Christians are a part of an unseen kingdom, and Jesus is our King. In John 18:36, Jesus said, “…My kingdom is not of this world…” (KJV). As the only begotten Son of the Most High God, Jesus is not only Deity, but He is also royalty.
Since Jesus is our King, we are His subjects and should carry ourselves with dignity and honor. We should also do what Jesus says. When Jesus arrived on the scene, He gave us a new commandment: “…that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13: 34-35 KJV). This was not just a suggestion but an edict from our sovereign King.
Obeying this edict causes us to be identified as subjects of Jesus’ kingdom. If we are undignified, quarrelsome, or unloving, people will not be able to recognize that we are royal subjects of Jesus’ kingdom. Jesus’ subjects do, indeed, fight and go to war, but we do not fight people. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12 KJV).