Thy Kingdom Come
As precious and essential as the operation of the spiritual gifts are in the administration of Church government, and in our individual spiritual growth and development, gifts are not the fullness of Yahweh’s ultimate. It is the means by which he ordained to bring his Body into full maturity (Eph. 4:11-14) and the kingly priesthood ministry (Rev. 1:6; 2:26-27; 3:21; 1 Pet. 2:5-9).
Yasha’s message was truly a message of the Kingdom of Yahweh. He announced its presence and had much to say concerning it. He instructed his disciples to pray for the Kingdom to come (Mat. 6:10). He bade them to carry the glad tidings to all nations before the climax of that age (Matt. 4: 23; 24:14).
We are told to seek the Kingdom and its righteousness, after which material blessings are to be added (Matt. 3:2). John proclaimed, “The Kingdom of Yahweh is at hand” Matthew 3:12. Yasha said “the Kingdom of Yahweh is within you, and comes not with observation,” Luke 17:20-21.
The Heavenly Kingdom is not of this present arrangement (John 8:36), for it is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit (Rom. 14:17).
John, looking ahead through the eyes of the Spirit, witnessed the coronation of the overcomers and their successful reign through Christ in the Kingdom age. He gave audience as every member of Yahweh’s creation harmonized in a universal song of praise—giving honor and glory to Yasha the Messiah, the Lord of lords and the King of kings (Rev. 5:10-13).
The World Book Dictionary defines the word “kingdom,” in reference to its spiritual application, as the spiritual sovereignty of Yahweh or of Christ, the domain over which Yahweh rules the heavens and the earth.
Although the fullness of the Kingdom age is a future event, we are presently subjects of that Kingdom. Paul states that we have been translated into the heavenly Kingdom through the power of Life, saying, “Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son,” Colossians 1:13. “And has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Yasha,” Ephesians 2:6.
We must abide in the Kingdom principles, for only those who becomes subject to the authority of Christ are a part of Yahweh’s Kingdom.
In dealing with those who were pre- tending to be dedicated to Yahweh, Christ said, “and why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say,” Luke 6:46.
“But as many as received him (Yasha), to them gave he power to become the Sons of Yahweh, even to them that believe on (into) his name,” John 1:12.
“As many as are led by the Spirit of Yahweh, they are the Sons of Yahweh,” Romans 8:14.