(Set Up God’s Kingdom In The Hearts Of Men)
TO THE BIBLE: Mark 1:14-15
“Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.””
Jesus came preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. He said the time is fulfilled; the Kingdom of God is here (Mark 1:15). What is the Kingdom of God? It’s not a place; it’s the reign of God, where He becomes Lord; where He becomes the Boss, and rules; where He is in charge and expresses Himself—His glory and His goodness.
That’s why Jesus warned that when you’re told “The Kingdom of God is over there, or it’s over here,” you shouldn’t believe it; because the Kingdom doesn’t come by observation; it’s within you (Luke 17:20-21). God’s plan is to set up His Kingdom in the hearts of men; it’s a spiritual kingdom.
Recall when Jesus was brought before Pilate in John 18:36-37; Pilate asked Him some questions to which He responded, “…My kingdom is not of this world…” (John 18:36).
God’s Kingdom is not a physical structure; accordingly, Jesus said, “It has come”—that is, to be set up in the hearts of men. Thus, the Gospel of the Kingdom that Jesus preached is, “Hello everybody, God’s Kingdom can be set up now in your hearts; it has arrived!
The time has come for God to set up His headquarters in your heart.” This wasn’t possible in the days of Abraham, Moses, Elijah, David, Solomon and the patriarchs of old. However, when Jesus came, He brought the Kingdom in Him.
Being born again, the Kingdom is now in your heart: the peace, beauty, glory, grace, and life of God have been set up in your heart! God is at home in you now.
What a life He’s brought to us and brought us into! He wants us to tell the whole world this glorious news—that anyone who believes can now have the Kingdom of God set up in his heart! What a Gospel!
Colossians 1:27; 2 Corinthians 4:6-7
Dear Father, I thank you for the Kingdom of God has been set up in my heart, thus, bringing into me, the life of glory. I declare that my life is for your glory, and I show forth your virtues, excellence, perfections, and beauty, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
2 Peter 2, Ezekiel 3-4
John 15:20-27, 1 Chronicles 28
Win at least five souls today into the Kingdom of God.
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.