GLORY is the Atmosphere of the Kingdom!
When we pray “Your Kingdom come”, we are asking that His Government, His Influence, His Rule, His Power
and His Glory to fall into our territory -- our lives, our families, our church, our cities, our nation!
When we pray “Your will be done”, we are asking that God would effect His Government in these territories through His Power!
Acts 1:3 After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the Kingdom of God.
Jesus spoke more about The Kingdom Of God,
than He spoke about the Church, 69 times – His last teachings to His disciples before He went back to heaven was about His Kingdom!
Jesus only spoke about the church twice, first was when He would build it, (Mat.16:18) and second
was when there were quarrelling going on (Mat. 18:17)!
Luke 17:21 says: “The Kingdom of God is within you”
Every time Jesus taught about the Kingdom of God, there are five things that could not stand in His
presence: sickness, sin, demons, poverty, and death! They always flee!
Jesus is telling us that we should not be looking for a physical structure where we could find the Kingdom, for it is right inside of us, its address
is your person! If the Kingdom of God is “within us”, then, these five things we mentioned should not be able to stand or to rule in our lives!
From Genesis to Revelation, it has always been, and will always be the ‘will’
of God to bring His Kingdom and demonstrate it here on earth! Many Christians want to go to heaven, but Gods mandate is to bring His Government here to earth, we were misinformed! We have been taught that the purpose of God was to bring
us all to heaven, although that is true, it’s not the whole truth!
The plan of God is for us to rule and to have dominion here on earth, to effect Gods will and purpose, by establishing and demonstrating His Kingdom, and its
power, here and now!
The plan of God is to build His Kingdom through the Church – to establish His Government everywhere through you and through me! But the problem is; many have that Church mentality instead of the Kingdom
mentality; The church mentality is often contained and limited, often just within her own walls; But a Kingdom mentality is an “expansion mentality”, the Kingdom of God must expand!
Sadly, many today know
more about their organization or church structure than the Kingdom structure of God; that’s why there is no Government of God, this always result in chaos and confusion!
If we don’t have a Kingdom mentality, we can never be used by
God in these last days because we are in a poverty, sickness, lack, get rich, and quarrelling mentality! And sad to say, this is the condition of many churches today! The Kingdom of God is not subject to the Church of God, but rather the Church is
subject to the Kingdom of God under the headship not of a Pastor or Bishop, but under the Headship of the King of Kings!
We have come to a period in history when everything is being speeded up by God, but many are unable to catch up with what God
is doing today!
Why is it hard for many to be where God is today?
It is because many have an earthly mindset instead of having a heavenly mindset!
James 4:4 You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world
is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
Col 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
We all need a renewing of our minds!
What is the
difference between the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?
When we say The Kingdom of Heaven, we are talking about the place where God lives, where He rules the universe, where He makes His decrees – nothing happens in heaven and
in earth until heaven declares it! The Kingdom of Heaven is the place of Gods Throne is, it is where Jesus is seated on His Right side, and where the Holy Spirit dwells! It is where all the decisions are made to rule this universe; this is where The Triune
God decided to save you and me from all our sins!
But The Kingdom of God is different – it is His will and His dominion being exercised and fulfilled on earth as it is in heaven! The Kingdom of God is the extension of that Throne on earth,
as it is in heaven!
Wherever or whatever place on earth that the will of God is being exercised and fulfilled, that place is The Kingdom of God! If you want His Presence, His Influence, His Love, His Power, His Wisdom, His Blessings to come into
your home, your family, your children, your business;
If you want heaven on earth…
DO THE WILL OF GOD!