You may not believe it but one of the most used words in the New Testament is not “Hallelujah”, “Amen”, “ #blessed ”, or even the phrase “Not today Satan!”.
One of the most used words in the New Testament is the word “Kingdom”.
This is clearly a term the New Testament authors were extremely passionate about, yet it is not a term that we dive into very often in the Church today. Maybe we don’t give it much attention anymore because we don’t really have Kingdoms in our day and age anymore.
The most we ever hear is usually tied to tabloid news about the Royals and the Queen. We just don’t use Kingdom terminology in our society anymore.
The other thing we associate with the word “Kingdom” is Heaven. When we read it in the Bible we just naturally assume that it is referring to the place we will all be going to sometime in the future.
This all sounds pretty good until Jesus makes this statement in Mark 1:15
“The time has come,” he said. “The Kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the Good News!”
It would appear as if Jesus was referring to the Kingdom in a completely different context than we would be used to.
If the Kingdom does not refer to a place on earth or a place in eternity then what could it possibly be referring to?
Join us over the next couple of weeks as we take a deeper look at the Kingdom Life!