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A Thriving Christian Civilization is Inevitable – it’s Our Destiny: Part 3

journey of working from the inward to the outward

We must interpret the Bible from a corporate perspective, not only an individual perspective. Here are the Bible verses we’re looking at today: 1 Cor. 3:16 2 Cor. 6:16 Phil. 2:12 Mt. 5:16 1 Pet. 2:12 In the first two articles of this series we talked about heaven coming to earth and the invisible becoming visible. In this article we’ll take it to the final step of moving from inward to outward. It should be understood that while there is some overlap when talking about the invisible […]

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The Purpose of God is the Heavenly City Planted on Earth

new jerusalem and the purpose of god

Hebrews 11:9-11 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. The scriptures above are a reference to Abraham, who according to Paul (Rom. 4:16) was the father of us all. While he was the human father of many nations and the faith, he still had as his main focus […]

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New Jerusalem: The Pattern for the Nations to Live by

New jerusalem is our pattern the nations are to live by

Revelation 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. The nations are expected to walk in the light of the revelation of New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven, as evidenced by the scripture above, and a number other scriptures as well. For example, it’s a direct answer to the part of the Lord’s prayer when He taught us to pray: “thy kingdom come thy […]

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The Vision of God for Earth is Based Upon Heavenly Jerusalem

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  Hebrews 12: 22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, Did you know that the writer of Hebrews clearly revealed that the early believers had already come to the heavenly Jerusalem? It is stated very clearly in […]

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This is Why God Shakes Everything in Earth and Heaven

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  Hebrews 12:26-28 26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29 For our […]

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Daily Working in the Kingdom with Our Eyes on the Ultimate Prize

Doing God's work in light of the eternal purpose

It’s of importance to take into account the fact that Jesus did many works during His time on the earth that weren’t obviously connected to the overall purpose of God for mankind. He would cast out devils, heal the sick, raise the dead, and model the type of humanity He had in mind when creating us. Yet, His purpose for being manifest in the flesh was to die on the cross for our sins, be resurrected, and be taken back into heaven where He was sent from, […]

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The Powerful and Compelling Freedom and Responsibility God Has Given Us

In ‘The Secular City‘ by Harvey Cox, he uses the terms Law and Gospel in interesting ways (P. 46). He’s not using them, in the case of the Law, with the idea of walking in obedience to God’s commands, but rather, in regard “to the tension between bondage to the past and freedom for the future.” He goes on to say this: “Man cannot live without Law, but when Law becomes wholly determinative, he is no longer really man.” What he means by determinative there is that […]

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The Kingdom of God: An Alternative Civilization

Many Christian wrongly assume that the kingdom of God is the same as the church. That’s not accurate. The kingdom of God is all-comprehensive, while the church serves a vital, but limited role in the overall picture of things. The purpose of the church is to model the kingdom of God at the local level, while teaching the nations to learn and obey all the commands Jesus taught the disciples, which is another way of saying all the laws and commands revealed throughout the entirety of the […]

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The Extraordinary Implications Of The New Creation On Planet Earth

I don’t think most Christians understand what it means in the Scriptures that we are a new creation. Not only that, but the fact the new creation goes beyond the individual to the corporate New Jerusalem. The basic difference is when we’re identified as new creatures it is a reference to the individual Christian, and when New Jerusalem is mentioned, it refers to all the people of God – past, present and future combined. What I want to focus on is what this means in the present […]

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The New Creation Civilization Starts from Within and Works its Way Out

Some have asked me concerning what this New Creation Civilization thing all about. A large number of Christians aren’t aware of the comprehensiveness the creation was meant to be by God, and in the aftermath of sin and the consequent solution offered by the work of Jesus Christ on the cross and His subsequent resurrection, the awareness of the totally of God’s plan has in many cases, contracted even more. While it can be overwhelming for those that haven’t heard these things before, the reality is it […]

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