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“SETTING UP THE KINGDOM” “Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved….” Hebrews 12:28
When we consider kingdoms we think of them in earthly terms
IT IS TRUE THAT THESE TERMS ARE USED IN HELPING TO CONVEYING THE IDEA OF CHRISTS KINGDOM THERE IS A: KING KINGDOM TERITORY SUBJECTS THE KINGS AUTHORITATIVE LAW
WHEN CHRIST SPOKE OF HIS KINGDOM HE SPOKE OF THE SPIRITUAL RATHER THAN TEMPORAL John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. This is an idea that has been often misunderstood by men. An example would be the Holy Crusades
“SETTING UP THE KINGDOM” Today as we consider Kingdom of Christ there are four questions that I want us to consider: What does the Bible say about the Kingdom in Prophecy? What does the Bible say about the Kingdom in Preparation? What does the Bible say about the Kingdom in terms of Admission? What does the Bible say about the Kingdom in the Present?
“SETTING UP THE KINGDOM IN PROPHECY” “KNOWING THIS FIRST THAT NO PRPHECY OF THE SCRIPTURE IS OF ANY PRIVATE INTERPRETATION. FOR THE PROPHECY CAME NOT IN OLD TIME BY THE WILL OF MAN, BUT HOLY MEN OF GOD SPAKE AS THEY WERE MOVED BY THE HOLY GHOST.” 2 ND PETER 1:20-21
“SETTING UP THE KINGDOM IN PROPHECY” 760 B.C. Isaiah 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. 3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
“SETTING UP THE KINGDOM IN PROPHECY” 606 B.C. 5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. Jeremiah 23:5
“SETTING UP THE KINGDOM IN PROPHECY” 606 B.C. Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
THINGS TO WATCH FOR IN THE COMING KINGDOM *WHO? ISAIAH 2:2 *WHERE? ZACHARIAH 1:16 *WHEN? JOEL 2:28-32 *HOW? JEREMIAH 31:33
“SETTING UP THE KINGDOM IN PREPERATION” A.D. 30 A.D. 31 JESUS LABORS THROUGH A.D. 32 HIS EARTHLY MINISTRY A.D 33 “JESUS CAMEINTO GALILEE, PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND SAYING THE TIME IS FULFILLED, AND THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM IS AT HAND, REPENT YE AND BELIEVE THE GOSPEL.” MARK 1:14-15
JESUS ANNOUNCED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF HIS KINGDOM Matthew 16:18 John 3:3-5 Luke 10:9 Mark 9:1
“SETTING UP THE KINGDOM IN ADMISSION”
THE DAY OF PENTECOST A.D. 33 Apostles endued with the miraculous ability to speak in other languages enabling them to preach the Gospel to the differing nationalities assembled. Acts 2:1-47 THE KINGDOM IS THE CHURCH! VS.47
“SETTING UP THE KINGDOM IN ADMISSION” WHO?WHERE?WHEN?HOW? ACTS 2:39 ACTS 1:1-5 ACTS 2:16 ACTS 2:36-38
“SETTING UP THE KINGDOM IN THE PRESENT” BY 57 A.D. PAUL COULD SAY WITH CONFIDENCE: “FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NOT IN WORD, BUT IN POWER.” 1 ST COR. 4:20 “THEN COMETH THE END, WHEN HE SHALL HAVE DELIVERED UP THE KINGDOM OF GOD….” 1 ST COR. 15:24 IN A.D. 64 PAUL WENT ON TO ASSURE THE COLOSSIAN BRETHREN BY SAYING: “…WHO(BEING CHRIST) HATH DELIVERED US FROM THE POWER OF DARKNESS, AND HATH TRANSLATED US INTO THE KINGDOM OF HIS DEAR SON.”
“SETTING UP THE KINGDOM IN THE PRESENT” JOHN DIDN’T HAVE ANY QUETION ABOUT THE KINGDOM’S EXISTANCE. “I JOHN, WHO AM ALSO YOUR BROTHER, AND COMPANION IN TRIBULATION, AND IN THE KINGDOM…..” REVELATION 1:9 WHAT ABOUT TODAY THOUGH? DOES THE KINGDOM STILL EXIST? IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE A PART OF IT TODAY?
“SETTING UP THE KINGDOM IN THE PRESENT” THE KINGDOM IS ALIVE AND WELL! (MATTHEW 16:18-19)