Matthew 4:17 – From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say. “Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
His disciples thought the Kingdom was only for the future, but Jesus said, “No, because I am with you, the Kingdom of heaven is with you. When the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in you, the Kingdom will then be in you also.”
Essentially, the Kingdom of heaven does not refer to physical territory. The Kingdom of heaven is a jurisdiction over which the influence of God has full authority. It is the “breakthrough” point where the Kingdom of God impacts the physical, earthly environment.
THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD BECAUSE I LIVE THERE AND THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS IN ME.
WHEREVER I GO, AND TO WHEREVER MY INFLUENCE EXTENDS, I BRING THE KINGDOM OF GOD INTO THAT PLACE.
I CLAIM AND ASSERT NOW MY AUTHORITY OVER POVERTY, PAIN, SUFFERING, AND TROUBLE AS A SON OF THE KING OF THE UNIVERSE.
I EXPERIENCE THE VICTORY THAT IS MINE AS A CITIZEN OF THE KINGDOM.
Hebrews 4:12A – “For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword……..”
The Word of God comes alive when you can picture what it’s talking about. If we can let the Word of God control our imagination as we think about scriptures, we will see things in Scripture that can’t be seen with the physical eyes. We see it on the inside…..in our imagination.
Psalm 103:2,3 – “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth, all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;”
When the Bible says you’re healed, you’ve got to meditate on that truth until you see yourself healed. Most people allow their imaginations to become vain and agree with the image the doctors have painted rather that the Word of God. They’re told what is going to happen, and they imagine it as truth.
Uncover the enemy with praise and thanksgiving, for he comes under the umbrella of murmuring. For is he not called the ‘accuser of the brethren?’ He accuses, and accuses, and accuses until you stand with your heads down, as one who’s been accused and condemned.
“Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” – Isaiah 60:1
You are to arise and to shine. You are not called to hide in the darkness, but you are called ‘the light.’
You are a living epistle — alive in His Word and His Word is alive in you?
Shake off the darkness. Shake off the negative agreement. Tell the enemy, ‘No, get behind me.’ Do not hide behind him with murmuring and accusing, one to another, for His Spirit grieves in murmuring.
You are sealed by His Spirit. Do not take that lightly.
Own it. Live in it.
And let His Word do what it was sent to do –- set captives free.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY