God’s present day intervention (the kingdom of God)

If we don’t pay attention, we fail to notice many God interventions. Watch for them. The Good News of the kingdom of God, is that Jesus is personally available to intervene in your life and to forgive, heal, and set you free.

When life’s out of control, there’s healing in surrender to the rule of King Jesus! The rule of King Jesus begins inside you, when you align your will to His will. Let King Jesus invade your mind & heart & set up His kingdom there!

God’s interventions in the human heart are often ignored, denied, or resisted. To disobey the voice of Christ in you, is to rebel against the kingdom of God. There’s only room for one King in the kingdom of God (one Head of state). If we’re not being ruled by God’s kingdom, then we’re in the kingdom of darkness.

The kingdom of God isn’t a physical territory. It’s anywhere God is allowed to rule. When Jesus is allowed to fully rule in a person’s life, that’s the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God begins with the overthrow of self-rule and pride. Without repentance (personal surrender and realigning) Christ can’t rule in your life. To be in the kingdom of God is to continually manifest the fruit of the Spirit.

If you won’t let Jesus daily rule as King inside you, you’re avoiding His kingdom. When Jesus is ruling in people, their lifestyle demonstrates His presence and His will. Christ-followers are called to be ruled by the living Jesus, not by our human nature. To say, “Your kingdom come,” and then refuse to daily obey King Jesus, is hypocrisy.

Some people spend their life trying to avoid Divine intervention. I need it! (If you don’t want Divine intervention in your life, don’t read the Bible regularly!)

Jesus intervenes without force. He invites us to follow Him, but doesn’t demand it. If you have never allowed the living Jesus to intervene in your life, religious information about Him doesn’t do much good.

It’s grace that Jesus invites you to enter the direct rule of His kingdom. Being in the kingdom of God involves surrender to the rule of King Jesus! Leave the anarchy of self-focus and surrender your will to His rule.

Let “Christ in you” go beyond theology into obedience to His daily, inner, lifestyle intervention. That’s the kingdom of God! Invite the living Jesus to actively intervene in your life, then stand back! Prayer asks God to intervene. Obedience accepts His intervention in His way.

If your love for the living Jesus has diminished, you’ve quenched the Holy Spirit and resisted His interventions. Jesus doesn’t want your vote. He wants your daily obedience to His will. True greatness comes the rule of the living God, not from human governments. The kingdom of God has much more to do with your conscience than your politics. Jesus’ platform is the kingdom of God first!

The most important government on earth is the Kingdom of God. Let Jesus rule in you! Human nations and governments can easily become idols and distract your heart from Jesus. Citizens of the kingdom of God owe their full loyalty to the living Jesus. Country, party, race, or disagreement shouldn’t divide citizens of God’s kingdom.

Humans are full of inner, Divine interventions, calling us to good, that we too often ignore. Sometimes outward events are neither circumstances or consequences, but Christ interventions.

If we allowed the risen Jesus to intervene, He would disrupt our church services. The Pharisees didn’t want an interventionist Jesus. Sometimes Christians don’t either. But life’s not a waiting room for Heaven. It’s a battlefield for learning to obey Jesus.

Inner intervention: 
In my soul night, 
I received invisible sight. 
The glorious Light 
Of the living Jesus
Was suddenly revealed.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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