Depending on the era you were raised in, you can relate to once popular dances like the twist, waltz, fox trot, or maybe the funky chicken. I have no doubt Iím totally out of touch and these dances sound ancient compared to whatís the rage today. However, you might remember the stroll, but did you know thereís something called the kingdom walk? In Luke chapter ten Jesus appointed the seventy and sent them out two by two as laborers into the harvest field because the harvest was great. He didnít want them to delay, so he told them to not even greet anyone along the way. When they entered a town they were to stay only with one household while there and the blessing that household would receive was an anointing of peace they would impart.
The phrase they were to say to their hosts was ďthe kingdom of God has come near you.Ē This word kingdom in the Greek text actually means to set the pace of your walk in the sovereignty of God. This is the kingdom walk that according to scripture is walked out in the realm of the royal rule of Christ Jesus. Now on the other hand, according to scripture, those of the city who donít receive the message but whose dust clings to you as they selfishly keep to themselves in their unwillingness to receive the truth, they will be worse off on judgment day than Sodom of the noted Sodom & Gomorrah, who you may recall, would not repent of their wicked ways in the sight of the Lord and were destroyed.
Has the kingdom of God come near you but youíve rejected it? Or maybe youíre one of the seventy the Lord has called into the harvest field, but His instructions that send you out as a lamb among wolves, leaving your money and belongings behind, is too much to bear and requires more faith than you can muster. For God, there are two categories, those who have received His truth and desire to work the fields as laborers, or those lost to Godís love. The kingdom of God is at hand, friend. Maybe itís time you learned the Kingdom walk.