Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Kingdom Message...a forgotten truth?

The Kingdom message is one of great Biblical truth yet has formed many controversial concepts and theologies in this present age. A wrong teaching of the Kingdom message can mislead a believer; hinder the necessity of evangelism; or even cause one to miss salvation of the soul. False theories of the Kingdom can destroy confidence in a resurrected Lord and even promote a feeling that Christianity is a failure. Incorrect understanding of the Kingdom message has caused many Christians to lose faith in Christ and lose their hope of His future coming, to physically reign as King over all the earth.

This Kingdom message will take the Bible further than believing in Christ from the four Gospels only. It contains a future hope and a future Kingdom based on Old Testament prophecies that are yet unfulfilled. Rightly dividing the Kingdom message from the Old Testament and the four Gospels is more than looking back 2000 years to the earthly ministry of Christ and His crucifixion. It takes the believer to a resurrected Lord, who is alive, exalted, and the head of the body of Christ, the Church. Who NOW...rules and reigns in all power and authority from His Throne in heaven seated at the right hand of the Father.

The intent of these posted expositions are to clarify the (present tense) work of Christ from the Throne Room as well as His (future tense) work in a promised earthly Kingdom. The central theme of these writings pertain first, to the work of Christ in the life of a believer (the Kingdom of God): second, that Christ will establish a future Kingdom when He returns (the Kingdom of Heaven) and restores all land to Israel according to Old Testament prophecy.

A right division of the Old Testament, the four Gospels, and the New Testament pertaining to the Church and Israel, the Jew and Gentile, and Law and Grace will clarify and confirm the vast distinction between the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven. May these posted expositions assist the teacher, the student, and the babe in Christ, to understand the truth of the Holy Scriptures and use them as a basis of their faith that can be added to, and built upon for a lifetime, in the Lord Jesus Christ.

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