By: Apostle Skhumbuzo Sangweni
The kingdom of heaven has authority over the earth and over all natural laws. The miracles of Jesus were a demonstration of how the authority of the kingdom of heaven has dominion over any condition on the earth. To the degree that we abide in the kingdom by abiding in the King, we too can walk in authority over any condition on the earth. As we approach the end of this age, this will change from “can” to “must.”
(John 14:12) the Lord said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father.” Jesus demonstrated this with His life, and this is what He has called us to walk in. It is a high calling, and such authority can only come from abiding in the King who is above all rule, authority, and dominion. So our primary goal should not just be power or authority, but the One who has all power and authority. Even so, at the end of this age, His body is going to demonstrate His power and authority to prepare the way for His coming
This authority of the kingdom will coincide with the gospel of the kingdom being preached. One basic characteristic of those who walk in this authority is that they will be in unity with one another. This authority can only come from abiding in the King, and those who are rightly joined to the King will also be rightly joined to His body.
There is no greater adventure one can have in this life than the true Christian life, and there are no more exciting times to have ever lived on the earth than those we are entering. Even so, the greatest miracle of all will be the unity of God’s people and their love for one another. The miracles will be exciting, but the unity and the love that makes it possible will be even more important and more wonderful. Above all things, and above seeing great miracles, we must pursue loving God and demonstrate this love for Him by loving His people.
From the time that there were just two brothers on the earth, they could not get along. One basically said, “The world is not big enough for the both of us.” People, clans, and nations have been in conflict since. When the church matures and becomes what she is called to, it will be in such unity that the world will marvel. The Lord Jesus Himself prayed to the Father in (John 17:22-23) “The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; “I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You did send Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.” As we see here, the glory that will be revealed on God’s people as in Isaiah 60:1-2 and other places is so we can be one. When this happens, the world will know that Jesus was indeed sent by the Father, and that He loves us just as He loves His Son.