The Kingdom of God by ccxL6iW7


									The Kingdom of God
   “Denoting sovereignty, royal
    power, dominion; then by
metonymy…denoting the territory
or people over whom a king rules”
           (W.E. Vine).
       Compare World
     • The universe – Rom. 1:20
       • Human race – Jn. 3:16
         • The earth – Mt. 4:8
• Things opposed to God – 1 Jn. 2:15
    Kingdom – God’s Reign
• Ps. 22:27,28 – “All the ends of the world
  shall remember and turn to the Lord, and
 all the families of the nations shall worship
 before You. For the kingdom is the Lord’s,
        and He rules over the nations.”
     • Mt. 12:28; Lk. 21:31 (God’s rule)
               God Rules
    • Man was made in the image of God,
                  Gen. 1:26,27
• God came in the flesh, Jn. 1:14; Heb. 2:14
   • No other place in the universe can be
   called “the visited planet.” The king of the
             universe paid us a visit!
 • All are accountable to Him (Jn. 5:24-29).
        Kingdom of Israel
• Ex. 19:5,6 – “Now therefore, if you will
    indeed obey My voice and keep My
   covenant, then you shall be a special
treasure to Me above all people; for all the
  earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a
   kingdom of priests and a holy nation.
   These are the words which you shall
      speak to the children of Israel.”
  • So – a kingdom within a kingdom
         God Ruled Israel
• 1 Chron. 29:10-16 – “Yours, O Lord is the
    greatness, the power and the glory…
   Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, And You
    are exalted as head over all…All this
  abundance that we have prepared to build
   You a house for Your holy name is from
      Your hand, and is all Your own.”
God Also Ruled Gentile Nations
• Daniel told Nebuchadnezzar – “They shall
     wet you with the dew of heaven, and
   seven times shall pass over you, till you
     know that the Most High rules in the
  kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever
         He chooses” (Dan. 4:25,32).
  • Christ is “the King of kings and Lord of
               lords” (1 Tim. 6:15).
      A Spiritual Kingdom
    • Dan. 2:44; 7:13,14; Heb. 12:28
      • Matthew – Christ as King
• 4:23; 9:35; 11:11; 13:38-48; 16:18,19;
        26:26-29 (1 Cor. 11:23-26)
 • This kingdom will be delivered to the
        eternal kingdom – heaven
       (Mt. 25:34; 1 Cor. 15:22-26).
        God versus Satan
• God’s reign is described in three ways –
   over His creation (the world), over the
  nation of Israel (a physical kingdom) and
   over the church (a spiritual kingdom).
  • Satan also has a kingdom – Mt. 4:8;
               12:26; Col. 1:13
       Two Ways to Heaven
• Those who die without sin (before entering
  Satan’s kingdom)…..Kingdom of Heaven,
  Mt. 18:3; 19:14
• Those in the Kingdom of Christ….Kingdom
  of Heaven, 2 Pet. 1:10,11; 1 Cor. 15:24
          Two Ways to Hell
• Those die in sin, Is. 59:1,2; 2 Thess. 1:7-9
• Those who become unfaithful, Mt. 25:1-13
• Those who are not accountable – are
  neither saved nor lost…but safe. God
  gave no terms of salvation for an infant!
• Those who are accountable – are
  responsible to obey (Rom. 6:17,18) and
  remain faithful (Mt. 25:31-34; 1 Cor. 15:58)

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