Kingdom Dynamics (Leaning How to Live in the Kingdom)
Some of you may be wondering about what I am referring to when I say “Kingdom Dynamics.”
Below is a Definition of dynamic:
Dynamic – adverb:
marked by usually continuous and productive activity or change, energetic, forceful, a dynamic personality
Kingdom Dynamics is the power to change for the better.
Many have asked, “What is this Kingdom Living?”
A simplified answer to this question may be found throughout the Bible but especially in the New Testament.
During this series of “Kingdom Dynamics” we will cover the various places this Kingdom Living instruction may be found in the gospels and various church epistles.
True Repentance in the Kingdom of God is not only a change in direction, but also a change in direction having only one purpose. The purpose is to produce godly fruit to the glory of the Father. Therefore true repentance in the Kingdom requires a dynamic change in lifestyle under the guidance and supervision of Christ. (I John 2:27 KJV)
One example of this is found in the parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30 (KJV) who was given a talent by his master to invest, however he never used the talent to bring increase to the one that gave it to him. Because of this he was called a wicked and unfaithful steward by his master.
Others who were given talents used their talents to benefit the master and were given rewards because they were faithful to produce increase or fruit.
In a similar manner our Heavenly Father makes an investment in each of His dear children and like the master in this parable, He expects an increase in His investment that will bless the steward and give God the Glory.
Our Heavenly Father expects an increase for His investment in our lives so that we may grow and mature into the fullness of Christ. (Ephesians 4:13 KJV) This may only be accomplished through True Repentance which is making the change from walking in the flesh to walking in the spirit.
This is Kingdom Living.
So then to repent in order to become a bearer of good fruit blesses the Father and brings blessing to the faithful child.
God’s children are saved and translated into the Kingdom of God (Colossians 1:13 KJV) for the purpose of bearing the good fruit of being conformed into the image of Christ. (Colossians 1:27 KJV)
The Father desires that all of His children grow up into the fullness of Christ. (Ephesians 4:13-14 KJV)
In Kingdom Living, the Father instructs His children to remain connected to the True Vine in order to have fruit produced in their lives that is pleasing to God. The Father requires and expects His children to be fruitful so that they may accomplish the good works which He ordained they should walk in. (Ephesians 2:8-10 KJV)
Life becomes exciting and purposeful when we begin living life God’s way and not through our own self efforts. True repentance is not accomplished by using will power to change our ways, but by simply remaining connected to the True Vine so that godly fruit is produced in us. The True Vine is the person of Jesus Christ therefore by developing a personal relationship with Him we may begin the process of fruit bearing. Christ is always present and with us and is in us and available 24/7 to teach us and guide us into all truth.
So then with true repentance there is a change in lifestyle and in the fruit which are the characteristics of Christ that is produced as we remain connected to the True Vine. Christ produces the Fruit as we remain connected to Him.
“The gospel is less about how to get into the Kingdom of Heaven after you die & more about how to live in the Kingdom of Heaven before you die.”
– Dallas Willard