The Kingdom of God is the domain of God from within His creation and from within people. If Stanwood or any city or state in the United States is going to prosper, then the people are going to have to be Kingdom people.
Jesus referred to His kingdom 139 times. In heaven, there is peace because the beings there are living in the kingdom, meaning not only in heaven, but they have the Spirit of God within themselves and serve King Jesus.
Currently the earth is in conflict with the morality, values and authority of the kingdom of God, because many people are following the ways of Lucifer, who leads rebellion against the values of the king (Jesus).
When Jesus began His earthly ministry, He began with these words, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, "Matthew 3:2. In Matthew 6:33, Jesus commanded, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things [prosperity, blessings, protection, answered prayers, eternal life] shall be added unto you."
Matthew 9:35, tells us that the good news of the kingdom is the gospel.
Galations 5:19-21 said, "Now the works of the flesh are... adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like... as I have told you in the past, that they which do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God."
Let us usher the kingdom of God to Stanwood.
Dr. Jonathan Hansen
World Ministries International