Jesus instructed His disciples to pray..."Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven" (see Matthew 6:10, Luke 11:2). As we pray as Jesus instructs, we are actually praying for Heaven to touch earth.
When Jesus came He brought His world to ours! He demonstrated the Kingdom of God on earth. His example of demonstrating God's goodness through signs, wonders, miracles and powerful demonstrations was meant to be teaching tools for us to do the same on earth today.
There is no sickness in Heaven and, therefore, it does not belong on earth! Also, there is no poverty, lack, disease or hopelessness in Heaven therefore, it does not belong on earth. Jesus commissioned His disciples with these words: "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons: freely ye received, freely give" (see Matthew 10:8; Luke 10:9).
When we became new Christians we were told what "not to do" and taught that we needed to be "perfected" – which placed much emphasis on us, our ability, and our religious performance.
LET GO OF YOUR LIMITATIONS
Many of us limit God today. We can even witness a miracle and almost immediately shift back into doubt and unbelief.
At the time of creation, both Adam and Eve were created to experience "limitless living".
This type of lifestyle is experiencing our lives without any types of hindrances or limitations. Limitless living is not for the purpose of self-gain, but is experienced so that we can fulfill our DESTINY and PURPOSE. And, without limitations, we can fully demonstrate and experience God's power on earth.
FULFILLING OUR DESTINY
"The eyes of your understanding being enlightened: that you may know what is the hope of His calling....." - Ephesians 1:18
Since we are saved by the finished work of Jesus on the Cross, God's supernatural, transforming power is available to us for the fulfilling of our divine destiny in Christ. We need to shift our perspective. Yes, part of our destiny as children of God is to demonstrate and experience God's power.
We were born with a PURPOSE to fulfill. God made you with a specific "PURPOSE." The word purpose means "the reason something exists."
Therefore, we can easily conclude that God created us for a very specific reason. Mankind, as a whole, was created in the image of God with the purpose of taking dominion. When we use our God-given authority, we are also empowered to demonstrate God's divine power on the earth. This is the time to demonstrate and experience God's power in our life.
JESUS HAD A PURPOSE
According to 1 John 3:8, Jesus also had a purpose. His purpose was to "...destroy the works of the devil."
We recently discussed that Jesus brought His world into ours. But, let's delve into this more. The word purpose in Greek is the word tupos (pronounced too-pos) and it means "model or imitation."
When Jesus was destroying the works of the devil, He became a model for us to imitate. When we are also on assignment, on purpose, we are imitating God. In fact, this is one of the ways that we are able to give Him glory – by imitating Him!
Satan is consumed with targeting us, as he did Eve in the Garden, attempting to cause us to doubt our identity in Christ. If we believe opposite of who we are, (i.e.; sons and daughters of the King and made in His divine image), we become powerless to fully imitate God. Why is that? It is because when we doubt our identity in God, we also doubt our ability to be demonstrators of His power.
Problem is the enemy has placed many different limitations upon us which hinder us from demonstration. It's time to take the limitations from our past off!
DEMONSTRATION OF HIS POWER
Becoming a demonstrator of God's unbridled power is one of the most exciting journeys we can experience. The word "demonstrate" means that something is being "shown or proven."
In other words, when we allow God to use us and we pray the prayer of faith for someone to be divinely healed, we are at that time imitators of God. (Just like Elijah, Elisha, Jesus Christ, our Lord, and others!) We are proving God's love as we pray for the sick or the needs of His children. But also, consider this fact: when they are healed, it is then that God's perfect will has therefore been "proven" and "demonstrated". What a privilege it is for God to use us to prove His love through demonstration.
Satan targets our mind with lies.
THE LIES OF THE ENEMY THAT LIMIT US SOUND LIKE THIS:
• You're not smart enough to teach God's Word.
• What makes you believe that God would use someone with a past like yours?
• You are a complete failure in life. How can God use you?
• If you pray for the sick, they might not get healed. Just think of what people might say about you.
• You are not qualified to demonstrate God's power
• You are flawed. God cannot use someone like you!
Religion completely negates our need for "relationship" with God. In fact, many times it completely replaces it! Another limitation in the Church is the pressure to "get results". This is all rooted in performance, perfectionism and self-introspection. How many times have we believed the lie that we are a "failure" because we did not witness the desired results? The enemy will use this lie to limit US.
On the other hand, God desires that we experience His limitless lifestyle! After all, didn't Jesus say that all things are possible to those of us who believe? Is it then any wonder why the devil attacks our faith?
QUESTIONS TO ASK OURSELVES
What do we believe is holding us back? What are our limitations?
God desires to empower us to let go of such limitations as:
• reliance on ourself
• efforts to please God through religious performance
• emotional pain and trauma
• defensive and defeated attitudes
I pray today to become fully empowered to demonstrate Your Kingdom on earth. I agree with what Your Word says concerning my destiny and purpose and that I am created to give You glory. I pray that You reveal the limitations which rob me of being a Kingdom demonstrator. I pray that You shift me into continuous seasons of limitless living. I decree that there are no limits to what I do or experience in You. In Jesus' name. Amen!
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY