What is the Kingdom of God?
How do we now live in the Kingdom of God?
Over the past years since I began investigating the subject of God’s Kingdom these questions have been asked of me many times.
One simple answer to the first question is:
The kingdom of God is God’s people in God’s place under God’s rule and God’s blessing.
The answer to the question of how we who are under the New Covenant should live as kingdom citizens is contained in the Gospels and doctrine of the Church Epistles.
In this context the Books of Acts is the record of believers joining together under what was called the Apostles Doctrine (Acts 2:42-47)
These books contain the instructions on how we should then live in love towards God and towards our fellow man.
A good place to begin learning how to live in the kingdom blessings may be found beginning in Roman 12:1-2 (KJV
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
I believe it is clear that we are to live our lives based on loving God with all of our mind, soul, heart and strength and loving our neighbor as we love ourselves.l
God has given every kingdom citizen the ability and tools to be able to renew their minds to be able to prove by test what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God is in their own lives.
So then What is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God?
I believe this is speaking of His kingdom lifestyle based in Love.
When we as God’s people renew our minds to live the Apostles Doctrine, then we are standing at the place where heaven meets earth.
“Thy Kingdom come
Thy Will be done
On earth as it is in heaven”