Revivals – When the Heavens are BRASS by John Kilpatrick, R7. Repent and believe” (Matthew 4:17) but he also used it when teaching his disciples how to pray “your kingdom come” (Matthew 6:10) , in the Beatitudes “theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3 and 10), and at the Last Supper “I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God” (Mark 14:25). Broadly speaking, the kingdom of God is the rule of an eternal, sovereign God over all the universe. All we have to do is to be willing to … 19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. All rights reserved. Giving to the building fund is used for facility maintenance, improvements, and debt retirement to the glory of God. He will rule and reign here, and as believers, we will rule and reign with Him. I SAW the LORD (Book of Isaiah) by Anne Graham Lotz, R6. ". The Bible promises, when the follower of Jesus lives in this manner, God will supply all our needs…fro… A Path Through Suffering by Elisabeth Elliot, T1. Jesus was emphasizing the importance of making God, and His Will, the center of one’s life. This is the Kingdom of God we are advancing and lives are on the line. So this passage doesn’t speak about a rebellion in Heaven. – Staying FULL of GOD by Andrew Wommack (PDF), B8. THE BONDAGE BREAKER by Neil T Anderson, B5. (Exodus 20:8-11), JESUS CHRIST : OUR BURDEN BEARER (Isa 53:4), THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT THIS PLACE (Psa 84:1-4, 10), SALVATION MADE PLAIN AND SIMPLE (Isaiah 45:22), WHERE YOU STAND DETERMINES WHAT YOU SEE! In what is commonly refered to as the “Lord’s Prayer”, we are taught to pray not only for God’s will to take control of our lives but also that the saving Gospel would spread throughout the earth. One quick definition is that the Kingdom of God is where Jesus is the King! Its headquarters is in heaven, but at the same time its agents—initially Jesus of Nazareth then later the apostles and the church—were, as children of God, laboring on earth to make it better known and expand its citizenry. We are to be sent by the power and grace of our King…..sent with His agenda and purpose in these days. It is not a day to just sit back and revel in past accomplishments or to sit and hope for things to happen in the future…..it is a time to advance in the power and strength of our King. 3. How does a Kingdom advance that is not already established? Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. 17:8-13), ABRAM’S TROUBLE WITH LOT (Genesis 13:5-13), A GUIDE FOR PEACE IN THE WAITING ROOM OF LIFE (Psalm 37:1-10), ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH GOD’S GIFT (Exo 16:1-7, 14-15; Num 11:1-9), HE FOUGHT THE BATTLES, I ENJOY THE VICTORIES (Isa. The kingdom of heaven is also the Holy Spirit(Matthew 6:9-10) and as children of the God we are of the Holy Spirit. God has an alternative plan for us—called His kingdom agenda. Option two envisions God as forcefully advancing the kingdom against that very opposition. So that is in the future. Lives are on the line. The concept of the kingdom of God takes on various shades of meaning in different passages of Scripture. Change ). As God’s people, we are not limited by the choices this world offers us. M any people say to me that they do not know what God’s plan is for their life. (1 Kings 10:1-13), NAAMAN: THE BIG DIPPER (2 Kings 5:1-15; 19), THE PASSION AND THE PROMISE (Psalm 126:5-6), THE BELIEVER’S STATEMENT OF FAITH (Psalm 116:1-19), PRAISE YE THE LORD, AND HERE’S WHY (Psalm 113:1-9), RUTH : FROM BROKENNESS TO BLESSEDNESS (Ruth 4:13-17), REDEEMED! 41:8-10), THANK GOD FOR GUYS LIKE HUR (Exo. The basic meaning of the word kingdom in the Bible is God’s kingly rule — his reign, his action, his lordship, his sovereign governance. As a Christian, it’s important to understand the meaning behind this phrase that is often confusing for many Christians and non-Christians. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. It is a question numerous religious circles have discussed at length, and still have not found an answer to. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. The LOST ART OF INTERCESSION by JAMES W GOLL and EM BOUNDS, G2. God is calling us to advance the Kingdom in our midst, to bring Heaven to earth and to line up with God’s promises here and now. What most people do not consider is that everyone, believers and nonbelievers, are part of God’s plan in His kingdom. Some comments… Even though God is omnipresent we don’t experience His MANIFEST presence all the time. Know God, Be Strong and DO Great Exploits (PPT), R1. Throughout the gospel of Matthew, we see Matthew using the phrase “kingdom of heaven” when referring to the announcement of the rule of Jesus Christ and the good news of His reign. Devotions by Steve Troxel VOL 2 Pdf Book, B4. 2. After all, it sums it up rather clearly. When we pray and seek the Kingdom of God, we are also praying for the rule and reign of the kingdom of God in our lives. Salvation Plan of God (In PowerPoint Format), A1.4 STUDY BIBLE – The Spirit Filled Life Bible, A1.5 STUDY BIBLE (NKJV) – Foundation Study Bible, A1.6 STUDY BIBLE – THE LUCADO LIFE LESSONS STUDY BIBLE(NKJV), A2. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. To advance means to move or to bring forward; to accelerate; to further something or someone along; and to simply change position from one point to another point. From the coming of Jesus Christ to begin the kingdom, through the whole story of redemptive history and the Church, we see a clear picture of the Gospel. Introduction: • In Matthew 24, Jesus describes conditions at the end of the age. Understanding Its Meaning, Is God Merciful or Mad at Me? When you are under His lordship, and when He is in control of your life, that is the kingdom of God. Praying for God's Kingdom should be our focus as a Christian - for a fruitful life and for Jesus to be made known across the Earth. 12:1-3), SUNDAY IS STILL A HOLY DAY! 2. So what does that mean, especially to a western mindset? – THE SPIRIT of LEADERSHIP by Dr Myles Munroe ( Video and PDF), D1. against the sons of God is directly aimed against the Holy Spirit. The Kingdom within you We are given a straight-forward definition of the Kingdom of God in Romans, For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (14:17). We are then called to be witnesses of Jesus, to tell others about Him and that we would remain surrendered to His will for our lives. Jesus taught us to pray, “Your kingdom come. God is calling us to advance the Kingdom in our midst, to bring Heaven to earth and to line up with God’s … God still has a plan for planet Earth. On earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). When we read that “the Kingdom of Heaven is forcefully advancing” Matthew is saying that God’s Kingdom or dominion is coming on earth. Easton’s Bible Dictionary This definition comes from the application where the Kingdom of God is mentioned and Romans 14:17 which says, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (Isa. A child trusts without reflecting. A definition from RT Kendall… The kingdom of God is the rule of the un-grieved Spirit in the life of a believer. Sproul "Second, Matthew himself uses these two expressions interchangeably in 19:23-24, "itis hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven … for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." On one occasion Jesus said, “For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21), where He was speaking of himself. Even though the exact wording differs between Christ, God, and heaven, all Scriptures are symbolizing the same concept with different aspects. Revivals – The World Aflame by Rick Joyner, R5. To advance God’s kingdom means to expand the reign of God like yeast spreads through dough and causes it to rise (Matthew 13:33, parable explanation). The Advancing the Kingdom campaign has officially ended as of April 2017. (I Can't Tell Sometimes), Tapping into God's Strength by Waiting on Him, The God Who Actually Does Know What You’re Going Through, How the Women in the Bible Were Revered, Respected, and Diverse. In Jesus Christ, the kingdom of God exercises force and, it may be said, that the forceful firmly, or - indeed - forcefully, take hold of it! To advance means to move or to bring forward; to accelerate; to further something or someone along; and to simply change position from one point to another point. (Matthew 11:12). The rule of Jesus Christ on earth The subjects of this kingdom, or the Church. And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 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We’re just called to advance the good Kingdom that is already established. Bear Fruit To Advance God’s Kingdom. We can invite them into the joy of God’s Kingdom through our words and actions. Luke 16:16 The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. A Closer Walk With God. To prevail means to be victorious…the gates of hell shall not prevail against a church that is being thrust forth by the power of God’s perfect timing and will for each of our lives, ministries, etc. Give us today our daily bread. Witness of Matthew, R.C. In general we take it to mean “to welcome the kingdom of God like a child welcomes it.” That corresponds to some other words of Jesus found in Matthew’s Gospel: “If you do not change your hearts and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3). The doctrine is the same and there is no different view or meaning of the kingdom of God versus heaven, Matthew is simply using an indirect phrase that respects the reader. Matthew 6:33 The kingdom of God (not heaven). First Things First by Greg Laurie, Harvest Ministries. Make the kingdom of God a high priority in your life. Sources & Excerpts: (Revivals) My Favorite Revival Sermons by Reggie Thomas, R8. (by Herbert W Armstrong), Crucial Questions on Christ’s Return (By David Legge). Matthew 13:44 The kingdom of heaven is like … Revivals – RIVER GLORY by Ruth Ward Heflin, S2. The Kingdom of God is found in the person of Jesus Christ, drawing near to His people so that the Kingdom may be advanced through His people. The Kingdom Has Been Forcefully Advancing. The question of who will enter the kingdom of God is an old one. Since that time, the gospel of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it. Saving Sinners Since God’s purpose for the world is to save a people for himself and renew the world for that people, his kingly rule implies a saving and a redeeming activity on their behalf. By eliminating excuses for not advancing we cannot bring in the kingdom, it brings us in, and the … No one but the Father knows when Jesus will return (Matthew 24:36). A1. Revivals, Visitations and Moves of God by Ps Ashish Raichur, R3. I am not advocating in any measure that we are to simply go of our own volition and our own will. ( Log Out /  – I Give You Authority – Practicing the AUTHORITY Jesus Gave Us by Charles H Kraft (PDF), B6. Why Does Matthew Use “Kingdom of Heaven” Instead of “Kingdom of God”? The Kingdom of God is what the world is supposed to be like and it sweeps over our dysfunctional world reclaiming lives and restoring hope. “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. HOW I LOVE TO PROCLAIM IT! The kingdom of God is the increase in Jesus’ government (rule) in every situation where there has been loss because of the enemy. ( Log Out /  God Reigns over All Things. What we do know, though, is that the kingdom of God will bring about a “regime change,” an overthrow of the current form of government and the status quo. Yeast enters the dough and slowly transforms it. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Jesus concluded His message on trusting God for the necessities of life with this sentence, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you”(Matthew 6:33 ESV). – Possessing the GATES of the Enemy by Cindy Jacobs (PDF), C1 . (Psalm 73:1-28), HOW TO ENJOY YOUR SALVATION (Isa. Revivals and Revivalism By J Edwin Orr, R4. Below is the original description of the ATK campaign. This being considered, in order to know our role there are several things that we must consider when trying to discern this. And lead us not into temptation,[a] but deliver us from the evil one. ( Log Out /  The Kingdom of God is mentioned through the Old and New Testament of the Bible. - Possessing the GATES of the Enemy by Cindy Jacobs (PDF), A1. You and I, as Christians, are the yeast. Jesus Christ himself not only said “the kingdom of God is near. Most of these references occur in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.While the exact term is not found in the Old Testament, the existence of God’s Kingdom is expressed similarly in the Old Testament. The Kingdom is advancing through a spontaneous Spirit-led group of Kingdom people who are simply responding to heaven’s mandates at any given time. 43:1-7), SAILING LIFE’S STORMY SEAS (Psalm 55:1-23), GOD’S PROMISE TO ABRAM RENEWED (Gen 13:14-18), PRECIOUS PROMISES FOR YOUR JOURNEY (Isa. A contrast of responses: The kingdom of the world is intrinsically a tit-for-tat kingdom; its motto is … 3. There were those who resisted the coming of the Kingdom of God because it conflicted with their own objectives and interests. Jesus’ return is also part of the Kingdom of God. Yet even the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. We need to understand the kingdom of God, how to get into the kingdom, the gifts and weapons of the Kingdom; why satan wants you to never understand the kingdom of God and reaffirm your commitment to the kingdom of God. Faith With Reason – Why Christianity is TRUE by Joseph R. Farinaccio PDF Book, B2. Any kind of violence by enemy satanic power or systems (for instance: sickness, demonic attacks, oppression by authorities, prosecution etc.) The Kingdom of God is a spiritual entity. What you do (or don’t do) today may have an effect on whether or not someone comes to know Christ. A Closer Walk With God – Devotions by Steve Troxel Vol 1 PDF Book, B3. The Kingdom of God (and its related form the Kingdom of Heaven in the Gospel of Matthew) is one of the key elements of the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament. Matthew 11:13 For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John. Advancing the Kingdom of God Series “When is the Kingdom?” (Various Scripture) Last week we looked at and answered the question What priority does the Kingdom of God have? Just how important was the understanding and of the Kingdom of God? ( Log Out /  A rootless kingdom is a tumbleweed, subject to rapid burning! Obviously it must be established before it can move forward. The kingdom of God is the alternative to the kingdom of this world. If someone asked you what the kingdom of God meant, would you know how to answer them? 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Your will be done. Salvation. This is when Jesus is in charge. MATTHEW 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Bible Truths for the Triumphant Life in CHRIST (PPT), Spiritual Warfare - Prayer For Financial Breakthrough, B9. The phrase ‘Kingdom of God’ (also ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ or ‘Kingdom of Light’) appears more than 80 times in the New Testament. Since God is the Creator of everything, He reigns over all things. In Matthew’s gospel we read: 2. This "kingdom of God" is mentioned in Scriptures several different ways throughout the Old and New Testaments:Matthew 6:33, Mark 1:14-15, and Luke 4:43 all refer to the “kingdom of Christ. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. – Becoming a Disciple-Making Church by Neil T Anderson (PDF), B7. 20 For the Father love the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel. We have become a part of God’s kingdom when we accept the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and repent. His … An “alternative” simply means that it is another way; there is another idea on the table. Let’s take a look at the original Greek and Hebrew meaning of the phrase, the different phrases used throughout the Bible, what it means to seek first the Kingdom of God and how to  live and pray with the Kingdom of God in mind. He does this out of sensitivity to the Jews who avoid mentioning the sacred name of God. Salvation Prayer ( In PowerPoint Format ), A2.1 Fasting and Prayer – God’s Nuclear Power by Steven Brooks, A2.2 (Devotions) Daily Power and Prayer By Dr Myles Munroe, B1. Advancing God’s Kingdom: Serving God with a Kingdom Warrior Heart. It is not rules and regulations, but “righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17). Revelation … Jesus met with opposition as he went along. We can’t extend God’s reign, but we can help people understand what it’s like to live under His reign. When one is a loyal subject of the King, he or she will desire to please this King in everything he or she says and does. Then what does the verse mean? Destiny and the Meaning of Life (PPT), G1. The kingdom of God is synonymous with the kingdom of heaven. What Is the Kingdom of God? Trusting in the Lord with all that is within us and responding by faith to its dictates and commands…………..that flows from relationship. A verse every Christian should commit to memory is Matthew 6:33: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”. The Kingdom has come MATTHEW 12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. For one, the two expressions are used in the same sayings of Jesus, but where Matthew uses"kingdom of heaven, " Mark or Luke or both use "kingdom of God. Spirit Led Decision-Making (Romans 14:17) The Bible says that the Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Raymond Zorn says this, John the Baptist used it often as he called for “repent, for the kingdom of God is near” (Matthew 3:2). Joe Lewis. The LOST ART OF PRACTICING HIS PRESENCE by JAMES W GOLL, H1. But He does remind us to … To thrust forward gives us God’s focus to strike in a predetermined direction or strategy against the gates of hell advancing the Kingdom of God. Advancing God’s Kingdom. Here are three things that the Kindgom of God means: 1. It is a promise of things yet to come. For how can you advance the Kingdom unless you know your King? Perhaps this whole idea was from this quote that I just heard my friend Joe say. This is praying for a day when God will bring heaven to earth and will bring His rule on this planet. So, the Kingdom is advanced in us before it can be advanced through us. Christianity.com is a member of the Salem Web Network of sites including: Copyright © 2020, Christianity.com. Why? HOLY SPIRIT – The KEYSTONE of ALL our HOPES (PPT), K1. To understand the Kingdom of God. (1 Kings 17:1-24), WINNING YOUR BATTLE WITH TEMPTATION (Genesis 39:1-23), GOD HAS SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOU (Joseph – Gen. 37:1-11), JUST A LITTLE TALK WITH JESUS (Jacob – Gen. 32:22-32), THE REALITIES OF A PILGRIM’S LIFE (Isaac – Genesis 26:12-25), ABRAHAM GATHERED TO HIS PEOPLE (Genesis 25:5-10), STANDING UP FROM BEFORE THE DEAD (Genesis 23:1-20), ON THE MOUNTAIN OF ABSOLUTE SURRENDER (Genesis 22:1-14), THE LAMB ON MOUNT MORIAH (Genesis 22:1-14), HOW TO ENJOY THE REST AREAS OF LIFE (Genesis 21:33-34), SIN AND THE SAINT OF GOD (Genesis 20:1-18), REMEMBERING LOT’S WIFE (Genesis 19:1-26 Luke 17:32), THERE’S NOBODY LIKE HIM! Drawing on Old Testament teachings, the Christian characterization of the relationship between God and humanity inherently involves the notion of the Kingship of God. The blessing and advantages that flow from living under Christ’s rule When righteousness, peace, and joy increase, the kingdom of God is advancing (Romans 14:17). 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We usually think of salvation as a free gift from God. God’s Kingdom. – Your Power in the HOLY SPIRIT by John G Lake (PDF), B9. While each highlights a true element of the kingdom of heaven, option one is more convincing.