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Principles of the
KINGDOM
UNDERSTANDING THE KINGDOM AND
KINGDOM PRINCIPLES
What is a Kingdom
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A KINGDOM IS A KINGS’ SOVREIGN INFLUENCE,
IMPACT, RULERSHIP OVER HIS TERRITORY.
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A KINGDOM IS THE GOVERNING IMPACT OF A
KING’S WILL, INTENT AND PURPOSE OVER A
DOMAIN .
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A KINGDOM IS A KINGS’ INFLUENCE OVER A
PEOPLE AND A DOMAIN.
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A KINGDOM IS A GOVERNMENT LED BY A KING
IMPACTING A TERRITORY.
What is a Kingdom
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A Country governed/ruled by A KING
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Soverign rulership and governing influence
of the King over his territory (his domain) –
impacting it with his will, purpose and intent
– The nature of the King is produced in the
Kingdom.
Characteristics of a Kingdom
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The key to Kingdom is TERRITORITY.
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Kingdom’s Territory is call DOMAIN. KING-DOM-AIM
– “KINGDOM”
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The Glory of Kingdoms is TERRITORIAL
INFLUENCE.
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All Kingdoms EXPAND.
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The First Kingdom in existence is THE KINGDOM OF
HEAVEN.
The message of the bible is about a king, a kingdom and his royal
offspring.
What is A King
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King – Ruler of a nation or territory, inherited
and ruler for life
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Matthew 2:2 – Jesus Christ was born a King
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Mark 1:14-15 – Came Preaching the Kingdom of
God
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Mark 15:32 – Died a King
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I Tim 6:15 – Is the King of Kings and Lord of
Lords
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Jesus is Our King. We are Heirs of His Kingdom
Jesus Mission
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John 18:37
"You are right in saying I am a king. In fact,
for this reason I was born, and for this I
came into the world, to testify to the truth.
Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”
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Gal 4:4
4 But when the fullness of the time was
come, God sent forth his Son, made of a
woman, made under the law, KJV
Kingdom Manifested
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Kingdom that was hoped for was at-hand in Jesus –
Matthew 3:2
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Jesus Preached the Presence of the Kingdom –
Matthew 4:17
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Time Fulfilled and Kingdom of God and hand - Mark
1:15
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Kingdom Come Unto You – Matthew 12:28
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Jesus was the full embodiment of the Kingdom
Importance of the Kingdom
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To Understand Jesus Teachings
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Fulfillment - Luke 4:21
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Through Jesus the Kingdom made its
entrance through Human History
What is the Kingdom of God
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but
righteousness, and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost
– Romans 14:17
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Righteouseness - Matthew 5:20 – (Scribes and Pharisees were
self-righteous. Our righteousness must be about God’s
righteousness
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Peace – John 14:27, John 16:33, Romans 5:1, & Romans 8:6 ~
Inner Peace because Trust is in God through Christ
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Joy – John 15:11, Romans 15:13, Galatians 5:22-23 & Jude 1:24 ~
Pleasant emotions, delight
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Righteousness – Matthew 6:33 ~Seek God’s way to doing and
being in Right Standing
The Kingdom Has Come
But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God,
then the Kingdom of God is come unto
you.
- Matthew 12:28
The Kingdom Within You
Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo
there! For, behold, the Kingdom of God
is within you.
Luke 17:21
Kingdom of Heaven and
Kingdom of God
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Kingdom of Heaven and Kingdom of
God used interchangeably in the
Gospels
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Mark and Luke – Kingdom of God
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Matthew – Kingdom of Heaven
Jesus Prayer to Our Father
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John 17
15 My prayer is not that you take them
out of the world but that you protect
them from the evil one. 16 They are not
of the world, even as I am not of it. NIV
We Are Ambassadors
Ambassador – An official representative of
the King. A political appointee whose
job is to represent and speak for
his/her home government before the
rulers of other countries.
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II Corinthians 5:20 – We are Empowered
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We Have Been Appointed!!!
Goal of An Ambassador
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Influence the Territory of his Kingdom
Government – Chief Ambassador is
Jesus Christ
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Ephesians 6:20
What is a Principle
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Principle – Law or rule, belief or idea
that guides you; rule or belief
governing one’s personal behavior
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Biblical Principle – General Truth
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The Bible communicates to us
essentially in principles. Extract the
truth from biblical contact and re-apply
it.
God’s Priority and Principles of
the Kingdom
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Matthew 6:25-33
“Seek First His Kingdom”
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Righteousness – Matthew 6:33 ~Seek God’s way to
doing and being in Right Standing
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Make the Kingdom of God – Priority.
Seek – Pursue and Study
Righteousness – Legal Term, be in Right Position.
Align self with the Government.
The Kingdom of God is more important than food,
water, clothing, shelter, and every other basic
human need.
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Principles of Kings
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Jesus came to the earth and reestablished the
Kingdom
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Only a king can establish a Kingdom
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Jesus said His Kingdom not of this world
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Central component of Kingdom
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Only source of authority
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Sovereignty is inherent.
Principles of Lord
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Every King is Lord (Lordship Makes King Unique)
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King relates to Dominion, Lord relates to Domain
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Dominion refers to King’s Authority
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Domain refers to Territory
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Lord is Owner. Confess Jesus Christ as Lord.
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God is the Lord – Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Psalm 24:1-2
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Earth was given to Man to manage – Psalm 115:15-16
Principles of Lordship
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King personally owns everything in his domain
(Everything belongs to the King)
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Use of anything in the Kingdom is a privilege
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King can give or distribute anything to anyone in his
kingdom because He owns it
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Submissin to the King’s lordship means that we
have no right to ourselves. Jesus Christ is Lord.
Principles of Lordship (cont.)
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Obedience is acknowledgement of Lordship
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Thanksgiving is an acknowledgement of the
king’s lordship
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The word “Lord” can never be used with the
word “but”
Principles of Territory
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Every Kingdom has territory
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Gen 1:1 – In the Beginning God Created the heavens and the
earth
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The first thing God gave man was territory.
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Let them have dominion.
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By Prayer we invite God into our domain.
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We have dominion authority. “Bind” lock up or prohibit,
“Loose” Unlock or permit - Matthew 18:18
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Land. Domain, Territory – Isaiah 45:18
Principles of the Constitution
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Heart of all Kingdoms is Constitution
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King’s Covenant is his constitution. Scriptures say, “I, the
Lord, say …”
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Originates in the heart, mind and will of the king. Citizens
have no input.
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God set out the conditions. Genesis 1:26-28, Genesis 2:8,
15-17
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God’s contract with Abraham. Genesis 12:1-3, Genesis 15:
1,5
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Initiated by the king, from the king and for the king’s
pleasure
Principles of the Constitution
(cont.)
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Constitutes the king’s desire for his citizens. (King’s contract
for the people)
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States the King’s desires for His citizens (Jeremiah 29:11-14)
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The Bible is: Expressed will of the King in written form, It is the
constitution
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God’s Word is Unchanging. Psalm 10:16, Psalm 33:11, Psalm
119:89
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The constitution contains the benefits and privileges of the
Citizens. Matt 6:31-33, Matthew 7:7-8, John 3:16, John 5:24,
Matthew 18:19-20, Luke 12:32
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The Constitution is the reference for life in the kingdom.
Exodus 20:3-17, Matthew 5:3-10
Principles of the Constitution
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(cont.)
The Constitution is the reference for life in the
kingdom. Exodus 20:3-17, Matthew 5:3-10
Our constitution says,
“The word of the Lord stands forever”
(1 Pet 1:25a)
Principles (cont.)
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Principles of Law
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Principles of Keys
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Principles of Citizenship
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Principles of Culture
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