KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”.
The Lord said we must seek first the kingdom of God. What is the kingdom of God?
The bible and especially the gospels gives various presentations of the term kingdom of God. The word kingdom is a joining together of two words king and dominion. Kingdom is the dominion of the king.
The following are some of the biblical presentations of the Kingdom of God. Heaven is revealed in the scriptures as the kingdom of God. (John 3:3&5). The kingdom of God is also represented as the power of God in operation. (Matthew 12:28).In Matthew 21:43, the kingdom of God is presented as a blessing that could be lost. The Lord described His transfiguration as a manifestation of the kingdom of God. (Luke 9:27)The kingdom of God is in the heart of every believer. (Luke 17:21)
The body of believers worldwide are under the dominion of God, so it is described as the kingdom of God.
In actual fact everything that has to do with God is ruled by God. Everything God relates with, comes under His (rule) kingdom. Whatever we do to please Him is done to exalt His kingdom. To seek the kingdom of God is to seek to please Him..
He said “seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness”. The kingdom of the Lord is established, and functions in righteousness. Psalm 45:6. “Thy throne O God is for ever and ever. The sceptre of the kingdom is a right sceptre”. This simply means the sceptre of His kingdom is righteousness. (Hebrews 1:8). The sceptre is the staff of authority of every throne. The authority of God’s throne is righteousness.
Any child of God who acts contrary to the standards of God’s kingdom that is righteousness has lost the authority of the kingdom of God and will not have the backing of the kingdom of God.
The kingdom of God is the rule of God which functions in righteousness. I surrender my life to the dominion of God and do all things in righteousness.
Hebrews 1:8 ” But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.”
Matthew 12:28 ” But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you”.