Monday, April 27, 2009

Well, well, well; I have returned.

Instead of just doing something of my own accord, I decided to ask in my spirit if I should do it. How surprised I was when I was told simply, 'no.'

Intrigued by this, I began to formulate in my mind what to do next; however, I must admit there was a 'why' lurking there. Before I could continue, I heard very distinctly, 'obedience is better than sacrifice.' That ended my inquiry.

Now, I am thinking about obedience and sacrifice; in fact, this went on for another day or so. What an interesting revelation surfaced. Obedience is sacrifice; often obedience is yielding our desire to His wishes. We are laying down our way for his which often requires sacrifice.

How interesting.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Characteristics of a King.........

Sorry about the delay; when one is sick, one does not care what happens after working all day as a Social Worker which is a tough job.

Yes, you are so right. It is very hard for one who has been raised in a democracy to understand kings and kingdoms. That is why I wanted to post what I have learned about kings and kingdoms.

Characteristics of a king are (won't give all of them in one shot): First, they are never voted into power; they are inherent from birth. He is king by birthright and cannot be voted out of power. He can be killed and the power taken from him in the world system; however, that is not what The King intended.

A king cannot be voted out of office or depart due to term limits. A dictator may be brought down by an uprising or other violent means. The King of Heaven reigns by sovereign right of creation. He will never be voted out of power. Nor will He ever be dethroned. We read about a possible ursurper named Lucifer and he failed; oh, how he failed. We read in Revelation 11:15b
as follows:

The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign for ever and ever.

Okay. A king's authority is absolute. Authority that is inherent to his kingship. Therefore, the king's word is law. The king's word is law so rewards follow obedience; severe penalties follow disobedience.

A king owns everthing in his kingdom or domain. Kingdom comes from king and domain. No one in a democracy owns the country. Dictators act as though they own everthing and acquire it by fraud, theft, and corruption. A king, on the other hand, personally owns everything in his domain. A kingdom is the only form of government where the ruler owns everthing and everyone. We read in Psalm 24:1 as follows:

The earth is the Lord's and everthing in it, the world, and all who live in it. And in Psalm 50:10 we read, Every animal of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.

One final thought for today....
A king's decree is unchanging. A democracy can change, amend, revise, or revoke; dictators do whatever they want when they want to without consulting anyone. However, once a king issues a decree, it cannot be changed; not even by the king himself. Remember Daniel? Darius had issued a decree and sealed it with his seal. When he discovered that he had been trapped, he himself could not change it. Rather he had to believe that Daniel's God would protect him from the lion's in the den.

On a lighter note, did you know that minerals play a very important part in one's health? After being sick for 10 or so days, the health store called to say that the minerals I had ordered had arrived. As I drove across the street to get them, I sensed in my spirit that I should take a double dose of them immediately. That is when I started to feel better an hour or so after taking them.

Dosing doubles that day and the next, my symptoms fled and I started to gain my energy and the desire to do what I needed to do once more. Just a health bulletin; LOL

Monday, September 15, 2008

Book Title is 'Understanding the Kingdom; Kingdom Principles'

First of all, we have to learn the concept of what a kingdom is. A kingdom is a dominion ruled by a king. A king has to own land in order to have a kingdom. Because he is the owner, he has the right to give and take from his citizens. He has the right to make the laws and to punish those who do not keep the laws; he does not answer to anyone else. He owns everything in his kingdom; his citizens take care of his lands, possessions, and all that he owns.

In Psalm 47:7-9 we are reminded that the earth belongs to God who is the King of all the earth; sing to Him a psalm of praise. God reigns over the nations; God is seated on His holy throne. The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham, for the kings of the earth belong to God; He is greatly exalted.

So the first king was God. He set up a perfect kingdom in the garden of Eden as a colony of His kingdom in heaven. There was no want in the garden, there was no sickness, and there was no strife. It was as perfect as heaven itself.

Everyone on earth is searching for that perfect kingdom whether we know it or not. Each of us has the desire to rule over our lives, our situations, and whatever else afflicts us. It is in us to rule; not to rule over others but to rule our own territory. When Adam and Eve gave away the kingdom, all sorts of government came into being. However, none of them is adequate because God established the only form of government that works. Even that is corrupted by kings who are evil.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Don't tell me that we are not seduced by color!

Oreo cookies are not of much interest to me; they are kind of a sweet 'blah' and too crunchy. Ambling through the Halloween section of Target the other day, I saw oreos with bright orange centers! How intrigued I became; I picked up the package and read that the orange was flavored Oh my, I thought, orange and chocolate; what a delight. Of course, I bought a package. Oh, you know that I did.

Upon reaching the kitchen with this new delight, I opened the package trembling slightly with the prospect of the flavors of chocolate and orange. My first bite was a delight and then I had to have a second one because I was not sure that I could really taste the orange. Unsucessfully, a third one was taken and then I realized, Oreo cookies are not the taste treat that I expected. I had been seduced by color; they now reside in the back of my pantry. Yes, I will probably eat them; throwing away food is a very hard thing to do. Possibly, my office will be blessed with Oreos with bright orange centers.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Approaching with trepidation...........

The main reason for wanting a blogspot is so that I could share the Kingdom of God with others.
First of all, I aim to share what I have learned about kingdoms in general so that there is some understanding as to what they are.

We in America do not know about kingdoms or how they are operated because we live in a democracy. We have a president; we do not have a king. A president is replaced every eight years. A king lives on until he dies; then his kingdom passes on to a decendant. We have a say in our government or, at least, we have always thought that to be true; a kingdom decrees and the subjects obey or pay the consequences.

In the coming blogs, I will be sharing what I have learned as Myles Munroe teaches in his latest book; maybe, I will even recall the name of the book next blog.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Okay! This is my third attempt to post.

It is interesting, to say the least, how to learn to use these pages. The first blog was long, full of wisdom, and very informative. Somehow it was lost; I am still trying to figure out how it was lost.

The second attempt was saved, posted, and I thought a success. However, the result was an empty blog page; I think even the kitten wondered, 'What is going on, here.' I have decided that I have to get wise before I can dedicate this blogspot as I desired. Here goes.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Welcome to my Blog!

Hi there, and welcome to my corner!