THE KINGDOM NOW AND THEN. THE CHURCH NOW. THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS IN OPERATION NOW THROUGH THE CHURCH:
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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
11 CHURCH MINISTERS:And 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
4 CHURCH MINISTERS:Now 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 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
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
9 FULLNESS OF THE KOG?But 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
9 FULLNESS OF THE KOG? "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
10 FULLNESS OF THE KOG? 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.
11 FULLNESS OF THE KOG? "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.)
13 FULLNESS OF THE KOG? "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.
15 FULLNESS OF THE KOG? "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.'
19 FULLNESS OF THE KOG? "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.
23 FULLNESS OF THE KOG? "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.
26 FULLNESS OF THE KOG? " '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.'
1 FULLNESS OF THE KOG?And 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
4 FULLNESS OF THE KOG?I 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
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
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
Mark 10:35-40 BY CHRIST?
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
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
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 25:21THE PRINCIPLE OF FAITHFULNESS
21 THE MUCHHis 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 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 25:14ssTHE PRINCIPLE OF THE MULTIPLICATION OF TALENTS
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
23 WILL HAVE GREATER POSITION THAN OTHERS. He 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