28 Mar 2022: SUBMIT TO KINGDOM TRAINING (1) – 1 Timothy 4:4-8

The devil will defeat you if you depend on your natural training alone. In fact, ancestral cycles and generational donations will thrive more in your life if you lack Kingdom training. Before you got born again, your body had been trained in certain ways to behave and respond to sin, depending on what you have been exposed to. When you get born again, you have to retrain your body to respond to God, else, negative generational flows and ancestral battles will catch up with you. The devil is gaining strength and victory in some people’s lives because they have not opened up fully to Kingdom training. Your body has been trained to behave in specific ways towards the devil and towards sin and you have to retrain that body to respond to God after you get born again.

When somebody goes to study professional courses like Engineering, Accounting, Medicine or Law, they take them through some disciplines to bend their natural tendencies in a particular way, so that they are formed into a particular kind of personality mentally. In the same way, church membership is to do that to everyone that comes into the Kingdom. Some people have been in church all their lives and some have been born again for over 10 years. What advantage does somebody that has natural life of 40 years, Kingdom life of five years, and church life of three years have over the person that has natural life of 20 years, Kingdom life of 15 years (because he got born again at five), and church life of 15 years? The advantage is a mental and body advantage that comes from a longer natural age and that can be negative.

The Church is the visible expression of the Kingdom of God on the earth. When an individual becomes born again, he receives Jesus, the Head of the Church. Such a person then belongs to Jesus, believes in Jesus, but Jesus puts him/her in the custody and training of an identifiable church structure. It is that church structure that is to shape that new believer.

PRAYER: Lord, I receive a deeper understanding to submit to Kingdom training and be shaped to develop Kingdom genes that express Kingdom flows, traits, and tendencies in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Deuteronomy 9:1-10:22; Luke 8:4-21; Psalm 69:19-36; Proverbs 12:2-3

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