After this manner therefore pray: Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:9-10
For the kingdom of God is not food and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. Romans 14:17-18
Eh, you know that ‘food and drink’ here are representative of the things of this world, whether good or bad? Food and drink is good, even God’s provision, but they are not the Kingdom.
We have been talking about the WOF ‘prosperity’ movement : nothing about that movement has anything to do with the Kingdom of God. It’s all about what the Kingdom IS NOT … food and drink, material riches, earthly power/the power of money, earthly security, love of money, love of self, idolatry of self and of leaders…………….
For the kingdom of God is not food and drink…
The Kingdom of God is not material wealth, power, fame or celebrity. Most of what modern Christianity represents and seeks for is NOT the Kingdom of God.
…righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. What are the things of the Holy Spirit? The things which Christians set their affections and energies on, are these the things of the Holy Spirit? Are these the things which are IN the Holy Spirit?
But, what a priceless priviledge to participate in the Kingdom! To participate in Christ’s righteousness, peace and joy. Kingdom means it’s HIS, and we are participating in what is His, taking up our cross daily and following Him.