Discipleship is tough; get use to it!


In Jesus’ kingdom, grey areas do not exist. There is black and white, right and wrong, moral and immoral, holiness and ungodliness. Therefore, denial of the self-nature is not the forming of an alliance between the principality of darkness and the principality of light so disciples can reign over kingdoms of compromise. Rather, it is the renouncing, disbanding and annihilation of one principality so they can be servants in a new one, “Know you not, that to whom you present yourselves as servants unto obedience, his servants you are whom you obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness”, (Romans 6:16).


Mere churchgoers enter buildings and sit in kingdoms of compromise. Disciples, however, are earthly traitors who renounce Satan and align with God and His boundless kingdom of power and have victory over every circumstance.


The kingdom of God came with power, not religious pontificating! Upon entering God’s kingdom, disciples are to become loyal, watchful subjects who are ready to deny themselves for the glory of their King and His kingdom, despite personal cost. And as the tsunami of radical Islam continues to intensify in neighbourhoods across the world, only such dedicated disciples will overturn the demonic principalities that reign in the hearts of these Muslims.


To loyal, non-compromising disciples, denial of the entire self-nature is therefore more than the comfortable renunciation of self’s reign over certain things in one’s life. Discipleship is total surrender to the will of Jesus, in every aspect of one’s life, (Galatians 2:20; 6:14). Disciples surrender their lives, lay down their crowns of self-glory, and take up the despised cross of the Prince of Glory and go on to live in the power of the kingdom of God and overthrow principalities and powers everywhere, (Matthew 10:24-42).


Discipleship is tough; get use to it – the kingdom of God needs you today!



Bob Chapman  


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