9> N.T. 3.0: JESUS Said,"The KINGDOM of GOD is at HAND" & for us to: "BELIEVE The GOOD NEWS".

In the Gospel according to Mark,

The First Words

Out of Jesus’ Mouth are these:

“The Time is Fulfilled,

and

The Kingdom of God is at Hand.

Repent and Believe

The Good News”

(Mark 1:15).

In Mark 1:15,

JESUS WAS SPEAKING:

“And Saying,

The Time is Fulfilled”

Meaning “The Time” which was fixed

for the End of the Law and Prophets,

the Legal and Mosaic

Administration of The First Covenant,

and

The State of Jewish Assemblies

and

The Fulness of Time for Jesus the Messiah’s

Appearance in the World;

which was agreed upon between the Father and the Son,

as well as,

The Fulness of Time for Jesus the Messiah’s

Appearance in the World,

which was predicted in various Prophecies,

and in which Appearance of The Messiah

the people of the Jews were in a general Expectation of:

“and

The Kingdom of God

is at Hand:”

with “The Kingdom of God”

being the Same as the Kingdom of Heaven,

in ( Matthew 3:2 ) ( 4:17 ) ,

see the notes:

(See Gill on Matthew 3:2), (See Gill on Matthew 4:17).

“Repent ye,

and

Believe The Gospel.”

Jesus called them to Repent,

not only of their former sins

and

vicious course of life,

but of their bad principles and tenets,

concerning a Temporal Kingdom of the Messiah.

Since Jesus is Saying,

“The Time”

which was Set and Arranged by THE TRIUNE GODHEAD,

for the End of the Law and Prophets,

the Legal and Mosaic Administration of The First Covenant,

and

The State of Jewish Assemblies

Jesus called them to Repent of their bad principles and tenets,

concerning a Temporal Kingdom of the Messiah

concerning it’s seeming merit and free will,

and incorrect justification by the works of the law,

and that Does Not Contain Salvation

by their obedience to the ceremonies of The Mosaic Laws

or

the traditions of the elders:

in the Legal and Mosaic Administration of The First Covenant,

because that OLD TESTAMENT’S

Legal and Mosaic Administration of The First Covenant

IS BEING DONE AWAY,

BY “THE GOOD NEWS”.

 …

Jesus exhorts them to change their sentiments about

that OLD TESTAMENT’S

Legal and Mosaic Administration of The First Covenant

THAT IS BEING DONE AWAY,

BY “THE GOOD NEWS”,

and

to relinquish them,

and give into

The Gospel Scheme of

“THE GOOD NEWS”

in

“THE KINGDOM of GOD”


“THE GOOD NEWS”

in

“THE KINGDOM of GOD”

Proclaims Liberty from the Law,

AND

Peace, Pardon,

and

Righteousness by Jesus Christ,

and

Salvation and Eternal Life by the Free Grace of God.

No doubt Jesus Words,

“The Time is Fulfilled,

and

The Kingdom of God is at Hand.

Repent and Believe

The Good News”

  fell sweetly upon the ears of all Israel.

For centuries their

The Nation of Israel’s Prophets

had Promised a Day

when God Would Send His Messiah,

through Jesus The Messiah

Launch a Sequence of Events

that Would Culminate in the Redemption

and

Glorification of the Whole World.

For centuries, Israel had waited for it.

And now, Jesus Said

to His Astonished countrymen,

The Day is

“at Hand”

—very near,

and

Drawing Nearer by the Moment.

The people were to prepare themselves Spiritually.

The hope of the ages was upon them

and, at first, they were with Him.

Though Jesus’ Teachings

—usually couched in parables

—were enigmatic,

Jesus’ Mighty Miracles

Clearly Identified Him as a Prophet

(Luke 7:16).

Moreover, Jesus did little to Discourage

the Messianic Speculation and Fervor

that the Miracles aroused

(Matthew 9:27, 12:23, John 4:29).

Matthew 9:27;

“And when Jesus Departed from there,

two blind men followed Him, crying,

and saying,

You Son of David,

Have Mercy on us.”

Matthew 12:23;

“And all the people were amazed,

and said,

Is not this

The Son of David?”

John 4:29;

“Come, see a Man,

Which Told me All Things

that I ever did:

is not

This The Christ ?”

And when, on Palm Sunday,

Jesus made His Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem,

He Openly to Declared to all

—to the Jewish people, their leaders,

and

Rome itself

—that JESUS was Exactly

what His Exultant Disciples Believed Him to be:

The END of TIME SON of DAVID,

The Blessed Messianic King

Who Comes

in The Name of The LORD

(Luke 19:37-40)!

Luke 19:37-40;

“37   And when He was Come Near,

even now

at the descent of the Mount of Olives,

the whole multitude of the disciples

began to Rejoice and Praise God

with a loud voice

for all the Mighty Works

that they had seen;

“38 Saying, Blessed be

The King

that Comes

in the Name of the Lord:

Peace in Heaven,

and

Glory in the Highest.

“39   And some of the Pharisees

from among the multitude

said to Him,

Master, Rebuke Your Disciples.

“40  And He Answered

and

Said to them,

I Tell you that,

if these

should hold their Peace,

the stones

would immediately cry out.”

In the end, however,

HIS Nation of Israel turned against Him

(John 1:11).

Why?

Because Jesus

was not the Son of David

they expected or wanted.

If Jesus had been

“the Son of David

HIS Nation of Israel

 expected or wanted”:

“Jesus would not have

Fallen into Pilate’s hands.

If Jesus had been

“the Son of David

HIS Nation of Israel

 expected or wanted”:

“Jesus would have

Roused the people to war”.

If Jesus had been

“the Son of David

HIS Nation of Israel

 expected or wanted”:

“Jesus would have

Invoked the Power of God

Once Again,

this Time to Lead Israel

to Victory over Rome

and

to Eventual Supremacy

among the Nations.”

ACCORDING to

THE LOST RELIGIOUS SOULS

of

HIS Nation of Israel.

No, the Pharisees

“had gotten it right after all”,

ACCORDING to

THE LOST RELIGIOUS SOULS

in

HIS Nation of Israel.

Jesus of Nazareth

was just another in a long line

of False Prophets

and

False Messiah’s,

ACCORDING to

THE LOST RELIGIOUS SOULS

of

HIS Nation of Israel.

 

SO, WHAT DO 

THE LOST RELIGIOUS SOULS

of

HIS Nation of Israel

DO ABOUT JESUS ?

Therefore,

as Moses commanded,

He Must Die,

and

the people must

resume their long wait

for the True King

and

The True Kingdom of God,

ACCORDING to

THE LOST RELIGIOUS SOULS

of

HIS Nation of Israel.

 …

Jesus’ View

of

The Kingdom of God.

If only they had understood.

Had not Jesus told Nicodemus

that without a spiritual rebirth,

no one could see the Kingdom of God

(John 3:3)?

Had he not told the Pharisees

that the Kingdom of God

does not come with observation

(Luke 17:20)?

Had he not told Pilate

that his Kingdom was not of this world

(John 18:36)?

And when the multitudes

had tried to make him a king by force,

had he not withdrawn from them,

and

later reproved them for a selfish materialism

that blinded them to the true nature

of his Messianic mission

(John 6)?        

Yes, Jesus of Nazareth

was the Messianic Herald

of the Kingdom of God.

But as all four gospels make painfully clear,

Jesus’ Understanding of The Kingdom of God

was Different from that of the people

to whom Jesus Proclaimed

Jesus’ View

of

The Kingdom of God.

—Profoundly Different!

What then was JESUS’ Understanding

and

Jesus’ View

of

The Kingdom of God ?

Having pondered this crucial question for many years,

I would argue that in Proclaiming,

Expounding, and Manifesting

the True Character of the Kingdom of God,

our Lord always had in Mind Five Main Ideas.

In the pages ahead,

I will briefly examine each one,

and then offer a working definition

of the Kingdom of God

as I believe

Jesus’ Saw, Understood,

and

Viewed

 

The Kingdom of God.

Later in our journey,

we shall discuss many of these ideas

in greater depth.

*****

NOTE: This essay

is adapted from

an excerpt from the book,

The High King of Heaven:

Discovering the Master Keys

to the Great End Time Debate,

BY DEAN DAVIS.

*****

 

 

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