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God’s Kingdom Blessings

By Pastor Lazarus Muoka
23 January 2022   |   2:59 am
Every human being, especially Christians, should understand that the earth is an extension of God’s kingdom. This means that the Almighty God is not only the creator the earth, but also the controller of the universe. And based on God’s kingdom principles, whatever is obtainable in heaven is also obtainable on earth. Although, heaven and…

A cross section of worshippers at the Change of Garment programme 2022

Every human being, especially Christians, should understand that the earth is an extension of God’s kingdom. This means that the Almighty God is not only the creator the earth, but also the controller of the universe. And based on God’s kingdom principles, whatever is obtainable in heaven is also obtainable on earth.

Although, heaven and earth are two different entities and with different citizens and culture, the church with Jesus Christ as the head becomes the outpost. The church is on earth to teach people heavenly culture, so that, they could be focused and prepare to return to heaven.

Prior to the church era, God wanted direct cultivation and full assimilation of earthly citizens with heavenly culture, this was the reason He was always coming down to earth after creation to fellowship, teach and provide for man. The glory of God covered them to the extent that they lacked nothing.

Unfortunately, the enemy, the devil, struck unexpected and man fell from God’s glory and divine kingdom. Man lost the kingdom. The entry of Satan, the Devil, into man’s life gave way to the interregnum in which sinful activities gained ground in the lives of the people on earth. The period allowed for the practice of cultures contrary to the will, plan and purpose of God.

God’s plan for the restoration of the lost kingdom led to the coming of His Son, Jesus Christ. It is through Him that the lost kingdom’s blessings will be restored to man. And for any man to secure these blessings, he/she must live according to the kingdom principles, just as the Bible says in Matthew 4:23-25: “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. 24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. 25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.”

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, God brought the blessing of divine healing as the mere encounter with Jesus resulted to setting people under the bondage of different sicknesses and diseases free. In heaven, the headquarters of the Kingdom, there are no death, sicknesses and afflictions of any kind. On earth these evil take flight immediately they encounter Jesus Christ, the Prince of Heaven kingdom. Whoever accepts our Lord Jesus Christ and lives his/her life according to the kingdom principles will enjoy divine healing.

In most cases, a true son of the kingdom does not suffer sickness; he will not die, but at the appointed time, transits when God, the heavenly King, calls him to eternal life.

In the earthly kingdom, there are divine provisions for all our needs when we abide by the principles and the rule of the kingdom. That is why the Bible makes a case in Matthew 6:9-11, 33 saying: “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread.”

Our Lord Jesus Christ taught His disciples how to pray by telling them to ask God for their daily bread. Asking for daily bread by implication is total dependence on God for all our needs. If God could take care of even the birds of the air, the flowers in the field, how would He not take care of human beings He created in His Own image. God is ever ready to provide the daily needs of His obedient and faithful children. That is why in Matthew6: 33 says: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” God is our creator, provider and protector. He first of all gave us life at creation. He will also make provision for all our needs, if only we can give Him our all — trust and serve Him. However, he demands we seek and serve Him. These are the blessings accessible to all kingdom citizens on earth. There is a regular assurance that whosoever serves the Almighty God will never go unrewarded. The Bible is even emphatic of this, in Philippians 4:19 saying: “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

The resources in heaven are enormous hence God supplies His children all they need. God is the owner and controller of all resources in heaven and on earth. He provides for His faithful children all their needs. As long as you serve the Lord, you will lack nothing. The Bible upholds this argument in Luke 15:31 saying, ”And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.” As His children, all that Almighty God has belongs to us. This makes His children joint heir with our Lord Jesus Christ. We are to be in the presence of God and always serve Him with all we have.

The kingdom culture is that we have unalloyed faith in God, the creator of the earth and everything therein. Faith is the principal factor in the kingdom culture. It is by faith we believe God created us and He will provide all our needs. It is by faith we believe that if we serve Him, He will in turn bless us. He has given us the earth as our residence till we come back to Him, so, for the time we are on earth, we must faithfully take control of it for our maximum blessings.

The Bible says in Psalm 115:14-16: “The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children. 15 Ye are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth.16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.” God will continue to bless us. He has given us the earth to dominate as long as we remain with Him, serving Him faithfully. In this year of dominion, favour, blessing and miracles, God will make all things available to us as we remain with Him. The kingdom blessings are for all obedient and faithful children of God. They will lack nothing as they continue to serve Him in Jesus’ name.

The Chosen, The Peculiar People
MY name is Sis. Amara Okafor. I live at 16 Nwachukwu Street, Ago Palace Way, Okota, Lagos State. I thank God for making me a member of the Lord’s Chosen Church. I, also, thank God for His divine protection upon my family and I. In 2016, I started a business, but a few years after the woman that mentored me in the business and I parted ways. She believed I was doing better than her, and began to speak ill about me. She ganged up with other traders in the market against me; telling customers not to buy from me each time my goods arrives. Knowing this, I called and informed her that, I am a member of the Lord’s Chosen Church and that she cannot fight with me and win.

However, when the envy became so severe, I prayed that God should strip the woman of whatever thing she depends on to boast at me. God heard my prayers and created a rift between her and the company that supplies her goods for sale.

The company then stopped supplying her and began to supply me. I also, learnt that during the battle, the woman tried to lay a curse on me, but the Lord did not allow it.

Not only did it stop there, the owner of the company and his family members are today members of the Lord’s Chosen Church.

Secondly, I do import goods from Italy, but because of COVID-19 pandemic, I could not physically travel to Italy, so, I made all payments to the company’s agency in Italy virtually.

After making all necessary payments, I began to hear stories, something similar to a scam. I never gave up, but came to Church on February for fasting and prayers. In the process, I told God to avert the plans of the Devil on my goods and business. Do you know that the agent blocked my lines from January to June that I was calling their office?

Nevertheless, pastor prayed concerning the situation and God intervened. As I am speaking, my container has landed and the goods are now in my warehouse. I return all the glory to God. May His name be glorified forever in Jesus’ name. I pray for our G.O and his family, Chosen members, workers, leaders and pastors in Jesus’ name. Chosen, praise the Lord!