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Summary: The life of the believer is under the control of Christ the King - Gal. 2:20

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THE KINGDOM OF GLORY

MATTHEW 25:30

A. WE HAVE LEARNED IN OUR FORMER STUDY THAT THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS A DUAL KINGDOM

1. At the present it is the kingdom of grace:

a. It is the reign of grace - Rom. 5:21 "as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord."

b. Christ makes the heart the seat of His kingdom -Col. 1:27; 1 Cor. 15:25

c. The life of the believer is under the control of Christ the King - Gal. 2:20; Col. 3:16, 17

2. The kingdom of glory follows the reign of grace:

a. The very purpose of grace is to prepare the subjects of God’s kingdom for the kingdom of glory; there can be no hope for glory without the

effectual preparation of the subjects of the

kingdom - 1 John 3:1-3; Rev. 19:7, 8, 27

b. The kingdom of grace, when it has finished its work, will usher in the kingdom of glory - 2 Cor. 3:17, 18

B. THE KINGDOM OF GLORY

1. It consists of:

a. A King - Ps. 2:6; 24:7-10; Rev. 19:16

b. Subjects of the kingdom - Isa. 52:3; Matt. 5:5; Ps. 37:11; Dan. 7:22

c. Territory - the whole earth will be the territory where Christ, our King, will reign - Rev. 11:15; Heb. 12:28

2. Adam and Even reigned on this earth for a short time:

a. He had been crowned - Ps. 8:4-9; Gen. 1:26-28

b. He lost his kingdom through transgression - Gen.3:1-23

c. They sold out to Lucifer - Luke 4:5, 6; Isa. 52:3

d. That is how Satan got control of this world - John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11; Luke 4:6

3. Christ regained the first dominion:

a. His victory was foretold - Mi. 4:8; Luke 19:10

b. He brought it back to be repossessed by the redeemed - Gen. 13:14, 15; 17:8; Acts 7:5; Heb.

11:8-13

c. It is the earth in its renewed state - Isa. 65:17-20; 2 Pet. 3:13

C. A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE KINGDOM OF GLORY

1. Its capitol: The New Jerusalem.

a. Heb. 11:8-11; Rev. 21:2; Gal. 4:26

b. Dimensions of the capitol. It is four square -375 miles on each side; covers an estimated

90,000,000 acres of land.

c. It has twelve foundations and twelve gates.

2. It will become the center of the universe:

a. Throne of God will be moved from the third heaven to this earth - Rev. 21:1-6; Luke 1:32, 33

b. The tree of life will be in the New Jerusalem -Rev. 22:1-6

3. Inhabitants of the kingdom of glory:

a. All who are born again - John 3:1-9

b. The pure in heart - Matt. 5:8

c. They that keep the commandments of God - Rev. 22:14; Matt. 5:17-19

4. Will we know each other in the kingdom of glory:

a. Negatively - not as we have known each other in our present state - sin, sorrow, wickedness, and pain; not as we know each other in a state of imperfection, for the former things have passed away.

b. Positively - we shall know one another in our redeemed state - no sin, sickness, sorrow, nor

death. All will be love and eternal harmony.


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