The Book of Acts is built on several key points including a forty day teaching from the resurrected Christ on restoring the Kingdom of God (Acts 1:3), the baptism of the Holy Ghost (Acts 1:4) and the restoration of all things (Acts 3:21). On these foundational truths rest the Book of Acts. Regarding the restoration of all things the Holy Spirit is referring to the way things were “before the division of kingdoms” when Cain left the Kingdom of God and built the first secular humanists kingdom. There is no doubt these two kingdoms ─ the Kingdom of God and all other kingdoms ─ are still combating for dominion.
Christ prevailed as the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world. It’s up to us now to continue His work of kingdom restoration. He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. As already said, “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord…” The Greek word become is ginomai meaning “made to become.” This indicates your involvement in Kingdom advancement because made to become means that the takeover of rebel kingdoms will not take place suddenly but will be progressively subdued. To accomplish the task will require your involvement in the advancement of the Gospel of the Kingdom. To overcome the spiritual and natural opposition is one reason the Holy Ghost anoints you.
SPIRITUAL TRAINING FOR MINISTRY
You are going to need spiritual training. That’s one reason we set up the Apostolic Equipping Institute with various intensive online ministry courses that will equip and empower you to make a difference.
After the resurrection of Christ He gave his followers five different ascension gifts some apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12). All of these ascension gifts would be needed to equip Disciples of Christ to turn the world upside down. Not only did Christ give you these gifts but He sent the Holy Ghost to empower you with supernatural power to overcome demonic kingdom powers, values, culture, “and their doctrines.” These demonic world views are seen, heard, and read every day on the Internet, radio and television. Their philosophies are taught in public schools and universities, voiced by politicians, and viewed on reality television shows.