Faith, Great Commission, Healing

Carriers Of The Kingdom of God (Boy Do His Children Complicate What He Made Simple)

“And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you,'” (Luke 10:9).

Once I became a child of God, I can trace any times of anguish to my unbelief. To not simply taking Him for His Word.

Thus, I made myself into a punching bag for my OWN unbelief.

In the past, there were times where I wept and sobbed myself sick when I desperately needed provision for me and my son and couldn’t figure out how it would all work out. The Lord heard my cries for help for us and came through every time.

All that anguish was unnecessary. The Word says He supplies all our needs according to His riches and glory, and my part is to pray and “only believe.”

On that note, I will say, yes, of course, we are not unfeeling, we are human. And when say, my child has suffered, I felt every bit of his suffering and anguish with him. But in it, the Lord strengthened me to rise up in faith, stand firm on His Word, and enter into His peace about it, and believe Him for His promises regarding it. He didn’t want me living in the land of anguish and grief. The joy of the Lord is our strength.

Now, Onto the Latest Way the Lord is Blowing My Mind in His Word: The Kingdom of God

You know when you’re reading the Word and talking to the Lord about it as you read, and you know He’s strongly highlighting a verse or theme to you? Well, that’s what He’s doing with “the Kingdom of God.”

And what’s funny is that the Lord also reminded me how we, His children, complicate what He made simple in His Word with all our figuring out and unwillingness to humble ourselves as little children and only believe.

Here’s the lead verse again…

Jesus said to His disciples, “And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you,'” (Luke 10:9). Anywhere they went, the Lord considered it to be where His kingdom also went.

I can almost hear Jesus saying to me as He did to His disciples, “Are you still so dull?” (Matthew 15:16). *made me snort with laughter* *not offended at all with my sarcastic bent.* It’s so very simple, and we can be so very slow. We’re the ones who complicate His Word with our overthinking and figuring. Thank You for Your great patience with me.

So, Lord, as Your child, I carry the kingdom of God with me everywhere I go. And everywhere I go, since Your kingdom lives inside me, then it’s MY calling to be living water to those around me. And Your kingdom runs by faith, so I need that too. Only believe. Got it!

It’s on me as Your kingdom carrier. It’s not all on You, Lord. I need to partner with You as Your co-laborer, stay fully surrendered, in faith, and Spirit-led, so Your kingdom flows through me to others. “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water,” (John 7:38)

Then He brought these verses to my remembrance. And. Had. Me. Weeping.

“And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes. It shall be that fishermen will stand by it from En Gedi to En Eglaim; they will be places for spreading their nets. Their fish will be of the same kinds as the fish of the Great Sea, exceedingly many,” (Ezekiel 47:9-10).

“Then He (Jesus) said to them, ‘Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men,'” (Matthew 4:19).

As carriers of the Kingdom of God wherever we go, His rivers of living water also go. And what did He say happens when the kingdom of God, inside us, is near? People are healed and set free.

And wherever we, “the rivers,” go and do what we are called to do, there will be a “great multitude of fish.” Those we’ve caught for the kingdom of God. And we know, on purpose, to confirm His Word in Ezekiel, the first disciples called were fishermen to be fishers of men. *sobbing*

Jesus!!! You. Are. Slaying. Me. (In the best possible way of course). Hallelujah to the Lamb of God!

I also recently heard Him say His children need to “get their acts together.”

And it came to me later, by His Spirit, that it was also a play on words. Acts – like the book of Acts. We need to get our “Acts” together.

We are called to co-labor with Him to set the captives free. Matthew 10:8 says, “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” Often, God’s children beg Him to do what He gave us to do in His name.

More verses on the Kingdom of God

“He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick,” (Luke 9:2). His disciples carried His kingdom and brought it to the people.

“But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you,” (Matthew 12:28).

“The kingdom of God is within you,” (Luke 17:21).

Prayer

O Father, we have been a disobedient people who haven’t taken You for Your Word for the most part. Thank You for Your mercy and patience with us. Help us, Lord. Drive out the demonic spirits of unbelief in the church that we may get our “Acts” together and show Your love, salvation, mercy, healing, and deliverance to a lost and hurting world. That we may catch and heal in Your name a multitude of fish for You in Jesus’ name, amen.

Other posts about His children rising up in the fulness of our callings in Christ Jesus:

PROPHETIC DREAM: Child of God, You Are As Bold As A Lion

PROPHETIC WORD: Adjust Your Crowns. You Are Kings And Queens In Christ

Faith

If Jesus gave the church a report card on the Great Commission it would be: INCOMPLETE ASSIGNMENT

“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover,” (Mark 16:15-18).

God’s people should be a terror to the enemy. Not the other way around.

Jesus purchased authority over all the power of the enemy with His blood which comes with great responsibility for us.

He had to go so the Holy Spirit could come, then making it our responsibility as His church, the holders of the keys to His Kingdom, to bind and loose in His name as His royal priesthood in the earth.

Before Jesus died and was raised again, He said to His disciples, “And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven,” (Matthew 16:19).

Jesus finished His Father’s work with His death and resurrection. We are no longer waiting for the keys to the very Kingdom of God. We are possessors of them.

If you are in Christ, a born-again child of God, you too hold these keys. The Lord is asking His people now: When will you believe it?

Since, His entire Kingdom is run on faith and acting based on faith, His Kingdom laws don’t allow the keys to work unless we believe we have the right and power to use them in His name.

In Matthew 18:1-4, Jesus teaches the disciples that GREAT faith is so simple ONLY a little child can understand it.

It takes a total humbling and surrender of self to obey the Great Commission in its fullness. A people who don’t care what people think. A people of childlike faith. To preach Christ. Heal the sick. Cast out demons. Raise the dead.

If Jesus gave the church a report card on the Great Commission it would be: INCOMPLETE ASSIGNMENT.

“Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I (Jesus) go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you,” (John 16:7).

Jesus told the disciples that it was better for them if He left, so the Holy Spirit will come to us. And He did. Profound and important words in their meaning.

After He commissioned them to preach Christ, heal the sick, cast out demons, raise the dead, etc., He left and SAT DOWN at the right hand of the Father, having finished His Father’s work.

It was far better for Him to go, so we’d be fully equipped to do even greater works than He did by His indwelt Holy Spirit.

Another reason it was better that Jesus left was so we could take our position as citizens of heaven while simultaneously living here on the earth.

How? Because as part of Christ’s body, with Him seated at the right hand of the Father, we too, IN Christ, are seated at the right hand of the Father. Thus, we too are seated high above all the power of the enemy [Ephesians 1:20-23].

Translation: God’s children are called to overcome! Glory to the Lamb of God!
  • “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you,” (Luke 10:19).
  • “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world,” (1 John 4:4).
  • “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith,” (1 John 5:4).
  • “Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5:5).

I literally squealed with delight when I saw them addressed as “little children” in 1 John 4:4 because it’s a theme the Lord has had me on for awhile for what it takes to have great faith.

Our childlike faith in Christ and His true gospel overcomes the world! Hallelujah!

Oh church, how the Lord wants us to get this! I’ll say this again: God’s people should be a terror to the enemy. Not the other way around.

Lord baptize Your people in the fire of the Holy Spirit to carry out the Great Commission to the full to a lost, dying, and suffering world in Jesus’ name amen.