It is a great blessing for us to be here once again, and we thank the Holy Spirit for this wonderful day. Welcome my dear reader, let's learn about the kingdom of love, the Bible says :
"For the kingdom of God is not food and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit." (Rom 14:17)
There is a kingdom which is already here and this kingdom is the kingdom of Love, many people preached and preach about the kingdom of God but they don't realize that it is the kingdom of love. And to understand this kingdom you must know the love of God, and you cannot Preach this message of the kingdom until you walk and do the love of God. For you to do His love you must fall in love with Jesus first. This kingdom isn't about eating or drinking but first of all it is about Righteousness. Many human problems are centered on food, no wonder even the first men (Adam and Eve) fell because of food, and we know that the devil tempted Jesus with food too but not like the first Adam Jesus overcame him. Jesus defeated the devil by the word of God. No wonder Jesus himself warned his disciples about food. "Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, How shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." (Mat 6:31-33)
See that the first thing to be mentioned is food, food slows down even your prayers. People fight because of food, it is the first basic need of mankind . And the devil still uses food to cause the fall of men. But Jesus tells us to seek the Kingdom of Love first because the moment we fall in love with Jesus all that He has will be ours. We all know that you give all you have to the person you love! Once we get into the Kingdom of love we get His righteousness, many Christians don't even know what is righteousness. It is very important because righteousness is the life of God. Life of God is called Zoe in Greek, and if you don't have this life of God it means you have the life of animals (sukke in Greek). Let's us see more about the importance of righteousness ;
"For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil." (Heb 5:13-14)
When you don't know about the word of Righteousness in the spiritual realm they consider you as an infant. An infant need milk because he doesn't know about righteousness and the devil plays with those who doesn't know about righteousness because righteousness is what enables you to get all that you need from the Kingdom of love. Let us see the problem of infants:
"And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with solid food: for until now you were not able to bear it, neither yet now are you able. For you are yet carnal: for while there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men?" (1Cor 3:1-3)
Paul called them carnal because they didn't understand the righteousness of God, we are not called to walk in the flesh because we are spiritual beings. We are instead called to live by faith in His Word. This is the reason why Jesus spoke this to Nicodemus in John 3:
"Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." (John 3:5)
The first thing to do for you to enter the kingdom of love is to get taught the word of righteousness which is called water, and the second step is to receive the Spirit (new Spirit) so no wonder Jesus said you must get born again because to be born again is to receive a new spirit. And once you have received Him, He will teach you all things(concerning His Righteousness):
"But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he shall testify of me:" (John 15:26)
Because of Him you shall be filled with joy all the time because He will be taking you from glory to glory daily as you walk with Him. Have confidence in Him don't be afraid, you are the child of God, you are the chosen race, a royal priesthood! From this time on you must grow, grow in the Word of Righteousness. The danger of not growing up as a Christian is this:
"For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God." (Rom 8:6-8)
The Bible says to be carnally minded is death! Don't walk in flesh from this day onward but walk in the Word of righteousness instead, God expects you to do great things, just keep on walking in His word. We are called to shine forth His Glory to nations, keep on growing in His word, be a doer of the Word. Be blessed dear reader until next week.