"Kingdom - Take Your Place" Blog

April 8, 2018

 

 

Take your place in the KINGDOM!

 

We were originally created and placed in the Garden of Eden to live in a loving relationship with God, being given royal dominion over creation… (Genesis 1:28) So much was given to us, that is until the fall of man.  Satan became the god of the world by gaining access through the temptation and sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden.  All of the kingdoms of the world became tainted by sin and human’s lustful desires (Matthew 4:8).

 

The only answer to this global catastrophe was a Savior, One who could redeem what was lost and establish a new way, a new Kingdom in the earth...  A Kingdom that could not fail.  We needed some way to get back to God’s original intention of intimate relationship with the ones He loved.  Sin had brought separation long enough.  In order to accomplish something so monumental in the earth, a worthy price had to be paid.  There had to be a divine exchange as a settlement.  The cost of heaven’s establishment of this Kingdom on the earth was Jesus.  “God so loved the world that He sent his Son, to die for us so that whoever believed in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).   Jesus is the one who reconciled us back to God.  Jesus is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:9) of this Kingdom.  Through Him we are given an eternal abundant life from the perspective of Heaven.  Jesus was the purest and most valuable sacrifice of payment that could have ever been paid.  “Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God” (2Corinthians 4:4).  Faith in Jesus Christ opens our eyes.  Through Christ we have the ability to live from the reality of the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth now.  The first Adam failed, but Heaven sent another Adam, Jesus, to make things right.   “The Scriptures tell us, "The first man, Adam, became a living person." But the last Adam--that is, Christ--is a life-giving Spirit” (1 Corinthians 15:45).  Jesus provided a second chance for all of the inhabitants of the earth. 

 

Through believing in Jesus and making Him the King and Lord of our lives, we are freed from the sins, hurts and sicknesses of our past in the world.  We are free from the customs and ways of other kingdoms and realities in the world.  No longer does anything negative have control over us.  Jesus is the King of all kings and the Lord of all lords and He reigns and rules in the Kingdom of God.  His name is superior to everything else that exists in the earth.  So, when we chose to make Him our King, we are welcomed into His Kingdom and His Kingdom is welcomed into us.  “Nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the Kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21).  Through the life of Christ, we have perfect examples of how the Kingdom of Heaven operates and we discover the truth of how we, the citizens of this Kingdom, are to live.  We now receive the benefits of being citizens of the Kingdom of God.  We are no longer of the world.  Jesus said, “My Kingdom is not of the World” (John 18:36).  “For the kingdom of God is… righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17) 

 

Not only are we part of the Kingdom of God, but we have become part of the family of God.  Through the Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit, we are adopted into Gods family.  “So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God's Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, ‘Abba, Father’” (Romans 8:15).  His spiritual DNA becomes one with ours.  Just as Jesus and God the Father are one, we are now one with them (John 15:21).  Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them” (John 14:23).  We literally become the highest ranking royalty in the earth because we are seated in heavenly places with Christ (Ephesians 2:6).  Our position becomes Kings/Queens and Priests/Priestesses.  We have been given the authority of Christ and have been commissioned to advance His Kingdom throughout the earth (Mark 16:15-20).

 

Rise up Brave Daughter and take your place in the Kingdom of God.  No longer do you have to live below what has been given to you in your inheritance as a daughter of God!  “For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power” (1 Corinthians 4:20).  You MUST seek to understand everything that you rightfully own in the Kingdom and live in the health, wealth, authority, power and abundance that Jesus died for you to possess.  I challenge you to explore the Kingdom through the Word of God for yourself.  The Kingdom of God should be realer to us than anything else.

 

Kingdom Challenge:

 

Ask for the truth of the Kingdom to be revealed.  “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.” (Matthew 13:11) 

 

In Matthew 6:33 we are told to “Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.”  Everything that we need in life can be found in our pursuit of the Kingdom of God and His righteousness that Jesus came to establish on the earth. 

 

Change your thinking to be Kingdom focused.  “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2

 

And when you find and experience truths from the Kingdom… “Go and announce to them that the Kingdom of Heaven is near.  Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received!” (Mathew 10:7-8) 

 

“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.  You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father.  Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!” (John 14:12-14)

 

So many are searching for a new way of life and freedom from the horrors of this world…  You have the answer.  Share the Good News and welcome them into the Kingdom of Heaven. 

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