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Midweek Message from the Archive

Is Kingdom Living for You?

Have you ever had someone give you advice that sounded right but their life demonstrated they didn’t practice what they preach? Dieting or exercise tips from someone vastly overweight? How about advice on raising children from someone who doesn’t have kids or their’s are out of control? What about suggestions on living God’s victorious life, however, their life is a train wreck?

Will anyone listen to you talk about the good news of following Christ and the new life He offers if you’re still living according to the world’s ways and acting like the devil? That sounds like my mother talking but it’s still true. Let’s spend some time over the next few weeks on this Midweek Message from the Archives to dig deeper into kingdom living. We’ll answer some simple questions, get practical, yet scriptural answers that work, and get a fresh outlook on our life in Christ.

Now… that assumes that you have come face-to-face with God, acknowledged your sin, and received His forgiveness. There is no other way. Jesus said that you must be spiritually reborn to enter the kingdom of God (John 3). But what about this concept of living in the kingdom of God? What’s it’s purpose? Why did Jesus call it a kingdom anyway?

These are some common and yet valid questions to explore. For now let’s say that the kingdom of God is a lifestyle. It is walking with Him every day, knowing in your mind and believing in your heart that you are a child of the King. Since God is a spirit, reigning from a spiritual realm, then our life is lived in a spiritual kingdom that we cannot see. It’s an invisible kingdom but a royal lifestyle, nonetheless. This is a mystery for sure but Jesus said that His children were permitted to understand the mysteries of the kingdom (Matt. 13). What a privilege. We can understand God’s secrets.
You know, we began in a kingdom when God created the world. Even though the word ‘kingdom’ is not used, the concept is there. Ruling, reigning, and taking dominion was God’s command in Gen. 2. He had created a world for us to live in and gave us fellowship with Him and with each other. Great plan and destiny but there would be a detour for a time. The name of that detour is sin but as humanity continued through time, that great plan and destiny was still on God’s mind. He did not go to Plan B, He did not give up on us, He did not scratch the plan. He had already chosen us to be reunited with Him through His Son (Eph. 1:3-8) before sin entered the world. He was prepared. That’s great news, kingdom living is available for you! Are there places in your life where you not experiencing the victory of kingdom living? Drop me a comment on this blog and let’s talk about it. It’s a safe place to share. Be sure you’re a subscriber before you comment. I welcome your discussion.

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