“Therefore He answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” – Luke 10:27
So often people pray for the power of God to manifest in their midst. And that is quite alright if we don’t forget what is the reason behind that prayer request. Yes, the Kingdom is all about power and not words, ideas and principles, yet if we desire to witness that power, we must love Jesus above all else and go from there learning how to love people.
Every powerful manifestation of the Kingdom will come as a result of our deep and close fellowship with Jesus, not the other way around.
It’s crucial for us to hear and receive directly from Him lest we become attached to a doctrine or theology which doesn’t benefit us. The danger in that is we become ‘friends’ with just the traits of the truth, but not with the One who is the Truth Himself and speaks the whole truth to us. He is the best friend who speaks grace, acts in grace and sets us free through grace. Doctrines won’t do that, but He will.
Whatever we experience, whatever happens in our lives most of the time is the result of our thought life or what we hear and receive outside Christ. But if we start thinking of Christ, we will act as He does. When we focus on him(instead on the voice of the enemy as some Christian believers do) we’ll experience and build our assurance in Jesus knowing that He always has the best for us. Hearing the voice of the enemy is not the worst thing we can do. Our voice from a mind which is not renewed is the last thing we want to exalt as the voice of truth.
Therefore we better befriend Jesus, so that we can find the real truth about us from where our peace comes from, because whatever bothers us is His enemy. He knows all, He is able to build us up through His wonderful thoughts and words.
He is everything what we need and more.