March 15, 1994.
Revised August 31, 2005
Assembling a congregation
Clearly, freedom is preferred, but it may take some time and work to get there, depending on where we are when we start to seek this freedom and how much of the beam we are willing to remove from our own eye in the process. We must remember that the Kingdom is about His righteousness, not our own. We may never be righteous, but we may and must seek a righteousness that exceeds that of the Pharisees, as a matter of policy. If we love Christ and the Father, this is possible.
We can start by coming together in congregations of families, like the Israelites and the early Christians. If you cannot find ten families near you, find what you can. Help the ministers, working for the Kingdom, find more people and gather them together. Help them preach the Gospel of the Kingdom at hand. Contribute according to your heart, enlist others, invest in each other with hope, faith, and love. We need to preach the kingdom and help others do the same in the way most suited to our gifts.
Nurture and strengthen your family relationships. Homeschool your children and help others do the same. Learn about home health, home care, home industries, and home business. Early Christian congregations made the need for banks, like the one at Ephesus, obsolete.
Develop skills and knowledge for independent living and self-reliance. Help take care of others. Visit, care for, and nurture the elderly and ill, the lost, and forlorn. Find out how a free Church worked in the international network during that first millennium and how that Church was and should be formed today to serve the people.
“To that field the head of each family led his sons and kinsfolk; every ten families (or tything) were united under their own chosen captain. Every ten of these tythings had, again, some loftier chief, dear to the populace in peace; and so on the holy circle spread from household, hamlet, town,--till, all combined, as one county under one Earl, the warriors fought under the eyes of their own kinsfolk, friends, neighbours, chosen chiefs! What wonder that they were brave?” 1
Start a home Bible study. Share and work together to learn and grow. Start good Samaritan outreach projects. Network with others in groups of tens, hundreds, and thousands. Provide for family, congregation, and congregation of congregations, as if there was no other government upon which to depend. Learn to stand alone and together. Be fruitful and multiply in virtue and numbers. Don’t impose your religious perception or dogma on others. Be patient.
Learn about the Gospel of the Kingdom as it was in the first century, and how it existed in the world, amongst its laws, regulations, and institutions, without being of that world.
Each congregation of ten families is an unincorporated fellowship, united by a network of ministers or public servants of the kingdom. Ministers also assemble in groups of ten, choosing a leader to minister to them. Each man of an assembly brings some expertise, talent, or gift, and each ministerial assembly adds more wisdom and knowledge to the whole. The congregations comes together to strengthen those who are weak, educate those who are uninformed, and make the people and the nation of God whole and healthy again.
Advice from brothers and ministers on every subject was readily available through a network of communication and service. The health, education, and welfare services of the Kingdom may take many forms, enlightening people about independent living, home power, gardening, agriculture, veterinary, hygiene, and health. Information and assistance can be located through this national network. If a few ministers talk to their immediate constituents, thousands of people can be consulted and play a part in the health of the whole body.
The more you help and work, the larger and more willing the rest of the Kingdom will be to help you. Your investment is not in a bank or national treasury, but in your neighbor, your congregations and assemblies, and in the Kingdom of your God.
You become linked with the most unselfish, hard-working and giving people in the world. Love and charity binds you with people who have God’s laws written on their hearts and on their minds. Men and women of all backgrounds, who have been called and are seeking the kingdom, are immediately attracted to the Kingdom and its righteousness.
The kingdom is not for the selfish and slothful; it is for the diligent and industrious.
“The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.” Proverbs 12:24
The Kingdom of God does all the work of governments. Israel was a nation of brothers in liberty, forming a free dominion. When there were deportations or depressions, calamities or national emergencies in the first century, as Rome declined, the Christian Church had connections all over the world and places of refuge outside the cities. They fed each other, cared for the orphans and widows, and served one another as Christ taught.
Many people have already begun to seek the independence and freedom that is found in the Kingdom of God, but they are still scattered. They are still seeking and learning what the Kingdom means. They are His sheep, but they have not seen the full nature of the Shepherd and His Kingdom. They may continue to come together, step by step, without the loss of freedom of choice. Seeking the kingdom is an infinite journey of love and hope, sacrifice and charity.
Many feel that the present systems must be pursued until Christ comes again, but shall He come and find you doing the will of the Father in Heaven or another father on earth? Have you been seeking the Kingdom, or applying at the altars of the Nicolaitan? The contracts of Rome, that bind the people through application and participation, can be undone by the new covenant with God and His Kingdom. That power of contract may bind you on earth or in Heaven. In God’s Kingdom, we serve God by caring for His sheep and loving our neighbor and following in His ways. This requires His patience, humility, charity, and love actively fulfilling the gospel of the Kingdom everyday, in every way.
Where to start seeking the kingdom of God
Rome was not built in a day, but brick by brick. The Kingdom of God is not built in a day, either, but with stone, by stone. The stones of the Kingdom are not piled one upon another, but are a free gatherings of living stones. Those stones of the true followers of Christ form living altars of faith, hope, and charity.
We have been taught many forms of government, but not God’s government. We have been told that the Kingdom is not at hand contrary, to Christ’s words. We are told that our applications and contracts with other governments has nothing to do with our salvation. We may never completely arrive in God’s infinite Kingdom, but it is not about arriving; it is about turning around in repentance and taking the journey. It is about seeking the Kingdom.
“And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.” 2 John 1:6
Salvation is, first, about repenting and going another way, God’s way. It is about following after Christ and obeying His commandments because we love Him and the Father who sent Him. It is about seeking Christ in His Kingdom of God, by serving Christ, by feeding His sheep, and loving our neighbor. It is a journey, a path, a way. Each man and woman must decide daily how they will make that journey, working out their own salvation with fear and trembling. That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.2
“...The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
Table of Contents
of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Peace be to this house,
The Prologue of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
1. The Kingdom of God of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Is Righteousness of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
A Man as King of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
2. Abraham Uncivilized of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The City State of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Two kingdoms/ The Merchants of Men of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Hindu Connection of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Abraham and the Legend, The Prodigal Son
Our king and our god? of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Code of Abraham of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Abraham and the Family of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
3. The Altar of Abraham of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Moses and the Altars of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Altar of Sin of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Sacrifice of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
4. Moses, Moses of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Civil State of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Gods Many of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
No Kings of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Servant Priests of a Nation of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
5. Joshua’s Altar of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
White Altars of Joshua
King over us of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Adultery of a Nation of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Fear, Faith and Foolishness of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
6. The World of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Of Rome and Judea of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Remarkable History of Israel of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Rome the Believer of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Commander in chiefs
A Father’s offer of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Hasmonean Appeal of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Socialization of Rome
The Love of kings of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
7. Factions at the Altar of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Pharisees and The Sadducees of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Essenes of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Healers of a Nation
8. A King is Born of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
A King is Born of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
What is redemption? of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Kingdom in Turmoil of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The New Deal of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
9. Temples and Churches of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Investing in Diana of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
One Father of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Arts of the Temples of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Temple of Satan of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Royal Treasury of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
10. Two Paths of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
God’s dominion from the Beginning of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The revenue of the wicked
Beams in our eyes of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Removing the Beam
These two Kingdoms of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Faith is actions of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The kingdom appointed to Liberty of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
11. Where is the kingdom of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The kingdom comes of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Eating in the kingdom of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Washing in the kingdom of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Where is the Church? of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
We are all kings of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
12. Apostasy of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Ship of State of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Allurement of Wolves of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Church of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Separate Church
13. The Kingdom of Heaven of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The State of the Nation of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Seeking the kingdom, The Law of God of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
What does the Kingdom look like? of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Assembling a congregation of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Where to start seeking the kingdom of God
Appendix of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Appendix 1. Kingdom of Heaven and God of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Appendix 2. The things He says of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Appendix 3. What is Worship? of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Appendix 4. Who are the Nicolaitans? of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Appendix 5. Who is a god? of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
Appendix 6. Oaths and Swearing of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Cover of the book, Thy Kingdom Comes
The Elixir of Love.
About the Author of the book Thy Kingdom Comes
The Covenants of the gods
The Free Church Report