But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8
When Jesus was about to leave the earth, He made it clear that He desired to see the expansion of His kingdom through the witness of the people that He was going to leave behind—His disciples. Jesus told them plainly, ‘You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in Judea, in Samaria and unto the uttermost part of the earth’. In other words, He was saying that through them, His influence would spread from home to the ends of the earth. That is expansion!
What does kingdom expansion really mean? We find the answer in Luke 17:20-21: ‘And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you’. God’s kingdom is His reign and rule in the hearts of men by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. So kingdom expansion happens when more and more people become born again and inhabited by the Holy Spirit.
You want to expand God’s kingdom? Stand up in the bus and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Preach same on the streets, and to everyone you come across. God’s kingdom is expanded when people receive Christ and begin to live their lives for Him.
NEXT LEVEL: When you expand your capacity in the spirit, it qualifies you to become an agent of kingdom expansion.