When you have a Kingdom mindset, you view the Word, God’s Constitution, from a different perspective. When you have a religious perspective of God’s Constitution—the Bible—your thoughts will be based on religious teachings. Religious teaching becomes so deeply ingrained that God’s Kingdom can only be seen as religious and not the government of Heaven.
A Kingdom citizen knows that he is filled with and led by Our Governor of the Kingdom—the Holy Spirit. A Kingdom citizen uses words such as God’s Constitution, government, governor, citizenship and Father. It reinforces the understanding that the Lord Jesus came with the “government on His shoulders” to reintroduce God’s Kingdom here on earth. He gave us access to that Kingdom. Ambassador Paul made it very clear that our citizenship is of a heavenly nature. Dear brothers and sisters, pattern your lives after mine, and learn from those who follow our example. For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ. They are headed for destruction. Their god is their appetite, they brag about shameful things, and they think only about this life here on earth. But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior. Philippians 3:17-20 NLT
When you are of a Kingdom mindset, you think of one leader and King, not a bunch of leaders here on the earth. We follow one leader and His Word is law. Keep this scripture in mind that King Jesus spoke while here on earth: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” Matthew 28:18
Remember, as a citizen of His Kingdom, as long as you continue to use religious terms, you will always view yourself as a religious person and not as a part of the Kingdom government. That will hinder you from living an abundant life in God’s Kingdom while here on this earth. Christians of a religious mindset that you interact with should not influence you, but you should influence them. Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15. . . Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God. Mark 7:7 NLT
Keep in mind, if you call a lion a kitty cat and then kneel down to pet it, you will have a rude awakening. It doesn’t matter how you see the lion, or what you call him, the lion is still a lion and will act out his nature. Knowing who you are keeps you in a Kingdom mindset. I have known Christians who hang their heads in false humility, saying, “I’m just a sinner, saved by grace.” Then that is all they will ever be because that is how they see themselves. But as a citizen of the Kingdom, I am a joint heir with the Lord Jesus, a child of the King! And by faith, I can live an abundant life in the Kingdom of God. All my needs are met and my King protects me and heals me of all my sickness. It is how the Lord God created me to be. I have the authority He has given me and you can say the same thing. Glory! Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. John 14:12-14 This is a Kingdom mindset!
When you have a Kingdom mindset, you will have the same thought pattern as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. King Jesus made it very clear when He made this statement in His prayer for all believers. I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. John 17:20-23
This is the Kingdom mindset, led by the Holy Spirit. These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:13-16
Religion and religious people are so divided and confused. Denominations divide over manmade laws. Kingdom citizens embrace God’s Constitution as God’s law---His testaments to His people. They allow themselves to be led and guided by our Governor—the Holy Spirit. Remember, think government, not religion.
The Lord Jesus didn’t come to start another religion; He came to bring God’s Kingdom to earth!
Remember, your greatest asset in the Kingdom is your faith in the Word of the living God.
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