“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”           [Matthew 6:33] 

How many states does the kingdom of God have?  What mapping can we use to further develop our understanding of this place called the Kingdom of God?   In the world we know that since the beginning of time nations have changed names and boundaries, but what of this spiritual kingdom?

Paul said “The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, [not made up of the natural needs of man] but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit“.  The boundaries of righteousness are the hedgerows; the integrity of the Word of God mapping out a variety of states, principalities and produce.

The atmosphere of this kingdom is one of peace and joy kept and provided for by the power of the Holy Spirit.   The states of the kingdom are; love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.   No law is necessary when there is such a rich crop of kingdom fruit, and such a diet creates health and well being when living in these states.

There is no ‘selling’ or ‘bartering’ in this kingdom, but only giving and in the giving more is received.  “…for the same measure you use it will be measured back to you” [Luke 6:38] When cared for this land of the kingdom grows exponentially and will eventually fill the whole earth.

Which ‘state’ are you living in today?

Further Reading:  Psalm 145:13; Hebrews 12:28; Galatians 5:22; Revelation 11:15