What is the kingdom of heaven?
A kingdom is a country or territory over which a king reigns.
The kingdom of heaven is a supernatural realm where Jesus reigns over the lives of people who enthrone him as king.
Jesus brought the kingdom here on earth. As we repent of our sins, accept him as Lord and savior of our lives and obey his teachings we will become a part of His kingdom and be kingdom citizens.
No one becomes a kingdom citizen based on their accomplishments. Instead, Jesus looks at the heart’s response to His grace.
As kingdom citizens, we have the bible as our constitution which guide us and teach us the ways, promises and laws of God.
Psalm 1:2-3 shows us the benefits of knowing and keeping the laws “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditates day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
The Kingdom of heaven functions on keys which are knowledge, principles, laws and systems which can be found in the bible. These keys give us access, power and authority here on earth and in heaven.
As kingdom citizens, we also have Holy Spirit in us to help us. ” Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. ” John 16:13
Here are 10 bible verses about the kingdom of heaven.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33 (ESV)
And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.” Mark 4:30-32 (ESV)
Nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:10 (ESV)
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 (ESV)
Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe. Hebrews 12:28 (ESV)
Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” Mark 10:15 (ESV)
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Romans 14:17-19 (ESV)
For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Ephesians 5:5 (ESV)
Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:9-10 (ESV)
And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14 (ESV)
The kingdom concept is the main subject throughout the gospels. Where ever Jesus went he preached the good news of the kingdom of heaven. As citizens of the kingdom of heaven, we must be motivated to build the kingdom by proclaiming the kingdom message as Jesus and the apostle did.
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