But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
The demonstration of the Kingdom of Heaven is in power. With respect to those who have gone before, who have had only their level of revelation from the scriptures, remembering that we, too, only see the portion of the words of Jesus that have been entrusted to us, unless the Kingdom of God is demonstrated with power, we have not fully preached the Gospel (Romans 15:19).
And this power is founded upon a Kingdom, whose throne is righteousness and justice (Psalm 89:14). It is always in the context of exercising authority, while being under the authority of another (Matthew 8:9). A servant that is proven unfaithful to the will of the master, who goes around saying, “In the name of my master, whom I serve”, while not serving Him, will have that power taken away, and given to another.
Categories: Kingdom, Teaching Apostles, Demonstration, Discerning of Spirits, Father, Glory, Great Commission, Isaiah, Jesus, Kingdom, Power
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
It is God’s good pleasure to give us the Kingdom (Luke 12:32). Not some day far away in some millenial reign, but right here, today, at hand, where we need it. When we need it.
Our Father knows our needs (Matthew 6:32). He will give them to us if we are seeking after His interests.
Categories: Church of the Beyond, General Abiding, Afflictions, Eternal, Eternity, Faith, Father, Greatest Thing in the World, Jesus, Kingdom, Love, Needs, Promotion, The Way
What ever happened to the Kingdom? Jesus said,
But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
We have lost sight of the Kingdom. Jesus came to set the captives free. We can prophesy, we can cast out demons in His name, we can do might works and miracles, but we have lost the Kingdom.
I am not waiting for another dispensation for some grandiose allotment of power and authority from heaven. Jesus declared sufficiently, after His passion and resurrection, that ALL authority in Heaven and Earth was His (Matthew 28:18). We are not waiting for God to flip a switch in heaven; He already did that. All we are waiting for is for the switch to be thrown in us.
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