TEACHING FROM HERB AND JAN SCHNEIDER:
God has us living right now, in the most challenging, yet to be the most glorious time that the world has ever seen. Faith will grow as you receive and study out the Word the Lord has given us. It will empower you to rise up to the top (above every impossible situation you are facing).
Jesus told the disciples, “…. there has not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he” – Matthew 11:11. Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”- John 3:3. Until Jesus died and rose from the dead, no one could be saved. But thanks be to God, “Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son” – Colossians 1:12-14.
So, as a child of God and a citizen of the Kingdom, you are sent as an ambassador of the King and His Kingdom, to take care ofdiplomatic business in the earth on behalf of your King. An ambassador receives all his provision from the country he represents. You are here to represent Jesus, and you are limited only to speak what your government (the Kingdom of God) has declared and what your constitution (the Word of God) has allowed. Jesus taught the disciples to pray to the Father, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” In heaven there is no sickness, no death, no sadness, no lack, or curse of any kind.
God’s mandate for us (the Church, the body of Christ) to subdue the earth includes not only bringing salvation and restoration to individuals, but to nations. When you come on the scene as a citizen of the Kingdom, everything changes. Why? Because the Kingdom of God is in you – Luke 17:21. You have been given authority in His Name, His Word, His Spirit, His faith, and ministering spirits (angels) to keep you in all your ways.
Jesus came teaching and demonstrating the kingdom of God (Matthew 4:23), and put it in the Bible for our understanding. “All things were made by Him (the Word); and without Him (the Word) was not anything made that was made” – John 1:3. Jesus said, “Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the Kingdom of God.” When the Word of God is sown on good ground (into your heart); such as hear the Word, and receive (the Word), it produces a harvest – Mark 4:11, 20.
Again, we’re ambassadors of Christ and citizens of the Kingdom of God first. We’re not to promote our denomination, but the gospel of the Kingdom. A local church is for spiritual covering, discipleship, and fellowship; however, it’s when we get revelation and understanding of our citizenship in the Kingdom of God that we can accomplish what God has assigned us to do for His glory.
Declare: “Father, thank you that I am reconciled to You to be an ambassador for Jesus Christ, and a citizen of Your kingdom. Iam in the world, but I am not of the world (system). Your Kingdom is the source of every provision that I will need in the earth until Jesus comes. Holy Spirit, fill me with revelation and understanding, and empower me to experience the goodness and power of Your Kingdom in my own life as a demonstration to others, and accomplish what God has assigned me to do for His glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
We pray that everything that is coming against you is removed in Jesus Name, and replaced with the image of God. The anointing that you have received of Him destroys every yoke, and removes every burden, for in Christ you are complete.