Which Kingdom Do You Serve?

The name Jesus literally means deliverer. Its translated name means the same thing as Joshua. And deliverance is exactly what he came to do. For thousands of years, people were enslaved to the demonic kingdom with no way out. Jesus came and made a way out for all of us.

Lets explore this demonic worldly kingdom that the entire world, not freed by Jesus is enslaved to. In Genesis 3:17-19, the curse upon Adam is explained. God says, ‘in sorrow and toil shall you eat [of the fruits] all the days of your life. Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth for you, and you shall eat the plants of the field. In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread until you return to the ground.’  The modern translation of this would sound like this: You will work like a dog for six days a week to feed your family. From the time you are of age until you are old you will work for a living, live in debt to pay for your house, your car and that you will not even own, and be miserable doing so, at a job you can’t stand.

Is this really so? In the United States, less than 2% of people actually own their own homes (paid in full). People are drowning in debt, underpaid with little hope of relief. Why does everyone ‘want to be a millionaire’? Why is there is such an appeal to the lottery? It’s not so people can drive around in fancy cars and big mansions, it’s because people believe that if they had a million dollars they would have relief. They would not have to go work in the morning. They would not have to work so hard just pay off mounting debts.

But the bottom line is that this is exactly what Jesus came to do. Give you freedom from that worldly system, that demonic kingdom. According 1 John 3:8, Jesus came to the earth to destroy the works of the devil. The effects of the curse was this slavery to overwhelming debt, sickness, poverty, and more. But the million dollar question is this, what did Jesus actually do? What did he actually teach? The average Christian will tell you that Jesus came to die for our sins. This is in fact true, but this is just scratching the surface of his teaching.

Jesus came to introduce a new system. A new way of life, the kingdom of God.  In fact, this was his message wherever he preached. He described how amazing the kingdom of God was in various descriptive parables.

The message that Jesus preached, the kingdom of God, was the supremacy of God’s way over everything on the earth. Supremacy over sickness, supremacy over lack, everything. The constitution of the kingdom of God is the Word of God. There is nothing pertaining to mankind that is not addressed by the Word of God. He introduced a way in which mankind would have an escape from all of the toils the world was suffering, complaining, and slaving about.

Now at this point, everything that I have said, most Christians agree with. They know the Word of God is infallible. They know it is supreme. But knowing about it is not enough. You must believe it, activate it, live it, and be able to demonstrate the fruits of it in your life.  Jesus did not just ‘talk’ about the kingdom of God, he demonstrated its power everywhere he went.

A friend of mine who was recently diagnosed with a disease, asked me if I could give her some extra insight into healing. As if I knew something ‘extra’ about the Word that she did not. I told her I know the same scriptures concerning healing as you do. I told her, its real simple, either you believe them and act in faith, or you don’t.

See, most Christians verbally agree with the kingdom of God, but they actually live in the world’s demonic system. They claim Jesus is their healer, yet go to the doctors before consulting Him. If they need money they use credit cards or a bank for a loan. If they have a question about an important decision they even consult a psychic. It’s a direct slap in the face to God.

Matthew 6:19-34 highlights the difference between the two systems, and also gives us 2 easy ways in which we can know which system we are actually living under. Jesus says, ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.’ What things is he talking about? All the things the people without God are striving to get: shelter, food, cars, jobs, etc. So how do you know which system you are under? The first way we can know is: Which kingdom/system do you go to first when there is a problem?

If there is a pain in your chest whose kingdom do you run to? Do you go to the hospital, and get an opinion from the doctor? Then get a second opinion, 3rd opinion and 4th opinion. And then when all else fails you cry out to God on your deathbed months later? If a bill comes out of nowhere what do you do? Do you get a 2nd and 3rd job, take out a loan from the bank, max out your credit cards, and then decide to consult the Lord if you should ‘give an offering, so you can receive’.
The other way you find out which system/kingdom you are serving is found in Matt 6:21, where you treasure is, there your heart will be also. Who are you financially supporting?

The kingdom of God is not some great mystery in which we cannot live there daily. It far surpasses the world’s way in every possible way. Divine health, happy marriage, more than enough money for you to live, and peace of mind, are all aspects of God’s kingdom; but you must make it up in your mind that that is where you are going to live there and totally divorce yourself from the world’s way, no matter how appealing it seems. The devil is a master of deception, so his way will appear to be more attractive (just ask Eve), but it always ends the same: hurt, sadness, lack, and defeat.

In my future posts I will further explain the kingdom of God such as how to enter in the kingdom, how to activate the benefits of the kingdom, but the 1st thing is to determine in your mind that you will never go back to the world’s inferior system. Jesus made it really simple when he said a man cannot serve 2 masters, so pick which one you will serve.

Christian people have mastered the art of religion, and being fake. According to Hebrews 11, it is impossible to please God without faith. It’s not like you can honestly think you can say to God, I love you with all my heart, I just don’t believe anything you say’ and think He would be pleased with you. In church services all across the US, people have a form of godliness: praising God, and acting as if they are people of faith, but let’s look at your calendar and your checkbook and then we can really see if you have faith.

Troy Anthony Smith is a successful entrepreneur and the founder of Demonstrate It, an organization that believes in healings, signs, and wonders. Mr. Smith currently resides in Hollywood,CA, where he can be found at the grocery stores, malls, and street corners, laying hands on the sick, casting out demons, and declaring the good news of the kingdom of God.


2 Responses to “Which Kingdom Do You Serve?”

  1. Do you have a Facebook page or Twitter? Would love to follow you there, I’m on my iPhone and love reading your stuff!

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