7 marks of the kingdom

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This morning I have been praying about God’s Kingdom coming in greater and greater measure and power in and around us. I was stirred to pray, having come across and handout for some teaching I had done a while ago.

May we see more and more of this in our workplaces, clubs, homes, life groups and Sunday gathering. Pray! Do!

Kingdom theme Luke 4 / Isaiah 61 reference Key Isaiah Verse Jesus' Ministry Early church
Deliverance or salvation “Liberty to captives” Isaiah 61:1


Demonic deliverance, forgiveness of sin Demonic deliverance, forgiveness of sin,

Peter and Paul released from prison

Righteousness and justice “Liberty to the oppressed, good news to the poor” Isaiah 32:1,16 Healing on the Sabbath, woman in adultery

The cross

Declaration of the cross and our new identity in Christ
Peace “Bind up the broken hearted” Isaiah 9:6, 32:17 Calming of the storm, “Go in peace” Looking for men and women of peace.

Proclamation of peace with God

Joy “Oil of gladness” Isaiah 9:3 Joy in reception of the kingdom, persecution, ministry success and prayer 79 times!

Joy in the city,

Normal kingdom life is Romans 14:17

God's presence “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me” Isaiah 60:1 Jesus baptism, return from wilderness, healing power… Pentecost, prayer meetings, deacons, mass fillings with the Spirit…
Healing “recovery of sight to the blind” Isaiah 35:5-6 Every person Jesus ministered to was healed Many healed
Comfort “To comfort all who mourn” Isaiah 51:3 The promised of the comforter (John 14:26) Comfort in affliction 2 Cor 1:3; one anothering


Andy planted the Gateway Church in Sept 2007. He and Janet love to gather different nations together to grow in Christ while eating good food! He also helps to shape and serve a couple of Relational Mission's church plants in mainland Europe. Andy and Janet run regularly, largely to offset the hospitality eating! He also runs a popular WordPress plugin Church Admin