Summary: I'm bringing in the dynamics of the church of God and hopefully showing how that is the people of God, and that the things of which we need are available if we will just receive them.
BUILDING THE HOUSE WITH THE RIGHT MATERIALS
1 Cor 12:7-13
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. KJV
Kingdom---A state or government having a king or queen at its head.
The domain in which the spiritual sovereignty of God extends whether in heaven or on earth.
So it can be said this way…King’s domain.
Everywhere Jesus went He was preaching the kingdom of God healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out devils, and overall wrecking havoc on the devils kingdom. Matt 4:23
23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom , and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. KJV
He prayed…thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven… Matt 6:10.
He was bringing God’s kingdom to earth.
That’s what we need to be doing!
God’s purpose is to establish His kingdom on earth…right now!
7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. KJV
We want to be and practice the doctrine AND methods!
They were essentially Jesus continuing what Jesus started.
THE MIRACULAS MUST reappear, rebound, and return TO THE CHURCH!
We are going to pray and fast until the gifts permeate and pervade the church, and our ministries in Apostolic proportion! Gift of healing, gift of miracles, gift of faith,(see text).
But hold on…according to Luke 17:21
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. KJV
So God has to engineer and fabricate us, He has to teach us how to build up our most holy faith to build & establish his kingdom.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. KJV
He wants us to be built up as the house of God and to establish the kingdom of God on this earth as much as is possible!
But He isn’t going to allow us to just build His kingdom as we see best, He takes the guess work out of it!
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. KJV
And He has given us instructions and a material list!
*** The point of the whole thing is to develop, to build His kingdom, and according to Lk.17:21 the kingdom is within us. Sooo.. He has to develop us to build His kingdom.
***BUILD---THREE DEMENSIONS OF BUILDING
1. (v.) To increase in size, quantity, or scope:
• augment • accumulate• rack up (colloquial) • enlarge • expand
• heighten • explode • gain • grow • inflate • mount • multiply • proliferate • rise • snowball • swell
• decrease (antonym) • reduce (antonym) • diminish (antonym) • lessen (antonym)
2. (v.) To increase in magnitude or intensity:
• intensify • develop • heighten • magnify • strengthen
• reduce (antonym) • diminish (antonym) • lessen (antonym)
3. (v.) To create by shaping, adapting, or putting elements together:
• construct • fabricate • fashion • forge • model • manufacture • mold
*** But see He is not just going to let us go build with anything we want, He is sovereign, and in control, so He gives us specific instructions and a materials list.
*** It is found in…..
1 Chr 22:5-19
5 And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.