TODAY’S TEXT: “"But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you." (Matthew 12:29)
TODAY’S WORD: THE SUPPLY OF THE SPIRIT ENTHRONES THE KINGDOM OF GOD
Jesus replied to the accusation of using the devil to cast out devils by these insightful words, "But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you." (Matthew 12:29)
And when his Kingdom comes according to Matthew 6, his will is done on the earth. Jesus made this statement when He was teaching on how to pray. He said to pray in this manner "let your kingdom and let your will be done on earth"(Matthew 6:9-10)
The manifestation of His kingdom and the heralding of same sets the pace for Gods will be done on the earth. But first, the Spirit must be supplied, and then whatever God wants to do on the earth begin to find easy and swift fulfilment. The supply of the Spirit enthrones the kingdom of our God. When His kingdom is enthroned His will is done on the earth!
When the disciples asked Jesus about the restoration of Israel back to his original status where she is free of the Roman Empire influence, Jesus told them to be less concerned about that as it’s in the father's hand.
‘When they, therefore, were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.’(Acts 1:6-7)
However, He wants them to be much more concerned about the restoration of another kingdom; His own kingdom. And so he shifted their focus from the earthly kingdom to the heavenly kingdom. ‘But you will receive power through the supply of the Spirit and by reason of this you will establish this kingdom in Jerusalem and you will extend it to Samaria and ultimately the ends of the earth’ (Acts 1:8, paraphrase mine). The coming of the Spirit announces the establishment of God’s kingdom on the earth! And with His kingdom established his will is been done on the earth today. From the 120 believers that were in the upper room, God’s kingdom and influence have grown over the years and into almost every nook and cranny of the world. His will is being done on the earth. Through the conviction of the Spirit, many are being brought to the Lord, multitudes are getting healed of sickness and diseases, others are been delivered from failure and poverty, the kingdom of the earth is fast becoming the kingdom of our God!
Still there is a lot God will still have us do, this gospel of the kingdom must be preached unto the ends of the earth and then the end will come(Matthew 24:12). Until this is done we must keep pushing the agenda of his kingdom with power and authority. You and I must be an ambassador, a worthy one, for this kingdom!
God’s kingdom comes with power and authority. May His kingdom be established in your life! Amen.
TODAY’S PRAYER: Lord by the supply of your Spirit make me a worthy ambassador of your kingdom on the earth. Fill me with your power and Spirit so I can bodily represent you on the earth
TODAY’S THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: The manifestation of His kingdom and the heralding of same sets the pace for Gods will be done on the earth. But first, the Spirit must be supplied, and then whatever God wants to do on the earth begin to find easy and swift fulfilment. The supply of the Spirit enthrones the kingdom of our God. When His kingdom is enthroned His will is done on the earth!
OTHER SCRIPTURES: Acts 8, Matthew 24:12, Romans 8:19