Why the School of THE KINGDOM? What is the PURPOSE?

The School of the KINGDOM is for mature BELIEVERS, faithful FOLLOWERS of Jesus Christ. The Kingdom is for those who stand on TRUTH and rejects ALL human wisdom and anything that boasts of man's performance, efforts, or toil.

Ephesians 4:13 "until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ."

Mature BELIEVERS and FOLLOWERS know that EVERYTHING GOOD is from God, and it can only be received by Grace through Faith. Literally, EVERYTHING GOOD IS A FREE GIFT OF GRACE.

John 1:14, 16-17 "And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. For of His fullness, we have all received, and grace upon grace. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ."

Jesus is THE KING of the Kingdom of God, who is our Heavenly Father. The TRUTH is that we all have been given the same measure of Grace that Jesus came in. Yes, we too have Grace upon Grace upon Grace, and it will not end, and it cannot end because Jesus already went to the Father and sprinkled His Blood on the Mercy seat. We are SAVED and KEPT by CHRIST, FOREVER!

Romans 8:17 "and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him."

As such, FOLLOWERS of Christ, we are coheirs and colaborers. Having died to ourselves and having been made righteous IN CHRIST, we have a NEW LIFE, and we’ve been empowered to represent the King and His Kingdom on earth as HIS AMBASSADORS.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15 "For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf."

As we read and learn about the School of KINGDOM Living, pay close attention to the totality of the TRUTH you learn, especially regarding the Scriptures on the “will of God” and the will of the “Son.” Remember, we are called AMBASSADORS of CHRIST.

2 Corinthians 5:19-20 "namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God."

So we are SAVED! That is GREAT! But what exactly is Salvation?

According to the Bible, Salvation means to make something complete, whole, and absolutely perfect through and through FOREVER, lacking nothing, absolute mental peace and DIVINE HEALTH. Jesus was never sick! Jesus believed what His Father said and walked in complete divine Health.

Colossians 1:12-14 "giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."The School of KINGDOM Living is about exercising FAITH in HIS REST, which is to find our identity and purpose IN the finished work of Jesus Christ. According to the Bible, Jesus DID IT ALL, and we are to receive this TRUTH and rejoice. The ultimate will of the Father and the Son is transform us into the Father's image and likeness. It is the Father's good pleasure to finally fulfill His original plan, which is to love us as His forever Sons & Daughters made.

The Bible defines “salvation” as THE MOST COMPLETE GIFT ONE COULD EVER RECEIVE. And it can only be received by Faith. Nothing could ever top the Father’s Salvation. Nothing, ever!

Ephesians 2:1-8 "And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them."

Truth or Experience? Spirit or Flesh? Word of Faith, or SELF-reliance?

Here is a fair question! Do you place more faith in the TRUTH (what the Bible says) or in your own life experiences? Moreover, do you form your beliefs based on what the Bible says (TRUTH), or do you formulate your beliefs upon your personal experiences and those of others?

1 Corinthians 15:45-50 "So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven. As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly. Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly. Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable."

I personally BELIEVE the Word of God above ALL MY EXPERIENCES. Although I do not deny the facts related to this “fallen world,” regardless of my earthly experiences, I base my beliefs on the Word of God ALONE. For me, there is no debate. JESUS CAME TO HEAL EVERYONE BECAUSE IT IS CLEARLY STATED AS TRUTH IN THE BIBLE. My experience IS NOT TRUTH. My experience is a fact, no doubt, but facts can't SAVE ME or YOU. Only the TRUTH can save us. The Truth is, Jesus sent us to HEAL THEM ALL.

Colossians 3:1 "Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth."

When it comes to determining the TRUTH, I know His ways are above my ways, YET I have the mind of Christ, so, therefore, I know the TRUTH and PROCLAIM it, knowing it has already set me free!

Colossians 1:5 "because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel."

James 1:18 "In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures."

John 17:17 "Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth."

Therefore, I, in my flesh, because it is DEAD, don’t judge my circumstances nor my thoughts, or my feelings. I consider the WORD OF TRUTH ALONE.

Romans 3:4 "May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written, “THAT YOU MAY BE JUSTIFIED IN YOUR WORDS, AND PREVAIL WHEN YOU ARE JUDGED.”

Father's LOVE, MERCY, WISDOM, and FAVOR. Followers of Christ know that once BORN AGAIN, we are new creations, the old is gone, and we are made the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST. We are eternally one with the Father and the Son through the Spirit.

God, our Father, DID EVERYTHING through the cross of Jesus and we are now Ambassadors of Grace, empowered to live in and from the Father's Heart of Love.

Please enjoy all of the series from the School of KINGDOM Living.

School of KINGDOM Living Part 1

School of KINGDOM Living Part 2

School of KINGDOM Living Part 3

School of KINGDOM Living Part 4

School of KINGDOM Living Part 5

School of KINGDOM Living Part 6

School of KINGDOM Living Part 7

School of KINGDOM Living Part 8

School of KINGDOM Living Part 9

School of KINGDOM Living Part 10

School of KINGDOM Living Part 11

School of KINGDOM Living Part 12

School of KINGDOM Living Part 13

For an extra special treat, please see Dan Mohler preach on the concepts of KINGDOM Living.

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Craig Rogers
Craig Rogers

Grace Coach

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