We serve a mighty God! We can boldly declare with the apostle Paul, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek" (Romans 1:16). We can be absolutely sure that the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is the power of God to salvation for every single person who believes. The gospel of Christ is the power of God!
The presence of the Holy Spirit, which brings both the manifestation of the Kingdom of God and the nature of the Holy Spirit, is creative. It's who He is. The presence and personality of who the Holy Spirit is brings the manifestation of the creative power of Heaven to earth. His creative power gives evidence when He is on the scene, and when He releases His creative power on the earth, that action reveals the Kingdom of God in operation.
When Jesus declared, "the Kingdom of God is at hand" (Mark 1:15), or "the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand" (Matthew 4:17; 10:7), He never said that again. From that day forward, He spoke about the Kingdom in the context of "the Kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:21), and He demonstrated (showed) the manifestation of the Kingdom.
Most Christians are waiting for the Kingdom of Heaven to happen when they die-- "absent from the body and present with the Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:8). But Jesus said, "… the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand." And from the beginning of the time that Jesus first began to walk on this earth in His earthly ministry, as He released the dynamic and the presence of the Holy Spirit, He ushered in the Kingdom of Heaven. AND IT'S STILL HERE!
We can come into the realm of the Kingdom of Heaven now by experiencing what Jesus meant when He said, "Your Kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven" (Matthew 6:10). The Kingdom of Heaven is the manifestation of the Kingdom of God on the earth, as it is in Heaven. The reality is this: as it is in Heaven means that there is no sorrow, or pain, or sickness because such conditions do not exist in Heaven.
Paul the apostle said about the Kingdom of God, "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:18). We're not supposed to fix our eyes on what's temporal and get stuck there. The temporal things aren't going to last. Instead, we need to focus on what's eternal because what's eternal is going to last forever and it's in the Spirit realm.
The eternal is the unseen substance of what's in Heaven. In fact, the eternal overrules the material or physical realm, the physical symptoms of the sickness that are in your body, and the physical circumstances of your life.
Therefore, we need to say, "Come Holy Spirit; so as it is in Heaven, it will begin to be on earth." As you invite the Kingdom of God and as you say, "Holy Spirit come," He brings the realm of God; He brings the activity of God.
When the Holy Spirit shows up, a superior order shows up, and it breaks the law of science, it breaks every doctor's report and what every person has said about you concerning what you can and cannot do. It breaks the law of physics and the realm of the impossible. It begins to open up the impossible! It begins to open up the eternal! It begins to open up the supernatural!
An example in Scripture of God's Kingdom in action. "When evening had come, they brought to Him (Jesus) many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick" (Matthew 8:16). Casting out demons with a word and healing the sick are manifestations of the Kingdom of God! Later, Jesus said, "But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the Kingdom of God has come upon you" (Matthew 12:28).
Believing for a manifestation of God's Kingdom in our lives and walking in a Kingdom mindset is vital. Why? Because we were created on purpose for this purpose! We are body and we are spirit; we are born from above. Jesus told Nicodemus that no one could see the Kingdom of God unless that person is born again or born from above. Here's what Jesus said, "I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the Kingdom of God" (John 3:3).
Being born from above opens up a whole new world to us! It means that we're not just supposed to experience life on the earth with your natural senses and it all ends there. No! But as a spirit being born from above and born again, we're to experience the Heavenly realm with our spiritual senses. To live in that Heavenly realm and to WALK IN THE SPIRIT is to live and believe as it is in Heaven so let it be done on earth (Matthew 6:10).
It doesn't matter what the natural world says. It doesn't matter what you feel. It doesn't matter what you see. It doesn't matter what you think. You are living by another set of rules. You are living by a superior order. You are in the realm of God. You are in the activity of God. So you need to begin to believe that.
God wants you to know that all believers can lay hands on the sick, because He opened it up for all believers to have the ministry and the function of the Kingdom of Heaven. He opened it up for the saints to be released into the work of the ministry in the power and anointing of the Holy Ghost. Believe that!
As born-again believers the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in us. (Romans 8:11).
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