We’ve been studying the of the SAINTS in the earth through the Kingdom of God the Father. We previously established that Righteousness, Peace, Joy and Power are FOUR KEY HALLMARKS of the Authority, Rule or “Kingdom of God”.

I was led to explore other characteristics of the Kingdom of God that are revealed to us in scriptures and thus began my search by typing the keywords, KINGDOM OF GOD into the search bar on http://blueletterbible.com. I categorized the texts and discovered the following truths about the Kingdom of God:

1. The Kingdom of God is characterized by righteousness

  • Jesus taught us to seek first the Kingdom of God AND His righteousness  – Matthew 6: 33.
  • Citizens of the Kingdom of God display the fruits of righteousness – there is no other way to enter – Matthew 21: 33 – 43.
  • Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind – 1 Corinthians 6: 9.
  • Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God – 1 Corinthians 6: 10.
  • Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God – Galatians 5: 21.

2. The Kingdom of God is entered into by repentance then manifested by transformation in the life of the believer

  • John the Baptist began to “preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins”  – Mark 1: 4.
  • John was imprisoned for preaching that message of repentance to Herod
  • Jesus into Galilee and replaced his cousin John, preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God  – Mark 1: 14.
  • Jesus’ sermon was, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel/euaggelion/G2098 (Mark 1: 15).
  • Given the context in which our Lord spoke in the Mark 1: 15 text, we see that He actually said that He is the way into the Kingdom of God.
  • Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God – John 3: 3.
  • Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God – John 3: 5.
  • Jesus said that rich men find it hard to enter into the Kingdom of God because their possessions tend to become their priorities – Matthew 19: 24.
  • And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor/ptōchos/G4434: for yours is the kingdom of God – Luke 6: 20
  • Good deeds do not qualify an individual for entry into the Kingdom of God – Matthew 19: 16 – 23.
  • sinners welcome the opportunity to enter into the Kingdom of God  by the forgiveness of sins. Meantime, the self-righteous do not believe that they are sinners and need to be forgiven in order to enter therein – Matthew 21: 31.
  • But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women – Acts 8: 12.

 

3. Jesus taught us that the Kingdom of God should be the believer’s FIRST priority

  • But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you – Matthew 6: 33, Luke 12: 31.

4.  The Kingdom of God in the earth is revealed to the Saints and propagated by preaching 

  • Jesus said that the mystery of  the Kingdom of God is revealed to the saints and not to the ungodly – Mark 4: 11.
  • the Kingdom of God is sown in a manner that appears to be insignificant, but becomes great, mighty and influential when it increases. We should never stop sowing the Word of the Kingdom – Mark 4: 30 – 32; Luke 13: 18 – 21.
  • The Kingdom of God is propagated by preaching – Luke 9: 60.

5.  The Kingdom of  God is manifested by the Power of God – healing of the sick, casting out of devils

  • And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick” – Luke 9: 2.
  • …heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you…” – Luke 10: 9.
  • After returning from the mission of preaching about the Kingdom of God,  the disciples reported that even devils were subject to them in the Lord’s name – Luke 10: 17.
  • But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you – Luke 11: 20.
Conclusion
Unfortunately, much of the preaching in this era regarding the Kingdom of God focuses mainly or solely on wealth, giving much misrepresentation about the gospel of the Kingdom. The preaching of the Kingdom in many cases is powerless, with deadbeat Teachers, Evangelists, Pastors, Prophets, Apostles and other Ministers who do not demonstrate the mighty power of the Kingdom of God.
Additionally, there has been an infusion of the unrighteous gospel of the Kingdom of Darkness into the Church. As a result of apostasy, compromise and sin, the Church has been unable to teach the pure gospel of Christ and also experiences the inability to demonstrate the Power of God.
I will make one final statement – CHOOSE THIS DAY WHO YOU WILL SERVE!!
Blessings, peace, angelic prosperity and protection.

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