THIS GOOD NEWS
Jesus declared that "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.
As was said earlier, the word "this" focuses on the precise "good news". It is not any "good news" that will be preached.
This is important for Believers to be able to live in the power of Kingdom understandings. To establish this Good News in our thinking it's necessary to trace its its origins and history.
The Disciples' years with the Lord prior to His crucifixion were a time of orientation and preparation. They were all the time interacting with the Lord Himself and the Kingdom He preached.
As Luke 8'1 shows:
"He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him".
But, in the time between His resurrection and His ascension He lifted His teachings. He knew that for them to receive His teachings they needed the assistance of the Spirit.
That's why He "breathed on them and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit'," John 20'22.
Luke says that Jesus:
"... 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.
The Anointed One concluded His time with them with these momentous words :
"... you shall receive power
when the Holy Spirit has come upon you;
and you shall be witnesses to Me
and in all Judea and Samaria,
and to the end of the earth" (Acts 1'8).
Then He ascended.
And they waited for "the Promise of the Father" (Acts 1'4) - for 10 days!