The Kingdom of God changed me forever.

From the very beginning of his ministry on earth, Jesus preached (Matt 4: 17) "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near." After Jesus conquered death, sin, the grave, our weak nature and our fierce enemy, Jesus was given all authority in heaven and on earth, both as the cosmic King, the King of heaven and earth and as the Head of the Church. And he remains with us, always.


The command of King Jesus is amongst others that we should (Matt 6:33) “first seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness” and all the things that we are concerned about, and need, will be given to us in his grace, under his authority and through his immense power.


Seeking, proclaiming - and submitting to - the Kingship of Jesus refer, amongst other things, to:


A change in my allegiance. If Christ is the King, he deserves my love, honour, loyalty, and obedience. I submit to his will, authority and power.


A change in my expectations. Jesus made extraordinary promises about his kingdom. The kingdom may not yet be visible and fulfilled completely, but it has been established by his suffering, resurrection and ascension and it will last forever.


A change in my values. The values of Christ’s kingdom become my values and reflect first of all what matters to the King.


A change in my priorities. Jesus challenged his followers to bring the values of his kingdom into their day-to-day lives. “Seeking first the kingdom” puts Christ’s perspective on all my works and their outcomes.


A change in my lifelong mission. Jesus touches the outlook of my life. He gives me purpose and a mission, promoting kingdom values in every aspect of life, extending his gracious invitation and message to the ends of the earth, providing to all the opportunity to give their allegiance to Jesus as their Redeemer, Saviour, Lord and King.


Be blessed when you, as the highest priority in your life, first of all seek the Kingdom of God, submitting to King Jesus, and everything you really need is given to you by our gracious Sovereign, our eternal Redeemer and Saviour.