SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU. (Matt 6:33) “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
THE CHURCH IS NOT THE KINGDOM OF GOD, BUT IT IS CERTAINLY PART OF IT. (Col 1:12-14) “Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
THE APOSTLE PAUL GAVE US AN INSIGHT CONCERNING THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND SAID: (Rom 14:17) “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
RIGHTEOUSNESS – IS A GIFT FROM GOD. (Rom 5:17) For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.
AND INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS ALSO A PERSON, EVEN OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. (1 Cor 1:30) It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
PEACE – BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN JUSTIFIED BY FAITH THROUGH CHRIST, WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD.
(Rom5:1) Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.
JOY – IS PART OF THE FRUIT THAT COMES FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT HE MANIFESTS IN US FROM TIME TO TIME AS THE NEED FOR IT ARISES.
AND ALL THESE THING – GOD’S PROMISED “PROVISIONS”
(2 Cor 1:20) For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!