Posts Tagged ‘ Kingdom ’

VerseD: Zechariah 14:9

And the Lord will be king over all the earth. On that day the Lord will be one and his name one.

Zechariah 14:9, ESV

We are able to share the good news that one day God will put an end to all evil and suffering, and to be a part of it all only takes faith in the work of Christ.

VerseD: Matthew 5:4

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

Matthew 5:4, ESV

We are blessed when we realize our wretchedness compared to God, and we mourn the sin the separates us from God – our own sins and the sins of others.

For only then can we seek the blessing of forgiveness and eternal life in Jesus Christ.

VerseD: Matthew 5:3

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for   theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 5:3, ESV

When you realize that you are hopeless on your own, guilty of sin and unable to save yourself, you can turn to the Savior.

VerseD: 1 John 5:14

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
1 John 5:14, ESV

Some teach that God says we can ask for literally anything, even declare and decree we have it. Yet God’s Word is clear: anything according to God’s will.
Seek first His Kingdom …

VerseD: Isaiah 9:7

Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
Isaiah 9:7, ESV

God has come to us and saved us, and when He returns His Kingdom shall be the only kingdom full of His saved saints.

VerseD: Colossians 1:13

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son
Colossians 1:13, ESV

In Christ, we no longer are slave to sin, but we are clothed in the righteousness of Christ and given freedom.

VerseD: Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Matthew 6:33, ESV

Whether the fruit of the Spirit, gifts of the Spirit, peace with others, or other blessings, none of this comes if you are not seeking the Kingdom and righteousness of God through Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit.
Do not seek gifts and blessings. Seek God.

VerseD: Romans 8:28

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose
Romans 8:28 ESV

This is not saying God only lets good things come our way, rather that He is working all things for our good, to make us more like the Son and to bring about His Kingdom on Earth.

VerseD: Colossians 3:1

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Colossians 3:1, ESV

We should not be focused on earthly goods and fame. Rather, we should “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness” (Matthew 6:33) to be shared with the world, to make Christ famous.

VerseD: Matthew 5:10

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:10, ESV

You are blessed to be considered worthy to suffer as our Lord. If you are truly persecuted for faith in Christ, you are in the Kingdom.