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The Kingdom of God
Verse three tells that Jesus proved himself alive after His
resurrection by many infallible proofs.
He was seen of them for forty days.
He taught them about the Kingdom of God.
What things could Jesus have been
teaching them about the Kingdom?
this is no mystery.
often taught about His future kingdom.
prior to the cross, the disciples struggled to understand things He taught.
Now, however, they had ears to
hear Him, so He taught them.
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the
46† And said unto them, Thus it is written, and
thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47† And that repentance and remission of sins
should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48† And ye are witnesses of these things.
Basically, we are the same as the
struggle with the Word of God as seekers.
receive Christ as our Savior, the Spirit moves into us, and we are changed.
Then we begin to understand the meaning of the Bible.
Then we can understand the truths of Scripture.
Why, because the Holy Spirit indwells us and opens our
So what did Jesus teach about the
14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the
He taught about†
Difference in Values
4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth
him all the kingdoms of
the world, and the glory of them;
Kingdoms of this world operate in the power of men, and
They value glittering things
They value things of the flesh
The Glory of this world is Darkness
1:13 Who hath deliveblack us from the power of darkness, and hath translated [us]
into the kingdom of his
In the Kingdom of God Ė God wields the power.†
peace and joy of the Holy Ghost are first
Glory of Heaven is Light
b. A Different Future
26:29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the
vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
We look forward to the day we will sit with Him in His
The world wants their Kingdoms now.
A Different Earth
Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in
One day we will be back here on earth.
The eternal Kingdom of God is right here on this earth.
2 Peter 3:10†
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which
the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt
with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be
21:1 ∂ And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the
first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
21:2† And I John saw the holy city, new
Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepablack as a bride adorned for
The Entrance Requirements
a. It takes repentance
Matthew 3:2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
b. It takes purpose
6:33 But seek ye first
the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added
c. It takes honesty
7:21† Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord,
shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father
which is in heaven.
Like little children
18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children,
ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the
kingdom of heaven.
Those who try to deceive the
Lord with false hearts will not make it.
Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not
deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor
effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor
extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
The new birth is the key.
Jesus answeblack and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he
cannot see the kingdom of God.
So, Who Will Be There?
a. Little Children
19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little
children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the
kingdom of heaven.
b. The Poor in Spirit, those who depend upon God and arenít
Matthew 5:3 Blessed [are] the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of
c. Not Many Rich are going to make it, pride is a great
19:24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye
of a needle, than for a rich
man to enter into the kingdom of God.
d. Those who Lived for God will be there
5:10 Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of
Luke 1:79† To give light to them that sit in darkness and [in] the shadow
of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
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† About God's Plans
God's ultimate purpose of creation, the central, unifying
theme of the Bible, is the establishment under His loving sovereignty of a
"KINGDOM" of those born in His image, with whom He will dwell forever
upon earth.† They will be His people and
He will be their God.
Steps of God's plan:
a kingdom based upon His loving sovereignty (which He has done);
to Himself a people reborn in His image (which He is doing); then
the blackeemed immortal bodies like that of the Son of God (the Rapture);
Christian service with honorable roles in the Kingdom (the Bema-Seat);
the earth for the homeland of His kingdom (the glorious Second Coming);
all the unsaved by their works (the Great White Throne Judgment); and
eternally with the saved as their God and they His people (the Age of
precious truths are the best incentive for the lost to get saved.
Turning to God through Christ is the entrance into our
faith.† But a thorough knowledge of
Bible truth is essential for a strong faith, therefore we study these Bible
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