From The Heart Of The Apostle
The kingdom of God’s rule and power requires us to know that the realization of its demonstration in the lives of the assemblies is to save mankind from the power of sin, to destroy demonic influence, to heal the sick from famine and disease, and to magnify the name of Jesus.
Living under the kingdom of God’s rule produces the patience that is needed to possess one’s soul (Luke 12:9). Possessing your soul requires self-awareness, self-restraint, and self-control (James 1:28). The person that acquires patience becomes the recipient of wisdom and perseverance. This posture is the result of becoming victorious over adversity in one’s personal life. I believe you become more susceptive to patience when you come to understand and accept your purpose and destiny.
Overcoming attacks that come to challenge your faith and belief requires you to guard your mouth. If you realize that both blessings and curses proceed from your mouth (James 3:10), then you must become swift to hear the spiritual information (James 1:19).
Following these principles will promote the power to develop:
- A disciplined mind
- Awareness of your own mind
- Acknowledgement of God’ Promises
- Ability to dismiss what doesn’t matter
- Ability to love
- Allow love to come into your life