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The kingdom now and then

THE KINGDOM NOW AND THEN


The church now

THE CHURCH NOW


Matthew 16 18 19

THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS IN OPERATION NOW THROUGH THE CHURCH:

18And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.19I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

MATTHEW 16:18-19


The church has the keys now

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven

THE CHURCH HAS THE KEYS NOW


The church now1

  • DURING THE HIDDEN PHASE OF THE KOG (THE ALREADY PHASE), THE CHURCH MINISTERS:

  • IN THE AUTHORITY OF CHRIST

    • THE GIFTS OF CHRIST: APOSTLES, PROPHETS, EVANGELISTS, PASTORS AND TEACHERS

    • Ephesians 4:11-13

THE CHURCH NOW


The gifts of christ

11And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,

12for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;

13until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.

The gifts of christ


The church now2

  • IN THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

    • THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

    • 1 Corinthians 12

THE CHURCH NOW


The gifts of the holy spirit

4Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.

5And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord.

6There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons.  7But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

8For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit;  9to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,

10and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues.

The gifts of the holy spirit


The church now3

THE CHURCH MINISTERS TO THE WORLD UNDER THE HEADSHIP OF CHRIST AND THE ORDER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

EACH PERSON RECEIVES GIFTS FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT TO FULFILL CHRIST’S CALLING FOR THEIR LIVES AS WITNESSES OF THE LIVING CHRIST IN THE WORLD.

THE CHURCH NOW


The church in the future

THE CHURCH IN THE FUTURE


The church in the future1

HOW WILL THE MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH BE LIKE DURING THE FULLNESS OF THE KOG?

THE KINGDOM TASKS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CHRIST OVER ISRAEL AND ALL NATIONS.

THE CHURCH IN THE FUTURE


The church in the future2

  • Church members will be called to take seats either as Judges, or as witnesses, or as teachers of the principles and of the justice of the kingdom to the nations, or as members in the Court of Justice of the Millennial Kingdom of the King Jesus Christ.

THE CHURCH IN THE FUTURE


1 peter 2 9

9But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

1 Peter 2:9 


Governmental system of the kog

Governmental System of the KOG:


Ministry of education

  • The nations will have to be taught about Christ and the principles of His Kingdom: and ONLY the church will be able to teach the nations about them, because they were entrusted to the church (the Gospels and the letters of the New Testament)

  • How will this education system work?

    • How will children education look like?

    • How will parenting education look like?

    • How will the families be instructed?

    • How will the Society learn the principles of the kingdom?

Ministry of Education


Ministry of justice

  • The nations will practice the just rules of Christ’s Kingdom through just and faithful judges who have become experts on the righteousness of God: only the church will be able to practice and exert the justice of God in the society and in the nations.

  • There will be those chosen by Christ and who had been given authority to judge

  • How will this justice and court system work then?

  • It will work according to the decisions made by God’s Court (Daniel 7:9-10)

Ministry of Justice


God s court daniel 7

9 "As I looked,        "thrones were set in place,        and the Ancient of Days took his seat.        His clothing was as white as snow;        the hair of his head was white like wool.        His throne was flaming with fire,        and its wheels were all ablaze.

GOD’S COURT: Daniel 7


The kingdom now and then

10 A river of fire was flowing,      coming out from before him.      Thousands upon thousands attended him;      ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated,        and the books were opened.


The kingdom now and then

11 "Then I continued to watch because of the boastful words the horn was speaking. I kept looking until the beast was slain and its body destroyed and thrown into the blazing fire. 12 (The other beasts had been stripped of their authority, but were allowed to live for a period of time.)


The kingdom now and then

13 "In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.


The kingdom now and then

15 "I, Daniel, was troubled in spirit, and the visions that passed through my mind disturbed me. 16 I approached one of those standing there and asked him the true meaning of all this.       "So he told me and gave me the interpretation of these things: 17 'The four great beasts are four kingdoms that will rise from the earth. 18 But the saints of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will possess it forever—yes, for ever and ever.'


The kingdom now and then

19 "Then I wanted to know the true meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all the others and most terrifying, with its iron teeth and bronze claws—the beast that crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. 20 I also wanted to know about the ten horns on its head and about the other horn that came up, before which three of them fell—the horn that looked more imposing than the others and that had eyes and a mouth that spoke boastfully. 21 As I watched, this horn was waging war against the saints and defeating them, 22 until the Ancient of Days came and pronounced judgment in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came when they possessed the kingdom.


The kingdom now and then

23 "He gave me this explanation: 'The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. 24 The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. 25 He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time.


The kingdom now and then

26 " 'But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. 27 Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be handed over to the saints, the people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.'


Revelation 20

1And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. 2He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. 3He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.  

REVELATION 20


Revelation 201

4I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5(The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. 6Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.

REVELATION 20


Ministry of worship

  • During the Kingdom of Christ the church, all nations, including Israel, will worship Christ.

  • The worship of the King will be a very important and crucial part of the life on the earth.

  • There shall be a worship system to be implanted and organized on the earth.

  • How will the worship services be like since Israel and the church will worship Him together?

  • Which Jewish Feasts will be kept? The Feast of the Tabernacles will be celebrated every year, for example.

MINISTRY OF WORSHIP


Ministry of worship1

The church will be the HOLY PRIESTHOOD that will teach all nations of the earth to worship Christ as King, because it will already have the experience of how to worship Him during the kingdom hidden phase.

How will the worship be like?

How will the songs be? Will there be choirs of angels and people singing together?

MINISTRY OF WORSHIP


Ministry of housing

  • Housing system: Jesus promised He would build mansions for us to live in.

  • How will it this system be developed and work?

MINISTRY OF HOUSING


Ministry of evangelism

  • There will still be the proclamation of the Gospel to those who did not know Jesus Christ.

  • The people who will be born after the Tribulation period on the earth will have to believe in Christ to be saved

  • Also the nations that attacked Israel will have to convert and submit to Christ

  • There will be evangelists specially designated to do this task or will this be part of the worship system or of the educational system of the Kingdom?

Ministry of Evangelism


Ministry of israel

  • Jews return program: there will be people working to facilitate the return of the Jews to Israel from the nations where they will be living then.

Ministry of Israel


Ministry of communication

  • Communication system: there will certainly be a communication system in operation to release the King’s words and decrees to all nations.

Ministry of Communication


Ministry of the army of the lord

  • The Army of the Lord that helped King Jesus in the Battle of Armageddon will continue to work in the Kingdom of Christ.

  • Some will be Generals, Majors, Captains, etc.

    • How will this Army work during the kingdom?

    • What its tasks will be?

    • How will this Army be formed? People and angels?

    • Will there be an Army of angels and an Army of people?

Ministry of the Army of the Lord


Government of the nations

  • The King Christ will be reigning from Jerusalem.

  • At that time there will be only one King over all the nations. But the other nations will need to have Presidents or Governors assigned by Christ.

  • How will the Governmental system look like?

  • How will the cities be governed?

  • Will there be Councils or individuals governing the cities and nations?

GOVERNMENT OF THE NATIONS


Crucial question

HOW WILL THE TASKS AND POSITIONS IN THE KINGDOM BE ASSIGNED BY CHRIST?

WHAT WILL BE THE IMPORTANT ELEMENTS HE WILL CONSIDER TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS?

HOW COULD WE POSSIBLY KNOW WHAT OUR TASKS WILL BE THEN?

CRUCIAL QUESTION


Only god knows

Mark 10:35-40

35James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, came up to Jesus, saying, "Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You.“ 36And He said to them, "What do you want Me to do for you?“  37They said to Him, "Grant that we may sit, one on Your right and one on Your left, in Your glory.“  38But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?“  39They said to Him, "We are able." And Jesus said to them, "The cup that I drink you shall drink; and you shall be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized.  40"But to sit on My right or on My left, this is not Mine to give; but it is for those for whom it has been prepared."

ONLY GOD KNOWS


Only god knows1

THE QUESTION OF THE MOTHER OF THE TWO DISCIPLES WAS ABOUT THE KOG

JESUS ANSWERED THAT TO BE SEATED AT THE RIGHT AND AT THE LEFT OF CHRIST: GOD WILL DECIDE ACCORDING TO HIS OWN CRITERIA.

ONLY GOD KNOWS


The principle of faithfulness

THOSE WHO ARE FAITHFUL ON THE LITTLE NOW WILL BE PUT OVER THE MUCH

21"His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'

Matthew 25:21

THE PRINCIPLE OF FAITHFULNESS


King james version

21His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

King James version:


The principle of the multiplication of talents

THE PARABLE OF THE TALENTS- THOSE WHO WORK THEIR TALENTS NOW IN VIEW OF THE KINGDOM WILL RECEIVE MORE RESPONSIBILITY AND MORE TALENTS TO TAKE CARE OF IN THE KINGDOM

MATTHEW 25:14ss

THE PRINCIPLE OF THE MULTIPLICATION OF TALENTS


The principle of servanthood

THE SERVANT OF ALL WILL BE THE LEADERTHERE WILL BE SOME WHO WILL HAVE GREATER POSITION THAN OTHERS.

WHO WILL THOSE BE?

THE PRINCIPLE OF SERVANTHOOD


Matthew 20 23 28

23He said to them, "My cup you shall drink; but to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father."

24And hearing this, the ten became indignant with the two brothers. 25But Jesus called them to Himself and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.  26"It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,  27and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave;  28just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."

Matthew 20:23-28


Crucial question1

  • HOW WILL THE TASKS AND POSITIONS IN THE KINGDOM BE ASSIGNED BY CHRIST?

  • WHAT WILL BE THE IMPORTANT ELEMENTS HE WILL CONSIDER TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS?

    • FAITHFUL IN DOING GOD’S WORK NOW

    • WORKING TO MULTIPLY WHAT HAS NOW

    • BE A SERVANT OF ALL NOW

CRUCIAL QUESTION


Your future in the kingdom is decided now

Your future in the kingdom is decided NOW!


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