“UNDERSTANDING THE KINGDOM IS THE BEGINNING PLACE OF AGREEMENT”
When truth is revealed and those who are supposed to be champions of truth remain silent, it is evident that they have not learned how to rejoice with them that rejoice.
A great number of people who claim to be followers of Jesus don’t know the truth when it is revealed because they’ve become so conditioned by the culture of religion that they cannot embrace the culture of their own Kingdom citizenship.
There was absolutely nothing that Jesus gave the disciples or caused them to experience as a part of their divine destiny that did not start first with the knowledge of the Kingdom of God.
“But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness…….”
The knowledge of the Kingdom of God and His righteousness moves people from being religious and stiff-necked, stubborn and lawless while yet claiming to serve God and Jesus as their Lord.
The knowledge of the Kingdom of God restores the order that God purposed in the beginning for all of mankind from the very beginning with Adam.
All Jesus taught about was the Kingdom of God. He didn’t preach Jewry, or any other religion or their practices. Understand what I am saying, here is God in the flesh and He didn’t come preaching anything but the Kingdom of God.
The Kingdom is the sphere, the realm of God’s active reign over and through the people that He’s purposed for Himself. We were not called out into a religion called Christianity. We were called out from the world, into the kingdom of God’s dear Son, that from this place of humble submission we learn to rule and reign with the King.
Those who are of the truth acknowledge the truth and agreement becomes the place of power and there is a rejoicing of all of them who know and live the truth.
Jesus did not give the disciples a healing ministry without first having given them the doctrine of the Kingdom of God. He did not call anyone to establish a faith ministry or prosperity ministry or even a healing ministry. These aspects of ministry were contained in the bigger context which is the Kingdom.
We have made the Church first and the Kingdom second. We preach the protocol of the Church but we do not preach the Kingdom. Pastors have grown their churches off of marketing plans and programs and developed and garnered every measure of earthly success but are out of order.
We mastered Church order but not the right order which puts the Kingdom of God first. You cannot find in the Bible after the order of the New Covenant where you are priests before you are Kings. You are a royal priesthood. Royal comes first, then comes your priestly ministry. Submit to the royal power of the presence of the Kingdom first. James said, if you fulfill the royal (kingly) law according to the scriptures, that you love your neighbor as yourself you do well.
Peter said that you are a royal (kingly) priesthood, not just priest. John said that you are a nation of kings (kingly) priests. We’ve put the emphasis on prayer, or praise and worship, on ministering to the Lord, on trying to effect an atmosphere through priestly ministry but have not focused on the fact that Jesus came to first restore back to us the dominion that Adam had at the beginning as a King.
Understanding the Kingdom is the beginning of agreement because the first thing that Jesus gave the apostles was Kingdom revelation knowledge and commanded them to be attentive to what He was teaching them, that they would apply what He was saying, so that they would gain understanding.
I hear the Holy Ghost saying that you’ve been trying to fast your way there, trying to pray your way there and trying to sing your way there and you don’t know where there is. You’ve been trying to get in a place with God where God will move and He’s not moving because you’ve not accepted the place where He’s positioned you.
He brought you out of the dominion of darkness into the Kingdom of His dear Son and He’s made you through the blood of Jesus to become a nation of Kings. Look at where God has positioned you. Your apostle doesn’t understand this. He or she is still laboring under a church anointing, a delusion of power over others. They don’t understand this because they don’t understand the Kingdom although they use Kingdom terminology.
Your apostle doesn’t understand anything about the Kingdom of God because he’s still trying to get you to submit to his authority because he thinks to be an apostle means you’ve been elevated by God based on tenure and knowledge and that is not true at all.
The disciples that were hand picked were not chosen for their superior knowledge in the Old Testament concepts of prophetic gifting or praise and worship. They weren’t chosen because they were charismatic and dynamic in their relationship with God. The apostles came from a variety of backgrounds unrelated to the King and His Kingdom and He (Jesus) preached the Kingdom to them, taught them about the Kingdom and demonstrated the Kingdom to them and then He calls them to Himself and says listen fellas, the whole world needs what I am giving you. The fields are ripe and ready to harvest. I don’t want any souls rotting out there in the vineyard. Go out there and preach to them what I’ve preached to you and demonstrate the power of it as salt and light, that they may know by your works that God did indeed send me. Go preach the Kingdom of God to them and cast out devils, and heal the sick. Let them know that God’s active rule, His reign and dominion has arrived to free them from the religious bondage they’ve been in trying to serve me on their own terms, not realizing that the cloud has moved.
Beloved every apostle went forth with the knowledge of the Kingdom of God as being first and foremost and it is from the instructions of Jesus that they went forth introducing another government, the Kingdom of God, while holding forth the words of life.
The message Jesus preached before the cross was the Kingdom of God. He rose again on the third day just as He said He would and when He had joined Himself to His disciples again He spends 40 more days talking with His disciples concerning the Kingdom of God, and then He sends them to Jerusalem to be endued with power from on high that they would be the bold, effective witnesses that He called them to be.
What were they supposed to be witnesses to beloved? Religious professors, Bible school teachers, pastors and other leaders told you that they were supposed to go forth and give witness to the resurrection and compel men to come in that they would be saved. And that is all that we knew. But on closer examination Jesus sent His disciples to preach everything that Jesus had taught them, which certainly included what Jesus had taught them about the Kingdom of God. This is why Peter could call you a royal priesthood. He understood that you had been made to be kings. This is why James could tell you to fulfill the royal law. He knew that God was Supreme King and that the decree to love had come from the King, to His King, to the kings (you and I).
Even Paul understood the Kingdom of God and he had come into his ministry so many years later after having been a persecutor of the Church. It is just like God in His Sovereignty as Supreme King to choose who He wants to use and make them kings in the earth. Paul like Jesus preached the Kingdom of God and taught about Jesus Christ.
Paul and Silas more than 50 years after Jesus ascended up to heaven were preaching that which turned the world upside down. They were preaching that there was another King, Jesus. And this they preached contrary to the decrees of Ceasar.
When God wanted to invade earth and restore man back to God’s original purpose He invaded earth with a King, Jesus. When He wanted to extend His Kingdom throughout the nations of the world He had Jesus choose 12, then 70 and now you and I that we would carry the same yoke, the same burden, the same anointing, the same assignment, the same government that Jesus carried and that is the Kingdom of God.
Today’s so called apostles have grown up on the ideas of C. Peter Wagner, Bill Hamon and others who though they understand concepts like dominion, have not understood the connection between the message and its need to be preached and the fact that our dominion is not over nations and regions as apostolic citadels but our dominion is in the spirit realm over our own flesh, the Devil and our situations and circumstances as we apply the knowledge of God’s Kingdom to every area of our life.
Agreement is the place of power and until mankind understands the Kingdom of God they will continue to highlight subsets in the Kingdom and not the King Himself. But, when we come into agreement, oh glory to God……when we all begin to speak the same thing, when we are all carrying the message of the Kingdom and its Christ throughout the world as a witness to every nation just as Jesus commanded, then the end will come. That is our assignment and has been from the beginning.
Repent today and receive the good news, the Kingdom is present and Christ is the King of kings and Lord of lords. Come into your kingship and realize your authority to exercise dominion over your sphere of influence, impacting societies with God’s will, recreating and restoring a people back to what Adam lost.
Live the Kingdom driven life today recognizing that you’ve been made to be a nation of kingly priests. Walk in the fullness of God’s purpose and not just some narrow subsets that you were lead to believe was you walking in the fullness of the truth. Without the knowledge of the Kingdom of God, no matter who you are and what you were lead to believe, you cannot exercise authentic power, glory and might until you are submitted to the King who has made you to be a king.
Now if you are in agreement, show that you know that agreement is the place of power and come on and rejoice with them that rejoice because are are those who are of like precious faith. Today is the day that you break the soul-ties you’ve long held with those who are not authentic leaders but who either lead with the traditions of men or lead without the knowledge of the Kingdom of God in the simplicity that Christ is and all that He represents concerning the Kingdom of God.
Be the bold effective witness God has called you to be. Put His Kingdom first and join your brothers and sisters of like precious faith who have broken the bonds of religious tradition and the deceptions of man and returned to God’s original purpose which was to recreate you and I in His image and likeness again, having restored to us what Adam lost, which wasn’t religion but was the Kingdom.
Jesus is coming back and we are called to preach what will bring Him back but when He comes, He is coming for a Church without a spot or wrinkle. Let the knowledge of the Kingdom of God clean every spot and iron out the wrinkles we’ve had in our theology and relative lack of authenticity when it comes to lacking the knowledge of the King and kingdom just as Jesus preached it. This is the starting place of agreement with God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and those who the King has called to testify of Him.
We are called to be those who are of like precious faith who are also called of God to all be speaking the same thing. Kingdom Agreement is the beginning place of power.
Ambassador, Dr. Leonard Robinson
Kingdom Vision Ministries International-
P.O. Box 24532
Philadelphia, PA 19120