1Th 2:12 “That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto His kingdom and glory”.
Hallelujah! It is a kingdom we have come to in Christ! For many of us this reality has not yet been fully unveiled before our eyes. Truth declares that when a man becomes born again, he is translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light.
Col 1:13 “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son”.
Scripture says that such a man comes to be found in the reality of the kingdom of God. Hallelujah!
What does it mean to say the kingdom? Who is king? Unto whose Lordship have we come to? Who is it that reigns? What should be our response to this reality?
Scripture teaches us in the beginning what man lost in Adam. It was authority to dominate. It was a kingdom. Look at Genesis1:28 and Genesis 9:1
In Christ we find ourselves restored…. yea much more! In Christ we find ourselves in the kingdom and authority of Papa God!. This is the gospel of the kingdom. This is what is available to all men who dare to believe and confess the Lordship of Christ.
To say we are in the kingdom means that we have entered into the sovereign authority of God as it is revealed in Christ. We have become citizens. We have become sons of God. As so we have legal rights to all that God has and possesses. This is what we have been called to; His Kingdom and Glory!
Jesus has made us kings and priests unto God. Rev 1:6; 5:10 Hallelujah
In Christ we stand as heirs of the kingdom of heaven. We stand as joint rulers with Christ. This is our inheritance in the family of God. We are members of the household of God. Eph 2:19 Luke 12:32 Rom 8:16 Rom 8:17.Hallelujah!
This is what David prophesied about when He said it is the Lord God the portion of our inheritance. This is what the old covenant portrayed in shadows as the land of Canaan. Beloved, it is to the kingdom of God we have come to in Christ!
Jesus Christ rules! In all sovereignty, His Word of power governs all things in the kingdom of Light of which we now belong. As many of us that are found in Him have come to the Lordship of Jesus Christ; His Name carries all authority, and we have been given the right to use that name.
What does this mean?
It means that we are in the position to rule and dominate affairs.
It means we have the power to effect the mind and counsel of God.
It means that we are the Church, the Body of Christ; the avenue through which God expresses Himself and His agenda!
We are citizens of the Heavenly Kingdom! We are set to function with the entire backing of Heaven!
Our response to this truth would tell how far it will influence us. Jesus said for us to seek the kingdom of God and its righteousness and all other things will be added to it. Why must we pay heed to the Words of Jesus? What should be my life priorities in the light of my position as member of the kingdom of God?
These are questions that we must all answer! Things we must all come to be fully persuaded about.
To seek the kingdom as it is today means to give yourself to Gods agenda in the Church of Christ. God has an agenda for all men and this counsel is found and realized in the Church.
God has an agenda for the whole world – the thoughts of His heart towards the world of broken humanity; this is found in His kingdom, the Church! Matthew 16: 17- 19
Hallelujah! The Child of God was designed a member of the Church. 1 Corin 12:13
He was designed to function in the authority of Jesus’ name to effect the will of God right here on earth. Matthew 21:22. He was designed to impart earth with Heaven! Beloved, this is our mandate in Christ! This is the kingdom of power we have come to.
It is for us to embrace this Truth and learn to function in the light of our new position in Christ! We must learn to fully leave the darkness in the shadow of the old man. 2 Corin 5:16a
This dispensation of Grace – the Church age – as it is today is simply a foretaste of the fullness to come that is ours. Scripture calls us the “ecclesia “. This means the called out ones, a governing assembly…….and then Isaiah speaks of the government that shall be upon our shoulders…..and we are His body! Boy!
We have found ourselves as God’s governing body in this dimension. This means no more fears! It means no more doing obeisance to the circumstances of life. It means we are in the position to bring all things in subjection to our will. This is our dominion mandate.
Scripture teaches us that we have been made to sit together with Christ on the right hand of God in the highest heavens. Beloved, it is the Throne you occupy in Christ………thrones of authority that command the obeisance of all things!
That is why scripture looks at you and calls you the overcomer in Christ. “Papa” God looks at you and declares that as for you there is absolutely nothing that can or will prevail against you. He says you are too much! Hallelujah! This is glorious.
I am a citizen of the kingdom of God.
I belong and function in His authority.
I am ordained to impart my world with the desires of my Lord.
I am a world changer!
Boy! I am effective at this responsibility!
Child of God, in Christ you have all ability to be what God says you are. This is what it means to be founded in His all sufficient grace! Romans 5:1,2 ; 2 Corinthians 9:8
You are founded and resourced by wells that never run dry. You cannot say and be true that you are weak. You can not say and be true that you lack wisdom or direction or counsel or motivation. No! No more!
Thank You Lord Jesus.
As citizens of the kingdom of light, let us tap into the limitless resources of Our Father and Lord; and as we do so, I know this world can not simply contain us.
You are set to display the fullness of the power and ability of God! What more could suffice as a greater calling?
Thank you Father for this calling into your kingdom and glory!
I awaken fully to these realities; I choose to yield myself as your instrument of righteousness……as your workmanship.
I respond to and function in the Lordship of Jesus Christ as I have come to be found.
As for me, I choose to seek the kingdom of my Lord; I choose to pursue the desires and agenda of my King.
I live a life that is full of the Heavenly and I make impact on this dimension.