THE TWO KINGDOMS
We are constantly being influenced by one of two kingdoms around us, either the Kindom of Light or the kingdom of darkness and self. As Spirit- filled believers we are to live according to the Spirit as Jesus did, doing only what we see the Father do. Colossians 3:18 says, "We have been translated from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of His dear Son". In turn we feed from either of these kingdoms continuously. Jesus said that it was of necessity that we feed from Him, eating His flesh and drinking His blood, or we could have no part of Him. (John 6:63 ). In short, we are to be continuously drawing upon the life source of the indwelling Holy Spirit of God which He has so graciously given us.
In the world we live in, the obvious clash of living in self reliance has taken its toll. We see nation rising against nation and natural disasters are at an all time high and yet so many wonder; "where is God in all of this"? The world is reaping the fruit of what she has sown. God has not changed. We have. As societies, we seem to have moved as far away from God as we possibly can. But things are about to change. God has given dominion into the hands of men and has not changed His protocol. There is a stir in the ranks of the believing church for a fresh new move of God. These believers are finding their strength in "abiding" power. Jesus said, "Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me." John 15:4 . We must learn the secret of abiding and remaining in Him.
One of the names of God is El Shaddai, which literally means, "the many breasted one". Like a nursing baby, abiding in the Lord and feasting from Him protects us from disease, sickness and the attack of the devil.
When we look at the book in Revelations 3:15-20, we see that the Lord was upset with the Laodicean church because she had become self -reliant. "For you say, I am rich; I have prospered and grown wealthy, and are in need of nothing: but you do not realize and understand that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, and blind." Arrogance and self reliance steals grace and understanding from us. Without a doubt the most crucial need we have as the body of Christ is to have understanding of the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation. The church has learned to rely on its own directive, that which seems most logical and correct in the sight of man and not on the impulses that come from the heart of God. Laodicea literally means "governed by the group" or by our own self imposed ideas. Revelation insight releases us to engage in the arena of faith. Revelation insight is what gives us the platform to function in faith. There is no other way for us as agents of the Kingdom of God to release