The following words, penned by Dr. Myles Munroe in his book, Rediscovering the Kingdom, are well worth reading and prayerfully reflecting upon. As a spiritual practice, I focused on this quotation and sought the Spirit’s enlightenment during my prayer/meditation/quiet time for a period of ten days. I can safely say, without reservation, that I gained a deeper understanding of the centrality of the Kingdom in Jesus’ mission. I encourage you to spend time with these words. . . . . . . . .
How important is the Kingdom of God? It is so important that our lives depend on it, literally. All that we are, all that we see and hear, the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink – this physical world issued forth from the Kingdom of God by His hand at creation. The Kingdom of God is at the center of everything. God’s every action and activity is motivated by His desire and passion to see His Kingdom established on earth.
How important to the Body of Christ is the message of the Kingdom of God? Frankly, we have nothing else to teach. The message of the Kingdom is good news, and the Church exists to proclaim it. If we are doing our job, everything we are about will be Kingdom focused: every sermon we preach, every Bible study we teach, every ministry we perform, every activity we accomplish, and every worship service we celebrate.
The Kingdom of God must be our highest priority; Jesus gave us no other commission. When he said, “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:19), He was commanding us to proclaim the Kingdom of God to a world that knew it not. Although the world is very familiar with the regimes of men, it is essentially ignorant of God’s Kingdom. People of every nation need to know that God’s Kingdom has come to earth, and that faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord is the way in.
- Making Straight the Way: The Bittersweet Mission of John the Baptist (lifebrook.wordpress.com)
- The Kingdom Of God Is At Hand (gladlylistening.wordpress.com)
- Article- Missional Warfare: Representing the King- by Rand Wagner (thoughtlife.com)