Kingdom of God 1

Kingdom of God

Matthew 4:23 records our Lord Jesus traveling through Galilee, teaching and preaching the good news about the kingdom of God. Much has been written and debated about this kingdom concept, pre- and post-Jesus’ days. Our Lord Himself made over 90 references to the kingdom of God/heaven in the gospels. Obviously, the conclusions regarding the same vary. A rather simple definition offered about the Kingdom of God is this: any realm where Jesus reigns, and where His will is done! In relation to the One who is the very image of the invisible God and the firstborn over all creation, we know that “God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him” (Col. 1:19). God’s kingdom is inclusive, embracing and welcoming (John 3:16,17). These are most wholesomely manifested in the person and work of Jesus Christ, whose three years or so of earthly ministry traversed all social strata and demographics (cf. Rom. 5:8). In teaching that “no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again”, our Lord is reminding all that God’s kingdom has a “inside-out” nature. Its external impact must begin first with an internal renewal of the individual’s mind (Rom. 12:2), resulting in the ripple effect on the family, church, the larger community of the society, and eventually but surely, our world. Extending from the Creator Himself, the kingdom of God empowers its citizens with boldness in the face of death (Heb. 2:15,16), sanctifying them who were once common and deserving of God’s judgment (Zec. 14:20,21) for His redemptive commission as His new creation (2 Cor. 5:17).

As citizens of this Kingdom, we must constantly be reminded of the following:

  1. Jesus the King rules;
  2. We are His subjects over whom He rules;
  3. His laws and ordinances preside over all in this Kingdom; and
  4. All of creation forms the realm and territory of His rule (1 Tim. 6:15,16).

This King has entrusted us His citizens with an earthly commission with a heavenly focus, to preach and teach the good news of His kingdom to all nations. Go we must, and do so faithfully, heart, mind and spirit, until He returns to draw us finally to Himself. Amen!

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12 Responses to Kingdom of God 1

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  3. writinggomer says:

    Welcome to Christian Blessings Pastor Chin. May God bless you in your ministry here and elsewhere. Thank you for sharing with us. :)

  4. granbee says:

    Very helpful first lessong on the Kingdom of God. Yes, so blessedly from the inside out! Our minister here likes to remind us frequently that “It is not about you. It is not about me. It is about The Kingdom.” Amen.

    Let me also join in welcoming you most gratefully and most heartily to Christian Blessings, Pastor Chin (J.C.). My heart joins with yours in your work. Praise Be to God that He has brought you here.

  5. Welcome to ChristianBlessings Pastor Chin.

  6. rickroehm says:

    Pastor Chin,
    Welcome to CB, a blog for Christ…who was, who is in our present Kingdom, and who always will be in the future Kingdom.

    I noticed your zeal for the person of Christ and the truth of His Holy Scriptures. Revelation like that comes from above.

    In regards to the Kingdom that you blogged about please allow me to share with you from my perspective. Our present Kingdom is invisible as Christ is invisible…but He does rule from His Throne in Heaven, now. With peace, joy, and righteousness in the Holy Ghost…He dwells within the hearts of those who are connected with Him in Spirit. Rom. 14:10.

    The future Kingdom will not be invisible but visible, earthly, and physical. Christ will rule in Jerusalem on the Throne of His Father David according to prophecy.

    The two Kingdoms you mentioned are two distinct Kingdoms, both of which Christ offered in His Eartly ministry. Kingdom of God and Kingdom of Heaven. In the four Gospel these two Kingdoms were offered and to be received simultaneously to enter into the Physical Kingdom that Christ came to establish. In order to recieve the Earthly Kingdom (The Kingdom of God) the heart and nature had to be made holy by the spirtual operation from Heaven. Unfortunately the Messiah was rejected and the Physical and visible Kingdom was postponed to a future event that will come (The Kingdom of Heaven).

    Much more on the Kingdom to be elaborated on if the Spirit leads. I have studied, written about, and archived material on this subject for over 24 years. God has enlightened and revealed such truth to you for a reason. Use it for His glory.

    Welcome to the Blog my dear Brother. Looking forward sharing God’s Word and meeting with you again, in the name of Jesus. You have this right hand of fellowship.

    Sincerely,

    • ptl2010 says:

      We praise the Lord for enlightening us through His Word and His servants on such important subjects. Thank you Pastor Rick for your sharing .
      Pastor Chin had indicated that this is his first blog of 5 on the Kingdom of God, so the rest will be posted on the subject in the days ahead.

    • cwfkys11 says:

      Pastor Rick,

      Thank you for that edification. Blessings…..

  7. ptl2010 says:

    Welcome to ChristianBlessings as a Contributor Pastor Chin (J.C). We trust you will be blessed as you bless us with the message of love that the Lord inspires you to share. It is no accident that you are here for He has brought you to us and we know the best is yet to be in our future adventures for Him.
    God bless you and your family as you serve Him in the days ahead in His Kingdom.

    ptl2010

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