“For the Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.” 1 Corinthians 4:20.
The Power of God is in the preaching of the Cross of Christ (1 Corinthians 1:18) . Who Jesus is, God manifested in the flesh, and what He did on Calvary’s Cross for the redemption of man is the power by which the sinner is born again and walks in the newness of life. It is this power, the preaching (message) of the Cross, that will set the captives free. To the wisdom of man (philosophies from the vanities of man’s carnal mind), this “power” is foolishness because it does not require their “part” and lays waste their works. For the religious, the power of God is a stumbling block as they seek for signs instead seeking ye first the Kingdom of God and the signs will follow.
When the power of God is properly preached, Jesus Christ and Him crucified, pointing the Believer to Who Jesus is and what He has done for whosoever will believe, the Holy Spirit, in Whom the power of God resides is able to change the hearts and lives of the Believer.
“10 And you are complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power:
11 In Whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
12 Buried with Him in baptism (baptism into His death Colossians 6:3-5), wherein also you are risen with Him through the faith of the operation of God, Who has raised Him from the dead.” Colossians 2:10-12
The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to free us from the law of sin and death when our faith is placed in vain philosophies of man or blood moons and harbingers. The Kingdom of God is in the power of God, Jesus Christ and His redeeming work on Calvary’s Cross (not the wooden beam but what Jesus there did to redeem mankind). Seek ye first the Kingdom of God.
-Donna Clark Warren