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Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 27 – The Spiritual Kingdom of Light



November 17, 2004

Tectonic Chaos – Chapter 27 – The Spiritual Kingdom of Light

Ephesians 6:12 – For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

John 5:24 – Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

John 3:19-21 – And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. [20] For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. [21] But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Thank God, there is a spiritual kingdom of light on this present earth that moves within the darkness of Satan’s kingdom.  This light of God came into this present world by Jesus Christ, and John the Baptist was sent by God to herald his coming as the Light.

John 1:6-9 – There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. [7] The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. [8] He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. [9] That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Yes – there is a choice that all men must make – a choice between light and darkness.  Most choose to remain as the children of darkness, since it has the things appealing to the fleshly carnal nature man inherited in his mother’s womb – and some choose to receive the Light to become a part of the family of God.  When a baby enters the world its inherited sin is fully covered by the blood sacrifice of Christ – for it is lightened by “the True Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”   But if, and when, the Spirit of God judges that child to have reached an age of reason and circumstance, such that it is capable of repenting of its condition and receiving Christ, then God holds that mature child responsible for its sins, and it must choose before death to receive the Light, or to remain in darkness forever.

John 1:9-12 – That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. [10] He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. [11] He came unto his own, and his own received him not. [12] But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

There are two ways that are placed before a child when it reaches the age of accountability – one leads deeper and deeper into the kingdom of darkness, and the other is the way into the kingdom of light.

Matthew 7:13,14 – Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: [14] Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

So what is the strait gate and narrow way?  There is only one gate or door into the kingdom of light.  John 10:9 clearly identifies this door!

John 10:9 – I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

Christ is the strait door by which every person must enter.  One can only go out and find spiritual food AFTER he or she has been saved.  As a member of his fold I go in and out in my every day activities, and he feeds me with spiritual food from his Word.

Ephesians 5:25-27 – Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; [26] That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, [27] That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

The strait (narrow) door or gate of which Matthew wrote is Christ, and he is also the narrow way that few men discover.

John 14:6 – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

There is only one way into the kingdom of light, and there is only one door through which you must pass – the way and the door are both Jesus Christ.  There are many ways and many doors along the path that leads deeper and deeper into the kingdom of darkness.  It is a broad pathway filled with wide doors – a path made wide by the thousands of different ways the religious world has provided for men to follow, and doors made wide by the countless numbers of ways religion uses to open them.

The path into the kingdom of light was so narrow that only one man was able to walk it – its door was so small only an anointed one could pass through it – that man was Jesus Christ, and he did it for me.  The way into the kingdom of light is as narrow and as small as the lone figure of a man hanging on the cross for our sinful condition – the man Jesus Christ, who is the living Son of God.

Hebrews 7:25 – Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.