KEYS TO THE KINGDOM
BY: CHARLOTTE A. TORANGO
Many ministers and teachers are declaring today that they are ministering Kingdom Truths. Having given much thought and prayer to this statement I have found within my spirit a deep doubt of the authenticity of their comment and have agonized to witness a balance brought into the precious people of God.
I find that many are very sincere and can only minister what they see as a whole while others are enlightened to deeper truth and refuse to bring it to a people for various reasons. My husband has at times referred to these ones as ministering a doctrine of reserve, brought to light through the author Andrew Jukes. Brother Jukes wrote so beautifully a book called “Restitution Of All Things”. Yet others will bring forth this word with a spirit of decadence to benefit their flesh. Those with tempered attitudes who desire only to please God will work to enable every man, woman, boy, and girl to know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help them God. We find ourselves inundated with requests for knowledge of this word from many people and very few suggestions on how to bring the oh so needed balance. This day in its fullness is ever so indelibly placed within my heart and I so want to bring down all walls and barriers, all deceptions, and manipulations, to free the flow of eternal truth to ALL.
As children we went to school to be taught the three R’S, as they said, to enable us to function in a society and be productive citizens. So, we were drilled the basics of “readin, rittin, and rithmatic.” The scriptures tell us in Mark 10:13-14-15 “And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked (turned away) those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME, AND FORBID THEM NOT; FOR OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD. VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, WHOSOEVER SHALL NOT RECEIVE THE KINGDOM OF GOD AS A LITTLE CHILD, HE SHALL NOT ENTER THEREIN.”
May I share with you now the three R’S of the Kingdom that will enable us to be productive citizens in His Kingdom? Truths that will enable us to mature and become a complete and whole ministry. Let us acquaint ourselves with scriptural words, reading that is inspired of God by His spirit, and having it written upon the tables of our heart, realize this writing is done solely of HIM. We then will be able to itemize the riches mathematically of so great a Kingdom, and know the times and seasons, by revelation, of the days in which we live. This will be to the benefit of ALL creation. For “Resurrection”, “Reconciliation”, and “Restoration” is ours in this day and belongs to all who sit under quote, unquote, kingdom truth. Unless we are ministering the whole of the matter we are not fully presenting His truth. Unless we include every man, woman, boy and girl, we cannot have a kingdom constructed by the master builder, Jesus Christ. We can remove from our congregations the myth of rapture taught through doctrinal intellect, enlighten them of truth concerning the real communion, teach protocol of all established positions in our body or assembly, and omit the foundational truth of reconciliation and be found wanting in the day of His balancing. Thus, in all reality we would have to admit we are not fully bringing kingdom truth. Oh, help us dear Father. We must come to HIM as a little child and be willing to lose all our carnal desires to rule a people, lay aside our ambitions, and give ourselves totally to do His will for the day. Then and then alone shall we be able to say, WE MINISTER KINGDOM TRUTH. Glory to His Holy Name.
Thus far we are seeing the kingdoms of men fall. These that are labeled in our vocabulary as denominations. Take heed dear ones for we will soon see the failing of the comer-outers if we hold back the word of the day. If you lose YOUR life for HIS sake you will FIND it. If you hold on to YOUR life you will LOSE it. Being tethered to the purpose of my calling, I find it incomprehensible to reserve from His people His magnitude and ability to save all men. For HE IS, HE WAS, and HE IS TO COME. He will never fail, He has overcome the world. He hath abolished death and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
1 Cor. 15:22-23 For as in Adam ALL die, even so in Christ shall ALL be made alive. But every man in his own order; Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at His coming.
The first fruit company are being set in order (a series or succession) now and will bring His coming to each man in his own order or succession. Praise His Holy name. It is the Fathers’ good pleasure to give you the Kingdom but it is to His Glory to give you the KEYS to the Kingdom. Let us look into a couple of scriptures.
Matt. 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Rev. 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Now let us look spiritually at HIS words, break the bread, and assimilate it to the very nourishment of our bodies. May it now become LIFE to all who see and taste and find it good.
In recalling the words which Jesus spoke to his disciples in John 14:12, telling them that “he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to my Father.” Because He ascended and was very much alive holding keys to hell and death, you have the promise of doing greater. Oh my, what love and purpose he has for Kingdom people. In Mat. 16:19 He declared he would give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven (air-spirit), and whatsoever thou shalt bind (knit-tie) on earth (whole world) shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose (break up-destroy-dissolve-melt) on earth shall be loosed in heaven. My, what a set of keys is being offered to His ministry in this day of the Lord. Because He has overcome death, you who believe shall do greater things. Is He calling you to become an overcomer? Is He beckoning you to bind on earth (knit and tie) so that those in heaven also will be knit and tied? 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: Eph. 1:10.
Through word and Spirit has He enlightened you to the truth of loosening on earth, or breaking up for instance the fallow ground in your brothers and sisters while destroying all that hinders them from ascension, and melting by the fire of HIS presence all wood, hay, and stubble, so that they can overcome death through resurrection? Resurrection is defined in the Strongs as (a standing up again-to rise from death-a moral recovery). Glory!
Can we not see now the importance of producing resurrection life for the people we are in contact and fellowship with? It will cause a moral recovery or nature change as they stand up again, after arising from the death realm of man-made kingdoms, of dead works, and doctrinal weights. Once they are standing on their feet they will begin to run the race that is set before them. Paraphrasing the marvelous Scripture in Hebrews 12:1 we can say to them wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, come on lets run the race with patience and lay aside every weight that so easily besets us. Resurrection will qualify us for another “R” which is refinement. The dictionary describes refinement as (free from coarsement and vulgarity-polite-genteel-purified). A few other pertinent meanings are, 1. To reduce to a pure state. 2. To free from coarse characteristics. 3. To become free of impurities. 4. To acquire polish or elegance. So many chosen today, who supposedly present kingdom truth, are without resurrection life working within and unfortunately try to teach while yet bearing about a harsh nature. The Lord spoke to me while writing that they must be relumed. Not knowing the exact meaning of that word I looked in the dictionary. Please let me share it now as HE spoke it into my spirit. “The ministries who will not or cannot present the whole truth will become inarticulate and tepid and must be relumed.” Meaning: to make bright or clear again; illuminate again. We do need spiritual advancement don’t we? I’m somewhat reluctant to say, but am compelled to mention that some are full of trepidation over this new journey. Please be of good cheer dear friends for it is indeed the Fathers’ good pleasure to give unto you the Kingdom. As you decrease HE will increase and enable you to perform in any given position HE so chooses for you.
Reconciliation, a word that frightens so many of the elect group of God, is in reality one of the greatest given to us in this day. Oh, bless the prophets of old who heard, spoke and wrote for our benefit. Those men who prophesied the coming of Jesus, our Saviour and High Priest, who would make full reconciliation for us and the entire world. Yet they spoke to the house of Israel the instructions to the prince (ruler-captain-chief) of Israel. Please read Ezek. 45:15-16-17. The Hebrew word for reconciliation means (to cover to make atonement-cleanse-disannul-forgive-purge away-be merciful-pardon). Praise the Lord. Jesus Christ who fulfilled all the law, who made total reconciliation for all, both those who understand that HE did, and for the entire world who will someday know through spiritually schooled persons like yourself. Jesus made available this wonderful ministry of reconciliation.
2 Cor: 5: 18-20 – And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God
Heb.2:17 – Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethen that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
The word reconciliation in the above scriptures in 2 Cor. simply means, according to Strongs, (to change mutually-to compound a difference-reconcile). The Greek definition in the above Hebrew verse is (be merciful-cheerful-to atone-to conciliate). I can hardly contain it!! The dictionary states as follows: reestablish friendship between-to make compatible or consistent. True kingdom truths will cause us to attempt to set ALL men free. Are you willing to speak to a people the good news of the gospel and say “your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand? A song the Lord gave to me years ago continues to say “that when the over flowing scourge shall pass our Father gently holds us in His hand” Praise God ! Will you cover and yet cleanse, bring righteous judgment and yet be His mercy seat? Make all whom you are in contact with to be AT-ONE-MENT with Christ and not just with yourself? Will you compound a difference in every person that God will enable you to help? This begins to sound like a marriage vow ceremony doesn’t it? WELL it is beloved. Anyone who is resounding truth is finding their soul being truly wed to Christ, and finding the woman, or soul realm, is no longer allowed to speak and must remain silent, but must be taught by her husband at home, which is where he now abides in you. As you are wed to HIM you will be willing to give yourself to a people so that they also can experience the marriage that is reserved for them. Could you believe it if I said right here to you – you are called to the marriage supper of the lamb now not someday? Woops, another writing. Reconciliation will bring us to another “R” that is regeneration. Regeneration will form us, create anew, and construct us. It will cause us to reform spiritually or morally. We are under construction and my cry is Oh God let us all endure until the end, the end of our flesh, that we may be saved. Reconcile this whole man, body spirit, and soul. Let us break through the vail of our humanity, establishing your kingdom in the earth as it is in heaven. May ALL men come to the knowledge of your goodness and mercy. Amen.
Be patient, this session is almost over. Ha. Last subject for this time is restoration. The dictionary states thus, the act of putting someone back into a prior position, place, or condition. The state of being reinstated, reconstructed, and restored. Isa. 42:22 reads – “But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.” Hebrew meanings for the word Restore are as follows – recover; cause to return; bring back home; reverse; refresh; relieve. We can readily see that restoration is coinciding with reconciliation. If you have a ministry and word of reconciliation you also have the unction to say to his people, “I commission you to the high calling of God in Christ Jesus and I’m here to reverse your death process. I contend to bring you back home again, which was with and in the mind of God from the foundation of the world. I relieve you of your fear and even though all will go through the processing of fire to be purified either on this side of the river or that side of the river, you will not be annihilated but will come forth as pure gold. I refresh you now with the living water of life that shall begin to revive you and I say to you that hear and yet suffer in Him, you shall recover.” Will you join us to present the fullness of truth to the hungry? Leaving none out but giving none a license to sin in the flesh for surely all will be judged of Christ. We are thankful to witness a company who are standing in white throne judgment now who are paying the price to keep His name Holy and living in righteousness. These are the kingdom principles that will bind in heaven and in earth. It will loosen in heaven and in earth. As Jesus prayed in Mat.6:9, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven”.
In closing let me include two portions of Scripture that thrill Bob and I.
Proverbs 3:1-4 – My son, forget not the law; but let thine heart keep my commandments for length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: BIND them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart; Isaiah 58:6
Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to LOOSE the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
You may not have been able to achieve the highest education in the natural plane. You may not have qualified for a secular position that you desired in life, but know that in spiritual learning and understanding you may acquire all that He is. It is yours if you seek, knock, and prepare to sup. For He is at the door knocking to get out and All truth is in HIM. He shall feed all who are hungry and give living water to all who thirst. I pray that any of you who teach, preach, or move in any spiritual gift, will elevate it to a higher plane, for after once being enlightened to truth where can you go but onward and upward.
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