What is the Christian’s role in the Kingdom of God ?

God, our Creator, has invited us into partnership with him in the Kingdom.

It’s not because God was lonely or that he needs our help. God is entirely self-sufficient – he needs nothing and nobody, but because God is Love and he is a Giver by nature, he wants to share his authority with those who are willing.

In his letter to the Ephesians church, the Apostle Paul wrote that we have been chosen by God. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, Ephesians 1:4c-5 ESV

God the Father raised Jesus from the dead and set him on his throne at his right hand as the King of the Kingdom. … and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. Ephesians 1:19-21 ESV

Then God invited believers to sit at Jesus’ right hand beside him as partners. … But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you have been saved — and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-7 ESV

Then he gave us authority over all the spiritual forces who roam in the invisible Heavenly realm … so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him. Ephesians 3:10-12 ESV

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 ESV

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. 2 Corinthians 5:17-20a ESV