A Kingdom Culture


Cal Pierce

We are in a time when man's economy is being shaken. World governments aren't sure what to do about it. Even the strategies that are being implemented are in doubt. We're not sure what will happen. People are becoming fearful and hanging onto their money.

We will become fearful if we don't know what to do in times of shaking. God tells us what to do. In Colossians 3:1-3, we are instructed,

'If you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.'

Notice it says to set our mind on the things above. Kingdom authority and power comes to us when we focus on heaven and not earth. We must make a determination to set our mind on the things above. The answer to everything, even recession, comes to us through the Kingdom of God. It says that we have to seek after it. We must consciously press into it. The Kingdom of God is reachable. Jesus revealed this to us in Matthew 4:17:

From that time on Jesus began to preach, 'Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.'

If it is at hand, it isn't far away. The Kingdom is to come on earth as it is in heaven as we are told in Matthew 6:10. We receive it by His will being done in us. His will for us is that we prosper in all things. We are no longer to be under the curse we have been redeemed from. If we're to have His Kingdom come on earth as in heaven, and there is no recession in heaven, then there will be none in us as we receive His Kingdom. The Kingdom of God, when we walk in it, brings divine favor to us for the fulfillment of His will.

It pleases God to give us His Kingdom. Luke 12:32 says, 'Do not be afraid little children, for your Father has been pleased to give you the Kingdom.'

His desire is that we have it as it is in heaven. The Kingdom fulfills His will for us. The Kingdom comes through relationship with the King. When you get it, it doesn't consist in words, but in power. (1 Cor. 4:2) It's the power to live an overcoming life. It's a position in God that will change our condition. It is a place where you receive from Heaven, your inheritance, because you set your mind on the things of God above and earth is changed.