The Lord Jesus warned in Matthew 24:4-12 about Kingdoms rising up against each other.  Sometimes we think only in the terms of “earthly” kingdoms, and to our great error we fail to consider the spiritual kingdoms behind everything.
Mat 24:4  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Mat 24:5  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:6  And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Mat 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Mat 24:8  All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Mat 24:9  Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Mat 24:10  And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
Mat 24:11  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
There are two kingdoms out there, the kingdom of God, and the kingdom of this world, that is, spiritual kingdoms and earthly kingdoms.  Earthly kingdoms are affected by what is going on in spiritual kingdoms, and whether we like it or not, our lives are affected by both. And though we live in a physical world comprised of earthly kingdoms, we must remember a basic law, we ARE a spirit, we have a soul, and we live in a physical body, at least for the present time.  But which kingdom do we actually live and move in?  We must decide which one we are a citizen of, because that decision affects every area of our life.
Here is an example of operating in God’s kingdom:
2Ch 14:8  And Asa had an army of men that bare targets and spears, out of Judah three hundred thousand; and out of Benjamin, that bare shields and drew bows, two hundred and fourscore thousand: all these were mighty men of valour.
2Ch 14:9  And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and came unto Mareshah.
2Ch 14:10  Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.
2Ch 14:11  And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.
2Ch 14:12  So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.
2Ch 14:13  And Asa and the people that were with him pursued them unto Gerar: and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before the LORD, and before his host; and they carried away very much spoil.
2Ch 14:14  And they smote all the cities round about Gerar; for the fear of the LORD came upon them: and they spoiled all the cities; for there was exceeding much spoil in them.
When King Asa was surrounded by the Ethiopian army he turned to God with his whole heart and God delivered him though he was vastly outnumbered. But later when war broke out again he took the treasures out of the house of God and paid an army to assist him, thereby taking his eyes off the kingdom of God and putting it on to the kingdoms of this world. It says later in his life that he became diseased in his feet, and the disease  grew exceedingly and he sought to the physicians and not to the Lord. The next verse sums it up, “and Asa slept with his fathers….”
1Ki 15:17  And Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built Ramah, that he might not suffer any to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.
1Ki 15:18  Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left in the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king’s house, and delivered them into the hand of his servants: and king Asa sent them to Benhadad, the son of Tabrimon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying,
1Ki 15:19  There is a league between me and thee, and between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent unto thee a present of silver and gold; come and break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.
1Ki 15:20  So Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts which he had against the cities of Israel, and smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abelbethmaachah, and all Cinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali.

2Ch 16:12  And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians.

Now, how does all this affect YOU?  Let’s look into that. Going back to the beginning of this article, Jesus said, Take heed that no man deceive you. The natural man likes to think in the natural, disregarding spiritual things, not discerning that the spiritual forces of evil are behind the evil going on in this world, causing disease,  wars, pestilences, famines, disasters and such.  And in doing so, he tries to remedy those things by earthly means, which are of no avail.  The spiritual kingdom of evil has risen against the physical world we live in, “Kingdom against Kingdom”.
Now, you know very well how much I desire to teach about healing, but these principals apply to EVERYTHING you face in life.  King David wrote in Psalm 103:2-3  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
It would be safe to say then King David understood healing and was not sick. Yet when we get sick we may pray and ask God to heal us and if we don’t see the healing manifest, we run to the doctors. Isn’t that doing exactly what King Asa did when he was faced with adverse circumstances?  He sought not to God but to the kingdom of this world. Once again, “Kingdom against Kingdom” shows up here, pitting the Word of God against the circumstances the earthy physical man often finds himself in.
You see, Satan’s main weapons are deception, lies, fear, and intimidation. And all he does is centered on getting you to doubt the integrity of God’s Word, period. Everything he does is centered on that, pitting his kingdom against God’s Kingdom, and he uses physical things which affect you to keep you so busy fighting circumstances that you fail to use the spiritual weapons you have available to you.  He hopes you never learn to use the spiritual weapons YOU have available by the Word of God, because they will stop him cold in his tracks.
Perhaps it creates a conflict in you going to the doctor when the word of God says he is your healer. That’s good because it should. Because then it shows you that you have put your trust in the kingdom of this world and not entirely in the kingdom of God.  It shows you are willing to compromise, and the devil loves it when you are willing to compromise with God’s Word.  Some say we should utilize doctors because God put them on the earth to heal us. Well, if you have no relationship with Christ Jesus, that’s the only healing available to you.  But for the man or woman whose eyes are upon the LORD, that conflicts with the Bible, in that it says in Psalm 107:17-20,
Psa 107:17  Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
Psa 107:18  Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.
Psa 107:19  Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.
Psa 107:20  He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
The Bible tells us that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. Don’t you think that sickness is a stronghold of the devil that he tries to put on us? And we immediately put our eyes on the kingdoms of this world by trying to cure spiritual problems with earthly cures?  You cannot fight spirit with the flesh.  You have to fight spirit with spirit. God gave us his word to enable us to overcome sickness. Why are we trying to fix spiritual things with the flesh? It did not work for King Asa, and it won’t work for us either. You must decide who’s kingdom you’re going to abide in and stay there. You can’t have one foot in one kingdom and one foot in the other. If you’re feeling a conflict in your spirit about this, good, because it’s making you see what you’re doing. What are you going to do about it?
Again, the Lord Jesus warned us in Matthew 24:11-12, And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. The false prophets say it’s ok to compromise with God’s Word, and because of compromise, we no longer see sin as toxic to our soul. It doesn’t happen suddenly, but it creeps up on us a little here and a little there.  Gradually we backslide from our fervent love of God to the point we are no different from the rest of the world who doesn’t know Him, and our love for Him grows cold. And then we lose the ability to use the spiritual weapons of our warfare.  And then we end up like King Asa….defeated.  Kingdom against Kingdom, only one will win.  Will YOU be in the winning Kingdom?  God always wins, you know. Choose God’s Kingdom and make your stand.
Isa_50:7  For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.