Serving the Kingdom of Heaven - Volume I
Today's manmade church system has drifted far from how Jesus taught us to live. Mankind cannot serve two masters and will choose to serve the kingdom of heaven or to continue to serve the kingdom of this world ruled by Satan. Those who reject the truth of the gospel will perish in the end. Learning what it means to be a true servant of the kingdom is paramount for all who claim to abide in Christ. More
The following collection of chapters originated from separate Hen Soma-One Body Ministries "Word for Today" messages. Each message, inspired by the Holy Spirit, places a focus on what true followers of Christ need to understand concerning the kingdom of heaven and how we should live our lives as we await the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Today's manmade local church system claims the name of Christ, but has drifted far from how Jesus taught His disciples to live here on earth. Moreover, we know Jesus said that out of the whole world only a few will actually seek to live a life for Him centered on His kingdom. Hence, in the end only true followers of Christ (the few) will pass through the narrow gate that leads to heaven. Consequently, those who do not seek spiritual wisdom concerning the kingdom of heaven will by default end up following the broad path of this world that offers eternal separation from God. Mankind cannot serve two masters, and they will either choose to turn away from this world to serve the kingdom of heaven ruled by Jesus, or they will choose to continue to serve the kingdom of this world ruled by Satan. Those who reject the truth of the gospel that offers eternal salvation will perish in the end. Hence, it is paramount that true Christians grow spiritually to avoid the snares and pitfalls set by the spirit of this world, Satan. The devil and all of his followers are at work daily to blind mankind from the truths of heaven. Furthermore, although the gospel has been with us for over two thousand years, things today are not so different than they were in the day's Jesus walked the earth during His ministry. Moreover, the truths concerning the kingdom of heaven have been and continue to be challenged by today's religious system. This includes countless so-called local churches scattered throughout the world that practice manmade traditions and follow the teachings of false doctrines based on half-truths. They offer mankind, in the name of Christ, manmade buildings designed to draw people in so they can get right with God. These establishments all have some form of entertaining music programs, children churches, eloquent teachers and pastors, and other attractions to help draw people in to become part of their organizations. Sadly, these manmade institutions are guilty of misleading countless people with false teachings on what it means to be a true servant of the kingdom of heaven. Hence, the purpose of this book series titled Serving the Kingdom of Heaven is to illuminate the truths concerning the kingdom of heaven essential for those seeking to truly follower Jesus here on earth. Each chapter was once an individual message written over a period of time. Consequently, you may see some repetition within the chapters as you are reading, but each message will reinforce the overall truths focused on being a true servant of the kingdom of heaven. Additionally, these chapters are not necessarily sequential or in series and therefore can be read in any order as the Spirit may lead. As a final note, I pray these messages will help the one true Church (Body of Christ) to unite around the world in prayer, fellowship, and love. Please take time to pray before and after reading these messages to allow the Holy Spirit to minister to you as you continue to grow in the understanding of the Father's purpose for your life. "Nor will people say, 'Look, here it is,' or 'There it is.' For you see, the kingdom of God is in your midst." (Luke 17:21).