When the Kingdom of God shows up and manifests here on earth, amazing things happen! SUPERNATURAL things happen!
Look at what the Bible gives as a description of the Kingdom of God:
20 Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:20-21
Jesus is telling us that the Kingdom does not come with observation, it comes from within. We literally have a portion of the Kingdom IN us.
Look at this scripture:
Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth
as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10
When we pray, “Lord, let Your Kingdom come and let Your will be done in earth as it is in Heaven,” what happens in the natural?
I believe Romans describes it best:
17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink;
but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
When the Kingdom comes, righteousness, peace and joy begin to manifest.
When the Kingdom comes in your life, you begin to realize and feel that you BELONG to this Kingdom. There is a familiarity that comes with it. Something happens in your heart that cannot be explained in a natural way. It is supernatural!
As a matter of fact, if you have NOT been in the presence of the Lord for a while, there is an absence in your heart that says, “I have to get around my Dad! My Father! I need to hang out with Jesus! I need the Holy Spirit!” You begin to notice the absence of His presence!
When the Kingdom comes, righteousness begins to manifest because it is God coming and saying, “You are a part of the family! You are a part of the Kingdom!”
I do not know about you, but when His presence comes, when His anointing begins to manifest, there is this incredible peace that literally goes beyond human understanding. It comes and rests on you in a powerful way. That is, of course, if you will receive it. There is always a choice on your part on whether or not you receive His peace.
Joy can be confusing. You can have joy and not be happy. You can also be happy and not have joy. People who are drunk prove that all the time. They may be happy in the moment, but they do not have any joy. Through alcohol, they try to kill every feeling they have so they can have a little happiness.
When the Kingdom comes it goes far beyond anything to do with worldly happiness. It comes with JOY! The Bible describes the joy of the Kingdom as joy unspeakable and FULL of glory!
Rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. 1 Peter 1:8
That joy is for you! It is for every one of us!
Make this YOUR prayer: Lord, let Your Kingdom come and let Your will be done in my life in earth as it is in Heaven! Thank You Lord for Your Kingdom! Thank You for righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost!
Do not just pray that once, KEEP praying it! Get ready my friend, and do not be surprised when Heaven begins manifesting in your life! Life is about to get very exciting for you!
~ Pastor Doug Bird
Senior Pastor, Abundant Life Church