Kingdom of God vs. Kingdom of the Devil
…seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6.33
The Kingdom of God is the Kingdom of peace, joy, righteousness, and an honest and blameless life. It is the Kingdom of a new life.
But if the Kingdom of God exists, the kingdom of Satan also exists. And until a person enters the Kingdom of God, he will live in the kingdom of the devil; this is, with depression, doubts, insecurities, and conflicts.
There’s no point in having money when you live in the kingdom of the devil, because money does not relieve depression, it does not take away the pain of the soul. Money may bring some comfort to a person’s physical body, but it brings no comfort to his spiritual body, which is the soul.
Believe it or not, this is the truth!
This is why Jesus said:
But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you. Matthew 12.28
Therefore, for you to enter the Kingdom of God, you must first leave the kingdom of the devil, which is hell. This is, you must be delivered from evil spirits, turn away from the wrong things you are doing, your desires, and surrender your life entirely on the Altar of God.
By doing so, the Holy Spirit comes and leads you into the Kingdom of God; and then, the other things will be added, whether it’s in your marriage, finances, health, etc. This is what Jesus promises!
However, many make the mistake of seeking first the things that will only come after the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.
Instead of prioritizing the Kingdom of God, they prioritize marriage, material conquests, buying a house, health, family, children, everything in this world, and then they want to take possession of the Kingdom of God. There is no way this can happen!
Remember, the kingdom belongs to God. He is the One who sets the rules!
And to enter His Kingdom, you have to submit to His rules.
Until you enter the Kingdom of God, nothing is going to happen. You will be chasing after the wind all of your life.
Any achievement obtained in the kingdom of the devil will eventually be lost.
However, only the Kingdom of God can support the faithful. We will only have protection for all eternity in the Kingdom of God.
Bishop Edir Macedo