Video from Grace To You
"Now this morning as we come to the revelation of God in His Word we are drawn back to 2 Corinthians chapter 4, 2 Corinthians chapter 4. We have been, over a number of weeks now, talking about the fact that there are two kingdoms in the world. There are two rulers in the world. There’s the kingdom of light, ruled by Christ, who rules by the power of His Spirit through His church by indwelling believers; and there is the kingdom of darkness ruled by Satan, who, by his demons and human agents and by the influence that he has on the human heart, rules the world that is passing away.
Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world.” The kingdom of this world is evil and headed for hell. However, Jesus said, “My kingdom is present in this world.” It is the kingdom of righteousness, and the folks who are in that kingdom are headed for heaven. That’s the simple way to look at the world around you. The kingdom of darkness, manifest by sin; kingdom of light, manifest by righteousness. The kingdom of darkness ruled by Satan, and all who are outside of Christ are in the kingdom of darkness, and they follow their father the devil, who is a liar and a murderer. Kingdom of righteousness manifests in the church, the true church; the King is Christ, and He indwells every true believer. Why did the Lord leave us in the world? We have been looking at that, it’s an obvious answer. All who are in the kingdom of light are commissioned to shine the light of the gospel into the darkness so that the Lord can redeem His elect people..." from Transcript- Gospel Glory in Pots of Clay