BVOV Magazine 2013 - present

Dec 19

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If you ever want to see what it looks like when God answers the prayer, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” just look in the Gospels at Jesus. He lived out the answer to that prayer every day He ministered on this earth! Not only did He proclaim to people that “the kingdom of God is at hand” (Mark 1:15), but He brought that kingdom into manifestation so that everyone could see it. In His own life, and in the lives of others who came to Him for help, He consistently caused heaven to break through into this natural realm. That’s also what we, as believers, are called to do! We’re called to tell people the good news that through faith in Jesus the kingdom of God is now available to everyone on earth. We’re to put that Kingdom on display in our own lives and on behalf of others, by going about, as Acts 10:38 says, “doing good, and healing all” who are oppressed of the devil. “But Gloria,” you might say, “Acts 10:38 was written about Jesus. It describes His ministry, not mine!” If you’re a Christian, Jesus’ ministry is your ministry. You’re part of His Body. You’re a member of His Church, and when He went back to heaven, He left His Church in charge. He delegated His ministry on earth to us. What exactly does that mean? It means that, in a sense, Jesus has done with us much like what Ken and I have done with our staff in KCM’s offices overseas. We’ve put other people in charge there. Because we don’t live in those countries ourselves, we’ve authorized them to represent us. We’ve equipped the staff there with the resources they need and delegated the work of this ministry to them. It’s a great system and our overseas offices run smoothly because our staff members are wonderful. But if they never went to work, nothing would get done there. If the people we put in charge didn’t act on the authority we’ve given them, KCM’s work in those nations would come to a halt. It’s the same way in the kingdom of God. Jesus has put us, as believers, in charge of bringing that Kingdom into manifestation on earth. He’s taught us in the Word how to operate according to its principles, given us His authority, and made us joint heirs of all His resources. But for anything to get done, we must show up for work. We must believe and act as if Jesus meant it when He said, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations…to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world” (Matthew 28:19-20). Notice Jesus made it clear that we don’t have to carry out His ministry on our own. He’s right there with us every moment. He’s there by His Spirit, in the kingdom of God. That Kingdom isn’t just out there in heaven someplace. It’s everywhere that we are. It’s not visible to the natural eye, but we’re in it and it’s in us wherever we go. As Luke 17:21 says, “The kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] and among you [surrounding you]” ("Amplified Bible, Classic Edition"). In other words, it’s closer than our very breath, which means we’re just a breath away from a miracle all the time. Reasonable Expectations If that’s the case, then why aren’t more miracles happening among us? you might wonder. BVOV : 29

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