by Dorth Dunbar
kingdom of God is the wealthy place that people spend their entire
lives trying to possess. When the Christian story is told, it is
kingdom wealth which holds the key to all the wealth needed in this
life. The things in this life become valuable when we value our
heritage in God’s kingdom. God gives us prosperity and if you want
to receive kingdom wealth you must look to the scriptures for wisdom
to find the recipe for true wealth. It was the God given decisions
which took the patriarchs of faith to the path of lasting victory.
God invites you to see His glory though your own eyes. Kingdom
Wealth speaks and you can experience it.
The richness of God’s rewards is in His Kingdom. Being
rich towards God is still the most valuable wealth to possess. While
tangible possessions are good there is much more to be said when it
comes to the benefits of being wealthy. If we are to conclude that
all good things come from God, thus it follows that riches and
wealth must first take place in the spiritual dimension.
The greatest example of Kingdom wealth can be seen in
Israel’s King Solomon who was the richest man to ever have lived.
But Solomon was not just rich in silver and gold, he was also rich
in wisdom and wisdom gives one the ability to acure the wealth of
both worlds--the spiritual and the physical. His life gave us one of the best examples of wealth in both
dimensions; the heavenly realm and the earthly realm. And he had one
of the best applications of wealth because King Solomon understood
the need to have a heart that was motivated toward God for he loved
the people of God. The repeated pattern of loving God first is true
wealth. King Solomon’s testimony documents his wealth. God’s wisdom
was King’s Solomon spiritual treasure which provided him with
The kingdom of God has come; His wealth, our godly
heritage, is true abundance. Spiritual lack eventually causes one to
experience a state of inward bankruptcy, a state of spiritual
failure, although one may have a succession of things.
The Apostle Paul explained the value of kingdom wealth,
through his experience of earthly lack and earthly fullness Paul
knew what it was to have and what it was to be without.
Paul was content in both arenas of life because his heart
belonged to God, and his faith in God was the true riches that he
ascribed to. He relinquished his earthly status as a Roman citizen,
to be a God’s solider in the army of Lord. Paul life was fulfilled
in God and not poor toward the kingdom of God. To be zealous in
this life through accomplishments without Christ causes true
Kingdom wealth belongs to God, and it
involves the best of both worlds--physical and spiritual. God has
made provision for us to obtain this wealth which is obtainable both
now and in the hereafter. Kingdom wealth introduces and presents
itself through our expectations of God based on our faith in Him and
our obedience to His word. We are urged to
treasures in heaven rather than here on earth.
The wealth of God is not just about money and things.
Kingdom wealth is about total prosperity of mind, body and spirit. Being diligent in the things of God will help us to
distinguish God’s timing so that we are wealthy in every season of
Jesus' explanation of
the parable of the ten virgins
is a demonstration and a great visual picture of kingdom wealth. In
this parable the five foolish virgins paid an incredible price
because they were poor toward God. The five
wise virgins had true wealth, having the key element needed for
obtaining kingdom wealth, which is faith in and obedience to God.
The end of the story closes with two different outcomes,
the five foolish virgins and the five wise virgins; five were ready
to go in to meet the Bridegroom, when he came back for them and the
proof that they were ready is in the fact that they kept their lamps filled with oil. This parable
allows us to see how important it is to be rich toward God through
faith. We may not know
exactly what is at the end of our obedience toward God, it may
appear to be insignificant but we can be assured it is always for
The foolish virgins were on equal playing ground with the
wise virgins in every way with one exception: they were simply not
ready to meet the bridegroom because they ran out of oil and
therefore they were left behind.
Kingdom wealth is about obtaining the riches of the
Kingdom of God and not the wealth that the world has to offer.
God is Spirit and His
kingdom is also of the spirit realm. Let us therefore focus on
stockpiling wealth that will endure throughout eternity. Only
kingdom wealth will help you enter the kingdom of God. Keep your
lamps filled with oil for no one knows when the bridegroom will come
for his bride.
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Dorth is also a talented author of Christian literature and
poetry. Dorth's book,
Trapped sheds light on many of the subtle traps of religion,
traditionalism that the enemy has set in many churches to
deceive unsuspecting people by conforming them to the
lifestyle of religion rather than the true worship of God.