What is the Kingdom of God?
A kingdom is a governing influence of a king over his territory (domain) impacting it with his will, his purpose and his intention producing citizens (his people) who reflect his culture (lifestyle, values and morals) and manifest his nature (image, glory).
The Kingdom of God is not an earthly kingdom (John 18:36). It is not of this world (John 18:36), like that of Roman Empire or British or eSwatini kingdoms. It is not really a physical territory.
The Kingdom of God is the jurisdiction over which the influence of God has full authority. It is the kingdom of heart manifesting through God’s power, lifestyle (culture) and glory (nature). It is the Holy Spirit (the power of God’s Spirit) inside the man’s spirit, manifested through:
(i) Spiritual fruits in the life of a believer: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).
(ii) Spiritual gifts given to a believer as and when required to benefit all believers: wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophesy, discern or cast out spirits, speak or interpret unknown languages (1 Corinthians 12:7-11).
God extended His heavenly Kingdom on earth through mankind (kings on earth) governed by the Holy Spirit. So, Jesus Christ is King of kings, and the Holy Spirit is the Governor of the Kingdom of God on earth.
The king personally owns the territory and everything in it.
Thus, the Kingdom of God is the influence of God over (on) your life. It is like ‘’yeast’’ (Matthew 13:33) or ‘’a mustard seed’’ (Matthew 13:31-32).
The kingdom concept was invented by God. God is the first King. The Bible calls Him the Ancient King (Daniel 7:13-14). He is the King of Glory (Psalms 24:8), which is the invisible country called Heaven. God is King of all kings and Lord of all lords (Revelation 19:16).