What Jesus Did! 'Kingdom Preview' — Mark 9:1

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Then Jesus said, "I tell you the truth. Some of you people standing here will see the kingdom of God come before you die. The kingdom of God will come with power."
— Mark 9:1 NLT
Illustration of Mark 9:1 NLT — Then Jesus said, "I tell you the truth. Some of you people standing here will see the kingdom of God come before you die. The kingdom of God will come with power."

Key Thought

Kingdom and power belong to our God and to his Son. Those who belong to Jesus will experience this power and belong to this Kingdom! The question is not if God can make this possible; he already has in Jesus. The question is whether or not we have decided to honor God's Kingdom and live for his Son so his "great power" can be at work in us.

Today's Prayer

Father, I want to see the power of Jesus unfold and to experience the full victory of your Kingdom when he comes. Align my heart with you so that it is fit for your Kingdom. Remove any duplicity, dishonesty, and doubt so that I can serve you with an undivided heart. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Luke 11:20
  • 1 Corinthians 4:20
  • Revelation 12:10

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.