Matt 12:28). Note also Matthew 5:40 to 42: “And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. (18-21) Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like?--See Notes on Matthew 13:31-33.The first impression with most readers, in the absence of any apparent trace of sequence, is that we have an isolated fragment of our Lord's teaching, torn from the context in which we find it in St. Matthew. “ “The Kingdom of God has come nigh unto you.” But remember the words of Christ in Matthew 15:24: “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” This is all so different from the Lord’s proclamation by the pen of Paul in Titus 2:11: “FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN.” And Colossians 1:5 and 2:1 to 2:“For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the Word of the truth of the gospel.” “If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister: Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for His Body’s sake, which is the Church: Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you to fulfil the Word of God: Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to His saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of the mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”. The Lord Jesus said, “the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Most importantly, He sent us to preach it. Jesus answered. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.” Psalms 24:6 and 7. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Jesus told his hearers "if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you" ( Luke 11:20; cf. For more articles by Pastor J. C. O'Hair, visit the J. C. O'Hair Online Library. 29,32) was a preview of the coming kingdom.” The MacArthur Study Bible states, “In all three of the synoptic Gospels, this promise is made immediately prior to the transfiguration (Mark 9:1-8; Luke 9:27-36). This morning we shall discuss two parables about the kingdom of God found in Luke 13:18-21: He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? Note also verses 22 and 29: “And He said unto His disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on .” “And seek not what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.” Note also Luke 9:3: “And He said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.” Luke 9:3. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Luke 21:31 says, “So you also, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near.” Why is the kingdom not preceded by signs in Luke 17:20–21 and yet it is preceded by signs in Luke 21:31? “The Lord hath taken away thy judgments, He hath cast out thine enemy: the King of Israel, even the Lord, is in the midst of thee; thou shalt not see evil any more.” Zephaniah 3:15. The prophesied Kingdom was at hand because the prophesied King was in the midst of Israel.“The time was fulfilled.” The King and the Kingdom prophesied in the Davidic Covenant of II Samuel 7 were at hand. (Colossians 1:13) and are laborers in the Kingdom of God (Colossians 4:11). The Nature of the Kingdom as it is Presented in Luke's Gospel One of Luke's main interests in Jesus was his preaching on the Kingdom of God. And we are His witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, Whom God hath given to them that obey Him.”In Romans 14:17 the Holy Spirit has given to members of Christ’s Body an interpretation and meaning of “the Kingdom of God” different from “the Kingdom of God” which was at hand when Jesus, the King, was here. So one day the man told him, “Unless your... Continue Reading, (The soon to be published, Growing in God's Grace by Pastor John Fredricksen is a new believers guide to spiritual maturity. From these Scriptures we learn that the same Kingdom program; as to the disposition of earthly possessions, which was God’s order while Jesus the King was in the midst of Israel, continued to be God’s order during the several years that the twelve apostles and the Holy Spirit were witnesses to Israel in the land of the Jews concerning the Messiahship and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. But God did not bring hasty judgment against them. “And the Lord shall be King over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord and His name one.” “And it shall come to pass that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. Where is Israel? Kingdom of God Lyrics: God our Father, we are on our knees / The prayer of many, all through history / Come, Lord Jesus, come and heal the land / Holy Spirit, we're crying out again / We need You now Jesus explains that his kingdom is in us and we are born again as citizens of God… In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” Ephesians 1:6 and 7. Why Does Matthew Use “Kingdom of Heaven” Instead of “Kingdom of God”? our community is getting ready to do a series on the kingdom of God and we are looking for a potent image. In the Gospel of Luke Jesus Christ is Israel’s Shepherd-King, not Head of the Church. In Acts 3:19 to 21 the Kingdom was again offered to Israel. And to what should I compare it? Pilate asked Israel’s rulers, “Shall I crucify your King? The man was slower than a dusty turtle. In Luke 19:11, Jesus proceeded to tell a parable because he was near Jerusalem, but the people supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. I can’t remember exactly where I found it. Graeme Goldsworthyhas summarized a definition of theKingdom of God as "God's people in God's place under God's rule." They are being preserved unto the heavenly Kingdom. We'd like to help. or, see there! We read the first chapter of Acts together and then did a brief study on two questions that arose from the chapter. Luke 23:51. The articles that follow... Continue Reading, “Where does the Bible say that our sins are forgiven past, present and future?” Luke records that after his resurrection Jesus spent forty days teaching his disciples about the Kingdom of God. But how literally that judgment has been fulfilled. Old Testament prophets, while under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, wrote about the Kingdom of God being established on earth (2 Peter 1:20-21). while it is recorded in the book of Luke thirty-three times (Luke 4:43, 6:20, 7:28, etc.)!. Luke 1:33. The Kingdom of God (and its related form the Kingdom of Heaven in the Gospel of Matthew) is one of the key elements of the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament. The Kingdom of God. Make no mistake, the kingdom of God is about salvation, and that salvation spans into every crevice of our universe, ultimately culminating in the New Heavens and … After diligently searching the Scriptures for the Scriptural answer, perhaps you are agreed with me that we might liken “the Kingdom of God” to the United States government. Luke 17.20-21 Audio The Kingdom of God According to Jesus Luke 17:20-21 Introduction Through the ministry of Jesus there was a misconception about who He is and about His rule and reign as Messiah or King. “For the Lord is our defense: and the Holy One of Israel is our King.” Psalms 89:18. When Jesus Christ stood before Nathanael, that Israelite in whom there was no guile said. “I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel your King” Isaiah 43:15. The Kingdom of Heaven and “the Kingdom of God” frequently are used synonymously and interchangeably, but. All through Jesus’ ministry He has experienced opposition. The Old Testament refers to "God the Judge of … The phrase ‘Kingdom of God’ (also ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ or ‘Kingdom of Light’) appears more than 80 times in the New Testament. Jews, familiar with the Old Testament Scriptures, knew that their Messiah would set up His Kingdom and their Kingdom at Jerusalem. Jesus Christ is coming back to be a reigning King on earth. Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.” Luke 12:32 and 33. And to what shall I compare it? First it was Carl Trueman and now Andrew Wilson is following my lead about the not-quite-so-important-importance-of-cities. Just two verses this morning. To receive Him—the King—is to receive His kingly rule, not only in your life and over your affairs, b… In other passages, however, it is equally clear that the kingdom of God is already present. In one, the Parable of the Sower , Jesus says that a man scattered seeds and some were eaten by birds, others fell on rocky places and others were scorched or had thorns. Exactly where Christ said they would be in Luke 21:20 to 24. He commissioned His disciples in Luke 9, where He told them to preach the gospel of the kingdom. The kingdom of God is not going to appear immediately, and yet repeatedly, Jesus says, “The kingdom is at hand. “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.” Ephesians 2:13. Expository sermon series on the Gospel of Luke: The kingdom of God is being established and growing even as we speak. “We have no king but Caesar.”. All of this is so different from Christ’s earthly ministry to the Jews in the land of the Jews. It is significant in Luke’s Gospel that outside His immediate family the announcement of the birth of the Shepherd-King was made to shepherds while they were in charge of the flock “And the angel said unto them, Fear not for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Compare Mark 1:15, Matthew 4:17, Matthew 10:7 and 8, Luke 10:9 and 11, and Luke 11:20. A wealthy man had a servant who just wasn’t working out. Lo here. Drawing on Old Testament teachings, the Christian characterization of the relationship between God and humanity inherently involves the notion of the Kingship of God. Most of these references occur in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. “But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.” Luke 6:35. Luke 21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.. Matthew 24:23-28 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not… “AND SAYING, THE TIME IS FULFILLED, AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND: REPENT YE, AND BELIEVE THE GOSPEL.” Mark 1:15. Matthew 4:17: “FROM THAT TIME JESUS BEGAN TO PREACH, AND TO SAY, REPENT, FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND.” Matthew 10:7 and 8: “AND AS YE GO, PREACH, SAYING, THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND.” HEAL THE SICK, CLEANSE THE LEPERS, RAISE THE DEAD, CAST OUT DEVILS; FREELY YE HAVE RECEIVED, FREELY GIVE.” Luke 10:9 and 11: “AND HEAL THE SICK THAT ARE THEREIN, AND SAY UNTO THEM, THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS COME NIGH UNTO YOU.” “EVEN THE VERY DUST OF YOUR CITY, WHICH CLEAVETH ON US, WE DO WIPE OFF AGAINST YOU: NOTWITHSTANDING BE YE SURE OF THIS, THAT THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS COME NIGH UNTO YOU.” Luke 11:20: “BUT IF I WITH THE FINGER OF GOD CAST OUT DEVILS, NO DOUBT THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS COME UPON YOU.”. What it looks like at the end isn’t what it looks like at the beginning. “Master, Thou art the Son of God, Thou art the King of Israel. We know it was preached by Daniel, when he said, “…in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom.” That was the kingdom of God. Jerusalem was not destroyed until more than thirty-five years after the Lord Jesus pronounced the judgment of Luke 21:21 to 24. “THAT THE GOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE FATHER OF GLORY, MAY GIVE UNTO YOU THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM, AND REVELATION IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM: THE EYES OF YOUR UNDERSTANDING BEING ENLIGHTENED: THAT YE MAY KNOW WHAT IS THE HOPE OF HIS CALLING, AND WHAT THE RICHES OF THE GLORY OF HIS INHERITANCE IN THE SAINTS. In the Scriptures there are different phases and departments of “the Kingdom of God.” In “the Kingdom of God,” God is King of the Kingdom. Visit the store. So we looked at some verses from Luke’s gospel about some of the things Jesus said about the Kingdom of God. While on earth the Lord Jesus was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. The most important thing to remember about the kingdom of God is not the Church (though there is close association between the two) but it is Jesus himself. Sorry not to be more helpful. 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