Messages | An Introduction to the Gospel of the Kingdom
The Gospel of the Kingdom simply put says: There is a man
(Jesus Christ - both head and body) sitting now upon the throne of God
within the heavens who rules (present tense) over the affairs of His
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to
us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the
dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and
dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also
in that which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet,
and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him
that filleth all in all.
Psalm 103:19 (KJV)
19 The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his
kingdom ruleth over all.
God has not left His creation to its own keeping.
8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to
anger, and of great mercy.
9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over
all his works.
10 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints
shall bless thee.
11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of
12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the
glorious majesty of his kingdom.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion
endureth throughout all generations.
14 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those
that be bowed down.
15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their
meat in due season.
16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of
every living thing.
17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways,
and holy in all his works.
18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that
call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
19 He will fulfil the desire of them that
fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
20 The LORD preserveth all them that love
him: but all the wicked will he destroy.
Satan has been completely defeated! Therefore let us celebrate the
Lord Jesus and His victory through His finished work on the cross.
John 12:31 (KJV)
31 Now is the judgment of this world: now
shall the prince of this world be cast out.
Hebrews 2:14 (KJV)
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and
blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that
through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
1 John 3:8 (KJV)
8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God
was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
The Kingdom is simply wherever Jesus is made to be Lord (Jehovah / Father)
and King (Jesus the Anointed Christ).
Isaiah 9:6-7 (KJV)
6 For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be
upon his shoulder: and his
name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and
peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it,
and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever.
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Revelation 1:4-6 (KJV)
4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto
you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come;
and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the
first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto
him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father;
to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Acts 2:36 (KJV)
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that
God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and
One does not have to physically die to enter the Kingdom of Christ.
But one must be born from above.
John 3:3-5 (KJV)
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto
thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old?
can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man
be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Ephesians 2:1-7 (KJV)
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this
world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the
children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in
the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by
nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with
Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in
heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of
his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
The Kingdom isn't for another time only (Heaven), nor is it only for
another people called the natural Jew. Rather, the true Jew is you (whoever is born
Romans 2:28-29 (KJV)
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is
that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision
is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise
is not of men, but of God.
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being
made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth
on a tree:
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles
through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the
Spirit through faith.
15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be
but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or
16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the
promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which
17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed
before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years
after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
18 For if the inheritance be of the law,
it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of
transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made;
and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid:
for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily
righteousness should have been by the law.
22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the
promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up
unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto
Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have
put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor
free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ
29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye
Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Ephesians 2:11-22 (KJV)
11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in
the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the
flesh made by hands;
12 That at that time ye were without
Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of
promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are
made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath
broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of
commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making
16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by
the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off,
and to them that were nigh.
18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but
fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20 And are built upon the foundation of
the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed
together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22 In whom ye also are builded together
for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
The Kingdom does not start on or through some special
observation, such as a certain nation or church, but it does start in the
heart of every believer of God through Jesus Christ.
20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the
kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God
cometh not with observation:
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for,
behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
The great triumph of Jesus is not His second coming, but
rather it was His first coming and His resurrection and ascension to God's / King David's
throne within the heavens.
8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led
captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also
descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far
above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some,
evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the
ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the
faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the
stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 That we henceforth be no more
children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the
sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all
things, which is the head, even Christ:
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted
by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual
working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself
The whole of Christendom believes in the promised Kingdom of God.
The controversy only concerns its timing. The keynote verse of scripture depicting
this timing is Psalm 132:11:
11 The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn
from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy
Due to incomplete information, many of God's people have
been taught that this will be fulfilled at Christ's second coming.
The holy scriptures have testified differently. The Apostle Peter,
quoting this Old Testament, verse says that its fulfillment was at the
resurrection of Jesus Christ.
29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the
patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is
with us unto this day.
30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn
with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the
flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
31 He seeing this before spake of the
resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did
The Apostle Paul, in agreement, says the same is Acts
13:32-33, Romans 1:1-6, and Romans 15:8.
32 And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise
which was made unto the fathers,
33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their
children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is
also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle,
separated unto the gospel of God,
2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy
3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of
the seed of David according to the flesh;
4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to
the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for
obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
Romans 15:8 (KJV)
8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the
circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the
The prophet Daniel agrees when he foresaw this is a
vision, as the covenant messenger, Messiah, receives His Kingdom from God
the Father in His ascension and not at His second coming.
The Son of Man Presented
13 "I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with
the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, and
He came up to the Ancient of Days and was presented before Him.
"And to Him was given dominion, glory and a kingdom, that all the peoples, nations and men
of every language might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which will not
pass away; And His kingdom is one which will not be destroyed.
The good news of this gospel is that the Kingdom is a
present reality and that the Church does not have to wait for the second
coming of Jesus to be victorious. We believe that it is time to
"possess the gates of the enemy" and declare that Christ's Kingdom has come!
Scripture supports the gospel of the Kingdom by showing
that God's plan for the full restoration of mankind is working out in a
process of "progressive revelation." This process reveals God's
universal laws governing growth and development (more information on progressive revelation
is on "Kingdom Messengers" Theology Explained Specifically Theology - Apostolic Governmental
foundations for Ministry page #20).
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