The Kingdom of God is within you and operates by the principle of seedtime and harvest. The Word is the spiritual "seed" that you plant in the "ground" or "garden" of your heart. The Kingdom of
God operates by the love of God and your faith must be motivated by

  1. The Word of God is the spiritual seed that must be planted in your heart to produce a harvest (Mark 4:21-29).
    1. The Kingdom of God operates as a seed that is planted in the ground of your heart.
      1. Ultimately the seed will produce a harvest.
    2. The seed you plant in your heart is the Word of God.
      1. "Word–seed" planted in your heart is responsible for producing the positive situations in your life.
      2. Your heart is spiritual "ground."
        1. The ground knows how to produce a harvest.
        2. The life you have now is a direct result of the seeds you have planted in your heart.

  2. The Kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:20-21).
    1. The Kingdom of God is the "soil" (your spirit) that receives the seed of God's Word.
    2. Your spirit man is the location of the Kingdom of God.
    3. The Garden of Eden is the spiritual blueprint of the Kingdom of God inside of you.
      1. Eden means "voluptuous living; unending supply."
      2. The Garden of Eden is inside of every born again Believer.
      3. Eden, or the ground of voluptuous living, is inside of you.
      4. If your life lacks something, you need to plant the thing you lack in your garden.
      5. The ground of your heart, supported by the Word seed, will produce the kind of life you want.
    4. Protect your ground by guarding what you look at, listen to and talk about.
      1. Listening to worldly music plants the wrong words in your spirit man. One day they will produce the harvest of what you heard.
      2. Worldly words are like crabgrass that chokes the seed of God's Word in your heart.
      3. Evaluate the type of seed you have allowed in your heart.
      4. The life you lived before you got saved is a direct result of what you looked at, listened to and talked about.
      5. Words produce images that go into your heart.
        1. Wrong images will pollute your spirit.
          1. Ex: Watching pornography will plant images in your heart to create a desire that you will eventually act out on. Pornography will destroy your
            life; you may try to hide its impact, but everything hidden will be
      6. There is a connection between your eyes, ears, mouth and heart.
      7. You can't be successful listening to worldly words, looking at wrong images and talking about the wrong things.

  3. The Kingdom of God is the Kingdom of Love because God is love (1 John 4:7-8).
    1. There is no greater force besides love.
    2. Faith needs love to work properly.
      1. Tribulation employs patience, but faith has to employ love to work (Galatians 5:6). Without love in operation, your faith won't effectively work for you.
      2. Immaturity in love will short–circuit the operation of the Kingdom of God in you.
    3. Faith is a law that is supported by love (Romans 3:27).
    4. If you don't love others, then you can't love God (Matthew 22:37-40).
      1. You can't be in envy, strife and jealousy and say you love your brother.
      2. God's love is matured in you when you can love others.
      3. When you are hurt, you will always make the wrong decisions.
    5. If you know someone has aught against you, reconcile that situation (Matthew 5:23-25).
      1. A refusal to forgive will cause you to be broke.
        1. Love holds the laws of prosperity together.
    6. Love never fails because God never fails (1 Corinthians 13:8).
      1. When faith fails, it becomes fear.
      2. Peter's faith failed when he denied Jesus three times (Luke 22:31-32).
      3. Even when your faith fails and turns to fear, God's love will never fail; His love can get rid of any fear in your life (1 John 4:18).
    7. Love is the preeminent force in the Kingdom of God.
    8. Love is a motivator and an activator.
      1. It motivates and activates your faith.
      2. When you mature in love, you activate faith.

Scripture References:

  • Mark 4:21-29
  • Luke 17:20-21
  • 1 John 4:7-8
  • Galatians 5:6
  • Romans 3:27
  • Matthew 22:37-40
  • 1 John 4:12
  • Matthew 5:23-25
  • 1 Corinthians 13:8
  • Luke 22:31-32
  • 1 John 4:18
Pastor Robert Bagonza
Redeemed Church