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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
14:17 For the kingdom of God - That is, true religion, does not consist in external observances. But in righteousness - The image of God stamped on the heart; the love of God and man, accompanied with the peace that passeth all understanding, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Ro 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink. Christ's dominion; the church visibly; personally, his sway over your soul. This does not depend on "meat and drink". It rises higher than food questions. Personally, its essence is not in external things. It consists of: Righteousness. Justification; the forgiveness of sins. Peace. Reconciliation to God, and peace of soul as the result. And joy in the Holy Ghost. The rejoicing of those who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit (Ro 8:1,4). Seek these rather than to eat and drink what you will.
Prophet T.K.O OLOIDI's comment on 2013-09-16 10:31:14:
As regenerated Christians, we need to go after things and activities that will add values to our spiritual lives and enable us to grow rapidly in the Spirit. We should push more for spiritual food(WORD OF GOD) and water(BAPTISM) as well as FRUIT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT rather than eating always which may even lead to the sin of glutony.
Jeremiah's comment on 2013-08-16 01:02:38:
Paul gave an in depth inspirational explanation of what God was saying in Deut 8.3 and what Jesus said in Mat 4.4; that man shall not live only be bread alone, but by every word that proceed out of the mouth of the God. Not just meat and drink, but consciously living by the word, by faith, in the spirit and by the law of the spirit.
Pastor Michael Bard's comment on 2013-04-13 10:20:17:
i feel the kingdom of God is Spirit, God is a Spirit
john 4:24 the kingom of heaven is a relm not place
to enter a person must be born of water. (Baptism)
acts 2:38 and born of the Spirit the (Holyghost)
acts 2:38-39 acts 10 acts 19:5 acts 16 acts 8 read for your self. thanks.
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