THE DOMAIN OF THE KING – THE KINGDOM EFFECT
BY: CHARLES W. WELLER
One of the great doctrines of the church is the kingdom of God. Some see the kingdom as a future event to occur shortly where God rules over all the earth in a literal kingdom. Others see the kingdom as a dispensation to begin when the current church age ends. Both of these views are concerned with the establishment of a natural kingdom on the planet called Earth. The assumption is that the current world situation, even from the beginning of time, is not the kingdom of God. The church teaches the concept that the governments of this world are in opposition to the plans of God. The majority of the evangelical theologians as well as ministers believe God wants to establish the kingdom soon and that the kingdom of God is not here yet.
The implication of this theology is that God does not control the events in the world, but rather that the world is controlled by the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4). The person infers that this god is Satan, but it does not say so. The other thought held from the concept of ‘the god of this world’ is that if there is a god of this world then the one true God is not active in this world ruled by the ‘god of this world.” Nothing could be further from the truth.
Before man became sinful, before man was even made, God provided an offering for sin (Revelation 13:8) – His only Begotten Son who in the last days was made manifest. (Colossians 1:26, Hebrews 1:2) I ask can a God who planned before man was created the propitiation for sin and then thousands of years later revealed it, not be intimately involved with His creation? Have you ever-considered Proverbs 16:19 which states: “A man’s heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps.” Or perhaps Psalm 2:2-4 which states: “the kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together… He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.” The Lord has always been in control but to the uninitiated into His plan, or to the carnal person of the faith who does not deeply know their Lord, it could easily be construed that God is not in control, if one looks at the small picture. But the big picture reveals an orderly, progressive revelation of God in the earth.
God is the author of life. All of His creation will be in life. He is the Alpha (author) and Omega (finisher) of creation. His plan of the ages is not one set for failure nor for success but for life. Death will be swallowed up of life and nothing can slow the progress of this summation because all things will be summed up in Christ – “That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:” (Ephesians 1:10) Life is not the opposite of death but rather higher than death. Weymouth translation states 1 Corinthians 15:24-28 in this manner: “After that comes the end, when He is to surrender the government and all authority and power. For He must be King until He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that is to be abolished is death; for God has put all things under His feet. And when He says, ‘All things are put under,’ obviously this does not include Him who has put them under Him. But when all things have been put under Him, the Son Himself will also come under Him, in order that God may be all in all.” Thus, the gathering in Christ is inclusive of all.
How inclusive is this? Consider 1 Peter 3:19 which states: “By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison.” When Jesus was laid in the tomb, He departed and preached to those rebellious people from before Noah’s time. What Did Jesus do? He preached. Remember Matthew 4:23? The very first time that the word “preached” is used in connection with Jesus reveals that He preached the gospel of the kingdom that had the results of deliverance to those in captivity. The power of the kingdom is unto life, even that which is dead becomes alive with the word of the kingdom.
The plan from the beginning was to give Adam dominion (Genesis 1:26) as the King James Version states. God’s plan is that through Christ, from who everything was created (John 1:1-3), man is to have dominion or kingdom. I dare say that if everything that was created through Word, that pre-existent Lord, then it was created through the slain Lamb of God (Revelation 13:8), already covered by the cleansing blood of Jesus which appeared later. Dominion is given immediately if we accept it. Have you noticed how even unregenerate man acts on the principle of dominion of the earth? Man acts naturally as if he owns the planet and can do whatever he wants. Within the breast of mankind, hidden deep within, hidden so deep only the unconscious directs the fallen man in the dominion of the planet and universe is the principle of dominion.
God gave dominion to us. He gave the kingdom to us in Genesis 1. The carnal nature of man accepted it and began to move on it in the natural plane. The church sees the kingdom as a future event and has for centuries, even millenniums, failed to appropriate what the unregenerate man has been exercising for 6,000 or more years! Man has conquered the moon, gone to the depths of the ocean, covered the globe, done miniature surgeries, etc. These are acts of dominion. But the church thinks the kingdom has not come! Unregenerate man is walking in what the church should be. The religious man does not have a clue about the kingdom!
The mandate of God was a spiritual mandate. God spiritually gave dominion to mankind. True spirituality includes all facets of dominion. It includes the natural world as well as the spiritual world. It includes the mind/soul as well as the body. Everything that was created was created out of the spirit in a creative word. Mankind was given the same power and dominion by God.
The fallen man has taken dominion over the natural as much as he can and seeks to enlarge. He has usurped the position given to the believers because the believers do not yet believe they have the power. In reality carnal man is quite spiritual. He is acting out the dominion from a belief structure that he has dominion. Carnal man assumes he has dominion and when he finds he doesn’t, he tries to find a way to do so. There is not even a thought, a fleeting thought that he is not in control. In fact, he looks silly to the church people sometimes because it is obvious that he does not have control, even though he thinks he does.
The problem is that the church still thinks the kingdom is not here. They believe it is yet to come. Even sonship believers (those who believe we are called to be in the image of the Son), are still carnal in their belief that they do not yet have it. For if they truly believed that they had dominion, it would start manifesting personally and then to the world. One must possess life before entering the Promised Land, or the Jordan River (means flowing down, death) will overrun you.
Can you envision the world situation today? Carnal man acting out dominion and the church acting like the carnal man with disbelief! Oh what has doctrine done to the evangelical church? Postponing the kingdom is disastrous to the faith. The kingdom is not a literal one initially. The kingdom is an appropriated one and the world has done what the church could do. The world acts naturally out of dominion, but the church has to get “spiritual” to have dominion authority. Give me a break! Such religious pomposity! God would have the church act naturally with dominion without being religious. We have much to learn from the world!
The priesthood stood in the river and the water went back all the way to the city of Adam. (Joshua 3:15-17) Amen! The priesthood of today, that kingdom order of priests (Revelation 1:6), can cancel out all sin from the present all the way back to Adam. How can this be done? By residing in Life. The priesthood ministry after the order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 7:16) has the power of an endless life. Life conquers the flowing down, the Jordan, the life spilt from the cross, the earth that cries out for salvation. Jesus was the life spilt on the cross for the blood that cried out from the earth’s Cain/Abel debacle.
God created out of His dominion. That same power is given to us to do likewise. The power of life recognizes no sin because it has removed death. For life is a higher plane, realm that cannot condescend to a lower order. It will descend to a lower order but will not give that lower order any place. The life realm will reach out and establish itself in the lower order. Jesus lowered Himself but did not compromise or condescend. He remained in the higher order the whole time He was on the earth, even though He was lowered into the spatial time. It is time for those who have been translated out of the kingdom of darkness into His marvelous light (Col. 1:16) to act as though they have been! Not acting out of their own efforts but out of the reality of it.
When God began things in Genesis, we note that the domain of the king began to be manifested out of His Image. Everything that was created was created out of the Word (John 1:1-3) and the Word was with Him in the beginning (see our booklet: The Logos, the Light, the Life). Out of the pre-existent Christ all things were created. Out of the image of God everything was created – birds, trees, water, earth, etc. All came out of the Image of God, the domain of the King. But let us be more concerned with us than with things for the moment.
Humanity was created in the image and likeness of God. Mankind is not the original but a copy. Now, if there is a copy there must be an original. Since God is a Spirit and obviously invisible, He must have created something out of the Spirit that became visible which became the original that man was taken from. Scripture declares that man was created “in our image” and “in our likeness.”
You see, the lowering of the kingdom is from the realm of God the creator to realm of the LORD God who makes man from the dust of the earth. It is a change of order. God created in Genesis 1:1. He then went on and created the image of God, the LORD God, from which man would be formed. Adam was formed of the dust of the earth. For God communed with Adam in the garden. Do we understand that God appeared in such a way that Adam could accept Him? What is the easiest way that Adam could accept the appearance of the LORD God? Is it not in a similar image? Surely. Man was created in the image of the LORD God therefore he could accept such a visitation.
The domain of the King is a spiritual one in which the LORD God is the image of God. Adam is the image of the LORD God in the flesh, a lower order. So when Jesus took on the form (likeness) of sinful flesh (Romans 8:3, Philippians 2:7), he appeared the same but was not. Consider Ezekiel 1:26 that states that God had the “appearance as a man.” This is that! Thus we can turn to 2 Corinthians chapters 4 and 5 and see the truth of what is going on. There is an inner man, the LORD God, who we are beginning to know as we are elevated out of the outer man (Adam man) by being renewed daily with the mind of Christ. Henceforth, knowing no man any longer after the flesh.
The kingdom of God is within. (Luke 17:21) The Amplified Bible states it this way: “…the kingdom of God is within you (in your hearts) and among you (surrounding you).” The kingdom, the domain of the king, is within and not exterior. The whole church is focused on an external kingdom, interpreting the book of Revelation externally with a literal foursquare city coming out of the sky, and Jesus said the kingdom is within! Let me say that again. Jesus said the kingdom is within. The kingdom starts within and then is manifested outwardly. It is because the church is focused in a different direction the impact on the world is close to nothing. The church is waiting for the change and then be raptured out. They do not want to evangelize now nor when their believed change occurs! Jesus, our pattern, came to save the world, which is that which is lost. The church seeks to get out and let the lost burn in judgment. Is this acting like the kingdom is within?
Jesus knew who He was. Think about that. Ponder it. Because He knew who He was, there was no doubt in His actions. He manifested at 12 who He was which means He knew earlier than that. He remained subservient to His natural parents until the time of adoption at age 30. In all this time, He grew in the stature and wisdom of who He was. It is time, since we are who He is in this world, to begin to grow in the knowledge of who we are. Jesus grew in kingdom theology (study of God’s domain). By that I mean He grew in the understanding of how God wanted the kingdom to be done.
We have been translated out of darkness (the outer man where we have lived) into His marvelous light (the kingdom of God after the inner man). Knowing this as a fact, we begin to grow and minister from this realm. Just as Jesus from age 12-30 grew in the ways of the kingdom, so should we. There is no tomorrow in this. We create tomorrow by what we do today!
Jesus lived in the realm of the kingdom. He gave no place to the carnal mind even though various thoughts flowed through His mind. He gave them no resting place because He knew who He was. The enemy came and could find nothing in Him (John 14:30) because He never lived in the carnal mind. Christians, born again people, do not have a carnal mind – they just think they do! Because they think they do, they have one. The fallen nature was removed at the cross. The adamic nature is dead. Long live the King’s Domain, the kingdom of God. It is the struggle (Romans 7) of coming to the realization of the truth that saints contend with. It is difficult not to believe a lie.
Jesus is the vine. When the seed was planted in the earth, it became a vine. The seed produced by the vine is no different than the vine itself. It is the same life. Ponder this until you come to the depth of the reality of it. The vine and its seeds are the same. These seeds each produce their own vine. Let‘s say that the original vine produced 100 seeds. Now there is only one seed but 100 seeds. Do you understand? There is only a grape seed here which produced 100 of itself. Now these 100 seeds of one seed (grape) now produce 100 seeds each of one seed (grape). Now we have 10,000 of one seed, although there is 10,000. There is only one life but 10,000 manifestations. You can only see the manifestation of the life, not the life itself. You see the vine but not the life in the vine.
The world sees the vine (Jesus). You have the life of Him coursing through your veins. There is no adamic nature in you. You have passed from Romans 7 into Romans 8:1. In the very same chapter, verse 3 states that Jesus came in the likeness of sinful flesh. He came (where?) in us. Now we are the likeness of sinful flesh – meaning that we appear to be but are not in sinful flesh. His appearing has changed us. We look like everyone else (sinful flesh) but we are not. Why? Because the kingdom has come! We are of the same seed and the result is the same!
Jesus was clear. The kingdom of God is not “Lo, Here!” nor “Lo, There!” It is found only within you. Knowing the presence of God is not it. Feeling the presence of God is not it. Look at Psalm 82:6-8 NASV which reads: “I said ’You are gods, and all of you are sons of the Most High. Nevertheless you will die like men, and fall like any one of the princes. Arise, O God, judge the earth! For it is Thou who dost possess all the nations.’” We who are like Him do not recognize it and therefore die. We die because we do not accept the truth. The adamic nature would rather be religious than godly. The adamic nature would rather appear to be like God than be as God. For being like God relieves one of being as God. Looking outside – “Lo, there!” is one way of deceiving oneself from the reality of what is within. Let God arise in the earth – in Adam. Let God arise and judge the earth! Yes! When you know that He has come, your earth (adamic nature) will be judged. When you recognize the kingdom within, the outer false kingdom falls away. Life is the nature of God being manifested as you.
The goal of the kingdom of God is to see the kingdom in action. Jesus was the kingdom in action. We are to be the kingdom in action. You know the kingdom is in action when you ascribe nothing to yourself. You no longer have desires. You actually no longer have needs because they are satisfied before you ask. This is living in the life of the kingdom by grace. Wherever you go, you go because there is no desire, but because you are sent. When you get there you take no thought of what to say or do. You listen to the King within; after all it’s the King’s domain. He speaks and you remain silent. Be careful, any thought of God you create within your mind is something you created. That means it is a graven image, an idol, an antichrist. God is. Just allow Him to express Himself.
Just as the worldly people automatically assume dominion, assume that you will manifest kingdom. Don’t try to work it up nor work it out. Any effort is carnal. Know God and you will reveal the kingdom. If you can arise above all thoughts and words (mind realm) then you are living in the grace of the kingdom. This is what Jesus meant when He said, “Take no thought…” When you can say that you do not know any truth, have no knowledge, but that you are truth and you are knowledge, you have died to human understanding and arrived at the nature of God. For human understanding has a truth, has knowledge and is a law unto itself. But the kingdom of God is just that – God.
Jesus, our pattern, never used His mind, although He had the mind of Christ obviously. He was led by the Spirit in all things. Therefore, He took no thought. Knowing the ways of God which would be the right way, He took no way. Why? For the Kingdom is Spirit led and not Scriptures led. It is not mind led by the Scriptures even with the right understanding. The Kingdom of God is done as Jesus did. He did only what He saw His Father do or what His Father said. (John 5:19, 30)
“Nowhere in the Scriptures are we instructed that we are to “build” the kingdom. We are told that we can “see” the kingdom, “enter” the kingdom, “receive” the kingdom, “inherit” the kingdom and “proclaim” the kingdom but never “build” the kingdom. What is the difference? It is basic and profound. For if we are to build the kingdom, then it is something that we bring into life, something we produce. It is a structure that requires our effort to raise up.” (J. Preston Eby)
The kingdom is never accomplished by self-effort but is the manifestation of God. Any effort to even assist God in the working out of His life in you is carnal. All that is required is to yield our vessels to Him so that He can bring out the change in us. Being led by the Spirit is very simply allowing Him to move you as you. He seeks a marriage of Himself and you. God wants to be seen in your flesh. The domain of the king is a realm of the Spirit wherein He freely walks, shows Himself, governs, lives and moves and has His being.
We cannot build the kingdom because it is neither a worldly nor a natural kingdom. The kingdom is spiritually discerned. It comes without observation. (Luke 17:20) It is a kingdom that is earthly. But of what earth? For the Lord’s Prayer speaks in Matthew 6:10 “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” We need to grasp what earth is it talking about. Is it talking about terra firma? The kingdom comes, but is it talking about the earth? Thy WILL be done in the earth is not necessarily the kingdom, is it?
G. Campbell Morgan writes that before we can consider the Lord’s Prayer, we must realize that it comes after the Beatitudes and therefore we must see the setting of the Lord as He speaks. But, supposing for a single moment, that they understood the fact that He was indeed God’s anointed King, and supposing that in their submission to Him there was an intelligent submission to the Kingdom of God, focused and manifested, and demonstrated in a Person; then if they had climbed that mountain to listen to Him as King, they must have been strangely startled with His first words. There is not a word in these Beatitudes which appears to have anything to do with a kingdom, according to popular conceptions of what kingdoms are, and in what the greatness of kingdoms consists. Human ideas of kingdom gather round thoughts of power, military prowess, of material pomp.” The people saw Jesus as a King but could not grasp the Kingdom He was King of. Their vision was blurred, indistinct.
Jesus was the kingdom manifested. He also was the kingdom rejected. They chose Barabbas. They chose a man of rebellion who sought to overthrow the natural power of the Roman occupation. They rejected the chief cornerstone of the kingdom of God. It is a spiritual realm. It is not a worldly kingdom. They rejected the very foundation stone, the very principle of life, the very God Himself manifested in the flesh. These people rejected the idea that God could rule in a person and thereby change the world. These were the spiritual people of the day. They were looking for God to come to establish His kingdom. In this day, 1998, as we near the millennial change many Christians are looking for a literal return of the man Jesus and the setting up or the establishment of a natural kingdom on earth, even as the Jews did then. Do not be deceived. God is not mocked. I pray that the church will come to enlightenment and not be deceived as the Jews were by their religious leaders of the day. Let us not chose Barabbas.
Paul writes three times in his letters concerning those who cannot enter the kingdom. Galatians 5:21 “Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” Ephesians 5:5 “For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.” And again in 1 Corinthians 6:10 “Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” Notice that there are three realms in these verses – spiritual, mental and physical. When God’s will is done, then it is done in all three areas. There is no whoremonger (that person who goes after false gods), neither is there a covetous man (those who desire in the mind) nor is there one who gets drunk (physical realm). The kingdom cannot have within it that which is outside His nature. The adamic nature, that fallen nature, cannot inherit God. Only the nature of God can inherit God. Hear and understand. It is only the Christ nature in you begun through your salvation experience, enhanced by the baptism of the Holy Spirit and empowered by union with God in the feast of Tabernacles that inherits the kingdom. There is no desire for Barabbas in this realm.
“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” (Romans 14:17) “The kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.“ (1 Cor.4:20) Note that the kingdom of God is IN the Holy Spirit. The people saw Jesus on the mountain during the Beatitudes and were ready to follow Him as a natural king, a worldly king. But note that the power of the kingdom of God is in “righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” It is a realm led of the character, the very nature of God. This righteousness, peace and joy in the Spirit is a power (Greek word from which we get in English – dynamite). It is only given to those who possess the kingdom, that is, those who have given no place to the recognition of the adamic nature.
“…flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.“ (1 Corinthians 15:50) The natural man cannot inherit either. If this be true, which it is, we can also extrapolate from this that kingdom is not one that will be set up for the natural man on the earth (planet). But the natural man will see the result of it because of the nature change of the people. There still could be democracies, republics, kingdoms, dictators, etc. Each would work well as a form of government if the nature of God were in each person and leader. Any system would work if the theocracy of God, the kingdom of God, ruled in the individual. Any worldly government system could function righteously if the leader and people were living in the kingdom of God. The world is not at odds with God, but people are. The governments of the world are neutral as far as it goes. It is the people running them that cause the corruption. If the people were saved, the government could function in a godly manner because the theocracy of God ruled in the people. The kingdom of God is a spiritual realm that produces fruit – righteousness. The righteousness is seen then in all the world’s forms of government, as man is ruled by the kingdom of God within.
“I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.“ Revelation 1:9 Note that John states to the brethren that he is in the kingdom with them. He is in tribulation with them. He is in peace with them. Why? Because the Logos of God (see our message on the Logos) that testimony of Jesus Christ was seen in Him. The world rejected John because he presented a kingdom that they could not accept. As a personal note, do you so reveal the kingdom in which you live that the people reject you? Recently we were at a retirement party for a friend in the company I work for. Everyone was mingling, and try as we might we could not mingle. Some said hello to us and quickly moved on. We extended out to others but were not well received. Why? We are of a different kingdom. People sense it. The people are not comfortable with others who do not imbibe in alcohol nor tell stories that are ribald. Our kingdom does not fit in their kingdom.
Do you present a kingdom that creates tribulation? You should. I am not talking about demonstrating against abortions or abortion clinics. Truly that would get you tribulation. But Jesus never demonstrated against anything that was political, social or economic. He strictly challenged the religious mind set and their leaders. My question is do you present a kingdom that cause tribulation? Jesus came and used a sword and set child against father and mother. (Mathew 10:34-37) It was the Kingdom effect. The manifestation of the kingdom of God in your life should cause tribulation in others. How much of the kingdom do you have? Jesus who walked and manifested the kingdom caused much tribulation. It did not cause any tribulation for Himself. Oh, you would say that it did? Would you say that it caused Him to be killed?
Jesus was so in the kingdom of God, so in the nature of the Father, that the Life of God in Him could not cause tribulation in Him. But the Life of God in Him caused much tribulation for those who were not in the same order! The Kingdom effect creates tribulation for those not in the kingdom. They lash out to the one who presents the Life of the Kingdom. But he whose mind is stayed on the Lord is at perfect peace. (Isaiah 26:3) That means the one who lives in the kingdom of God cannot be moved out of it by the actions of others.
Yet John was in perfect peace, as were the brethren in the same situation. Think about it. The apostle Paul and Silas were in perfect peace, rejoicing in prison. During the persecution of Christians by the Roman Emperors (time of John), the brethren were at peace. How could that be when the lions were eating them literally or they were slain by the soldiers for not bowing to the divine emperor? It was the Kingdom effect. Living in the kingdom of God removes one from the world’s or Adam’s effect.
We note too that John writes that he was in the “patience of Jesus Christ” as were the brethren. These saints of the early church, the heavily persecuted church, were in the peace of Christ. Persecution comes when the people of God are in the nature of God. The church today is not persecuted because it does not have the Kingdom effect. If the church was in the kingdom of God, it would cause tribulation for the world. The world would have to deal with the issue of Life. The early church caused tribulation. Since the church was at peace, residing in the kingdom of God, tribulation did not effect it. How could it? The church made tribulation on the world!
Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 1 Corinthians 15:24
The end comes when all rule, power and authority is put down. The result of the Kingdom effect is that the “rule” is done away with. There is no need for the Law, natural, or religious. When Grace has the day and is leading the way, the Law has no sway. For it is Grace that calls forth the removal of the mountain of sin and ignorance (Zechariah 4:6-7) It is Grace that destroys the yoke of the Law off of us all. It is Grace epitomized in a people, who will liberate mankind from the throes of death. This is the kingdom of God made manifest in the flesh.
There is authority only if there is a need. Where there is sin, there is the Law. But where no sin has been imputed there can be no law of sin and death. When the church is united in the kingdom, no sin is imputed because none is known. When the church rises up into the sonship it was called to, all authority is put down and removed.
The adamic nature has no power when the order of Melchizedek is established by the Son of God through the vessels conformed in His image. Revelation 12:10 declares: “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, ‘Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.’” The heavens declare the glory of God. Now salvation is come when the Kingdom effect occurs. For it is the kingdom of God within you that establishes the new millennium, the new day of the Lord. For the weakness of the law (Hebrews 7:18) gives way to the strength of Christ after the inner man. The accuser of the brethren, the Law (John 5:45), accuses us no longer because our Life is hid with God in Christ. The world sees the Life in the vessels and the net result is the affirmation of Life by the tribulation that is brought upon them by the manifestation of Christ in the church.
Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: Hebrews 12:28
The kingdom of God is shaking the dust off its feet. (Isaiah 52:2) It is arising, resurrecting out of the Adamic carcass and is setting down in heavenly places with the King. This kingdom cannot be moved. Once established within the individual, Life begins to flow. Change begins to take place. The Kingdom effect is the changing of the order of things. For no other kingdom can stand before the Kingdom of our Lord and His Christ. (Revelation 11:15)
Therefore, let us have grace. For we know that the kingdom within is causing tribulation in the world. Let us extend grace to those in tribulation, for we are in peace in the midst of a troubled world. Let the effect of the kingdom be seen in us and to the world.
DOMAIN of the KING-KINGDOM EFFECT [Charles W. Weller] 1