2 Sam 23:11 Now after him was Shammah the son of Agee a Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered into a troop where there was a plot of ground full of lentils, and the people fled from the Philistines. 12 But he took his stand in the midst of the plot, defended it and struck the Philistines; and the Lord brought about a great victory.
WE MAY NOT HAVE A BEAN PATCH TO DEFEND TO DAY BUT WE DO HAVE A SPIRITUAL KINGDOM ALONG WITH BENEFITS TO DEFEND.
Luke 12:32 Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.
EVERYTHING IN THE KINGDOM INCLUDING THE BENEFITS BELONG TO US. (Ps 103, Ps 68:19)
Amp 1 Cor 2:9 but just as it is written [in Scripture], “Things which the eye has not seen and the ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, who obey Him, and who gratefully recognize the benefits that He has bestowed].”
Luke 17:21 For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst.” (W-IN)
THE ENEMY HAS NO RIGHT TO STEAL WHAT BELONGS TO YOU!
THERE IS A FLOW OF THE KINGDOM
Rom 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
RIGHTEOUSNESS IS A GIFT…
Rom 5:17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. (REIGNING INVOLVES KINGDOM ACTIVITY)
RIGHTEOUSNESS IS TO PRODUCE RIGHT LIVING…
WRONG LIVING WILL MAKE YOU SIN CONSCIOUS
RIGHTEOUSNESS MAKES YOU CONSCIOUS OF JESUS VICTORY
THE KINGDOM FLOW IS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND YOU ARE TO DEFEND WHO YOU ARE BY DECLARING WHAT JESUS DID FOR YOU.
THERE IS A BOLDNESS THAT GOES WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS! (Pro 28:1)
PEACE IS SOME OF THE FRUIT OF YOUR INHERITANCE
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
THERE ARE THINGS YOU DO TO MAINTAIN AND WALK IN THE PEACE OF GOD
EVEN WHEN IT COMES TO OTHERS… YOU HAVE A PART
Rom 12:8 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.
JOY IS THE NATURE OF THE KINGDOM
John 15:11These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.
WE DON’T TURN TO HIM WHEN OUR PLANS DON’T WORK OUT.
JOY COMES FROM BEING A DOER OF THE WORD… DOING WHAT’S RIGHT.
DO IT WITHOUT COMPROMISE AND WITHOUT COMPLAINT.