So, we began a new series on the kingdom of God last week which I’ve entitled “Defining the Kingdom of God”—because, as I made the point of last week, before we can carry the gospel of the kingdom into the world, we need to know what it is we are carrying. And that is the point of this new series of teachings—it is to define what the kingdom of God actually is. On top of that, we will come to understand not only what it is, but when and where it is.
So, that is what we began doing last week: We started defining the kingdom of God, but we did so by first looking at the English word “kingdom.” And we saw that the word “kingdom” comes from two words— the words “king” and “dom.” The word “dom” is where we get words like “dome, domain, or dominion” from. So, by this basic practice of looking at the word’s origin we can see that a kingdom is a “king’s domain,” or you could say, a place where a “king” has “dominion.” Therefore, we learned that a kingdom is where a king has rule or where he governs a group of people. And if this “king’s domain” is the kingdom of God, then it is the domain or place where God is the King and, therefore, where He rules and has dominion.
Then we answered the question—Where is it that God has dominion and where the King of kings rules? It is rather obvious that this is not everywhere—because there are a lot of people and places here on the earth where God does not seem to be ruling. Now I know there are a lot of people who wouldn’t say that because a majority of the church sees God as ultimately being in charge and control over everything on the earth, but that’s not completely true. How can I say that, you ask? I say that because His will is not being done everywhere and in every person on this planet.
You see, the kingdom of God is a place or people where God’s will is being done, because if a king rules or governs something, then their will should be being done there, right? So, in light of all the sin, sickness, poverty, oppression, etc. that is occurring on the earth, we know God’s kingdom is not being manifested everywhere and in every person. Yes, God’s will is where life, blessing, peace, etc. are at! So, if there is death, the curse, depression, and any other oppression of the enemy, then God’s will is not being done in that situation. Therefore, the answer to that question we just asked—"Where is it that God has dominion and rules?”—is answered simply with—It is where the will of the King is being done.
We then looked at that very familiar verse that qualifies this answer—Matthew 6:10: In Jesus’ Model Prayer, He said, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” So, Jesus piggybacks the request for His will being done along with it. So, we might say, once His kingdom comes, His will can then be done. Why? It’s because with a kingdom comes the will of the king of that kingdom being done. So, if this “kingdom” is the kingdom of God, then it is the place where God is king and where His will is being done. Yes, it is where God has dominion and where He rules & reigns. Amen?
So, if a kingdom has come where the will of the king is being done then we need to know what God’s will is in order to identify where His kingdom is, right? And we saw that Jesus taught us to pray that God’s will would be done “on earth as it is in heaven.” So, what we see happening in heaven is what God’s kingdom looks like. Yes, any Christian would have to agree that God’s will is absolutely being done in heaven. We could all agree on that, right?
Now while most of us have never visited heaven and seen it with our own eyes, we have it described to us in the Word of God. So, what does the Bible show us is taking place in heaven right now? Is there any sickness? Is there any pain or infirmity? Is there the presence of demons and evil spirits? No! There is nothing but perfect love, peace that passes all understanding, and joy unspeakable and full of glory! There is complete and perfect order—no confusion and no division. This is what God’s kingdom looks like! And the most liberating truth is that Jesus taught us to pray here in His Model Prayer for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done here on the earth as it is in heaven! Hallelujah!
So evidently God’s will is that His will be done here on the earth now! His will is that His kingdom come on the earth right now like it is in heaven! In other words, He wants His kingdom’s “dominion” to be seen and experienced here on the earth today. We do not have to wait until tomorrow. We do not have to wait until the “sweet by and by.” We can see His kingdom demonstrated in the here and now! And this will be accomplished not only as we pray like the Master taught us to pray, but as we also begin to imitate Him by doing the works that He did as He walked on the earth. When we begin to walk in the instruction originally given to man in the Garden to subdue the earth and have dominion over all of His creation (Genesis 1:28), then we will see His kingdom come and His will be done on earth.
Therefore, anywhere or anyone that submits to the will of the King by either repenting from their wrong beliefs and behaviors or by receiving the freedom, healing, and deliverance that His kingdom has to offer is experiencing the rule and dominion of God. It is that simple. Let me say it this way: Any person, place, or thing that bows their knee to the will of the King just experienced a manifestation of the kingdom of God. Therefore, when we see someone healed, we’ve seen a manifestation of His kingdom here on the earth! When we see someone delivered from demonic control, we’ve caught a glimpse of the way God’s kingdom is! Yes, when we see someone loved so beautifully, blessed so extravagantly, or freed so abundantly, we have seen the kingdom of God come in measure. And we saw that this is why the Lord told His disciples, when they healed the sick and cast out demons, to say to them--“The kingdom of God has come near to you!” (Luke 10:9) Why? It is because the rule and dominion of God’s kingdom was just manifested in those people’s lives. They just saw the will of the King of kings being done in their lives as Satan was dethroned in their spirits, souls, or bodies. This is why we see the signs we do accompanying Jesus’ ministry—because He didn’t just come to preach the kingdom of God, but to demonstrate it. So, when He blessed the poor, healed the sick, raised the dead to life again, broke demonic control, the kingdom of God is what was being experienced in those people’s lives that Jesus and His disciples touched. Amen!
So, the kingdom of God is where the devil, his kingdom, and the curse are no longer present. It is where God has the dominion, and His will is being done! Therefore, the kingdom of God is anywhere the will of the king is being demonstrated and manifested. It’s not a physical place and it’s not something we can necessarily see with the physical eye.
Saints, the kingdom of God is not just a place. There is no time and distance in the spirit realm. The kingdom of God is wherever the Lord, our King, is manifested and demonstrated through word and action. This is how God’s kingdom can be manifested on the earth today! I can assure you; His kingdom is already handily available to us right now. Thank you, Jesus!
Now this week, I want us to continue defining what the kingdom of God is, by looking at a good modern-day definition one might have for God’s kingdom— "God’s government.” Yes, the kingdom of God might be described by us as the government of God.
So, what I want us to do is begin defining the various forms of government that we have in this world today. So, let’s get right into it …
A GOVERNMENT IS ONLY AS GOOD AS …
Now when it comes to the subject of different types of government, we have many different examples to pull from in our world today. One of our most common ones is a democracy—which we obviously have here in the United States. Now we love our democratic style of government sure, but as our second president, John Adams, was quoted as saying, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” In other words, a democracy is only as good as the morality of the people of that government.
Perhaps an easier way to understand the differences in various types of government is to look at the three main church governments that are used:
But the fact is that all three of these church governments can be affective if those in authority and who have the power are good. And the good news is that the government that we are talking about here today does indeed have a good and wise leader. In fact, it has a triune leader like these church governments are three—Father God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. He alone is wise! He alone is good! And there is no one else that you would rather have in authority other than Him—for He is a loving leader.
So, my point is that it doesn’t matter what type of government you roll out there. If God is the One who is calling the shots, then it’ll work.
Now I would venture to say that the majority of us here would advocate the democratic governmental system (no, not the political party, but the system of democracy itself), but like I said, if the vast majority of the people of that nation are immoral, foolish, wicked, etc. then democracy will destroy that nation. On the other hand, if the king or queen of an absolute monarchy governmental system—where they are in absolute control and call all the shots—is a wicked ruler, then the people of their kingdom will suffer.
As Proverbs 29:2 states— “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.” Of course, this is coming from the mentality of kings & kingdoms because this is what they had in Israel when King Solomon wrote this, but did you know this is not just true for kingdoms, but also for a republic like us? Yes, this principle holds true whether we are referring to a monarchy or whether we are referring to a democracy. The truth is when the righteous (person or peoples) are in authority, the people (the people of that nation) rejoice! But when a wicked man (or men) rule(s), the people will groan. Why? Because the character and values of the person or persons with the power is what will determine the response of the nation itself.
We actually see both ends of the spectrum of this illustrated in the Book of Esther because when Haman was given the authority from the king to put all the Jews to death in his kingdom, Mordecai and the rest of the Jewish people in the province who heard the king’s decree mourned and “groaned.” But later on in the story, when the table was flipped on Haman and Mordecai was put in charge, Esther 8:15 tells us that the people rejoiced and were glad.
So, herein lies that principle—when good people are in charge, people are happy; when bad people are in charge, the people are not. Likewise, when righteousness is in control, the nation will be blessed, but when unrighteousness is, the nation will suffer. It doesn’t matter whether the position of authority is an individual or a group, when the wicked call the shots, the nation and its people will suffer for it.
But, again, the good news is that God’s government—His kingdom—has perfect leadership! The One who reigns over His kingdom is alone wise, absolutely just, and infinitely good. There is no unrighteousness in Him, and everything He does is done in love! So, His government is the best! There is nothing missing and nothing broken in it! It is “shalom” to say the least!
So, what I want us to do is look at a few different examples of government systems and see if we can find God’s perfect government style in any of them …
Now out of all the governments that we have had in this world, the one that is most comparative to God’s kingdom is (you guessed it) a monarchy. This is obvious because a monarchy is the governmental system that kingdoms operate on.
Now a “monarchy” is a power system that appoints a person as head of state for life or until abdication (renouncing or resigning the throne). Under this form of government, the position of authority traditionally passes down through a succession line related to one's bloodline and birth order within the ruling royal family, often limited by gender. This is, of course, what we see in the kingdoms of Israel and Judah where the throne was succeeded by the son of the prior king (generally the firstborn son, I might add).
So, since God’s kingdom is more of a monarchy than anything else, how can we see God’s kingdom in this? Well, we know who the King of this kingdom is, right? Yes, it’s God, but more specifically, it is the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. That’s right—He has assumed the throne given to Him by His Heavenly Father! Like Solomon inherited the throne of His Father David, the Son of David has inherited the throne of God’s kingdom and forevermore shall be known as the King of kings!
But as you’ve heard me say time and time again—Who are the kings that Jesus is king of? And the answer is YOU! Yes, you and I are His royal priesthood. And do you know how we are qualified to be His own kings and priests? It is because we were born (again) to be heirs of the throne too! Glory! Therefore, we are of His bloodline and born into the royal family! So, we are not kings in His kingdom because we’ve earned the right to; no, we were born into our position—not by works lest we should boast.
So, as Mordecai said to Esther when encouraging her to be the voice for her people—Perhaps you have come to this kingdom and been made queen for such a time for this (See Esther 4:14). Likewise, we have been made kings for this day and hour that we live in.
Now it is worthy of noting that there are two types of monarchies— a constitutional monarchy and an absolute monarchy: Constitutional monarchies limit the monarch's (i.e. king’s) power as outlined in the constitution, while absolute monarchies give him unlimited power.
So, which type of monarchy is the kingdom of God? In truth, they both are! The kingdom was and is an absolute monarchy in that the self-existent, omnipotent God is “absolutely” sovereign. That means He has and always will be the top of the food chain—meaning there is no one higher than the Most High God! Amen. However, God—in His absolute sovereignty—chose to have a constitution written for His kingdom! And by doing so, He made the “absolute” decision to limit Himself to His Word! Glory to God! Therefore, we have a constitution that our King has bound Himself to that makes all of His promises Yes and Amen. I’m of course referring to the Word of God!
Which leads me to another form of government that we see in our world that operates more on religious doctrine than on natural laws—a theocracy.
Now although God’s government operates more like a monarchy than anything else; it also works like a theocracy.
You see, a theocracy refers to a form of government in which a specific religious ideology determines the leadership, laws, and customs. In most instances, there is little to no distinction between scriptural laws and natural legalities. In this type of government, religious clergy will typically occupy leadership roles, sometimes including the highest office in the nation.
Perhaps one of the greatest real-life examples of a theocracy is the nation of Iran. It is perhaps the most important and powerful theocratic state in the world today. Its religious leaders rule the country, and among them is a "supreme leader" who serves as head of state, delegates authority to other religious leaders, and presides over the elected president. The Islamic faith's primary legal doctrine dictates the country's legal, judiciary, and administrative codes.
So, how does God’s kingdom operate like this, you ask? It is because the beliefs behind Christianity is what the kingdom of God is based upon. Its laws are not like the legalities of any other—for they are based on the spiritual truths of God. And these truths are contained in that which is written—God’s Holy Word.
Yes, God’s kingdom operates not on man-made rules and religion, but on what is written in its spiritual constitution—the Scriptures. Jesus taught us that it is the traditions of man that make the Word of God of no effect. So, we need to understand that God’s kingdom is based on the truth of the Word of God, not on what is truth to us and the things that satisfy our religious conscience. The kingdom of God is based on Christianity, the faith which was once and for all delivered to the saints. Amen?
COMMUNISM & SOCIALISM
Now these next forms of government that we are a little more familiar with today are certainly frowned upon—and rightfully so because we have seen nothing but negative examples of them. Of course, I am referring to communism & socialism.
While they might seem to be synonymous terms to a lot of people, there are actually some subtle differences: Communism is more of a centralized form of government led by a single party that is often authoritarian in its rule, oftentimes having this person labeled as a “dictator.” Essentially, what communism does is it replaces things like private property and a profit-based economy with public ownership and communal control. Therefore, citizens are part of a classless society that distributes goods and services as needed, which is handled by a government run by a dictator. Socialism, on the other hand, is a system of government that also encourages cooperation rather than competition among citizens. But in it, citizens communally own the means of production and distribution of goods and services, while a centralized government manages it. Each person benefits from and contributes to the system according to their needs and ability.
So, the primary difference between the two is that while socialism is less rigid, in communism, the state has the control. In socialism, the people maintain commonality and have more of a say in matters. So, while they are certainly different, in most people’s minds, they are the same in that they both desire to eliminate capitalism from the equation.
Now let me first say that God’s kingdom does not operate like these types of governments in most respects, in that we see it functioning on a rewards basis. Yes, we see the prospect of every believer laying up more treasures for themselves in heaven based on how they steward their giftings and life in general here on the earth. So, the kingdom of God certainly operates with more of the mentality of capitalism than it does communism. However, there is a certain sense of commonality in that we all have received “like, precious faith” (Second Peter 1:1). Yes, as Jesus taught us in the Parable of the Minas, all of the Lord’s servants have been given the same amount—which I believe to be the same new-birth, the same Holy Spirit, the same amount of faith, etc. But at the same time, Jesus also taught a similar parable called The Parable of the Talents, and in this one, everyone was distributed different amounts based on their abilities.
So, my point is that while you might be able to find certain hints of these more communal types of governments in God’s government, God’s kingdom also practices capitalism to the max. However, you can still find in God’s kingdom certain philosophies & ideologies of these types of government.
One of our greatest examples of how God’s kingdom might operate a little like this is found in the account we have in Acts chapter 2: You see, immediately after the Holy Spirit was poured out and the initial harvest of 3,000 souls came into the church, we see in verses 44-45— “Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.”
All the way at the end of chapter 4, we see that the Church of Jerusalem continued to live in this communal way. Verses 32-35 say, “Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, and laid them at the apostles’ feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.”
Now the difference between what the First Church was doing here and what socialism/communism attempts to do is that all the believers did this willingly. It was not being forced on them. Nor were they being compelled to do it. Everyone simply did it because they had in on their heart to do so. In other words, love was the motivating factor. The apostles were not demanding this of the people. We know this because when Ananias and Sapphire lied about the property they sold, Peter indicated that it was their own while it remained with them and it was in their control after it was sold (See Acts 5:4). That means that the apostles were not forcing this way of life upon the believers in Jerusalem. No, it was a genuine work of the Holy Spirit!
You cannot legislate love, saints! In God’s kingdom, free will is a given. He wants us to give as we purpose in our heart, not grudgingly or of necessity. But when the Holy Spirit is in charge—as He obviously was with the First Church—this love, generosity, and great grace was obviously all over the body of Christ. So, they were willing to have all things in common with one another! But again, it wasn’t legislated; it was inspired!
But my point is that God is righteous, just, and fair in how He distributes His spiritual resources. He is no respecter of persons in this respect. However, He is a respecter of faith and diligence. So, while everyone has been given the same capabilities; everyone must work out that salvation in order to multiply the minas He has evenly distributed to all.
Finally, let’s now look at the government that we have had the privilege of being under here in the United States—the democratic governmental system. Yes, we are a system of government ruled by the people and for the people.
You see, democracy is a form of government that allows the people to choose leadership. The primary goal is to govern through fair representation and prevent abuses of power. The result is a system that requires discourse, debate, and compromise to satisfy the broadest possible number of public interests, leading to majority rule. Democracies advocate for fair and free elections, civic participation, human rights protections, and law and order.
As a matter of fact, this English word “democracy” actually originated from the Greek words demos and kratos. The word demos meant “people,” and the word kratos meant “ruling power.” So, when you combine these two words together, you get the basic definition of a democracy— “people ruling power.” In other words, a democracy is a government that is ruled by the people and for the people.
But this is not how God’s kingdom operates. His kingdom is not ruled by the people. His kingdom is ruled by the King of kings! But, oh, how so many of God’s people live like the kingdom of God is a democracy. They think that they have a vote on how God’s kingdom will work. They might not say this, but in their actions, they profess it.
But God’s kingdom does not operate like this. We are under God’s rule and reign, not our own. We are under His dominion, not our own. Now certainly we can choose life and death. We can choose blessing or cursing. We can choose whether we are going to submit to the rule of righteousness or to the rule of sin. Our King is not going to make us submit to His reign because He, in His perfect goodness, has given us a free will.
But the bottom line is, if we are going to inherit the fruit of His kingdom and experience the abundance of life and blessings that are a part of His kingdom, then we must let the “King” have “dominion” in our lives. We do this by willingly submitting to the direction that His Holy Spirit is leading us in and also by complying with the precepts and commandments found in His Word. This is how we allow the King of kings to be Lord of our lives and how to receive the benefits that come as a result of living in His kingdom.
But, again, it is important to understand this one point: The kingdom of God is not a democracy; it is more of a monarchy. God’s kingdom is ruled by royalty, being governed by the One True and Living God—the King of all kings! God’s kingdom is God-ruled, not God’s people-ruled! It is important that we understand this because although we do have a free-will in His kingdom, this does not mean that we have free-reign in His kingdom. There is a big difference between having a free-will and having free-reign.
Having a free-will means that God has given us the ability to choose His reign or reject His reign in our life. But if we choose to reject Him, His ways, and His life then we are, in fact, choosing death. But on the other hand, if we choose to operate according to His principles and follow His lead, then we will reap the fruit of His kingdom which is righteousness, peace, and joy! Hallelujah! I, for one, will choose to let the Lord have free reign in my life! How about you?
So, it is important for us, as God’s children, to understand that the government of God’s kingdom operates primarily as a monarchy—meaning that the supreme power of His kingdom is in His hands, the King, and will remain in His possession for His lifetime, which is obviously for all eternity since He is eternal life itself.
WHAT IS THE CHURCH?
However, even though God’s kingdom is not ultimately ruled by the people like a democracy or republic is, God has given us, His people, a certain amount of delegated authority similarly to how these people-ruled governments operate.
You see, the King has delegated His authority here on the earth to a special group of “elected officials” similarly to how a republic or a democracy elects certain people by the people to speak for the people. And who are these “elected officials” in God’s kingdom? It is His church! We are His elect, chosen by God to exercise His authority here on the earth as ambassadors for Him! Hallelujah!
You see, the Scriptures teach us that the heavens are the Lord’s but the earth He has given to the sons of men. This means that when God created the heavens and the earth in those seven days and placed man on the earth that He gave dominion of the earth to Adam. In other words, God created the earth for mankind, and His plan was for those created in His likeness and image to rule and reign over all the rest of His creation.
But we know the story: Adam and Eve sinned by partaking of the forbidden fruit and gave away their delegated position of authority to Satan—thus making him the god of this world. But what the first Adam lost in his Fall, the last Adam regained through His resurrection! Hallelujah! Jesus sacked and plundered the gates of hell and took the keys to death, hell, and the grave! He took back the authority over the earth that we willingly gave away in the beginning. Then Jesus appeared to His disciples and said, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and earth. Go, therefore…” (See Matthew 28:18) What He was saying in these verses was— “Friends, I have regained all the authority that the first Adam possessed in the beginning! Now, you go in my name, as my delegated representatives, and do greater works than even I have done! Take back possession of the full earth! Sack the kingdom of darkness and have dominion over all the works of the devil! Do all these things in My name and rule and reign in my place!”
By giving us His name this means that He has delegated to us the authority to make decisions on what happens here on the earth in His place. Moreover, He has given us the actual responsibility to see to it that His will is done here on the earth. The earth is ours again to rule and reign, as it was in the beginning.
This should not be a new concept to us for if you study the New Testament, you will find these truths contained in the actual terms that He uses to describe us. For instance, did you know that the word “church” actually described in their day a group of chosen and elected officials? It sure did. The Greek word for “church” is eklesia and literally means “called out (ones).” We actually see this definition of church used to describe us all throughout the New Testament when we are referred to as “chosen, called, and elect.”
Let me give you an actual illustration of this word eklesia—the Greek word for “church”—from ancient Greek writings …
Picture a castle sitting atop a mountain as it ruled over its kingdom below. Now in this illustration, the king realized that He needed a group of representatives in the cities below to mix with the people on his behalf. So, he “called out” a group of representatives to hear the plight of his people and to exercise authority in his stead. This “church” of the king operated as His ambassadors in their local villages of the kingdom with a certain sense of delegated authority to see the will of the king being done while He dwelt in his castle far above their villages.
This is a perfect picture of God’s church! He called us out of this dark and perverse generation and chose us to be His ambassadors here on the earth. We are His elected officials here on the earth! We are His delegated authorities to represent Him and exercise dominion for Him! This is the purpose of the King’s church—to seek first the kingdom of God and play an integral role in the expansion of His kingdom while the King is away!
The Bible says that we have been given an abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness that we might reign as kings here on the earth (See Romans 5:17 Amplified Bible)! The Bible calls us kings and priests unto our God (See Revelation 1:6)!
So, although God’s kingdom is ultimately ruled by the King of kings, the earth has been delegated to us—His kings and priests—to rule and reign over. We are His elected officials, His legal representatives, and His chosen ambassadors left here on the earth to seek first His kingdom’s interests and His kingdom’s expansion. Therefore, the earth is “God’s people-ruled” similarly to how a democracy or republic operates.
Nevertheless, God’s kingdom is ultimately a monarchy, being ruled by the King of the heavens and the earth. This, we must never forget.
GOD IS NOT A DICTATOR
However, so many in the church today, although they don’t believe in communism, still believe God is a dictator. They believe this by embracing the very erroneous doctrine of the sovereignty of God where it is taught that God is “in control” of all that occurs here on the earth. Nothing could be further from the truth!
God is not some evil dictator who sits up in heaven sending hurricanes and earthquakes to teach His creation something. He is not killing our loved ones and stealing from our lives because it is all a part of His redemptive plan for us. No, He does not force His will on anyone! He gives us the choice to take up our cross and follow Him or to lay down our lives for His glory. He does not dictate circumstances in our life to conform us into the image of His Son. If He did, then He is not giving us the choice, but is forcing His will on our lives by being that great puppeteer who is manipulating us through our circumstances that He is arranging.
No, although God’s kingdom is ruled by the sovereign (i.e. all powerful) God, He is not an evil dictator forcing His own agenda in our lives through stealing, killing, and destroying. He is a gracious King who supplies all of our need and takes the circumstances that the thief brings into our life and works them together for our good. This is the nature of the King of this everlasting kingdom! He is good! He is awesome! He is for us, not against us!
Now, finally, another form of government known as “colonialism” is when a nation extends its sovereignty over other territories. In other words, it involves the expansion of a nation's rule beyond its own borders.
While colonialism generally leads to ruling over indigenous populations and exploiting its resources, the kingdom of God is only out to plunder the kingdom of darkness, not take from mankind. Like the colonizer typically installs its economy, culture, religious order, and government form to strengthen its authority in that geographic location, God’s kingdom seeks to do the same in this world.
We have many different examples in the Word of God about how His kingdom is an ever-increasing kingdom and how it seeks to infiltrate all the world. Therefore, it has aspects of “colonialism” in it in that its goal is to destroy the works of its enemy, the devil, and establish its culture, economy, and government order.
And, church, that is what God has put us here to do—to plunder Satan’s turf and destroy His works! We are the church—that body of believers who have been delegated the authority to do things in the King’s name and see God’s kingdom come on the earth even as it is in heaven.
Let us rise up and take our rightful place—knowing who our King is, how His kingdom operates, and the authority we have to put all things under our feet. Amen and amen!