4 Types of Kingdom Power

The Apostle Paul “got it!” when he wrote in 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 that “…my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”

God did not send His son to die a tortuous death to let us continue to struggle in our weakness and flesh. Jesus died to give us not only eternal life but Kingdom power – the power to walk this earth as He walked and unleash the power of heaven into everywhere and everyone we meet.


Yet this thought of Kingdom power should not frighten us. It should excite us!

So what constitutes Kingdom power?  What are the types of Kingdom power available to disciples of Christ? And what can we do to unleash it here on earth?

Here is a quick overview of four types of Kingdom power (with excerpts from Strong’s Dictionary) and a challenge.

4 Types of Kingdom Power

#1: Koah = Great in Ability

“And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.” Deuteronomy 8:18

Koah means capacity, ability to be firm, vigor, literally or figuratively the capacity & means to produce fruits, substance and wealth. It includes all the gifts (natural and supernatural) you need to excel in your work, and in turn, produce fruits of abundance to share with others.

#2: Exousia = Great in Authority

“And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those He Himself wanted. And they came to Him. Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach, and to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons.” Mark 3:13-15

Exousia means possessing authority, the right to act in power. It includes authority in jurisdiction and the right (privilege) to walk in the power of rule or government. It tells us we walk in the same Kingdom authority as Jesus, where He took authority over ever situation in which the Father instructed him – even authority over His own cruxifixction (which He could have halted at anytime).

#3: Dunamis = Great in Miracles 

“Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.” Acts 4:32-33

Dynamus means with miraculous power, might and great force. By implication, it points to a miracle itself. Moreso above this inherent power to perform miracles, it also includes moral power, excellence of soul, the power and influence which belong to riches and wealth, power and resources arising from arising from numbers including power in armies, forces, and hosts.

#4: Kratos = Great in Reigning

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” Ephesians 6:10

“But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 5:10-11

Kratos means effective power in reigning. It includes vigor, dominion, a work of power dominion. Jesus has given us keys to the kingdom (Mathew 16:19) to take back dominion over ever societal sphere of influence (business, arts & entertainment, media, government, education, family, faith).

Your Kingdom Power Challenge

Ability. Authority. Miracles. Reigning.

Here is the reality: you have been given full and complete access to:

  • unleash God’s koah within your sphere of influence.
  • unleash God’s exousia within your sphere of influence.
  • unleash God’s dunamus within your sphere of influence.
  • unleash God’s kratos within your sphere of influence.

So where do you stand within each? Where could you could walk in greater koah, exousia, dynamos or kratos?

Here is your and my challenge: take 20 minutes TODAY to commune with the Father and ask Him:

  • In what area(s) is it time for me to walk in greater Kingdom power?
  • In what way(s) do you desire me to unleash Kingdom power in my sphere of influence?

Sample Kingdom Power Prayer

To kickstart the challenge, here is a sample Kingdom power prayer to begin:

Abba Father, reveal to me where and how You desire me to walk in greater koah, exousia, dunamis and kratos to impact society for Your Kingdom! In Jesus Name.

Listen as you pray in the Spirit. Stir yourself up. Write down the first thing you hear – that is very likely from God. Dig deep into that revelation. Then put it into action.

For specific instruction on how to better listen to Holy Spirit, I encourage you to get a copy of my book, Our Unfair Advantage: How to Unleash the Power of Holy Sprit in Your Business where I teach simple steps to fine-tune hearing His voice.

Finally, please share below how God is speaking to you so we can partner with you in intercessory prayer for God to unleash His Kingdom power through you!

About Dr. Jim

Dr. Jim Harris serves executive teams who desire a breakthrough in strategy, innovation and teamwork. He has delivered hundreds of keynotes and business presentations around the world and is the author of numerous award-winning business books including Our Unfair Advantage: Unleash the Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Business, The Impacter: A Parable on Transformational Leadership and Finding and Keeping Great Employees.


  • Jason Brown says:

    Prime rib, filet mignon, excellent meat – this is what every Christian should know and live out Jim. Shame so many defeated Christians are just floating in the little milk stream of life, no growth. But who is teaching these principled truths? Not many. Thanks again-
    Be blessed!
    Thanks Dr. Jim

    • Narbahadur Shrestha says:

      Thank very much Dr. Jim Harris for email. It inspires me.Like this articles I want more which give me knowledge to know about our God Jesus words.

    • Dr. Jim says:

      For far too many years I floated in the “little milk stream of life.” Then one day I realized I was believing man’s often watered-down doctrine over the Word. Once the Lord began to reveal His revelations (to live, walk, talk, and work like Jesus in Kingdom power), the POWER of the gospel started to unfold within me. Was swimming in a roped off sea for far too long. Now the meat of the Word is the only place I choose to be. Thanks Jason for this confirmation. (And the next time I am in Dallas, we’ll enjoy medium-well with mushrooms & garlic mash potatoes!)

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