“Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls,
and upon finding one pearl of great value,
he went and sold all that he had and bought it.”
Dearly Beloved Ones in Christ Jesus our Lord!
Shalom! You will see the Hebrew word “shalom” translated in various ways, it is translated as “peace,” “prosperity,” “wholeness,” “success,” “completeness,” “good,” and “welfare.” In other words, it means you have the whole pie of God’s promises and not just one piece– you have health, prosperity, good relationships, and all that you need and more to live the abundant life of the BLESSING that God intended for us from the start. He tells you again in 3 John 2: “Beloved, I wish above all things that you prosper and be in good health, even as your soul (mind, will and emotions) prospers.” And in Isaiah 53: “But He was pierced for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us SHALOM, and with His bloody scourging we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5. And “Shalom” is God’s greeting to each of us who have received His Son from the day He raised Christ from the dead until the present time. John 20:19. His plans for you are shalom and not evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11.
Do you recall the parable Jesus told to convey to us a sense of the Kingdom of Heaven? He said, “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.” Matthew 13:45-46.
When you receive Jesus as your Lord, you are born again from the imperishable seed of the Word of God and you are rescued out of the realm of darkness and transferred into the Kingdom of Light. Colossians 1:13; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 1 Peter 2:9. The Kingdom of Heaven is now within you. Luke 17:21. You access it in your spirit and the spirit realm has no boundaries or limits for those who believe. You have a treasure in your earthen vessel (your body was formed of the dust of the earth, but your spirit and your soul are breathed into you by the LORD in the Spirit, Ecclesiastes 12:7). 2 Corinthians 4:7. In your shell (your body) there is a pearl of great price, it is your connection to the Kingdom. When you find that pearl you are willing to sell out of the world system into the Kingdom system. You are willing to renew your mind and no longer be conformed to thinking as the world does—the survival mentality. Romans 12:1-2. That precious pearl is to know what you have access to within your shell, that is, in the inner man of the heart– Christ in you, your hope of glory, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge and all authority in Heaven and on earth. Yes, Jesus likens the Kingdom to a pearl of great value, and the only one of that value. And when you acquire that Pearl, for to you who follow the good Shepherd it has pleased the Father to give you the Kingdom, that Pearl within you becomes the open door to all the Kingdom contains. Remember? When the beloved John saw the Heavenly Jerusalem, the Kingdom city, what did he see? Twelve open gates, three in each direction, “And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl.” Revelation 21:21. That hidden wisdom, that pearl within your shell, becomes your access to all in the Kingdom. You are a house of God and a gate of Heaven.
Come to our meeting on Sunday, November 17, 2019, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the peace-filled St. Damien House at the St. Anthony Retreat Center in Kalihi Valley, 3351 Kalihi Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96719, and gather together as the Body of Christ for praise and worship, prayer in the Spirit, pot luck and fellowship, with a teaching on the Kingdom and your rights as a citizen thereof. It is time you knew what you have and what you can enforce as a citizen of the Kingdom of God. Do you remember in the Book of Acts when they were about to examine Paul under the lash and beat him with whips? He merely stated to his adversaries, “Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman citizen and uncondemned?” Acts 22:25, and they backed off and let him go. In fact, the commander of those about to scourge him was afraid the more because Paul informed that he was a Roman citizen by birth. Acts 22:28-29.
Why did they back off in fear and let Paul go? Because they knew that coming against a Roman citizen they were not just coming against Paul but a very strong nation that was backing him by their legal process and the protection of the military of that nation. But if Paul had not enforced his citizenship rights and privileges and permitted the men to scourge him, his bloody stripes would have been his own fault for allowing them to get away with it when he did not have to permit it with very little effort on his part. In the same way, it is up to you to inform the devil of your kingdom rights and privileges. You are a citizen by your new birth from above and there is no condemnation for you who are in Christ Jesus. Do not permit illegal activity in your life. Do not ever forget all the Kingdom benefits. David constantly reminded himself of them—“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within Me bless His Holy Name,” he sang, “Bless the LORD, O my soul and forget not all His benefits: He forgives all my sins and offenses and remembers them no more, He heals all my illness and disease, He pulls me out of the pit, and He fills my days with good things and my youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalm 103:1-5. Submit to God’s jurisdiction and you can resist the devil and he MUST flee. He will try to wear you out and intimidate you, but stay standing your ground and he will have to back off. He has no legal right over a citizen of God’s Kingdom. Merely tell him that you are a citizen of Heaven, and better yet, you were born as such and that you have right standing and no condemnation against you and you will see him withdraw and let you free.
And there is more, if you have submitted to God’s jurisdiction by receiving Jesus as your Lord, you have the entire host of Heaven at your command for God has commanded His angels to protect you and to encamp about you to deliver you. Remember that and never back down, say with Jesus, “Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?” Matthew 26:53. And the answer is “yes,” of course He will. They are all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who are heirs of salvation. Hebrews 1:14.
We continue to take new territory by our T.V. Ministry Team and our Prison Ministry Team. The next prison ministry training is January 22, 2020, so ask me for your paperwork now if you want to go on that training as it fills up fast.
We meet with our residents in our Ministry apartment to share the Word and the book, “THE BLESSING of the LORD makes rich and He adds no sorrow with it,” from Proverbs 10:22. And we will be getting another new resident soon. Thank you for all who are sowing seed into our Ministry for the good works we do, target your seed and reap a hundredfold of what you are taking by faith. Faith is not getting God to do things, it is simply knowing that He will. Papa taking care. He watches over His Word to perform it. Always. Remember your two gates and guard them (if you were at the last meeting you know what I am talking about).
When something contrary to God’s Word happens, the right question is never to ask God why He allowed it to happen, but to ask Him to show you what prevented Him from being able to intervene to stop it from happening. It is not His Will that any should perish. It is a question of jurisdiction and system. If you do not authorize God to move on earth, He cannot. But if you do, there is nothing too hard, nothing impossible, and nothing too small or too big for Him to take care of.
The LORD bless you and keep you! The LORD make His Face shine on you and give you His grace! The LORD smile upon you and give you SHALOM! Shalom, shalom, shalom.
Love and שלום!