Well my time with the Father this morning was interesting. I wanted to study more on the Kingdom of God.
What is it? Where is it? How does it affect me? How do I live by the Kingdom? What are the laws to the Kingdom? Where do I find this Kingdom?
I just began this study so I don’t have a whole lot.
But one of the scriptures that the Lord has placed on my heart this week to really study is Matt 6:33, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.”
That verse does not say seek God first…. It says seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. I have known this scripture for a long time and quote it often… But I have always thought or applied it in my like as I was to seek God’s council in everything I do.
But I for the first time in my life this week see that is not what this scripture is telling me to do. It is Telling me to seek ye first the Kingdom of God……
So what is the Kingdom of God?
Luke 17:20-21 tells us that the Kingdom of God is within us.
20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
So here we see that Jesus told the Pharisees that the Kingdom of God is within you. (us).
While pondering on this scripture which I don’t have all the answers yet but it makes me wonder if the Kingdom of God is within us all?
I understand that the Tree of Life version says it this way, “20 Now when Yeshua was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with signs to be seen. 21 Nor will they say, ‘Look, here!’ or ‘There!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst.'”
So here we see that the Kingdom of God is in their midst. Jesus brought the Kingdom of God to the earth, with the Holy Spirit. Jesus spoke that the kingdom was in their midst.
I fully believe that Jesus is the key to the kingdom. He is the door way and has the key now for all of us to enter that kingdom.
I am by far not done with this study. I have just scratched the surface and it was not even scratched deeply. I am excited to seek first the Kingdom of God. I am excited to find what this Kingdom is all about.
God Bless and more on the Kingdom of God to come.