Emanna for 09/19/2019

Living in the Kingdom Today

Bible Verses

Rom 14:16 Therefore do not let your good be slandered. (17) For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Matt 28:20 ...And behold, I am with you all the days until the consummation of the age.

Words of Ministry

In a sense, the kingdom is here; in another sense, the kingdom is coming. This is just like the Lord Jesus Himself. In a sense, the Lord Jesus Himself is here with us. But, in another sense, the Lord is coming. While the Lord is with us in an inward way, He is still coming in an outward way. Today it is necessary for us to tell people that we believe in the Lord Jesus and that we have Him in us. But when the Lord comes in the outward way and brings in the manifestation of the kingdom, there will be no need for any further explanation. Everyone will see the kingdom in manifestation. If you are in the reality of the kingdom, you will return extra change when it is given to you by a cashier in a store or restaurant. Other people cannot understand us when we do this. They are surprised by the fact that we do not take advantage of the situation. People simply do not understand that this returning of extra change and refusing to take advantage of others is an example of the inward reality of the kingdom in our Christian life. The worldly people cannot see that this is the kingdom. But when the Lord Jesus returns, the manifestation of the kingdom will be brought in. Then all the people will say, "This is the kingdom in manifestation."

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Genesis, 1984, pp. 475-476. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 7/4/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.