In everything we do as Church, we aim to establish the Kingdom of God. This statement should actually be: Jesus, the head of the Church, is advancing His Kingdom! There is a difference in focus here, because in the one statement we are pressured to perform and in the second statement we are Graced (empowered) to do the “good works”, as and how, God commands. In the the first case, DOING is the focus and in the second RELATIONSHIP is the focus.

Because we love God we obey His WILL accurately and, through our obedience, we glorify Him and establish His Kingdom. Through Him and for Him, by GRACE through FAITH.

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” I John 5:4 NKJV

When we live out of VICTORY, we have FAITH in the completed work of Jesus Christ. He is our SAVIOUR and KING. We now live FREE within a new KINGDOM as victors. Will we experience resistance and attack? Most definitely, but we step onto the battleground as the winners. What an amazing truth! As we engage in battle, we know we will be the winners. That VICTORY, however, can only be attained in me CHOOSING the TRUTH in the completed work of JESUS.

I need to have FAITH and not UNBELIEF in what 1 John 5:4 proclaims. Jesus proclaimed: “IT IS FINISHED”. The Kingdom of God has come! God’s supreme and powerful rule is advancing through His Church!

As a child of God, you are “born of God” and part of God’s amazing Kingdom advancement! Be bold in FAITH when you step out onto the battle ground of life and know this; you are already VICTORIOUS!

Written By: Rudi Steyn

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