Living the Kingdom
By Manuel Hernandez-Carmona copyright 2008
It is very difficult and practically impossible to establish
rules and regulations on how to live a "kingdom"
life. Jesus himself acknowledged that the kingdom was a daily
living of peace, power, justice and authority in the Spirit.
But the Word of God reveals secrets on how to live within
the boundaries of His Kingdom. From the very beginning of
the creation of mankind, God was interested and had excellent
intentions of forming a kingdom mentality in Adam and all
who would follow the first man on earth. Because Adam aborted
the process, a second man (Jesus) came and exemplified with
His Life what living the kingdom was all about.
The Word of God is a mirror in which the Spirit of God reveals
His most intimate secrets. Because of our manmade natural
upbringings, living the kingdom is at first glance at a distance
and out of reach. David never imagined the journey he was
about to begin when The Prophet visited his father's house.
It was a thirteen year roller coaster ride that ended with
his appointment by the elders of Israel as King of Gods Nation.
The mirror reveals how God's children lived, are living and
will live His Kingdom. Daniel, Esther, Joseph, Paul, Peter
and Jesus Himself defined and redefined living the Kingdom.
When the Kingdom mentality was awakened in my Spirit, I made
a series of decisions that drastically changed my life forever.
First, I quit my administrative/teaching position in PR's
most prestigious academic center. Second, I accepted a teaching
position at a local public school. Last, I started to bury
my past accepting the challenge and knowing that living the
kingdom would bring forth eternal and everlasting benefits
that not only my family and I would reap but my generations
to come. Ten years later, there are no comebacks and living
the kingdom has become a way of living for my family.
David had to flee from a physical kingdom to pave the way
for a supernatural kingdom. Joseph was sent as a slave to
a foreign land to set the wheels in motion for the largest
liberation movement that has ever existed. Moses fled from
the Palace and spent a generation in the dessert only to come
back as God's warrior to confront Pharaoh with God's Kingdom.
Jesus left the comfort of HIS ETERNAL THRONE to establish
His Kingdom forever. What are we willing to face to fully
receive and live the kingdom? The answer remains to be experienced
by all of God's children.