JESUS AND THE
Jesus spoke of the church only three times in the gospels. (Matt:, , Matt: 24:14). Less than 2% of Jesus preaching was about the church.
Jesus expressed devotion for the church, but focused His attention upon the
The modern day church has reversed this divine order. Some subjects of the Kingdom that Jesus taught were: The gospel of the Kingdom, Matt 24:14 "This gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached to all the world, and then the end come…." In Matt: 13, we find eight parables on the mysteries of the
This is a fact, that there are more than 30,000 different Christian denominations worldwide, each making the claim that they are spiritually right. It is a fact that somebody has to be wrong.
It is a scriptural fact that when one has repented and turned to God he is justified by faith according to Romans 5:1. However, he has not been born into the Kingdom as of yet. (This is only the beginning). The scripture declares in 1st Peter 1:23 that we are born again by the word of God. Jesus told Nicodemus, "except a man be born again, he cannot see the
The Kingdom is Spiritual, not physical. Luke 17:20-21verse 20: "And when He was demanded of the Pharisees, when the
The book of Acts opening and closing sentences speak of the Kingdom. The last forty days in which Jesus was with His disciples his main subject was on the
Some Kingdom Principles:
1. The Kingdom must be our highest priority. Jesus gave us no greater commission. Matt; 6.33
2. Whatever we see in the physical world has a corresponding greater reality in the spiritual world. 2nd Cor. 4:18
4. The message of the Bible is about "King Jesus", a Kingdom and His royal offspring.
5. The Kingdom is the
6. THE KINGDOM PRINCIPLE: The king is the central head of a kingdom and embodies the essence of the kingdom. The king is the ultimate source of authority in the kingdom and through this authority establishes the kingdom.
Here are some unique qualities about the King. (King Jesus)
a. A king is never voted into power.
b. A king cannot be voted out of power.
c. A king's word is law in his territory.
d. A king's personally owns everything in his domain.
e. A decree of the king is unchanging
f. The king chooses who will be a citizen of his kingdom.
g. The king is the essence of his power.
Matt: 22:2-14 "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king that prepared a wedding banquet for his son". (A beautiful parable of the
There is a fresh awareness of the Kingdom coming to those who are hungering and thirsting after righteousness. Jesus places top priority on the
Paul rightly put it in Romans 7:24 "Oh wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from this body of this death?"
This is the cry of the believer. Paul found the answer in the next verse, v. 25. "I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord, so that with the mind I serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin." So we see that there are two laws in operation (Romans 8:2).
Jesus said in Luke 16:16, "the law and prophets were until John; since that time the
It is our prayer that God stir the heart of each believer to know that they are born into the
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