In Ephesians 4:4 (CJB) the Bible tells us:
There is one body and one Spirit, just as when you were called you were called to one hope.
The word called in the Greek is the word “klesis.”
Its meaning is:
A call, invitation
Of the divine invitation to embrace salvation of God.
(Studylight.com, The New Testament Greek Lexicon)
Now look at the definition of “Klesis” in the following two scriptures.
Ephesians 1:18 Amplified Bible (AMP)
And [I pray] that the eyes of your heart [the very center and core of your being] may be enlightened [flooded with light by the Holy Spirit], so that you will know and cherish the [a]hope [the divine guarantee, the confident expectation] to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the [b]saints (God’s people),
2 Thessalonians 1:11
Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with [His] power.
Keep yourself spiritually fit and positioned to receive from Him what is His, and what is another’s from Him, through you. Yeshua, Jesus, wants you to be at His best.
KC Cole, author of “The Kingdom of Your Heart…Our Call to the Glorious Church in America”
This morning as I look over the spiritual horizon of this day that the Lord has made, the opposition to God’s love, His light, and His Life seems overwhelming. The distractions are loud and obtrusive from every road of the world, and all are focused on our senses.
Too many who are “the called” by God our Father, and drawn by the Holy Spirit to His Son, Jesus, Yeshua, will not take the chance and responsibility to think and believe for themselves. They get caught up in the frenzy of uncertainty packaged and presented to them by a world that tells them how they are expected to think and what they are to believe. It is a path of least resistance that many get caught in by living as a Christian in the world. This path is natural course and is often found as easily as through the button of modern technology. Here is a defining crossroads for us that will have an eternal effect for good or for evil.
John 3:19-21 (AMP)
19 This is the judgment [that is, the cause for indictment, the test by which people are judged, the basis for the sentence]: the Light has come into the world, and people loved the [a]darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. 20 For every wrongdoer hates the Light, and does not come to the Light [but shrinks from it] for fear that his [sinful, worthless] activities will be exposed and condemned. 21 But whoever practices truth [and does what is right—morally, ethically, spiritually] comes to the Light, so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are—accomplished in God [divinely prompted, done with God’s help, in dependence on Him].”
Matthew 7:14 tells us: Small is the gate and narrow and difficult to travel is the path that leads away to Life (the knowledge of God in His son Yeshua HaMashiach) and there are few who find it. God also tells us that when living within, and depending on the world’s system with our life, the path is naturally difficult. Our Father does not want us attempting this on our own. He has already made the way of the path for us in His Son. We live “in” Messiah Yeshua within the Kingdom of God now. We walk this “in Him,” from the power of His grace that He provides us with for the asking.
John 16:33 (AMPC)
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]
Choose Life in Messiah for every step. Keep to the path that leads to Life. Do not turn to the right or to the left where distractions, temptations, or ambushes from your enemy can lie in wait.
Psalm 16:11 (AMP)
11 You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.
Ephesians 2:10 (CJB)
10 For we are of God’s making, created in union with the Messiah Yeshua for a life of good actions already prepared by God for us to do.
Humble yourself. Choose Life! When you fall down, get back up. In Messiah you are the Overcomer (1 John 4:4, 1 John 5:4-5).
KC Cole, author of “The Kingdom of Your Heart,..Our Call to the Glorious Church in America” KCColeBooks.com
October, November 2018
This is how we, the Body of Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ, are coming together across the lines of any and all barriers.
Ephesians 3:19 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
It is by the manifestation of being filled with all the fullness of God in His MIGHTY POWER that we are drawn and pressed together – then connected and bonded in His glory (John 17:22 AMP) as Messiah’s Body. There are no hidden lines, no barriers here. It is all in the supernatural power of God’s love manifested in us, for Jesus sake. It is by the power of God that flows out of His love in His Kingdom (1 Corinthians 4:20 (CJB). This is what we are, what we have been made in Messiah now.
Lay hold on this! This is of the first part of our inheritance in Messiah Yeshua together within God’s Kingdom. Find it out! When we establish what Yeshua has within ourselves personally, then yield to it, He manifests Himself. If this isn’t true, the Holy Spirit would not have spoken it. It is supernatural, it is eternal.
Once again, these are not just smooth words. If we do not do them, His words will lay here waiting for the next generation. This is our manner of LIFE together in the Kingdom of God. We need each other so desperately. Pray earnestly in all humility for one another. James 5:16 (CJB), the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
KC Cole, author, “The Kingdom of Your Heart…Our Call to the Glorious Church in America,” KCColeBooks.com
Say the Word Only
If it is not the Words of God, do not use them. All of the earth is in subjection to that which is in heaven, the Kingdom of God.
May your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven (Matthew 6:10, CJB, Yeshua’s words), not Your will be done in Heaven as it is on Earth.
Hebrews 1:1-2 (AMPC)
1 In many separate revelations [[a]each of which set forth a portion of the Truth] and in different ways God spoke of old to [our] forefathers in and by the prophets,
2 [But] in [b]the last of these days He has spoken to us in [the person of a] Son, [The Word] Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things, also by and through Whom He created the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of time [He made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order].
If you believe God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, only speak what They speak. Believe what They believe. Do as They do. God “knows” the earth and He “knows” Heaven. He, through His words knows how to bring them together in accord with Ephesians 1:9-10 (AMP).
Do nothing. Attempt to do nothing without the power of the Holy Spirit, the Ruach HaKodesh, and without the council of the Holy Ghost within you.
John 15:5 (CJB)
5 “I am the vine and you are the branches. Those who stay united with me, and I with them, are the ones who bear much fruit; because apart from me you can’t do a thing.
John 3:34 (AMP)
34 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God [proclaiming the Father’s own message]; for God gives the [gift of the] Spirit without measure [generously and boundlessly]!
John 17:23 (AMP)
23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected and completed into one, so that the world may know [without any doubt] that You sent Me, and [that You] have loved them, just as You have loved Me.
In all of this, as it is written in Joshua 1:7-8 (CJB), we shall be prosperous together, and enjoy good success in the Kingdom of God, our “Promise Land.”
KC Cole, author “The Kingdom of Your Heart”
The Greatest Revelation
God’s greatest revelation to His human creation is the revelation of His love shed abroad in our hearts by God the Holy Ghost, the Ruach HaKodesh (Romans 5:5 CJB).
Stop and analyze where you are in this revelation. If you are amiss in this reality of His love then you have missed Him. If you are missing Him then what do you have? How can you know Him without recognizing and yielding to His love in your innermost man, infused with Him in a relationship inside of His love? He is love.
Without God’s love continually developing and growing in our hearts, how does He recognize us? He cannot. He will not be able to. To Him we will look like the rest of the world who needs Him, and lacks Him. We appear full of self, full of the world, and full of sin.
1 Corinthians 8:1-3 Amplified Bible (AMP)
…Knowledge [alone] makes [people self-righteously] arrogant, but love [that unselfishly seeks the best for others] builds up and encourages others to grow [in wisdom]. 2 If anyone imagines that he knows and understands anything [of divine matters, without love], he has not yet known as he ought to know. 3 But if anyone loves God [with awe-filled reverence, obedience and gratitude], he is known by Him [as His very own and is greatly loved].
Ephesians 3:19 Amplified Bible (AMP)
19 and [that you may come] to know [practically, through personal experience] the love of Christ which far surpasses [mere] knowledge [without experience], that you may be filled up [throughout your being] to all the fullness of God [so that you may have the richest experience of God’s presence in your lives, completely filled and flooded with God Himself].
Repent! Today, in every detail of your life, choose the love of God that He has given you through His Son Yeshua HaMashiach, the Lord Jesus Christ. Choose LIFE and live. If you fall today, then get back up. He is right there to help you with what you require.
If you are born of God's Spirit, born again, you are enabled "in the Messiah of God's love (Colossians 1:13 AMP). This love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:4-9 AMP)
This is real good news.
KC Cole, author of “What?!...A Private Meeting for the Body of Christ in America”
The Real Thing
Romans 5:5 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
5 and this hope does not let us down, because God’s love for us has already been poured out in our hearts through the Ruach HaKodesh who has been given to us.
Romans 5:5 Amplified Bible (AMP) Such hope [in God’s promises] never disappoints us, because God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
This is real, and Yeshua intends and expects you to live the way He and His Father live. He has given you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him (revelation knowledge), that the eyes of your understanding (your inner man) may be flooded with His light, that you may perceive, know, and understand the hope of His invitation to embrace the salvation of God, the riches of the glory of His inheritance in you, and the exceeding greatness of His POWER that is at work in you and for you who believe.
God has granted you, in accord with His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, to be strengthened with His MIGHTY POWER, by His Spirit, in your inner man that you may be rooted deep in love. That is the same love that is in the Father, as shown you by Messiah in your inner man, who is the image and likeness of His Father. With this, God may fulfill His purpose which is His glory, in the Church, by our Messiah forever and forever (Eph. 3:21).
These are promises, underpinning origins, foundations in our eternity beginning now in Jesus Christ, Yeshua. They pervade our spirit and bond perfectly. They propel light, power, LIFE, and glory into us and out from us. They are presented to us by the perfect One, the Holy Spirit, in order to present to us the perfect One, Jesus, Yeshua, by revelation knowledge.
It is within this spiritual infusion that we are known by Him. We are expected to spiritually hook up to what God has prepared for us and LIVE.
KC Cole, author “The Kingdom of Your Heart…Our Call to the Glorious Church in America,” KCColeBooks.com
June 1, 2018
Inside the Kingdom of God
All things that our Heavenly Father has are given to the Son, Jesus, Yeshua (John 3:35 CJB). Everything the Son has (“in” Christ Jesus), shall be revealed to us by the Holy Spirit (John 16:15). That which we have is based in Jesus’ “life and experience” as the Christ of God, and Jesus said He would show us plainly of His Father (John 16:25).
Your life together “in Him” is not off out there somewhere in the future where you cannot get to it. We have LIFE in the spirit, in Christ Jesus, inside the Kingdom of God, now.
Your love for Yeshua is the preeminent apex of your supernatural, spiritual life. Not a tradition, a campaign, not a seven-step program, a formula, or a new twist on a used-up idea. Experiencing continuously in your inner man that God loves you allows you to open the doors of your heart to Him in a supernatural flow of that love. To flow in and out with Him by relationship together enables His LIFE to work in you, and through you by His grace and power. Did you get that? “In Him” – His LIFE, within God’s Kingdom, life works. Life works always. Life works for you now!
When your love for Jesus exceeds your love for living your own life in the world and its systems (Matthew 22:37-39 CJB), you will lay down your life and pick up His Life as your own (Matthew 10:39). Find your life and begin a supernatural life of righteousness, shalom and joy in the Ruach HaKodesh (Romans 14:17 CJB).
1 Corinthians 15:50 (AMP)
But I tell you this, brethren, flesh and blood cannot [become partakers of eternal salvation and] inherit or share in the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable (that which is decaying) inherit or share in the imperishable (the immortal).
1 Thessalonians 2:12 (CJB)
12 we encouraged you and comforted you and appealed to you to lead lives worthy of God, who calls you into his Kingdom and glory.
KC Cole, author “The Kingdom of Your Heart…Our Call to the Glorious Church in America”
May 1, 2018
Entrance into the Kingdom of God
2 Peter 1:2 (CJB)
May grace and shalom be yours in full measure, as you come to a full knowledge of God and Yeshua our Lord.
It is His promises that enable us to become partakers of His divine nature. In 2 Peter 1:5-10 you will observe seven qualities that we have “in Messiah” which are required of us in order to keep us from becoming idle or unfruitful. By adding to your diligence toward His divine promises, employ all effort in exercising your faith in Him to develop excellence, and in excellence add knowledge, and with knowledge develop self-control, and with self-control develop patient endurance, and in endurance add godliness, and in exercising godliness develop brotherly affection, and to this affection walk in the love of God always.
These qualities are yours in Messiah Yeshua, Christ Jesus. They are treasures from your inheritance in Him in accord with God’s riches in glory. Pay the price for the manifestation of these treasures in you. Cut away anything and everything that is resistant, that creates an obstacle or barrier against them. Press in and practice for their manifestation in you. Entrance into our Father’s Kingdom is no longer a mystery (Colossians 1:26-27).
Receive what is yours in Messiah humbly, thankfully, forcefully.
2 Peter 1:11 (CJB)
Thus you will be generously supplied with everything you need to enter the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Deliverer, Yeshua the Messiah.
KC Cole, author “The Kingdom of Your Heart,” KCColeBooks.com
April 1, 2018
What if everything for you goes spiritually black? Can that happen through no fault of your own? Interesting question isn’t it?
When we have developed hope, we have an anchor for our soul (Hebrews 6:19 CJB). However, there is absolute power given to us as God’s supernatural gift that we have misunderstood. The Ruach HaKodesh shines His light on it for us.
Joy is a fruit of the Spirit. It is part of God Himself. It is right up there beside His Love. Joy = absolute gladness of heart. In Nehemiah 8:10 we see that the joy of Adonai, the Lord, is our strength.
Nehemiah 8:10 (CJB)
10 …don’t be sad [sorry, dismayed], because the joy of ADONAI is your strength.”
The Hebrew word that was translated “strength” is the word ma oz. It means:
1. Place or means of safety, protection, refuge, stronghold
2. Place of safety, fastness, harbor, stronghold
3. Refuge of God [Psalm 91:2]
4. Human protection
Listen. Don’t be sad [sorry, dismayed], because the joy of Adonai is your place of safety, protection, refuge, stronghold, fastness, and harbor.
Here are few other scriptures using the same word, strength – ma oz:
Psalm 37:39 (KJ21)
39 But the salvation of the righteous is in the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble.
Proverbs 10:29 (KJ21)
29 The way of the Lord is strength…
Dig it out, plant this in your spirit. Prepare and protect your heart, now, in our Fathers Kingdom through His Son Yeshua HaMashiach.
John 15:10-12 (CJB)
10 If you keep my commands, you will stay in my love — just as I have kept my Father’s commands and stay in his love. 11 I have said this to you so that my joy may be in you, and your joy be complete.
12 “This is my command: that you keep on loving each other just as I have loved you.
By KC Cole, author of “The Kingdom of Your Heart,” KCColeBooks.com
March 1, 2018
You are the Overcomer!
Be the Overcomer that God created you to be before the foundation of the world (Eph 2:10 CJB). You are not a captive of the world (John 17:15-17 CJB). God has translated you out of there and called you to His Kingdom and Glory (1 Thessalonians 2:11-13, Revelation 1:6 ).
We are of the Kingdom of God and His Kingdom rules over all (Psalms 103:19). To overcome the world in Christ Jesus, Messiah Yeshua is an awesome thing. It is also Messiah’s command to us.
Yeshua, Jesus your Redeemer, intends and expects you to live the way He and His Father live. He has given you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him (revelation knowledge), that the eyes of your understanding (in your inner man) may be flooded with His light, that you may perceive, know, and understand the hope of His invitation to embrace Salvation from God – the riches of the glory of His inheritance in you (Philippians 4:19), and the exceeding greatness of His POWER that is at work in you and for you who believe.
God has granted you, in His Son, in accord with His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, Messiah Yeshua, to be strengthened with His MIGHTY POWER by His Spirit in your inner man, that you may be rooted deep in love. That is the same “love that is the Father” as shown you by Christ, the Mashiach in your inner man, who is the image and likeness of His Father. With this, God may fulfill His purpose, His glory, in the Church, by Christ Jesus forever and forever, Amen (Ephesians 3:20-21).
However, if you love the things of this world more than you love God, and only you can answer that question, don’t be amazed at the lack of His manifestations around you, and in you. Reposition yourself. Prepare. Open up your spirit (Isaiah 57:15, Matthew 5:3 AMP).
You must choose His will and purpose in the midst of your demanding, busy life right where you are. It can be hard, but if that is your heart, ask Him for it and He will lead you in accord with the Glory of your inheritance in Messiah Yeshua, Christ Jesus.
God leads us in such a way that we can follow. It is doable following Him. It is impossible doing something else or nothing at all. We reap what we sow. Our manifested fruit will prove to us what is in our hearts.
What fruit are you producing? Is what you are seeing make you uncomfortable? Are you the Overcomer we see in Revelation 2:9; 11; 17; 26; Revelation 3:5; 12; 21; and Revelation 21:17?
There is a cost for you. Count it up.
KC Cole, Author, “The Kingdom of Your Heart…Our Call to the Glorious Church in America.” KCColeBooks.com
February 1, 2018
Believer or Overcomer?
The Bible tells us in:
Revelation 2:11 (AMP)
11 He who has an ear, let him hear and heed what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes [the world through believing that Jesus is the Son of God] will not be hurt by the second death ([a]the lake of fire).’
Everything which has God as its Father overcomes the world. And this is what victoriously overcomes the world: our trust (1 John 5:4 CJB).
The trust, in the above scripture is an action word. This trust “works” and it works by God’s love in our hearts. (Galatians 5:6 CJB)
In John 14:21 (CJB), the Apostle John tells us:
21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me…
We are required to first pursue the knowledge of, and spiritually comprehend His Commands.
Second, we have to do them, to dwell in and live within His commandments from our heart as a manner of life, before we are enabled to overcome the world and its systems.
Revelation 3:21 (CJB)
21 I will let him who wins the victory [overcomes the world] sit with me on my throne, just as I myself also won the victory [overcame the world] and sat down with my Father on his throne.
Do you understand what is yours here?
1 John 2:15 (CJB)
15 Do not love the world or the things of the world. If someone loves the world, then love for the Father is not in him.
KC Cole, author “The Kingdom of Your Heart…Our Call to the Glorious Church in America” KCColeBooks.com
December 15, 2017
What Do We Know?
Please, consider the following soberly.
Do you measure God your Father against the boundaries of the life that you have available to live now?
Do you evaluate Him according to the ability of your own understanding, experience, or someone else's?
How could you know anything of Him?
Hebrews 2:6 (CJB)
6 And there is a place where someone has given this solemn testimony:
“What is mere man, that you concern yourself with him?
or the son of man, that you watch over him with such care?
This is a solemn testimony of spirit and truth.
Psalm 8:4 (AMP)
4What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him?
Rather than spurn us, which he could easily be justified in doing, He chose to turn His multifaceted Grace toward us through covenant in His Son, Yeshua HaMashiach, in Whom we are His new creation. It has nothing to do with you. It is a consequence in Him of Love and Justice together in action. It is a spiritual, visible measure of our God, El Elyon, which we can see, that we do experience and live. Lay down your idols; do not forget Him for a moment.
KC Cole, author “The Kingdom of Your Heart…Our Call to the Glorious Church in America” KCColeBooks.com