*Since the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, all destruction, disease, & death has its source in Satan and His Kingdom of darkness. Period. Yes, God is sovereign, but He set it up in this dispensation for man to choose His plan of redemption/restoration or not. We live in the season of God’s grace, regardless of our choices, therefore no circumstances can be attributed to God’s judgement, anger, or wrath. That’s why the wheat and the tares grow together until the final harvest (Matthew 13:24-30). Until the return of Christ and the final Judgment Day, anything contrary to the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth is a result of the kingdom of darkness operating through the choices of mankind. We do not have to fully comprehend this with our minds in order to fully comprehend this truth with our spirits.

John 3:16-17 (AMP)
“For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten ([a]unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him.”

*For years, the church has separated sacred and secular. This separation is unbiblical, since Christ exhorted to be in the world but not of it (John 15:19, 17:15-18, Romans 12:2). This means that we are all created in His image, we are all loved by our Heavenly, we are all called and gifted, yet we all choose walk out those realities either for the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth, through salvation in Christ alone and empowered by Holy Spirit alone, or for the kingdom of darkness. Our choices give access to one kingdom or the other, regardless of whether we’re saved or not. In fact, Believers give access to the kingdom of darkness through words and actions more powerfully than do unbelievers. There is no such thing as sacred verses secular. All creativity comes from our Creator, is all good at its Source, and we get to choose whether it is used to reflect Heaven’s reality or darkness. We are either being used as vessels of light or vessels of darkness. There is no ‘middle’ earth. There is no fence dividing the two kingdom realities on this Earth.

*Living for self in a me-centered culture is a distraction, a delusion, & a deception from the kingdom of darkness.

*It is impossible to be too intense or too passionate about Jesus and His eternal Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven.

John 12:25-26 (AMP)
“Anyone who loves his life loses it, but anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. [Whoever has no love for, no concern for, no regard for his life here on earth, but despises it, preserves his life forever and ever.]
If anyone serves Me, he must continue to follow Me [[a]to cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying] and wherever I am, there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.”

Genesis 1:26 (AMP)
“God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.”

Romans 8:19-23 (AMP)
“For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship]. For the creation (nature) was subjected to [a]frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him Who so subjected it—[yet] with the hope that nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God’s children. We know that the whole creation [of irrational creatures] has been moaning together in the pains of labor until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves too, who have and enjoy the firstfruits of the [Holy] Spirit [a foretaste of the blissful things to come] groan inwardly as we wait for the redemption of our bodies [from sensuality and the grave, which will reveal] our adoption (our manifestation as God’s sons).”

John 12:35-36 (AMP)
“So Jesus said to them, You will have the Light only a little while longer. Walk while you have the Light [keep on living by it], so that darkness may not overtake and overcome you. He who walks about in the dark does not know where he goes [he is drifting]. While you have the Light, believe in the Light [have faith in it, hold to it, rely on it], that you may become sons of the Light and be filled with Light. Jesus said these things, and then He went away and hid Himself from them [was lost to their view].”

Isaiah 60:1-2 (AMP)
“Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you—rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you [O Jerusalem], and His glory shall be seen on you.”

John 8:12 (AMP)
“Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the Light which is Life.”

James 1:17 (AMP)
“Every good gift and every perfect ([a]free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].”