In my translation of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 4:20 reads: “For the kingdom of God depends not on talk but on power.”
Go back and read that word again: depends. The kingdom of God depends on power. To depend means to be controlled or determined by, to rely on. It means to hinge on, to be decided by. God’s kingdom rests on power.
You know what we don’t have, apart from God? Power. All we have apart from God are words. Talk. Empty chatter. We can talk all we want about ministries and gifts and strength, but the kingdom will never grow without the power of God.