Seek ye first…

What does it mean to seek the kingdom of God? The kingdom of God is an intriguing phrase used in Scripture. Did you know that Jesus came to preach this gospel and not the gospel of His life, death, and burial? Before I sound like a heretic to you, give it a thought. The crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord are important but they were signs proving that He is the Christ and are the fulfillment of the prophecies and the sin-debt redemption. This is not the core of the gospel but a sign to support the validity of the message. Jesus redeemed us (Hebrews 10:10-14) once and for all. He is the Great High Priest and we are his priesthood. This is why there is only one mediator between man and God, Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5). Christianity isn’t a cultish weird sect but rather a 3-dimensional faith where the believer has communion and fellowship with the Creator of the Universe. This separates Christianity from all other faiths and religions. It is not a faith with goody-too-shoes or holier-than-thous. Instead it is a community of people regardless of their ethnicity or past background who realize they are sinners and can’t do anything to justify their sin-debt so they place trust in the only One Who can.

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

Romans 3:23-25

The Gospel is the Kingdom of God. What is this? The good news is that although we are dreadful sinners who are empty and need something to fill a void, there is a wonderful God in Heaven who knit us together in our mother’s womb who sent His Son to take our place and give the perfect sacrifice. Jesus is the only great man who, before He died, claimed He was the Messiah. All others — Darwin, Confucious, etc. — claimed that they were not the answer. The good news of the kingdom of God is that history proves that Jesus is who He said He is: I and my Father are one – John 10:30.

The Kingdom of God, moreover, is the good news that the sin debt has been paid and we are allowed into the banquet hall of our Lord (Matthew 22). We are promised eternal life instead of death (John 3:16). Many people will find this next part shocking, but I will provide resources for you to read: Matthew 10:28 (see this). The Kingdom of God is open to both the Jew and the Gentile (Matthew 22). Some will read this post and choose to ignore the calling. That is fine; it is on your head. But know this,

Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

Matthew 13:24-30

… you would be the tares. And you will be destroyed..

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. - Matthew 10:28

The Kingdom of God is at hand. Will you submit to the rule and authority of the One True King or will you bow the knee before government, state, riches, fame, etc.?

For those interested in the Kingdom of God or studying deeper – (click here).

Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Hebrews 10:29-31

Mark 3:29 – But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:

Matthew 12:31-32 — Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

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