And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, the kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say Lo here! Or lo there! For, behold, the kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:20-21).
In teaching the disciples how to pray, the Lord Jesus gave them a format; he said “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come . . . " (Matthew 6:9-10). He taught them to pray in expectation of the coming Kingdom of God because at the time, he hadn't died and the world was being dominated by another kingdom, which is the kingdom of darkness.
However, when he met his disciples after his death, burial and resurrection, his message to them changed. He said to them: “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations. . . " )Matthew 28:18-19). All the authority in the universe was vested in Jesus and he has given us that authority as His Kingdom representatives. He wants you to go ahead and manifest His kingdom to the world. No wonder he said in Luke 17:21 “. . .behold, the kingdom of God is within you. " There's no need to pray for the kingdom to come anymore, for that prayer has been answered in us- the new creation.
If you're born again, you have become the carrier of the kingdom of God; the kingdom is in you! When you arrive in a place, it means God's kingdom has arrived there. The world has suffered for too long from the influence of Satan's kingdom and it's up to us now to dominate this world with the principles of God's kingdom.
Rise up to your calling as a kingdom-carrier; don't allow the devil run things around you. You've been given the highest authority in the universe, the Name of Jesus to use in ruling over the devil and negative circumstances. You can put a stop to sickness, war, death, poverty and all the other corrupting influences of the kingdom of darkness. You can super-impose peace, righteousness, love, joy, health and prosperity in your own sphere of contact. Hallelujah!
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