“God blesses those people whose hearts are pure. They will see him!” Matthew 5:8 CEV
Jesus continuously shows the world what the Kingdom of God looks like, how it operates, and how you're a part of it. He is the ruler of the Kingdom of God and reveals to John that Heaven will include people from every nation, people, tribe, and language (Rev 7:9).
Equal in His Eyes
Everyone is valued equally in the eyes of God. When we commit to Christ, our lives change spiritually, and we become citizens of a new country led by Christ. Our ultimate allegiance is to our Father in Heaven. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, self-control, truth, honesty, honor, justice, purity, morality, knowledge, and self-control are some of the characteristics of God's Kingdom (Galatians 5:22-23).
That's a compelling list, but these characteristics are already in us and should be applied in our daily lives. They are readily available to us when we accept Christ as the ruler and follow Him. Those in God's Kingdom recognize sin, see His perfection, have a pure heart, and conduct themselves with a proper fear of God.
We Belong to God's Kingdom
Do you belong to God's Kingdom? Jesus prayed for you to belong to His Kingdom. If you received the message of Jesus and put all your faith in Him, you're already a part of the Kingdom. John 17:20-21 says, "I am not praying just for these followers. I am also praying for everyone else who will have faith because of what my followers will say about me. I want all of them to be one with each other, just as I am one with you and you are one with me. I also want them to be one with us. Then the people of this world will believe that you sent me."
The expression "already, but not yet," tells us that the Kingdom already exists, but it's not yet all that it will be. However, we can play a part in seeing this Kingdom grow by following what Jesus did on Earth. It sounds simple, but it's spending a lifetime loving one another, bringing honor and justice, taking the moral high ground, walking with a pure heart, and being honest, truthful, and faithful in everything you do.
The Kingdom starts inside of us and gradually transforms us daily. It isn't a quick fix, but what should happen next depends on what you did before that. God loves all and wants all to hear Him, and that's where United Community Church comes in.
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