Summary: How to live in this world as members of the Kingdom of God.
We have been looking at prophecy in the Bible. Specifically, we have been looking at those prophecies that talk about the inauguration of the Kingdom of God and the establishment of Jesus Christ as the King of Kings,reigning in the hearts and lives the redeemed.
This current, present day reign of Christ is described in the Bible in terms of victor. A Kingdom that is ever becoming, ever growing, never retreating, never experiencing defeat.
Isaiah 9:6-7 (NASB77)
6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
7 There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.
Psalms 110:1-3 (NASB77)
1 The Lord says to my Lord: " Sit at My right hand, Until I make Thine enemies a footstool for Thy feet."
2 The Lord will stretch forth Thy strong scepter from Zion, saying, " Rule in the midst of Thine enemies."
3 Thy people will volunteer freely in the day of Thy power; In holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Thy youth are to Thee as the dew.
Last Sunday we looked at the idea found in verse 3 related to the behavior of the people who described as “the people” of the One who is to “Rule in the midst” of his enemies. Specifically we looked at why the Lord’s people will “volunteer freely”. This speaks mostly to the motivation of God’s people in light of what God has done for us in Christ.
Now to review what we saw last Sunday.
The Lord’s people volunteer freely in the day of his power because:
Jesus Died To Save Us
2 Corinthians 5:14-15 (NASB77)
14 For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;
15 and He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.
Jesus Wins! The devil is defeated. The final enemy, death, will be absolutely conquered on the day of the resurrection when we all rise again to live eternally with Jesus in Heaven.
Everything will be restored by Jesus.
Revelation 21:5 (NASB77)
5 And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." And He •said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true."
Because Jesus Rewards His People
Revelation 22:12-13 (NASB77)
12 "Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.
This morning, I want to continue in a similar direction by looking even further into what the Bible says about the behavior and actions of the followers of Jesus Christ.
Psalms 110:2 “The Lord will stretch forth Thy strong scepter from Zion saying “Rule in the midst of Thine enemies.”
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Jesus is alive! His promise is that he is with us.