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The Kingdom and Gospel of our Lord, part 1…

THE KINGDOM AND GOSPEL OF OUR LORD, PART 1…

I desire to do a little study that might help those who do not acknowledge the literal kingdom of our Lord Jesus, the Christ, in the age to come; and that there is only one gospel concerning this age. Some accept there is coming a kingdom for a thousand years, and and also a judgment seat of Christ which, in their thinking (traditions), is essentially a reward seat.

To some, the Kingdom of God is His kingdom in their hearts – on the throne of their hearts – and their heart makes Him Lord of their life or they are not saved.

The King James version helps with the above-mentioned error. For example:

Luk 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

Luk 17:21Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

First, notice to whom the Lord is speaking – the Pharisees! They were the ones who attempted to catch our Lord in a fault, were hypocrites, sowing leaven, of whom the Lord warned His disciples to beware, etc. Could the Kingdom of God be “within” with the Lord on the throne of their hearts? So this verse completely goes against the view, that the kingdom of God is within the hearts of people that have accepted Jesus as the Messiah, because the only time in the scripture that it is used, it is used in reference to those that had rejected Jesus to be the Christ.

Let’s take a look at the word, “within.” The Greek word is, “entos,” with its base being the Greek word, “en” – “a fixed position in time, place or state.” Your Bible, most likely, has a note in the margins that reads, “among you” or “in your midst,” which are far better translations.

The Lord is speaking of the presence of the kingdom, not what, or to whom the kingdom is within.

Jesus, the Son of God was the King of Israel (John 1:49). He was preaching to the Jewish people the kingdom of God was at hand. It was being offered to the nation of Israel on the condition of repentance and accepting Him as the Messiah. He was claiming to have the full absolute authority to establish the kingdom in their midst upon the acceptance of Him. He proved His claim by demonstrating the power of the kingdom by supernatural and miraculous signs. One of those signs was His full authority of the demonic realm.

Jesus commanded His apostles:

Matthew 10:7-8

7And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heavenis at hand.

8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

The King had come unto His own, and His own received Him not. The King of the Jews was in their midst; however, He did not claim the title deed to the earth before returning to His Father as our High Priest. His present office is one as High Priest. (Now, that’s a wonderful doctrine to study!)

And, here is an interesting incident concerning Joseph and our Lord’s burial. Pay attention for what Joseph was waiting:

Luk 23:50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just:

Luk 23:51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.

This good man is still waiting! All kingdoms in the Bible have an outward manifestation – literal. There were the northern and southern kingdoms of Israel, the kingdom of the Medes and Persians, etc. The kingdom of David will have a seed upon his throne. Our Lord’s kingdom must be literal one. There is no other foundation upon which to build or hope – or faith. The government will be upon His shoulders and He will need a co-regent, officers, governors, and servants. This is the only subject of the Bible from beginning to end. Don’t miss it.

Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

 

 

 

 

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October 31, 2011 - Posted by | Learning to read - accurately, Pages from my journal, Precepts you must understand, salvation in the 7th Day, The Kingdom and Gospel of our Lord, The promise | , , , , ,

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  1. Reblogged this on Searchfortreasure's Blog and commented:

    A re-blog from two years ago…

    Comment by searchfortreasure | October 31, 2013 | Reply


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