Living the Kingdom
By Manuel Hernandez-Carmona copyright 2008
There is a big difference between talking about the kingdom
and living it on a day to day basis. The kingdom of God is
a place where peace, justice, joy and authority in the Spirit
reign. There are no kickbacks, comebacks and/or shortcuts
in the kingdom. When the young Jesus sat down with the elders
and wise men of the Jewish temple, he thought that it was
His Father’s Time, but it took another eighteen years before
the kingdom of God came before Him (God’s Purpose).
Joseph shared God’s blueprint for his life with his brothers
and parents, but it was God’s Purpose that he acknowledge
and cherish it not share it before it was time for him to
live the kingdom. His processes embarked him on a journey
that eventually sent him as steward of the most powerful man
of his time. It is not about being passive but pro-active
in God’s design. Joseph’s revelation beforehand cost him a
process, yet he never became passive and always knew that
in due time God’s vision for his life would come to be.
This is God’s Time for the Abrahams, Josephs, Davids, Ruths,
Esthers, Daniels, Peters and Pauls of the modern era to take
their place in God’s Kingdom. God’s children are called to
reign in their families, neighborhoods, cities, workplaces
and nations. Abraham was so powerful that he was feared by
queens and kings alike. David is the only one referred to
as King David in the genealogical family tree of the Son of
God. Living the kingdom is about making the difference in
the micro but understanding that the blueprint was made for
you to fulfill God’s Purpose in the macro.
The kingdom of God is an eternal and supernatural experience
only lived by those who not only recognize Jesus as Lord and
Savior but practice his principles every day. This is that
time! You were chosen to go beyond traditional structures.
But it is not up to Him. He already made you according to
His image and liking. He wants His children to have a personal
relationship with Him. Don’t be deceived by the times; it
was always in times of crisis that God sent his children to
reign. Fasten your seat belts and prepare yourself for the
journey to God’s throne.