Most Christians are waiting for the Kingdom of Heaven to happen when they die– “absent from the body and present with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8). But Jesus said, “… the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” And from the beginning of the time that Jesus first began to walk on this earth in HIS EARTHLY MINISTRY, as He released the dynamic and the presence of the Holy Spirit, He ushered in the Kingdom of Heaven. AND IT’S STILL HERE! In our earthly ministry (our calling in Christ) we are to do the same to advance God’s Kingdom in the earth.
An example in Scripture of God’s Kingdom in action. “When evening had come, they brought to Him (Jesus) many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick” (Matthew 8:16). Casting out demons with a word and healing the sick are manifestations of the Kingdom of God! Later, Jesus said, “But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the Kingdom of God has come upon you” (Matthew 12:28).
Believing for a manifestation of God’s Kingdom in our lives and walking in our Christ identity and a Kingdom mindset is vital. Why? Because we were created on purpose with a purpose! We are to ask, seek, and knock (Matthew 7:7) until we begin to come to understand and implement God’s purpose for our life. We are spirit; we are born from above. Jesus told Nicodemus that no one could see the Kingdom of God unless that person is born again or born from above. Here’s what Jesus said, “I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the Kingdom of God” (John 3:3).
Being born from above opens up a whole new world to us! It means that we’re not just supposed to experience life on the earth with your natural senses and it all ends there. No! But as a spirit being born from above and born again, we’re to experience the Heavenly realm with our spiritual senses. To live in our Christ identity and to WALK IN THE SPIRIT is to live and believe as it is in Heaven so let it be done on earth (Matthew 6:10).
It doesn’t matter what the natural world says.
It doesn’t matter what you feel.
It doesn’t matter what you see.
It doesn’t matter what you think.
You are living by another set of rules. You are living by a superior order. You are in the realm of God. You are in the activity of God. So you need to begin to believe that.
God wants you to know that all believers can lay hands on the sick, because He opened it up for all believers to have the ministry and the function of the Kingdom of Heaven. He opened it up for the saints to be released into the work of the ministry in the power and anointing of the Holy Ghost. Believe that!
As born-again believers the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in us. (Romans 8:11).