The God of the Bible is affectionately known as the “King of Kings.” With this name, Christians proclaim God’s authority in the highest place as the one who sits in the seat of ultimate authority over heaven and earth. However, we see how the kingdom of this world is run by another dominion – the dominion of darkness.
In John 18:36, Jesus announced “my kingdom is not of this world.” The gospels identify two kingdoms. The division is between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan (Luke 11:14-22). Jesus demonstrates how the kingdom of God disarms and will ultimately defeat the kingdom of this world over which Satan rules. Yet our hope rests in that one day, we look forward to the time when heaven declares “the kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ” (Revelation 11:15).
Today, imagine waking up to a brand-new world. Your new world is a kingdom of light. Darkness has vanished. You feel freedom and joy and perfect belonging. All authorities in this new world are good – the authorities in your home, at your work, over your leisure. Every sector of life is filled with fulfillment and flourishing. The beautiful reality of the Kingdom of Christ is that we can experience it now. We don’t have to wait. We can walk in the light as he is in the light in all of our comings and goings. Imagine yourself walking through every part of your day under the banner of this light, then step out to walk under the authority of the King of Kings who oversees a kingdom not of this world.
By Yvonne Biel