From the time of birth until the time of death, there is a natural progression of learning, growing, and experiencing what we learn as we grow. An educational process begins that is designed to teach us about our world, primarily that part of the world we call home. As a newborn citizen we are ignorant, unlearned, and unskilled in the ways of life in our newfound country, its people, and its ways – good or bad. We have no concept of government, education, work, religion, entertainment, crime, social interaction, or those things associated with day-to-day life on a planet called Earth. Some things in life are not learned until they are encountered.
This also is true of the born-again believer. We have been birthed into a new country (The Kingdom of God) and are no longer citizens of this world (The Kingdom of Darkness). By nature, or our natural birth into this world, we were children of darkness, children of disobedience but we have been translated (repositioned) into the Kingdom of God.
“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:” (Col 1:13)
Translated - 1) to transpose, transfer, remove from one place to another 7a) of change of situation or place
Everything I just spoke about in the natural can be equated to Kingdom life and those things that belong to the Kingdom of God. In this book, we want to take you from the cradle to the grave and beyond. We will show you life in the Kingdom of God in a simple way you can apply to everyday living. You will be truly able to say as Jesus did:
“……My kingdom is not of this world: …. but now is my kingdom not from hence.” (John 18:36 Emphasis mine)
This is also a statement we will elaborate on, because of the misunderstanding people have about the Kingdom of God. Let me say this, God’s Kingdom is always present where God’s Spirit is, but that does not mean that His Kingdom is established there.