The Kingdom of God is within you…

Jesus said:

“for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”

(Luke 17:21b KJV)

The Lord has really been showing me recently just exactly what this means in terms of world wide revival and His focus on the hearts of men, women, boys and girls all around the world…

When Jesus was on the cross He took upon Himself all of the sin of every man, woman, boy and girl who had ever lived, was living or was yet to live…

He finished His intercession on the cross with the words “It is finished” but before finishing He said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do”…

We each crucified Jesus to that cross and we each did not know what we were doing and we each have had the word of the Lord Jesus spoken to the Father “Father forgive them for they know not what they do”…

It is the Father’s perogative who He is going to save, Jesus has made “the propitiation for our sins but not for our sins only but for the sins of the whole world” scripture tells us…

All those whom the Father gives to Jesus “will come to Him” and anyone who comes to Jesus, Jesus “will in no wise cast out” scripture tells us…

So “the kingdom of God is within us”, those of us who have been chosen by God for salvation and given to Jesus by the Father, set apart for His glory, given to Jesus as His Bride, His Church, His Body on this earth…

We are the “called, chosen and faithful” as scripture tells us…

Now all around the world the Father is giving more and more souls to Jesus for the Holy Spirit to “cause to be born again” as scripture tells us, for “light to shine out of darkness” and “shine in our hearts the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ” as scripture tells us…

All this occurs in the heart, all this is unseen, but the results of this become manifest in a changed life and a life which is, in increasing measures, lived for the glory of God…

“Do you not know that you are not your own? You have been bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body” as scripture tells us…

This word comes true in our lives because it is spoken by “the One who calls us”, who is “faithful” and who will “bring it to pass”…

As the kingdom of God grows within us we begin to seek unity with those others in whom the Holy Spirit is creating this kingdom, unity in the Spirit in the bond of peace…

God is looking for worshippers who worship Him in spirit and in truth, these are the kind of worshippers which He seeks, this has everything to do with the heart…

This is the revival which God is establishing in His Church at this point in history, it is a revival of the heart, turning our hearts towards Him again…

The result of this “hidden” action will eventually result in a very “un-hidden” manifestation of passionate love for God being unleashed through these members of His Church who have had the kingdom of God growing in their hearts to demonstrate His love and His truth to all they come in contact with, they will fear no one and will be very bold in doing what the Lord tells them to do, their aim will be plain and simple, to establish the kindgom of God within the hearts of more and more souls which have been given to Jesus by the Father…

To bring in the harvest of souls which will make up the full number of “the Church of the Firstborn, who’s names are written in heaven” as scripture tells us…

In this context, there’s a music video of UK band Delirious? performing their song “History Maker” which I would like to include at the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Nhbzfbe_xS0&vq=medium#t=12

We are fellow-workers with God in His mission to bring in His harvest and He has told us to “pray that the Lord of the Harvest will send forth labourers into His harvest field”…

We are His labourers, whatever He has established in us of Himself to this point in time we can establish in others through intercessory prayer and also through personal testimony and witness as He leads us into contact with others who He is drawing to Himself…

As the song by Roy Turner (Kingsway’s Thankyou Music 1984) says in it’s first verse:

“All over the world the Spirit is moving
All over the world as the prophet said it would be
All over the world there’s a mighty revelation
Of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea”

This work is going on, it may not be met by fanfares and adulation but by faith and by the Spirit within us we know as we pray that it is going on and we rejoice that the kingdom is advancing and that “the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”…

Praise You Jesus, in the words of another song by Dave Richards (Kingsway’s Thankyou Music 1977):

“For I’m building a people of power
And I’m making a people of praise
That will move through this land by My Spirit
And will glorify My precious name

Build Your church, Lord
Make us strong, Lord
Join our hearts, Lord, through Your Son
Make us one, Lord
In Your Body
In the kingdom of Your Son”

Hallelujah Father, work through us all to establish Your kingdom in the hearts of those who You have chosen for salvation “not from among the Jews only but also from among the Gentiles” in Jesus Name by the power of the Holy Spirit, so let it be, Amen and Amen…

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Technical Director - Design, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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One Response to The Kingdom of God is within you…

  1. Again, searching through the stats this morning someone from either France, India, NZ or USA came across this post yesterday searching for the Roy Turner song I quoted the first verse of – very interesting…

    I say Amen to this thread – this is the will of God and this is what He is achieving – and I say further – further to what I saw then that He is also establishing His Church in local communities – and will – all over the world – as a practical demonstration in the communities of the world of His Power to transform lives and enable people from diverse backgrounds to live and dwell together in unity and show His Love…

    He showed me yesterday and again this morning that the spirit of shutdown is not something which someone else does to us but something we allow to “overtake” us…

    No matter how we are treated by others – no matter how much they misunderstand us, malign us or contradict us – no matter how they treat us – we can still love them – we can refuse to believe the lies which they are speaking about us and we can choose to love them – not try and convince them of our “rightness” but instead love them – this breaks down all barriers – this is what will establish His Church in this earth as the only demonstration of Christian Unity which is based on truth – the only demonstration of Unity which is based on Truth – He loved us while we were yet sinners – as we demonstrate that to the world – laying down our lives for them – the world will be saved… 🙂

    Love You Jesus… 🙂 You are the Victor and You are the Conqueror and You showed us how by laying down Your Life on the cross for us… We Love You Lord… You are our Lord and our Redeemer… Praise You Jesus… 🙂

    To You belongs Eternal Praise… (Clapping)… 🙂

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