What or Whom Do You Fear—Part 3
Romans 14:17 says, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. We hear a lot about the Kingdom of God, but does anyone really know what it is and where it is? Let’s find out. #nofear #amwriting #faithnotfear @donnalhsmith TWEETABLE
I’ve talked about the Lord’s Prayer where it says, in the King James, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.”
This is nothing to be afraid of.
We pray this, some of us pray it every Sunday in a church service, but do we know what it means? I think we’re just at the beginning of a wonderful time of revelation, where we will know, without a doubt, what the Kingdom of God is, where we can find it, and how we can enter it.
First, let’s look at what Jesus said. In Matthew 28, at the end of the chapter, we have what is called “The Great Commission.” Jesus said, “Go into all the world…”
In Mark 16:15, Jesus says something similar. TPT puts it like this: “As you go into all the world, preach openly the wonderful news of the gospel to the entire human race!”
The word “gospel” just means, “good news.” The Greek word is euaggelion. It means good tidings. In detail, Strong’s concordance says, “the glad tidings of the kingdom of God soon to be set up, and subsequently also of Jesus the Messiah, the founder of this kingdom. After the death of Christ, the term comprises also the preaching of Jesus Christ as having suffered death on the cross to procure eternal salvation for the men in the kingdom of God, but as restored to life and exalted to the right hand of God in heaven, thence to return in majesty to consummate the kingdom of God.”
Huh? What does all that mean? The first basic truth of the Kingdom is that Jesus came, died on a cross, was resurrected, and is coming back.
But there’s so much more to it. “On earth as it is in heaven.” That phrase implies we should be bringing what’s in heaven to earth, doesn’t it?
How do we do that? By living in the Kingdom. Salvation, belief in Christ, is the first step. The Kingdom of God was prophesied hundreds of years before Jesus came. And to Isaiah were revealed the messages of the Kingdom and the Messiah.
We can pray for others right where we are. And the lovely thing about prayer: there is no distance in prayer. We can pray for someone or a situation many miles away, and God hears. And we make a difference.
But there’s even more. We’ll look at this next week. And let’s not be afraid of walking in the Kingdom—or of encroaching evil.
How do we bring the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth? How can we prepare ourselves to enter the Kingdom and then live in the Kingdom? #nofear #amwriting #faithnotfear @donnalhsmith TWEETABLE Leave a comment and let me know.