WAR AGAINST THE UNDERSTANDING:
Matthew 13:19 (NKJV)
When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside.
1. The kingdom of God is simply the rule of God over every other kingdom that includes all human kingdoms and Satanic kingdoms
JESUS DID WHAT WAS PROPHETICALLY SPOKEN:
Matthew 8:16-17 (NKJV)
When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.
1. Fulfilled: Completed to perfection, To bring into actuality; effect or make real
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF JESUS EXISTENCE IS OUR PURPOSE OF EXISTENCE:
Mark 1:38-39 (NKJV)
But He said to them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth. 39 And He was preaching in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and casting out demons.
1. Every time Jesus preached there was always the manifestation of the rule of God over the rule of Satan (people experienced liberty).
Luke 4:40-43 (NKJV)
When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them. 41 And demons also came out of many, crying out and saying, You are the Christ, the Son of God! And He, rebuking them, did not allow them to speak, for they knew that He was the Christ. 42 Now when it was day, He departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowd sought Him and came to Him, and tried to keep Him from leaving them; 43 but He said to them, I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.
JESUS COMMISSIONED THE TWELVE:
Jesus convened a gathering of the twelve. He gave them power and authority to free people from all demonic spirits and to heal them of diseases. 2. He sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
1. Commission: A formal written warrant granting the power to perform various acts or duties, 2. An authorization or command to act in a prescribed manner or to perform prescribed acts, 3. Authority to act for, in behalf of, or in place of another
PHILIP PREACHED THE KINGDOM AND GOD MANIFESTED:
Acts 8:12-13 (NKJV)
But when they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized. 13 Then Simon himself also believed; and when he was baptized he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which were done.