The Kingdom of God is not in Word, but in POWER:¹ The Real Meaning

1 Corinthians 4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

This scripture is very much misunderstood.

Most people quote it as if Paul was bragging about signs, wonders, and miracles.

There’s nothing wrong with signs, wonders, and miracles IF they confirm the Word of God and provoke obedience to His commandments. But Jesus prioritized discipleship before signs, wonders, and crowds.

Jesus also said that a WICKED & ADULTEROUS GENERATION seeks after a sign, but no sign will be given them but the sign of the prophet Jonah. Jonah stayed in the belly of a whale 3 for days and then came to Ninevah with a message of REPENTANCE.

1 Corinthians 4:20 is really talking about apostolic order, and the arrogance of those who don’t want to follow Apostolic ordinances because of their speaking talents. Let’s look at the context of 1 Corinthians 4:20:

1 Corinthians 4:16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. 17 For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church. 18 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you. 19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power. 20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. 21 What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

Apostle Paul is basically saying: “You have some prideful people in your congregations that think because they can speak well and have oratory talent and a prophetic gift – that they don’t have to follow the apostolic ordinances. When I come we are going to take a look at the results.”

The devil can fake signs & wonders but he can’t fake obedience to God’s Commandments or Submission to His ways or His order.

Some rebellious but gifted people have messed up lives, messed up marriages, messed up families. Then they spread their mess to congregations because they have a gift & talent but without submission or obedience to the Kingdom Gospel, Kingdom Commandments, and Kingdom Ordinances.

The true Gospel of the Kingdom is given in POWER. The Power of Holiness. The Power of Sanctification. The Power to Heal, the Power to Cast Out Demons. The Power of Transformation. The Power of Order. The Power of an actual KING of an actual DOMAIN.

Who is this KING? Jesus/Yahusha. The Kingdom is HIS!

His Kingdom Gospel, His Kingdom Commandments, His Kingdom Ordinances (apostolic ordinances) are essential to live out His Kingdom fruitfully.

Who gave King Jesus His Domain?

Our FATHER, The Creator YAHUAH! This is why the 10 Commandments and the Creation Law are the context of the Kingdom of God.

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