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Challenges to God’s kingdom

February 27, 2008


Recently I have become increasingly aware, through an intensifying urgency in my spirit, that the world is moving toward a “crisis” involving the kingdom of God, and that we, as Christ’s disciples, are to become intensely sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit in order to subdue the evil that is perpetrating this eventuality.  

We are to take bold and decisive counter measures against all insidious or blatant attempts by governments and New Age Denominational Christendom to pronounce edicts that suppress the preaching of the pure, fundamental Word of God. Such bold and decisive action by disciples should be initiated and conducted in the fullness of the power of personal holiness and the fullness of the divine power of the Holy Spirit as happened in the initial days of God’s kingdom once Jesus ascended and sat down at His Father’s right hand whereupon He was granted all power, riches, wisdom, might, honor, glory, blessing, and dominion, Revelation 5:12-14. 

I am persuaded that a marshalling of God’s “Joshuas”, so to speak, seems to be the call of God to His disciples; a call whereby we are no longer for ourselves or for our denomination, but for our Lord and His kingdom alone, Joshua 5:13-15, “And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Are you for us, or for our enemies? And he said, No; but as prince of the host of Jehovah am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What says my lord unto his servant? And the prince of Jehovah’s host said unto Joshua, Put off your shoe from off your foot; for the place where on you stand is holy. And Joshua did so.” 

It appears to me through my less than adequate sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s leading, that we are being called to cast off the numerous encumbrances of worldliness and comfortable “churchianity” that have entangle us, and strive to be free to enter into deeper, more meaningful prayer, deeper, more meaningful reading of God’s Word, and greater dedication to whatever spiritual battlefield God is calling us to. This is a call to go beyond our present kingdom tasks. This is a challenge to seek a higher calling, which will bring down the strongholds and principalities that are now well established throughout the world and throughout much of the New Age Christendom presently permeating fellowships. 

This is a new time in the history of God’s kingdom upon the earth. It is a time to rise up in the fullness of the Holy Spirit and resist the principalities and powers that are attempting to influence most religions and governments to remove God’s kingdom from the earth. It is a call to all disciples to stand in the power of the Holy Spirit against all that seeks to oppose the advancement of God’s kingdom in our streets, our homes, our schools, our governments, our universities, and our work places.  

Surely the Father has tolerated our excuses, our weaknesses, our sins, our divisions and our failure to believe He is who He claims to be for long enough. Such ungodly practices on our part have kept us from preaching God’s command to repent to our lost world, Acts 17:30. But now He wants His remnant warriors to be the first to repent, rededicate themselves, seek to be filled with His Spirit and to stand and deliver the gospel message of repentance to all the nations so that seasons of refreshment may come from the presence of God while His mercy toward all sinners yet remains, Acts 3:19. 

Bob Chapman MA

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