THE STORY OF JESUS: Acts 19:8-12
“Arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God.” (Acts 19:8)
The kingdom of God… we hardly ever talk about it as christians.
We talk about church, worship, being saved, programs, buildings, etc.
But the heart of Paul’s message, and Jesus’ message, was the kingdom of God.
“The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Mark 1:14-15)
This was Jesus’s big news, how God is restoring His creation kingdom.
But we’re distracted by lesser things like handkerchiefs and aprons that heal (19:12).
Maybe we don’t see as many miracles because we’re not focused on the kingdom.
The kingdom isn’t about miracles, but lifting the curse and restoring paradise for all.
If we seek this, God will back us up with miracles to confirm our message.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:18-19)
Join with Jesus in His kingdom mission, and He will back you up with kingdom power!
Use your handkerchief to bless, your apron to serve; and wait to see what He does!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, this world is not the way it should be. I know many people who are experiencing some aspect of the curse. Use my helpful handkerchief to heal, and my servants apron to bless.