posted on March 10, 2012 14:34
The word of God tells us that the Kingdom of God is within us
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:
His word also tells us that the kingdom comes not only in word but with POWER!
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
For the kingdom of God not in word, but in power.
For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
This power of God's kingdom withing us is expressed in both Fruits and GIFTS of the Holy Spirit.
The Nine Spritual Gifts are listed below:
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
We're told that we should WANT/COVET these gifts but even more importantly we should seek to walk in LOVE.
1Co 12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
The kingdom is one of LOVE and POWER!
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.