Learning to Live the “WITH-GOD” LIFE

The "WITH-GOD LIFE" is a life changed forever in the presence of God. This life happens when we embrace TRUTH, God's unceasing presence within us, knowing He never leaves us. The "WITH-GOD LIFE" empowers us to live with Him in His eternal Kingdom BECAUSE OF WHAT HE DID FOR US. 

"Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.” And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus." Matthew 1:23-25

The "WITH-GOD LIFE" is a life characterized by humility, self-giving love, and bearing the image of Christ, as GOD HIMSELF transforms us into ambassadors of His goodness and bearers of His light. This divine journey calls us to cast aside our self-centered kingdoms and instead join His by walking out His self-giving love and live daily WITH GOD in His eternal Kingdom.

"For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven, inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked... Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge... For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. " 2 Corinthians 5:1-3, 5, 14-15

Living the "WITH-GOD LIFE" is the KEY to unlocking our IDENTITY and PURPOSE IN CHRIST as we learn to live DAILY WITHOUT FEAR and WITH-HIM in HIS KINGDOM.

"Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." Genesis 1:26-27

Today, we dive deep into the heart of God the Father and uncover the transformative truths of the "WITH-GOD LIFE," rediscovering our IDENTITY, PURPOSE, and the call to be IMAGE BEARERS of His Kingdom's radiant light, which is HIS LOVE.

"My people are destroyed for LACK OF KNOWLEDGE. Because you have rejected knowledge," Hosea 4:6


"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” Psalms 91:1-2

First, LET'S GET THE FOLLOWING deeply rooted in our identity as the Father’s beloved children.

"but whoever keeps His word, IN HIM the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are IN HIM: the one who says he abides IN HIM ought himself TO WALK in the same manner AS HE WALKED." 1 John 2:5-6

As such, we are SAFE, SECURE, and EMPOWERED IN CHRIST to serve God and His Kingdom FEARLESSLY.

"You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its remotest parts. And said to you, ‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and not rejected you. DO NOT FEAR, for I am WITH YOU; Do not anxiously look about you, for I AM YOUR GOD. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I WILL UPHOLD YOU with My righteous right hand.’ " Isaiah 41:9-10

Our purpose is not about mere existence but about thriving in the identity and purpose THE FATHER has bestowed upon us through His unfailing love. We have to get this!

"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

God's Presence Is ALWAYS WITH US and IN US!

The second game-changing truth underlines that God's presence is unwavering and eternal. He never leaves nor forsakes those who are born again and born from above. It's not a distant relationship but an intimate dwelling of the Holy Spirit within us.

"Say to those with anxious heart, Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you.” Isaiah 35:4

We are continually encompassed by His love and empowered by the Holy Spirit, resulting in a life filled with the abundance of His grace.Living the “WITH-GOD” LIFE…   Living the

"So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31-32

The With-GOD Life is a Life of Humility and Self-Giving Love.

The next truth portrays the essence of Kingdom Living. To enter and engage the Kingdom of God, we must walk a path of humility, self-denial, and self-giving love, just as Jesus did.

"Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer. Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

As we humbly follow Him, we transform into His image of self-giving love. Our role in this Kingdom is to be witnesses, shining lights of His glory, and to share the good news of the Gospel, enabling us to live a life worthy of His call.

"For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us," Ephesians 3:14-15

In light of these truths, God extends a life-saving call to act. As His disciples and apprentices, we are called to live the "WITH-GOD LIFE" daily. It's an invitation to enter the Kingdom of Heaven by humbling ourselves, seeking Christ, loving others as ourselves, and becoming vessels of God's self-giving love.

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:4-7

His Call to Act WITH HIM, and IN HIM, and THROUGH HIM

The call to act is to embrace HIS divine mission with open hearts and willing spirits. Through humility, prayer, self-giving love, and sharing the good news, we can be the embodiment of His Kingdom on Earth.

"However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you." Romans 8:9-11

The challenge is to live daily as witnesses of His glory, sharing His love with the poor, the lost, the imprisoned, and the afflicted. In doing so, we fulfill our calling as citizens and ambassadors of God, living out the With-GOD LIFE that illuminates the path to God's Kingdom.

"For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him." Romans 8:14-17

Living the “WITH-GOD” LIFE…   Living the The “WITH-GOD LIFE,” knowing where we came from and where we are going, our IDENTITY is ALWAYS safe, secure, and EMPOWERED IN CHRIST to serve God and His Kingdom fearlessly.

"Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace WITH GOD through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult IN HOPE OF THE GLORY OF GOD." Romans 5:1-2

KINGDOM LIVING is living the “WITH-GOD LIFE!” God never leaves us, nor will He ever forsake us—God DWELLS in us and with us, those who are BORN AGAIN, are Born from Above—permanently!

"And not only this, but we also EXULT IN OUR TRIBULATIONS, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because THE LOVE OF GOD HAS BEEN POURED OUT WITHIN OUR HEARTS through the HOLY SPIRIT WHO WAS GIVEN TO US." Romans 5:3-5

We enter God’s KINGDOM through the “WITH-GOD LIFE!”

"The disciples were amazed at HIS WORDS. But Jesus *answered again and *said to them, “Children, how hard it is to enter the KINGDOM OF GOD. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the KINGDOM OF GOD.” Mark 10:24-25

Meaning we know who we are and why we are here. We are HIS ETERNALLY to SHINE for His name's sake. Once we know our identity is safe and secure IN CHRIST, we can live the WITH-GOD LIFE.

"They were even more astonished and said to Him, “Then who can be saved?” Looking at them, Jesus *said, “With people it is impossible, but not WITH GOD; for all things are possible WITH GOD.” Mark 10:26-27

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Craig Rogers
Craig Rogers

KINGDOM Empowered CEO and CoFounder

Craig Rogers is a visionary leader and serial...

Craig Rogers is a visionary leader and serial entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in the behavioral health industry. His...