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Understanding The Kingdom

 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,  in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.  Colossians 1:13-14

In God’s Kingdom, there is no sickness, there is no sadness, there is no struggle, there are no poor, there are no hungry, and there is no death.  In God’s Kingdom, there is peace, fulfillment, joy, happiness, and love.

So then, if we have been “transferred” into the kingdom of the Son then why do we still have sickness, sadness, the poor and death in our world?   Jesus told people that he brought the Kingdom. (Luke 20:17-20) In other words, he was the fulfillment of the coming of the Kingdom, but without the conclusion of the coming. The Kingdom is here, but there is more to come later.  This means that Jesus brought the Kingdom where there is no sadness, sickness or hunger but that the final fulfillment of these promises and others are still affected by the world in which we live.

So what does it matter if Jesus brought the Kingdom of God, but everything isn’t yet fixed now? It matters because we can see the Kingdom “happening” around us and be a part it even in the middle of our lives now.

When we sit by the bed of someone who may be dying, if they trust and follow Jesus then they are a part of God’s Kingdom.  They may see the fulfillment of no sickness here or in Heaven.

When we lose that loved one, we then know the promise of the Kingdom will be fulfilled one day when we see them again.  Our sadness is lessened now, and our sadness will be “erased” when we see them because we receive peace from being a part of God’s Kingdom.

When the people of the Kingdom of God are a part of taking the kingdom to the world (Matthew 28:19-20), in other words, we feed the hungry, we help the sick, and most importantly leading others to the Kingdom/Jesus we are exercising our citizenship in The Kingdom of God.  Taking the Kingdom to the world around us brings peace, joy, fulfillment, and love.  We feed those that are hungry, we comfort those who are sick, and we show people the entrance to the Kingdom, who is Jesus.

For a resident of the Kingdom of God, the most overwhelming desire we have is to see the Kingdom!  We are promised the Kingdom right now.  It is here and ready for us to show to the rest of the world.

We will not experience the Kingdom of God living and acting like we are only citizens of the kingdom of the world!  It is only through living as citizens of God’s Kingdom that we will experience it at all!