The Kingdom Warriors' Blog

03/01/2016

The Mission

Filed under: Sermons — kellporten @ 19:03

The body of Christ has a much more important role in the spiritual battle between God and the devil, than we are aware of.

God is eternal while the devil is created

It is important that we realize what a huge difference there is between God and the devil.

Ps. 90:2:
…Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

God is eternal. He has no beginning and no end. Lucifer, the angel, who was later transformed into the devil, is created.

Col. 1:16
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

God, the Creator is superior to everything created. (more…)

05/09/2015

The battle for the unsaved

Filed under: Sermons — kellporten @ 11:27

It is a fundamental task for us, as believers, to lead the unsaved to Jesus. Therefore, evangelism has been going on ever since the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples at Pentecost and the church came into being. In this sermon we will look at the importance of spiritual warfare when it comes to getting people saved. (more…)

12/13/2014

The ‘kingdom of God’ is more than just about God’s heaven

Filed under: Sermons — kellporten @ 18:03

Matt. 6:9-10
9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.

When Jesus taught us to pray for God’s kingdom to come, He did not mean that we should pray for God’s heaven to come down to earth. To understand what this is about, we need to go to the original text. The word in the original text which has been translated “kingdom” is the Greek word ‘basileia’, meaning ‘to rule’ or ‘rulership’. Similarly, the word ‘come’ can also be translated ‘manifest’ or ‘grow’.

When we pray, “Your kingdom come”, we pray that God’s rulership will manifest and grow here on earth.

It is time to think in a different way

Matt. 13:44
… the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field …

When we read about ‘the kingdom of God’, ‘heaven’ or simply ‘the kingdom’ we may not immediately see or understand what it is all about, but God does not want to hide anything from us.

Matt. 13:19
When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart …

When you hear, or read, scriptures about the kingdom and do not understand that it is about rulership, it gives the enemy opportunity to steal the message from you. But, once we begin to understand what the ‘kingdom’ is all about, much more will be clarified.
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02/19/2013

God’s power through the church

Filed under: Sermons — kellporten @ 09:00

The church belongs to Jesus

Matt. 16:18
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

The church is not yours, nor mine, it belongs to Jesus. And if it does not belong to Him, we can stop calling it a church. In that case we can call it a club or an association, but it is not a church.

Jesus must be allowed to build His church

Jesus builds His church by revealing His will to us, and it is our job to do what He says. Jesus might have initiated the church, but unless we keep building according to His instructions, it will eventually cease to be His church.

Jesus must be the center of the church

Neither the building, nor the activities, should be the focus of the church. Jesus must always be the center.

Ps. 7:7 (NIV)
Let the assembled peoples gather around you, while you sit enthroned over them on high.

The church should not primarily gather around its vision, but around Jesus.

The church that Jesus builds has conquering power

Matt. 16:18
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

The church is always meant to live from its position of victory. Jesus said that the enemy shall not prevail against it. We must not accept the marginalized role society has given the church. We must see the church the way God sees it.

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09/01/2012

The church has a mission to expand the kingdom of God

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The church is God’s power-broker on earth

Matt. 28:18
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

Jesus has all authority, and the church is His representative on earth. We are His ambassadors.

Matt 16:18
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

When we receive revelation from Jesus and obey Him, we will allow Jesus to build the church that cannot be defeated by the evil spiritual world.

What is the presence of the kingdom of God?

This sermon deals with expanding the kingdom of God, so let’s begin by having a look at how Jesus defines the presence of the kingdom of God.

Matt. 12:28
But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.

The kingdom of God is the same as the ruling of God. The kingdom of God is manifested when the evil spirits are overcome and defeated by the power of the Holy Spirit through His church.

Luke 17:20-21
20 Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation;
21 nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”

The kingdom of God is not an external matter. It’s about authority. The kingdom of God is present where the authority is in action.

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05/05/2012

Don’t Let the Thief Steal your Freedom

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Jesus has set you free

On the cross, Jesus set us free, so that we could live in freedom. He didn’t set us partially free. He set us completely free.

Gal. 5:1
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free

We are set free through our faith in Jesus

Acts 13:39
And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Jesus did a preparatory work so that we could be free, but we also have a role to play in the process. Our part is to choose to believe, that Jesus set us free.

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04/21/2012

We have a Spiritual Accountability for our Geographical Area

Filed under: Sermons — kellporten @ 11:54

In this sermon we will look at the responsibility we as believers have for the area where we live, and also the surrounding region. We will, among other things, make a comparison between the unsaved politicians’ responsibility, and the believers’ responsibility.

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04/14/2012

The End Time Church

Filed under: Sermons — kellporten @ 20:35
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Matt. 16:18
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

It’s incredibly important that Jesus is allowed to build His church. He is the one who should show us how He wants it to be built, and it is the believers’ job to build it according to His instructions. If we instead build a church according to our own thinking and ambitions, it won’t be His church.

It is only the churches that Jesus builds that the gates of hell won’t prevail against. Considering all the churches that have been started and then closed, you may wonder if Jesus was allowed to build them.

Jesus builds the end time church

It is important that a church is started on Jesus’ initiative, but, it’s also important that He is allowed to continue to build it the way He wants it to be built. If we listen to Him, we will receive instructions for the church-building.

There are many different opinions about how the church will be in the future. There are some who believe the church will eventually become the way it was in the time of the Acts of the Apostles. But Jesus builds His church for every era. We must look forward to the end time church. However, it will be like the first church when it comes to commitment.

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04/12/2012

Jesus’ Resurrection Opens All Doors

Filed under: Sermons — kellporten @ 17:03

Jesus finished His mission

Jesus came to set people free, and He finished His mission.

John 19:30
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Jesus had finished His work on earth, the mission the Father had given Him.

John 17:4
I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

Jesus’ mission was to destroy the works of the devil

1 John 3:8
… For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

The devil had received the authority on earth, because of Adam, and as a result people had been captured and bound. Jesus came to set them free.

Isa. 61:1
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Jesus opened the door

John 20:19
Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

The disciples were afraid. They had locked the door to protect themselves, but in reality they were locked in because of fear. Then Jesus came to them, right into the middle of their situation.

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04/06/2012

Do You See the Person?

Filed under: Sermons — kellporten @ 22:44

This sermon is about viewing the people around us in the right way. We have the ministry of reconciliation, which means we can’t just look at the outside of people, how they behave, but we need to see their true situation and be concerned for them.

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