Summary: #9 in a series. "As communities of the King, we should model what the Kingdom looks like when God has His way with a group of people." John Wimber
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In chapter 5 Gary Best discusses…BRINGING THE KINGDOM TO PEOPLE.
Two more weeks of NATURALLY SUPERNATURAL. Learning to do THE STUFF. JESUS’ STUFF. Jesus’ transferable ministry. Available for you & me to participate in continuing the WORDS & WORKS of Jesus!
Our GOAL here @ Father’s House (now & the future)...
Encourage you, as a follower-of-Jesus, to be comfortably confident to stand next to any person...hands–on, eyes & ears-open, praying out-loud for a Kingdom break-through.
so....What exactly is a Kingdom breakthrough?
TURN TO LUKE 4: 14-21
Lk 4:14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.
Lk 4:15 He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.
Lk 4:16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read.
Lk 4:17 The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
Lk 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed,
Lk 4:19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Lk 4:20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him,
Lk 4:21 and he began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
Luke 4: 18-19 is a powerful summary of a KINGDOM BREAKTHROUGH.
JESUS’ RESUME. HIS JOB DESCRIPTION. Everything Jesus does & says over the next 3 years fit under this resume!
TURN TO ISAIAH 61....1-7
The Year of the LORD’S Favor
Isa 61:1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,
Isa 61:2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’S favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,
Isa 61:3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.
Isa 61:4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.
Isa 61:5 Aliens will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
Isa 61:6 And you will be called priests of the LORD, you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast.
Isa 61:7 Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.
DO YOU SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE of WHAT JESUS IS SAYING?
THREE VITAL ASPECTS OF A KINGDOM BREAK-THROUGH?
SATAN: Doubt & Deception
Genesis: Do you really believe???
John 8:44 Satan is the father of lies.
John 14: 6 I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
John 8:32 You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
SATAN: Division & Separation
Ephesians 2: 14 Jesus has broken down the wall of hostility that used to separate us.
Jesus’ story of the Father & His two sons
SATAN: Death & Destruction
Jesus directly confronts the spiritual, physical, & emotional strongholds of Satan’s rule in the lives of people.
Acts 10:38 Peter tells Cornelius..."And no doubt you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazereth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him."
DO YOU SEE THE POWER ENCOUNTER?
Going on in YOUR LIFE?
Going on in EVERY PERSON’S LIFE in YOUR CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE.
When you pray for a KINGDOM-BREAKTHROUGH...this is what you are asking for...
Wouldn’t it be great if people said of you and me... ...
"And no doubt you know that God anointed THOSE FOLKS FROM FATHER’S HOUSE with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then THEY went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with THEM."