Come Join Us In Remembering What The World Has Forgotten..... The Seventh Day Sabbath!
An area or realm in which a King rules; an organized community; the eternal Kingship of God “YHWH”.
We read in St. Matthew 3:2 (in part), Repent ye: for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.
In order for a person to board an airplane, bus, ship or train, to any destination, they must first have a ticket. In like manner, before a person is welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven, they MUST meet certain criteria.
Therefore, it behooves us to make the proper preparations and change our way of living if we hope to enter into God’s Heavenly Kingdom.
King David in Psalms 22:23-28 wrote, I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
In order for a person to know that there are conditions that need to be met, before being granted entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven, there is a need that someone perhaps, several someone (s), tell or instruct “Preach” others about that Kingdom and the Lord of Glory.
On another level, sometimes it takes the lost “Sinner” to hear the Saints Praise and Glorify God “YHWH” for that which He has done for them thus, causing the Lost to see an appeal “Benefit” to entering into the Kingdom of God.
*Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.
The Saints “The Seed of Jacob & Israel” that show forth the fear of the Lord “Which is to Hate Evil” are an example to the Lost.
*For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.
Even though sometimes it may seem like the Lord has not delivered one of His Children from their time of trouble, He sees their need and will deliver them in His time.
*My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
The Praises of the Saints are an Adoration to the Lord; an Offering that is Acceptable to the Lord. When the Saints Praise the Lord He Abides “Lives in and with” them.
*The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
The Meek of the Earth “The Saints” are those that are Strong in the Lord and in His Holy Written Word, the Bible. They are satisfied from themselves “They don’t have to have their own way all the time” but are such that greatly desire to Serve the Lord in Spirit and in Truth.
*All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. **For the kingdom is the LORD’S: and he is the governor among the nations.
The Lord is the Director and Leader of all His Children “The Saints.”
In 1st Chronicles 29:10-11 we read, Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever. *Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
There is no SURE Kingdom but the Kingdom of the Lord. He is our King and as such, deserves our Praises. Praise His Holy and Righteous Name For Ever More!
The Prophet Daniel in Daniel 4:3 wrote, How great are His signs! And how mighty are His wonders! His Kingdom is and Everlasting Kingdom and His Dominion is from generation to generation.
Basically, the Kingdom of Heaven is the only Kingdom that will stand the Test of Time because He is Righteous and His Kingdom Everlasting “From Everlasting to Everlasting.”
One amazing thing about the Kingdom of God is that He “God” causes His Kingdom to Abide “To be” in the heart of the Saints.
In Psalms 145:8:13 King David wrote, The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. *The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. *All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee. *They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; *To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. **Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.
The Greatness of God Testifies to His Greatness. ALL that the Lord does is Good and everything that He does is a constant reflection of who He Is. That is why His Kingdom is an Everlasting Kingdom.
We read in Exodus 19:5-6, Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: *And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
The Saints, according to mankind’s standard, are priceless and as such they are a Treasure beyond human understanding.
The Saints are a Physical, Intricate Part of the Kingdom. As Lively Stones they are being honed and molded into His Image, giving them the ability to fit into the Place that Jesus has prepared for them.
In Numbers 24:5-9 we read, How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!
The Saints are the Seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob “Israel” and their body is a Temple of the Lord; and each Saint is a part of the Kingdom of Heaven.
*As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river’s side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD hath planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.
The beauty and prosperity of the Saints is beyond our natural understanding because it is the Spirit of the Lord and the Holy Ghost that nourishes them; they cannot fail.
**He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.
The Kingdom of Heaven is from Above. Therefore, it is Exalted far above any and all other kingdoms.
*God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows. *He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.
Because of the Spirit of the Lord, that Dwells in the Saints, and the Power of the Holy Ghost that Comforts and Strengthens them, the Saints excel in exploits. There is no-thing that can overcome them because they are Blessed of God.
We read in St. Luke 17:21, Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, Lo there! for, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you.
If the World, “Sinners” can see Christ in the Saints then, they will be able to get a glimpse of the Blessings afforded those that are part of the Kingdom of Heaven.
When we pray, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done” we are asking the Heavenly Father to place in us ALL that is in and of His Heavenly Kingdom “ His Authority and Power, His Judgment and Mercy, in other words His Government” in us.
In Hebrews 12:28 we read, Wherefore we receiving a Kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and Godly fear: When the Saints receive the Indwelling of the Kingdom of Heaven they will endeavor to live a Righteous life according to the Written Word of God, the Bible; and they will hate all that is evil and they will cleave “Do” that which is Good.
We read in St. Matthew 25:34-37, Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
The Work of the Kingdom of Heaven in and for the Saints began when God said, “Let there be Light.” Jesus is that Light that lighteneth every Soul that receives Him!
*For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: *Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
The Saints are Christ-like therefore, as He did, so they will do and as He IS, so are they in this present world - to do His Perfect Will.
*Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
The Saints are humble and give ALL the Glory and Honor to Jesus the King of Kings in God’s Heavenly Kingdom. Praise His Holy Name!
Derwood A. Stewart, Minister
House of Prayer Sabbath Ministries