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The Kingdom of God Versus the World

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The Apostles wondered (Luke 9:43b) at what Jesus had done and asked him why they couldn’t heal the boy (Mark 9:28; Matthew 17:32). At that time Jesus told the disciples that they needed to keep in mind that he would be turned over to his enemies and would be killed (Luke 9:44), but they simply were unable to understand what he was saying, because what Jesus meant was hid from them (Luke 9:45). The problem is that the rabbis taught that the Messiah would come and successfully free the Jews from those who enslaved them (the Romans in the context of the first century AD). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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A Young Boy and Our Inner Life

Boy HealedOn the day following the day of his Transfiguration, Jesus returned to the city of Jerusalem from Mount of Olives (Luke 9:37). The disciples were already there (Mark 9:14). Evidently, Jesus had sent them ahead, as he lingered to pray on the mount. Months earlier Jesus had given them authority over demoniacs (Luke 9:1), but they could not cast out the demon from this little boy (Luke 9:40). Jesus rebuked them for their unbelief and healed the boy. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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The Transfiguration of Christ and Us!

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In Luke 9:28-36 is recorded Jesus’ Transfiguration. In previous studies I have shown that the mountain mentioned in Luke 9:28 is Mount Olivet. This is the mountain to which Messiah will come (Zechariah 14:1-4) in glory, and Jesus just finished saying to the Twelve that some of them standing with him at that time would see him coming with power (glory) in the Kingdom of God (Luke 9:27; Mark 9:1; Matthew 16:28). The Mount of Olives is the mountain from which Jesus ascended into heaven and to which it was promised that he would return (Acts 1:9-12). Sometime during the night and during prayer (Luke 9:29), Jesus was Transfigured. The Apostles were asleep (Luke 9:32), but woke up and saw his glory. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Did Jesus Already Come in Power?

Destruction of Jerusalem

Destruction of Jerusalem

According to Acts 14:22 the Kingdom of God is entered sometime **after** one becomes a believer. In other words, the people Paul spoke with were believers, having the Holy Spirit, yet they were not, as yet, in the Kingdom of God, because it is entered only through much tribulation. Therefore, observing the rapid spread of Christianity cannot be viewed as discerning (G1492) the Kingdom of God, nor can any of the other theories (see HERE) with the exception of #4, the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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The Coming Kingdom of God

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In Luke 9:27 Jesus claimed that at least some of the Apostles would be alive to see the coming of the Kingdom of God. Misunderstanding what Jesus meant has led some folks to believe Jesus was wrong, and the writers of the New Testament were wrong to expect Jesus to come in their lifetimes. Moreover, misunderstanding the signs of this event has led many to falsely claim Jesus would return on certain dates, and the world as we know it would end at that time. This slant on the Scriptures has always proved to be wrong and has led many to take for granted that Christianity is just another of the world’s religions and has no basis in reality. What can we say about these things, and what did Jesus really mean in Luke 9:27? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Entering the Kingdom of God

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Peter claims in 2Peter 1:11 that the believer who cultivates the characteristics he mentioned in 2Peter 1:5-7 will be granted an abundant entry into the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. However, when he speaks of the Kingdom, is Peter referring to salvation or something else? It seems Peter is referring to something else, because his epistle is addressed to believers who have already obtained the same kind of faith the apostles had (2Peter 1:1). It is in this same faith to which believers are to add these things in their new life in Christ. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2017 in Epistles of Peter

 

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The Kingdom of God

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The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17). It also shows itself with discipline and judgment (cf. 1Corinthians 4:20-21). In other words, the Kingdom of God has to do with living for God and having our pleasure in him, but how does this play out in the world and within the kingdoms of this world? When Jesus was speaking in Luke 9:27, he was speaking to the same folks he spoke with in 9:24. This is understood in that both subjects are mentioned in the context of Jesus celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles at Jerusalem (cf. John 7:10). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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