Luke 17:21 Nor will people say, ‘Here it is, or ‘There it is,’ because the KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU.
Yesterday was no different…the winterly and cold weather outside is as fierce as it was a week or two ago. But yesterday was different…the battle within was fierce unlike any other in recent times. No, I was not battling with a person, but rather with my feelings and the circumstances around me. I asked God, ‘Why does it have to be this way and not any other way?’ Then as I reached out for the tea pack to brew myself a cup of hot mulled tea, I heard the Lord speak into my heart; THE KINGDOM IS WITHIN IN YOU. I knew that scripture verse but I didn’t immediately understand what the Lord wanted me to gain out of it. By the end of the day, my emotions were so raw and unsettled that by the time I put my head on the pillow…I was as lost as a goose!
Then this morning I woke up and the Lord put this scripture in my heart;
As His divine power has given us all things that pertain to LIFE and GODLINESS through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which been given to us EXCEEDINGLY GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES, that through these we may be PARTAKERS of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:3-4
Suddenly, my eyes opened. The Lord made me understand that GOOD LIVING does not equal LIFE nor GODLINESS. The KINGDOM OF GOD WITHIN ME is the divine power that gives me ALL THINGS that pertain to LIFE AND GODLINESS. Without the Kingdom within, it is therefore impossible for me to inherit and be a partaker in His exceedingly great and precious promises. And with this knowledge, I now realize that the Lord has allowed the circumstances in my life so that MY FLESH, that is the lust of the world to DIE. I don’t know about your circumstances, friend but as for me, I am dying…each day so that THE KINGDOM OF GOD WITHIN ME may be made manifest. IN JESUS NAME.
Blessings to you.