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#303 Kingdom: Producing the Kingdom in Us

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word [All Logos] , and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [2] He was in the beginning with God. [3] All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. [4] In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

John 1:9 There was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. [10] He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. [11] He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. [12] But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, [13] who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 1:14 And the Word [Logos] became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1: 18] No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.

In all these scriptures we are going back to before the world was or any THING existed. “In the beginning” is translated from the Greek word “arche” which is translated in 2 Thes 2:13 “God has chosen you as first-fruits.” In other translations it says “God has chosen you ‘from the beginning.’ In Hebrews 6:1 it is translated as the “first principles.” The literal Greek says “let us leave the word of the beginning of Christ.”

In Revelation 3:14 “arche” is translated as The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this: [15] `I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I would that you were cold or hot. Here it refers to the origin or the source of all things. We want to use this nuance of meaning [source or origin or that from which every thing issues and has its beginning] to speak about the exact “beginning point” of everything connected with the Kingdom of God and the manifested sons of God. This , of course, includes the “man- child company”, the “bride of Christ”, “the 144,000", the “overcomers” and the “bondservants. Everything eternal has its beginning in God, Himself.

My theory is that if we miss this reality in our experience we will only find frustration in the fulfillment. The truth is that we will never be able to fully manifest Christ as long as we are manifesting flesh. According to what Paul said the greatest hindrance to the growth of the spirit is the activity of the flesh. The activity of the flesh is also the greatest hindrance to the development of the Kingdom within us and therefore the greatest hindrance to the manifestation [apokalupsis– revelation] of the sons of the Kingdom.

Then what exactly IS our hope of glory? It is this incorruptible seed of God , the Spirit of Christ, the living and developing Word of God within us. All religious effort, all works of the flesh, all outward ministry, all successes of the anointing with the gifts, will amount to nothing “incorruptible” but just more “corruptible work” that will be burned in the fire. Only that which is “incorruptible” can produce the incorruptible. The corruptible can only produce the corruptible. Unless this “corruption puts on “incorruption” death will never be swallowed up in Life. One of the greatest struggles today is in putting on this “incorruption.” That means “putting on the incorruptible Word”, CHRIST [ that IS eternal seed coming to full growth] When this transformation is lacking we are destined to corruption. In other words corruption is the default mode and if we don’t put on incorruption we default to corruption.

If we could put this into the first man we could say that Adam can only produce Adam in multiplied forms, colors, races, traditions, cultures and diverse religions. We have a tendency to readily accept a “religious Adam” as “Christian” IF he is an orthodox Adam. We reject a “cult Adam” because we recognize he is not orthodox. The fact is that there is nothing about Adam or anything that is of or in Adam that can possible become “Christian.” The “Christian Life” demands that we completely escape from Adam through death and burial. We can see that inviting Adam to come forward to “be saved” is an “altar call of futility” that can produce nothing.

Inviting Adam to come forward for death and burial is primary to receiving the engrafted Word which is able to save our souls. Part of the frustration is trying to get the “engrafted Word” to grow in the old Adam and to produce eternal harvest. This is a spiritual impossibility. If God had attempted to save Adam 2000 years ago, we would have never heard the word “Christian.” That means if the Living and abiding Word of God [Logos] had been impregnated into ADAM nothing could have been produced that was named Jesus. It was for that reason that the Holy Spirit overshadowed a virgin and planted in her the sperma of the Word of God so that what was birthed was the “Son of God.”

This fact is well preached! What we must fully understand is that this same process must be repeated millions of times in our day IF there is ever going to be a “manifestation [apokalupsis] of the sons of God.” Only that which is born OF GOD can be called the “sons of God.” It is for this reason that the “believers” are called “VIRGINS” in 2 Corinthians 11:2-3.

2 Cor 11:2] For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. [3] But I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.

Since the engrafted word is implanted into “VIRGINS” this seems like a good place to begin in our Christian life. This term “virgin” denotes something spiritual and not something natural or human. It denotes a brand new beginning that is undefiled, pure and special. There is no other “religion” that can return us to the “VIRGIN STATE” so we can be overshadowed by the Holy Spirit and impregnated with the “living and abiding sperma of God.” This “experience” is unique and exclusive and relates only to the Christian. What makes the Christian unlike anything else upon this earth is the sperma or the seed of God that dwells within the Christian that forms the new inner man [embryo] who is in the image and likeness of God. (embryo is that part of the seed that forms a new living being)

2 Cor 4: [3] And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, [4] in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

The Word of God, the Spirit of Christ, the Light of the world IS the Image of the invisible God.

Col 1: 13] For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, [14] in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. [15] And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation.

Col 3: 8] But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth. [9] Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, [10] and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him

In the same way that Christ is the Image of God and was taken from the bosom of the Father and He IS the Word made flesh that dwelt among us, we also are recreated in the image of Him who created us. However, laying aside the flesh Adam precedes the putting on of the “new self.” [Col 3:8] This is where the problems within the church originate and is the result of neglecting to put aside the works of the flesh and insisting that Adam to be fully crucified within us. It is then that we can confess; “Adam [the old “I”] has been crucified with Christ and it is no longer Adam [the old “I”] that lives within me, nevertheless, I [the new self] live. The “new self”is Christ who lives in me and the life that I now live, I live by the faith of Christ.”

Manifesting “Christ” OR manifesting “Adam” seems to be the only choices available to us. Manifesting both from time to time is not God’s plan. This is “the two fountains of frustration” that we saw in James 3. One is sending forth fresh water and the other bitter. James says that these things shouldn’t be but obviously they are that way. Of course if old Adam no longer lived, then only Christ would be manifested or revealed.

Maybe God has a plan for the old “I”(Adam) as the solution to this dilemma. This part is very clear! God has clearly assigned the “old I” to death and burial in water baptism. Then God sent the Holy Spirit to war against the flesh. The strength of the problem with the “flesh Adam” is then revealed again. God has designed a personal cross for the old “I”. Unless “I” take up that personal cross daily and follow Jesus “I” cannot be His disciple. In other words He cannot teach “I”! Why is this so demanding and essential? Because the “old I” is the source of the flesh and the manifestation of “I” is the manifestation of flesh. As long as the “I, Adam, flesh” is manifested, Christ cannot be manifested in fullness. If Christ cannot be manifested in some fullness then the sons of God cannot be manifest. If the “sons of the Kingdom” cannot be manifest then the Kingdom cannot be manifest. The “old I’ can surely preach and teach the doctrines of Christ and the Kingdom but can never manifest eternal things or taste of the power of the age yet to come.

If God does not put something of Himself in us there is no hope that we will ever fit into eternity or that He will be able to use us in His eternal plan. This “essential part of God” that He puts into us is His sperma, the living and the abiding Word of God, the Spirit of Christ. If every real Christian receives this same seed of God why is there so much diversity of experience between Christians? While the Divine Seed is the same, the soil in which it is planted varies all over the place. Jesus makes application to the soil as of four different kinds but three of these four “kinds of soil” doesn’t bring forth anything. Only one kind of soil brings forth something eternal and even that “good soil” brings forth three different quantities of harvest. Even the good soil produces varying amounts of either 30, 60 or 100 fold

It is for that very reason that we just cannot be satisfied that we are “born again by the living and abiding Word of God.” That is just planting season but if the soil is not good or there is hard ground with rocks or thistles there will be no harvest. Therefore, preaching that “whosoever will” can come forward and receive the Lord as personal Savior may be sharing truth but not preparing anyone for harvest. These folks can sit in the church pew for 35 years with some sort of confidence that “I am born again” IF that is what we are preaching! IF we preach the Kingdom at least some should gain the faith to participate in the Kingdom.

My theory is this; even a valid born-again experience guarantees us nothing in the Kingdom of God. With the born-again experience we can “see the Kingdom” but that is short of “entering the Kingdom.” Trying to bring forth a Kingdom harvest in the wilderness is very frustrating because of the problems with the soil, weather, rain, sun and other conditions. God only reveals harvest in the promised land, Canaan or the Kingdom. The best harvest is experienced when the citizens of the Kingdom are living within God’s laws and His government. That means under His sovereignty.

Joel 1:10] The field is ruined, The land mourns, For the grain is ruined, The new wine dries up, Fresh oil fails. [11] Be ashamed, O farmers, Wail, O vine-dressers, For the wheat and the barley; Because the harvest of the field is destroyed. [12] The vine dries up, And the fig tree fails; The pomegranate, the palm also, and the apple tree, All the trees of the field dry up. Indeed, rejoicing dries up From the sons of men.

The Bible is full of instances when Israel departed from the laws of God and failed to honor God with their produce and then the crops failed. The enemy came in and foreigners ruled over Israel. It is my opinion that only “sons of the Kingdom” can bring forth “sons of the Kingdom” and that ONLY by preaching the “word of the Kingdom.” After conception by the “incorruptible sperma of God” the church must still grow to full birth. The visible church [woman] must bring to birth the “man-child company” who is to be caught up to the throne of God. REV 12:1 And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; [2] and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth. [5] And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne. We can be assured that the “woman–visible church “ will bring the man-child company to full term and give birth. Israel conceived but only brought forth wind.

Isa 26:18] We were pregnant, we writhed in labor, We gave birth, as it were, only to wind. We could not accomplish deliverance for the earth

IF “born-again” follows conception, embryo, fetus, growth to full term and the birth.,the “born of God” reference in 1John3:9 will make sense. V9] No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

If every believer who was told that they were born-again were actually conceived by the sperma of God , became an embryo, then a fetus and grown to full term, surely the church would be different and could actually accomplish deliverance for the earth as we see in Romans 8:21. Those who attain to this growth are called “the sons of God.” Within the context of Romans 8 it seems clear that those who are “in the flesh” will never become the sons of God.

However, Romans 8:12 shows us the correct process! [12] So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh-- [13] for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. [14] For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

My theory is that this conception within us by the sperma of God is the method that God uses to conceive the Kingdom within us. First the seed, then the blade, then the head and then the full grain in the head.

Mark 4:26 And He was saying, “The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; [27] and goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts up and grows--how, he himself does not know. [28] “The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. [29] “But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

The fact is clearly seen that God is not harvesting the green blades but the full mature grain in the head. If we leave this message of the Kingdom out of our end time theology we may deceive many into thinking that as long as the seed is planted that is all that is necessary to be ready for the harvest.

The point we are making is this; If no Kingdom seed is sown it would require a miracle to bring forth a Kingdom harvest. It is like expecting to win the lottery when you have never bought a ticket. That would require a miracle!

If the sperma has no life in it, no conception can take place. If there is no fertile place for the sperma to grow and no womb for protection no conception can take place. Of course we know many kinds of substitute methods are conceived by man, both in the church and in hospital. However, only God’s methods will produce sons of the Kingdom For this reason we are suggesting that we ought to reexamine our methods.

Producing the Kingdom in us and in others surely will require “Kingdom seed.” and the “good soil” becomes the fertile womb where conception takes place. But to declare at planting time that “harvest time has come” is gross ignorance. The five-fold ministries of Ephesians 4:11 has been given the task of bringing the seed to full mature grain in the head. This “harvest” then can be identified as the “sons of God” who are ready for adoption and receive the use of His name in the Kingdom dimension. These “sons of the Kingdom” are ready to be sown again by the “Son of Man.”

Mat 13:36 Then He left the multitudes, and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.” [37] And He answered and said, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, [38] and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; [39] and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels.

If Passover was a harvest of firstfruits, then Pentecost was a main harvest, then the final harvest in the seventh month during the Feast of Tabernacles, we might interpret other harvests beside the final harvest. My theory is that WE sow the “seed of the Kingdom” which if the seed falls on good soil it will bring forth “sons of the Kingdom” or sons of God. Then Jesus Christ, the Son of Man, will sow these sons of the Kingdom into “the earth” preparing for the final harvest of the earth.

Therefore, we conclude that what seed we sow is exactly what we expect to reap. If we sow some other seed than the Kingdom Seed we will reap something other than the sons of the Kingdom. I am guessing that is exactly what has happened.

If the “Son of Man” is waiting for the revealing of the “sons of the Kingdom” or the “sons of God”, so He can sow them into the earth for the restoration of the creation, maybe we should be careful to begin to sow “the Word of the Kingdom” into some good soil around here.

Even 30 fold means the seed has produced 30times as much as what was sown. If we plant one seed and it produces 30 seeds that is 30 fold which is certainly not failure. That is still not 100 fold but we need to start some place. If we sow one seed of corn and we reap one ear of corn that is a great increase of seeds. Probably more than 100 fold. Of course the Kingdom Seed is the very best seed in existence and produces harvest for eternity. It is a shame that so many growing seasons have gone by when no Kingdom seed has been sown but now we are coming into a new planting season. We should correct the mistake.