The Kingdom of God Today

(THE MANY-SIDED WISDOM OF GOD)

Introduction

THE GOOD NEWS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD

IS A WAY OF LIFE

 "... any who were of the Way, whether men or women ..., Acts 9'2.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way ..." John 14'6.

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Jesus preached a lot about the Good News of the Kingdom of God. And that it was at hand. His disciples heard His words and He involved them in Kingdom ministry.

Being of such great importance He prepared His apostles for it in His last days on earth: "speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God," Acts 1'1-3.

By doing this He defined it as His New Covenant Kingdom of God.

A lot is made of the words He spoke in Matthew 6'33 to "... seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness ...". But does that still apply?

After all, He also said unless a person is born again no one can see the Kingdom of God. But why seek if you can see?

What is the relationship between the Body of Christ and His New Covenant Kingdom? What about sons and heirs and the Believers' Inheritance?

Where do sons and daughters, men and women fit in?

Then, as well as the Kingdom of God, there's the Father's Kingdom, My Kingdom (Jesus' that is), and the Kingdom of the Son of His love.

Also, there are the various renderings that seem to be at odds, such as "the Kingdom of God is within you" and "the Kingdom of God suffers violence". How does that work out?

However, the overall point is that the Kingdom of God is in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14'17-18). It is not of the world nor of man.

So, these articles are all about Christ and "the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God" (Acts 1'3). See what you think.

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Here's a guide to the articles:

* Introduction. Jesus said His message was the Good News of the Kingdom of God.

* The first study is called "You must be". Jesus was emphatic when He said: “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”.

* The second article, "God's Intention", points out that born-again Believers are given the position of being able to relate to the Father and have power over Satan as Jesus did when He was on earth.

After receiving immersion in water and the Holy Spirit, seeing and entering the Kingdom is open to every Believer. These things are explored further in article five.

* The third article, "Living it", highlights Romans 14'17-18 and has to do with "righteous acts of the Saints" (Revelation 19'8).

* "Kingdom Confusion" is the fourth article and attempts to clarify the varied New Testament references to the Kingdom which are presented out of context or misrepresented.

Hearing these only serves to hinder Believers from the understandings that strengthen them and give glory to God.

"Understanding", the last article, focuses on understanding what the Kingdom of God is and what the Inheritance is today.

Then understanding that all of these things are part and parcel of God's many-sided wisdom of God and His intent.

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