November 25, 2012
GOD’S COVENANT- THE REALITY OF REDEMPTION: “For the kingdom of God consists of and is based on not talk but power” (I Corinthians 4:20)
TO ALL: DESIRE AND PURPOSE TO WALK IN THE POWER AND REALITY OF THEIR REDEMPTION
Today, I want to discuss one more aspect of the reality of our redemption. My heart and God’s heart is that every believer manifest the power of the reality of our redemption. What does that mean? It means that every believer should know what is theirs by the virtue of what Jesus did for them at the cross. They should know how to receive the wondrous power of their redemption and they should see it work for them in areas of their daily lives. That in essence is the very heart of God and the heart of this ministry.
Where is the kingdom of God? Look at Luke 17:21. “Nor will people say, Look! Here [it is]! or, See, [it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] and among you [surrounding you].” THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS IN AND AROUND YOU! This is a reality of redemption! At this point I want to clearly and irrevocably establish a fact. God’s Word is true! Look at what Jesus said in John 17:17. “Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth; Your Word is Truth.”
Many say, “I know that.” Really? If that is so, why do so many deny the reality and completeness of what Jesus did for us at the cross? Jesus said, “It is finished.”
The word “finished” in Greek means complete, executed, discharging a debt, and to make an end. Frequently this word signifies, not merely to terminate a thing, but to carry out a thing to the full. To deny such things as God’s provision, His healing power, the reality of the baptism in the Holy Spirit, our authority as believers, etc… is to deny the complete redemptive work at the cross.
The Kingdom of God is in and around you and me! Paul says that it is based in power and not talk! Much of religion is nothing more than talk based on man- made ideas and concepts. Look at what Jesus said to the people of His day and it is still true today. “But Jesus replied to them, You are wrong because you know neither the Scriptures nor God’s power.” (Mathew 22:29)
YOU HAVE THE POWER OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN AND AROUND YOU AND YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT AND I WOULD ADD THE RESPONSIBILITY TO BRING THAT POWER TO BEAR IN EVERY SITUATION IN YOUR LIFE! CHANGING YOUR WORLD WITH THE POWER OF GOD WILL CHANGE THE WORLD AROUND YOU!
To what extent do you have this power? To answer that, let’s look at the Greek word for power. It is the word “dunamis” We get our word dynamite from it. It means miraculous power, mighty work, strength, worker of miracles, etc…It is physical and moral ability that resides in a person. It is power in action.
This power of the Kingdom of God is in and around you! Jesus and the epistles have much to say to us about the power of the Kingdom that we have in and around us. Here are three verses that are the words of Jesus to us.
“Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.” (Luke 10:19)
“And behold, I will send forth upon you what My Father has promised; but remain in the city [Jerusalem] until you are clothed with power from on high.”
(Luke 24:49) Notice that Jesus said that we would be clothed in power. Picture that in your imagination. Your power wraps you like a garment.
“But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
The power of the Kingdom that is in and around you is a reality. The truth is that you can’t have faith for something that you don’t think God wants you to have, but this day know that God’s Word is truth. The Greek word for truth means “reality.” GOD’S WORD IS REALITY! THE WORD OF GOD IN YOU IS REALITY. THE POWER OF GOD’S WORD IN AND AROUND YOU IS REALITY!
WE LOVE YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS- WALLY & JAN
TREASURES OF WALKING WITH GOD: “COME NEAR TO GOD AND HE WILL COME NEAR TO YOU.”(James 4:8) TO REACH THE PLACE WHERE THE WORD AND AND PRAYER EACH HAVE ITS UNDIVUDED RIGHT OVER ME, I MUST BE WHOLLY TRANSFORMED.
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