There are only two kingdoms that exist upon this earth, and they are the kingdom of darkness, which all mankind by nature is born into, and the kingdom of God, which Jesus says belongs to those who are born again.
For all believers, seeking God’s kingdom should be life’s priority. This kingdom is both at hand and also a future hope. Jesus likened the growth of this kingdom to sowing seed in a field. The value of this kingdom is worth even the most extreme sacrifice.
Although this kingdom is as powerful as the Transfiguration, it’s also simple enough for a child to understand and receive. God’s kingdom is a kingdom of love. When a scribe affirmed the great commandments quoted by our Lord, Jesus said that he wasn’t far from the kingdom of God. This loving kingdom not only declares the message of salvation, but also the hope of healing and authority over the work of Satan in the lives of men.
For forty days after His resurrection, Jesus taught the apostles about the kingdom of God. Although life in this kingdom is at times very testing, it is no place for quitters. The nature of this kingdom is primarily spiritual, not physical. It’s not just a ‘good talk’; it’s a Spirit-filled life in the here and now. However, it is also a future kingdom and to enter this aspect of it, we must put off this old tent.
How wonderful it is to be a part of the kingdom of God’s dear Son! We need to be kingdom-minded people, and we need to fill our hearts with its present promises and future hope. The most glorious thing about this kingdom is the King Himself! He is the King of the saints, the King of Israel, “King of Kings and Lord of Lords.”
As we meditate upon our heavenly kingdom, may we praise, worship and adore “the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, (to whom) be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”