Article - Jesus’ Unshakeable Kingdom Is Here!
About 700 years before Christ was born. Isaiah prophesied that “in the latter days” the mountain of the “Lord’s house” would be established and “all nations” would flow to it; and the word of the Lord would go forth from “Jerusalem” (Isaiah 2:1-4). Over 500 years before Christ was born Daniel prophesied that “in the days” of these kings (the Roman emperors) God would set up an indestructible “kingdom” that would stand forever (Daniel 2:31-44). When John the Immerser and Jesus the Anointed One began to preach, they both stated that the kingdom of heaven was “at hand” (Matthew 3:2; 4:17). Jesus even made it clear that some standing in His audience would actually be alive when His kingdom came with “power” (Matthew 16:28; Mark 9:1; Luke 9:27). He identifies His kingdom as His church and tells the apostle Peter that He will give Peter the keys (entrance requirements) to the kingdom (Matthew 16:18-19). The keys involved doing the will of God by repenting and being born of water and Spirit (Matthew 7:21-23; John 3:3-5). Beginning at “Jerusalem” on the Day of Pentecost after the ascension of Jesus, those who repented and were baptized were translated into the “kingdom” of God’s beloved Son as the church of Christ came/was established with “power” (Acts 1:3-5, 8; 2:1, 4, 38, 41, 47; Colossians 1:13). Thus the “last days” (the Christian age) had begun with Christ sitting on David’s throne at the right hand of God and communing with the Christians in His “kingdom” (Hebrews 1:1-3, 8; Acts 2:29-33; Matthew 26:29). Only those of “all nations” who are of Jesus’ “house,” His unshakeable “kingdom,” will be delivered to the Father when the end comes (Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Timothy 2:15; Hebrews 12:25-29; 1 Corinthians 15:24). Are you a faithful, active member of Jesus’ spiritual kingdom, the church of Christ (John 18:36; Revelation 1:9)?
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