Taking The Gospel of the Kingdom To The World!
The Deck Is Stacked!
The Deck Is Stacked!
Grace and peace be to you kingdom citizens and peace be multiplied to you through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
It is always a pleasure to be in the presence of the Lord and minister to His people wherever they are and whenever they need to hear it. Yes, since faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God, I suggest that you read this faith letter aloud. Doing so will engage your faith to do what the Spirit of God tells you through these words of the Kingdom.
Have you ever heard the term “This Deck is Stacked?” That usually refers to a deck of playing cards used to play a host of games at casinos and many parties around the world. Usually that term is used to infer that the deck of cards are stacked in such a way, against you, that you can’t win no matter how smart a player you happen to be.
In Christ Jesus that term means that the cards that lay beneath each other are stacked in such a way that you can’t lose with the stuff you use! I love that about God. He not only brought you here with purpose He gives you proof that He’s all in for your success. I know that there may be some of you that would not dare to refer to a deck of playing cards in association with Christ Jesus. This is not a slight in any manner. I am simply pointing out the fact that God has laid all the cards out in your favor and the “Deck Is Stacked.” This is not a game of chance. It is life and that life is abundant.
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” John 10:10 (KJV) see also...
“A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” John 10:10 (MSG)
The King’s idea is to give us more life than we ever dreamed of. How many of us have ever dreamed? Now go beyond that! Jesus tells us who the dream stealer is and He calls him the thief. The thief’s idea is to destroy and devastate our dreams. Knowing that God is all in where your success is concerned can and will help you proceed with confidence. How do you know that God is all in? Know that the hand He has dealt you is stacked in your favor. When I speak of the hand or life God has dealt you I am referring to being ‘In Christ Jesus.’ ‘In Christ Jesus’ is simply being in the kingdom of His dear Son. God has exalted His name above all else and His name is His reputation. Why would He do that? Why would God put His reputation on the line? The product He made (you) is able to receive the Spirit of Christ. He gives you His life and then teaches you how to wield your authority and might. His Name grants you access to the aforementioned and puts no limits on it. There really is no threat to His reputation because He didn’t make a flawed product, He made a product to rely on, adhere to and trust in Him. Once we, the product (man), come to that understanding and allow Him to have influence in our hearts we can contact the kingdom of God and participate in the abundant life Christ speaks of in John chapter 10.
Not only has He exalted His Name above all else He has magnified His Word above all His name. So you have His authority and Spirit to cause you to walk in His statutes and laws. You also have His Word on the matter which guarantees that he is all in. In His Word, Jesus gives you knowledge of the kingdom of God which is the governing influence of the king over His territory. When you speak of governing you are speaking of influence, order and administration. That means you have access to His influence which gives you the power to partake of His authority to control and effect circumstances around you.
Jesus said, “I know. I saw Satan fall, a bolt of lightning out of the sky. See what I’ve given you? Safe passage as you walk on snakes and scorpions, and protection from every assault of the Enemy. No one can put a hand on you. All the same, the great triumph is not in your authority over evil, but in God’s authority over you and presence with you. Not what you do for God but what God does for you—that’s the agenda for rejoicing.” Luke 10:18-20 (MSG)
No one can put a hand on you if you know who you are and act in faith accordingly because the Deck is Stacked in your favor. Remember you have been given dominion from the creation of the world and that’s found in Genesis 1:26. Jesus came to give that access to His kingdom which is limitless to the point it is above all you can ask or think.
“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.” Eph 3:20 (MSG)
In the kingdom of God’s dear Son you have access to His wisdom, might, power, riches, strength, honor and His Blessing! Why? Because if you are in Christ you are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to His promise.
“Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.” Rev. 5:12 (KJV)
The Lamb that was slain was Jesus, our King Lord, and He was slain to receive something. What was that? Why was our Lord slain? All that stood around the throne which were numbered in the billions said with a loud voice….not many loud voices but they were so in one accord that it sounded like one loud voice saying….”Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.” I ask again why was He slain? He was slain to receive power and riches (that’s real wealth), wisdom and might and honor, glory and blessing! Now hear our King say…..
All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matt 28:18-20 (KJV) Underline my emphasis.
Our king uses His scepter and points it to all those who come to God through Him and graces them with the Holy Spirit and power. His command was ‘go ye therefore.’ In Luke 9 Jesus tell His disciples to go preach the kingdom of God and heal the sick. As far as I know Jesus hasn’t changed His commands and yet I rarely hear anything about the kingdom of God. Obedience is the key to releasing His blessing of the abundant life. The life God has handed to you is a loaded deck. Every card has blessings on top of blessings but obedience and faith are the keys and currency of the kingdom. If you don’t know that there are keys of the kingdom you will not look for them nor learn to study how they work. Once you know you become accountable for using those keys to access your kingdom rights and privileges. The enemy would rather you go to church and let them keep you ignorant of the blessings afforded you. That is such a tragedy.
We have a covenant from God about our earthly walk through Abraham and Jesus told us to “Go ye.” The one with all the power gave us authority to go in His name and speak on His behalf as ambassadors of His kingdom. Government speaks of protection, maintenance and distribution. We are told by our King to give and it will be given back to us good measure, pressed down and running over shall men heap back to our bosom for with the same measure we distribute it will be distributed to us. We become God’s distributors of good. When the king blesses anyone it’s with His Words and then the provisions are given to get the job started.
Understand where you are with God through His will for His kingdom and your thoughts will mold to His will and all the things you want in this life will be added to you without fail or toil. That is when He will show you another card in life that is just as loaded as the last card plus you’ll have the wisdom from the last card of the abundant life you worked with. Don’t be afraid to draw from the deck. The ‘Deck is Stacked’ in your favor.
I trust that this Word of the kingdom message has been a blessing to you. Pass it forward to increase your harvest of hope and expand the kingdom territory. Loretta and I love you and thank God for your praise reports and seeds of faith-giving into this ministry. If your Holy Spirit has spoken to you about partnering with this ministry, simply visit Kingdomtimeministries.org, click on the Become a Partner tab and follow the prompts. This is a way to make money work for the king and for you!
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