The kingdom of God is an invisible network of communication covering the entire earth. No wonder Paul said, in Ephesians 1:20-23, from the Message Bible, “All this energy issues from Christ: God raised Him from death and set Him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from His rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which He speaks and acts, by which He fills everything with His presence.”
This is one of the best descriptions of the vastness of God’s kingdom. It is a network of communication very similar to the network of electromagnetic communication that links our cell phones together worldwide. You use your mobile phone to connect; in the same manner, we communicate with God in prayer. So it is every day as I pray on Periscope with you. Those links made in prayer show us the kingdom of God and how it globally connects us together. The network of prayer has never been as visible as it is today with the amazing technology in cell phones. The cell phone also gives a physical display of how important obedience to the Word of God is.
You must have a clear signal for uninterrupted calls. Your location matters, and your battery is important, but each of these elements must be strong enough for your call to go through uninterrupted. The same is true of personal prayer, and our private times with the Lord.
I’ve discovered that my most “private calls” in prayer are made early in the morning, when most of my family is still asleep. In these quiet morning communications, I can really hear the Words and whispers of the Lord clearly. Each one of us is uniquely diverse, so your communication to God might be in a totally different place, or at a completely different time. It’s necessary to understand how important it is to keep this communication channel clear.
Revelation 3:20 says: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” Notice how the Lord doesn’t say that He will open the door. You and I must open the door so that He can enter in. This also means we have to know when to close the door when the enemy comes, keeping out all enemy-related thoughts and communication. After unwanted calls, you block the caller so you don’t get any more communication from them.
With every Word of God that is obeyed the kingdom of God and His structure begins to form invisibly around you, your family, and those you influence.
This invisible structure is so valuable; it is the part of your life that will last forever! What God’s Word produces in you will be talked about and shared in Heaven. Its benefits will bring you wealth on earth, unspeakable joy, health, peace to your daily life and family, as well as treasured memories to share. And best of all, honor before the throne in Heaven!
This is why, “obedience is better than sacrifice.” Every night before bed, ask yourself, “Did I obey the Word, the whisper, and the instructions of God today?” If you feel that deep-rooted “Yes” in your spirit, you will sleep like a baby.
I must be honest with you, that over the years that I have learned this truth ~ every day that I’m living is becoming more mysteriously wonderful than yesterday. It’s amazing how happy your life can be!
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky