Your Kingdom Foundation
(INTRODUCING PRINCIPLES AND ELEMENTARIES)
"Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ,
let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation
of repentance from dead works
and of faith toward God,
of the teaching of immersions,
of laying on of hands,
of resurrection of the dead
and of eternal judgment.
And this we will do if God permits," Hebrews 6'1-3.
All foundations have a beginning. The first few words of the whole Word of God are: "In the beginning".
Then "God said, 'Let there be light', and there was light".
This first of God's creative actions shines across the years to God's first creative action in a Believer's spiritual beginning:
"For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ," 2 Corinthians 4'6.
A Believer is a person who has heard and believed the Good News of Jesus, repented and received "the Light of the world".
That's the beginning of new creation life. What happens next is crucial.
As Jesus says:
"Whoever comes to Me and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like:
He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock.
And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.
But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great," Luke 6'47-49.
The purpose of Your Kingdom Foundation messages is about hearing the Word of Christ doing it. And being like the wise builder "who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock".
Because, circumstances do come against us. Also, people with opposing ideas try to derail us.
If the foundation is weak or faulty, the danger of deception and the attempts of the enemy to steer us away from Jesus could succeed.
So, be wise and
"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit,
according to the tradition of men,
according to the basic principles of the world,
and not according to Christ," Colossians 2'8.
Here's a useful thing to know. When reading something that you find hard to understand, never say "I don't understand".
Say, "Father, help me to understand", then leave it with Him. The Holy Spirit will resolve it for you in due course. And you might be surprised with the way He does it.
As Colossians 2'3 says, the world has its basic principles. In contrast, God has His Kingdom principles.