Tuesday, October 27, 2015
A Vision of the Kingdom of God
Many people say they believe in Jesus Christ but they do not know what the Kingdom of God is about. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the gospel of the kingdom of God.
We read in Luke 16:16. Jesus said:""The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John; (John the Baptist), since that time the gospel of the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it."
Now why do believers not know what the kingdom of God is about?
We read in John 3:1.
"1Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; 2this man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” 3Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
4Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?” 5Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6“That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7“Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8“The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
Those who are not born again cannot understand the things of the Spirit of God neither can they understand the Kingdom of God. It is only if a person has been born again of water and of the Spirit of God that he has SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION - he can SEE the kingdom of God. He experiences Jesus Christ as his Lord and his Master, his KING and he SERVES Him as KING.
The scribes and the pharisees could also not understand what the kingdom of God is about and therefor they inquired of Jesus.
We read in Luke 17:20,21. "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: (not with visible signs) 21Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you."
If Jesus Christ has become the king of your life, and you are BORN AGAIN of the Spirit of God, then you become part of the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is IN YOU and you serve Jesus Christ as LORD and He REVEALS Himself to you. He reveals His kingdom to you. You receive a VISION of the kingdom of God and He EXPLAINS and REVEALS more and more to you.
That is the only way that you can understand and SEE and ENTER the Kingdom of God. You need to be BORN AGAIN of the Spirit of God through your relationship with Jesus Christ. You need to ACCEPT Him as you Lord and your Master, SUBMIT to Him, TURN AWAY from sin and from your previous senseless existence, going after your own desires and go after Jesus. SIN NO MORE, be baptized in water for the washing off of your sin and He will FILL you with the Holy Spirit, He will BAPTIZE you with the Holy Spirit and with FIRE and you will SEE the kingdom of God. You need a VISION of the Kingdom of God, a vision that must be constantly renewed in your spirit through your relationship with Jesus Christ, being LED by His Spirit that dwells in you. You cannot learn about the kingdom of God from other people or from the Bible. You are TAUGHT about the King and His Kingdom by Jesus Christ Himself through His Spirit that dwells inside of you.
Have you received a VISION of the Kingdom of God? Can you SEE the Kingdom of God? Do you SERVE the King?
May Jesus bless you.