The Kingdom Of God And The Kingdom Of Heaven
Contributed by Jeff Van Wyk on Mar 16, 2013 (message contributor)
Summary: Although God took Adam to Eden which was heaven on earth, he was placed there for training so that he could fulfill his earthly prophetic purpose. God told Adam that the whole earth was his to control. But Adam was not ready for this mandate. God walked w
The Kingdom Of God And The
Kingdom Of Heaven
God spoke prophetically over Adam and explained his purpose which included man’s purpose for the earth.
Genesis 1:28 - Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
Although God took Adam to Eden which was heaven on earth, he was placed there for training so that he could fulfill his earthly prophetic purpose. God told Adam that the whole earth was his to control. But Adam was not ready for this mandate. God walked with Adam in the garden and taught him so that he could understand his Kingdom assignment and mandate.
Unfortunately, during Adam’s training period, he allowed the devil to speak to him and he released his future prematurely and it messed up mankind’s purpose.
I am sure that as God walked with Adam each and every day, He was teaching Adam Kingdom ways. God was involved in Adam’s life and did not leave him to fulfill his purpose without proper preparation. I can imagine how God would teach Adam the Word so that his mind could be programmed in such a way that he could begin to think like a covenant son and believe that he could take the earth.
When God saves us, we have to be discipled and trained for our future.
God’ purpose for Adam was for him to take the blessings of Eden to the ends of the earth but because he was released before his time, he took nothing from Eden.
It is so important that we submit ourselves to God through His earthly leaders and allow God to train and prepare us for what lies ahead so that when the time is right, we will be ready to take on the world.
The calling and anointing on our lives extends to the ends of the earth. Many Christians come to church, but they do not want to be trained and when the time comes for them to be used, they have nothing to give.
There is a clear difference between the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven.
We cannot enjoy the Kingdom of Heaven unless the Kingdom of God is established in us.
The Kingdom of God
The blessings of heaven cannot be accessed and released by us unless the rule and authority of God is formed in us first.
Matthew 6:33 - Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you.
We need to understand what the Kingdom of God is first before we can look at the definition of the Kingdom of Heaven.
When we seek the things of God and His ways are established within us, then all the benefits and blessings can be released through us and in us.
God placed Adam in the garden so that he could release the blessings of heaven to the ends of the earth. But he had to understand who God was. Satan’s plan was to let Adam think that he was ready to release heaven to the ends of the earth before he had a revelation of who God really was.
Spiritual growth is not an event but a process because God first establishes His ways within us. Many Christians want the benefits of heaven, but they do want to submit to God. It takes time to deal with the weaknesses of the flesh, to change things that God wants us to change, and to live according to the Word of God.
The Kingdom of God is the rule of God. If we do not submit to God and obey Him, we are in rebellion to Him. There are too many rebellious people who are trying to advance the Kingdom of God but they do not know God and have not submitted to His ways. We cannot represent heaven unless we are in submission to the God of heaven.
The Kingdom of heaven
The Kingdom of God is the rule of God and the Kingdom of Heaven is the outpouring of heaven’s blessings upon the earth through those who know God.
We can confess all the blessings of God upon our lives, but unless we are in submission to His laws, nothing will manifest in the natural.
The blessings come when we are in submission to the source of the blessings.
If we want to enjoy Kingdom benefits and to share these benefits with a lost world, we need to allow God to take us through a process of growth and learning.
God wants us to show the world that there is a better way by serving Jesus and the best way to preach to others is for them to see the blessings of heaven manifest in our lives.