with every action, comment and conversation we hold the power to bring heaven or hell to earth. We have the ability to bring light into darkness, we have the choice to have all the hell we want. what do you choose?
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.Matthew 6:33
As followers of Christ, we are to bring a glimpse of the kingdom for others. God created heaven and earth together (Genesis 1:1) then sin seperated them, but through the blood of Jesus Christ, He sealed them back together. The Church is to be the body in which we bring heaven down to earth, that we fill the earth with Gods kingdom, His glory. We can experience as much of the kingdom as we have faith to embrace the fullness of it.
His kingdom is in the midst of those who believe. A house of God shouldn’t be where people meet, talk or sing about. It is where He dwells, It is a state where people are connected to God in an intimate way.
“for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” Habakkuk 2:14
I believe we shouldn’t be so fixed on making it to heaven, on building churches around the idea of bribing people to be converted. We preach Jesus when people aren’t ready to hear about a man who died for their sins, they want to know how to get our of debt, how to fix their marriage. We are to preach the Kingdom, then teach Jesus to disciples. Matthew 4:17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”
For we are to bring heaven to earth, we are to bring the Kingdom of God here to earth. So we may be living in a way that we will continue to live once His Kingdom physcially comes. As in Matthew 6:10 “may your kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven” we are to be praying, seeking the Kingdom here on earth. Are you doing what you can to bring the glory of God here on earth?
May we pray, may we continually seek that the glory of God would cover the earth as dew covers the grass. May we be consumed by the presence of the Lord, as a plant absorbs dew, may we absorb the grace and blessings of the Lord, may we absorb the power of His Holy Spirit to His fullness. Pray that Gods divine work would be done here on earth, that oppourtunites would be brought through your life for His will to be accomplished. May we seek the Kingdom, may we represent the values of the Kingdom and through that, glorify the King.
I will leave you with a question, do you truly love Jesus? or do you just love what He has promised you? what he has offered you which is heaven?
What if we we’re ment to live as though heaven was on earth? would you be able to say you have already attained heaven? or would you have missed out on all that God has offered?
The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field Matthew 13:44
Jesus is King, how can we represent the King without His Kingdom?