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CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH THE LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE Thursday, September 17, 2020

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2 months 1 week ago #10220 by thaiwohvista
TOPIC: THE FLESHLY KINGDOM

Read Romans 7:15-25

MEMORISE: Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry (Colossians 3:5)

EXPOSITION
Kingdom denotes a king and his subjects. The fleshly kingdom denotes Satan as a king over some creatures - rebels. Satan is the originator of the works of the flesh, which his subjects manifest. The fleshly kingdom has a corrupt nature that the devil governs. We must wage war against those spirits that have negative impact on our lives. The fleshly kingdom hinders one from inheriting the kingdom of God if one does not cooperate with God for regeneration. Before the kingdom of God comes into one's life, he/she must do away with the fleshly kingdom; two kingdoms cannot rule a life at the same time. Fleshly kingdom manifests on a daily basis in man's life. No wonder the scriptures warn us to mortify our members on earth.
Gal. 5:19-21 highlights the manifestation of the fleshly kingdom. Verse 21b says emphatically that if any of this fleshly kingdom still rules your life, you cannot inherit the kingdom of God.
Dear devout, you need to choose the kingdom, to which you want to belong, now-Christ's, or the devil's. If you discover that you are still being ruled by any of the works of the flesh, cry unto God like Apostle Paul (Rom. 7:24), wage war against the manifestations (Jam. 4:7), Walk in the Spirit at all time (Gal. 5:16), and occupy your mind with the things of God (Col. 3:2). In addition, pray for renewal of your mind (Rom. 12:2), be mindful of the company you keep (2 Cor. 6:14), examine yourself from time to time whether you are still a citizen of the Kingdom (2 Cor. 13:5), and invite the Kingdom of God into your heart at all times (Matt. 6:33).
Are you still being led by the fleshly kingdom? He who is led, by it is not yet a member of the Kingdom of God. The joy is that there is hope for anyone who would come to Jesus. Examine yourself and make amendment now.


PRAYER POINTS
1. Father Lord, let Your Kingdom descend into my heart, now, and destroy every fleshly kingdom, in Jesus' name.
2. I declare that sin will no longer have dominion over me, in Jesus' name.
3. Pray that God, the governor of all nations, will totally take charge of our nation and subdue every kingdom that oppresses the masses.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Proverbs 9 - 11

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