Our Spiritual Kingdom
“And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen” (2 Timothy 4:18).
If you’re born again you belong in a spiritual kingdom; the Kingdom of God’s dear Son:“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us intothe kingdom of his dear Son” (Colossians 1:13). You became a part of this spiritual Kingdom the moment you gave your heart to Christ.
The spiritual controls the physical. So as a Christian you can’t afford to live by the principles of this physical world. You can’t achieve meaningful success with the principles of this world, for success is spiritual. True success has nothing to do with your education, family name, or what nation you hail from. True and lasting success is spiritual and it’s based on spiritual principles. This is the reason it’s important for you to be trained in the life of the spirit so you can live and control things from that realm. When you learn to function from the realm of the spirit, nothing in this physical world will be able to stop you because the kingdom to which you belong is greater than this world.
Some people go through unnecessary troubles in their lives because they’re ignorant of this important principle. If you need a job for example, the first thing to do isn’t to distribute your resume around, in the hope that you’ll be called up for a job interview. You have to ensure you receive that job first in the realm of the spirit. That way, nothing in this physical world will be able to stop it.
In our spiritual Kingdom, we see the unseen. We see the blessings on the inside first, and then take a hold of them with our spirits. We take our eyes away from all the limitations of this physical realm and focus only on the infallible Word of God. Hebrews 11:3 says“It is by faith that we understand that the universe was created by God’s word, so that what can be seen was made out of what cannot be seen”(GNB).
If you’re born again, it means you’re born from the realm of the Spirit; you are born of God and of His Word. You belong in God’s spiritual Kingdom, so learn to function by the spiritual principles of the Kingdom to which you belong.
I am from above; I hail from Zion, the heavenly Kingdom that’s greater than this world. I refuse to be limited by the circumstances around me; rather, I see possibilities, victory and success only, as I keep my gaze on the Word of God.
Hebrews 12:22; 2 Corinthians 4:1
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: Act 21:17-36; Job 29-31
2 Year Bible reading plan: Luke 8:26-39; Joshua 8