KINGDOM OF LIGHT VS THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS (C 13)
You Must Choose a Kingdom
Individuals must choose to be citizens of one Kingdom or the other because there is no neutral ground. If you do not choose to inhabit the Kingdom of Light (#1), which is the Kingdom of GOD, the Spiritual Kingdom ruled on Earth by CHRIST, or you don’t proactively choose to follow the principles of its Law (*accept CHRIST as your *Savior of your Life and Live as HIS Disciple) you automatically, by forfeiture (loss by default), become a citizen of the Kingdom of Darkness (#2) which is the Kingdom of the World, the Carnal Kingdom ruled on Earth by Satan.
Citizens of the Kingdoms
The citizens are subject to the principles of the Kingdom’s Law.
* Savior – follow this link see how to become a Disciple of CHRIST and how to choose HIM to be your Savior.
No one can straddle the fence being half and half on either side. The Kingdom of Darkness is the antithesis (complete opposite) of the Kingdom of Light. Your citizenship is based on your obedience to the principles of the Law of the respective Kingdom.
The results and consequences of your actions are the proof of your values and the “economic management” (the exchange of Cause and Effect) of your choices. You must decide how and where you will live the remainder of your Life. It will dictate the success or failure of your Life goals and the outcome of your final destination.
*Accepting CHRIST is a process that includes being in *Covenant (Agreement/Contract) with CHRIST. See the History of all of the Covenants link – GOD & CHRIST in the COVENANT. The basis of the Covenant of Grace is summarized in the Scripture below – Mark 16:16.
Mar 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
For a complete explanation of the Plan of Salvation, see the articles at the following Blogs:
Zenith Guide – A Christian – The biblical definition of a Christian *Disciple
C1 Discipleship – 10 Steps to Becoming a Disciple of CHRIST
C2 Your Spirit – Born Again – Baptism of The HOLY Ghost/Spirit
C3 GOD and CHRIST in the Covenants
C29 Ask the Oracle – for short answers to questions
Also browse the side panel for other Blogs in the Christology Series
The Divisions of Mankind & the Kingdoms
The emblematic inhabitants, citizens, or nations discussed will be a case by case study of characterization or personification from the Old Testament and the New Testament of the Bible, beginning with the first two brothers, Cain and Abel (with a similitude prelude of Jacob and Esau).
The citizens of the two Kingdoms are emblems, types, or figures which represent the two main and enduring divisions of Mankind (established by the emblematic Scriptures Genesis 3:15 and Genesis 25:23 below) and bear witness to the absolute antithesis and enmity between good (godliness, Light and Wisdom) and evil (iniquity, darkness and ignorance).
Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Similitude Prelude – Esau & Jacob
A similitude of the two Kingdoms, as seen Through the Eyes of Heaven, are two brothers representing the two divisions of Mankind and the two Kingdoms. Their names are Esau and Jacob. They present a striking scenario which would typically presume sameness in character or at least family traits by proximity.
These two brothers were not only from the same family but also from the same parents; in addition they were from the same womb of the same mother at the same time; they were twins yet they were as different as night from day in more than physical appearances which seemed to emphasize their differences which could be misleading.
The mother suffered uneasiness during her pregnancy, a probable indication of the ongoing conflict between them from pre-birth to their adulthood (they were born with one holding the heel of the other). The mother sought Spiritual assistance to understand the physical anomalies she felt and was told the following:
Gen 25:23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
Jacob became a citizen of the Kingdom of GOD, despite his character flaws. His story will show how he paid for his mistakes and how he suffered them still being obedient to GOD and retaining his Faith. Esau became a citizen of the Kingdom of the World. He too made some mistakes but he didn’t obey GOD. He went his own way and though he was prosperous the end which is what counts added up to zero. Their character study will be discussed in the second segment of this series following the Cain & Abel, segment, which will be the first.
Principles of the Law – The Way of Life
The Principles of the Law follows the tenets of Cause and Effect. Thought is a catalyst to action. The action leads to a result which dictates consequence which controls the outcome.
Each Kingdom has its principles of Law which are obeyed by our acquiescence to the respective Kingdom.
Our citizenship is based on our yielding, surrendering and obedience to the governing principle impulses. Our conscience, our moral compass, obeys that Kingdom’s Law and its principles which in turn influence our thoughts, hopes, desires, motivation and actions which perpetuate the reality we envision as our Life.
The Law of each Kingdom dictate the outcome of every act we perform because it influences every act and impulse from its inception to its conclusion and influence the Spheres of our daily Life and our Way of Life.
The individuals who obey the principles of the Kingdom of Light are stimulated into Spiritual and Holy activity and Living. The individuals who obey the principles of the Kingdom of Darkness are stimulated into carnal and perverse activity and Living.
Principles & Elements – The Oracles of GOD
Some of the attributes, results and elements of the principles of the Law of the Spiritual Kingdom of Light include but are not limited to:
Spirituality, Holiness, Love, Peace, Faith, Joy, Purity, Contentment, Fruitfulness, Honesty, Loyalty, Charity, Worship, Reverence, Sanctification, Order, Respect, Discernment, Wisdom, Integration, Obedience, Generosity, Justification, Well Being, Innocence, Understanding, Veracity, Faithfulness, Reward and total adherence to GOD, CHRIST and Heaven = ETERNAL LIFE.
Some of the results, and elements of the principles of the Law of the Carnal Kingdom of Darkness include but are not limited to:
Carnality, Evil, Perversion, Animosity, Conflict, Disorder, Mockery, Misery, Disobedience, Disloyalty, Idolatry, Corruption, Strife, Immorality, Hypocrisy, Misapprehension, Egotistical, Selfishness; Burden of Sin, Guilt, Lasciviousness, Confusion, Unbelief, Depravity, Deceit, Ignorance, Self Will, Punishment, Non-Fruitfulness, Disintegration And Dissolution – Total Separation from GOD = ETERNAL DEATH.
To be able to make right decisions in our Life we need to know GOD’S Will. To know HIS Will we need to read the Bible. It’s GOD’S way of telling us what HE wants for us and what we gain from HIS direction in our Life instead of Living blindly in a World that is under the control of the same malefic entity that deceived our first parents in the Garden of Eden. They thought they could figure out their lives for themselves if they learned about “good and evil”. But they were wrong and all of their descendants have paid for their mistake. They turned the World upside down.
But there was a bigger picture that Satan didn’t reckon on. CHRIST! He turned the World right side up again. He came into the World to make a way back to GOD through HIS Works. There is so much more that CHRIST did besides HIS Birth, Ministry, Death, Resurrection and Ascension. Although that is more than enough by our standards.
He overcame the World, HE has the Keys to Death and Hell, they are HIS! We, if we belong to HIM, need not fear either because they are under HIS domain and HE is in CONTROL. HE has done his part by creating a bridge for us to reconcile us with GOD.
HE is the Way, the Truth and the LIFE!
Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Browse to the link HIS WORKS to see what some of HIS WORKS are because HE is still at work on our part as our Savior, Intercessor, the ONE who is preparing a place for us and the Mediator of the Covenant; we have an advocate in heaven that s better than the very best attorney on Earth and HE is pleading for the most important thing we have, OUR LIFE!
*Scriptures to the statements above accompany the article HIS Works.
CHRIST agreed to do the Work that HIS FATHER had appointed and ordained to HIM. If HE completed these Works, GOD could withhold the Divine Wrath that Divine Justice demanded, that which was due, because it was the consequence of the sin. Death to all of Mankind. The COVENANTS are contracts or agreements between GOD and Mankind (in this situation GOD & CHRIST) and they include what is expected for each party. Follow the links above to read how CHRIST gave up everything to SAVE YOU. HE has done HIS part now its up to you.
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