"…your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."

Matthew 6:10

This week’s Church Planting Movement principle is: Proclaim The Kingdom. In Matthew 10:7 Jesus says: “As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The Kingdom of heaven has come near.” Jesus is providing vital instruction to His disciples and to us as well. As we go out to make disciples of all nations and peoples we are to proclaim that the kingdom of heaven has come near. The Kingdom of God is Righteousness (right standing with God), Peace (shalom, everything in proper relationship, whole, lacking nothing, integrated), and Joy (experiencing the satisfaction of God’s pleasure, His company, and knowing we are fulfilling our highest destiny in Him by His design). As the kingdom of God fills up the world around us, we see healings, deliverances, flourishing, signs, and wonders. Transformation happens in communities as the kingdom of God is proclaimed and lived out in the lives of followers of Jesus Christ here on earth. Ask Jesus to confirm His Word as it is proclaimed with signs and wonders in order that the Kingdom comes with boldness and power.

Ask God this week to give everyone involved in church planting movements a sense of their connectedness to the family of Christ as children of God. Practice listening to Holy Spirit daily for where He is sending you to prepare His way.

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