And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Revelation 1:5-6
To believers in Jesus the Christ who are reading this article, I want to encourage and remind you that you are not only saved from something, but you are saved for something. Being saved from hell includes being saved for heaven and not just going to heaven when we die either, but allowing heaven to go through us as we live. We are all called to be His Ambassadors here on Earth. When we shout in our meetings, Jesus is the King of kings, it is important to remember that you are those kings. We are kings that rule, make decisions, bring answers and influence people. We are called, created and empowered with great authority to be the salt and light, bringing God’s solutions to this world.
Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” Revelation 11:15
There are three realms to look at in this today, the Kingdom of God, the kingdom of darkness and the kingdoms of this world. It is the mission and desire of the first two to influence the last.
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You have been given a place in your life to occupy and rule, your home and workplace among others.
In 1994, I was hired as the marketing director of a large technology firm reporting to the CEO. I knew nothing about the industry. One afternoon he asked me if I had any ideas to increase sales. I didn’t, but I knew the ONE who did, so I prayed. Within a short time the idea that came from that prayer produced a seven figure increase to sales. “The more time we kneel in His world, the more we will walk in influence in this one.” I was later promoted in one of his other companies to vice president, general manager and then to president. In my 14 years with that company, I helped to create jobs, married several couples, helped people through hardships and led many to Christ.
That’s the Kingdom Perspective!
Don Sturiano, pastor of Kingdom Life Christian Church, can be reached at 776-0026.