The Teachings of the Kingdom

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  1. NetChaplain

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    Note: The below article is still a bit new to me and I have been giving it much time and prayer for comprehension before sharing it. So, any comments and questions concerning the material will require extra cooperation, patience and prayer from the viewers also. The Lord give us to comprehend His “Word of Truth” according to the level He chooses for each, and God be blessed!



    It is the desire of God for all “to be saved,” and that none “should perish” (1Ti 2:4; 2Pe 3:9), but it is the will of God that “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:18). Thus, there should be useful instruction in realizing that God’s will and desire are not always synonymous.

    Is God’s will being done “in earth as it is in heaven?” How is His will being done in heaven? It is being done in perfection, without the presence and effect of any sin whatsoever—and by all present! His desire concerning the resolution of sin on this earth is being done within believers, but when the Kingdom comes in its entirety, it will not involve sin at all within the believer.

    His Kingdom has “come unto you” (Mat 12:28), e.g. in Christ, this world has been visited by a foretaste of the Kingdom and He is presently bringing its future residents into it (internally—Luke 17:20), but eventually He will bring the Kingdom to its residents (externally). Then God’s will shall be done on earth as it is presently being done in heaven, and such a prayer (“thy kingdom come”) will no longer be necessary.

    Those who are of God will be in resurrected bodies, which will begin the Millennium (Rev 20:5), immediately followed by the last resurrection consisting of the condemned, who “lived not again (yet to be resurrected) until the thousand years were finished”; whom Satan will “gather them together to battle” (v 8); thus the “old man,” which is the source of human sin will be finally eradicated from the believer, enabling perfect service to God in every manner, devoid forever of the effect of sin.

    - NC


    The Teachings of the Kingdom​

    The teachings of the Kingdom have not been applied to men in all the ages; nay, they have not been applied to any man. Since they anticipate the binding of Satan, a purified earth, the restoration of Israel, and the personal reign of the King, they cannot be applied until God’s appointed time when these accompanying conditions on the earth have been brought to pass.

    The Kingdom laws will be addressed to Israel and beyond them to all the nations which will enter the Kingdom. It will be the first and only universal reign of righteousness and peace in the history of the world. One nation was in view when the Law of Moses was in force in the earth; the individual is in view during the age of grace; and the whole social order of mankind will be in view when the Kingdom is established on the earth.

    The rein of the King is never said to be ushered in by a gradual process of world improvement; it is introduced suddenly and with great violence. Satan and the satanic deception will have been removed from the earth, Israel will have realized the glory of her Covenants, and the long-awaited blessing will have come upon all the Gentiles, and upon creation itself.

    The Church is not once mentioned in relation to the teachings of the Kingdom, nor are those teachings applied to her; for her part in the Kingdom is not to be reigned over, but to reign with Christ—her Head. She, being the Bride of the King, is His Consort. She will be under the heavenly teachings of grace, and her home will be in the bosom of the Bridegroom in the ivory palace of the King. The King will rule with a rod of iron. Sin and iniquity will be rebuked instantly and judged in perfect righteousness. Clear conception of the glory of the Kingdom is lost if it is confused with the age of grace.

    There is a dangerous and entirely baseless sentiment abroad which assumes that every teaching of Jesus must be binding during this age simply because He said it. The fact is forgotten that the Lord Jesus, while living under, keeping and applying the Law of Moses, also taught the principles of His future Kingdom, and, at the end of His ministry and in relation to His Cross, He also anticipated the teachings of grace. If this threefold division of the teachings of Jesus is not recognized, there can be nothing but confusion of mind and consequent contradiction of truth.

    The ceremonial law required for its observance the presence of Jehovah in the holy of holies, an altar, a priesthood, and a temple in Jerusalem. All these prerequisites for the observance of the ceremonial law were withdrawn at the beginning of the present age. The Church of Rome, in its attempt to continue the law system, proposed to meet this difficulty by creating its own altar, temple service and priesthood, and alleges that the Lord is present in the consecrated bread.

    The teachings of grace are perfect and sufficient in themselves. They provide for the instruction of the child of God in every situation which may arise. There is no need that they be supplemented, or augmented, by the addition of precepts from either the Law of Moses or the teachings of the Kingdom.

    - Dr. L. S. Chafer
     
  2. Getting it Right

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    Chafer gets it!
     
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    Getting it Wrong = Chafer = Race-based salvation

    Salvation by race for Jews, salvation by grace for Gentiles; Israel inherits the earth, Gentiles get heaven (or something like that, it's actually like trying to nail jello to the wall).
     
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    I POSTED AN INSIGHT FOR NetChaplin's POST, above, IN THE WRONG FORUM (blush!). I have copied and will post it here now.... my apologies! HERE IT IS:
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    Splendid observations, NetChaplin. Your command of English is much appreciated.

    God cannot be "not always synonymous." The problem for most is with the word "but," and with the word "desire" in the author's presentation, then with the Biblical phrase "is condemned already."

    The desire of God was perfection: The Garden of Eden. When did "choice" enter in? Whence cometh temptation? Disobedience? Eviction? Did God "hope" that they would "endure"? God was, after all, the Creator.

    It was God's will that all who trusted God would live forever in the Garden. If God's "will" is not an imperative, then it must be conditional. Result? No one trusted God.

    God's response included removal of humankind, save the 8, then Abraham (obedience and rewards).

    The Hebrew folk lapsed into disobedience, a repeat of original sin. God sent their Messiah. They rejected Him. God issued a call to everyone, everywhere, to receive this Jesus not as the Hebrew Messiah but as Savior. The bulk of humankind refused / refuses to do so. Those who received / receive Him (confess in faith believing, Romans 10:8-13) do not perish; those who continue in unbelief do.

    The desire is perfection, yet it is conditional. That's the way it was before the beginning of space and time, and that is the way it is today. The Apostle Paul marks the advent of the Christian Covenant.

    (Incidentally, Chafer is an excellent resource.) :thumbsup:
     
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    Matt 24 "THIS Gospel of the Kingdom" shall be preached in all the world and THEN shall the end come.

    Matt 28 Go into all the world - make disciples - teach them what I taught you --

    Romans 9 "they are not all Jews who are children of the flesh...rather it is children of the promise that are heirs "

    Romans 2 "he is NOT a Jew who is one outwardly - but he is a Jew who is one inwardly and circumcision is of the heart - by the Holy Spirit".

    Heb 8 New Covenant made with "Israel" still valid in the NEW Testament - and God writes His Law on our heart and mind -- both Jer 31:31-33 and Heb 8 agree.

    in Christ,

    Bob
     
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    No. more that he understood that God has a plan for national isreal , and the Church of christ!

    He agreed with jesus and paul here on that truth...
     
  7. BobRyan

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    The Millennium starts with the "FIRST resurrection" according to Rev 20:1-5 and that is as 1Thess 4 states when the "Dead in Christ rise FIRST" those who are blessed. "over these the 2nd death has no power" - Rev 20:1-5.

    And of course as 1Thess 4 and John 14 stated - this is when all that are translated and all that are resurrected (the righteous only) that are raised in the "FIRST resurrection" of Rev 20:1-5 are taken to heaven.

    And as Rev 19 states "The REST were killed" --

    And as Rev 20 points out the rest of the dead did NOT come to live until after the 1000 years.

    So nothing...nada... zilch going on - on earth during that time.

    As the OT states " I looked and behold there was no man". The hills move to and fro, the cities are all in ruins.. the moon and sun do not shine, and corpses are from one end of the heavens to the other across the entire earth.

    That is how the millennium is described in the Bible.

    hence we have no such thing as raced-based salvation during the 1000 years.

    Or even now.

    Matt 24 "THIS Gospel of the Kingdom" shall be preached in all the world and THEN shall the end come.

    Matt 28 Go into all the world - make disciples - teach them what I taught you --

    Romans 9 "they are not all Jews who are children of the flesh...rather it is children of the promise that are heirs "

    Romans 2 "he is NOT a Jew who is one outwardly - but he is a Jew who is one inwardly and circumcision is of the heart - by the Holy Spirit".

    Heb 8 New Covenant made with "Israel" still valid in the NEW Testament - and God writes His Law on our heart and mind -- both Jer 31:31-33 and Heb 8 agree.



    in Christ,

    Bob
     
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    first Resurrection happens at either rapture/Second Coming, and then we have the Millinium here on for 1000 years, with national isreal ruled over by King Jesus, and then at end of that, will be general rtesurrection of the lost for GWT judgement!
     

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