Be a patriot of the kingdom of God. Jesus first!

Invisible kingdoms compete for your allegiance: A) The kingdom of self; 😎  B) The kingdom of darkness; and C) The kingdom of God. The kingdom of God manifests when people obey the living Jesus instead of their own feelings, dearies, or opinions.

The kingdom of God is what God wants — not what we want. Too many Christians want to create their own kingdom. They want to be independent of the kingdom of God.

Tune in to
Christ in you.
Jesus will tell you
What to do.

When and where do you manifest the kingdom of God? How much territory does God control inside your heart? To that degree, you’re in the kingdom of God.

“Seek first the kingdom of God.” Jesus taught the primacy of God’s invisible government over all other governments and authorities.

“The kingdom of God is at hand.” You can become a patriot of God’s government now, by continually listening to and obeying the living Jesus. The kingdom of God (bringing your heart into full surrender and obedience to the living Jesus) is a lifetime pursuit.

The kingdom of God is wherever God’s will is done while human will and temptations of evil are laid down. God’s kingdom isn’t established by human organizations, but by human surrender — individuals patriotically laying down their will for His.

Wrongful thoughts, words, and actions are treasonous. They involve active rebellion against the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is a condition of the heart–vulnerability, humility, surrender, brokenness, and passion to obey the risen Jesus.

The kingdom of God isn’t an organization. It’s organic and grows like a seed in humble, surrendered, obedient human hearts. The kingdom of God isn’t found by earthly power or human systems, but by radical surrender to the risen Jesus.

The kingdom of God is the manifestation of God’s inner transformation. It liberates us from bondage to self. It’s the freedom to follow Jesus.

Christianity isn’t about the grace to understand God. It’s about the grace to obey God! Grace freely opens the door to the kingdom of God. Obedience enters it.

America teaches “the pursuit of happiness,.” Jesus taught “the pursuit of the kingdom of God and His right living.” -Matthew 6:33. Jesus proclaimed “the kingdom of God,” but today’s Christianity focuses on church. The government of God isn’t about sermons, churches, or religious events. It’s about daily listening to and obeying the risen Jesus

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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