The kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. The manifest presence of God, where the sovereignty of God and His ultimate power is constantly at work is characterised by righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. Please note that we are not talking about the occasional miracle, or the general goodness of God over people. We are talking about the ability to operate as God on the earth at all times, and to live constantly under open heavens, Emmanuel.

The bible teaches us that Jesus Christ is the word of God made manifest; in the beginning was the word, and the word was God…and the word was made flesh…. Jesus Christ is the complete manifestation of the word of God. So, when the wise men were guided by the sign of the manifested word(star) to the place He was born, they brought out from within their treasures three things; gold, frankincense and myrrh. These are types for righteousness, peace and joy.

Now, observe that these wise men were bringing out these things from their treasures when they got to where Jesus was. That means that they already had them. They had those three things all along while they were following that star. One cannot hope to always arrive at the manifestation of the word of God in ones life without being armed with those three things; righteousness, peace and joy.

In life we do not carry treasure chests around, our treasures are stored in our hearts. The good man out of the good stored in his heart brings forth good things and wherever your treasure is there also will your heart be. Your heart is inseparable with your treasure. God, your Father has put these three things inside your heart. Therefore, guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it flows the issues of life.

Without those three things at work in our lives, we will not be able to keep our eyes fixed on that star, the author and finisher of our faith. That’s when we begin to miss the way, begin to make mistakes in life and run into all kinds of calamities that leave the mark of death all over our lives. But thank God those things are in you! The question however is this; will you walk in them?


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