2:11 Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.
We are involved in an invisible war called the Angelic Conflict, and part of that war is what we do to ourselves by our own negative decisions and by our clinging to the wrong things.
Don’t indulge your ego at the expense of your soul.
And we all want to be happy, but we are deceived into thinking the things of this world will make us happy!
MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD.
Don’t be deceived by Satan into being a slave of something in this world.
Have you been wasting your time by investing in the wrong kingdom?
Have you forgotten where your true inheritance lies?
The LORD knows the days of the blameless,
And their inheritance will be forever.
When your eye is focused on the things of the world and the treasures in this life, your eye is bad and sees only darkness, even though you think itâ€™s light.
Your portfolio is basically carrying all the privileges of your heavenly citizenship, which we inherited at the moment of faith in Christ.