When Jesus was upon this earth, many of his followers saw him as a king who would fight in the earthly realm to lead them to victory over their enemies (John 6:15). Jesus showed us that his kingdom was not of this world (John 18:36). Jesus said the kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21). In the bible the kingdom is variously referred to as the kingdom of God, of heaven or of the Son.
What is the kingdom? The kingdom of God is a kingdom we become a part of as we accept Gods rule, reign and power in our lives. We must seek the kingdom with all our hearts (Matt 6:33; 7:21), walk in obedience to him (Matt 7:21) and receive in faith like a child (Mark 10:15). To see and enter the kingdom we must be born again and our spirits made new, by the power of the Holy Spirit (John 3:3-6). We do this by repentance of sin (Acts 3:19), asking for God’s forgiveness and by asking Jesus into our lives to be Lord and Savior (Rom 10:9-10).
With Christ and the kingdom inside us (Luke 17:21), God’s kingdom power is available to us to change us and work in our lives (1 Cor 4:20; Matt 13:33). As kingdom people, God reveals to us all that Christ has done and won for us (Mark 4:11); his abundant life (John 10:10). Sound good to you? Well, I can assure you from experience that nothing can compare to living in God’s kingdom.