Sunday, April 28, 2013

Seventy Days of Blessing - Day Forty Three

Dear Brothers and Sisters

I read a book years ago that was entitled, The Upside Down Kingdom. It pointed out the true nature of God’s kingdom.  The first shall be last. If you want to lead you must serve. To be great in the kingdom is to be like a child.

Even our Lord – the King of all creation…
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:5-11).
I looked up the word “exalt” in Strong’s Concordance.  It means, “to lift up on high, to exalt, to raise to the very summit of opulence and prosperity, to raise to dignity, honor and happiness.”
 “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time” (1 Peter 5:6).
Did you read that?  Read it again it. Both passages.  Our Lord laid down His life and in God’s upside down kingdom, He was exalted to the right hand of the Father. Therefore, humble yourselves under God’s mighty hand.  Seek to serve. Lay down you life. And in God’s upside down kingdom you will be exalted – raised up to dignity, honor, prosperity – wealth, health and miracles. BUT remember – if you exalt yourself – its an upside down kingdom.
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