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We Have Received A Kingdom - June 6th 2024

Updated: Jun 22

Thursday, 6th June, 2024

By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

 

“ And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me” (Luke 22:29 NIV).

 

A short while before the Lord’s crucifixion, He said something remarkable to His disciples. He acknowledged and commended them for their steadfastness, noting their faithful support during His trials. For that reason, He said, “…I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me” (Luke 22:29 NIV).


Hebrews 12:28 further helps us understand the depth of this proclamation. It says, “Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.”  At first glance, if not studied with caution, and in context, one might perceive this as a future promise. But that's not the case. It’s in the affirmative. 


If you read it from the Complete Jewish Bible (CJB), it conveys the sense of it being in the affirmative. It says, "Therefore, since we have received an unshakeable kingdom...." We have received an unshakeable kingdom; in this day and in this hour of our lives, we’re operating a kingdom. We live in a kingdom right now, and we exercise the authority, power, dominion and influence of that kingdom.


It’s a kingdom with an extraordinary heritage, but so many aren’t aware of this. While you're in this world, you actually belong in another operational world; so, you're living in two worlds at the same time, but you belong only to one of them, which is the Kingdom of God.


It’s the reason you must know the life and modus operandi of the Kingdom of God to which you belong and superimpose it on this natural world, which is the lesser world. You were sent to be a witness of the Kingdom to this natural world.


You’re the voice, the expression and the messenger of God’s Kingdom to the world. You’re to let the world know of the reality of the Kingdom and get them to become a part of God’s Kingdom; you’re the one with the keys to bring them in. What an honour that we were raised, authorised and commissioned to make this happen. Hallelujah!


PRAYER/CONFESSION

"Dear Father, thank you for conferring on us a kingdom of unshakeable authority and glory. I live in the reality of this truth and walk in the full blessings and extraordinary heritage of the Kingdom. I exercise the authority, power, dominion and influence of the Kingdom and walk on in victory, in Jesus' Name. Amen."


FURTHER STUDY

Luke 22:29 CJB; Luke 12:32 NIV; Colossians 1:13


1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

John 20:1-18; 1 Chronicles 20-22


2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:

1 Corinthians 15:50-58; Ecclesiastes 3-4


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