Righteousness And Love In The Invisible Kingdom
Jesus told the crowd to seek first God's Kingdom and His righteousness. He spoke of an invisible kingdom. God's Kingdom is a place of righteousness as opposed to a world where evil is present. We're not there yet. The battle for decency goes on every day.
Jesus taught that the problems of society are really the problems of the heart. "For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander" (Matthew 15:19), said Jesus.
"OK, we know it's out there," you say, "but how can we disengage ourselves from it? How can we keep ourselves and our kids from the moral pollution?"
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" explained Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:17. God brings an internal transformation in the lives of those who are citizens of God's Kingdom. We acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord and King of our lives and that we are controlled not by our old natures that war within, but by the Spirit of God who dwells within us.
The invisible kingdom is also a kingdom of love, and those whose lives are touched by God are changed. It enables them to love, whereas they would have hated, or at least been indifferent to others.
Have you as a spiritual affirmation said, "Lord Jesus, I want You to rule and reign in my heart and life. I crown You as my King and place you over the kingdom of my life?" When you do that, you indeed become a citizen of the invisible kingdom, the Kingdom of God.
On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. REVELATION 19:16