The “Kingdom of God & Kingdom of Heaven” are the spiritual realms that has God and our Lord Jesus Christ as its Head. To be a part of the Kingdom we must first be born again and then there must be the rule and reign of God in the heart and life of the believer.
There are two spiritual kingdoms:
One that has God as its head. The Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven
One that has the devil as its head. The kingdom o darkness
Walking in the Kingdom of God or the rule and reign of God is learning how God made us righteous before Him. This reality enhances our ability to obtain food, drink,clothes and any other need because it is a total trust in the provision of God. The Lord is my SHEPHERD, I shall not WANT. (Have lack).
Our ability to obtain natural things by faith is directly connected to our understanding of spiritual truths of the kingdom and our position in the kingdom. Our ability to reign in life is directly connected to how much we understand the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness we have been given. KEY: God, our Father is Abba. (Daddy). He desires that which is best for us and for His glory. Therefore by faith He desires t bless us with all we need.
We first are to possess our bodies as vessels of honor. This is a part of our learning to rule and reign in the Kingdom. If we are not faithful in that which is inside of us, why would we think that the Father would trust us with that which is outside of our skin?
1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 ESV (3) For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; (4) that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor,
Standing around and confessing “I reign in life!” does not work without an understanding of the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness. It is not the power of positive thinking that will bring us victory, although we need to think on the things of God. It is not the power of positive confession that will bring us victory, although we need to confess the truth of God's Word. It is the power of faith in God, His Word and His character that aligns us up with the victorious living the Word tells us about. The proper order is that God desires to establish His rule and reign in our heart. When this happens then we walk ruling and reigning in our daily life. Otherwise we find ourselves controlled by our circumstances.
To Reign means:
• To be predominant
• To prevail
• To have superior or full dominion
In short-to be atmosphere changers.
We shall reign in life as kings under the Kingship of our Lord Jesus Christ, and every action is under the authority of our Headship, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.