Purposed and Kingdom Power
Throughout the Bible (God’s Word), Prophets would give prophetic words, concerning the first coming of Christ, Christ’s second coming, His millennium Kingdom, about Israel, about His Justice and Restoration.
His prophets would prophesy future events or judgments. If it is a judgment for a nation or nations, it is a call to come to repentance, and if they do repent the judgment is delayed or called off. However, there were few times when God would use the word “Purposed” in prophecies.
The word “Purposed” has pricked my spirit recently and I wanted to get a better understanding of that word and what He was saying.
The original Greek word used was teleios, meaning “brought to completion”.
- brought to its end, finished
- wanting nothing necessary to completeness
English Dictionary defines purpose as To intend or resolve to perform or accomplish.
When God uses the word purposed it means that is complete and finished. When we look at how purposed in some of the prophecies are used we find that the results are completion, always:
Isaiah 14:24 (NIV) [A Prophecy against Assyria] The LORD Almighty has sworn, “Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will stand.
Isaiah 14:27 (NIV) For the LORD Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?
Jeremiah 50:45 (NIV) Therefore, hear what the LORD has planned against Babylon, what he has purposed against the land of the Babylonians: The young of the flock will be dragged away; he will completely destroy their pasture because of them.
Here is one I really like:
“Ephesians 1:7-10 (NIV) In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment—to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.“
To me this means that “He purposed in Christ” it is finished and perfect, then He purposed it in us because Christ is in us, we are redeemed, bought, and paid by His blood. We have all wisdom, understanding and He has made known the mystery of His will for us, according to his good pleasure. We are His children and heirs to His Kingdom that will never end.
Being of His Kingdom, we have Kingdom Benefits; Salvation, Devine health and Deliverance of the evil one. We have been given all authority by Jesus, as He said in Matthew 29:18-19:
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Jesus also said in Matthew 10:6-8:
Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
Paul said in 1 Corinthians 4:20 (NKJV):
For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.
We must walk in Kingdom Power, supernatural power, resurrection power to complete what was commanded us to do by Jesus in Matthew 10:6-8.
In a recent conference, we witnessed (Kingdom people) that were operating under Kingdom Power, and they were able to see many healed, delivered, and saved.
A lady came forward for prayer; she had asthma, bronchitis, and almost no energy. She was anointed with oil, hands were laid upon her, and God was asked to release His healing power on her. Just a few moments later she was feeling better and later that day she was totally healed and full of energy. This is Kingdom Power, praise God
Another testimony; from a lady who had a heart condition that required surgery; after being prayed over by several people, she said she felt better. She said she had an appointment with her doctor the following week. She went to see her doctor and after the examination, her doctor told her that the heart issue she had was gone and she did not need surgery. Again, This is Kingdom Power, praise God
All diseases are from the devil just as the examples above. Like Jesus, we are to destroy the works of the devil.