The Kingdom of God
The kingdom of God is the wonderful rule and reign of God. Whenever someone becomes a Christian, is set free from oppression, or gets healed, the kingdom of darkness is being pushed back and the kingdom of God extended. Jesus brought the kingdom and it will fully come when He returns. In the meantime, it is ever growing!
Read Matthew 4:23; Rev 5:9-10
The Matthew verse shows how Jesus inaugurated the kingdom and the Revelation passage speaks of the end when Jesus returns finally banishing all that is evil and we get to rule and reign in a new heaven on earth.
Meanwhile we get to bring the kingdom as we go about our daily lives. Here are seven signs of the kingdom coming from the book of Isaiah.
|Kingdom Sign||Bible Passage||What it looks like|
|Deliverance and Salvation||Isaiah 61:1 Leading||people to Jesus and freedom in Him|
|Righteousness and justice||Isaiah 32:1,16||Poor looked after|
|Peace||Isaiah 9:6, 32:17||Binding the broken hearted|
|Joy||Isaiah 9:3||Normal kingdom life is Romans 14:17|
|God’s Presence||Isaiah 61:1||Filled with the Spirit|
|Healing||Isaiah 35:5-6||Healing the sick|
|Comfort||Isaiah 51:3||Comfort the mourning|
Everything that is the opposite of those signs is our target. So where there is no justice, we aim to bring justice. Where there is sickness, we pray for healing. We have the anointing of the Spirit to extend the kingdom (Isa 61:1)
Pray for power and opportunities to extend the Kingdom of God.
Recommended extra reading
Naturally Supernatual (Wendy Mann)
The supernatural life that Jesus modelled is not reserved for a few 'superstar' Christians, it is meant to be the normal life for every believer. All Christians are called and equipped by God to see his Kingdom break in as part of their day to day life. Wherever they go they can see people's lives transformed as they demonstrate God's love outside the four walls of the church.This book unpacks over 10 years of Wendy Mann's journey of learning how to live a naturally supernatural life. It is full of faith building stories, inspiring insights and practical tools that she and her church community, Kings Arms Bedford, are learning along the way.'This is a great book that combines biblical teaching with first-hand experience, encouraging each of us to step up and step out when it comes to being naturally supernatural' Mike Pilavachi