As Obi and Ruth were approaching the Udala Tree near the road junction, Ruth told Obi, ‘I will be taking the right turn.’ ‘Where are you lodging?’ asked Obi, ‘With Amaka Nwabunnaya at Chekenta Village.’ Ruth replied. ‘You mean Nze Nwabunnayas’daughter’ Yes ! Ruth answered. ‘We have been childhood friends before they travelled to the UK. But before you go, I want to leave you with this: The next is to enter the kingdom of God.’
Jesus said in Matthew 11:11-12: ‘Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.’ It entails being secured in character, maturity and integrity.
Being a child of God by accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour is different from being a Son. Kingdom inheritance is not for Children but for Sons, which includes both male and female. Galatians 4:1-3 said: Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:’
Although the kingdom belongs to the children of God as Jesus noted, ‘And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.’(Luke 12:29-32).
You will be under tutors and a governors until you overcome. Even Jesus had to learn obedience by what He suffered. This includes: rulers, principalities and powers. There are good and bad rulers and principals. It is just like going through a school or lesson which you have to pass. God’s intention for creating heaven and earth is not for people to die and go to either heaven or hell but to have dominion. This dominion is over all things God created with exception of human beings.
The report card has already been published between Matthew chapters 5 to 7. You need to pass the test in order to enter the kingdom. A kingdom talks about a king and his domain. You cannot be a king without a domain. Entering the kingdom is not the end. You need to start taking territories. For example, if you are always sick and needed to see the Doctor, then sickness is reigning over you and this is not an inheritance of a Son of God. You have to reign over sickness.
A child of God can be sick due to tutors and governors of sickness reigning over him until he gains masterly over them. Sickness, lack and so on have tutors and governors behind them. You either become slaves to these tutors and governors or gain masterly over them. For example, if you smoke; drink alcohol; eat canned foods with poisonous chemical etc. The principals behind it will reign over you until you gain experience. However, it is better you win on time, than allow it to kill you.
When you are under bad government or job that is gradually stealing your life. There are principals behind it. This cannot be solved by complaining but by learning principles. Principals acts with principles. They can only reign over you if you allow them. God do not interfere until when called upon. He also reveals to us what to do. But do not stop reading the Bible which will enable you gain masterly. . ———————To be continued.