Isaiah 9:2-7 (NIV) The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned . . . . 4 For as in the day of Midian’s defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them . . . . 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government [the authority of Heaven’s Kingdom] will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Matthew 4:16-18 (NIV) The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent [think differently], for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
Think differently, because you can now change kingdoms.
Colossians 1:13 (TLB) For he has rescued us out of the darkness and gloom of Satan’s kingdom and brought us into the Kingdom of his dear Son.
Luke 8:1 (KJV) He went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God.
. . . preaching and demonstrating the good news about the availability of the kingdom of God. – WMF
Matthew 10:7-8 (TPT) Go, preach this message: ‘Heaven’s kingdom realm is accessible, close enough to touch’ . . . . Bring healing to lepers and to those who are sick, and make it your habit to break off the demonic presence from people, and raise the dead back to life. Freely you have received the power of the kingdom, so freely release it to others.
The kingdom of darkness flourishes off of limits and boundaries.
- Genetic Determinism
- Environmental Determinism
- Psychic Determinism
The Kingdom of God flourishes off of faith and hope. There are no limits and boundaries.
Acts 26:18 (TPT) You [Paul] will open their eyes to their true condition, so that they may turn from darkness to the Light and from the power of Satan to the power of God. By placing their faith in me they will receive the total forgiveness of sins and be made holy, taking hold of the inheritance that I give to my children!
Colossians 1:12 (LDB) Continually thank the Father with joy, as you think of the fact that He has made us eligible to share in the inheritance of all the marvelous things He has prepared in His Kingdom of Light.
. . . [be] thankful to the Father who has made us fit to share all the wonderful things that belong to those who live in the Kingdom of light. – TLB
What belongs to those who live in God’s Kingdom? All we have to do is look at Heaven.
What is in Heaven?
- Is sickness in heaven? No. Then healing belongs to us.
- Is poverty in heaven? No. Then financial blessing belongs to us.
- Is depression in heaven? No. Then joy belongs to us.
Matthew 6:10 (ICB) We pray that your kingdom will come. We pray that what you want will be done, here on earth as it is in heaven.
. . . Manifest your kingdom . . . . – TPT
. . . Manifest Your will here on earth, as it is manifest in heaven. – VOICE
Heaven shows me the gifts found in God’s Christmas Kingdom.