THE LORD’S HOUSE

I stand at the threshold of the Lord’s house, to show you what is there, how to enter, and how He will make YOU his house!

[SW091] 05/05/2013 message notes by Rev. Susan J. Wynn ©2013
“The Lord’s House”

Last week, the Lord asked me to speak of
how to enter the Kingdom of God —
through repentance for personal sin.

I spoke of His great mercy,
because if we turn from our personal sin,
He forgives,
and is glad to cleanse our hearts when we ask Him.

I spoke as His ambassador,
and now I speak to you as one who would choose
to simply stand at the threshold of His house,
rather than than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

Psalms 84:10 For  a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside.
    I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
    Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

The Lord wants me to show you the kingdom today.

So you know how to enter the kingdom — repentance for personal sin.

Here is what the kingdom looks like!

Revelation 4:1-11

The One sitting on the throne is God the Father.
He is a majestic and glorious and powerful!
If you have repented, you are one of the elders (the true church).
It is a very “other” place, with no darkness (1John 1:5).
It is a holy place for a holy God.
And all who there are His creation,
and all who are there worship Him alone.

They cry, “Holy, holy, holy!”
They cry, “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God!”

Psalms 84:1   How lovely are Your  dwelling places,
O LORD of hosts!
2 My  soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD;
My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the  living God.
4 How  blessed are those who dwell in Your house!
They are  ever praising You.     Selah.

Revelation 5:6-14

And look! There is the Lamb standing as if slain —
even slain from before the foundation of the world (Rev. 13:8)
(for God knew what mankind would do,
and that they would need a Savior).

Worthy is He!
for He was slain,
and purchased for God with His blood
men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation!

He still bears the marks, and will forever!

The Lamb has made them a kingdom of priests to our God, (1 Peter 2:9)
and they will reign upon the earth.

Myriads upon myriads and thousands of thousands,
more than can be numbered,
all cry out, “Worthy is the Lamb!”
And the worship is continual!

What a kingdom is this Kingdom of God! Holy, majestic, filled with worship!
The time will come,
for all who have repented and come to Christ,
when they will see this firsthand.

But here and now,
there is a kingdom of God established, too.

It is one for which a person will sell all he has
to obtain it.

Matthew 13:44   “ The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and  sells all that he has and buys that field.

Matthew 3:2 “ Repent, for  the kingdom of heaven  is at hand.”

Matthew 4:17    From that time Jesus began to  preach and say, “ Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Matthew 5:3   “  Blessed are the  poor in spirit, for  theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 5:10   “Blessed are those who have been  persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for  theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:20   “For I say to you that unless your  righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 7:21   “ Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.

Jesus says,  “If you repent for your personal sin,
and believe in Me and ask me to forgive you,
you will be My disciples”

AND Jesus says,
“YOU will be My house,
while you are on the earth!”

John 14:15-24, 29

NOTE in John 14:29
He tells His disciples BEFORE it happens
so that when it happens, they will believe.

He tells you, follower of Jesus, before it happens. You will certain believe, when He makes it so in you!

He requires it of them, commanding them:

Luke 24:49 “And behold,  I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but  you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

Acts 1:4  Gathering them together, He commanded them  not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for   what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; 5 for  John baptized with water, but you will be baptized  with the Holy Spirit   not many days from now. 8 . . . you will receive power  when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be  My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and  Samaria, and even to  the remotest part of the earth.”

When you are filled with the Holy Spirit,
it will be for you
joy unspeakable and full of glory! (Go to 1 Peter 1:8)

But even more,
His Witness will dwell in you,
and the kingdom of God established in you, here and now!

And what will happen as you walk about
with the kingdom of God in you,
His Witness dwelling in you,
ruling and reigning in you?

Psalm 84:5-7

As you pass through the world,
with His Witness in you,
valleys of weeping
will become valleys of blessing!

You will go from strength to strength,
and from image to image,
just as Paul promises in 2 Corinthians 3:18!

2Corinthians 3:18 And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

As you carry around in you the death of Jesus
the Witness, the Holy Spirit who proves He died and rose and was glorified,
you will bring life to others (2 Corinthians 4:10ff)!

All of this —
this kingdom of God within you
and the coming kingdom which I showed you first —
all of this is based on your repentance from your sin,
and your surrender of yourself for God’s purposes,
waiting in the city until His kingdom
is established in you!

Psalm 84:10 For  a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside.
    I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
    Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the LORD God is  a sun and  shield;
    The LORD gives grace and  glory;
     No good thing does He withhold  from those who walk  uprightly.

Walk uprightly, waiting in the city to be clothed with power from on high, obeying the command of the Lord! No good thing will He then withhold from you!

Psalm 24:3 Who may  ascend into the  hill of the LORD?
    And who may stand in His holy  place?
4 He who has  clean hands and a  pure heart,
    Who has not  lifted up his soul  to falsehood
    And has not  sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive a  blessing from the LORD
    And   righteousness from the God of his salvation.

To ascend the hill, to stand in His holy place,
to see the kingdom that will be,
to have the kingdom established in your heart,
to become the Lord’s house here and now,
your heart must be pure (made pure),
and your hands must be clean (made clean).

Repent! Turn from your personal sin, O Church!

Obey the Lord’s command to wait, to pray, to seek the face of God until you are clothed with power from on high!

Then you will gladly do what the Father does,
and say what He says,
and your heart will continually say,
“Your will be done, Father,
on earth as it is in heaven!”

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Author: Susan Wynn, servant of Jesus Christ

Healed by Jesus Christ of MS in 2001, in the middle of the night! Proclaiming His gospel, His healing, His heart. Author of From Death To Life--A True Story of Healing, Hope and Being Set Free. Our ministry: My Father's Place, a ministry without walls, proclaiming Jesus Christ to the world.

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