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
|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|