Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

How to Walk in the Kingdom of God

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 11:00 AM Livestream Broadcast

Hello, I’m Doyle Davidson, servant and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ ministering locally to the body of Christ in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, sent by God to your house to declare unto you the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 tell us what the gospel is, how that Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, he was buried, he rose again the third day, according to the scripture.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he’s anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, sent me to heal the broken hearted, preach deliverance to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind, set at liberty them that are bruised.

The word is nigh thee, even in your heart and in your mouth, that is the word of faith which I preach if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, believe in your heart that God raised from the dead you shall be saved, for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

I’m not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation, to everyone that believeth, to the Jew first and also to the Greek, therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, the just shall live by his faith.

I want to welcome everyone receiving this on Livestream, Roku, AppleTV, YouTube, or other devices and shortwave radio. Kathie Davidson, co-host seated to my left, Good morning, how are you? [Kathie: Doing well.]

Terry Mai and Water of Life Boy (recorded songs):
“I Am”
“There Stood A Lamb”

The Mai Girls (recorded song):
“To Him Who Sits On The Throne”

Thank God, well, we’re here to answer a question that every Christian must ask. Do I have a revelation of the gospel? And the answer is this, “If you do, you’ll know it, and when you don’t, you won’t know whether you do or not, but you can act like you do and that’s a waste of time.”

Kathie: Yesterday I asked you a question and the Spirit of God had said that to me in my office. [What does it mean to “pray through”?] And there was another question: “Well how does a person walk in the Spirit?” and we were in your office praying, actually talking more than praying, and we were going over that question, just talking about it and it led to the very fundamental [truth] about beginning to walk in the Spirit, and I asked you a question: “What’s the difference between the kingdom of God and the gospel?”

We discussed it and that is the basis, because you can’t walk in the Spirit unless you can walk in that gospel and we went back to Mark 1, Can I read it to you and you expound on it? [Doyle: Sure.] How many years you read this every time you went up to the pulpit:

14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

What is the difference between the kingdom of God and the gospel?

Doyle: Let’s take these words that you just read, 1, 2, 3, 4 at a time, alright, make it simple for the simple and I thank God I’m simple.

the kingdom of God is at hand:

Doyle: The first question you’re going to have to ask is, “What is the kingdom?” And it tells you: it’s “of God,” What does that tell you? Nothing. It does, but it doesn’t. “the kingdom of God is at hand” What’s at hand? The kingdom. Well, what’s that? What are you talking about?

We have to go first to find out what the kingdom supplies. The kingdom of God is at hand. Now, I want to show you that’s saying, “The power of God is at hand.”

1 Corinthians 4:

20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

Did you read that? The kingdom of God is not in word! Did you get it? But it’s what? Its power. So, don’t tell me you’re preaching the word, preaching the kingdom, you’re not. The kingdom of God is not in word but power.

I struggled with this, you don’t know how many days I struggled. I thought, “Mercy!” The kingdom is power. But what did Jesus come preaching? What did he say is at hand?

Kathie: He said, “the kingdom of God is at hand.”

Doyle: Now in Corinthians, the kingdom of God is not word, but power. So when he said the kingdom of God is at hand, what is he saying?

Kathie: He was saying the power of God is at hand.

Doyle: Now you’ve got it! So, the power of God is at hand when the kingdom is preached. [Kathie: Right.] All of you out there, all of you millions have got it, right?

Kathie: So Jesus walked in that kingdom, he walked in power. [Doyle: That’s right.] And when we walk in the kingdom, we walk in power. [Doyle: That’s right.] Not words, we walk in power. [Doyle: That’s right.]

Now if we go on, it says how you get into that kingdom. [Doyle: That’s right.] And Jesus told us how to get into that kingdom, how to get into that power and it was “repent you

Doyle: Repent means change your will, change your thinking, change your speech.

Kathie: and then the next part, after you’ve changed your thinking, after you’ve changed your speech, it says, “believe the gospel’.

Doyle: Change your thinking and believe the gospel. [Kathie: Right.] Change what you think: “Well I believe the gospel is the Ten Commandments.” The gospel has nothing to do with the Ten Commandments! The Ten Commandments are not power, their bondage.

Kathie: Amen. That is true, there is no power in the Ten Commandment.

Doyle: So you need to stop preaching the Ten Commandments and preach the gospel. Forget the Ten Commandments! They were nailed to the cross you preach. They were done away with; they were abolished for a Christian; for a legalist they are still active.

Now, “repent and believe”. Believe, where do you believe at? In your heart, in your spirit. “Well where is my spirit?”

Proverbs 20:
27 The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

Doyle: Belly is probably not sophisticated enough for you; you can call it the abdomen, that would be fine. And if you want to talk to a little child, you might call it a tummy. But to Jesus, it’s the belly. You teach a little kid, this is your belly-button. The kid would say, “Mother what’s this?” What are you going to tell her? “Well, It’s the belly-button.”

Alright, “Repent and believe the gospel.” And where do you believe? In your heart, in your belly, in your spirit. I’m going to shock you, Ezekiel 13, the prophets preached a vision of their own spirit.

Ezekiel 13:
1 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the Lord;
3 Thus saith the Lord God; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
4 O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord.
6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The Lord saith: and the Lord hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.
7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The Lord saith it; albeit I have not spoken?

Did that not tell you that you can prophesy out of your own spirit and say, “Thus saith the Lord and you have seen nothing”? Does that not say that?

Kathie: That’s what it says, they “follow their own spirit and have seen nothing.”

Doyle: Right. But it is by a spirit, divination, divining spirits, may work in the spirit of man and you prophesy something that’s not even there. So most preachers preach from their own spirit, a vision of their own spirit. That’s frightening. I think I’ve said enough, don’t you?

Kathie: “The time is fulfilled, the kingdom is at hand, that’s the power, and how we get into that power is: repent you and believe the gospel.” [Doyle: Right.]

You said something in our conversation earlier [in your office], that I had never considered; You said that there is a difference between believe and faith. [Doyle: Right.] And I had never considered that before and would you describe that difference?

Doyle: Well of course, 2 Corinthians 4:13 says:

13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;

Alright, faith is a spirit. Right? [Kathie: Right.] Now you said, there is a difference between faith and believing? [Kathie: Right.] Absolutely! One believes with their will, in their heart. [Kathie: Right.] Did you know one of the many problems of the church is? They think believing is a feeling.

“Well, I don’t feel anything!” Well why should you? You don’t have to feel—you have to believe! And what do you believe with? Your will!

“I just don’t feel like I’m believing!” Well you’re not, silly! Use your will to believe. I want to tell you something. This man [Doyle] has a spirit, has emotion, has a will and has an intellect, you do too. I have an intellect that is pretty keen, let’s put it that way. I have some emotions that are fear; fear is an emotion, and it makes it difficult, but I’ve got a will that you can’t crack. And God gave me that, that will, and I can rule my emotions with my will. When I’m afraid, I can take ahold of my fear with my will. I could do that years ago. It kept me out of a lot of trouble, kept me from walking away from things that I knew to be right. So, we’ll be talking about your will, intellect and emotion but not right now.

I’ve got a headache. What are we going to with this? [Kathie: You’re going to use your will…] Right. I don’t know what stirred this up.

Kathie: I remember back early, during Water of Life Christian Training School, and you were teaching us that you use your will to believe, like it says in Romans 4; you don’t look at the situation, you don’t look at how you feel, you use your will to believe. And you said back then, “You have to believe, before faith.” You said, “You believe first and that brings the faith.” [Doyle: That’s right.] I saw that start to happen in me. You force yourself to believe that word, that gospel and then the faith comes.

Doyle: That’s right. And what do you believe?

Kathie: You believe that gospel, like Jesus said, the power that’s in the gospel. Right?

Doyle: Jesus preached the gospel of the kingdom, power and word. Go to 1 Thessalonians 1, where Paul wrote about his preaching:

5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance…

Right. But you can preach the gospel without the Holy Ghost. [Kathie: Right.] You can have faith and preach the gospel. Did you know Abraham did it? [Kathie: Amen.] Did you know Isaac did it? Did you know Jacob did it? Did you know they didn’t have the Holy Ghost?

Kathie: Amen. Your dad did it.

Doyle: My dad had faith in that gospel and he could believe it and preach it and he would tell you, “I’ve got the Holy Ghost,” and I would say, “Dad, you do not.”

Kathie: He made a very good comment later, he said, “I can believe for myself, but I can’t believe for others.” [Doyle: That’s what he said.] And you told him, “You need the Holy Ghost.”

Doyle: Do you know a very famous preacher talked just like my dad? Smith Wigglesworth, right? [Kathie: Yes.] He said, “I’ve got the Holy Ghost.” No you didn’t Smith.

Kathie: He would fight you on it.

Doyle: Yes, but one day, God convinced him and he was a different person, right?

Kathie: He was baptized in the Holy Ghost and spoke in tongues.

Doyle: There you go! So you people that are afraid to speak in tongues, what are you afraid of?

“Well it might be the devil.”

Well, how could it? If it’s tongues of God? Did you ask the devil to baptize you?

Kathie: I remember you sharing that years before, “You mean you’re going to ask God for the Holy Ghost and he’s going to give you the devil?”

Doyle: Glory! I’m about to shout! You know this is a tough walk coming out of all this persecution, but I’m coming out. Oh what a beautiful thing.

It talks about, three things, [Luke 11]

11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

I tell you I am overcoming persecutions sowed in my soul, by wicked tongues, pains being moved, and I can’t remember a lot of scripture but I knew those three things, God can remember all of it when he wants to do it.

If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father,” and finishes with, “how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Doyle: Well what did it say about fathers?

“If ye then, being evil,

Doyle: Whoa, whose evil? [Kathie: The fathers.] Fathers! “Oh, I’m not evil.” Oh yes you are, saith the Lord. Accept it, it will help you, the next step you take. But all people are evil, but God is not evil. Are you getting it?! He’s now going to lie to you. Right? [Kathie: Amen.]

13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Doyle: Yes you are going to get what you ask for.

Kathie: Amen. I remember you saying this very clearly, you said, “You mean to tell me the devil is stronger than your Holy Father?”

Doyle: Amen, sorry, but the pain is plenty. Back to 1 Thessalonians 1:5:

“For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance…”

Doyle: Notice the gospel did not come in word only but power, and where does the power come from? 1 Corinthians 4:20:

“For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.”

Doyle: Ok, but Paul said in 1 Thessalonians, his gospel came not in word only, but power. His gospel came (that Jesus died for us, he was buried and he rose again the third day according to the scripture) and he preached those words with power. And I’m getting better thank God, Why? Because the power is working. If you think this trip isn’t tormenting, you’re sadly mistaken, but I’m coming out of this persecution by my enemies.

Now, remember your gospel, if you’re preaching it is word and power, right?

Kathie: That’s right, Romans 1:16:

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation” and when we walk in that power we are walking in the kingdom of God.

[Doyle praying @ 47:05-minute mark]

Kathie: You know what that was? That was a perfect example of using your will to believe.

Doyle: My pain is much less.

Kathie: To summarize what we’ve said today to help: Jesus said in Mark 1,

The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand:

That kingdom is the power of God, Jesus walked in it. And then he said how to get into that power, how do we walk in that power? He said:

repent ye, (change your will, change what you believe,) and believe the gospel.

Believing the gospel is using your will to believe, to trust in what that gospel is and when you use your will to believe the gospel, (that Jesus died, that he was buried and rose again) when you use your will, then that spirit of faith comes and that manifestation of the power works. [Doyle: Very good.] When you are walking in that power, you are walking in the kingdom of God. The difference between faith and believing is: believing is using your will to believe those words, to believe what’s being taught, to believe the word, I think we talked about Acts 10, when Peter came to Cornelius and said, “those that heard the word, those that believed, that word that Peter was speaking, they used their will, that’s when the manifestation came. The spirit of faith came in their hearts, they believed, and they were baptized in the Holy Ghost. Nobody layed hands on them, nobody touched them.

Doyle: Acts 10, and they all spoke in tongues…We’ve got this plain, haven’t we? Well just remember this, the first thing you’ve got to keep in your head and heart is: the kingdom is power and you’ve got to have the power with the word, which is the gospel, you’ve got power AND word (1 Thessalonians 1:5), remember that, get it settled in your heart, you’ve got to have the kingdom to have the power; you’ve got to have the power with the word for the gospel to be effective.

Hebrews 4:2

For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

Doyle: Amen, I want to point something out, Acts 10:38:

“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”

Doyle: Notice there is one verse in Romans 15, it talks about the power of the Holy Ghost; the power of the Holy Ghost is the gospel, and the power of the gospel is the kingdom.

Have you got it? You’ve got to get it all right folks, in your heart and Romans 1 says: I’m not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of god unto salvation. You see that? [Kathie: Yes]

Amen! Grace, mercy, grace, mercy…multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God and Jesus Christ our Lord!

God bless you!

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