Good morning people who live in the realm of the kingdom of God
I have talked about the word ‘kingdom’ before, but today I want to hone in on something. Here’s the Greek word and definition of ‘kingdom’:
Basileia: the realm of a king, and the royal power and dignity conferred on Christian’s in the Messiah’s kingdom.
Normally our focus is on the second part; on our spiritual authority. But I’m pulled back towards the first part: the realm of a king.
The kingdom of God doesn’t exist without the King. As with anything eternally worthwhile and significant, it always starts with God. Spiritual authority is no different. We can only walk in spiritual authority because there is a King and He has a kingdom. He is the undisputed authority in His kingdom. This is what Paul wrote under the inspiration of God:
Ephesians 1:18-23 (NIV) I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people, and His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength He exerted when He raised Christ from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under His feet and appointed Him to be head over everything for the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills everything in every way.
The Queen may be the head over the Commonwealth, but Jesus Christ is the head over everything!
Let’s look at this some more tomorrow.