What is a Kingdom?
A kingdom without a vision to increase will perish. PLabs
Jesus Christ, our King
A king is a ruler of a nation or territory, by inheritance and rules for life until dethroned by death or a superior kingdom. However, the kingship of our Saviour is unbeatable and everlasting. "And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed." Daniel 7:14
Even to the time of death, King Jesus reigned and died as a king. Read Mark 15:32 'Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.'
Another essential part of the kingdom is that every king has an ultimate assignment to:
So what about you?
Jesus is our King. We are proudly heirs of His Kingdom!
World king vs Divine King
One major difference between the earthly king and the divine king is time and homage. According to the scriptures, Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords, taking homage from all other kings. His kingdom is everlasting and has no end compared to timed reign of world kings.
Every king has a kingdom over a territory. In Genesis 1:28 God gave man territory with authority. Let them have dominion. 'And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.'
Million years after, that divine dominion is still valid in our lives. Read Matthew 18: 18
'Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.'
However, we only exercise that dominion by inviting God into our territory (life) via prayers and believing His Word in the Holy Bible. Anything else is outside the divine box.
Principles of the Kingdom of God
Principles means constitution, qualities, lifestyle of the kingdom. Every kingdom including the Kingdom of God has its own unique principles, which must be duly observed by his citizens. The Kingdom is about the Gospel!
The truth is a full understanding of the principles of the Kingdom of God empowers us to be good ambassadors at all times. As ambassadors of the Kingdom of God, let's be bold to witness and express our love for God at all times. Be encouraged to exercise your authority in God via prayers and His Word. God bless you!
To be continued!