God is all powerful. Jesus Christ was given all authority in heaven and on earth. Then after the resurrection, HE commissioned the believers to go out and do what HE, himself(Matt. 28:19-20, Mark 16:15-18) illustrated for us. John the Baptist said the “kingdom of heaven” was coming.(Matt.3:2) Upon Jesus arrival to take up HIS cross, upon baptism, the “Kingdom of God” was near to all who encountered HIM, and through the miracles of the disciples. (who were not the ones doing the miracles, they were the ones by which God worked through..ultimately God perfomed miracles) Next the Holy Spirit coming to live in believers…the kingdom of heaven is here, will we allow it to do the job it came to do?
1And Jesus was saying to them, “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.”
Did Jesus lie? Or did they see the time when the Holy Spirit came on believers and empowered them, and released the Kingdom of God… just lay down all doctrines and think about this…this is God’s word…and it is coming from God the Son…there is no place in the Word that says this has stopped, or that HE has taken it away from us. May I suggest that it is our own unbelief, and our own compromising of what we will do and what we will not do for our King. We have no power, because we refuse the Kingdom of God to work through us. This scares me!! 😯 Why do believers today have no authority over evil? We are supposed to. Why do we put the kingdom of God in a box (as if we could)? We only diminish HIM to ourselves. We walk in impurity, we walk in profanity, we think about things that are not excellent. And then we have the nerve to tell someone else that they have no power in God, because HE doesn’t do that anymore..or how about this one…fraud…God doesn’t speak today…
The world is seeing an non-existent God in us, one who is not strong enough to deliver, not caring, something along the lines of a mix between Santa and a Genie. We really need to repent..and allow the Kingdom of God to work through us..NO it won’t be about you, but it will be Glorious!!!
Father, you taught us to pray “Our Father who art in Heaven…Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”..some where along the way we have stopped asking for you kingdom to be present in our lives. We need it. We need it for our everyday tasks, so that you will be seen instead of us. We need you to forgive our unbelief, and strength us to move on what you speak to our hearts, and not ask for several billion confirmations…this is all disobedience and we need you to accept our repentance as I John 1:9. Today help us to be aware of your kingdom, and aware that as believers we are standing in the center of it. Help us to release our will and make it yours. Here on Earth release the Kingdom of God, as they war in the heavenlies, rule our minds to do what is needed to show you to others. Thank you for your love, patience, and forgiveness…we don’t deserve you, thank you for your Grace and hope…we are nothing without you! Your princess who really doesn’t grasp all of this, but doesn’t want to shut you down any place in my life, by making the wrong choice.