14th April, 2018
Show the World the Kingdom of God
Matthew 10:7-8 KJV
And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Jesus sends His disciples into the world and He gives them a message. He tells them to tell the people that ‘the Kingdom of God is at hand’. A lot of ministers have used this verse to preach a lot of fear and condemnation from their pulpits, but I believe the message the Lord wanted to pass across to us is a more glorious message. If something is ‘at hand’, that means that you can reach out to it. If you can reach out to it, then you can touch it. I believe He was telling them to show the people the kingdom of God.
In verse 1 of Matthew 10, Jesus gathers His disciples and gives them power against unclean spirits and power to heal the sick. Then in verse 8, He says to them “freely you have received, freely give”. What did they receive freely? Power to cast out unclean spirits and heal the sick. The kingdom of God is at hand, so He wanted the disciples to stretch forth and show the world the kingdom that is at hand. It is a message of glory and majesty. The beautiful thing is that the Kingdom of God is still at hand. So reach out and show men the Kingdom of God.
Thank you for the power to show forth your kingdom Lord Jesus.
Author – Nefe