Fighting against God’s nation

Too many people are fighting against God’s nation! The only holy nation is the kingdom of God. Jesus said that it “comes without observation” and “is within you.” That invisible nation is manifested wherever the will of God is being done on earth.

God’s will isn’t always done. He doesn’t will evil. He doesn’t will rebellion against Himself. His will is that not any “should perish, but all come to repentance.” Although universal repentance is God’s will, the Bible shows us that many people will never repent and will be eternally separated from God. The kingdom of God requires that a human being allow the active, living presence of King Jesus to freely work, rule, and reign in and through a person’s individual life.

Human nature doesn’t want to be anyone’s “possession” (not even God’s) because “possession” means control and we humans don’t want to give up control. That’s why it takes great self-denial to surrender to the Lordship of the living Jesus. Many are called to “deny themselves” but few follow that call.

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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 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 in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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