“For our citizenship is in heaven (Ephesians 3:20, NAS).”
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom (Luke 12:32, NAS).”
“But Jesus said, ‘Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these (Matthew 19:14, NAS).”
“So Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in yourselves. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day (John 6:53-54, NAS).”
“Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom which He promised to those who love Him (James 2:5, NAS).”
“…just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel (Luke 22:29-30, NAS).”
Citizenship in God’s holy Kingdom requires relationship. Here we are back to intimacy. God calls His kingdom citizens to true citizenship, not religiosity. He calls us as sons, not slaves. Yes, we serve, but it is out of love from a heart of a son to a father, not slave to master. Citizenship means that we are “legal” which is how we are “legal heirs to the throne of God.” Religious members” are simply busy hired hands; always seeking to do, do, do in order to please “the boss”, yet they do not know Yeshua intimately. Therefore, their struggle is endless and tiring; exhausting because no one can please God from the work of the flesh.
Christ completed His work on the cross of Calvary. In becoming one with Jesus we become one with the Father. The “oneness” or “marital unity” between you and God means that you transition from two beings (king and slave) into one being (the King reigning through you making you free). With oneness, Jesus will supernaturally naturally flow through your mortal person. There is no work on your part to put forth. His work will flow through your state of spiritual rest.
As a citizen of God’s Kingdom, as one would as a citizen to any country, community, or home, we are to be good stewards over it. In this, we no longer seek to be “used” by God since being used means we will eventually be “used up.” As we love our country so dearly, the country (kingdom) simply pours through us. Just as you go on a trip, no matter what you see around you that you like, you still long for home and can’t help but talk about it without effort. Our most earnest desire is to be obedient to the King, know His heart at its core, and allow the love for and from Him to naturally move us to action, obedience, humility, and things of the like.
When we “drink the blood” and “eat of His flesh” this is a merging; it’s a oneness to the point of no distinction between you and He. This is intimacy at its pinnacle, it’s deepest, it’s greatest and utmost level.
Stay tuned for the next blog on “Thy Kingdom Come.” If you’re interested in more information about The Fiery Sword Ministries or my books, please visit my website.
Peace and blessings,
Alexys V. Wolf
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