The Kingdom of God Has Come
Christ has come; therefore, the kingdom of God has come to man.
takes the supreme power of God to overcome the strong, but not omnipotent power
Jesus came and drove out demons by the power of God, the kingdom of God has
come. The King in the kingdom is Jesus Christ the Messiah.
said, “But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God
has come upon you” (Matt. 12:28).
rendered perfect obedience to God the Father. It was because Jesus rendered
perfect obedience to the Father that He received unique power. No other person
could be trusted with such absolute power.
Christ the King of Kings came to this earth, and in His coming the kingdom of
God came. The full consummation of the kingdom will come in the future when
Jesus returns to this earth.
is the kingdom of God? It is the sovereign rule of God in which His perfect
will is done on earth as it is presently done in heaven.
citizen of the kingdom of God must accept and obey the laws of God. Since the
kingdom of God means the sovereign rule of God no individual can be within the
kingdom unless he or she submits himself to the lordship of God in perfect
obedience to His will.
said membership in the kingdom involves personal acceptance by each individual
of the will of God. It is a personal issue between the individual and God. To
enter the kingdom means to personally accept the will of God. Any person who
accepts the will of God is within the kingdom.
enter into the kingdom by means of a spiritual birth. Jesus said, “Truly, truly,
I say to you, unless one in born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John
Furthermore, the kingdom of God is embodied in Jesus Christ. Only Jesus
perfectly and completely fulfilled the will of God. He lived His life in
perfect submission and obedience to the will of His Father. His whole life can
be summarized with the words, “Thy will be done” (Matt. 26:36-46; Mark 14:32-42;
Luke 22:39-46; John 4:34).
person and work of Jesus Christ, we see the perfect embodiment and perfect
demonstration of the meaning of the kingdom of God. In and with Jesus the
kingdom came. Jesus began, continued, and ended His earthly life in complete
obedience to the will of God!
Moreover, Jesus enables others to enter into the kingdom of God. Jesus removed
the wall of opposition between God and man. He died to remove the penalty of
sin, and by His Spirit He gives us the strength to overcome the present power of
sin. When Jesus Christ returns, He will deliver us perfectly from the presence
of sin. He gives us the ability to obey the will of God.
you entered the kingdom of God? (Luke 12:31) Jesus admonishes us to “Seek first
the kingdom of God and His righteousness” (Matt. 6:33). This should be the
object of our desire every day of our lives. “Not my will; Thy will be done.”
you doing the will of God? Are you in His kingdom? You cannot have one without
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
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