Summary: The Kingdom of God is a Kingdom of Power (The HolyGhost is the Power of God) The church may be Principled but do we have Power?
Ezekiel 37:1-10& vs14
Zec 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
*Hand of the Lord upon me: This means taught, led, guided, protected, empowered, (it is a wonderful thing to know Gods hand is on your life.
*Carried out in the Spirit: If we are going to see the glory of God revealed we are going to have to get out of the flesh realm over into the spirit realm.
This is the reason why we don’t see more glory and more power, this is the reason why we experience so little of the demonstration and the manifestation of the Power of God.
It is because God does his work by the Power of the Holy Spirit and the only way to participate with him is to get into the spirit.
It’s not by might nor by power but by my spirit sayeth the Lord.
The spirit is not just the feeling of God touching you, or even God moving inside of you, by the HolyGhost: the spirit is speaking of the realm, and of the dimension and of the environment of God.
John said: I was in the Spirit on the Lords day: (When John got in the Spirit (In the God dimension, that’s when he began to see the glory of God, he saw the Lord with feet like brass as though they had been burned in a furnace, he saw his eyes as though they burned with fire.
He saw the throne, he saw and heard the angels, he saw the four and twenty elders, he saw the altar of God.
To see what John saw: We have to be where he was when he saw it, (In The Spirit).
Ezekial was in the Spirit: This was not the first time Ezekial was in the Spirit.
Ezek 1: 3 and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.
This is when Ezekiel saw the great whirlwind of fire, and the living creatures, and he saw the throne of God, and he saw the appearance of a man who was on fire, from his loins upward, and from his loins downward as the appearance of brightness as the color of amber.
I know this is going to sound a little crazy, but that’s where we belong, that’s our environment, (I’m not talking about dying and going to heaven) I’m talking about living in the realms of the glory of God.
Ga 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Ga 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Don’t misunderstand me: I’m not insinuating that we should all walk around seeing angels everywhere, and hearing voices and trumpets and things like that, and that if you’re not experiencing that then you’re not spiritual.
(No I’m not saying that at all)
What I’m saying is that to experience the operation of the Spirit, we must be full of the Spirit and walking in the Spirit.
In other words: The realm of the glory of Gods presence must become more important to us than this flesh realm.
Healing, deliverance, Miracles, signs and wonders all emanate from the glory realm, or I could simplify it by saying (The Kingdom realm).
All supernatural activity of the Spirit of God belongs to the Kingdom of God.
Jesus revealed to us that Power of the devil, or power to destroy the works of the devil, or power to cast out devils was the direct result of the Kingdom of God being present.
Mt 12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
The Kingdom is the Principle (The Spirit of God is the Power).
We may have the principle
We may talk about the kingdom, sing about the kingdom, preach and teach about the kingdom, but principle is not enough.
Principle won’t heal the sick, Principle won’t deliver the bound and the oppressed, and principle won’t set the captives free.
Principle is important: Principle is the foundation on which we stand, principle stabilizes us, and holds us in the right place.
Principle is truth (But Just the Knowledge of truth is not enough).
You can know all the truth about healing and live all your life sick
You can know all the truth about salvation, and still go to an eternal hell.
But the Kingdom of God is both: Principle and Power
1Co 4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
1Th 1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, (Not in principle or truth only) but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.