A prominent theme in the New Testament when Jesus speaks is an idea called, the Kingdom of God.
The Bible talks a lot about the Kingdom of God. If we take it on face value, it’s a powerful statement. Jesus prayed that God’s Kingdom would come to earth, and that in fact Earth would look just like Heaven.
There’s more to this word than just the visual image of a king’s domain. Bill Brimer explains that our word for kingdom comes from the Greek word, basileia, and implies that God’s kingdom realm is invading the world of man.
It gives new perspective on Matthew 11:12,
“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.”
The Kingdom of God is advancing in us, through us, and despite us. Are we willing to pay the price of surrendering to His will to be a part of what He’s doing on the earth?
Or will we be content to look just like the world, and get the same results in life that the world does? God has called us to be a part of his victorious Kingdom. The battle was won when Jesus said, “It is finished.” It’s up to us to accept it, and act like it’s so.