Kingdom of God defined....

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  1. covenant

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    While doing a topical research on the "Kingdom of God" as used by Christ in the gospels, I found a great definion by the Jewish/Christian historian/scholar writer, Alfred Edersheim in his 'Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah.' I thought the definition based on John 3 was worthy of posting as Christ indicates that there is a difference between "seeing" the Kingdom of God" and "entering the Kingdom of God."

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    1) In this view the expression occurs thirty-four times, viz: Matt. 6:33; 12:28; 13:38; 19:31; Mark 1:14; 10:15, 23-25; 12:34; Luke 1:33; 4:43; 9:11; 11:20; 12:31; 17:17, 24-25, 29; John 3:3; Acts 1:3; 8:12; 20:25; 28:31; Rom. 14:17; 1 Cor. 4:20; Col. 4:11; 1 Thess 2:12; Rev.1:9

    2) As in the following seventeen passages, viz: Matt. 3:2; 4:17, 23; 5:3, 10; 9:35; 10:7; Mark 1:15; 11:10; Luke 8:1; 9:2; 16:16; 19:12, 15; Acts 1:3; 28:23; Rev. 1:9

    3) As in the following eleven passages: Matt. 11:11; 13:41; 16:19; 18:1; 21:43; 23:13; Luke 7:28; John 3:5; Acts 1:3; Col. 1:13; Rev. 1:9.

    4) As in the following twenty-four passages: Matt. 11:12; 13:11, 19, 24, 31, 33, 44-45, 47, 52; 18:23; 20:1; 22:2; 25:1, 14; Mark 4:11, 26, 30; Luke 8:10; 9:62; 13:18, 20; Acts 1:3; Rev. 1:9

    5) As in the following twelve passages: Matt. 16:28; Mark 9:1; 15:43; Luke 9:27; 19:11; 21:31; 22:16, 18; Acts 1:3; 2 Tim. 4:1; Heb 11:28; Rev. 1:9

    6) As in the following thirty-one passages: Matt. 5:19-20; 7:21; 8:11;13:3; 25:34; 26:29; Mark 9:47; 10:14; 14:25; Luke 6:20; 12:32; 13:28-29; 14:15; 18:16; 22:29; Acts 1:3; 14:22; 1 Cor 6:9-10; 15:24, 50; Gal. 5:21; Eph. 5:5; 2 Thess. 1:5; James 2:5; 2 Peter 1:11; Rev. 1:9; 12:10

    7) The term 'repentance' includes faith in Christ, as in Luke 24:47; acts 5:32

    I must say this clarified a lot for me and thought it would for those interested also.

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  2. ituttut

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    References:
    1) In this view the expression occurs thirty-four times, viz: Matt. 6:33; 12:28; 13:38; 19:31; Mark 1:14; 10:15, 23-25; 12:34; Luke 1:33; 4:43; 9:11; 11:20; 12:31; 17:17, 24-25, 29; John 3:3; Acts 1:3; 8:12; 20:25; 28:31; Rom. 14:17; 1 Cor. 4:20; Col. 4:11; 1 Thess 2:12; Rev.1:9

    2) As in the following seventeen passages, viz: Matt. 3:2; 4:17, 23; 5:3, 10; 9:35; 10:7; Mark 1:15; 11:10; Luke 8:1; 9:2; 16:16; 19:12, 15; Acts 1:3; 28:23; Rev. 1:9

    3) As in the following eleven passages: Matt. 11:11; 13:41; 16:19; 18:1; 21:43; 23:13; Luke 7:28; John 3:5; Acts 1:3; Col. 1:13; Rev. 1:9.

    4) As in the following twenty-four passages: Matt. 11:12; 13:11, 19, 24, 31, 33, 44-45, 47, 52; 18:23; 20:1; 22:2; 25:1, 14; Mark 4:11, 26, 30; Luke 8:10; 9:62; 13:18, 20; Acts 1:3; Rev. 1:9

    5) As in the following twelve passages: Matt. 16:28; Mark 9:1; 15:43; Luke 9:27; 19:11; 21:31; 22:16, 18; Acts 1:3; 2 Tim. 4:1; Heb 11:28; Rev. 1:9

    6) As in the following thirty-one passages: Matt. 5:19-20; 7:21; 8:11;13:3; 25:34; 26:29; Mark 9:47; 10:14; 14:25; Luke 6:20; 12:32; 13:28-29; 14:15; 18:16; 22:29; Acts 1:3; 14:22; 1 Cor 6:9-10; 15:24, 50; Gal. 5:21; Eph. 5:5; 2 Thess. 1:5; James 2:5; 2 Peter 1:11; Rev. 1:9; 12:10

    7) The term 'repentance' includes faith in Christ, as in Luke 24:47; acts 5:32

    I must say this clarified a lot for me and thought it would for those interested also.

    ;)
    </font>[/QUOTE]At your request, I am here covenant.

    In your “7” I also believe this, and this will be done in the tribulation. It was to have happened before, had Israel accepted Messiah. We can see it started with Pentecost, but the Apostles never got out of Jerusalem before Gods nation was cut-off. Israel would not believe what God said to them when they lived. God says it will happen, but now it will have to wait until after He takes us to live with Him.

    That’s a lot of references to read. Are we today in the Body of Christ represented, or do we inherit the earth also in the kingdom of God? Christian faith, ituttut Galatians 1:11-12
     

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