Word for Today: Where do you find the kingdom of God?
Ministry Of the Word (MOW): True Spirituality (TS)
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“Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21)
Good morning to everyone, especially my brothers and sisters in the Lord.
When Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God will come, His response was: “the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21). There are deep hidden meanings in the statement. The Bible says our body is the living temple of God, hence we ought to keep it holy. According to the word of God through apostle Paul: “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”(1Corinthians 6:19). He then added: “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s”(1Corinthians 6:20).
You are a carrier of the Holy Spirit. The kingdom of God dwells inside of you.
Believers often travel long distances to find God in Christ. The truth is , if Christ is well formed in your heart (Gal 4:19), then be sure you carry God within you.
We need this God’s consciousness in our daily walk with God in Christ Jesus. Once, we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, then we have some measure of the Holy Spirit dwelling in us depending on our faith at the time. This is why apostle John says: “Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). This is why apostle Paul says: “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27).This why the Psalmist said: “I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High” (Psalm 82:6).
Once, you have received Jesus Christ (the Spirit of God) into your heart and spirit, there is the need for you to grow in grace and knowledge that is in Christ Jesus, to enable Christ to be well formed in you. The plan of God is to manifest all true believers as Jesus Christ on earth, hence apostle Paul revealed: “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God” (Romans 8:19).
God is a Spirit (John 4:24). The Holy Spirit of God will not dwell in a vessel (body) that is impure. What is that ‘habit’ that you secretly hold unto, which you know very well does not glorify God in your life?You may call it any name, but if it does not bring glory to God, please ask God for the grace to drop it NOW. Is it procrastination? Is it laziness? Is it miserliness? Is it sleeping too much? Is it impure thoughts? Is it poverty of ideas? Is it doubt? Is it fear? Is it anger? or feelings of frustration or unforgiveness etc? As a Spirit, God has ears, eyes, feelings, etc. The Holy Spirit cannot withstand imperfection, as revealed in the Word: “Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity” (Habakkuk 1:13).
Beloved, to optimize your work and walk with God in Christ, you need to carry that consciousness that the kingdom God is within you. His is a kingdom of power, boldness, hardwork, righteousness, transparency, honesty, integrity, care, comfort, peace, etc. God loves a humble and contrite heart. This what the word of God says:
” For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones” (Isaiah 57:15).
To grow spiritually requires daily meditation with the word of God (Joshua 1:8) and seeking first the kingdom of God and its righteousness (Matthew 6:33). It also requires total fear of God, and spiritual training in the word of God: “Train yourself to be godly”(1Tim 4:7-8 NIV).
Stay CONNECTED with the Jesus, the grace of God to humanity. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. He is the light of the world. He is the Spirit of God.
Connect, Change and Live(CCL)
Keep your thoughts & mind positive.
Be compassionate with one another.
Be sensitive to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Dear Father, please give us the grace to be conscious of the presence of your Holy Spirit in us in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Thank you Jesus, for dwelling inside me.
Blood of Jesus!
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ.
Bro Ben Bassey & the beloved MOW family.
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