Rhapsody of Realities 12 December 2019 By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – Uphold Our Kingdom Ideals
Topic: Uphold Our Kingdom Ideals
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals (1 Corinthians 6:9 NASB).
When you study the synoptic gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke, you’d observe that Jesus extensively taught on the principles of our heavenly Kingdom. For example, in Matthew 19:5and Mark 10:7-8, He acknowledged the union of one man and one woman as the standard expression of human sexuality in a marriage relationship.
The apostles built on the same foundation. In Romans 1:27 (NKJV), the Apostle Paul reiterated the Master’s words, denouncing those who engage in same-sex practice. It says, “Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.”
Jesus said in John 15:19, “…ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world….” Refuse to be influenced by the system of this world, which is run by Satan. Don’t let your actions, reactions, thoughts, words, and responses be like those of the people of the world. Uphold our Kingdom ideals.
In our Kingdom, God’s Word is the final arbiter; we’re cultured and governed by the Word. Therefore, refuse to compromise the standards, values and principles of our heavenly Kingdom. Walk in the light of God’s Word and His righteousness.
I refuse to live like the rest of the world nor conform to their ways of doing things. I’m a child of the Kingdom, walking in the light of God’s Word and in His righteousness, boldly
John 17:14-16; I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.(15) I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.(16) They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
John 15:19; If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
1 John 2:15-17; Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.(16) For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.(17) And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Revelation 4; Hosea 11-14
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 19:38-42; 2 Chronicles 25
Rhapsody of Realities 12th December 2019 Devotional was written by Pastor Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D.). President of Loveworld Inc. aka Christ Embassy Int’l.