20. The Mission of the Kingdom

In Your Bible Read This

Isaiah 11, and 12

Here Are Your Memory Verses

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. Isaiah 9.6-7

Afterwards Talk About This

What difference would it make if more committed Christians entered the pillars of society that we have identified and stood for God and for the people?

Something To Do Before Next Time

Organise a meeting for businessmen, teachers, reporters, government workers and so on to pray for them and to encourage them as kingdom missionaries.

Written Diploma Work

Write a brief article for a church or denomination's magazine encouraging the believers to take the kingdom of God into the pillars of the nation.

Meditate Word By Word On This Verse

Proverbs 11.10 and 11.

Spend a Minute to Change the World

Pray For Somalia – 8,000,000 in four major clans 99.96% Muslim, Failed by Islam, nation destroyed by anarchy, intensely dangerous place.

Be sure to teach this lesson to others. Always pray and prepare well adding your own verses and stories to bring it to life.

We discover the mission of the kingdom and kingdom strategy to accomplish it every time we pray the prayer the Lord Jesus gave us, Matthew 6, 9-10, "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven."

The Mission Is To Exalt The King

As the peoples of the earth join heaven in praise and worship to their rightful King, Revelation 4.8-11; 5, 9-14.

The Strategy Is To Extend His Righteous Kingdom Rule

Of the increase of Christ's government and peace there will be no end, Isaiah 9.7, so step by step all the territory usurped by Satan through treachery and folly in Eden will be recovered. Kingdom is wherever the King, and the constitution of the kingdom of God reigns and necessarily conflicts with the kingdoms of Satan, man and this world.

At the Cross only a few friends confessed Christ as their Lord, God and Coming King but today hundreds of millions of people happily bow the knee and confess Jesus as Lord with their lips. His government is increasing.

The Kingdom Will Come

One day there will peace on earth between man and God, between man and his fellow man, nature and the environment. When the Kingdom comes in fullness the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. Isaiah 9, 1-9; 11.9.

The Advancing Kingdom

The Kingdom mission strategy has three strands to increase the government of the King –

  1. Mission in every believer.
  2. Mission in every nation.
  3. Mission in all the world.

"A return to the King and his Kingdom will stir every local community, its media, its business and industry. A return will radically affect the world of entertainment, politics, education and medicine and bring about a clash of values and personalities, but primarily of spirits because the Spirit of the kingdom of God is altogether different from the spirit of the kingdom of darkness. Not only are they different but they stand opposed to one another!"  From Gerald Coates, Kingdom Now

World famous writer H G Wells, who was not a believer said,

"The most radical proposal ever presented to the mind of men is the proposal to replace the world order with God's order, the Kingdom of God."

That's a very good description of the kingdom mission.

Mission To Every Believer

Paul wrote in Phil. 2,12-13; and 1.6, "Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose," and "being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." You will discover the many ways that God is doing his own mission work in you as you work through this course.

Mission To Every Nation

Every nation has its pillars which hold society in place and greatly influence the lives of the people for better or for worse, towards God and righteous living or towards Satan, corruption, injustice, inequality and widespread misery.

The Pillars Of Society

Government
National and local politics, the administration, the courts of justice and prisons.

Family
Marriage, medicine, hospitals, care of the poor, the homeless, the orphans.

Media
The press, radio, magazines, TV ‘stars,' computers, the Internet.

The Arts
Music and songwriting, painting, writing, poetry, sculpture and design.

Entertainment
Sports, cassettes, CD's, videos, theatre, cinema, holiday resorts.

Religion
The beliefs, the churches, mosques, temples, idols and superstitions.

Education
From kindergarten and junior schools to high schools and universities.

Business
The boardroom, the bank, the stock-exchange and the workplace.

God wants every believer to join him in his mission to increase righteous kingdom rule in the nation. Since the Garden of Eden each of the pillars in every nation has been dominated to a greater or lesser degree by Satan's kingdom, but since the Cross the way has been open to drive out the disarmed powers of darkness and bring in the Kingdom of God. Col. 2.15.

Salt And Light

Kingdom rule increases when believers see themselves not as employees or employers but as missionaries sent by God into all the different worlds within their own nation to redeem the peoples in there for the King. By prayer, by faith and by righteous living the mission of Kingdom advances, God is praised and a nation changes little by little.

Men Should See Your Good Deeds

Read Matthew 5, 13-16.

When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed. Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. Proverbs 11.10,11; Proverbs 14.34.

Mission To All The World

Isaiah 11.9 says that one day the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. This is the Great Kingdom Mission or Commission and you will find a whole section in this book about your call from God to join him in it. Matthew 28,19; and 22, 36-40.

To Close Pray for the World's Most Unreached Peoples by Name

Taken from the Joshua Project Unreached Peoples List these people have no church and as yet no cell, church or mission has committed themselves to prayer, adoption or church planting among this people.

Vietnam

People Name Language Population
Kim Mun (Mun, Gem Mun) Kim Mun 90,000
Phu Thai Phu Thai 150,000
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