Entering into the Kingdom of God

The Gospel is about transformation, but also about deliverance and transference from the dominion of darkness into the Kingdom of God. Although, we will continue to take residence in this world surrounded by darkness, we are citizens of the Kingdom of God with the light of Jesus Christ within us.

Dominion of Darkness/ Traditions of Man

There are many who profess the Gospel, but they do not stand on it. As a result, the only default is into the dominion of the traditions of man that have their origins in paganism. The traditions of men enlist mediators to help them access their gods, which includes another “Jesus.” These special elite class mediate between the principalities and powers of the satanic realm to rule over the people as their subjects. they have failed to understand that anything that departs from the true Gospel is an abomination to God.

The true believer through the transformation of grace through faith will no longer desire their old pagan lifestyle of seeking help from special elite religious holy men that dispense their secrets to the masses for a price. They offer extra Biblical knowledge and spiritually direct religious demons to minister their “gospel” beyond the boundaries of what Jesus Christ has done once and for all.


For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God – 1 Peter 3:18


Many need to repent for their practice of paganism and syncretizing mysticism and paranormal experiences as being synonymous with Christianity. In the modern “church,” the wares that are sold as “gospel” are the doctrine of demons.


Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices. And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. – Acts 19:18-20


There is no need to practice “Churchianity" among the Ekklesia. We do not need specially appointed counselors (“Christian” shamans) as our spiritual guides to utilize the powers of darkness for us to attain “God.”

It is important to understand that God has rescued the true believer from the power and authority of Satan.


And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. - Ephesians 2:1-3


We are now made alive through the pure Gospel, no longer under the dominion of spiritual wickedness. It is a change, a transference, a rescue from God’s wrath.


The "Christian" Shaman

Just like in Ephesus, there are religious practitioners of witchcraft today who are stationed in buildings called “churches” who obtain power from the seduction of demons who use the paranormal to manipulate the spirit world to obtain power and wealth.

We no longer need to resort to the practices of men as Jesus Christ is our sufficiency as we reside as citizens within His Kingdom.

“Christanizing” pagan practices is the order of the day in the modern “church” world. The key to discerning this is in their message that adds, or subtracts from the finished work of Jesus Christ. The traditions of man proceed beyond what Christ has done.

Pagan practices with their initiation rites and rituals flourish within the modern “church” realm. They offer temporal relief to the disillusioned masses for a price. This is the work of demonic forces and God’s wrath will come upon them unless they repent of their witchcraft.


And fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was extolled. Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices. And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. – Acts 19:17-19


The modern “churches” of men need the fear of God and do away with their foreign practices by destroying their books and artifacts that divulge their demonic deeds.

Standing on the true foundation of the Gospel of our faith is the result of having the fear of God within us. We are no longer under the authority and domain of men. We do not need to resort to the “Christian” shamans and pay for their hidden knowledge and learn their new-age techniques.

The true knowledge of God comes from the Holy Spirit, not through “enlightenment” and false comfort that comes from an angel of light that has nothing to offer but spiritual death.


Repentance
Repentance

"Enlightenment"

A true follower of Jesus Christ is under His authority whose purpose is to be obedient to His will. We are claimed by God as a chosen people delivered from the hostile powers of man’s traditions.

The "enlightenment" that comes from man’s traditions has nothing to do with the inheritance of men because we are God’s inheritance.


Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints – Ephesians 1:18


He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son – Colossians 1:13


Deliverance means that we are no longer controlled by evil spirits and transference means that we are now under God’s dominion, free from the principalities and powers of Satan’s realm. The true Gospel is about the transfer of dominion through the grace of Jesus Christ. It is about putting on the armor of God that gives the ability to stand and contend for the truth by the power of the Holy Spirit. Retreating to the “Christian” shamans in the modern “church” is the rejection of the Gospel of the Kingdom because the only default is into the bondage of the spiritual forces of darkness.

The rites and rituals of “church” is about initiating people through religious pagan practices that have their origins that stem all the way back to ancient Babylon. The “enlightenment” they offer is a conversion through compromise into the acceptance of religious demonic doctrine. When it manifests within them, they become promoters of the kingdom of men and their physical objective inheritance that they boast about.


To open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’ – Acts 26:18


Entering the Kingdom of God is quite different from the rituals of man’s traditions. The kingdom of darkness is filled with false “enlightenment” that brings hopelessness in a realm ruled by Satan and his minions. The door to the Kingdom of God is repentance; it is not about compromising the Gospel of Jesus Christ by blending the Gospel with ancient mystery religions.


Take Your Stand

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. – Ephesians 6:11

As a true believer upon the deliverance and transference into His Kingdom, we are now God’s inheritance enlightened by the Holy Spirit. We are no longer under the control of the hostile powers that promote the traditions of man that practice the counterfeit antichrist religions of the world. We are secure in our salvation with our status as citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven. We do not have the fear of Satan’s realm, but have the fear of God within us with the ability to stand on truth shining as lights in the darkness fully empowered by the Holy Spirit readily equipped for battle against the schemes of men who promote false doctrines.

The true Gospel is about those who do not retreat back into Satan’s realm. They oppose and rebuke all those who promote the system of the pagan world, but bodly promote and proclaim the truth that delivers people from the dominion of darkness.

We can stand strong in the truth, righteousness and peace that only comes through the blood of Jesus Christ.

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celafoe 2 years ago from Planet earth. between the oceans

Wow- another home run brother. You are definitely in the groove with the Holy Spirit's anointing with this series you are doing. Keep them coming, those in bondage to the "churches of men" need these words.

May the anointing and blessing of God continue on you.


graceinus 2 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

PandN- No information is more important today than learning about the gospel of God's Kingdom. You are doing a great job explaining to others the importance of pressing into God's Kingdom. This is another great article in the Kingdom series. God bless.


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Lowdown0 2 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

The church has been leavened and has become worldly, getting it prepared for the one world religion. What fellowship does light have with darkness. Good article, amen.


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PlanksandNails 2 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Celafoe,

Thanks for taking the time to read this article. The message of truth is about releasing the captives free into God's Kingdom. There is a lot of work to do.


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PlanksandNails 2 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Graceinus,

The message of Gospel of the Kingdom is a rarity in the "churches" of men because they are bound to a different kingdom. Let us continue, just as Jesus Christ, to be representatives of God's Kingdom.

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” - Matthew 9:37-38


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PlanksandNails 2 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Lowdown0,

A leavened "church" is not the true Church because it is of the world. It is part of the dominion of Satan. You are right, what fellowship does light have with darkness? I am encouraged that you can make the distinction. Unfortunately, many believe that it is perfectly OK to mix the two.

God Bless.


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nrsparks130 2 years ago from Wisconsin

Interesting stuff. Where are you that you encounter this regularly? I know Christianity and mysticism are often mixed Haitian culture and some sects of Catholocism in Latin American Catholicism (not trying to play a race card here, I just have friends who are from these areas, thus these are the ones with which I am familiar). I am just curious where in the West, besides perhaps the deep south, like New Orleans with its deep roots Haitian roots, you might have come across this?

Also, this was a huge issue in the ancient Church as well. It is likely Paul was addressing the Corinthian, Thessalonian, and Ephesian letters to specifically address, among other things, issues of coopting with Roman philosophy and mysticism and likely the pastoral letters to Timothy reflect such a situation as well.


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PlanksandNails 2 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ Author

Nrspaks130,

I find the manifestation of this is more apparent in charismatic churches. They incorporate mystic worship practices that originate from other pagan religions. All they tag on a religious phrase, or term to it.

Here is a link that shows the striking similarity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmaYLIvuV6k

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