Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations. Psalm 145:13.
Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people. Matthew 4:23.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
I am well pleased to give you the KINGDOM. Luke 12:32. Jesus came preaching the gospel of the Kingdom. Matthew 4:23; Luke 8:1. And Jesus told many parables explaining what the Kingdom is like. Matthew 13:24, 31, 33; Matthew 22:2; Mark 4:26. Jesus preached that the Kingdom of Heaven was at hand and He sent His disciples to preach the same. Matthew10:7. And the gospel of the Kingdom is so important that that the end won’t come until it is preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations. Matthew 24:14.
Isaiah foretold the Gospel of the Kingdom. He wrote: “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will be on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace (shalom), on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.” Isaiah 9:6-7.
The Gospel, the good news, of the Kingdom. Do you know what the Kingdom is? Jesus told you it is within you. He told you to seek first the Kingdom and My righteousness, and all you need will be added to you without toilsome labor. Matthew 6:33. Jesus even told the poor they were blessed now that He had come for theirs was the Kingdom of Heaven. He brought the Kingdom. This is good news.
You may think you know what the Kingdom is, but if you think you know, you probably do not. People think of My Kingdom as far from the earth, as a place inaccessible to them now—a farawya place where they only can go if they die in My favor. But while it is true My great Kingdom is in the third Heaven, it is not limited to only a certain place. My Kingdom is vast and peaceful. My Kingdom is established in righteousness and justice. My Kingdom is where I have dominion. It is a government. It is a system. And you can access it now. It has delighted Me to give it to you who have taken My Son as your Lord.
Jesus explained the Kingdom this way: Once you have been reconciled to Me in Jesus, you are in the world, but you are not of the world. You are citizen of Heaven. You are in a new system with different rules, laws and culture than that of the world system. And to function by its rules you must not be conformed to this world but must renew your mind to the thoughts and ways of Heaven, which are My thoughts and ways. You must set your mind above where you are seated in Christ at My right hand and not below in the dirt of the earth where the devil crawls.
There are only two systems in operation on the earth now: the world system, which is a survivalist system where you are working for things in toilsome labor to survive each day, a slave to money and things which elude your grasp, and the Kingdom system, which is a dominion system where things are working for you as you rest in divine provision and all you need plus an abundance for good work is poured into your life. The world system is one of lack that concentrates on self alone, the Kingdom system is one of more than you can contain alone—it must be shared with others.
You cannot serve both systems. You choose which system you operate in. My Son explained this to you: “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. I am speaking of lordship here which determines what jurisdiction you are under. Mammon is the love of money, the worship of wealth, so that you seek only that and it becomes your “god.” You may not think you “love” money but if that is primarily what you focus on in determining what you do every day, then you do. If you are money driven in your life, and acquiring money is your goal and what you base your security on, they you love money and have made it your “god,” as you see slaving for and acquiring it yourself as the only way to meet your needs The devil makes you a slave to money. You believe that without it, you cannot survive. You see money as your source for all you have. This is a worried and anxious life.
So Jesus continued to talk about the world and the Kingdom system in the “Sermon on the Mount,” as it is called. “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a cubit to your stature? And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:24-34.
Worry and anxiety are of the world system, where it all depends on your performance and strength. Confidence and peace are of the Kingdom system, where it all depends on My grace and My strength given you in Jesus. It is based on Jesus’ performance and what I have freely given you in Him. It is based upon you being a partaker of My nature and drawing all you need to accomplish extraordinary works from being rooted and grounded in Christ, like a tree growing in fertile soil with its roots tapping into a living well of underground water. Drought and the worldly circumstances do not affect that tree’s production.
But you cannot operate in two systems (two masters) you have to choose to operate by the rules and principles of one kingdom to benefit from that kingdom. There are only two kingdoms you have to choose from, you are either in the world system or the Kingdom system, there is no in-between, neutral ground. You cannot straddle the fence, so to speak, and operate in both. Elijah told the people that on Mt. Carmel.
To enjoy the benefits of My Kingdom, that is, My many magnificent promises you find in My Word, you must operate by Kingdom principles, rules and laws. And you find those in My Word. You renew your mind to see that healing, provision, prosperity, peace, blessing, and abundance are yours in My Kingdom. And you see that to receive you must give, to reap a harvest you must plant seeds, to find yourself you must first seek to serve other’s interests, and to promote you must seek to be the servant of all. That is, you are always seeking to build up and encourage others to be who I made them to be—more than conquerors. You edify and don’t tear down. You speak the truth in love with compassion and not with harsh judgment and sarcasm. You look for solutions rather than problems and if a mountain is in the way that is contrary to My Word, you rebuke and move it. You fight the good fight of faith, which is standing on and trusting My Word to work in your life no matter what comes against you, to enter My rest. Exercise your faith every day in little things and you will find that the greater things become less and less great in your eyes and you have no anxiety about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving you let your requests be made known to Me, and My peace, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7. Set your minds above, not below.
Stop thinking it all depends on you. It all depends on Me and your faith in connecting with and resting in Me to know the best strategies and the way in which you should go. Stop operating in bitterness, regret, fear, depression, anger and doubt, that is the world system, and begin to step into the Highway of Holiness where no demon can dwell.
I love you. Learn My Ways. Jesus teaches you. Keep your eyes on Him. Watch what He did in the Gospels and you will learn Kingdom ways.