The kingdom is not you in heaven, but heaven in you. The Lord Jesus taught, “…indeed, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21).
A great error in a saint is in thinking the kingdom of God is a future event and not a present reality. Before you enter the kingdom, the kingdom enters you. The kingdom is not somewhere you go, but the way in which you live.
The kingdom of God is not somewhere else, but in you. It is when you submit to the Lord Christ your King that your life becomes His kingdom. Jesus taught, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:20-21).
Kingdom success is not measured by how many you reach, but by your obedience to do what you are told. Even the pagans will answer a call to greatness, but a man of God will answer a call to obscurity. “Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, ‘Arise and go…’ …So he arose and went…” (Acts 8:26-27).
The most powerful saints in the kingdom are those empty enough to be filled of God.
In the kingdom, the only thing you can do by your own natural power is to hinder all that the Lord might do in your life.
When God gives you a calling that makes no sense to the world, it is then you are walking on kingdom principles.
Many in the faith will talk of the power of God, but those living a kingdom life will walk in it. “For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power” (1 Corinthians 4:20).
So long as you care two cents on what man thinks of you, God can’t do very much in your life. The more popular you try to be with man, the further you must become from God.
“Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is not of this world…'” (John 18:36). The more you fit in here, the less you do there. Stop measuring kingdom success by man’s ruler, God uses a different measuring stick.
Obedience will open doors for you, but disobedience will slam them shut. If you want to be something more in the kingdom, you must be more obedient.
An immature faith only wants God to please them in their life, but a kingdom faith wants a life that is pleasing unto God.
If you don’t know your calling, then just serve alongside somebody who does. Doing nothing for the kingdom serves the Devil. “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear” (Hebrews 12:28).
Kingdom versus the world:
Nothing hinders kingdom purposes more than worldly pursuits.
You cannot be in the world and living for the kingdom, they are going in opposite directions.
The secret to gaining a greater role in the kingdom is by taking a lesser role in the world. To become whole, you must be broken. To become filled, you must be poured out. “And He [the Lord Jesus] sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, ‘If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all’” (Mark 9:35).
It is not what we have that defines us, but what we seek. The world believes your possessions tell your story. But in the kingdom, the life you live is the story you tell. Live for things, and die a pauper. Live for Christ, and gain the kingdom.
In the world there is scarcity, everyone trying to take more than the other. In the kingdom there is abundance, each one having more than they need. “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8).
In the world it is all about what we can grab hold of. In the kingdom it is all about what we can let go of.
When the world comes against you, this is often when the kingdom is trying to work through you.
When it makes no sense to the world, this is a good sign that it makes sense in the kingdom.
The success of your ministry is never determined by the applause of man, but by the approval of God. “Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator” (1 Peter 4:19). Kingdom success is always measured by the intentions of God.
If you think you are not successful in what you are doing, consider Christ on the Cross.
Kingdom success is never measured by the world, but by being in His will. Don’t seek the popular life, but the kingdom life.
Blessings to you,
20 thoughts on “The Kingdom Principle”
Beautiful message. Blessings to you!
Thank you so much! Praying His blessings over you!
I long to know everything about the kingdom! I want to be in the will of God!
This is a most blessed desire and one in which the Lord will honor. Keep pressing in, stay in the Word, be in much prayer.
This message is a wonderful encouragement Paul. Jesus said that His kingdom was not of this world and within hours of that statement he suffered total rejection by the very ones He came to save. I love the verses where Jesus talks about those believers in the world that belong to Him and ends up saying that He wants them to be where He is. It would seem that many of the saints who God used mightily suffered hardship and rejection by many.”but always maintained the faith…that God is good and He is sovereign – in control over tha affairs of men – He is allowing souls to choose or reject His offer of love for the kingdom life. Thank you Pull for sharing this today.
Thank you so much for your kind words. And thank you for the wisdom you have shared here. You have an incredible grasp upon the upside down ways of Christ and how He deals with the world. I find that often we can know the way of God by simply going the other way from the world. Thank you again!
Ah my question answered! Wanted to understand more the concept of God’s Kingdom as to the Lord’s Prayer.
Oh, so I actually wanted to include much more on this in regards to the kingdom! It is a powerful truth, that when we pray for His will in heaven to be done on earth, we are praying the kingdom to come here!
Thanks So Much For Leting Me Know About The God’s Kingdom
Thank you! There is so much more, is always so hard for me to get a teaching into a narrow “short enough” blog! Oh, but the Holy Spirit fills in the gaps!
Good afternoon Paul such a full word God continue to bless the work of your hand through the power of the Holy Spirit God’s blessings
Hi Pamela, thank you so much for the blessings! We have such a mighty God that we serve.
Thank you Paul😀
You explained it so clear and simple.
Sometimes it’s made to sound so difficult.
Thank you Jesus for revealing this to me through Paul🙏😀
Thank you so much! It is such a blessing when we can serve God. I pray for your ministry, that God will open the windows of heaven for you!
This is a most beautiful truth that needs shared! Thank you Paul!!
Thank you Loretta, most appreciated!
Simplicity of the gospel of Grace; well said Paul…Thankyou.
I have simply requested prayer leaders across Can/Us to offer up the Lord’s Prayer for 7 every evening via digital reminder, until we have a Nation in prayer.
Thank you Anne! And we need so much prayer in our nation, blessings to you in this endeavor!
I hope you don’t mind if I share this on my page.
It would be a great privilege for me if you did!