God’s purpose and intention,
from the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation, is that man should reign for Him on earth and throughout eternity in Heaven. 1 In the second chapter of the book of Revelation, God promises, “He that overcometh, and keepeth My works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron.” (Rev. 2:26-27).
All flesh came from the first man, Adam. 2 His wife, Eve, is “the mother of all living” (Gen. 3:20). God gave Adam the authority to reign “over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (Gen. 1:26). This clearly tells us that God’s intention was, still is, and forever shall be for man to rule over everything on earth, according to God’s will, then eternally reign in Heaven.
God gave Adam the authority to rule the world for Him, according to His purpose. God’s purpose since the beginning of time has been to spiritually create a nation of people made out of dirt, who would prove to the universe their loyalty and obedience to God by allowing themselves to be united with God by the Spirit of the entire Triune God. 3 They are the exact opposite of Lucifer. Lucifer left his place of authority as covering angel for God so that he could rule for his own purpose. 4 Through his deceit, Lucifer led one third of the angels in Heaven away from God. 5 Lucifer, now known as Satan or the devil, was cast down to earth along with these angels. 6 They became unclean spirits and are mentioned many times in the Word of God. 7 Lucifer failed in his plot to overthrow God and two thirds of the angels in Heaven. However, he was successful in overthrowing the man Adam’s authority to rule for God here on earth. 8
In the New Testament, God came to the world in the form of a man named Jesus to take back what Adam had lost because of his disobedience by His complete submission in reigning for God. 9 Through His submission to God and His obedience in ruling for God on earth, Christ was not only given power, authority, and dominion over the earth, but also given authority over Heaven, over everything above the earth, and over everything under the earth. 10 Everything was created by Christ, including angels and man. 11
God’s purpose, that man should reign for Him on earth, was temporarily frustrated because of Adam’s transgression, his disobedience to God. However, all of His desires are fulfilled both in Christ 12 and in those who have become participating members of His organic, living body on earth, successfully reigning with Him by their obedience to the Word, the Spirit of the cross. 13 These are the precious ones of God, those who have put off their flesh, themselves, and the world 14 to maintain the experience of Christ’s death, resurrection, and ascension 15 so they might reign for Him in every aspect of their lives and of the Church to bring about the kingdom of Heaven, the will of God on earth as it is in Heaven. 16
It is most important that we know and understand the “mystery of [God’s] will” (Eph. 1:9), 17 then we may put our own will to death in order to do His will by being baptized into the death of Christ, which is the second step of the five steps of salvation. 18
The first step of salvation is getting rid of our old sins and lifestyles. 19 If we have faith in God’s Word, we know our old sins can be removed only by faith in the blood of Jesus, the blood He shed on the cross at Calvary to remove the sins of the world from those who believe. 20 An honest confession must be made in order for step one to occur. 21
Again, step two of salvation is our baptism into the death of Christ. 22 This is called crucifixion. Christ, who was a human like us, mortified His own will, so that He might be the Messiah, the Savior of the world. 23
Later, Christ died on the cross so that our former sins could be forgiven by His atoning blood and we might have an opportunity to begin living the five stages or steps of salvation. 24 Every step of salvation is of the utmost importance. We must always maintain the crucifixion, the death of our will and of our old lifestyle, in order to first be resurrected into Christ’s immortal life, then ascend to an active, not inactive, position of authority for God. 25 Only in this way might we reign with Him and for Him here on earth for His purpose of establishing the kingdom of Heaven on earth. 26 If our intention is truly the will of God, not our own will or a lust of the world, we will experience the third step of salvation, which is resurrection from our dead, unfruitful, former sinful life in Adam into the active, immortal life of Christ, the life we must live according to God’s good will and purpose so that we might actively reign for Him while we are here on earth. 27
The fourth step of salvation is ascension. 28 Spiritual ascension, while we are living on earth, is simply receiving a God-given position of spiritual authority for the purpose of reigning for God with Christ to establish the kingdom of Heaven on earth. Every position of orderly, active ascension is arranged by God, not by man. 29 The final step of salvation is actively reigning or ruling for God 30 in a God-given, ascended position of authority.
God gave man His image so that we could fully express God Himself by His Word and deed when we are united to Him with His Spirit. 31 God’s will is that we actively represent Him with His authority on earth as well as actively rule victoriously over every attack on us by God’s enemy, the devil, whether it is an attack on our spirit, our mind, our conscience, our crucifixion, and our ascension, or an attack to overthrow the God-given position of authority given to us to reign over ourselves, our house, the Church, every problem, every difficulty, and every temptation.
Paul described his baptism into Christ’s death and the means by which he was able to continuously and actively reign over himself so that he might successfully reign over everything for Christ in these words: “I die daily” (I Cor. 15:31). 32 In other words, Paul made his will die daily both so that the will of God, which is to establish the kingdom of Heaven on earth, could continue being accomplished in him, and so he might remain in his ascended position of spiritual authority to help accomplish God’s goal successfully.
It is most important that Christians know and understand the position of ascension or rank which God has given them in the Church, as well as what God wants them to accomplish in that given position of authority. We must understand God’s arranged order of authority so that we don’t ascend above our given rank or below it. If we ascend above our given rank or descend below our God-given authority, our rank and authority will be taken away. This is because we would be out of God’s arranged order of authority in the Church, which is the body of Christ, His Bride.
In the Old Testament, there was always one major spiritual leader with authority from and for God in the world, such as Moses, who realized God’s authority over him and the position of authority where God placed him. Whenever any kind of problem or trouble arose, Moses, through prayer, would seek God for the remedy. 33 God took care of every problem and every trouble Moses had because Moses trusted in Him by prayer to do so. 34 We must submit ourselves to God’s authority the same as Moses did. 35 When troublesome problems arise, let the testimony of Moses guide you to handle them with faith-filled prayer to God as he did. Remember, we can do nothing without Christ. 36
It was the will of God that Moses should go to Pharaoh telling him, “Let My people go” (Exod. 7:16). 37 The will of Moses didn’t want to do that. He argued with God. 38 Later, he crucified his will so that the will of God might be done by him. For Moses’ obedience, God gave Moses the power over the elements, i.e. the ten plagues over Egypt. 39 Also, when Moses stretched forth his staff over the Red Sea, God divided the waters, showing that the children of Israel could pass through on dry land. 40 This authority over the plagues and the Red Sea was meant to show Israel and all of us that Moses was placed in the positive, active position of authority by God. He was placed there to rule for God over Israel, and over Egypt, over every king that would fight them, 41 and over all those who attempted to overthrow the authority God gave him over the Jews and everything else.
Joshua, along with Moses, was also faithful in all things for forty years. Therefore, God gave him a high place of ascension with the authority to rule for Him on earth. 42 God ascended him to the position Moses had held as God’s ruler over Israel so that Israel might symbolically establish the kingdom of Heaven on earth in the Holy Land, Canaan, where Joshua led them. 43
Only Joshua had the position of authority to rule for God on earth as Israel’s leader at that time because Joshua submitted himself completely unto God’s authority. God gave him an ascended position of authority, not only over Israel and his enemies, but also over the solar system. We read in the tenth chapter of Joshua that God answered Joshua’s petition (which was that God should make the sun and moon stand still in the sky until he completed his work that day for God). 44 This tells us that when we reach the full growth of life and position of authority in Christ to reign or rule for Him on earth, we can do all things, because at this final stage of submission to God by faith, all things are possible. God made the sun and the moon stand still in the sky for Joshua because Joshua not only knew God’s authority, he knew his position of authority under God. He knew the purpose, intention, and will of God. Joshua would never allow anyone to discourage him from keeping his rank or God-given position of authority.
The three Hebrew children and Daniel actively reigned well for God, so they were given power over the fiery furnace. 45 “Nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them” (Dan. 3:27). Daniel had the position of authority from on high, so God “shut the lions’ mouths” (Dan. 6:22). The eleventh chapter of the book of Hebrews tells of many others who not only had positions of spiritual authority from God, but reigned well in their active positions of authority because they were rich in faith. Those who maintain their spiritual position with God by not leaving their post of submission to God’s authority shall retain their God-given spiritual authority to reign for God in the Church to the end. 46
David recognized and honored the authority that God gave King Saul. 47 Though Saul attempted to kill David many times because of jealousy, and David had an opportunity to kill Saul on more than one occasion, David did not attempt to remove the king since the authority Saul had to rule over Israel was given to him by God. David thought, who was he to remove the king whom God had placed in the position of authority? David righteously waited until God removed Saul from his position of authority as king. God would have to take him out of power. David would not. Because David kept God’s commandments and honored God’s authority, God ascended him to Saul’s position of king over Israel and Judah. 48
In the New Testament, Christ was the first man in the world who had ever, in every point, obeyed the authority of God. By His being faithful in everything, He became the head of a newly created race of people, a new nation of overcomers, who would reign for God. 49 These overcomers would succeed Christ in reigning for God on earth by means of the Triune God living in them through the Spirit, to bring about or establish the kingdom of Heaven on earth, to manifest their love for God as Jesus did, to manifest their hatred for Satan as Jesus did, and to manifest their authority over Satan’s continual attempts to overthrow the Church’s authority to rule for God on earth. 50
As a human, a boy, Christ submitted Himself to the authority of God, which was made manifest to His parents and others. 51 God’s Word shows that Christ submitted Himself to every commandment of God, even to His death on the cross. 52
After His ministry of successfully reigning for God on earth, including His death, resurrection, and ascension into Heaven, we read about His incredible position of power and authority to reign over everything in the first chapter of Ephesians, verses 20-23, where God raised Christ “from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand [the right hand here is symbolic of all of God’s power and authority] in heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the Church, Which is His body [the Church], the fullness of Him that filleth all in all.”
During Christ’s ministry, a centurion who recognized and understood Christ’s position of authority to reign for God on earth as well as his own position of authority as a centurion came to Jesus, desiring that his servant be healed. Jesus told him he would go to his home and heal his servant. The centurion told Jesus there was no need for him to do that. One reason was that he felt he was not worthy to have Christ enter his home. He told Jesus that he too was a man under authority. He explained that he told his men to go and they go, to come and they come, to do things and they do them. 53 He had either seen or heard of the many thousands of miracles Jesus had performed, as a testimony of His submission to God the Father. He had the authority to heal every sick person, 54 cast out unclean spirits, 55 raise the dead, 56 walk on water, 57 and calm the wind and the sea. 58
When Christ commands all sickness, disease, and infirmities to depart, they must go because they recognize His power and authority over them. He has the power to command unclean spirits to leave. 59 They recognize and obey Him. He quickens the bodies of dead people so they might live again because of His power, authority, and dominion over death. 60 Whenever Christ commands death to depart, death obeys Him by going away. Thus life re-enters the body and it is alive again, since death, the life-giving Spirit, and everything but that which will eventually burn can do nothing but obey Him. 61 He could have commanded more than twelve legions of angels to come rescue Him from His fate, the death on the cross, but He didn’t for our sakes. 62 He is, in fact, the Commander over all the elements in the universe, including the sun, the moon and the stars, the weather, the tides, life, death, Hell, and the grave. 63 He is the author and finisher of our faith as well as our eternal life. 64
This centurion knew these things so well that he told Jesus, “Speak the Word only, and my servant shall be healed” (Matt. 8:8). “When Jesus heard it, He marvelled, and said…I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel” (Matt. 8:10). This centurion believed Jesus to truly be God living in the body of a man by the Spirit, the authority and ruler over everything. 65
If your desire is to have God’s authority so that you might rule for Him here on earth in a position of authority in the Church, you must first submit to God’s authority. 66 Everyone in the Church must submit themselves to God’s authority because all true authority is established by God. 67 Children must submit themselves to their parents. 68 Bible students must submit themselves to their Spirit-filled teachers. 69 So that the testimony of submission can be seen in the Church, all of us must submit ourselves to the authorities established by God to rule the Church. 70 In this way God’s representatives can express their authority given by God to rule all things while in their respective positions of authority in the Church. Only then will our submission and our God-given authority be seen in their presence in this world. It is in this way that we become able to reign for God.
Positions of God which are self-obtained or self-assumed are not positions of authority given by God. Therefore, they hold no authority at all. Positions of authority to rule for God are given to us only because of our submission to God, who is our authority. Jesus said, “Whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself [to do God’s will rather than his own] shall be exalted” (Luke 14:11). We are never to use our authority, our titles, or our offices in the Church to bring about our own will. We are only to do the Lord’s will. Our authority comes from God because we have submitted ourselves for the sole purpose of His will, which is to bring about the kingdom of Heaven on earth. 71 When we submit ourselves to one another’s authority in the body of Christ, we are submitting ourselves to God’s authority as a testimony to the world and to the Church of our submission to God’s authority.
Everyone in the world can plainly see the rebellion of the world to God’s Word and the confusion, problems, tragedy, and grief lawlessness causes the people of the world to go through. If those who are rebellious and confused can see the testimony of God’s order and submission in the Church, hope may arise in their hearts and they may reach out to God, seeking Him so they might have this same salvation, authority, and order in their lives as we do. This is why James stated, “Be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only” (Jas. 1:22). Christ and all the apostles said the same thing in various ways. “Faith without works is dead” (Jas. 2:20). The people of the world have heard enough talkers, but they have seen very few doers of the Word, those who will receive God’s authority in order to rule over themselves, the Church, and every attempt of Satan to overthrow or destroy God’s kingdom which is being established on earth in the Church. We are to be good Samaritans and help people in this way. Satan has wounded everyone in the world and thrown them into the ditch to die. God will highly exalt the good Samaritan who will, by word and deed, do God’s will, thus conquering these many thousands of atrocities caused by the devil and his army of unclean spirits. 72
If we used the position of God-given authority only for ourselves rather than for bringing about the furtherance of the kingdom of God on earth, we would be like Lucifer, who usurped God’s authority in Heaven in hopes of bettering himself, just as Eve did. 73 This is the flesh breaking forth, which is self-will, self-gratification, Adam, and the devil. It is the exact opposite of God’s will. 74
When Jesus talked to the Father in glory, the Father honored His Son’s requests. This is because He never asked for anything or did anything other than that which was the Father’s will. 75 Every request from Christ, every Word, every movement, every deed, and every miracle, was precisely the will of the Father. 76
Our faith to believe and experience the five steps in salvation is our victory here on earth, which will last forever and ever in eternity. If we who have the baptism of the Holy Spirit did not have it, we would no longer have God’s power to exercise His authority to rule all things, or to deal with our enemy, the devil, in every area of the Church and our lives. 77 We also would not be able to prevail victoriously over all of Satan’s attempts to destroy the works of God in the Church and its members.
Because we are the body of Christ, we can be of good cheer. Christ has shown us how to overcome the world as He did, and that is by submission to God the Father. 78 Not even eternal death has dominion or authority over us any longer because of our submission to Him. 79 We are not to be concerned about ruling this present world, because we are not called to rule over it. 80 Nor have we been called to reform it. We’ve been called unto a new life, a life where there is no such thing as eternal death, sickness, disease, or any other curse. 81 We are called out of the world into the new realm. We have been called by God to let the world see the manifestation of God’s reign and authority over us who are the members of the Church, the body of Christ. His authority is given to us to exercise His authority over the devil. We have also been called to manifest God’s Word to the world of sinners. A
To neglect our salvation and our position of authority to reign is sin. Christ, who never sinned, will unite Himself only to a body or a bride that will never sin. 82 He will only dwell in sinless temples, 83 and He will only remain in those who have overcome sin, self, and the world 84 by maintaining their baptism in Christ’s death, their crucifixion, their resurrection, their ascension, and their reign with Christ to the end. 85
All those in His body must eventually reach the level of reigning for Him. They should be motivated all the more to reign for God because of Satan’s unlawfulness, his rebellion against God. We must learn our lesson of submission and reign for God. We must never forget it, for it is for our very life, our eternal life!
To experience the totality of reigning for God is extremely high and deep. It depends on a continuous growth of the Triune God’s life in us. We know we are saved when the growth of His life in us is so much that we arrive at the third stage of salvation with the appetite to ascend and reign. If we search for God diligently, we will find Him, 86 and if we keep the first commandment, which is to love the Lord God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, 87 we will eventually reach the last step of God’s desire and intention for us, which is to reign for Him, bringing about the kingdom of Heaven on earth. If we reign for Him here, we will reign with Him in Heaven forever. 88 Revelation 22:5 puts it this way: “There shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they [those who reigned on earth by Christ and for Him] shall reign for ever and ever.”
Again, we see from the book of Genesis to the very last book in the Bible, the book of Revelation, that God’s intention and purpose for man is to have him reign or rule for Him for the purpose of establishing the kingdom of Heaven on earth, 89 to proclaim the attitude of God to everyone in the world and also to proclaim our attitude towards Satan by diligently ruling over him victoriously in any one of his attempts to undermine the message of God, to destroy the work of God. If we do, we shall reign with Him forever and ever.
There are many thousands of Christians who have reached the first, second, and third position of salvation, yet have never gone beyond to the fourth position of ascension, then the fifth position, which is reigning for Christ with Him. This is because their undisciplined, lazy, and lukewarm spirits never desired to reign for God or to ascend to any position of authority to reign. The desire to do such things never entered their minds. They also are not concerned about any of the difficulties of the Church or any of the day to day problems arising in the Church. They have not prayed about them in hope that God may do something about them. They have never become concerned about any of the operations of the Church or its members, the Body of Christ. They are never concerned about this sin of unconcern, and couldn’t care less about completing the entire cycle of salvation or about fulfilling God’s intention and purpose for every human being created by Him. 90 They have some knowledge of how to reign by the growth of the life of Christ in them, but they have no experience in reigning. Therefore, God will not ascend them to a position of authority so they might reign and bring about God’s order in the Church. They will never be able to reign for Him since they won’t even reign over themselves. They see Satan in action destroying different areas of the Church as he wishes, but then are too spineless, too spiritually lazy, to take authority and reign for God over Satan, the destroyer.
Those who desire to reign for Christ must never be lazy or timid. They must be very active, very consistent, and very strong in the Lord. 91 They must constantly be on guard so that Satan is given no place in any level of their lives or in any area of the Church. 92 However, these individuals have never ceased from sin, and are still part of the world. There is no testimony of God’s order of authority in their lives, and no testimony of submission unto God. They have no authority in God because God is not their authority. 93 They have become corrupt by giving themselves over to the folly of self, rebellion, confusion, sin, and the world. 94 They have given themselves unto worldly music, television shows, politics, banqueting, false doctrine, surfeiting, and the unfruitful works of darkness. 95 Since the kingdom of Heaven is not within them, they are unable to dispense the kingdom of God into others. Their purpose, their desire, and their will is self and the world. Unless they repent, they will be nothing to God but chaff to be burnt forever in Hell. 96 They have sowed no mercy; therefore, they shall reap none. 97 These people can see the unlawfulness of Satan in the Church and the world, but never think to cry out to God for help, bringing victory into the Church and allowing the kingdom of Heaven to be made manifest in the Church so that it might be dispensed in the world and into others.
If this sinful condition exists in the Church, the world will never see the testimony of the members of Christ’s body submitting themselves unto God’s authority. Nor will they be able to observe the victory of those who reign for God over Satan’s many attempts to overthrow their Church and themselves. God has prophesied unto us, stating that few shall enter the kingdom of God. 98 Many billions shall burn eternally in Hell. 99 If I were not zealous in bringing God’s message to everyone, especially in these last minutes of time, I would burn with them for neglecting to bring God’s message of truthful mercy to the world. 100 Don’t blame God for your attitude, and don’t blame God for what the devil is doing to you. Blame yourself for not reigning over the devil for God. If your self is crucified, then Christ will be alive in you. 101 He in you will be obedient to reign over His work, the Church. 102
It is impossible for these so-called Christians to ever reign or rule for God anywhere, since they have neglected so great salvation, so great a calling. 103 Again, they are lax, lukewarm. The Lord tells us, “Only acknowledge thine iniquity” (Jer.3:13), and “repent” (Matt. 4:17). 104 “Strengthen the things which remain” (Rev. 3:2). Be zealous or “I will spue thee out of My mouth” (Rev. 3:16). This means He will permanently spit you out of the Church and back into the condemned world. 105
Anyone that has a desire to reign must be concerned and aware. They must never be timid or afraid to call on God for fear the devil will hurt them for it. It is written, “The fearful, and unbelieving …shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone” (Rev. 21:8). We are commanded to never fear anything or anybody but God and the truthfulness of His Word, 106 which also is God. 107 Wake up and reign for Christ! Otherwise, you will have corrupted yourselves by a will that is not the Lord’s. God wants you to understand that if you don’t make a decision to reign for Him now, you will no longer be in Christ but will be cast back into Adam for your rebellion, your disobedience. 108
The second chapter of the book of Revelation tells us of an imperfection in the Body of Christ. Some Christians had left their spiritual positions of authority. Christ explains it in these words: “Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel [today’s false religions], which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce My servants to commit fornication [which is disobedience to the real Word of God and the true purpose of God], and to eat things sacrificed unto idols [to receive doctrines that would cause one to not live according to the will of God, but instead to follow self-will, the ways of the world, the way of death, and Hell for an eternity]” (Rev. 2:18-20).
In the New Testament the Lord never allows His children to avenge themselves or to punish unscriptural people for their unscripturality. 109 Our weapon of war against unscripturality is the scriptures, the Word of God. 110 As the Lord says, the preaching of it “shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it” (Isa.55:11).
It is in this world that we must select our own fate, our own eternal home. 111 If we say we want to wait awhile before we decide submitting ourselves unto Him, we are then unquestionably rejecting God’s will for our lives, which is that we should spend eternity in Heaven, 112 and we are unquestionably selecting for ourselves an eternity of unlimited suffering and torment in Hell. 113 How wonderful is the incredible mercy of God, which tells us “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon”(Isa.55:7). God cannot do anything for us if we neglect His instructions for life.
Hebrews 2:2-4 states, “For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, 114 and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; 115 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard Him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?”
Those who believe “shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” (Mark 16:16).If you believe, you will do what He says. If you don’t believe, you won’t. We cannot serve two masters, not even a little bit. 116 If your will is to serve God and spend an eternity in Heaven, then begin the first of your five steps to total salvation by saying this prayer:
My Lord and my God, have mercy upon my soul, a sinner. 1 I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God. 2 I believe that He died on the cross and shed His precious blood for the forgiveness of all my sins. 3 I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit 4 and that He sits on the right hand of God at this moment, hearing my confession of sin and this prayer. 5 I open up the door of my heart and I invite You into my heart, Lord Jesus. 6 Wash all of my filthy sins away in the precious blood that You shed in my place on the cross at Calvary. 7 You will not turn me away, Lord Jesus, You will forgive my sins and save my soul. I know because Your Word, the Bible says so. 8 Your Word says that You will turn no one away, and that includes me. 9 Therefore, I know that You have heard me, and I know that You have answered me, and I know that I am saved. 10 And I thank You, Lord Jesus, for saving my soul, and I will show my thankfulness by doing as You command and sin no more. 11
You’ve just completed the first step in a series of five steps which are necessary to receive salvation. Your second step is to deny yourself and take up the cross daily for the purpose of mortifying yourself, that is, for putting to death your own will, your soulful self, and the world with all of its lusts. All these must be baptized into the death of Christ.
Step three is your resurrection from the satanic life of Adam unto the sinless life of Christ. Step four is your ascension into a position of authority to reign for God on earth, and the fifth step is to reign for God on earth to the end for the purpose of bringing about the kingdom of Heaven on earth. You must learn the Word of God, then submit yourself and do what the Word says, so that the Church and the world may see evidence of your submission to God’s Word, His order, and His authority in and by you.