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1 Premillennialism Pt. 6: Kingdom Of Christ: Fulfilled! Text: Mk. 1:14-15

2 Premillennialism Pt. 6: Kingdom Of Christ: Fulfilled!Intro Gabriel told Mary the kingdom would be fulfilled in Christ! (Lk. 1:30-33):  “Call His name Jesus”: “Salvation is of Jehovah” – Mt. 1:21; Jn. 1:29  “He will be great”: All authority given – Mt. 28:18; Eph. 1:20-21; Is. 9:6  “The Son of the Highest”: Immanuel = “God with us” (Is. 7:14). Left his place with God to be with us – Phil. 2:5-8; Jn. 1:1-4, 9-14  “God will give Him the throne of His father David”: Head and King over His eternal spiritual kingdom – II Sam. 7:12; Ps. 132:11 (Acts 2:30- 33); Is. 9:6-7; Mt. 21:9, 15-16; Mk. 11:9-10; Lk. 19:37-40  “He will reign…forever…of His Kingdom there will be no end”: Eternal Kingdom! (Dan. 2:44; 7:13-14, 27; Mt. 12:28; Mk. 9:1; Heb. 12:28) Lk. 1: Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. 32. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end." Lk. 1: Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. 32. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end."

3 Premillennialism Pt. 6: Kingdom Of Christ: Fulfilled!Intro This was foretold in O.T. prophecies: John the Baptist’s job was to prepare the people!  Mt. 3:2: When John the Baptist was preparing the way for the Messiah, he announced the “kingdom of heaven” was at hand. Mt. 3: In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2. and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" Mt. 3: In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2. and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!"

4 Premillennialism Pt. 6: Kingdom Of Christ: Fulfilled!Intro After John was imprisoned Jesus began saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel” (Mk. 1:14-15):  Mt. 6:10: Christ taught His disciples to pray, “Your kingdom come.” (Not fulfilled yet, still to come so they were to pray for it.)  Mt. 6:33: Jesus taught His disciples to “seek first the kingdom of God.” Mk. 9:1: Jesus also said some in His audience would “not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.” (Cannot refer to later kingdom!)  Mt. 26:29: In instituting the Lord’s Supper, Jesus said, “I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.” Mk. 1: Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15. and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel." Mk. 1: Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15. and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."

5 Intro What is the “kingdom” that the angel Gabriel, John the Baptist and Jesus spoke of? “Kingdom”: basileia (G932: bas-il-i'-ah)  “Royalty, i.e. (abstractly) rule, or (concretely) a realm (literally or figuratively): kingdom, + reign.  This word is used to refer to kingdoms both physically and figuratively.  Also used to describe church and heaven: Mt. 3:2; 16:18; 7:21; I Cor. 6:9  The word is defined by Thayer as “royal power, kingship, dominion, rule.” (J.H. Thayer, Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament) O.T. prophecies concerning the kingdom of Heaven point to the days when Jesus said “The time is fulfilled!” O.T. prophecies concerning the kingdom of Heaven point to the days when Jesus said “The time is fulfilled!” Premillennialism Pt. 6: Kingdom Of Christ: Fulfilled!

6 The Prophecy Of Joel Acts 2: The fulfillment of Joel’s prophecy  Acts 1:4-11: The promise of Holy Spirit by Christ to His apostles.  Acts 1:12: The apostles returned to Jerusalem.  Acts 2:1-4: The Holy Spirit fell on the apostles.  Acts 2:5-11: Men from every nation were present. Joel 2: "It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. 29. "Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. 30. "I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, Blood, fire and columns of smoke. 31. "The sun will be turned into darkness And the moon into blood Before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes. 32. "And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the LORD Will be delivered; For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem There will be those who escape, As the LORD has said, Even among the survivors whom the LORD calls. Joel 2: "It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. 29. "Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. 30. "I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, Blood, fire and columns of smoke. 31. "The sun will be turned into darkness And the moon into blood Before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes. 32. "And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the LORD Will be delivered; For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem There will be those who escape, As the LORD has said, Even among the survivors whom the LORD calls. Premillennialism Pt. 6: Kingdom Of Christ: Fulfilled!

7 The Prophecy Of Joel Acts 2: The fulfillment of Joel’s prophecy  Acts. 2:14-24: Peter said Joel’s prophecy was fulfilled.  Acts 2:22-23: The signs and wonders were fulfilled by Christ, perhaps also indicating the darkness and blood were upon His death.  Acts 2:33: God did pour out His Spirit.  Acts 1:12; 2:5: It happened in Jerusalem.  Acts 2:38-41: Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. (Acts 22:16) Joel 2: "It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. 29. "Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. 30. "I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, Blood, fire and columns of smoke. 31. "The sun will be turned into darkness And the moon into blood Before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes. 32. "And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the LORD Will be delivered; For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem There will be those who escape, As the LORD has said, Even among the survivors whom the LORD calls. Joel 2: "It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. 29. "Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. 30. "I will display wonders in the sky and on the earth, Blood, fire and columns of smoke. 31. "The sun will be turned into darkness And the moon into blood Before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes. 32. "And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of the LORD Will be delivered; For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem There will be those who escape, As the LORD has said, Even among the survivors whom the LORD calls. Premillennialism Pt. 6: Kingdom Of Christ: Fulfilled! The prophecy of Joel had been fulfilled on the day of Pentecost! The prophecy of Joel had been fulfilled on the day of Pentecost!

8 The Prophecy Of Isaiah The fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy  Gal. 4:4; Mt. 3:1-2; Mk. 1:14-15; 9:1: Christ came at the proper time. (Dan. 2:44: Days of Rome; “The time is fulfilled!”  Mt. 16:13-19; I Tim. 3:15: He established His house.  Mt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:6-8: All nations would flow into it.  Lk. 24:57; Acts 1:4-5: Preaching began at Jerusalem.  Jn. 18:36: Peaceful nature of the kingdom – Eph. 6:12: Spiritual Battle! Is. 2: The word which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2. Now it will come about that In the last days The mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it. 3. And many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; That He may teach us concerning His ways And that we may walk in His paths." For the law will go forth from Zion And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4. And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war. Is. 2: The word which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2. Now it will come about that In the last days The mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it. 3. And many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; That He may teach us concerning His ways And that we may walk in His paths." For the law will go forth from Zion And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4. And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war. Premillennialism Pt. 6: Kingdom Of Christ: Fulfilled! The kingdom of Isaiah’s prophecy was fulfilled when Christ established the church! The kingdom of Isaiah’s prophecy was fulfilled when Christ established the church!

9 Premillennialism Pt. 6: Kingdom Of Christ: Fulfilled! Rev. 20 & the Rest of the N.T. Rev. 20:4: There is no mention of a 1,000 year reign of Christ on the earth! Christ is reigning now from heaven  He has all authority in heaven and on earth – Mt. 28:18  He is Lord of all – Acts 2:36; 10:36; I Tim. 6:15; Rev. 1:5  He is Lord of the living and the dead – Rom. 14:9  He is head over all things – Eph. 1:20-22  Angels, authorities, and powers have been made subject to Him – I Pet. 3:22  He is truly the ruler over the kings of the earth – Rev. 1:5 (I Tim. 6:15)

10 Premillennialism Pt. 6: Kingdom Of Christ: Fulfilled! Rev. 20 & the Rest of the N.T. His kingdom (reign) was always intended to be spiritual, not physical  He resisted when people tried to make Him an earthly king – Jn. 6:15  He said that His kingdom was not of this world – Jn. 18:36  His kingdom was not to come with observation, but to be “within you” – Lk. 17:20-21 (NKJ); NAS: “in your midst”  His apostles taught that kingdom was spiritual in nature – Rom. 14:17  One is baptized into the kingdom (the church) – Acts 2:41, 47; I Cor. 12:13; Col. 1:13, 18 (citizen of Heaven – Phil. 3:20)

11 Premillennialism Pt. 6: Kingdom Of Christ: Fulfilled! Rev. 20 & the Rest of the N.T. Lk. 24:44: Jesus said the things spoken of Him in “the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms” were fulfilled  Leaving two prophecies to come:  The destruction of Jerusalem (Mt. 24:1-35: fulfilled in 70 A.D.)  His 2 nd Coming (Jn. 14:1-6: No one knows the hour of that return – Mt. 24:36)

12 Premillennialism Pt. 6: Kingdom Of Christ: Fulfilled! Rev. 20 & the Rest of the N.T. Christ’s 2 nd Coming is not to establish His kingdom, but to deliver it to God (I Cor. 15:22-54)  When Christ comes and the dead are raised, the end – I Cor. 15:22-24  He will deliver the kingdom to God, when He has put to an end all rule, authority and power – I Cor. 15:24  He reigns now, and must do so until all enemies are put under His feet – I Cor. 15:25  The last enemy to be destroyed will be death, which will occur when the body is raised from the dead – I Cor. 15:26, The N.T. (including Revelation) teaches that Christ is reigning now from heaven! The N.T. (including Revelation) teaches that Christ is reigning now from heaven!

13 Conclusion Premillennialists teach that Christ is not now on David’s Throne (Acts 2:30-35) The kingdom came in the days of Christ and was fulfilled on Pentecost!  Mt. 3:2: John the Baptist said, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand!”  Mk. 1:14-15: Jesus said, “The time is fulfilled!” (Joel 2:28-32; Is. 2:1-4; Dan. 2:44; Mk. 9:1) The church is the spiritual kingdom John the Baptist & Jesus proclaimed – Mt. 3:2; 4:17  It is a kingdom of heaven because its origin, its end, its king, the character and destiny of its subjects, its laws, institutions, and privileges, are all heavenly! (Phil. 3:20; Col. 1:13) Premillennialism Pt. 6: Kingdom Of Christ: Fulfilled! Those still waiting for and teaching the kingdom of Heaven is coming one day in the future will be waiting till it’s too late for them, for Jesus said, “The time is fulfilled!” (Mk. 1:14-15) Those still waiting for and teaching the kingdom of Heaven is coming one day in the future will be waiting till it’s too late for them, for Jesus said, “The time is fulfilled!” (Mk. 1:14-15)

14 Conclusion Rev. 3:20-21 (Rev. 22:17) 20. 'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. 21. 'He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. Rev. 3:20-21 (Rev. 22:17) 20. 'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. 21. 'He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. Have you obeyed the gospel that you may become a citizen of heaven? Have you obeyed the gospel that you may become a citizen of heaven? Premillennialism Pt. 6: Kingdom Of Christ: Fulfilled!

15 “What Must I Do To Be Saved?” Hear The Gospel (Jn. 5:24; Rom. 10:17) Believe In Christ (Jn. 3:16-18; Jn. 8:24) Repent Of Sins (Lk. 13:35; Acts 2:38) Confess Christ (Mt. 10:32; Rom. 10:10) Be Baptized (Mk. 16:16; Acts 22:16) Remain Faithful (Jn. 8:31; Rev. 2:10) For The Erring Child: Repent (Acts 8:22), Confess (I Jn. 1:9), Pray (Acts 8:22)


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