THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 3, No. 30 – Monday, 23rd July, 2018
(Jeremiah 46:25, Psalms 103:17-19)
THE PRIMACY CONTEST BETWEEN THE POWER OF GOD AND THE KINGDOM OF NO
Ever wonder why the Psalmist wrote in verse 19 of our second text that: ‘God hath established His throne in heaven and His kingdom ruleth over all’? Certainly, it could not just be because the pages of the Bible needed to be filled up with some words. For every word penned down in the Bible or even His spoken word is always with reason.
So then, among many other interpretations that may be ascribed to verse 19 of Psalm 103, one interpretation would inform us that the core message of this verse is that there are more than one kingdom in existence.
Since paragraph b of verse 19 concludes by stating that: ‘and His kingdom ruleth over all’, in my informed opinion, there are certainly three kingdoms within the realms of existence. First is the kingdom of God. Next is the kingdom of men. Finally, there is the kingdom of darkness also known as the kingdom of NO. Understand the constructive syntax of the word ‘rule’ or ‘ruleth’ used in the same verse 19. In the one sense, it means that kingdom represent authority or power. Why? For there to be some form of rulership, there must exist an authority conferring power to exercise control or ruling force.
Of course, for there to exist a kingdom, there must be a governing monarch, a throne exercising authority, power and rulership for paramount or absolute domination. Domination, because the word ‘kingdom’ is a composition of two words: king and domane—exercise total control over its subjects within its domane.
Understand further that when there is a contest between two kingdoms or between subjects of two separate kingdoms, it is the authority, power, rulership and ultimately the glory of the kingdoms and the presiding kings that is being challenged. So then, let me announce to you that every power, authority and rulership attacking you is attacking the glory and the authority of the king under whose kingdom you belong.
As a Christian therefore, whatever negative force or situation confronting you today is challenging the glory and authority of Christ. This foregoing statement has further implication of a most serious nature. It is the fact that it is spiritually absurd for a Christian to personalize any battle such Christian is going through.
For whether directly or indirectly, any stormy situation or oppression of the enemy confronting any Christian is confronting Christ with a view to bring down the glory of Christ, disgrace Christ and Christ’s power and to inform that Christian that Christ can do nothing in times of unfriendly situations and unkind oppressions of the enemy.
What do you think? That Christ will remain quiet perpetually? No, not the Son of God that I know. Every kingdom in contest with each other seeks primacy over the other. Do you think Christ will fold His hands and watch the enemy prevail? The enemy has had a field day until now. Watch out for the next and watch out for what will be the summary of your life. (To be continued next week).
IN THE END, WHEN TWO KINGDOMS CLASH IN BATTLE, IT IS THE LESSER THAT WILL GIVE WAY FOR THE STRONGER. THAT GOD SEEMS QUIET OVER YOUR SITUATION DOES NOT MEAN INDOLENCE OR INDIFFERENCE. IT SIMPLY MEANS SOME WORK IS ONGOING BY HIM UNDERNEATH UNKNOWN TO YOU OR HE IS YET TO ENTER INTO THAT BATTLE. SO, INVITE HIM IN TODAY.
Question and Answer Session:
Question: Tell us Pastor; what are the four strong reasons why a good Christian woman is not happy in her marriage despite the husband being the will of God for her?
Answer: Find out the answer on July 31st 2018.
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Backslidden – living in sin – needing fresh recommitment (say):
Christ Jesus, You are the Anointed One of the Most High. I come to you today as I am. In your mercy, help me out of my situation. Heal my soul, my spirit, my body, my life and my destiny. I acknowledge you as the only true lover of my soul. Please, deliver me on every side and save me through and through. I promise from the depth of my soul to be yours from henceforth, in Jesus name. Help me now O God. Be my Lord, my Saviour and my all in all from this day. Thank you Lord (read Ps.54 in closing and pray more).
HYMN: Christian Seek Not Yet Repose
1. O ‘God only wise’ I offer you special invitation into the battles and situations of my life today.
2. The abilities of my enemies to fast, to pray and to use weapons, I take them away today, in the name of the Lord Jesus.
3. You forces saying NO to my rising and progress, collide against the blood of my Saviour, Jesus Christ.
4. Flood of the kingdom of No, dry up from before my destiny.
5. My virtues, wealth and comfort carried away by the flood from the kingdom of No, be repatriated by the restituting hand of Jehovah Jireh.
6. Read Psalm 29 (and say): Voices from the grave imprisoning and stagnating me, be swallowed up by the voice of Jehovah.
7. Pray for the swift and successful marriages of sisters Ann, Tosin and every other sister trusting the Lord in this respect (this Ann & Tosin,i know not but please pray for them fervently with a heart of not taking ‘No’ for an answer). Please pray. I plead with you now for their times are swiftly running. Pray fervently now.
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