Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you – Matthew 6:33

This is a go-to verse for Christians yet we often miss the revelation that is in this simple, yet profound Word. This scripture shares that unless you are actively building your portion of the Kingdom of God and living by His order, that The Father will then – and only then – take care of your need. In other words, when you are not actively building His Kingdom and living by His order, you will struggle in the area of provision.

“Kingdom” has become a buzz word for Christians. Many of us have been taught that everyone in the Body of Christ is automatically a part of the Kingdom of God. This is not true (See Galatians 5). Yet, understanding what the Kingdom of God is opens the key to God releasing His purpose and provision in your life.

If you are like me, perhaps you were taught that the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God is the same thing. Even as I was reading the Word when I was younger in my walk with the Lord, I read them as if they were the interchangeable.The Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God are two different things with two different locations.

God’s Kingdom is all about power, dominion and authority. Yet far too many Christians are living disempowered, victimized and lives that do not reflect the promises of God. Kingdom is about the chosen of the Body of Christ coming together to complete the work of Jesus upon the Earth. Although the word, “Kingdom” is used often in today’s worship centers, there is still a prevailing lack of knowledge about it. In order to begin to understand the concept of Kingdom as God intended it, you must first be clear about the difference between the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God.

In order to understand the fullness of the Scripture you must understand that there is a distinction between the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of Heaven is the already established, already existing invisible or spiritual realm of God that is already complete and fully manifested in Heaven or the realm of the unseen. This is what the Lord meant as he taught his disciples to pray and said “… on Earth as it is in Heaven.” In Heaven and things are already complete. It is the perfect did manifestation of the order of God.

The Kingdom of God is the Kingdom to come that will exist upon the Earth. It is a replica of the Kingdom of Heaven upon the earth. It comes forth by the synergized gifts and works of his elect. The instruction as to how you are to manifest the Kingdom of God upon the earth already exists in the Kingdom of Heaven. Currently, the Kingdom of God exists inside every believer as God has placed an assignment that every believer is to pull down from Heaven and manifest upon the Earth. This is your Kingdom assignment. It goes beyond purpose, calling, and vision to revealing the fullness of what God created you to specifically impact and manifest upon the Earth.

Once we begin to understand the true meaning of this short Scripture, it holds the potential to change the very direction of our lives. You can be a believer and seeking God your entire walk and never access the Kingdom of God. As Matthew 6:33 tells us, God will not add the things that we need upon the Earth until we first seek, build or manifest our portion of the Kingdom of God. Until we are actively doing that the Lord does not fully take care of our needs.

This is a large part of why the Body of Christ is suffering so much with lack and financial struggle. Once you get clear about the difference of the Kingdom of God and Kingdom of Heaven and who gains entry into it, you can streamline our process and better identify the areas in which you are off in our walk with the Lord and are falling short of understanding your Kingdom Assignment, the sooner we can access the promises of God.

  • What has the Lord been instructing you to do?
  • What is stopping you from releasing that with which He has gifted you?
  • Would you actively release it if you knew your financial breakthrough depended on it?

I’ll share more about how to access the Kingdom of God within you next week. In the meantime, have a great week and I’ll talk to you next week.

Love, Ericka