The Kingdom Order: Living for the Future in the Present

The Kingdom Order: Living for the Future in the Present

by Steven C. Mills



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The Kingdom Order: Living for the Future in the Present by Steven C. Mills

The predicament today's Christians face is living in this present age in mortal bodies that are subject to sin, suffering, and death while having entered into a new way of life of righteousness, blessing, and eternal life. Jesus proclaimed this new way of life as "entering the Kingdom of God." Dr. Steven Mills calls the principles for living the new way of life that Jesus proclaimed The Kingdom Order.

Jesus spent much of His earthly ministry teaching about the kingdom of God and explaining how you start living for this future Kingdom during your earthly life. When Jesus taught about the kingdom of God, He did not emphasize financial benefits or clarify chronology or make theological interpretations. Instead, Jesus focused His teaching on the practical matters of daily life-love one another, resist self-indulgency, treat your neighbor fairly, love and obey God. Jesus described what you should do to be part of His Kingdom in the here and now so you could be prepared for eternity. After all, in the kingdom order eternal life begins today!

The Kingdom Order: Living for the Future in the Present showcases the explanations that Jesus used to reveal God's redemptive plan for humanity as it was fulfilled by His Kingdom and identifies the ways God actualizes His divine plans and purposes through the lives of the citizens of His Kingdom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613460290
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Publication date: 11/29/2011
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword-Teaching What Jesus Taught 11

Chapter 1 Close Encounter: Understanding and Experiencing the Present and Future Kingdom 15

Living for the Future in the Present 16

A Present and Future Kingdom 18

Close Encounters of the Eternal Kind 21

Chapter 2 Spiritual Eyes: Integrating the Future Kingdom into the Present Reality 25

The Reign of God 26

Cosmic Convergence 30

The Duality Dilemma 32

The Place Where Eternity Begins 36

Chapter 3 Blessed Battlefield: The Presence of Evil in the Created Order 39

Supreme Faux Pau 41

Enemy-Occupied Territory 44

Collateral Damage 47

Heavens National Guard 51

Chapter 4 Turning Point: The Mission and Ministry of Christ in the Kingdom Order 55

Rules of Engagement 59

Heavenly Master Plan 63

Living among the Dead 67

Who's Your Daddy? 70

Chapter 5 Celestial Citizenship: The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Kingdom Order 75

Supernatural Birth 78

Haunted House 82

Divine GPS 85

Power to the People 88

Blessed Assurance 92

Chapter 6 Admission Requirements: Standards for Citizenship in the Kingdom of God 95

Lowering the Standards 97

Marginalized Minions 102

Blessedness-the Kingdom Way of Life 105

God's Lost and Found Department 108

Childish Behavior 110

Chapter 7 Getting Radical: Ethical Behavior for Kingdom Citizens 115

Banned Behavior 117

The Perfection Process 128

Chapter 8 Authentic Priorities: Determining What's Really Important and How to Get It 135

Eternal Security 136

First Things First 140

The Kingdom Order Model for God's Provision 144

Fringe Benefits of the Kingdom 148

Chapter 9 Absurd Economy: Being Productive in the Kingdom Order 151

Kingdom Entrepreneurship 152

Kingdom Productivity 154

Economic Growth in the Kingdom Order 158

The Kingdom Investment Strategy 160

Appropriating Kingdom Resources 163

Chapter 10 Prior Authorization: The Responsibility and Authority of Kingdom Citizens 167

Kingdom Gatekeepers 168

Faith-The Prerequisite to Binding and Loosing 171

Commission by Submission 175

What Can Only One Person Do? 180

The Power of Teamwork 184

Chapter 11 Heavenly Ambitions: The Kingdom Strategy for Spiritual Formation of Its Citizens 189

Deliberate Disciples 191

Civic Duty in the Kingdom 201

Just Do It 204

Chapter 12 Eternity Factor: Preparing for the Future Kingdom-Death, Resurrection, and Eternal Life 209

The End of the Begin n ing 211

Paradise Found 214

End of Days 219

Appendices 235

References to "Kingdom of God" Used in this Book by Subject/Theme 235

The Use of "Kingdom of God" in the Old Testament 239

The Use of "Kingdom of God" in the New Testament 241

Endnotes 255

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