“Asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He replied to them by saying, The kingdom of God does not come with signs to be observed or with visible display. 21 Nor will people say, Look! Here [it is]! or, See, [it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] and among you [surrounding you].” (Luke 17:20-21)
Many believers are unconsciously trapped by the mindset that the kingdom of Heaven is a distant place where we will all go someday. And yes, it is, but even though it is a true statement, it’s a limited thinking of what Jesus has done for us. Take a look at the book of Colossians:
“Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God’s holy people) in the Light. 13 [The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,..” (Colossians 1:12-13)
This bible text reveals that we have already been, forgiven, qualified and translated out of the control and the dominion of the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God.
In the post last week, I shared that, we are called to live in the presence of God, and that, this is done by obedience and walking in love.((John 15:10-11). This is important, because the original purpose for which we were created is be intimate with God, to fellowship and live in His presence. When God created man He poured himself into man – His breath; creative life and power was poured into man. (Genesis 2:7). We were created to be one with Him, and from His presence to exercise dominion over all of God’s creation. We were created to live in harmony and union with God until Adam’s rebellion brought separation between man and God. And then, God devised a new plan for restoring His fellowship with man, He gave His Son Jesus Christ, to die and bridge the gap. And now through Jesus we are restored to an everlasting fellowship and communion with God. (Romans 5:17-19)
Since Christ has restored us into fellowship with God as New Creation, therefore, we are already living in the kingdom of God now. And so, if we are already living in the presence of God, and we know that in the presence of God there is peace, joy, salvation, healing, provision, restoration, in short, abundant Life (John 10:10). Doesn’t it then make sense that everything we need is already available to us now? The healing, peace, joy, salvation of loved ones, deliverance and provision for every thing we need in this very present moment is already existing in God, and we, in Christ, are living in the very presence of God!
This is the reason why faith must operate with the mindset of Now! Faith receives the blessings of God now! (Hebrews 11:1). Faith is present tense not future tense, our faith is not in the future because we are already living in the kingdom of Heaven right now by faith! Therefore, our faith also must match up with that understanding of where we are Spiritually. Our mind has to be renewed to this Spiritual fact.
Faith is now, the Kingdom of Heaven is now. Don’t allow the devil to trap you with the mindset that the Kingdom is a distance away and in the future. The word of God says in Luke 17, the kingdom is already in us, and we are already in the Kingdom now. We have been translated from the kingdom of darkness, from the control and dominion of Satan, the law of sin and death can not rule over us anymore, we are now in the the Kingdom of Heaven, in the presence of God. So therefore, we have access to everything we need from God by faith now!
Believe and release your faith today, ask God for that particular need in your life, ask Him to help you today where you feel weak or overwhelmed with the situation you are facing. Maybe your need is for healing or whatever you need deliverance for, receive it now by faith in the name of Jesus, and begin to thank God by faith for the answer to your prayer now. Faith is present, faith is now! Thank God for the salvation of your loved ones now! Thank Him for healing and restoring every area that is broken in your life now! Thank God for every thing you need now! And keep growing in your daily walk with God, keep confessing His word over your life. As you continue in the Lord, at the right season or “due season” (Galatians 6:7-9), you will see the answer to your prayer in physical form. (John 1:1). For with God all things are possible! (Amen)
Please make this declaration with me:
Lord I I believe that Jesus died for me to be freed from every curse of the law. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviou. I believe your word is true and I receive your provision and healing in my life now by faith! I walk by faith and not by sight, I thank you Father that I will see the physical manifestation in due season. I ask in Jesus name. Amen!
I’m praying in agreement with you from this end! God bless you!