We are living in perhaps the most exciting days in the history of the world, for we are standing on the precipice of seeing the Sovereign rule and reign of God through His people happen on Earth as it is in Heaven. The Apostle Paul said, “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God” (Romans 8:19). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, became the Son of Man so that the sons of men could become the sons of God. The Father desires for us to become what Christ reconciled us to truly be: sons of God and ambassadors of the Kingdom in the Earth realm. For us to become that manifestation of the sons of God and be able to make a difference in a world that’s crying out for hope and solutions, we must expand our awareness and understanding of the present reality of God’s Kingdom.
The gospel of the Kingdom of God is not a new ‘message’ or some new ‘spirituality.’ It is the reality of what has always been but not seen. The Father has always possessed His Kingdom, regardless of if we have ever seen it, experienced it, or looked for it. It is a dimension of the mindset and fullness of God that has always existed. It isn’t here because we just learned to ‘seek for it’; it is here because it has been transitioning in seasons for us to search for it. Jesus said, “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all of these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).
Whatever you postpone to the future you cannot appropriate in the now. If you postpone the Kingdom to the future, you cannot appropriate the Kingdom in the now. Jesus’ central message was “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17). Anything that is at hand is immediately available. I am convinced that the solution to the world’s problems and mankind’s complexities is the gospel of the Kingdom of God, right here, today.
Dear Dr. Levy,
God bless you for this short but indepth piece on the manifestation of the kingdom of God. You see I needed clarity on certain issues regarding manifestating the kingdom of God as wether it had any connotations to earthly things e.g materialism but these piece has helped.
Thank You So Much.