If you have ever taken an extended trip in the family car with children in the back seat, you have surely heard these questions, “How much further is it? How long until we get there?”
You may be driving through some beautiful mountain scenery and very interesting sites along the way, but the children in the back seat, miss it all.
They don’t even notice the deer or bear or other interesting animals in the gorgeous landscapes out their window.
Their focus is so set on what is to come, that they totally miss what is happening now.
Life becomes boring as they longingly and impatiently wait for the time to pass till they can get to the great life event they are going to experience later when they arrive.
One way to alleviate the boredom is to turn to fantasy imagination. Pick up a comic book or video game or something fictional to read to get their minds off the boring trip.
Either that or they begin to squabble with one another for no good reason.
Okay, I think you are getting it.
We are not just talking about a family vacation trip. Yes, we are talking about our lives and the Kingdom of God.
Today many believers are missing their part in the reality of the Kingdom of God from heaven on earth while focusing on a future Kingdom to come.
Many do not yet realize that the King and the kingdom can be right there in the car with us every mile of the journey.
There is no such thing as a bored kingdom disciple. Life is always full and meaningful for ALL who truly seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness FIRST, (Matthew 6:33).
Yes, there will be challenges and perhaps even setbacks. However, there is always victory in the end of the matter and never boredom.
There is total satisfaction in this life now as all that is needed to complete God’s plan for us at this time is added to us, (Romans 8:37, John 16:33, 1 John 4:4).
Our every desire is fulfilled as we seek first the Kingdom of God. As we live by the Spirit and walk in the Spirit, all things are possible to us.
As Christ Jesus abides in us and we abide in Him, we ask what we desire and it is done on earth as it is in heaven, (Matthew 6:33, John 15:7, Galatians 5:16, 25).
These are NOT religious statements or Christian platitudes.
THIS IS THE REALITY OF THE JOURNEY FOR US NOW! All things are possible now, if we believe, (Mark 9:23).
The trip or journey we are on is the Kingdom of God now on earth functioning in and with us. It is NOT a distant destination that will come someday or that we will arrive at some future time.
OUR LIFE IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NOW WITH US AND WITHIN US. We do not need to be bored with life now in hopes of getting to the good part someday, (Luke 17:21, Colossians 1:27).
Our environment and circumstances do NOT make us who we are and does NOT determine the kingdom that lives in us and in which we abide.
We, that is to say you and me with CHRIST IN US, is the reality of the kingdom of God on earth. We with the kingdom in us makes the circumstances in and around us to become the kingdom on earth, (Philippians 2:15, Matthew 5:14).
The God of all creation in us will recreate the environment around us into the righteous, peaceful, joyous reign of the love of God on earth, (Romans 14:17).
There is absolutely no need for fantasy foolishness to overcome boredom. Fantasy activity is at best childish play, and in adults it is a fruitless deviant substitute for the real excitement of our life now with God in His kingdom reality, (1 Corinthians 13:11).
Childish fun becomes wicked and evil when it replaces the reality of life with God. Some of the popular kingdom replacements today are things like comic books, video games, pornography, TV romance and novels, violent action movies, sports, endless mind crafting entertainment, and much more.
Multi-billion dollar industries have developed from these substitutes that replace the real life of the supernatural reality of the Kingdom of God actively functioning in our lives now.
Religion can also become a diversion from Kingdom reality in this life.
Laws and religious condemnation have never, and will not ever fix the lack and need to alleviate boredom and create lives of adventure and great excitement.
Religion can keep us busy about trying to get to God and give some purpose to life.
However, it may not be truly seeking the real Kingdom of God in our lives. Only as people see and experience the pure holy love and supernatural reality of the Kingdom of God will they turn from the foolishness of childish games.
As our spiritual eyes and ears are opened to see the Kingdom of God, we can grow up into the reality of union with the God of all creation.
In the Kingdom life we are made alive by Christ in us by the Holy Spirit working within our lives to overcome all evil and restore the kingdoms of this world to the kingdoms of our God, (Ephesians 2:1-7).
Go for it now!
Turn to God with your whole heart. Call upon Him to reveal the mysteries of the secrets of the Kingdom of God now in your life to rule and reign in this life.
Your life will then honor God and bring forth His will on earth as it is in heaven, (Mark 12:30, 1 Timothy 17).
He is worthy of all honor from all of our lives.
Ask God to help you to SEEK THE KINGDOM OF GOD FIRST.
Allow God to speak by His Spirit truth that replaces your old mindsets with the mind of Christ and the Heart of God, transforming us together as one into grown up sons and daughters of God, (Romans 12:1-2).
Be saturated and filled with the Spirit and the Word of God, and the righteousness, peace, and joy of the love of God will consume our lives into one Body and Bride of Christ, (Matthew 6:33, Colossians 3:2, Hebrews 12:29, Acts 2, Proverbs 31:10-31).
There is no more exciting and fulfilling life than fruitfully accomplishing our part and portion in bringing forth the Kingdom of God into this world.
All the world is the canvas covered with a distorted painting, waiting for the powerful skilled Kingdom people filled and empowered by the life of God to come into agreement with God to restore the painting to the beautiful reality of life on earth as it is in heaven, (Romans 8:19-22).
The Kingdom reality of life on earth cannot be contained or limited to any part of created order.
It is not limited to any people, place, or segment of life in the world. All the world is to be fully set free from the curse of the failure of mankind and fully restored under the glory of the love, peace, and joy in the righteous order of all things in perfect alignment with the order of heaven.
Enter the Cocoon of World Transformation
That which is to come is fully now in the Spirit. The full experience of heaven’s life and order is now for us who live in the Spirit and walk in the Spirit as we physically walk in this natural world.
We rest in peace as we yet move about carrying the love and life of the world to come as the pure seed of the Kingdom.
Christ in you the confident reality of the glory of heaven on earth. Selah, (Psalm 91, Mark 9:23).
Be made whole in His love,
~ Ron McGatlin
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Ron McGatlin Ron has over 55 years of seeking to serve God in ministry and business. Barbara has served in pastoral and Christian education positions for over 10 years. They currently make their home in the foot hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, USA. Ron has written 5 books on revival and the in-breaking kingdom and continues to write powerful apostolic/prophetic articles published weekly in the OpenHeaven.com Digest.