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1KINGDOM CITIZENSHIP We have been talking about “thy kingdom come,” the famous prayer we all prayed when

we were young. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Right? Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive others who have trespassed against us. Did you ever wonder what it meant by “trespass.” Trespass means to walk on someone else’s property! You don’t have the right to. Hello. Everything associated with the kingdom is associated with land. And he who owns the most land is a king. He owns all the land. Amen? And Jesus came into the world that he might bring the kingdom of God to anyone desiring to come in. It was enticing to mankind. The carnal mind could not understand the things of God when he came preaching: Repent, the kingdom of God is at hand. And you have to remember something very important— the Roman empire at that time was a prime example of what a kingdom is. That’s why Jesus came then. There were certain reasons why Jesus came at that specific time. Number one, roads were available. So the word could get around better. Communication and writing. Why? Because the Roman empire ran the world, didn’t it. So word could spread a lot faster during that period of time, couldn’t it. But it was a prime example of a kingdom. Unfortunately it was a wicked kingdom. But that’s what the kingdom is about. They had a king and then they went and colonized, didn’t they. They colonized regions and so forth - all around. Unfortunately they were unrighteous and it was basically an empire and not a kingdom. Would you turn to 1 Samuel 8. Oh, hallelujah. So where there is a kingdom, there must be a king. And where there is a king, there is much land. Because that is a kingdom. And in a kingdom there is a constitution, right. And there is a government and there are governing laws that protect the constitution and protect the people. So where there is king and there is a kingdom and there are laws, there must be citizens. Because you can’t rule over a piece of property. Amen? You may own it, but what good is it. You’re not going to colonize a piece of property, are you? Amen? You’re going to colonize people so that they would get the understanding. So that the king could express his character in each and every one. He can express his desires. Now you have to understand that the kingdom of God was created in love. The bible says that God is love. Man, I want to repeat that. God is love. It’s not that he is not filled with love. He is love. He’s love!!! That’s what it is everything was created out of love and the king wanted to express his love and what it was like ... to walk in God’s love. You know, in that glory of love, it’s awesome! Let me tell you something, when you are in that glory of love you don’t care about anybody or anything. All you want is more. When I had my encounter with the Lord, and that love— I realized was everything I was looking for and beyond. I was trying to buy it, manipulate it and steal it. And it came free! I just had to repent. And seek. It was free and I realized the world I was living in was not the right place for me. That I had been deceived and lied to my whole life even by people who said they loved me, because they didn’t know the truth themselves. Amen? But God is love. It is not that he is filled with love. And because God is love, he created everything out love to express his love. And you know when there is love, there is giving, isn’t there. There is no selfishness in love. There is no pride in love, there is no jealousy in love. There is no bitterness in love. There is no offense in love. Perfect love casts out all fear. Love. And God so desires us to be filled with his love so that you won’t be moved. Amen? So we as citizens— and I want to talk about kingdom citizenship tonight. But first I want to go back a little. In 1 Samuel 8, I want to show you where God was a little bit upset with his people because they rejected him. In 1 Samuel 8 - is everybody there? Good. In verse 1, we’ll read it together. Now it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel. The name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba. But his sons did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice. Now that’s pretty rough isn’t it. Can you imagine the sons of Samuel– man, you would think these guys would be shaking in their

boots by dishonoring their father — knowing that God was with Samuel. What he prayed happened. Same thing with Elijah. What he prayed— there was no— Lord blind them. They were blinded! But something must have happened here because they were not walking according to the ways of Samuel. Now you have to remember something. Samuel was old, wasn’t he. In verse 4-- Then all the elders of Israel gathered together, and came to Samuel to Ramah, and said to him, Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations. Now you have to remember it was the prophets that judged the people of Israel. How did they judge the people of Israel? Through the anointing of Christ. Amen? But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. So Samuel prayed to the LORD. And the LORD said to Samuel, Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you: for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even to this day, with which they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so they are doing to you also. Now therefore heed their voice: however, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them. So Samuel told all the words of the LORD to the people that asked of him a king. And he said, This will be the behavior of the king who will reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for his own chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some will run before his chariots. He will appoint him captains over his thousands, and captains over his fifties; and will set some to plow his ground and reap his harvest, some to make his weapons of war, and equipment for his chariots. And he will take your daughters to be perfumers, cooks, and bakers. And he will take the best of your fields, your vineyards, and your olive groves, and give them to his servants. He will take the tenth of your grain, and your vintage, and give to his officers, and to his servants. And he will take your male servants, your female servants, and your finest young men, and your donkeys, and put them to his work. He will take a tenth of your sheep: and you will be his servants. And you shall cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves; and the LORD will not hear you in that day. Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel— I’m mean - ... Hello. It sounds like this country when they are voting for a president! Hallelujah. Nevertheless they what? Refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, No; but we will have a king over us like the other nations. Okay. That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles. And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he prepared them in the hearing of the LORD. And the LORD said to Samuel, Heed their voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said to the men of Israel, every man go to his city. Hallelujah. So, they left. And God was rejected as king and they called for another king— Reject the King of Glory and put the king of flesh in. Hello. What an exchange! Go to 1 Samuel 10. Now Samuel took a flask of oil, and poured it on his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the LORD has anointed you commander over his inheritance? He was talking to Saul. And when you have departed from me today, you will find two men by Rachel's tomb in the territory of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say to you, The donkeys which you went to look for have been found: and, now your father has ceased caring about the donkeys, and is worrying about you, saying, What shall I do about my son? Then shall you go on forward from there, and come to the terebinth tree of Tabor, and there three men going up to God to Bethel, one carrying three young goats, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a skin of wine: And they will greet you, and give you two loaves of bread; which you shall receive from their hands. After that you shall come to the hill of God, where the Philistine garrison is: and it will happen when you have come there to the city, that you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place with string instrument, a tambourine, a flute, and a harp before them; and they will be prophesying. And the Spirit of the LORD will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them, and be what? —turned into another man. So God took Saul— He said, Man I can’t leave you like this, you little flesh creature. There is no way you could take care

of my people. They rejected my anointed servants and my prophets and they rejected me as king - but I am going to give them what they want but I’m going to put my anointing on you so that you can be obedient. You have to remember now that the Israelites– the Jews there, and that land, were the inheritance of God almighty, weren’t they. Amen? Let’s go on. And it will be when these signs come to you, that you do as the occasion demands; for God is with you. And you shall go down before me to Gilgal; and surely I will come down to you, to offer burnt offerings, and make sacrifices of peace offerings: seven days shall you wait, till I come to you, and show you what you should do. I want to share something about Gilgal. Gilgal was the first place they came to and camped after they came across the Jordan from Egypt. Are you with me? And they made sacrifices and offerings. It was a place of sacrifice and offering - Gilgal was. It was a place where they set the 12 stones on the bed of the Jordan as a memorial and it was also a place where they kept the Passover. Are you with me? Those were three significant arenas. Now think about that. Here God was putting in a king. Remember the old testament is a shadow of things to come. It talks about 12 stones - hello— Didn’t Jesus have 12 disciples. And wait a minute– was there a sacrifice? Amen. There was an offering. Amen. And was he the Passover? Okay. Let’s go a little further. Verse 9. So it was that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, that God gave him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day. When they came there to the hill, there was a group of prophets to meet him. Then the Spirit of God came on him, and he prophesied among them. And it happened when all who knew him formerly saw that he indeed prophesied among the prophets, then the people said one to another, What is this that has come to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets? Now didn’t they say to Jesus, weren’t you the son of the carpenter? Oh, hallelujah. Are you with me? So we see all of these things happened. Right? The anointing came upon him. He became a new man. He got a new heart. The place of sacrifice. Associating with the 12 disciples. Associating with the Passover. Associating with coming out of Egypt - out of bondage. And then we see that he began to prophesy. They even thought he was a prophet. What happened to Saul, is he a prophet? Was Jesus a prophet? Amen. And then they said to him, Wait a minute, aren’t you Kish’s son? Come on, a little while ago you guys were out looking for donkeys. Now you’re a king? Are you with me. So these are areas where the King of Glory was rejected and the king of flesh was put in. And this started off the expression and the example of what unrighteous kings of the flesh would manifest— in the hope that people would desire their true king back. Are you with me? Hallelujah. Now go to Genesis 3. Remember the old testament is a shadow of things to come. And we just saw everything right here when they were seeking a king. It was symbolic of what was going to happen when Jesus came. Oh, hallelujah. In Genesis 3:17— Now we know that Adam and Eve fell - they bit the bait. There was a worm in the apple when they bit it. It was a mini serpent. They fell and their eyes were opened to the natural realm and closed to the supernatural. In verse 17 - And to Adam he said, Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it: cursed is the ground for your sake. Now you have to remember something, he was in blessed ground before, wasn’t he. But God closed the door on him from coming back on that piece of property. He said, Out of there! Now cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Thorns and thistles it shall bring forth to you; and you shall eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and to dust shall you return. And Adam called his wife Eve because she was the mother of the what? —living. Why? Because now this was going to be a whole new birth. A whole different race. Instead of being in the image and likeness of God, they were now in the image and likeness of darkness. They lost that character - they lost that trait. They lost that presence. They could no longer talk to God face to face or see him. They could only hear him. And they were removed from the garden. Why? Because to maintain walking in the kingdom, you must abide by the governing laws. The constitution. If you break them, you

will lose your privileges. And in this case, they lost the privilege of being able to eat from the tree of life. And they were removed right from the garden. Are you with me? So Adam called his wife Eve because now she was going to be the mother of the living. The living where? The living in the natural. Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God make tunics of skins and clothed them. And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. And he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. Oh, hallelujah. So we see Adam and Eve were citizens and rulers. I call it “OJT” - on the job training. They were in the garden learning how to become kings. God was training them. They broke covenant - and the rules of the King who commanded them not to eat of that tree. So they were removed from office and from the land. They lost their citizenship from heaven. Is everybody with me? They lost their citizenship in the heavenly kingdom. And they were sent into the worldly kingdom of darkness - and then they became citizens there. Now listen, they were sent out with a sacrifice. Why? Because the bible says and also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made a what? Tunics of skin and clothed them. So he sacrificed animals on their way out and clothed them with skins. Knowing that the only way in would be another sacrifice. Are you with me? Remember the old testament is a shadow of things to come. He was sent out with a sacrifice and entry could only be done with a sacrifice. Adam and Eve were exiled from the kingdom of God. Are you with me. And that’s where they went— Then you and I were born in exile from the kingdom of God and walked in the kingdom of darkness. And the expression of the prince or the ruler of this world was expressed through me and you. Lying, cheating, you know. And you can always see that in a young child. Me, me, me .... mine, mine, mine! You ask him something and he’ll lie right to your face. I mean, no hesitation man!! Did you take that? NO!! [Laughter.] Well what’s that in your mouth? Why are you eating that candy? Man, they’ll lie right to you! That’s that fallen nature character. And everything is “mine.” They start that at two years old. Mine. No conception of who worked for it. No conception of sharing either. Forget that! And then they go to another kid’s house and they come home with every one of their toys. And they say “it’s mine.” Where did you get that? —It’s mine! Did you steal that from— No! It’s mine!! Was that from— No, it’s mine!!! It’s been in this bedroom the whole time - I was born with it! Yeah, you were born with it, but it wasn’t that toy! Hallelujah. As they get older - as humans get older they actually begin to perfect it. They don’t get better, they perfect it. They lie better. They learn how to manipulate and make it not look like a lie. They look like they are helping people when they are out to get promoted. Because it’s all about me, myself and I - the trinity of darkness. Amen? I’ve got to be successful to be somebody. If I am not successful, I’m a nobody. Oh, woe is me! —lie from hell. And if they can’t fulfill that need of being successful, they end up killing themselves. Because they feel no worth. It’s called self-worth. You don’t need self-worth in the kingdom. You are already worthy. One thing you want to do is not associate with self. Because God doesn’t. Amen? He associates with his children. In John 3 - Hallelujah. John 3. So something had to happen so that you could enter the kingdom of God - and return from exile. John 3, start at verse 1. There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: This man came to Jesus by night. Of course he wouldn’t come to him by day - somebody might see him. Hello. Are you kidding - he might lose his place in the Sanhedrin. He could lose his spot in the church. Who would keep that seat warm! Oh, hallelujah. So he came to him by night and said to him, Rabbi, which meant teacher. Now that was something because they would never call anyone else teacher unless they went through their “cemetery” school. He said teacher – we know that you are a teacher from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with you. And Jesus answered and said to him— You notice how the Lord just didn’t say anything — yeah right, but let me tell you something brother .... So, here Nicodemus came with

something, but Jesus had something else for him! He said Most assuredly I say to you unless one is born again, he cannot what? —see the kingdom of God. And Nicodemus said to him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? What school did he go to? Cemetery school, I told you. Jesus answered, Most assuredly I say to you, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, you must be born again. So there are two things that happens. He says you must be born again to see the kingdom of God. And you must be born again to enter the kingdom of God. And he says you must be born by the spirit of God. Amen? So this was the re-entry into the kingdom of God after being exiled. And the only way, of course, to enter the kingdom of God or even see the kingdom of God was to accept the King again. Are you with me? Now go to Romans 10. In verse 8 - is everybody okay? But what does it say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. So he says listen, what you need to do is repent of your sins and accept the King. And that will allow you to be saved. In other words, that allows you into the kingdom. Are you with me? Now there is another part of being a productive citizen. That’s different, isn’t it? Because when somebody enters the kingdom that doesn’t mean— Listen, it doesn’t mean that all of a sudden now you are going to be a productive citizen! It means that all things are available to you— that you have the common wealth of everything from the king. In fact, if you think about something, the disciples followed Jesus, didn’t they. And when they followed Jesus and Jesus expressed and said, repent for behold the kingdom of God, the kingdom of heaven is here - I’ve come to colonize! And there is only one way to get in this kingdom and you must be born again. He walked around and he said follow me. He said you have to deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow me. Right? But there was a command he gave them – that he knew— Now they believed. Didn’t the disciples believe? So they were saved, weren’t they. But there was a command he gave them which is very, very important. He gave them a command to wait for the promise from the father. Because he knew without the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the kingdom of God would not be manifested. He knew that— Listen, when you are saved, everything is available to you, isn’t it. That means you can enter the kingdom of God. But he knew without the baptism of the Holy Spirit you would not be a productive citizen. So the first thing he did– now listen, you get into – you come into a place .... and the first thing that somebody is going to give you. You go into a church and sometimes they give you a little pamphlet that says welcome church - you know, whatever. You know here’s the difference in churches— churches have members. The kingdom has citizens. Amen? We are not members of a church. Churches are embassies. Hello. When you go to another country there is an embassy representing your citizenship. That embassy is established in case you get in trouble and you need help. You run to the embassy. If you lose your wallet, you go to the embassy — Look man, I lost my wallet and my ticket was in there .... No problem, we will take care of it. They check you out - check your social security out - see where your citizenship lies. Then they help you. So churches are embassies. Does everybody understand this? They are embassies to help the citizens of the kingdom of God. Amen? So we are citizens. We are not members of a church – we are citizens of a kingdom!! And we are associated with a specific embassy to help others. Not only in the body of Christ but to bring others in. This is an embassy. We call it fellowship. Oh, hallelujah. Is everybody alright? Did you get that? Praise God. So, one of the greatest things that God was telling them was, listen -to help you be a productive citizen, wait for the promise of the father. And

what was that going to do. It was going to give them power, wasn’t it. See it was actually going to give them authority. In Acts 1:8 - oh, hallelujah. Now what does it say? Would you read it with me. But you shall receive what? —power, when the Holy Spirit has come on you: and you shall be what? —witnesses. Witnesses of what? What citizenship you belong to. The power is because you no longer walk according to the citizenship you once had. But you still carry a dual citizenship. Do you understand that? Because a dual citizenship is allowed. You can be a part of two nations. You can be a citizen of two countries. But see you and I now once we come into the kingdom of God we are dual citizens because we still live in this country, don’t we. See we are citizens of the natural realm and we are citizens of the spiritual realm - of the heavenly kingdom. But he said listen, here’s something to become a productive citizen so that people know what nation - what kingdom you belong to. Hello. Here’s the command I give you: get filled and baptized with the Holy Spirit. Then you will be witnesses of what kingdom you belong to. You will be witnesses of me being your king. And you will have power over the other kingdom and the attributes and character of that king that runs it. Are you with me? Come on - do you get this? See that’s why people would say, man those guys were with Jesus. Because even the anointing was spreading upon them. That’s why he could send them out two by two, because the kingdom of God was at hand. But he said listen, I’m going to make it where the kingdom of God will be in you. Because my character will be in you. My ethics. My morals. My judgments. My truth. My Spirit will guide you into all truth. Go to Luke 12. Oh, hallelujah. In verse 29. It says and do not seek what you should eat, or what you should drink, nor have a what? —anxious mind. An anxious mind is associated with the kingdom of darkness. For all of these things the nations of the world seek after and your Father knows that you have need of these things. But seek the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added to you. Do not fear little flock for it is your father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Amen? It’s his good pleasure to give us the kingdom. His kingdom is open to all mankind. He desires that we walk as a productive citizen in the kingdom of God. We receive the kingdom of God through his death. And become citizens– again citizens, not members. And we do live a dual citizenship. Supernatural and natural. When you become a citizen, you acknowledge the law. When you become a citizen— in fact, when most people become citizens in this country they make a pledge of allegiance. You know - for the purpose – they make a pledge to the flag in representation because the flag is symbolic, isn’t it. They acknowledge the law, the ethics, the culture. The purposes of the king. And are willing to submit to maintain and operate – and expand the kingdom itself. It is a privilege— It is a privilege to become a citizen. Listen — and this is what is really happening right now in this country. There is such a struggle and fight because of immigration. But you must understand something - the country can deny anyone it wants. It can deny anyone. It is a privilege to become a citizen of this country. It is a privilege to become a citizen of any kingdom. Amen? Think about what they do— when you come under– when you become a citizen of another kingdom or even another nation, you learn their laws. You learn their morals. You learn their culture. And you learn their language. So when you and I entered in the kingdom of God there was a language granted to us. It is called “tongues.” Come on, are you with me? There are gifts of the Spirit. Hallelujah! What do you— why? Because you want to be a full productive citizen. Oh, praise God. Go to Revelation 1. Praise you Lord! Revelation chapter 1. But you must abide by the ruling laws. You must be in alignment with the requirements that God has given us. Now walking according to the old character of lust and so forth and disobedience. And fornication and adultery. Because those things are nothing but the character of the kingdom and the citizenship of the kingdom of darkness. And that is why you have power over the old citizen. Because you are a new citizen. In Revelation 1:5 it says, And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, and the first born from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And has made us what? Hallelujah. He has made us what? —kings and priests to his God and Father; to him be glory

and dominion for ever and ever. So we see here that he has made us— listen, he has opened the door for you and I to become kings. So now you and I are on the job training. Just like Adam and Eve were. Except we have a mentor called the Holy Spirit. And he will teach us and guide us into all truth. Kings and priests. You notice that the king is higher than the priest. It was the first one mentioned. Why? Because you must first be a priest before you become a king. You must fulfill your priesthood before you can become a king and its all about training, isn’t it. But the citizenship in the kingdom of God is available to all men. But our whole purpose is to become a productive member or citizen - Amen - of the kingdom. Because we are not members. We want to become productive citizens of the kingdom of God. And it takes certain knowledge, learning and so forth. Because that’s one of the keys to the kingdom – keys of knowledge, right? The key of knowledge. That’s why Jesus said come to me and learn from me. So there is an area where we must learn how to operate in God’s anointing and become a productive member in the kingdom of God where we become a witness of what kingdom we come from - in the kingdom of darkness while we are on this earth. Luke 16 please. Oh, hallelujah. Luke 16 - let’s see here .... in verse 14. Now the Pharisees who were lovers of money— oh, hallelujah. Isn’t that something! Pharisees, hypocrites. The Pharisees who were lovers of money, also heard of these things and they derided him. And he said to them, You are those who justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts: for what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God. The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone is pressing into it. They are what? Pressing into it. Why? Because when they heard the opportunity of the kingdom of God and they heard it preached, they began to press into it. They began to— I want in! I want in! How many of you all want in? Praise God! In Ephesians 4. So once they began to learn about the kingdom, they wanted in, didn’t they. Ephesians 4:11. But they had to learn. Read it with me please. And he himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some, pastors and teachers; for the equipping of the saints, for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ [or the anointing]— so that we can become a full citizen. Amen? Not that we become a full citizen but that we become a productive citizen. That we should no longer be children. Hello. Children. I think we just talked about those little flesh creatures, didn’t we. That we should no longer be little flesh creatures, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, and cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting. Or come out of line of the government and governing rules of the kingdom of God. But speaking the truth in love, may grow up— Everybody say, grow up. —in all things into him who is the head, Christ: From whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. So we see here that we must become volunteers. We must volunteer. We must be willing to volunteer and submit under the ruling government of the kingdom of God. And God places offices in what we call the body of Christ which is actually the kingdom of God where we become submissive. The only way you have authority is to come under authority. Amen? Because there are many out there saying, I know Jesus. But they are actually walking in another kingdom because they are not in alignment with the kingdom of God. And if you are not in alignment with the kingdom of God, you are not operating as a citizen– or a productive citizen of the kingdom, are you. Amen? Oh, hallelujah. Now go to Luke 17. Luke 17:20. Everybody there? In verse 20, come on and read it with me please. Now when he was asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation: nor will they say, See here! or, see there! for, indeed, the kingdom of God is where? —within you. It’s where? Within you. Now after learning how to function in the kingdom and live in this new culture, you now carry the attributes of the kingdom of God with

dominion and power. Are you with me? Want me to repeat that? Now after learning how to function in the kingdom and live in this new culture, you now carry the attributes of the kingdom with dominion and power. And you are now a witness of where you belong. Ephesians 2. Ephesians 2:19. Read it with me please. Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow what? —citizens with the saints, and members of the household of God; having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom the whole building being fitted together grows into a holy temple in the Lord: In whom you also are built together for a dwelling place of God and his Spirit. So we are fellow citizens. Go to Colossians 1. Oh, it’s good to hear the pages turn on a Tuesday night. Colossians, chapter 1. Don’t forget to put your “co-lossians” on. Hallelujah. Colossians 1:12, I believe. Did I say that? Okay. No, let’s start at verse 9. For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and all spiritual understanding; that you might walk worthy of the Lord fully pleasing, and being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, for all patience and long-suffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light: he has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of his love. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over creation. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created through him, and for him. So we belong to a kingdom of light. Philippians 3. Philippians 3:17. Would you read it with me please. Brethren, join in following my example and note those who walk, as you have us, for a pattern. For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. For our citizenship is in heaven; from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to his glorious body, according to the working by which he is able to even subdue all things to himself. Hallelujah. We get a new body because we belong to a new citizenship - another kingdom. What a benefit! Glory! Go to Mark 16. So we are fellow citizens and because we are fellow citizens in the kingdom of God, there are benefits. And we talked about those in Psalm 103 that the bible says don’t forget the benefits of God where it says he forgives our iniquities. He heals our diseases. He rescues us from destruction. These are all attributes of the kingdom of God— that the King gives his citizens. Amen? He said whatever you touch will prosper. Of course, everything is associated with falling in alignment with the ruling government of the kingdom of God. In Mark 16. Glory!! Is everyone there? Is there a Mark 16:glory? In verse 16 and it says who? He that believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow them that believe. Oh, hallelujah. In my name— in other words you get a Power of Attorney as a citizen. That’s your passport. See you carry a passport. It’s the name of Jesus that allows you in the kingdom of God. And also allows you in the kingdom of darkness if you are sent to go rescue his children. Hello. Why? Because you have dual citizenship. But in the kingdom of God you are fellowshipping but in the kingdom of darkness you are taking dominion! You don’t need a Power of Attorney in the kingdom of God. You need it when you walk into the kingdom of darkness! Now you are going into the kingdom of darkness saying, IN HIS NAME ...! In other words you are saying, this is where I come from!! My citizenship is in the kingdom of God. And in His Name— because I obey, I walk according to– and I stay in alignment with the governing rules of the kingdom of God. I have been granted a power of attorney and I come against the powers of darkness– I walk on this earth. Who rules this earth? satan! So we are walking in the kingdom of darkness, aren’t we. Constantly. We live in this kingdom. But we are actually

citizens of another kingdom. So what allows us to operate in this kingdom while we are here is the passport with the name of Jesus – which grants you Power of Attorney to overcome everything that the kingdom of darkness will try and bring against you. Come on! And that’s why he says, those signs will follow those who follow me! Why? Because you have a new passport, man! You are a citizen of a kingdom that is out of this world. But it’s in the world. Amen? And he says, and in my name they will what? Cast out demons!! Well praise God!!!!!!!!!!! Why? Because you are walking in the kingdom of darkness with a power of attorney and in His name, you are going to kick butt on the devil! And when they try and say anything to you, you show them the passport. And they have to bow to the name of Jesus! Oh, hallelujah. And in my name they will cast out devils — that’s why that first thing is there. Cast out devils - Why? Because you have dominion and authority! You have been given a Power of Attorney - because you don’t belong to this world anymore. You are a citizen of the kingdom of God. And they will cast out devils— now look, this is something else - man this is powerful. Because you belong to another kingdom and you have become a part of its culture, its moral ethics and everything, you have a new language. He says listen, and you will what? —speak with new tongues! Why? Because you belong to another kingdom! And you will take up serpents— and you won’t dance with them. That’s not Daddy’s kingdom. Daddy never danced with a demon! He cast them out! In fact, the last serpent he dealt with he put right on the pole – He told Moses to. He said, Moses put that serpent up there! And people looked at it and got healed. This was a representation of how Jesus would take our sins. That’s why he said everything comes from the cross. Oh, hallelujah. And he said listen, you will take up serpents and if you drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt you. And you will lay hands on the sick and they will recover. Whoa!!!! So you are going into the kingdom of darkness with this passport. You’re under cover! And you see somebody who is beat up, wounded, abused, hurt, addicted. And you stretch out your hand but it’s not your hand. It’s the hand of the Lord! And you say, listen man, aren’t you tired of this citizenship? This kingdom has nothing but sickness, disease, garbage, bondage, fornication .... It’s no good! But I tell you I have another kingdom you can belong to. And they will say, what kingdom do you belong to? Then you show them your passport with your ID! The Kingdom of God!!! And in the name of Jesus ... in the name of JESUS — come out!!! [Laughter.] In the name of Jesus, be healed! In the name of Jesus, receive the joy of the Lord! In the name of Jesus, be filled with the Holy Ghost! In the name of Jesus, receive your citizenship! In the name of Jesus, receive your new language. And receive power, dominion and authority because you are a citizen now - of another kingdom. I Peter 2. You are not only King’s kids, but you are kings and priests. You belong to an eternal kingdom which makes you an eternal citizen. In I Peter 2, hallelujah - verse 5, I believe. God’s got a plan here. Let’s start at verse 4. Glory to God! Are you with me? Come to him as a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God, and precious, [that’s you, man]. You also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy what? —priesthood, to offer up sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Therefore, it is also contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believes on him will by no means be put to shame. Therefore to you who believe, he is precious: but to them which are disobedient, the stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone, and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, they stumble being disobedient to the word: to which they also were appointed. But you are a what? —chosen generation, a what? —royal priesthood, an holy nation, his own special people that you may proclaim the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Into that new kingdom!! Who once were not a people, but are now the people of God: who did not obtain mercy, but now have obtained mercy. Praise God, you are a royal priesthood - taken out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. These are benefits. Hebrews 4. Glory! Hebrews 4. Is everybody there? Verse 14 - Hebrews 4:14, would you read it with me then. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, who has passed into the heavens, [oh, isn’t that powerful] Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our

confession. For we do not have a high priest which cannot sympathize with our weaknesses; but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come what? — boldly. Come what? Boldly! Come what? Boldly!! To where? —the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. See you have access to the King, to his throne, at any time. Any time!! There are no rituals – no anything that you have to go through. You just get right to the throne. You have boldness to get to the throne. These are benefits. In 1 John, I think it’s chapter 1. Yes, 1 John 1:7. Would you read it with me. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleans us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we what? —confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. So here is another benefit: man when you blow it, you can be forgiven. See when you blow it in the kingdom of darkness, you get promoted. But you come closer to hell. And it’s amazing, because even when you blow it in the kingdom of darkness you get tormented for blowing it. Amen? Romans 8. But the Lord says he’ll forgive you, so we have forgiveness. Romans 8:18. Would you read it with me please. For I consider the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in where? — in us. For the earnest expectation of creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subject to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it in hope. Because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. That’s me and you! So even creation itself right now is groaning. I shared with you that my wife was in Israel and she will be back Thursday. But she shared with me that you can sense the land just groaning because it can’t take much more. It just can’t take much more. This country can’t take much more. It can’t take much more wickedness— it finally will just explode. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pain together until now. And not only that, but we also who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption and the redemption of our body. We desire to be fully redeemed. And to walk in the fullness of the kingdom. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for why does one still hope for what he sees. But if we hope for that we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with what? Perseverance. Wow! John 15. Praise God. Now we have access to all things because we are citizens. All these benefits are available to us. Never take it for granted. It was nothing that you did— to become a citizen. It was predestined. For all mankind. That’s all you did was cooperate and say, okay. In John 15:16, he says what? You did nor choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should what? —remain: that whatever you what? —shall ask of the Father in my name, he may what? —give you. These things I command you, that you love one another. So– you have access to all things. All things. And Jesus is the one who chose you, you didn’t choose him. So he already chose you to come into his kingdom, didn’t he. So all we had to do was cooperate with him. But another benefit is to ask and receive. Now because we are citizens in this kingdom, and we want to abide and stay in alignment with the rules of this kingdom – and because the Lord owns all things. In fact, he owns your shirt, your clothes, your socks and anything else you have on— and I always share with people that I borrowed the underwear I have on today. They are not used. They are new - praise God! [Laughter.] But anyway— we don’t own anything! Amen? We don’t own anything. Everything has been allowed by the privilege of being a citizen. We have access to all things. That does not mean you can go into a store and steal stuff! That is not— hello. That is not the character of the new creation! That is the character of the old creation. So you don’t go around— The only thing you go around and stick up – you go in and stick up with the Holy Ghost. People will lift up their hands up. You tell them it’s a stickup and you ask them to get filled with the Holy Ghost. Are you with me? Amen. That’s a Holy Ghost stickup. And by doing this and falling into alignment with the kingdom of God and his

governing rules, there is something we must do, just like they did with the rest of the kingdoms. Because the king allowed them to use the land, they gave tribute to him. It’s called tithe. It’s keeping in line with the ruling government. Would you turn to Malachi 3. You know the country call it tax. Hallelujah. Malachi 3:8. It says - Will a man rob God? Will a man rob the King? Yet you have robbed me. But you say, in what way have we robbed you? In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse: for you have robbed me, even this whole nation. You know your business should be tithing. You want a blessing? Businesses should tithe. Amen? Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. In other words, bring all the tithes into the embassy. Whatever embassy you belong to. That there may be food in my house, and try me now in this, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour out for you such blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. See the kingdom of God works in the opposite way of everything. The world buys things to get. The kingdom gives things to get. Hello. Everything is opposite. The world walks in selfishness. The kingdom of God walks in humility. The world walks in pride. That’s me, myself and I. The kingdom of God is you, you and you. Our purpose is to expand the kingdom of God because we are eternal. We have an eternal purpose. The world has a temporary purpose and does not even realize it. That is all they are interested in is what is good for me now. The world cannot see the future. They are too blind in the present. But the kingdom of God is the future. There is a difference. He said will a man rob me. He said these are the things I am going to do, I am going to bless your socks off! I will rebuke the devourer for your sake so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field, says the LORD of hosts. And all nations [all the kingdoms] will call you blessed: for you shall be a delightful land, said the LORD of hosts. Revelation 21. So you are giving to the King. Are you understanding that? Revelation 21 and then we have one more scripture and then you can go home and eat popcorn. Revelation 21 - is everybody there? Would you read it, verse 1 - And I saw a new heaven and a new earth. Hello. A new what? Heaven. And a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away; [so it’s going] also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said to me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said to me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him that thirsts. He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But to the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. So we see that there will be a new heaven and a new earth. And I want to close at Matthew 25. Praise God. In verse 31. Glory. You know that’s why the bible tells us that you and I are blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places. We are blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places. Everything is available to me and you. The bible even says that we sit with Christ. In verse 31 it says, When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory: All nations will be gathered before him: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. And the King will say to those on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungry, and you gave me food: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me. Then shall the

righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see you hungry, and fed you? or thirsty, and gave you drink? When did we see you a stranger, and took you in? or naked, and clothed you? Or when did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you? And the King will answer and say to them, Assuredly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers, you have done it to me. Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was hungry, I was thirsty, I was a stranger, I was naked, I was in prison, but you did not visit me, feed me or clothe me. Then they will also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we you hungry and so forth and did not minister to you? Then he will answer them saying, assuredly I say to you, Inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. Powerful! Remember who you are. You are citizens of an eternal kingdom. You have dominion over all of your goofy circumstances - no matter what they may be. Amen? You just pull out that passport in the name of Jesus and kick butt!! Father we thank you for your word. We thank you for allowing us to become citizens of your eternal kingdom. You have made us priests and kings unto you. Let us walk in fullness of this office - that we may be well pleasing to you. I apply the blood of Jesus on this seed and ask that you quicken your people and give them deeper understanding as the days go on of the kingdom of God, of the King, of their citizenship, of their benefits and the constitution that you have laid. Lord, we commit all things to you. We thank you and give you all the glory. In Jesus’ name. And everybody said? AMEN!