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Overview This prophetic book offers details about what is now happening in the Kingdom of God, where it will be in the near future, and in the millennium period. (Practical Life)
Publishers Description If you have ever wanted to know detail about what the Kingdom of God is, then this is your book. The insight is ideal for pastors, teachers, evangelists, leaders and students of the Word, who are ready for a greater level knowledge. This prophetic book is informative, inspirational and full of revelation. It will give you details about what is now happening in the kingdom, where it will be in the near future and in the millennium period. It will answer questions you've had for a long time and questions you didn't know you've had. It will show you who you are and your place in the Kingdom. "Jeff Lowe's writing on "The Kingdom of God" even though written in a concise manner is a great faith builder. I found myself inspired and looking forward to a stronger manifestation of God's kingdom in our time. He challenges you to think in kingdom terms, and go beyond yourself. This writing is for hungry souls who are searching for more." Pastor Daniel Ayettey "The power we will see magnified as this book is sent forth to empower the Saints of the Living God If any man lack wisdom let him ask, I believe that Jeff Lowe asked and he did receive." Pastor Richard Kurtz Jeff Lowe is the founder and overseer of Tree of Life Ministries in Long Beach, California. He has been in evangelism for 18 years. He graduated with a B.A. in Theology from the International Miracle Institute, and also has an honorary Doctorate in Divinity. He continues to serve in evangelism and missionary work worldwide with the Cottonwood Christian Center in Cypress California.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.51" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.38 lbs.
Release Date Jan 25, 2008
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1604770732 ISBN13 9781604770735
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Kingdom of God?
A greater level! Apr 29, 2008
After looking at the other reviews, including B&D erotica author Tammyjo's, I wanted to see what it was about. Other reviwers seemed to have more of a hunger for intimacy with God. For those not happy with just being a nice Christian, or who are not satisfied with mediocrity, then this book is a step up in thse valuable life lessons.
This is an awesome book. Reading it will challenge your walk with God and open up pathways to abundant life in this world. It helps you see the promises of God for this life and our role in helping others see what kingdom intentions are.
This book has increased my faith. The 'possibilities of the Kingdom' took me to a new level of expectancy. The 'angels of the kingdom' allows you to see the power in your words. The 'finances of the kingdom' directs us back into sharing and caring with our resources so that all can enjoy the provision that God cooperately uses us for. A great eye-opener. Take your time on this one and get out your highlighter for a great read!
The Doctrine of Wealth "Christianity" Apr 11, 2008
Given some of the really poorly-written and -researched religious books I've read and reviewed lately, the fact that Jeff Lowe studied at a university and could read Greek and Aramaic made me very hopeful that "The Kingdom of God and your place in the Kingdom" would be a high-quality study. Thus I opened it and eagerly began reading. The question is: Was I disappointed?
The book begins with a truth: Jesus is indeed credited with talking about or mentioning the "Kingdom of God" many, many times. Therefore, I thought this book was going to focus on these passages. I wasn't surprised that it used only the traditionally accepted Biblical texts, though I would have been very pleased to see the full range of possible ancient texts used. However, Lowe spends a good deal of time using the Old Testament as well as New Testament books other than the Gospels, drawing attention away from Jesus and his words.
There were two errors that stood out for me when I read this book. The first was the mention of a woman named Martha meeting Jesus after his "first ascension" (Lowe 54) without a direct reference to which passage he is getting this information from, so I had to do a bit of research, because the name Martha struck this Christian as incorrect. Matthew (I used the New Revised Standard Version) says that two Marys went to his tomb and found it empty. In Mark, there are multiple endings; the first mentions the two Marys, while another mentions Mary Magdalene. Luke names three women: Joanna, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of two disciples, but not a Martha. Finally, at the end of John we see Mary Magdalene again, and she goes to touch Jesus but is stopped. I think Lowe has made a simple error here in crediting the correct character, but if I can spot that error years out of Bible school and college theology courses, it is amazing that a scholar of the Bible claiming to have a prophetic vision of the Kingdom of God that he wants to share would make this error.
The second error is crediting Psalm 90 to Moses without comment (Lowe 69). The fact is that the Psalms were first labeled in the Hellenistic period, long after Moses's time. I'd need some sort of scholarly reference here to understand why Lowe cites this Psalm as Moses's, but that still doesn't explain why he uses it at all. I don't see one mention of the Kingdom of God here, and they certainly aren't the words of Jesus. The attempt is to connect long life with living in the Kingdom, but since there has been no clear definition of the "kingdom" to this point, it does nothing but add to the "preachy" nature of the book.
These minor errors would be easy to overlook if the book didn't claim such great authority to help people see the truth and develop the deep spirituality needed to find their places in the Kingdom of God. However, no Biblical scholar should ever be afraid to cite things properly and put any quotations into their full context. Instead of a well-argued book, I find this to be very reminiscent of those TV evangelical preachers who ask you to send them money. If you feel the need to use statistics (Lowe 97-101), please cite your sources if you wish to be taken seriously.
There is no solid definition or description of this Kingdom of God anywhere in the book, and frankly, given the book's title, that should have been one of the very first chapters. Is it a place? A state of spirituality? An emotional bond with God? An existence on another plane or after death? Without a clear definition of the Kingdom, the notion of Lowe's describing anyone's place within it seems silly at best.
I think Lowe believes it to be a place here and now. He claims repeatedly that when one has enough faith, then one is in the Kingdom, where amazing things happen. All death is ended, all disease cured, and wealth becomes abundant, and he doesn't mean spiritual but financial wealth. This "doctrine of wealth" is unfortunately all too common in some so-called evangelical churches and organizations, and its spiritual validity is questionable given its materialism, but it is not without its benefits.
First, it allows one to dismiss anyone who has problems as simply lacking faith, and that frees one to ignore the world around oneself, something I do not believe the Jesus of the Bible did. Second, it frees those who preach this "doctrine of wealth" from any guilt about accepting money and making money from their followers. Third, those who do not have the miracles in their lives and do not reap the rewards of financial gain can feel guilty and allow themselves to continue being fooled by those claiming to speak for Jesus. If you doubt that the "doctrine of wealth" is really what is being preached here, consider that chapter 12 is titled "The Finances of the Kingdom" and repeatedly argues that faith equals monetary gain.
Sadly, I was deeply disappointed by this book. Some of the simple errors in the book are basically inexcusable for anyone claiming any religious authority. The "doctrine of wealth" honestly sickened me as a Christian; of course, preachers of this doctrine will simply dismiss me as liberal or anti-Christ or some such thing. The lack of straightforward answers for the reader made me doubt this was a book looking to educate people instead of preaching. Finally, if something is to be judged as truly prophetic or not, it needs to give us clear information, and clarity is lacking in this book.
Your Place in the Kingdom! Mar 5, 2008
When I first heard Jeff Lowe preach, I was blown away. I couldn't take notes fast enough. I had to get this book. There are a multitude of messages here to soak in. This book is very advanced and shows you the emphasis of what Jesus wanted to teach and proclaim about our life. It is an easy read and accelerates you into the kingdom. It shows you about the champion God has made you and what you can expect from God. The 'Mysteries of the kingdom' is an eye-opener to the kingdom. The 'Possibilities of the kingdom' gives you more confidence in prayer. 'Who you are in the kingdom' will deepen your intimency with God. The 'Angels of the kingdom' tells about the involvment of heaven. The prophecy in here is not about 'doom and gloom' but how victorious we will be! This modern day apostle satisfies a hunger for the Word and shows you your place in the kingdom!
Deep look at the Kingdom of God Mar 1, 2008
This book will broaden your view of the Kingdom of God. Jeff Lowe defines the Kingdom of God as "the liberty of spiritual right-standing with God, unceasing joy, and the peace that surpasses all our understanding." He discusses many aspects of the Kingdom including the Glory of the Kingdom, the Mystery of the Kingdom, the Finances of the Kingdom, and ending with Your Place in the the Kingdom. His writing is interspersed with many Scripture references. His theology is appropriate for mature Christians who are willing to look deeper into their relationship with God and who want more understanding of what the requirements, benefits, and blessings are in that relationship.
The Kingdom is here! Feb 26, 2008
This is quite a phenomenal, life changing, faith increasing book! There are things to learn and discover in every chapter. It takes a writer who has intimacy with God's heart for this kind of insight. It's a very timely apostolic writing that will take you to deeper levels in the Spirit. Like the author says "Faith always has to go beyond our experience or it's not faith."
Chapter 7 'Time of the Kingdom', Chapter 10 'Life of the Kingdom' are real eye-openers. The kingdom history is well chronologicallized as well as future prophecy. Chapter 18 will have you flying into the kingdom.
Many years of study have gone into this one. You could learn more here than a years worth of sermons! I've never seen so much in one little book. It's easy, quick to read and a lot to take in, but will be read over and over again. A great book!