If you weren’t raised in a kingdom or taught concerning life in a kingdom, you wouldn’t have any idea of what it is or the concept of what life is like in a kingdom. I thank my Lord and King for having been taught it while I was in school and thereby having a point of reference as I learned about God’s Kingdom!
Keep in mind that the Kingdom was the Lord God’s idea, not mine or anyone else’s. The Lord God has given some the revelation and understanding to write and teach about God’s Kingdom. Once you see it, you cannot unsee it! My wife Arlene and I are a team and she is a great asset in our assignment and purpose in writing about the Kingdom message with simplicity that a child could understand it. She has great wisdom and revelation in this area and sometimes it is hard to see where I end and she begins! We will follow the Holy Spirit’s leading to the letter and the best of our ability.
So then, what is a kingdom? In essence, a kingdom is the sovereign government and governing influence of a king over his territory. The king impacts his territory and citizens with his purpose, his will, his nature, his laws, values, morals and his culture. His citizens reflect his lifestyle. A kingdom is a country or nation ruled by a king whose culture and society reflect the king’s personal nature. Now, can you see how an earthly kingdom culture can show us how the Lord God’s Kingdom culture operates? When we study the Lord God’s Constitution and embrace His Word, we will be more like Him every day. He sends us His Kingdom Governor—the Holy Spirit—to help govern His Kingdom in us. If you love Me, obey My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it isn’t looking for Him and doesn’t recognize Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you now and later will be in you. John 14:15-17 NLT
Then what is the culture of the Kingdom of God? His Constitution is the blueprint for all we need to know about the Kingdom culture. The culture of His Kingdom is the character of the Lord God. His character, laws, and principles are all within the pages of His testaments written to His people. The Lord God’s Constitution isn’t about a religion, society or a community. And His citizens don’t get to pick and choose what parts they want to live by. His Word is law and anything outside of that is lawlessness and contrary to His Kingdom. His Constitution is about a King and His government. Keep in mind, even a casual review of Jesus’ message while on this earth revealed His priority. From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”… And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the Kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. Matthew 4:17 & 23
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 5:3
In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your Kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven… But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:9-10, 33
Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the Kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. Matthew 9:35
And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. Matthew 10:7-8 Yes! This is the culture of the Kingdom!
But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you. Matthew 12:28
And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but to them it has not been given. Matthew 13:11
Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. Matthew 13:13
Therefore hear the parable of the sower: When anyone hears the word of the Kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. Matthew 13:18-19
Another parable He spoke to them: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.” All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable He did not speak to them, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: “I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things kept secret from the foundation of the world.” Matthew 13:33-35
And this gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14
These scriptures from the Lord God’s Constitution are just a few examples of the message of Jesus concerning His Kingdom. One of the main reasons for the Lord Jesus coming to earth was to restore the Kingdom colony of Heaven on this earth, which was the Lord God’s original purpose and plan for mankind. The fall of man resulted in the loss of the Kingdom government of Heaven here on earth. It took the Lord Jesus to restore us to our rightful place. And again, Isaiah says: “There shall be a root of Jesse; And He who shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, in Him the Gentiles shall hope.” Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Now I myself am confident concerning you, my brethren, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another. Nevertheless, brethren, I have written more boldly to you on some points, as reminding you, because of the grace given to me by God, that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Therefore I have reason to glory in Christ Jesus in the things which pertain to God. Romans 15:12-17
Here is the key…the Kingdom and culture of Heaven can only be appropriated by His citizens through the Kingdom currency of our faith in Him. We do not need a hammer and nails to build God’s Kingdom here on earth. His Kingdom is to rule and reign within us. Then everywhere we go, the Kingdom is there. Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The Kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the Kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:20-21
Remember your greatest asset is your faith in the Kingdom.
All scriptures are NKJV unless noted
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