(THE MANIFOLD WISDOM OF GOD)

The Believers' Inheritance

The Kingdom of God Today

Introduction:

The Message Of Jesus

“The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the good news,” Mark 1'15.

"... when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons," Galatians 4'4-5.

“... this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations and then the end will come," Matthew 24'14.

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With the arrival of Israel's Messiah the Kingdom of God (the rule of heaven) arrived on earth. The age of the opportunity to live God's Kingdom way had begun.

It's the message that the Lord Jesus Christ was born for. He preached it, demonstrated it and died for it so that men and women could become citizens of it.

And it's His message that motivates all of the studies on this website. And they arise out of the Kingdom-centred scriptures of Acts 1'1 to Revelation 3'22 and some from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

These scriptures are set in this present age which is "the fullness of the time" of Christ and the Kingdom. They are "the word of the Kingdom" that Jesus spoke of in the parable of the Sower and the Seed (Matthew 13'19).

During His resurrection days, Jesus led His disciples through His Kingdom orientation, completing their discipleship. As they were to be crucial in the founding and forming of the Body of Christ for the coming age, He breathed the Holy Spirit on them.

Here's what Luke writes at the start of The Acts of the Apostles:

"The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen,
to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God," Acts 1'1-3.

This is Christ's New Covenant Kingdom of God. After the Day of Pentecost the apostles began preaching it. And the final words at the end of the Book of Acts show that all these teachings are for Believers today:

"Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who came to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him," Acts 28'30-31.

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In His letters to each of the seven congregations in Revelation 2 and 3 Jesus says to each one: “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says".

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