Monday, March 15, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Now at one point the Pharisees asked Jesus when the kingdom of God was coming, so he answered, “… For indeed, the kingdom of God is in your midst.” Luke 17:20,21
Thought of The Day : It won’t be difficult to recognise that God’s kingdom is in our midst when we open our hearts to Him.
LISTEN : Beloved, have you received the kingdom of God? We receive God’s kingdom when we receive Christ as Lord and Saviour. God loves humanity and wants us to spend eternity with Him. When He created plants and fishes, He spoke them into existence (Genesis 1:11-12,20,21); but when He created man, He made him in His image and likeness. The Bible says,
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him;
male and female created he them. And God blessed them,
and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply,
and replenish the earth, and subdue it…”
Isn’t that wonderful! Truly, God loves us and His kingdom is the kingdom of love. God is Love and where He rules love rules; and where love rules selfishness and all manner of evil can’t survive. The Bible tells us that, the kingdom of God is in our midst. Our theme verse says,
“Now at one point the Pharisees asked Jesus when the kingdom
of God was coming, so he answered, “… For indeed,
the kingdom of God is in your midst.”
My dear, is the kingdom of God with you? What is a kingdom? A kingdom is simply a governing impact of a king’s will over a territory or domain. So, God’s kingdom is not just a location where you would live (eat and drink), but it is everywhere we allow God and His Spirit to govern us. Wherever God the Father of our Saviour Jesus Christ is acknowledged and revered as King is the Kingdom of God. My dear, if God’s ideas and words govern your family, your organization, your business, etc., and His rules are obeyed, then, His Kingdom is in your midst. Before God eventually brings His eternal rule or Kingdom to the earth, we should feel the impact of His Kingdom today. God’s Kingdom is in contrast to the kingdoms of men. The kingdom of men is corrupt, but the kingdom of God is a Kingdom of righteousness. The kingdom of men have an end, but the Kingdom of God has no end. When His Kingdom comes the reign of Satan would be over. There will be no more death, sickness and disease, etc. (Revelations 21:1-4). Henceforth, allow the kingdom of God to reign over you. Be wise.
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Allow the word of God to rule your life as long as you live.
2. Lead others to Christ Jesus and stand for Christ always.
3. Determine to glorify God with your life wherever you go, and whatever you do.
4. Gladly represent the Kingdom of God anywhere you go.
Prayer : Heavenly Father, I acknowledged that your kingdom is in our midst. Therefore, help me to live by the rules of your kingdom, amen.
A Word Of Blessing : Today I speak on your life, may the kingdom of God be found in your family, business, organisation, marriage and your life, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection : You’ll not know that the Kingdom of God is within you until you understand the will of God.
Quote : “God is Love and where He rules love rules; and where love rules selfishness and all manner of evil can’t survive.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know the first five books of the Bible is called the Pentateuch?
Today In History : March 15, 44 B.C., Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius.
Stunning Fact : Did you know birds need gravity to swallow?
Bible Quiz : What day of the week did God create man?
God bless you!