Summary: The Kingdom of God is taking over, will you be a part of the takeover?
Dan 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
Mk 3:14-15 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:
He chose 12 first of all (to be with him) to have fellowship and relationship with him
So he could send them out.
1. Relationship (his presence)
2. Power (ministry, warfare, kingdom authority)
Lu 9: 1-2 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
And they departed and went through the towns preaching the gospel and healing everywhere
Saying & Doing
Look at Jesus
Mtt 4:23 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.
Jesus preached the gospel of the kingdom, then he manifested the reality of the Kingdom.
(The healing of the sick, casting out devils, the deliverance of the bound and the oppressed and the afflicted was the proof that the kingdom had come.
Matt 12:28 Jesus said: But if I by the Spirit of God cast out devils, then the kingdom of God is come upon you.
The point is: the Kingdom of God is real, it rules over the kingdom of the devil.
The gospel has 2 sides
1. Saying 2. Doing
1 Co 4:20 For the Kingdom of God is not in word, but in Power.
In other words: The Kingdom of God is not just a concept or theory to be grasped intellectually, (But the Kingdom of God is a kingdom of Power.
Jesus is the King and the HolyGhost is the Power.
The Kingdom of God is the rule, the dominion, the authority of Jesus manifesting through us by the power of the HolyGhost to prove to the world that Jesus is alive.
The gospel of the Kingdom is a gospel of Power.
Ro 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation, to everyone that believeth, to the Jew first and also to the greek.
Ro 14:17 For the Kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, peace and joy in the HolyGhost.
It’s a Spiritual Kingdom:
It’s a Kingdom of righteousness: You can’t have sin in your life and operate in Kingdom authority and Power.
You can’t join this Kingdom, you must be born into it.
Jn 3:3 Except a man be born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God.
Vs 5 Except a man be born again he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
The Kingdom of God is not for the passive (It’s for the Passionate)
If you want Kingdom Power: You have to pursue it.
Matt 11:12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by force.
The HolyGhost is the one who manifests the Kingdom of God.
That’s why Jesus told his disciples to wait for the power of the HolyGhost.
Acts 1:4 He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem but wait for the promise of the father.
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive Power after that the HolyGhost is come upon you and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and unto the uttermost parts of the earth.
If we are going to be true credible witnesses to Jesus being alive, we have to have Power.
Acts 4:33 And with great Power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and great grace was upon them all.
When Elijah met Ahab and the backslidden nation of Israel and the false prophets of Baal upon mt carmel. Nothing less than the Power of God being manifested could melt their hearts.
It took fire from heaven, It took a demonstration of the supernatural power of God.
It is no less true today: Nothing less than the demonstration and manifestation of the power of God, will convince people that Jesus is alive.
I’m telling you: The cry of every many and woman and young man and young woman of God, should be for God to send the fire.
That’s what they meant in Acts 4:29-30 They asked God for boldness to preach his word, and then they asked for him to stretch out his hands with signs and wonders and miracles.