1. The Kingdom is where the King reigns. Wherever the King is the authority, that is the kingdom. Jesus established his kingdom on earth. Right now, it is invisible because it is in the hearts of men. the Church collective is the visible kingdom. 2. The character of the King is reflected in the character of the kingdom. What you see in the king is going to be seen in the people of the kingdom. The people are going to take on the character of the one they love. 3. In 2Chronicles 30, we find God giving five things to His people: 1) The Word of God; 2) The Law of God; 3) Conviction; 4) Grace; 5) Joy; 4. If joy is absent in your life, it is probably because somewhere along this path, you left the trail. The first place people leave the pathway to joy is with God's word; the second is when they despite God's law; the third is over conviction; the fourth place people leave the pathway to joy is at the time of grace. Conclusion: The reason we don't have joy in our life is not because of the circumstances we find ourselves in. If you are a believer, the gift of joy is to be found at the end of the pathway. it is joy forevermore. The greatest pleasures in this world are found in the presence of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.