God's Kingdom (Heavenly)
Biblical instruction is always delivered and to be practiced only with God's Kingdom principles as the governing model and method.
God desires to bring His Kingdom to earth. In the Lord's Prayer Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,..."
Leadership is defined by servanthood. Jesus told His disciples that the greatest among them most be a servant and demonstrated it by washing their feet. In 1 Peter 5:3 we read, ..."not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock."
Crown of Thorns -- This plays out as we die daily, learn humility, and demonstrate a teachable heart.
Requests Submission -- In context of mutual submission, not demanding.
Free Will Respected -- Allowed to remain intact at all times.
Real Pleasure -- Along with everlasting rewards. "You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." Psa. 16:11
Respect for God-given Identity
Soul Nourished and Restored -- Psa. 23
Relationships -- Based on mercy and forgiveness. "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh." Eze. 36:26
Liberty -- "...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 2 Cor. 3:17
Treated as Son or Daughter -- With all the rights and privileges.
Accepted -- In the beloved.
Wars Against Enslavement -- We sense any foreign spirit to God's purposes.
Led by God -- Not driven. Our Great Shepherd does not drive His sheep, but leads them.
Self Control -- Leads to our desires being under control.
Faith-Based -- Means that we are agreeing with God.
Life -- Flourishes and increases. "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10
Fragrance and Aroma of the Holy Spirit
Satanic Kingdom (Worldly)
Interpreting Scripture using a worldly, Satanic, and flawed model, leads to misunderstanding and misapplying God's Word.
Satan is referred to as "the god of this world." Earth is his domain, but as a thief and trespasser.
Leadership is defined by lording authority over people. For example, Jesus reserved His harshest words for the Pharisees.
Crown of Gold -- Seeking this crown, people aligned with this kingdom demand honor, obedience, and conformity to personal whims and commands.
Demands Compliance -- Threatens and seeks unquestioned obedience.
Freewill Obliterated -- At the best it is submerged.
False Pleasure -- Temporary at best and comes with a curse.
Surrender God-given Identity -- Demands that it be absorbed.
Soul Devoured -- Eaten Up. "Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." 1 Pet. 5:8
Relationships -- Based on performance resulting in judgment and a heart of stone.
Bondage -- Of soul and spirit.
Treated as a Slave -- No rights except as granted by the master.
Condemned -- Under the curse of trying to keep the law. "For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: 'Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.'” Gal. 3:10
Thrives on Enslavement -- With control as the driving force, it is characterized by rebellion ("spiritual witchcraft") and pride ("opposed to God").
Drives Others -- Through intimidation and lust for unabated and absolute power.
Out of Control -- No satisfying lusts and desires.
Fear-Driven -- In agreement and in concert with Satan.
Death -- Ultimate self destruction to everything in its path, i.e., death to everything it touches.
Joy Turns to Drudgery
Smell and Stench of Imminent Death
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