Jesus brought another government to the earth, a spiritual kingdom that operates on the earth for God’s people. Jesus established a kingdom where we can walk in the light of good news of Christ where He has broken the yoke of sin and the rod of the oppressor. We are no longer chained to the sins of our past or the tyranny of men. There is a spiritual government, a heavenly kingdom, that we now have access to through the belief and faith in the completed work of Christ.
Isaiah 9:2,4,6,7a The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined. 4 For You have broken the yoke of his burden. And the staff of his shoulder, The rod of his oppressor, As in the day of Midian.
6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end…
Prior to Jesus’ birth we were in our fallen state with our authority taken by the trickster-Satan, living and walking in darkness not fully aware of the depraved and corrupt conditions we were living in. God had given Israel a vision of Himself and called them as a people and nation to be an example on the earth as to how man should serve their God, Lord and King. Israel, like everyone, fell short of displaying the majesty, love and compassion to a world that was in desperate need of grace and mercy.
In the likeness of a human body the child Jesus was born to walk and live on this earth just as we have. He experienced all the pain, sorrows and trials we have experienced living in this fallen world. Jesus came as a man to fellowship with us and to show us He understands what we are going through because He experienced it all, the rejection, hurt, pain and even one of the most horrific deaths, the death of the cross.
To us was given the Son of God, The Son of The Most High God was given for payment of our sin. Only the Son of God could pay the debt owed for the rebellion against God that plunged us into a dark and fallen system of government on the earth, where Satan had become the prince of darkness. Only the sinless Blood of Jesus, the Son of God, could atone for the sin of mankind and though it was a great cost to God, He gave us His Son so we could become sons of the Most High King. We can now call God, Abba Father because He is our everlasting Father; He is Good Father Who meets our every need and gives us our daily provisions.
God is Wonderful; He is full of wonder, He is amazing, He is breathtaking, He does marvelous acts. He takes delight in giving to His children. God has given us His Holy Spirit as our Counselor and guide so if we lack wisdom in any situation we may ask God and He will give the answer liberally. They call Him Almighty God; there is nothing above Him in power and might.
We have seen some mighty and powerful people but God stands above them all and when we stand in faith and in trust of the Mighty God, we serve we will have a Peace the surpasses understanding. Jesus is our Prince of Peace. God did not want man to live in fear of Satan, sickness, death, the wickedness of men or in fear of lack and poverty. Jesus came so that we may have in this world provision, protection and authority over our circumstances. We are no longer under the curse of sin and death but we have been set free and who the Son set free is free in actions, thought and deeds.
The key in God’s Peace is where we put our trust. So many of us say we believe God and we trust in His Word but most do not know God and know little of His Word. This is why they are full of fear and doubt; their minds have not been renewed to the new way of thinking, which is crucial to living in the kingdom of God. As babes are born into this natural world they must learn how to navigate this world system to live successfully on the earth.
The same is true in God’s Kingdom; we who are God’s people should be operating God’s government/kingdom while we are on the earth. Kingdom citizens, those who are re-born, have access to the spiritual kingdom/government of God on the earth. Many are ignorant of their authority and how to operate successfully in the Government/Kingdom of God.
When we are full of fear our minds are filled with the cares of this world. When our minds are full of the wonders of God, His Majesty and Sovereignty we are living and operating in God’s kingdom. We will then display the Peace of God in our lives that most people will not understand.
The Kingdom of God is increasing with every person that enters into the family of God through the belief and confession of faith in Jesus. God’s Kingdom on the earth is increasing in numbers. The knowledge of God’s word is where the power, authority and transactions in this kingdom and how to operate successfully are displayed.
So many rely on the fables of men and the traditions of their parents, to teach them how they should function in the kingdom of God. Unfortunately most people are living in lack of knowledge of the truth of God’s word. This is the reason we see so many people who call themselves Christians destroyed. Some have more knowledge of the worldly systems and more faith in the government of this world than they have knowledge of God’s kingdom or faith in His word. We see those who do evil things, even in this time of thanksgiving and celebration of our Lord and Saviour, because they are still in darkness and the Light of this world has not entered into their lives.
Those who know their God shall be strong and do great feats, deeds and achievements. Remember we are under a new Government and New King with power and authority over present circumstances because we belong to a different Kingdom.
This is the reason we are celebrating the good news of Jesus who brought God’s Kingdom to earth!!
Daniel 11: 32 Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery;
but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.