“People Forget that they are Representing the Kingdom of God” by Mrs Johana Mukhavhuli, Wed Service, 9th May 12.

Posted: 09/05/2012 in Uncategorized

http://kutamaphc.weebly.com/09-may-2012-wednesday.html “People Forget that they are Representing the Kingdom of God” by Mrs Johana Mukhavhuli, Wed Service, 9th May 12.

Luke 17: 20-21 “20 Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 nor will they say,’See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”” Luke 17:20-21, NKJV.

 

The Pharisees were asking Jesus as to when the kingdom of God was coming? When is the kingdom of God coming? I believe it had been long they were reading the word of God and awaiting the coming of the kingdom of God until they could no longer stand it and asked Him.

 

When He answered them He said “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 nor will they say,’See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” This kingdom is within us. Jesus Christ told the Pharisees that the Kingdom of God is within you. He told them that you can’t see this kingdom through your eyes. The kingdom is within you. You can’t see it with your naked eyes. It is within you.

 

When Jesus said He knew that as people who are living in this world, there are people who are carrying the kingdom of God but these people tend to forget that they are carrying the kingdom of God. We see this by the way they conduct themselves that they have forgotten that they are carrying the kingdom of God. You see people acting contrary to what the word of God says and what it instructs us. People forget that what is within them is precious; it is like a treasure which when found must be kept. If we have this kingdom we are rich. When we have this kingdom we are happy, we are healthy etc but people tend to forget that they are carrying the kingdom of God and they go and sin whilst carrying the kingdom of God. You forget all the power, the treasure and the riches of God that you are carrying. People let us not forget what we are carrying.

 

Matthew 13:44-46 “44 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price 45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls,” Matt 13:44-45, NKJV.

 

The bible says the kingdom of heaven is like a hidden treasure which cannot be found but it says that once a person can find it, he or she will go and sell everything he or she has to go and buy it. This means that this person will sell all things like pride, stealing, hatred etc so that he or she can find this treasure. The kingdom of God is like a treasure which is worth selling all that you have. When you get the benefits of the kingdom of heaven you will receive the benefits of the kingdom of God. You sell pride, stealing etc because now you understand that with pride or stealing the kingdom of God cannot dwell within me.

 

The kingdom of God is not something you get everywhere. You might be seating here and there is somebody who wishes they were like you, who has already found the kingdom of God, these riches etc because this person is struggling with the ancestral worship altar of their families etc. This person loves to come to church to God etc but these things are holding him or her back, pulling him or her back. But you are here and are blessed because the kingdom of God is within you. You are blessed because this kingdom of God is already within you.

 

The bible says hold onto what you have because if you don’t take care of the kingdom of God, you may lose it and it may never come back. The bible says that those who were born again and become backslidden have great difficulty in coming back to the kingdom of God. Wherever you are sitting tell yourself that I am carrying precious treasure. This treasure is very scarce. You get it through grace.

Let’s not forget that we are carrying the treasure of God. Don’t frustrate yourself doing things you are not supposed to do, saying things you are not supposed to. The kingdom of God is like a treasure. A treasure is something that you get and will not want to lose, it may be something you get once in a lifetime. If you lose this kingdom it will take time to get it back.

I remember when we were still growing; bread was a serious treasure. We would only eat bread during Christmas. It was a serious treasure. We had to count all our pennies before we could buy bread. That is why I am saying treasure this treasure well. It is difficult for a born again who backslides to come back into the kingdom of God.

If you have this gift, this treasure, take good care of it. It is within you and it is up to you to protect this kingdom. Do you care about this kingdom? The kingdom of God is within you. Wherever you go, handle the kingdom of God with care. Whatever you do you know that the kingdom of God is within you. Even when you sin, you know that I am carrying the kingdom of God but still you proceed with the sin.

Some people are crying to become Christians but you already have it, it is because they are unable make it. It is not because you and I are clever or worthy. So let’s treasure this, knowing that if I lose this it will be difficult to get it back.

When bad things come your way know in your heart I am not supposed to partake of it, because I will lose the kingdom and if I can lose the kingdom I will never get it back.

In whatsoever you do or the sins you commit don’t forget that you are carrying the kingdom of God.

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