The Kingdom of God is in Power

The Kingdom of God is in Power

But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord wills, and I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power. For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power. – 1 Cor. 4:19-20

The Kingdom of God is the realm in which God fulfills His will. It’s where Christ Jesus rules and reigns, spiritually, and one day will physically when He fully establishes His Kingdom on the earth. As Christ reigns in our lives, we see His Kingdom through our actions, not in word only—but in power. Our increasing transformation into the image of Christ affects those around us.

The values, rules, and ways of the world system are crumbling as the Kingdom of God reveals its own values, principles, and reality. As we fix our gaze on our King, the light of His glory shines, causing others to draw closer to Him and submit to His Lordship. It is often said that actions speak louder than words. In the gospel, that is surely the case.

When we focus solely on worldly matters and rely only on our physical abilities, it becomes a hindrance to advancing the Kingdom of God. Our focus is to worship the King, share the gospel, and rejoice at the manifestation of all He has in store for us, for such a time as this, from glory to glory!

Freedom from Insecurity

Freedom from Insecurity

He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.– Psalm 23:3 nkjv.

Albert and Julie had been dating for six months when insecurities interfered with their peace and joy. When he would express his love to her, she would question it and argue about its reality. She tested him through constant bouts of anger, unfounded jealousy, and distrust. He showered her with love and tried to reassure her of his honesty and of the security she could depend on in their relationship, but to no avail. A few months later, her insecurities drove him away, and she found herself alone… again.

Julie turned to the Lord, received freedom in that area and could love without reservation. Everybody deals with insecurity from time to time. When we are insecure, we feel inadequate and lack confidence in ourselves and others. It brings up uncertainty about our objectives and lack of trust in our relationships.

Finding our security in God and growing in confidence in Him, with faith in Him more than faith in ourselves or in what we fear, brings freedom from insecurity. When we focus on who Jesus is, all that hinders us falls away without us even realizing it. We notice the change when we are in a similar situation and find our response has completely changed. God’s healing touch fills our journey with glorious transformation, from glory to glory!

Flying with Wings like Eagles!

Flying with Wings like Eagles!

But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. – Is. 40:31

For the eagles, a storm is an opportunity to soar. Eagles can catch the wind of any raging storm and rise above it. They use the air pressure to ascend higher as they lock their wings and rest, weathering the storm from a place above it. God uses the pressures in our lives to take us higher in our faith, soaring like an eagle.

As we grow in Christ, we learn we can depend on Him in all circumstances. We know we can wait on God. To wait upon the Lord is to look eagerly for Him, expecting His manifestation with assurance. It’s as we do so that we mount up with wings like eagles. We soar higher than we did in the past. In the waiting, we receive more of His anointing.

In whatever storm we are facing, we receive the strength of the Lord. We soar above the dark clouds. As we wait upon the Lord, the weight of His glory increases. The rest and peace we find in Him is unexplainable. He connects us with other eagles for encouragement and edification. While we seek those things that are above, we conquer those things that are beneath. In Him, we abide, rest and are victorious, from glory to glory!

The Power of Reflecting on the Cross

The Power of Reflecting on the Cross

 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. – 1 Cor. 1:18

Remembering the cross helps us reflect on Jesus’ immense love and sacrifice. It is also a reminder that our old selves, with all their flaws and sin nature, have been crucified with Christ, and we are now offered a new life filled with grace, forgiveness, and the power of the Holy Spirit. This new life is not just a future hope, but a present reality that we can experience every day.

Water baptism and partaking in communion help us remember this reality and receive its complete provisions. Though our baptism may be in the past, its spiritual significance remains present. Through it, we identify with the Lord’s death and His resurrection. When we partake in communion, we remember and receive all the Lord has accomplished for us.

The power of reflecting on the cross breaks hindrances to our fellowship with the Lord. Let’s take communion on Good Friday or whenever we come across these words. It allows us to receive healing in our bodies, the precious blood of Jesus over our lives, and experience victorious triumph through trials and tribulations, from glory to glory!

Do You Trust God’s Preparation?

Do You Trust God’s Preparation?

Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, ‘Abraham!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ Then He said, ‘Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.’ – Gen. 22:1-2

God tested Abraham after these things. What things? Among others, He had called him out of his country into famine and trials; asked him to separate from his nephew Lot, starting all over in another territory; promised and brought to pass the birth of Isaac, and asked him to let Ishmael go. God used these divine preparations for his next step. He has also prepared us for whatever He asks of us today.

The tests of God are not to produce faith, but to reveal faith. Through them, He shows forth His glory, reveals His hand upon us, and increases our confidence in Him. He turns all things around to unveil His best for our lives. When He gives us directives to follow, He also gives us His ability to carry them out. He is with us every step of the way.

We cannot prepare for what God has for us, but we can rely on His divine preparation. He uses our experiences to make us ready for whatever He leads us to be and do for such a time as this. All we need to do is focus is on our relationship with Him, from glory to glory!

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Do Whatever the Lord Says to Do?

Do Whatever the Lord Says to Do?

His mother said to the servants, ‘Whatever He says to you, do it.’ – John 2:5

Obedience to what appears to be impossible paves the way for God’s supernatural interventions—His miracles, His glory. We see so many examples of it in the Bible: Moses parting the red sea; Joshua collapsing the walls of Jericho; Gideon triumphing with only only 300 men, and David defeating Goliath. We, too, join this lineage of faith, affirming that nothing is too hard for God. 

It is difficult to obey God when we do not see the entire picture. Whatever He asks of us often cannot be done in the natural. Feelings of inadequacy, insecurity, and inferiority battle our steps of faith. The more impossible it sounds, the fiercer the internal battle. It takes great faith to obey His Word and do so quickly, no questions asked. 

Steps of obedience to whatever He says to do calls for character transformation. It’s as we trust Him and who He is, more than ourselves, that we step forth, yielding to His presence and power. Our yes to the Lord strengthens our no to the things of the flesh. Let’s tell Him: Yes, Lord, to whatever your will is, from glory to glory!

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