Pastor Kong’s Sermon 25, March 2017 The Kingdom of God Part 2

Genesis 1:26
Image: external physical form.
Likeness: similar inner nature.
Dominion: kingly ruler over territory.

We need to see ourselves as kings.
Let them have dominion = we represent the government of God.

Ps 24:1
We are rulers, not owners.

God gave human dominion over the earth, but not over each other.
Matt 20:25-26
It is ok to aspire greatness. However, we must serve others.
We are not to lord over each other.

Kingdom of God is the kingdom of kings who serve.
God is our Heavenly Father.
That makes us prince and princess.

John 1:12
All of us are royalties.

Rm 5:17
Reign in life: reign as kings in life.

Matt 5:5
The promise is to inherit the earth.
Psalm 115:16
God has given the earth to mankind.

Rev 19:16
King of kings. He is our King. Hence, we are kings under God.
We are kings who serve with dignity. We are not servile.

The devil attacks us in our self image.
We are kingly.

God gives us the power of attorney to act on His behalf.
Lease agreement God gave to Adam.
When Adam sinned, he gave it the devil.
God did not prevent fall because He was faithful to His word of giving dominion to mankind.
Luke 4:5-6
The devil had the lease agreement.

God legally moves on earth when we pray. Through prayer, we give God permission to move.
Matt 18:18-19
He can only release on earth what we allow.

How then should we live or function?

Mark 1:15
The kingdom of God has arrived.
Repentance = total change of thinking resulting in total change of action.

We must not become ignorant kings = not knowing of what the Bible says.
We are destroyed for the lack of knowledge.

In the beginning, Adam and Eve did not need to worry about food.
But now, people act based in fear of lack of food, water, clothing and housing.

The kingdom of God is the total opposite.
Matt 6:24-25, 30-32
Mammon: demonic spirit of materialism.
Mammon makes us worry about life, food, drink and clothing.
We must not worry. Our Heavenly Father knows we need all these things.
Matt 6:33
Divine priority.
We must seek fervently His authority.
Seeking Him first and only.

Because thr kingdom of God is so vast, it will fill us to the full capacity.
In all the goal and ambition, is it in line with what God says?
We must repent from the thinking of worrying.

We don’t work or worry for these things.
We work with the right motivation.

Luke 9:57-58
Sometimes, when we follow God, the cost is great that we lose home
Luke 9:59
When we follow the King, He will take care of our family.
Luke 9:61-62
This man’s heart was divided.

If He is Lord, then it is always yes. It is never a “but”.

Luke 18:18
This young ruler was rich and smart, too focused on success and wealth.
God is the King. He has the right to take anything from us.
Even if we let it go, God will take care of us.
This ruler was unwilling to part with his wealth.

Luke 18:24-25
Not all of the disciples His were poor. Hence, they were scared.

Luke 18:29-30
Nothing we give up for the kingdom of God is lost.
If we give up the priority of materials and put God first, we will receive many more from Him.

His rule, His realm and His word.
If we live for the King, we will not lose out

You can purchase his sermon here:
https://www.theinkroom.com.sg/products/the-kingdom-of-god-part-2-25-mar-2017-mp3-english

Posted March 31, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Kong Hee, Sermon

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