Welcome to the Kingdom. The story explains a spiritual journey along the path that is narrow and hard to find. It’s in the same genre as “Pilgrims Progress”. If you are interested in how God can reveal Himself and speak to an ordinary person, this story is for you. The synopsis is below and here: https://kingdom777.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/the-book-synopsis-3/
To begin with I wrote my story “The Kingdom” as a journal and map of the journey. It kept a record of the Lord’s words and revelation he gave me. When the things he told me in the Kingdom worked out in real life I realised I was receiving the Lord’s guidance and counsel for real.
I had no plans to publish the story, although friends suggested I should. I asked the Lord if He wanted it published.
“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the revelation, and make it plain upon tablets, so he may run that reads it.” Habakkuk 2:2
Digital tablets hadn’t been invented when I got this rhema word. Now they have, I’ve put the story up on this blog, in accordance with his will. If you do not know the King, or the Bible, here’s a brief explanation of some concepts the story deals with.
- What is a revelation? It is defined as;
- An enlightening or astonishing disclosure,
- The communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency.
Revelation is also a book in the Bible; it’s the last book and the only one where the reader is promised a blessing if they read it. It is the revelation of Jesus Christ to the people living on this planet at the time of the end.
Revelation comes from the Holy Spirit. Do you believe that God will speak to us in the last days? “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” Joel 2:28 and Acts 2:18.
We all have dragons to slay. It is written in Revelation that they (the believers) defeated the dragon by the word of their testimony. (Paraphrased from Revelation 12:11)
The Kingdom is my personal testimony. The words of the King to me as Joanna are true. It’s about how God guided me along the path, and helped me deal with my dragons. None of them are on the scale of the big dragon in Revelation, but they’re all related. If you are interested in spiritual warfare the story may appeal to you.
Are you interested in dream interpretation? In my story, I was given dreams. The story served as a context for the dreams. Knowing that revelation comes from the Holy Spirit, I would ask the King to explain them. When I was writing, the King would give me a verse from the Bible that went with the dream. The prophet Daniel told King Nebuchadnezzard after he was asked to interpret his dream that there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries. (Daniel 2:28).
Life can be a mystery. Think about coincidences for instance. Do you notice signs that appear at just the right time? That’s God. He wants us to seek Him out, and find the things He has for us.
Some things in life are hidden, but God can bring the concealed things to light through the great words of the Bible and the Holy Spirit.
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. Proverbs 25:2
The Lord will bring revelation if you seek him. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7.
The King in my story is the Holy Spirit, who works as one with God and Jesus. He is the comforter, teacher and guide of Joanna. He is the one Jesus promised He would send after He went back to God. Jesus explains how He was sent to us in John 14;
“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.” John 14:15-17
The final scene in my story
I ended “The Kingdom” with a scene where Joanna is handed a baton from Anna, her ancestor. There is a race to be run. Sometimes we run alone, sometimes in a group. At times the path is hard to see but there are signs. The signs Joanna found along the path are recorded in the story.
The Kingdom story is my testimony. It shows what I did with the words the Lord spoke to me as personal revelation. God will speak to us all personally if we seek him through Jesus, the King. I hope my story will inspire you to seek the King yourself.
The first three chapters are here: The Kingdom Chapters 1-3
The entire book is available to read here: Kingdom draft. Ask me for the password.
If you do want to read the book, I would like a book review or feedback, and have it promoted on your blog or Facebook when it’s published.
I welcome your comments if you read the draft.
If you would like to know more, please ask me questions.
I’ve taken a photo of one of the places where I go to speak with the Lord. The beach is at the bottom of my street. The island off the beach is called “Kawau Island”. It’s an island with no roads, where the residents get around by boat. I’ve made a photo gallery so you can see other scenes from my story.