2 Cor 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
TO UNDERSTAND AUTHORITY, IT’S VITAL TO GAIN SOME UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD
IS 45:18 GOD MADE THE EARTH TO BE INHABITED
Ps 24:1 The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it.
Ps 115:15 May you be blessed of the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth. The heavens are the heavens of the Lord, But the earth He has given to the sons of men.
Gen 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
DOMINION MEANS: TO GOVERN, MANAGE, CONTROL…
MAN WAS DESIGNED TO RULE AND REIGN… HAVE DOMINION
GEN 3 THE SERPENT COMES IN… (Temptation)
ROMANS 5:12 SAY’S, THROUGH ONE MANS TRANSGRESSION SIN ENTERED THE EARTH.
Matt 4:8 Again, the devil *took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.”
NOTICE HE DIDN’T SHOW HIM ALL THE RELIGIONS…
2 COR 4:4 – HE BLINDS…
HIS DECEPTION AS GOD OF THIS AGE IS TO MAKE PEOPLE THINK, “IT’S ALL ABOUT RELIGION INSTEAD OF A KINGDOM.
THE MOMENT YOU TRY TO PUT CHRISTIANITY UP AGAINST ANOTHER RELIGION IS THE MOMENT YOU MAKE A MISTAKE.
CHRISTIANITY IS NOT ABOUT A RELIGION IT’S ABOUT A HOLY NATION, A KINGDOM
Luke 10 Jesus said, “I saw satan fall from heaven like lightning”
Is 14 “LUCIFER SAY’S, I’M GOING TO LIFT MY THRONE ABOVE GOD”.
KINGS SIT ON THRONES
ADAM DIDN’T FALL FROM HEAVEN, HE FELL FROM DOMINION
IF WE PUT THIS IN RIGHT PERSPECTIVE…
GOD IS NOT ABOUT RELIGION BUT (THE LORD OF GLORY)
Ps 24:8 Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O gates, And lift them up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in! 10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory.
A KINGDOM IS A GOVERNMENT THAT INFLUENCES IT’S CITIZENS WITH THE KINGS PERSONAL PURPOSES, WILL AND INTENT.
THIS ALL STARTED IN GEN 12
GOD TOLD ABRAHAM, “I’LL MAKE YOU A GREAT NATION”
THEN JACOB GETS A NAME CHANGE TO ISRAEL
GOD TOLD SAMUEL (8:7) “THEY’VE REJECTED ME AS KING”
Ps 47:2 For the Lord Most High is to be feared, A great King over all the earth.
Eccl 9:8 “Where the word of a king is there is power”
Isa 9:6 “The Government rest on His shoulders”…
7 there will be no end to the increase of his government or peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom.
DANIELS KINGDOMS Dan 2… Ex. Vs 35 EXPANDING (Filling earth)…
44 In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.
FAITH IS THE CURRENCY OF THE KINGDOM.
HEALING IS THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM OF THE KINGDOM
JESUS SAYS, “THE KINGDOM IS AT HAND”
IT’S PART OF HIS MESSAGE, HIS ASSIGNMENT… (PARABLES)
IN ALL 4 GOSPELS ANY TIME JESUS INITIATES THE CONVERSTATION HE TALKS ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
John 3 (Nicademus) 3 “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
5 …unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
NO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD. YOU CAN’T SMUGGLE ANYONE IN.
YOU HAVE TO BE BORN AGAIN… A CITIZEN OF THE HEAVEN
JESUS MADE THE WAY…
Col 1:13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.