In the gospel of Matthew we read about Jesus, who came preaching the kingdom of God.  As the people sat and listened to Jesus speak and teach in matt 5 and 6 about the kingdom of God, what they heard about was about a new world.  A world within a world. The world they lived in was occupied by foreign forces, overrun by financial hardship, a place where depression, discouragement, and disease touched everyone. Into this world and into this atmosphere Jesus began to talk about a new world called the Kingdom of God.  As Jesus began to speak about the Kingdom of God, he began to explain that there was a secret code to the world’s dilemmas. It was a world where the codes of disease and misery had been unlocked, where the there was an answer to the chronic problems the people faced.

What an awesome truth for you and I today. There is a world within a world that we have to unlock. We need to bring the Kingdom of God into the kingdom of the world.

Matthew 16:19 And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.”

What are these 14 days about?

  1. Cracking the code for our Families
  2. Exercising Spiritual Authority
  3. Moving forward
  4. Winning

How do we crack the code?

2 Kings 13:14 Jehoash king of Israel went down to see him and wept over him. “My father! My father!” he cried. “The chariots and horsemen of Israel!”  15 Elisha said, “Get a bow and some arrows,” and he did so. 16 “Take the bow in your hands,” he said to the king of Israel. When he had taken it, Elisha put his hands on the king’s hands. 17 “Open the east window,” he said, and he opened it. “Shoot!” Elisha said, and he shot. “The Lord’s arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Aram!” Elisha declared. “You will completely destroy the Arameans at Aphek.”18 Then he said, “Take the arrows,” and the king took them. Elisha told him, “Strike the ground.” He struck it three times and stopped. 19 The man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will defeat it only three times.”

1.  God has put into your hands the means of victory

Why did Elisha get angry with the King? Because he had put in his hands the means for victory.  And he squandered it.  

  1. Exercising Spiritual Authority

Prayer creates spiritual authority in our lives. 

Spiritual authority is that place where the principles of the Kingdom of God supercede the laws of the natural world.

3.  Why would you pause or refrain until you have complete victory

2 Kings 13:25 Then Jehoash son of Jehoahaz recaptured from Ben-Hadad son of Hazael the towns he had taken in battle from his father Jehoahaz. Three times Jehoash defeated him, and so he recovered the Israelite towns.

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