What american really understands what it is like to live in a kingdom with a king ruling over you?
The first to arrive to the new world did so to escape religious persecution. They removed themselves from the king's grip by rebellion and fighting against the king's tyranny. Once freed, they formed their own government of the United States of America in time.
What could destroy a kingdom? Man's government and independence makes a kingdom void. If a king does not have a territory to rule over, he no longer is a king.
The forerunner announcing the King and His Kingdom was John The Baptist. John's words, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand" was spread.
I can not find anywhere in the Bible that it is written, Christ is a religion, but it states, "His Kingdom".
When King Jesus taught His Disciples He gave a kingdom message. When a king talks it is kingdom law.
Seek first the Kingdom and all these things will be added to you, do not ask. You are talking to a King.
Do not mention wealth, do not insult the King. Do not beg or plead, praying the wrong way. You are a citizen, born into the kingdom. The King has what you need. The King's touch in your heart when you accept Him, He owns you, you have made Him the Lord over you. When you say, Lord, He is ruler over you, and He is responsible for you.
Lord means His Spirit of Ownership. The King does have a reputation to set the quality of life within the kingdom. His status symbol and lifestyle is reflected by the quality of life His citizens live in. He left earth to prepare for His people a place within His Kingdom and will return when all is readied.
Jesus is a King, not a President. He was not voted in and can not be voted out or impeached. He was firstborn into the kingdom, if you will, automatic ruler. For Americans, having a king over us after winning over a european tyrant can be difficult to understand.
When the King says do this, you do not think about it, or discuss it, you carry out His orders. If He has given you an assignment He expects you to carry out His Decree. You will be called to account for the assignment as a King would expect you to report to Him.
Jesus appointed the Holy Spirit to be Governor in His absence. He exercises powers of sovereign authority and carrying out the laws of the kingdom. He teaches you about kingdom life. The kingdom is holy, incorruptible, and perfect. The kingdom brings heaven to earth, by the Blood of the Lamb, the King's sacrifice for you, connecting you to Himself and His Kingdom, and you are sealed with His Blood.
King Jesus created a universe and earth for His pleasure. He created man to rule.
Angels are servants. They do not own land. Angels are messengers, and the army. The army dies for the citizens of the kingdom. Is the church an army or citizens of the kingdom? The Lord's military are far greater than any man's technology and they haven't lost a battle and never will.
My responsibilities as citizen of the kingdom:
Must be born to be an automatic citizen of the kingdom
Must be able to speak and understand kingdom language
Entitlement to passport and to consular protection outside the kingdom.
Immunity from deportation
Must renounce all other foreign citizenships (dual citizenship)
Entitlement to come and go without requiring a visa
Entitlement to register children as Kingdom citizens by descent
Obey the law
Participate in kingdom affairs
Serve on a jury
Defend the kingdom, should the need arise
Loss of citizenship through acquiring another citizenship or oath of allegiance other than the kingdom's or warring against the kingdom
O, Lord of the Heaven's Kingdom, make me look like I belong to You. Heal me so I can testify to everyone what my King did for me! My Lord King, make me look like I belong to You for Your Name's sake!
The Holy Kingdom of the Great King, Lord Jesus Christ, Savior, the most Holy God, Almighty, May I present to you Lord, your brother/sister in Christ, (your name).
Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess, the Jesus Christ is Lord. Amen.