Suddenly, from out of the shadows, a gang of thugs emerges. One of the hoodlums brandishes a knife and demands that Dundee hand over his possessions. This scene reminds me of our text. David has just completed the construction of his palace.
Becoming a Kingdom Builder Episode: What are you on this earth for? I mean what purpose, what plan do you think God has for your life?
What does He want you to accomplish? We want to build things that we can see: God wants to build a spiritual kingdom on this earth, that involves winning over the hearts of men and women and children with His love, through Jesus His Son.
Their own despotic little empires; the empire of Rome, that was their world-view, and so this is what happened. Once Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, and He answered: The kingdom of God lives in our hearts.
And so that brings us back to the question that I asked a few minutes ago: Why are you on this earth? I smiled, because you know, I never worry about numbers; they belong to God.
It brought something to the surface that had been there for a while: God stirred him up. The second man, a younger man, a very successful author and speaker. He travels all over the world as a speaker and gets paid a bundle of money just to show up.
Often you see him on the news at night on TV, being interviewed about this and that. I mean, this young guy has the world at his feet. He has talents and abilities that I will never have.
He felt to seek me out after we met at a conference, and ask me if I could spend a little time each month mentoring him. Now the guy is full on for Jesus. Two men in the space of a couple of months come across my path, and just at a time when God was prompting me to write about becoming a kingdom builder.
My worldly empire was pretty successful, but my heart yearned for something. It may not be a change of job or career. Maybe today is the start of something new. Mark, Luke and John record only that Jesus talked about the kingdom of God.
Have a listen to Matthew 3:Once Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, and He answered: ‘The kingdom of God is not coming with things that can be observed, nor will they say ‘Look, here it is’ or ‘There it is’, for in fact, the kingdom of God is within you’.
Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring. This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering—.
Bible verses about Kingdom Building. Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring.
This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also. The kingdom of God is within us (LUKE ). So we ought to be yielding ourselves, body and all, to the will of the Father, letting Him dwell in us and walk in us, letting the increase of His government and peace upon His kingdom be without end, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from hence forth even for ever.
The kingdom is grace, God's love for the world, the source of our serenity and trust: "Fear not, little flock", Jesus says, "for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom" (Lk ).
Unfortunately, in reading Jesus’ statement that “the kingdom of God is within you,” many have mistakenly limited the Kingdom of God to a philosophical perspective or a way of thinking. In reality, the coming Kingdom of God is far more than what is in the hearts and minds of Jesus’ followers.