the kingdom of heaven
And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand
Matthew 3:2

Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional For Friday 11th June 2021

Matthew, in the verse above, used the term,
“the kingdom of heaven” as he talked about
the message that John the Baptist came preaching. But
when you read Mark’s account, he (Mark) used the
term, “the kingdom of God”: “And saying, The time is
fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent
ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15).
Whenever the writers of the Synoptic gospels—
Matthew, Mark and Luke report the same event, with
some disparity, Matthew’s account is likely to be
the most verbatim in quoting Jesus, because among
the three writers, he was the only one of the twelve
apostles, hearing directly from Jesus. A good example
is when He used the expression “kingdom of heaven”
and when He used “kingdom of God.”
You might ask, “Is there a difference between the
two?” Though synonymously used, both expressions
are clearly different. The Kingdom of Heaven is that
part of the Kingdom of God established in the earth,
and headed by Jesus. In fact, the Greek rendering is
“Kingdom of the heavens,” which means a kingdom
from heaven.
“Kingdom of God” refers to the rulership of God,
the dominion of God, the realm of God. The Kingdom of
God is universal it goes beyond mere territories. It
goes as far as to your heart—which is why the Kingdom
of God can be established in your heart. Jesus said the
kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21).
Jesus came to establish the Kingdom of Heaven
in the earth, to project the Kingdom of God, as the
ambassador of the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of
Heaven is the Embassy of the Kingdom of God. So,
Jesus sets up His headquarters in the earth and His job
is to bring people into God’s Kingdom.
In essence, the Kingdom of Heaven is about the
work of Jesus Christ in the earth it’s the extension of
the Kingdom of God in the earth, headed by Jesus
Christ. The Kingdom of Heaven is here now, of which
we’re a part. Hallelujah!


Dear Father, what a life you’ve brought to us, and brought us into! I thank you for the Kingdom of God has been set up in my heart: the peace, the beauty, the glory, grace, and the life of God are fully functional in my spirit expressed in and through me. I’m determined, more than ever, to tell the whole world this glorious news. The Kingdom of God is here in Christ and functional now in my heart. Blessed be God!

Further Studies

John 3 3
3 - Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
John 3 5
5 - Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Matthew 10 7
7 - And as you go, proclaim, saying, The kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

1 Year Bible Reading Plan

Acts 2 22-47,2 Chronicles 8 1,2 Chronicles 11 1

2 Year Bible Reading Plan

Luke 1 1-10,Deuteronomy 9 1


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