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Many Christians are powerless in the Kingdom of God, because they do not understand how God is doing things on the earth. God’s Kingdom is not a democracy – God doesn’t ask our opinion, and we cannot appoint ourselves. Adam and Eve had authority on the earth, but when they sinned, they lost that authority, because they lost access to the Kingdom. 

In Matthew, we read about a Centurion who had a clear understanding of how a kingdom operates. This man stated that, “I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it” (Matthew 8:9). Because of his kingdom understanding, Jesus marveled at his faith and his servant was healed (Matthew 8:5-13). Kingdom understanding precedes miracles. 

Like the Centurion, to be under authority is to confess that we are in submission, regardless of how we grew up or how we see the world. We’re instructed to not conform to the patterns of this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2). Only when we are born again, can we see the Kingdom of God (John 3:3).

Jesus came to restore what Adam lost. We are now children of God with a kingdom mindset, representing heaven on the earth. When God says to do a thing, we step into agreement and where we put our feet, heaven takes over.

This blog comes from the sermon titled “Authority” by David Grobler