The kingdom of God is the only Kingdom without geographical, national, racial, tribal, ethnic and religious boundaries. Its values and principles are universal and timeless.
When Joshua encountered the captain of the army of the lord, the scripture says, “and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. Jos: 5:13-14
Nay implies, I am neither for you, nor for your adversary; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come.
Listen! God does not take side with any group; he has a universal vision which transcends geographical, national, racial, tribal, ethnic and religious boundaries. That is why; God is not an American or African nor Asian; he isn’t a Catholic, protestant or Pentecostal. He is God and would remain God, with no allegiance to any group.
When God looks at the earth, he does not look for Catholics, Protestants, Pentecostals nor charisma tics, but for those who manifest the universal culture of the kingdom. Those are his people; the church and bride he is preparing for the marriage feast of the lamb.
It is unfortunate to find men and women of God who call themselves kingdom citizens, still manifesting the blind culture of the societies they come from. Most of our so called churches and ministries are mostly established on these same cultural foundations, where we still relate and operate in the flesh.
May God move us out of our own cultures into the universal culture of the kingdom!
What is culture?
Culture has to do with the way of life of a people, either from a particular geographical boundary; be it a community, nation or society, which distinguishes them from others. The culture of a people is their true identity. Thus, people without a culture have no real identity.
When we come into the kingdom, we come with the traits of our different cultural inclination. So, even as believers in Christ Jesus, we sometime unconsciously bring into the body of Christ our cultural perspectives, values and operational dynamics.
All these create a pseudo Christ-like experience which can’t fully enable us to be effective ambassadors of the kingdom. For this reason, God expects us to rediscover the universal culture of his kingdom, and to live and function from that dimension. This is the most urgent breakthrough needed today in the body of Christ.
Rediscovery the universal culture of the kingdom
This is the calling of this generation; and at this level, there is no African, American, Asian, Australia, etc. All you would have is a people of God, though from different nations, kindreds, people, and tongues, washed by the blood of the lamb, living and manifesting the same universal culture of the kingdom.
This is yet to happen within the church of Jesus Christ. We are still by and large operating and manifesting the cultures of our tribes, nations and societies. We are yet to discover the universal culture of the kingdom and this failure stands as a major obstacle for the church to enter into her full glory.
What is the Universal Culture of the kingdom?
THIS IS ONE OF THE MESSAGES I WOULD BE BRINGING TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DURING THE APOSTOLIC HARVEST CONFERENCE IN ATLANTA GEORGIA.
God is not looking for Americans, Africans, Asians, Catholics, Protestants, Pentecostals, etc, he is looking for his bride, bought by the blood of Christ, fully living and demonstrating the universal culture of the kingdom. This is beyond religion!
If you are in United States or anywhere in the world, contact Apostolic Harvest Network for information regarding the forth coming conference in Atlanta Georgia.(TEL: 1 678 650 4531 or 1 404 734 80 7 4)
I would be bringing God’s word with profound elucidation and anointing; you can’t afford to miss this unique encounter. If this message inspired you, share it with others. Shalom! Dr Etta
Amen Jenine, hope to meet most of you soon. Stay blessed