· A kingdom mentality: Jesus knew from an early age that he had another destiny. He must be about his Father’s business.
· The judgement is on the SIN not on the sinner! God hates sin, but loves the sinner. When God talks about the sin problem he is not condemning the person, he knows that if they continue they will depart from the living God by themselves. Their hearts will become harder, their ears will be more dull of hearing, their actions will be more cemented by habit to sin and eventually they will reject God!
· Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
John 18:33 Then Pilate went back into the Praetorium and sent for Jesus and said to him, Are you the King of the Jews?
34 Jesus made answer, Do you say this of yourself, or did others say it about me?
35 Pilate said, Am I a Jew? Your nation and the chief priests have given you into my hands: what have you done?
36 Jesus said in answer, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom was of this world, my disciples would have made a good fight to keep me out of the hands of the Jews: but my kingdom is not here.
37 Then Pilate said to him, Are you then a king? Jesus made answer, You say that I am a king. For this purpose was I given birth, and for this purpose I came into the world, that I might give witness to what is true. Every lover of what is true gives ear to my voice.
38 Pilate said to him, True? what is true?
If you are going to Live in the Kingdom of God you have to understand that YOU are not smart enough, strong enough, you do not know the ways of the kingdom well enough to make it work!
In the natural world maybe! Only if we learn the worlds system. But the problem with this is this system is ruled by the God of this world satan!
The kingdom is a place of rest!
· We have a helper in the kingdom! The Holy Spirit! Even doing things that you can do, can wear you out, but with a helper you can do more and better work! Learning to depend on him in our lives!
19 ¶Make no store of wealth for yourselves on earth, where it may be turned to dust by worms and weather, and where thieves may come in by force and take it away.
20 But make a store for yourselves in heaven, where it will not be turned to dust and where thieves do not come in to take it away:
21 For where your wealth is, there will your heart be.