However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. (I Corinthians 15:46)
The Kingdom of Power: How to Demonstrate It Here & Now, Apostle Guillermo’s newest book with Whitaker House, is powerfully practical in its teaching of the Kingdom of God. I propose that a large sector of the Church is slack in fulfilling the Kingdom mandate because they have no practical understanding of it. If we would not allow a doctor to practice on us who did not understand medicine or a hairstylist/barber with no skill to cut our hair, then why do we allow ministers to proclaim a Gospel they do not understand?
Human beings are spirits endowed with a will, emotions, and an earth-suit for the entirety of our terrestrial duration. Therefore, whatever we desire to happen spiritually, must first be proceeded by a natural act. Jeremiah may have been chosen as a prophet to the nations before the foundations of the earth, yet before he could be born and fulfill that mandate, his parents still had to perform an act that led to his conception. The Kingdom of Power grants the reader practical steps to produce natural results indicating a spiritual truth.
Supernatural is derived from the prefix super-, which means “over” or “above,” and the noun nature. Therefore, to live in the supernatural means to live above, beyond, or outside of the natural realm…the concept is demonstrated throughout the Scriptures in the miracles, signs, and wonders that God enacted, which reflect who He is and what He is able to do. (pg. 167)
The supernatural is not just above or beyond the natural world, but it actively rules over it. (pg. 168)
Apostle Maldonado emphasizes that the supernatural nature of the Kingdom of God is above the natural realm; however, it is not the only important realm. We cannot live ignore the importance of our existence in the natural realm because if we do, we will never be able to manifest God’s kingdom “on earth, as it is in heaven.”
From the original dominion given in the Garden of Eden to the power bestowed on the Day of Pentecost, Apostle Maldonado walks the reader through the purpose of the Kingdom of God, our power-packed dominion mandate, and how manifest it in our daily lives.
…Each time the kingdom is preached, there must be a visible demonstration of God’s power to heal the sick, deliver the captives and the oppressed, and save the lost. (pg. 16)
The Kingdom of Power does an excellent job of presenting pure, unadulterated biblical truth with various proofs without indicting any one person, ministry, or denomination. Yet these presentations of truth are meant to be applied and not merely read.
The overall tone of The Kingdom of Power is that of a true apostle carrying the Spirit of Elijah that inevitably comes with a loving spirit of fatherhood to prevent a curse. (See Malachi 4:5-6; Luke 1:17.) It provides firsthand accounts of individuals who were wondering aimless in ministry, oppressed, and suffering due to the lack of revelation, understanding and identity until they had a true encounter with the Kingdom of Power.
Dr. Myles Munroe always states “when the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable.” The Kingdom of Power provides godly understanding of the Kingdom as Christ preached it and trains the reader how to apply it on a daily basis. It is a must-read for all those serious about transforming their lives and ministries!