“Love thy neighbour as thyself.”

Matthew 22:39

Return to the State of Innocence


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The state of innocence means we do not think bad things against our neighbor because the Word of God says, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

We do not think bad about those that consider us as their enemies. We do not pray that a bolt of lightning from heaven will strike them, or that their lives will become unfortunate. We only pray that one day, they, too, might be enlightened and do also that which is good. This is returning to the “state of innocence.”

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Kingdom citizens — sons and daughters of the Almighty Father who have already repented, have surrendered their human will, and have dedicated their lives in obedience to the will of the Father Almighty just like the Appointed Son — are now back to the state of innocence.

The state of innocence means we do not think bad things against our neighbor because the Word of God says, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Matthew 22:36-40

We do not think bad about those that consider us as their enemies. We do not pray that a bolt of lightning from heaven will strike them, or that their lives will become unfortunate. We only pray that one day — they, too, might be enlightened like us, and do also that which is good. This is returning to the “state of innocence”.

When we go to the third level of spiritual growth in the Kingdom, we return to the state of innocence that was once given to us by the Almighty Father through Adam and Eve, before the fall.

Before Adam and Eve were separated from the Almighty Father by disobedience, they were in the state of innocence. Being in the state of innocence means you only know what is the will of God.

This does not mean, however, that you do not know what is evil, or that you do not know what the work of the enemy is. You do know it, but you do not do it.

Even if you are killed or threatened to do something that is not the will of God, you will not do it because you do not want to offend the spirit of the Father that is in you. You are willing to die for doing that which is good.

In the Kingdom, true freedom is the freedom to do what is good, according to the will and righteousness of God.

Before we had that freedom to do good, the evil in us would come out whenever we are challenged, and it is pure evil against our enemies. We do not do that in the Kingdom.

Who spells justice here? Who spells justice for the Kingdom Nation? If you are being abused, confess it to God. Pray. After all, He said, “Vengeance is mine, and I will repay saith the Lord.” The Father is a God of justice and judgment.

Judgment of God

The Example of King Hezekiah

Look at Sennacherib, the boastful king who was drunk with power. He had invaded and conquered countries more powerful than Israel and Jerusalem, and so he bragged, “Who is the God that can deliver you out of my hand?” Sennacherib was so arrogant and proud.

So what did Hezekiah, the King of Judah do? He was no match for the proud and arrogant King Sennacherib.

Hezekiah went to his room and prayed, “Lord help us.” And then help came from above. When help comes from above, you do not need to do anything. The Father will be the one to do it for you.

After this did Sennacherib king of Assyria send his servants to Jerusalem, (but he himself laid siege against Lachish, and all his power with him,) unto Hezekiah king of Judah, and unto all Judah that were at Jerusalem, saying,

10 Thus saith Sennacherib king of Assyria, Whereon do ye trust, that ye abide in the siege in Jerusalem?

11 Doth not Hezekiah persuade you to give over yourselves to die by famine and by thirst, saying, The Lord our God shall deliver us out of the hand of the king of Assyria?

12 Hath not the same Hezekiah taken away his high places and his altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall worship before one altar, and burn incense upon it?

13 Know ye not what I and my fathers have done unto all the people of other lands? were the gods of the nations of those lands any ways able to deliver their lands out of mine hand?

14 Who was there among all the gods of those nations that my fathers utterly destroyed, that could deliver his people out of mine hand, that your God should be able to deliver you out of mine hand?

15 Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade you on this manner, neither yet believe him: for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of mine hand, and out of the hand of my fathers: how much less shall your God deliver you out of mine hand?

16 And his servants spake yet more against the Lord God, and against his servant Hezekiah.

17 He wrote also letters to rail on the Lord God of Israel, and to speak against him, saying, As the gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people out of mine hand, so shall not the God of Hezekiah deliver his people out of mine hand.

18 Then they cried with a loud voice in the Jews’ speech unto the people of Jerusalem that were on the wall, to affright them, and to trouble them; that they might take the city.

19 And they spake against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth, which were the work of the hands of man.

20 And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven.

21 And the Lord sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valour, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was come into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels slew him there with the sword.

22 Thus the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all other, and guided them on every side.

2 Chronicles 32:9-22

This is the same in the Kingdom. I do not condemn those who hate me. I do not retaliate against them evil for evil. I just pray to the Father Almighty. And if they need to be judged and they need to be punished, see how the Father executes judgment.

I do not pray for my enemies’ destruction. I just pray to the Father, “Lord enlighten them and give justice to your Son and to the Ministry.”

I am not protecting myself here. I am protecting the people of God. As a shepherd, I protect the ministry. I protect the people of God and I protect the name of our Almighty Father.

Persecution is Part of the Kingdom Ministry

When judgment falls upon the enemies that have maligned me, in my heart, I even pity them.

Since the beginning of this spiritual ministry of the Kingdom, I have been maligned, blasphemed — day in and day out. It was my daily fare all of these years — persecution and bashing for breakfast, for dinner, and for lunch.

It is part of the Kingdom ministry that people envy us, that people malign us.

It is something that is so easy to do especially now with the advent of social media and vlogs. You can create a false account, put me there, and malign me.

On my birthday last April 25, a crazy guy created a false social media account and created a post claiming: “Quiboloy is dead. RIP rest in peace.”

Then Kingdom citizens began asking if it is true that I have already rested in peace.

They have no reason to do that except because of envy or jealousy, and they think that they can do that without consequences.

But the more you do that to me, the more the Father will bless me. The more that He will give me eternal life.

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Matthew 5:10-12

The more that the Almighty Father will give me the authority, the power, and the moral ascendancy over all people that He has entrusted to me, to be the judge of the living.

The Judge of the Living

How do I judge the living? I judge them by the Word of Jesus Christ. I am here to be the standard of salvation and the standard of judgment for humanity.

I know if you are going to hell because you will not like this message. I know if you are not a child of God because you will not love my message — which is the message of Jesus Christ for all the children that would come into the Kingdom and would like to listen to His voice and be saved.

After five years in Tamayong, He told me, “Now I will make you the standard of judgment and salvation for all the world. I have children in all the countries of the world. You do not know them. They do not know you. But when they hear your voice, they will follow it because My sheep know My voice.”

I just went. No one was backing me up. No rich person said, “You go and I’ll answer for your every expense.” No one.

I had nothing in my pocket. I just believed the Almighty Father when He told me, “I will send you into all the world.”

Learn more about this spiritual manna of revelation by watching Pastor Apollo Quiboloy’s full preaching on the Return to the State of Innocence above.