Within the pages of this book, Tony Van Brown opens up God's principles of grace beyond its commonly accepted understanding. And God's principles of the Kingdom of God are revealed exponentially beyond the usual buzzwords and empty slogans that attempt to define the Kingdom of God.
Jesus implied that John was not in the Kingdom of God in saying that "he that is least in the Kingdom of God is greater than John." Matt 11 But Jesus did not mean if someone was in heaven that person would be greater than John, because no one went to heaven until Jesus ascended leading captivity captive and John would also be there. Jesus was not implying that John was not saved; on the contrary, John was saved just as much as King David or Elijah or Joshua or any other who might be thought of as being saved. But Jesus was implying that there is a difference between being saved and venturing deeper into the Kingdom of God. Jesus was saying that John did not see the Kingdom of God, nor did he enter into the Kingdom of God.
The same way that within the Christian viewpoint we hold the "world" to be more than just a place, but also a system of principles, beliefs, behaviors, and results. The Kingdom of God is a place and also a system of principles, beliefs, behaviors, and kingdom results.
Where spiritual gifts are manifested to bring about "Righteousness, Peace, and Joy in the Holy Ghost" in those issues and situations where a mighty move of God is needed, there are yet issues and situations that God has put within your means to bring about righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. This is why Jesus declares that "the Kingdom of God is within you."
You will come to understand how the Kingdom of God is inside of you and what you are to do with the Kingdom of God.
Tony Van Brown is a member and elder at Life in the Word Outreach Ministries in Camden, South Carolina where he served as Co-pastor of two churches. He is a deputy with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office.
Tony Van Brown is a gifted and prolific teacher of the Word of God. He has a call upon his life to add to the ministries of God's people. To strengthen them in the knowledge of God, further perfecting them for the work of ministry. He holds a degree in Theology from Rhema Christian Bible School.
He and his beautiful wife Clatie are the proud parents of three daughters and several grandchildren.