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Kingdom Mandate (Getting past the past)

Hebrews 1:1, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in times past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

1 Corinthians 14:10, “There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification”

One of the major realities of life is that change is consistent and all things are subject to time and change. The implication is that one can only ignore change to his detriment. To achieve the ordained purpose of God for our lives therefore, we must learn to submit to what God is doing or saying at each point in time. The Bible tells us in I Corinthians 14:10 that there are many voices (emanating from families, traditions, cultures, etc.) and each voice is saying something significant to take us in a different direction and disconnect us from the purpose and will of God. One of the worst things that can happen to a child of God is to be disconnected from his source (Jesus).

The Bible clearly states in Hebrews 1 that God has in these last days spoken expressly through his son: Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the only approved mediator between God and man. Lots of the misconceptions in the world today especially in the church is because many have replaced Jesus Christ with their Bishops, Pastors, GOs, etc. as mediators. The failure of these human mediators to truly represent and communicate the correct concepts ordained by God has led to misunderstandings and disconnections in the life of many believers and many have even died on account of these. It is therefore critical to pay attention to mediums approved by God, otherwise failure will be inevitable.

Jesus Christ, our mediator did not mince words about the message he came to deliver to us. In the gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, he made it clear that the central theme of his message is ‘The Kingdom of God’and he remained consistent throughout his time here on reason why he came. Even the various parables he used were meant to point people to or describe what this kingdom is all about.

See Matthew 3:1-2, Matthew 4:17, 23, Matthew 10:17, Luke 4:43, Matt 5:3, 6:31, 23:13, 13:11, 16:19, and Mark 4:26,30

The truth is that right from the book of Genesis, God never intended to create a religion. What he had in mind when he created Adam was to extend the invisible kingdom to the visible world. His plan was to set up a kingdom with a king, a domain and royal family. Adam was however deceived and he lost the kingdom (note that Adam did not lose a religion but a kingdom). When Jesus came, his sole mission was to restore the kingdom that Adam lost and not to establish a religion.

This is why Jesus announced his arrival by insisting that the Kingdom of God is now available. He emphasized that until you are connected to the kingdom that you cannot succeed. There is a misconception today that the kingdom of God is yet to come. Some people even go ahead to preach the gospel of salvation, prosperity, holiness, etc. while ignoring the message of the kingdom for which Jesus came.

Holiness, Prosperity, salvation, new birth are all features and cultures of the kingdom and can never take the place of the message of the kingdom which is the epicenter of the message of Jesus.

It is crucial for us to do away with past misconceptions and embrace Jesus as the only mediator approved by God. This would mean rejecting every other message apart from kingdom message. This is the only way we can discover our calling, then we will be position to live according to the kingdom mandate.

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