Category Archives: Lessons

The Kingdom of Heaven is Like:

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man
Struggling past and present associations who try to replace the dominate role God and family should have in his life.
One day he yields to the gentle prodding of the Spirit and who, though  late in life, begins to live a fulfilling, abundant, and rewarding life he could never have dreamed of.

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a woman
A woman who was hurt and torn by parents and siblings who seemed to be so needy but beyond her ability to help. But who resolves to raise her children up in the fear and admonition of the Lord

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a young woman
who has witness devastating turmoil in her family. Unfaithfulness, selfishness, bitterness, lack of love. But she looks within finds the God given strength to smile. To excel at school. To pray and meditate upon the word. She has learned that there is one who will never leave her nor forsake her. Who has nothing but thoughts of love and peace towards her and promises her a future and a hope.

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a woman
who is little in her own eyes but who allows the very big God within her to guide here and direct her as she works as a resource and a consolation to people all over the community.

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man
who faces a number of mountain high obstacles to enjoying a peaceful, productive, and spiritual life for himself and his children. Though at times the the way seems dim, he does not give up. He trusts in God who is working within and so he keeps fighting, he keeps struggling. As as he does, the light at the end of the tunnel gets brighter and brighter and larger and larger and nearer and nearer.

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a woman
who as struggled with past relationships and been hurt. Though the hurt was in a public fashion, she did not withdraw into the shadows, but launched a church and a ministry which is poised to bless the world.

What is your parable of the Kingdom?

Soldiers in the Army of The LORD

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers (kosmokrator skotos vs helios kosmokrator) of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (light phos)

  • Recruited
    • Before the foundations of the world. Ephesians 1:4 he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love
    • In our mothers womb Jeremiah 1:5, Isaiah 49:1
    • While we were yet in our sins. (Romans 5:6-11)
    • Called and drawn by God John 6:44
    • At the right time
  • Inducted –Federal law requires everyone who enlists or re-enlists in the Armed Forces of the United States to take the enlistment oath. Continue reading