The Manner Of God’s Kingdom – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional April 6th

(The Way Of Life In The Kingdom Of God)

TO THE BIBLE: Colossians 1:13 CEV
“God rescued us from the dark power of Satan and brought us into the kingdom of his dear Son”

1 Samuel tells us how the children of Israel asked for a king. Eventually, God gave them Saul to be their king, and straightaway, Israel became a kingdom.

Samuel knew kingdoms don’t function like every other society, and so the Bible says he “…told the people the manner of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book, and laid it up before the Lord…” (1 Samuel 10:25 KJV). He told the people “the manner of the kingdom.” What does this mean?

As you study several translations, you’ll discover that he taught them the principles, rights, privileges, judgments and ways of life of the kingdom. He had to write how the kingdom functioned and delivered it to the people.

This is exactly what the Lord Jesus did. He came preaching the Kingdom of God and, every now and then, He explained how the Kingdom functioned.

Often, He’d say, “The Kingdom of Heaven is as this or that.” Other times, He taught the importance of words and prayer in the Kingdom.

Now that you’re born again, you’ve been born into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son, and you live and walk in His presence.

Knowing this, you need to learn how to live in this real Kingdom, and the Scriptures can help you understand how to do this through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Paul writing to Timothy said: “…I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God…” (1 Timothy 3:15). This means there’s a way to behave oneself in the house of God.

Christianity isn’t a way of life, but it has a way of life. In this Kingdom, there’s a language; we have our communication and etiquette.

We think differently. Now that you’re in the Kingdom of God, you shouldn’t think or behave like the world.

The Bible says, “Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him” (Colossians 3:9-10).

There’s a different mentality in the Kingdom, and a different way of life that you must consciously imbibe.

Go Deeper
1 Timothy 3:14-15; Colossians 3:1-2

I have the life and nature of God in me; I’ve put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. I’m renewed in full knowledge after the image and likeness of God. I think excellent thoughts and only see pictures of excellence, success, victory and abundance! Glory to God!

Daily Bible Reading
Luke 11:1-13, Judges 1-2
Romans 8:1-11, Psalm 109

Study and meditate on the “Go Deeper” scriptures for today.

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