He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
When we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior and were born again, we were moved from the kingdom of this world, into the kingdom of God (also called the kingdom of heaven). A kingdom is a place where a king has dominion or lordship/rulership. When we make Jesus the Lord of our lives, we are extending His kingdom on the earth. As we walk in the truth of God’s kingdom, we bring the fruits of the kingdom into our earthly situations.
Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
What does the kingdom of God look like? We can talk a lot about this but lets look at what Jesus read from the book of Isaiah, declaring what He cam to do.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
When the kingdom of God is in operation there is freedom/liberty, healing, restoration/recovery, relief for the poor and comfort. All these good things and others, are rooted in the fact that Jesus broke the power of sin in our lives. All the evils in this world came as a result of sin, brought into the world by Adam and Eve. If you break the power of sin, you break everything else that was empowered to exist because of sin! As believers carrying the kingdom of God, we should see this in our lives and as we share with others, in their lives too.
And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’
And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.