The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. Luke 16:16
Many wonder what the Kingdom of God is and where it would be found. The kingdom of God is already here. It came here the day Jesus proclaimed it. To those that are willing, they enter into it and benefit from what it supplies. The question to ask is, are you in it.
The coming of Jesus into the world, unveiled the kingdom among men. Jesus came to reveal to us how to live in the kingdom of God. He healed the sick, He fed the poor, helped the weak, resurrected the dead, preached the good news and eventually, He presented Himself as the ultimate sacrifice for all by giving His life for many. By these acts, He opened the doors for all who believe on Him to press into the Kingdom and partake of the same.
Notice that men are pressing into the Kingdom. The word "pressing" here implies the need for a committed action that signifies the application of resolute determination. Against all the odds of worldly trappings, hate, sin and temptation, men forsake them all as they press their way into the kingdom. There is an application of determination, commitment, and zeal to partake of that which the Kingdom offers.
For this reason, scripture says the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force, Mat 11:12. It suffers violence from those that are pressing in to live by its values. Where the world says hate, the kingdom way says love them all. Where the world says do not give, the kingdom says it is more blessed to give than to receive. It is a pressing because in the midst of unfavourable circumstances, we force our way through to live by the values of the kingdom in the midst of a tempting environment. Without this press, some have drowned in the darkness of sin, as their faith has made shipwreck.
Therefore, you too ought to press into the kingdom. Against the odds, Press to do as the kingdom way. You may look odd among your peers, but that is because you are from a unique kingdom and you operate under a different kind of rules. Keep pressing into the Kingdom and eventually the Kingdom will be revealed in you for all to see.
Am a child of God and I belong to the kingdom of God. I operate under a different set of rules. Righteousness reigns in my heart as the Lord leads me in the path of righteousness, in Jesus’ name, amen.