As we focus on one of the characteristics of God's kingdom today, Paul's testimony presents us an opportunity to unpack this characteristic of the kingdom.

The kingdom of God is characterised by power. This power is evident in change and transformation of lives and human character. When we declare the good news of God's kingdom, we are declaring heavenly counsel and are placing demand on the kingdom power to be manifest in human affairs.

Observe that in Paul's declaration the good news of Jesus does not have power BUT IT IS THE POWER OF GOD which brings salvation - pardon and emancipation, even a rescue from the reality of hell. That is why 1 Cor. 4:20 affirms that: "For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power."

What does this power do?

1. It transforms lives.2. It brings God's intervention in human affairs.3. It evokes the reality of the kingdom.4. It equips the kingdom people for kingdom mandates.


I can personally testify to the changes that occurred in my life when I accepted the good news about Christ and allow Him to direct my life. It recreated me from a raging fellow to a humble and gentle person with new set of priorities and values!


The evidence of kingdom change is present in a kingdom citizen! To experience the power of God's kingdom you must continue to declare the good news of the kingdom.


ACTION: Think about ways in which you can experience the power of God's kingdom at work.


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