KINGDOM THINKING….KINGDOM WAYS
BY: LINDA KEITH
We are experiencing the Kingdom rising within us and we must know how to allow the experiencing of it, to come forth out from within us, and into manifestation. Like with every other revelation that we have experienced, individually and corporately, we must each travel the road of our journey, in the way HE shows within the Pattern He laid.
We can no longer depend on following someone else’s steps. In the plan of I AM, He spoke to each of us, before we began this journey. We were and still are in agreement with what He had for us, in our journey. We were shown corporately exactly what was planned. And we were shown and agreed with Him on our individual steps of our journey.
It is sort of like, all of us starting our journey to, say, the state of Nevada. We all know where we are headed, but, we cannot all take the same road, because we are all starting from different locations. So, we all start out in the united thinking of where we are going to, to reach our destination, but, each of us had to take different directions.
Not all agree with my words, my thoughts, and my decisions; and I understand this. I have never meant to tell anyone that they have to travel the same road that I take. But IF, my words in some way help you on your journey, then I thank and give all glory to the I AM that I AM. Maybe, somewhere in our journey, I can say “this road is closed, so re-route”, and if it is a help to you, then I am thankful that I could help. And I am not unprepared to accept any help I can get from His Body, while I am on my journey.
In this series, I want to talk about the Kingdom, His Kingdom. We all know that His Kingdom is within us, and it is rising up and coming forth and manifesting, for all to see and experience, on their travels of the journey. Some of us, on our journey, have found that WE ARE HIS KINGDOM. I would like for us all to lay aside, those who must hold on to their thoughts for right now, all religion, and religious thinking that we have had put within us throughout the years. When we hear something that some might say, “this is wrong; this is New Age; this is darkness; this is anti-christ; this is this and this is that”, let us lay the words aside and REALLY put our dependence in Him. I mean, really in Him.
Some still see darkness as darkness. But HE told us that “Light and darkness are the same to Him”. (PS 139:12) Regardless of what I have been taught or told about darkness, these few words tell me something different from what I had been taught or told. I was told, “Linda, stay away from the darkness. It leads to evil. And Linda, be afraid of darkness and its world, because it will engulf you, if you give it a chance to.” And yet, He says, “God made darkness his secret place.” (PS 18:8) And I do know that “God is ALL IN ALL!” So, I have been curious about this “darkness”. I did not go out of my way to find it, but, my view of Darkness has changed, drastically. If He is All in All; and darkness is His secret place; and if light and darkness are the same to Him, then, IT HAS TO BE THE SAME TO ME. ANY PLACE I CAN MEET WITH HIM; OR SEE HIM, I don’t care where it is, or what anyone says about the place, I want to be with Him. No matter how it appears to others, about the road I am traveling in my journey, if I will meet with Him, I want to travel that road. I know that He will not fail me. I want to come to that ONENESS that I know I AM IN HIM!
I want to talk about birthing the Kingdom Mind. In the recent years some of us have learned just how powerful the mind truly is, regardless WHICH mind is being used; the carnal mind or the mind that is being renewed within us, the Christ Mind, or I AM’S MIND. We are learning that it truly is a creating piece of work, the mind. We have learned how a thought that comes to our mind, when SPOKEN, CREATES that thought that we saw in the mind.
There are those who use the mind to call “curses” upon others. And these people BELIEVE what is in their minds and they patiently wait for the “curse” to manifest on someone. But, then some learned that in order for the thoughts of that person’s mind to effect them, THE ONES BEING CURSED MUST BELIEVE that the other person can cause anything to touch them. Then, they awakened to the truth that their mind is just as powerful as the person casting the spell. They learned that they have the Mind of Christ, which is above and beyond anything that the natural mind could think, create, or be. FREEDOM was gained!! That was the beginning of recognizing the power of the Christ Mind. And what did they do? They started experimenting with it. Like children, they tried different things; and some of those things worked. By experimenting they begin to see what was in I AM’S nature and what was not. Then, a lifestyle was set in motion.
I want to say this, SOME OF THE GREATEST “KINGDOM” MINDS ARE READING THESE WORDS, RIGHT NOW!!
Kingdom minds or Kingdom thinking doesn’t just happen. We are told that God is interested in the intents of the heart, not the outer actions (all actions can do is lengthen the manifestation of Him in and through us.) And when we started experimenting with the Kingdom mind, God was pleased. So, He started launching us into the Kingdom mind. Being launched into a Kingdom mind means to be God-launched into “MATURITY”.
So many of us have thought that those in the “religious ranks of religion”, pastors, preachers, teachers etc, always knew so much more than us, so we listened to them. We allowed THEIR thoughts to become OUR thoughts. And this has been happening from the time we accepted Jesus as our Savior, right up the ranks to the Kingdom preachers. It is still happening. But, by daring to experiment with the Christ mind, some are learning to follow the leading and “teaching” (which we are finding is simply the REMEMBRANCE WITHIN US) of the words that are arising from within us!! Hallelujah!! Oh yes, we can learn from others, but, we are NOT FOLLOWING OTHERS; we are following the “road signs” that are appearing to us, on this journey.
Maturity is when we realize that what a person preaches or teaches is THEIR road to travel while on THEIR journey. Maturity is when we KNOW that when we were told, “God is not respecter of persons”. And we realized, IF God will show one the road to travel, He will show us the road that HE laid out for OUR journey. And we pull over to a “rest area” and LISTEN UNTIL we hear him tell us what direction to head out to. THEN we moved.
Maturity is not how many scriptures you can memorize; it is not how well you can memorize what the “most spiritual Kingdom preacher” preached. Maturity is how well you can follow the direction that rises up within you and not care or worry about what anyone else says, about the direction you are going in. Taking our eyes (focus) off of the roadmap, that we received, and turning to hear what someone else is saying, is what causes a driver to miss a turn, or take the wrong road. And that “turning” to look at someone else, can cause us the same thing it caused the children of Israel. A LONGER ROAD TRAVELED, just to find out, that we have to turn around and catch the right road that we turned off of. No harm done, just a longer road to travel. Maturity is listening to Him, from within us, our “On Star”.
IS 42:9, “Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare; before they spring forth I TELL YOU OF THEM.”
IS 43:18-20, “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; NOW it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.”
IS 48:5-7, “I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee; lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them; and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them. Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them. They are created NOW, and not from the beginning; even
Hebrew 6:1-3, “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again, the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit.”
Those things are maturity!! To think that God is not an ever moving God is immaturity. To think that anyone can hear His thoughts, but you can’t, this is immaturity. To think that you are to follow your idols, your graven image, your molten images (MAN, WOMAN, PASTORS, PREACHERS and TEACHERS) this is immaturity. It is time to realize and BELIEVE John’s words”
John 1:16, “of His FULLNESS HAVE WE ALL RECEIVED!!” This is maturity!! Do you know that when you read words like that, and REALLY DOUBT that they are true about you, but you say, “ok Lord, it has to be true because YOU said it, even if I don’t see it or understand it, I will accept it”, do you know that THE INTENT OF YOUR HEART IS TO PLEASE HIM, by BELIEVING WITHOUT SEEING IT, HE WILL BRING FORTH HIS UNDERSTANDING FROM WITHIN YOU, simply because of the INTENT of your heart!! This is maturity.
People get caught up with preachers, pastors and PROPHETS!! But, prophets mean one thing to us, but something totally different to God. REMEMBER WE HAVE HIS FULLNESS! And what did Moses tell us?
Numbers 11:29, “And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that ALL THE LORD’S PEOPLE WERE PROPHETS, AND THAT THE LORD WOULD PUT HIS SPIRIT UPON THEM!!”
For 2,000 yrs, the fact that we are all prophets, priests, kings has been manifested!! IF only we would believe it!! ALL that He is, and ALL that He has, SO DO WE! AS HE IS, SO ARE WE!! Don’t let you idols and graven images tell you differently. If THEY don’t know that is the road they are traveling and somewhere down the road, they will have to turn around and get back on the right road. And while they are doing this, you have been traveling, STEADILY, on the road that was mapped out for you!!
Every time the cloud moved, the children of Israel were birthed into another dimension of maturity. And every time there is a birthing in scripture, it’s a birthing into a greater dimension of maturity.
Acts 3:19, “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins maybe blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of th the Lord;..”
This word “refreshing” denotes 4 things:
1) Separation………from an old order of thinking.
2) Departure……….from religious thinking (MT 24:1)
3) Completion……..In doing God a service
4) Reversal of order………. A TRANSFORMATION OF IMAGE.
Rom.8:29, “We were predestined to be conformed to the image of his son...” which means: we were full of light before the foundation of the world. Then darkness was strategically placed all around us TO BE USED as a launching pad back into full light.
God USES darkness to birth us into full light. And God USES ignorance to birth us into revelation. And God USES time to birth us into eternal thinking. AMEN!!!
So, wherever and whatever your road leads you to investigate, follow your road, no matter what it appears to be to others, or what they tell you about the road you are traveling. Just remember, try whatever you are led to try, and IF you get off track, just turn around and go back and get on the road that you were on. Truthfully, there is no WRONG road, or DARKNESS that will lead you astray. Your road has been waiting for you to travel it for 2,000 yrs.
You have a vision of the road that you are to take. Be bold enough to OBEY the vision of your road. Travel it. Learn everything about it. Remember each road leads you into another dimension of HIM appearing.
Our next part is going to be on obeying the vision of our road to travel.
Kingdom thinking is what we are talking about. Think about the word, “Kingdom”. It is made up of, “King” and “Dom—ain” We are the King, and we are the Domain of the King. And what we are traveling back to, is OURSELF, OUR TRUE SELF!!
MARCH 15, 2007
The Kingdom is the King and His Domain. A Kingdom mind is a mind stayed on the King and His Domain.
Acts 26:19, “I was not disobedient to the “heavenly” vision”.
This word, “vision” means: something gazed at; to discern clearly; to perceive.
To gaze at something is when we don’t take our eyes off of.
To discern clearly, is to see something clearly in our mind.
To perceive is to see something the way He says it is, not the way our natural eyes see it.
This is the verse I want to look at, (verse 19) but, let’s read some scriptures, leading to this one.
Acts 26:, 4-5, 9-11, 19, “My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews. Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.”
This tells the story of many of us, and many of the brethren that we know. “My own nation…” has been a Baptist, Methodist, Assembly of God, etc, etc. When we were in “our nation”, we were happy and felt safe AND looked at the Christian family, as being wrong about everything that did not agree with our doctrines and beliefs. And the people of our church KNEW what a strong believer we were, in our beliefs!! We walked with our shoulders squared and dared anyone to tell us that we could possibly be wrong about anything!! We were the “straitest sect of our RELIGION”. The catch word here is, RELIGION!! As you know, I don’t like “titling people” as to where they are in their journey. But, to be blunt about it, the word “Pharisee” is a very good description of many today, including what we have come to be called, “Kingdom people”.
9-11, “I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them. And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.”
Oh what pain I feel for those who are living this exact thing today, against their brothers and sisters. Of course, they cannot know Truth until they receive revelation from the Spirit. But, many have closed their mind and heart to anything except what their “chief priests” tell them. You know, I believe with all my heart, that when something that is contrary to His Truth is spoken to us that we are “pricked” by the Spirit but we just ignore that inner feeling, and listen only to what we are taught by our “chief priests”. If a person is not “well known”, or hasn’t a large church, some just will not give any heed to what is being spoken by them, they are not listened to. Many, today, do not hear Truth, because they CHOOSE not to hear it. They, like Paul have their minds made up to what they will hear and what they won’t hear. And they instead of BEING THE HOLY CITY OF NEW JERUSALEM, they become STRANGE CITIES! BUT, HALLELUJAH, a change is coming to them!! They will realize that God blessed GOOD LIFE, not the GOOD LIVING.
19, “Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision...”
Paul was awakened!! Just as we are awakening!! Hallelujah!! He was NOT DISOBEDIENT to the heavenly vision”. Notice, this was a HEAVENLY vision, which tells us that the vision that Paul took hold of, was SPIRITUAL.
VISION is a spiritual blessing. Blessings ARE NOT or SHOULD NOT be something we pray for, we pray for THE MANIFESTATION OF THE BLESSING!! Remember, HIS WORK IS FINISHED. Don’t listen to anyone, when someone tells you, “well yeah, it is finished in the Spirit….but…” Listen, what are we? We ARE SPIRIT!! It is finished IN US, simply because we ARE IN HIM. People make the mistake of thinking that we are One WITH Him. We are not One WITH Him, we are One IN HIM!! So, if it’s finished in the Spirit, what does it make it for us? FINISHED!! This is the VISION we have been given and it is up to us whether we accept it or not.
Eph. 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.”
Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
Gideon says: “Where there is revelation of God, the people cast off (loosen) their restraints.”
When He gives us a vision, we receive revelation OF HIM.
I like that. What is a vision? Is it some mystical picture that just suddenly appears in our minds? I am sure some have had that kind of a vision; but what is vision, really a vision is:
VISION is the consciousness OF GOD’S WORD. Where there is no consciousness of God’s Word, there is no enforcement of God’s Word. Where there is no enforcement of God’s Word, there is no light. Where there is no light, there is no life. And where there is no life, there’s death, and the people perish.
This word “perish”, here and only here, means “TO EXPOSE”. We think of “perish” as dieing. But, here it doesn’t mean, “death”, but it can and often does lead to death. DID YOU KNOW THAT WE “EXPOSE” WHAT WE BELIEVE? It is amazing, the way God has shown things, isn’t it? And up until now, we have been exposing and believing DEATH; OUR TRUE IDENTITY, and so much more. We may not realize it, but our beliefs show or expose what is and has been in us, WORKING!! Watch and listen to the words of people, and you will see that their beliefs are exposed, even without doctrine being spoken. Most are speaking death, daily, to their body. “I AM sick; I AM old; I AM tired; I AM lacking; I AM not able to do…..” and on and on. They NEED to change their VISION! And the vision that they NEED to hold is WHAT HIS WORD TELLS US ABOUT OURSELVES, WHETHER OUR NATURAL EYES SEE IN AGREEMENT OR NOT!! Without HIS WORD there is no vision. WE ARE THE KINGDOM AND WE SHOULD BE SPEAKING THE KINGDOM, NOT WHAT OUR EYES TELL US.!! WE NEED TO ALLOW THE KINGDOM TO COME FORTH FROM US EXACTLY THE WAY GOD ALLOWED US TO COME FORTH OUT AND AS HIM!
Rev. 15:1, “And I saw another sign in the heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels, having the seven last plagues: for in them is filled the wrath of God.”
SAW: Not the looking at with the natural eyes; (in heaven= in the Spirit) but rather having full perception of an object or situation.
ANOTHER: One of many.
SIGN: (A WORD) which has its significance in a work wrought in you.
Now, Who are these plagues against? These plagues attack the four corners of the mind:
1. The Will
2. The Desires
3. The Emotions
4. The Intellect.
Plagues are not always negative.
2Cor. 4:7, “But we have this treasure in EARTHEN VESSELS that the Excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”
“the power may be of God, not of us”, US are those who THINK that they are HUMAN. The power is of God, US WHO KNOW OUR TRUE IDENTITY. By knowing that there is ONLY GOD, is where the power is.
Rev. 15:2, “And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and THEM THAT HAD GOTTEN THE VICTORY over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark and stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.”
John was seeing in the Spirit. The sea speaks of a people. The fire is God, “our God is a consuming fire.” This is why some folks get uncomfortable when they are around us, our very NATURE BURN them. Did you know that, in Genesis, when it says that “in the cool of the evening, He walked with Adam and Eve”, the word walked, was actually, SANG. God sang to them. What did they get victory over?
The Beast; a nature. Read Daniel 7:15, 22.
“I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the VISIONS of my head TROUBLED me.”
“UNTIL the Ancient of days came, and judgment WAS GIVEN to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the she saints possessed the Kingdom.” The nature changes and the Kingdom is possessed.
His Image: Read Rev. 9:7 (looks like gold). “And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.”
His Mark: Read Rom. 2:11-14, “For there is no respect with God, of persons. For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; (For as not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves.”
John 15:1-8 “I AM the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away; and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me and I in him the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is witherered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein, is my Father glorified that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.”
The mark is an imprint upon the mind.
The number of his name: Read Rev; 13: 17-18. “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom, Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number OF A MAN; and his number is Six hundred three score and six.”
PLEASE read each word of these scriptures SLOWLY and let your understanding rise within you.
PS. 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.”
The heavens is our MIND, and we speak into existence (DECLARE) the glory of God. US. and the firmament (our body, HIS life) sheweth his handiwork. Amen.
Kingdom thinking brings forth the Kingdom Ways, or the ways of the Kingdom which we are!! Please believe HIS WORD.
2Cor 3:3, “Forasmuch as YE ARE MANIFESTLY DECLARED to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.”
It is understandable for a child to be afraid of the dark; but, why would an adult be afraid of the LIGHT?
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