The kingdom of God | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

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

In this passage of the Bible, we are reminded of something very crucial that every child of God needs to pay attention to. When we do, our lives will be greatly transformed and we will not be ordinary Christians. Apostle Paul says to us that the Kingdom of God is not in words but in power.

When you hear this, you may be wondering what it means when the Bible in John chapter one makes us understand that ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.’ How can we then turn around to say that the Kingdom of God is not in word but in power?

The first thing you need to note here is the fact that the word being referred to in the book of John is the word of God which always carries power. The word of God and the power of God are inseparable. Once the word goes out, it is as good as done. However, the word Apostle Paul was referring to in 1 Corinthians 4:20 is the word of men. People who look, talk and behave like the children of God but have no power in the words that they speak.

We were warned about some people in the book of 2 Timothy 3:5 where the Bible says, ‘having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away.’ As Christians, it is a very dangerous thing to look like children of God, have the form of godliness and not carry the power of God.

Often times, when people become born again, the first way you notice is that their words will change. Now that’s a mixture both good and bad. Good because it is clear you no longer live the old life and bad because some people simply change the terms they use daily. For example, instead of saying good morning, some people start saying, ‘bless you brother or sister.’ When someone is in trouble we say, ‘all is well.’ Those are usually nice words and they can be comforting but not good enough.

Once you associate with the Kingdom of God, you must carry the power of God within you. Please note that the devil does not respect your words but the authority (power) in those words. When you have not encountered God, there can be no authority or power in those words. It is our daily encounter with God that empowers us.

Begin to seek real empowerment from God from today so that you will not just be an empty child of God. As you go on from today, you will receive the power of God in Jesus name. You will not just be a child of God with words but a child whose words are backed up by God’s power in the name of Jesus. From today, as God’s power comes upon you, no devil will be able to harass you in the name of Jesus. You will be the one harassing demons and principalities in the name of Jesus.

About the author Fola Daniel Adelesi

Fola Daniel Adelesi is a professional public speaker who also trains other speakers. He's a highly engaging training facilitator and he holds his large audience spell bound when speaking at gatherings. Apart from his several platforms which include banks, insurance companies and religious organizations where he facilitates trainings, he has been a part of some national television shows and he spoke so intelligently. He's an author, business consultant and highly skilled master of ceremony with excellent poise and diction. He was on the Debaters TV reality show season 1, he presented 'You Can' on Radio Continental in 2011 and he did motivational segments on Galaxy TV from Dec 2008 to August 2009. Fola Daniel has authored at least 5 books including ‘Writing Business Proposals,’ ‘The Mentoring father’ and ‘Get up and hit that goal.’ He talked about Social Media on Info.com - An ICT Show on Lagos Television from August 2015 to late 2016. He’s a regular guest on some national tv platforms (including Channels TV and Television Continental) and a delight to their audience. He trained as a communications professional, works as a business consultant and was also trained at Lagos Business School in collaboration with Google as a Digital Business Manager. He is the President and CEO of the Edible Pen Group.

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