The Weekly Sabbaths and the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, Part 6

The Sabbath and the Gospel of the Kingdom of God

Part 6 of the Series: The Gospel of the Kingdom of God

Weekly Feast of Yahovah: Seventh day Sabbath

Moses received instructions on all the holy feasts of Yahovah.  It was on one of Yahovah’s feast day, that He brought Israel out of the bondage of slavery of Egypt on eagle’s wings.  Yahovah commanded Moses in Leviticus 23, to proclaim His feasts to the children of Israel. Proclaim them to be holy convocations. The word proclaim in Hebrew is ‘qara’ (kaw-raw), which means to cry out. So Moses must use a loud voice when he delivers this teaching. The impact of crying out is to get their full attention, take it seriously, marks this lesson as one that is very important and to be remembered to observe them as holy convocations.

Sabbath Day Does Relate to The Gospel of the Kingdom of God

The word holy in Hebrew is qodesh (ko-desh), which means it is a sacred, set apart and separated time unto Yahovah.  All these words tell me “do not disturb” or “do not be distracted”. Holiness comes from Yahovah and without our acknowledgement and honoring of His presence for the whole time; we stand the chance to become distracted with the stresses and cares of life that takes us away from the focus and mindset He is expecting from us.

For this reason we must develop our attention span. Babies and children have very short attention spans. As they grow and mature, their attention span will increase with their development. In the classroom, we plan our lessons to accommodate their attention span. As we approach high school we are able to focus much longer and take less breaks. The materials we must focus on become more complex because the chains of events that relate to each other are longer and we will miss the relationship of each chain if we break our focus before we get to the end of the chain. The ability to do this marks our growth towards maturity.  Therefore, holiness requires us to grow in spiritual maturity.

The word convocation in Hebrew is miqra (mik-raw), which means assembling or calling together for a specific purpose. Therefore, when the children of Israel assembled in the house of YHVH, to attend His feasts they found it to be a repetitive process with many fine details requiring precision, their focus and attention. The tasks were in service to Yahovah who is holy and so required each Israelite in the service of the assembly to meet the standard of holiness set by Yahovah himself.

These holy assemblies were rehearsal events or drills where each servant in the Temple of Yahovah learned his holy duty part and practice it until he could recount the steps involved until his delivery was flawless. The people were also included in the rehearsal because they brought the sacrifice that was to be offered on their behalf as the sin offering, the thanksgiving offering, the first fruits offering, the atonement offerings, etc. And at their time of presenting their offering they were given what to say in order to present it correctly to the priest. So though the masses were not called to be servants in temple, they all took part in the rehearsals because of what they provided, what they had to recite at the time of presenting their offering, and the manner in which they were prescribed to offer it. After receiving the instructions, mastering their part or getting it right, required them to practice on their own time. Also, they were responsible to teach these things to their children.

Our Father gave us to Yahoshua so we can become His new creation. His plans for us are better than we can think. They are plans for peace, hope, and a future of joy and prosperity. May be draw closer to him sowe can see ourselves in a clearer light; and experience his loving presence. There is no greater love than the love he has poured out on us through sacrificial offering of the life blood of His son, Yahoshua.

May you have a blessed and prosperous week!

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How Do The Feasts of the Lord Relate to the Gospel of the Kingdom of God–Part 5 of The Gospel of the Kingdom of God–Episode 77

The Gospel of the Kingdom of God, Part 5

How Do the Feasts of the Lord Relate to the Gospel of the Kingdom of God

 

So far we have defined the Kingdom of God as a real Kingdom, which Yahovah has set up in the hearts of His children who love Him, the sons of God. His Kingdom will be established as a physical kingdom on earth with a government operated by His sons under the rulership of His first begotten Son, Yahoshua. Yahovah is the King of this Kingdom; the Torah is the body of laws which will be used for ruling the Kingdom with justice under Yahoshua, according to the order of Melchizadeck; The mountain of God, Jerusalem will be the throne of the Messiah as he sits on the throne of King David and the territory and the subjects will be the promised land which he covenanted to the children of Israel, and the kingdoms of this world.

Currently, all of creation is eagerly waiting for the revealing of the sons of God (Romans 8:19).  Why, because they are the servants who will work under Yahoshua, in the government of the Kingdom. Where are these sons of God today? Many are awaiting the first resurrection, some are not yet born, and some have not yet answered the call, while the rest of us are currently in training: learning and practicing the renewing of our minds, so we may conform to the image of Yahoshua.

What is the Gospel? The gospel is a series of messages Yahoshua preached over a period of 70 weeks to the Jews, and the lost sheep of Israel in the presence of Gentiles and wicked men. The apostles continued to preach the same message after Yahoshua baptized them with the Holy Spirit baptism at Shavuot a few days after his ascension to heaven.

This gospel of the Kingdom of God is currently being preached to the whole world to give everyone an opportunity to respond to it and save their life. By repenting, believing it and obeying the steps required to leave the Kingdom of darkness and enter into the kingdom of light they can be saved from the pending destruction.

In Eze 18:21-24  This is what Yahovah says: “21 “However, if the wicked person repents of all the sins he committed, keeps my laws and does what is lawful and right; then he will certainly live, he will not die. 22 None of the transgressions he has committed will be remembered against him; for the righteousness that he has done, he will live. 23 Do I take any pleasure at all in having the wicked person die?” asks Yahovah ELOHIM. “Wouldn’t I prefer that he turn from his ways and live? 24 “On the other hand, when the righteous person turns away from his righteousness and commits wickedness by acting in accordance with all the disgusting practices that the wicked person does, will he live? None of the righteous deeds he has done will be remembered; for the trespasses and sins he has committed, he will die. (CJB)

In Eze 33:11-16 this is what Yahovah says, “11 Say to them, ‘As I live,’ swears Yahovah ELOHIM, ‘I take no pleasure in having the wicked person die, but in having the wicked person turn from his way and live. So repent! Turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, house of Isra’el?’ 12 “Next, you, human being, say to your people: ‘The righteousness of the righteous person will not save him, once he starts committing crimes; and likewise, the wickedness of the wicked person will not cause him to fall, once he turns from his wickedness. No, the righteous person cannot live by virtue of [his former righteousness], once he starts sinning. 13 So if, after I tell the righteous person that he will surely live, he begins trusting in his own [former] righteousness and starts committing crimes; then none of his [former] righteous actions will be remembered; on the contrary, he will die for the evil deeds he has committed. 14 Likewise, if, after I tell the wicked person, “You must die,” he turns from his sin and does what is lawful and right- 15 if the wicked person restores pledged property and returns what he stole, so that he lives by the laws that give life and does not commit evil deeds; then he will live, he will not die. 16 None of the sins he committed will be remembered against him; he has done what is lawful and right; he will surely live.’ (Eze 33:11-16 CJB)

This Gospel of the Kingdom series is designed and intends to share the complete gospel of the kingdom because it cannot be placed in a nutshell without omitting important parts.  And one of those important parts is Yahovah’s calendar, which we are studying today.

Therefore, if you have not been following this teaching from the start, then you are welcome to freely download the previous podcast episodes from any of the social media to which you subscribe or visit this website www.itsnotasyouperceive.com and click on the radio button to listen and get caught up. But you are welcome to continue in this episode with us and follow along in our studies.  Also, please leave your comments and questions below or send me an email and I will respond to you.

The believer, who is diligently and fervently searching for the narrow way, will find it. However, it is like searching for a needle in a haystack. (Matthew 7:13-14)

Yahoshua is the Master Teacher. His teachings were organized around seven annual celebrations of the Hebrew culture. This organization was efficient and effective because it calls attention to the Law (Torah), the Prophets, the Psalms and the covenants in one curriculum.

In Deut 18:15-19 Moses told the children of Israel, “15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; 16 According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not. 17 And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken. 18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. 19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.” (KJV)

So Yahoshua was that Prophet and he taught the gospel based on what Yahovah commanded in Torah through Moses.

There are eight celebrations of the Feasts of Yahovah, described in detail in Leviticus 23. The first four Feasts occur in the Spring and the last four Feasts occur in the Fall. So the organization of Yahoshua’s teachings made it easy for the Jews to follow and understand because the Feasts are native to their Hebrew culture.

The gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John detail how the Messiah fulfilled the Spring Feasts of Yahovah as the Suffering Servant, seen in his role as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.  By studying the Spring Feasts, the Gospel of the Kingdom of God comes alive in 3D image.

After Yahoshua returned to his Father, he gave the book of the Revelation to his servant John while John was exiled on the isle of Patmos. Most people find this book to be difficult to understand and some declare it to be a metaphor which cannot be understood. However, this book is the script of how the Messiah will fulfill the Fall Feasts of Yahovah when he returns as the Almighty Judge, to rule the earth with justice, abiding by the Laws of Yahovah. As a result, the book of Revelation is Yahoshua’s continuation of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. Like the first four gospels, this gospel of the Book of Revelation is the fifth gospel book and is written to the sons of God.

In John 6:44 Yahoshua said, “44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day”. (KJV)

In John 6:37-40 He also said, “37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. 38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. 39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. 40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” (KJV)

Today we use a calendar and a clock to organize our appointments and plan our schedule. The calendar we use is the Gregorian calendar is based on the cycle of the sun; and the time clock we use is based on a 24 hr day, which begins immediately after midnight and ends just before midnight at 11:59pm. Our week starts with the first day of the week, Sunday and ends on the seventh day of the week, Saturday. The first day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar begins on the first day of January and ends on the thirty-first day of December. All these calculations are based on the cycle of the sun. As a result, these calculations are projected and published decades at a time. For more information about the Gregorian calendar, click the following link: http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/julian-gregorian-switch.html

In contrast, Yahovah our creator, bases His calendar on the cycle of the moon. His weekly calendar, starts with the first day of the week and ends on the seventh day of the week, just like the Gregorian calendar, except that each day starts at sunset and ends the next day just before sunset. So when we contrast man’s time keeping and scheduling, to Yahovah’s time keeping and scheduling, can you see how we could easily miss the appointments He has set on His calendar for us to meet with Him throughout the year? That is why it is so important to have a calendar that is synchronized with the creator’s calendar. And to do this, we must keep up with the cycles of the moon.

Did You Miss Your Divine Appointment?

Consider this: When we set an appointment with the dentist, the contractor, or the employer we take the time to input the date and time and place for the meeting on our calendar. We have calendars on the wall, on our phone, on our computer, in our Daily Planner, because of the consequence of what a missed appointment could cost us. Therefore, we do our best to keep our appointments because we deem them important for our health, safety, independence and financial well being. When we establish our priorities we tend to reschedule and move less important obligations and commitments towards the bottom of our priority list and move more important items towards the top of our priority list. The importance of each priority is usually weighed based on value and flexibility. In this way we are able to honor our responsibilities and maintain a balanced life.

Yahovah’s Calendar

On the fourth day of creation Yahovah created the sun, moon and stars. Their purpose is outlined in Genesis 1:14-19, “14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. 16 Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. 17 God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.”

Here, we see that Yahovah’s calendar is written in the sky. When we look at man’s calendar, we see the things that are important to us and so we plan ahead and set appointments dates months in advance for birthday celebrations, anniversaries, holidays, vacation etc. But, when we look at Yahovah’s calendar, we see the events that are important to Him like sunset, sunrise, Sabbath Day, phases of the moon, appointed times, beginning of the month, beginning of the year, number of days in each month, and we also see data on the stars. This is the data that the prophet Daniel and the Chaldean astronomers were skilled at reading. Based on that data they knew that the Messiah was born because they saw his star in the sky.

So whereas man’s calendar has some basic information and our clocks have three hands: hour, minute and seconds, it differs greatly from the creator’s calendar, which is too vast and intricate to be captured in one computer file. Now, because I am focusing this blog on “why we celebrate the passover”, I will now call your attention to the second part of verse 14, “and let them be for signs and seasons and for days and for years.

Appointed Times or Seasons (Hebrew- Mo’ed)
The word “seasons” found in verse 14, is the Hebrew word, mo’ed, which means, an appointment. Specifically, this word means festival or feast; and by application it means an assembly for a definite purpose.

In Leviticus 23, Yahovah lists all His feasts to Moses and instructed him to speak to the children of Israel concerning the feasts of Yahovah. He told Moses, “proclaim them to be holy convocations”.
Weekly Feast – Shabbat or Sabbath Day (24 hours starting sundown Friday to sundown Saturday)

Shabbat literally means “to cease.” In 321 A.D. Constantine (the Great) who was the first Emperor of Rome, changed the day Shabbat is celebrated from the 7th day of the week to the Sunday the first day of the week, when he created the Christian religion as an amalgamation of paganism sprinkled with a little truth mixed together.

Annual Feasts of Yahovah

Please note that these feasts are also incorrectly referred to as the feast of the Jews; but they are the Feasts of Yahovah. The first four annual Spring Feasts were fulfilled by Yahoshua when he came the first time. Nonetheless, Yahovah has commanded us to keep them throughout all our generations. He said in Leviticus 23:14, “It shall be a statute forever, throughout your generations in your dwellings”. Again, in Leviticus 23:21, Yahovah commands that these feasts shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. Here is a list of His Feasts.
Spring Feasts

Feast #1 – Passover (14th of Aviv)
Feast #2 – Unleavened Bread (15th of Aviv)
Feast #3 – First Fruits
Feast #4- Feast of Weeks (Pentecost)

The Fall Feasts are revealed in the book of Revelation and will be fulfilled when Yahoshua returns. However, we continue to rehears them.
Feast #5 – Trumpets
Feast #6 – Atonement
Feast #7 – Tabernacles

Feast #8 – Last Day

Torah commands us in Exodus 12:21 that in preparation for the Feast of Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread, we must remove all leaven from our homes. And we are commanded in Leviticus 23:6 to not eat any foods with leaven in it for these feasts. Instead, we must eat unleavened bread every day.

This physical rehearsal exercise is a command from Yahovah for us to keep for all our generations. This celebration reinforces our spiritual commitment and teaches us lessons about the Kingdom of God and the holy characteristics of the Kingdom.  The exercise keeps us focused on constantly examining our mind, heart, thoughts, and words, to judge ourselves to produce fruits of the spirit and overcome fruits of the flesh. The element of leaven would not be considered outside of this exercise. At this appointed time, the teaching about Leaven and the different forms of leaven opens our physical and spiritual eyes to what it means to guard our hearts and minds and how to wrestle with the enemy and win. I encourage you to do a more in depth study on this topic for yourself”. Thus, we learn to sanctify ourselves unto Yahovah.

Yahoshua and the Apostles kept the feasts

When we study Paul’s missionary journeys we see that he timed the logistics of his travels around the feasts of Yahovah, always making sure that he leaves each missionary location allowing him enough time to get to Jerusalem to attend the Feasts.

The following New Testament Bible passages, Matthew 26:17, Acts 20:6 and 1Corinthians 5:6-8 all show that Yahoshua, and His disciples all kept the feasts of Yahovah; and the apostle Paul encourages us to keep the Feast in 1 Corinthians 5:6-8, “Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover was sacrificed for us. therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”

 

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Gospel of the Kingdom of God Part 4

The Gospel of the Kingdom of God–Part 4

Becoming the Sons of God

In this episode of It’s Not As You Perceive, Hilary discusses what it takes to become a son of God in this 4th installment of the multi-episode series on The Gospel of the Kingdom of God.

Rom 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

They will be a holy nation and a royal priesthood unto God when Yahoshua returns to set up the Kingdom of God on earth and rule over the earth. This holy nation is Spiritual Israel. They were chosen by Yahovah from the beginning of the world to be the servants of God. They were sealed from the beginning of the world (age) to be joint heirs with Yahoshua and serve Yahoshua in the coming Kingdom of God on the earth.  2 “For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. (Deu 14:2 NAS)

The apostle Paul tells us in Galatians 3:29, “And if you belong to Christ, then you are the spiritual seed of Abraham and heirs according to the promise.”  The heirs and joint heirs are the elect. They are spiritual Israel because they are the spiritual children f Abraham.  The Father foreknew them and predestined them to be heirs and joint heirs; He knows them by name. The members of this group came from both the physical Israelites and physical Gentiles who love, follow and believe in Yahoshua, the Son of God and believe the Gospel of the Kingdom of God message that Yahoshua preached.

The prophet Jeremiah was sent with a comforting message to Israel in Jeremiah 31:31,33 so they would know Yahovah had not forgotten them:

31 “Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, (Jer 31:31 NAS)

33 “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the LORD, “I will put My law within them, and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. (Jer 31:33 NAS)

Revelation 7:4-8 tells us, “4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.   5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. 6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. 7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.  8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand. (Rev 7:4-8 KJV)

And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. (Rev 7:2-3 KJV)

He came to his own (the house of Judah) and they rejected and killed him because they hated him. He tells us that they will hate us too because they hated him; and the disciple is not greater than his master; whatever they did to him, they will do to his disciples.  When the Father who is King deemed them not worthy, He turned his attention to the gentiles.

At the wedding banquet, when all the guests were seated, the King saw that one of the guests was not dressed in wedding garment.  In the parable of the Wedding Banquet, Yahoshua said many are called but few are chosen.

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Gospel of the Kingdom of God, Part 3–It’s Not As You Perceive, Episode 75

Who Are the Sons of God?

Part 3 of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God

If you’ve not already done so, before you listen to this episode, please listen to “The Gospel of the Kingdom of God, Part 1. and Part 2 so you can get caught up and get a better grasp of the material being covered today.

The apostle Paul admonished us in Ephesians 6:13-18, saying:

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

So in this series on The Gospel of the Kingdom of God, we are putting on the whole armor of God.

Today, in Part 3, we will answer the question: “Who are the Sons of God?”

Who Are the Sons of God?

Who Are the Sons of God?

The material in this section is will run longer than the previous sections.  Therefore I will complete it in about two or more sessions so that it will not be too much information to digest in one sitting.

On planet earth, There are 3 groups of people: 1) the Children of God who are sealed unto redemption; 2) the marked people of God who will be sealed later and 3) the children of Satan (the devil).

The children of God are His elect. These are the disciples and friends of Yahoshua (John 15:14). Some followed and obeyed him in person when he was on earth and the others have been following him by faith from the time he returned to heaven and will continue until he returns to earth. They obey his commandments (John 15:10). His commandments are the same as his Father’s commandments: Love God and Love your neighbor; these are the two commandments on which the Ten commandments hang. Yahoshua regards these people as his friends. He said, “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. (John 15:14)   All the disciples of Yahoshua from the time of his ministry, all the way to the time of his second coming, are given to him by his Father, Yahovah.

The elect is sealed unto redemption.  They have submitted their lives to the authority of Yahovah, they abide in Yahoshua according to John 15:5-8; and they believe the gospel of the Kingdom of God.  Yahoshua has baptized them with the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Paul tells us in Romans 8:13-14, “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”

Also, 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.  29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. (Romans 8:28-30 ) However, 30 “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption”. (Ephesians 4:30)  Peter encourages us to grow in the fruit of the spirit, 10 “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: (2Pe 1:10). Yahoshua prayed for his disciples before he left saying: “9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. (John 17:9)

The marked people of God are not yet sealed, and may or may not be currently submitted to the authority of God at this time; but they are marked to be sealed at a later date; because Yahovah knows them that are His. (2 Timothy 2:19) 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.(Matt 22:14)

The Children of Satan are the unrighteous people who have not submitted to the authority of God and they do not believe the gospel of the kingdom of God. In John 8:44-47 Yahoshua said the Pharisee leaders of the Sanhedrin:  44 “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. 46 Which of you convicts me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47 He that is of God hears God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. (John 8:44-47)

These children of Satan are Not marked to be sealed unto redemption.  John 3:19 tells us, “19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (John 3:19)

Yahoshua, the final judge of the world, made the legal declaration: 15 “The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel”. (Mar 1:15) John the Immerser, also counseled us to repent and believe the gospel of the kingdom of God. John 3:18 tells us that anyone who does not believe the gospel of the kingdom of God does not have everlasting life and is condemned already. Also,  36 He that believes on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him. (John 3:36)

In Matthew 22:2-14, Yahoshua used a parable to teach about the Kingdom of God. This is the Parable of the Wedding Banquet. He said,  2 “The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. 4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.         5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: 6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. 7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. 9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. 10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.  11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: 12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14 For many are called, but few are chosen. (Mat 22:2-14 )

God’s Elect

God’s Elect are God’s chosen nation. These are the people that He foreknew, and predestined to be the Sons of God.  8 “When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, When He separated the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the sons of Israel.  9 “For Yahovah’s portion is His people; Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance. (Deuteronomy 32:8-9 )

3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 4 For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. (1John 5:3-4 )

 

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The Gospel of the Kingdom of God-Part 2–What is the Kingdom of God? It’s Not As You Perceive-Episode 74

What is the Kingdom of God?

Part 2 in a Multi-Episode Series on the Gospel of the Kingdom of God

Note Dear Friend: If you’ve not already done so, before you listen to this episode, please listen to “The Gospel of the Kingdom, Part 1.” 

  • Mark 1:15–“…repent and believe the gospel”–mandatory legal disclosure by Yeshua Messiah
  • The judgment of God will condemn those who do not obey His counsel
  • Yeshua made the legal declaration to all living things according to the righteousness and justice of Yahovah’s law.
  • He gave full legal disclosure to make sure that everyone has heard and is fully aware of what is soon to occur–Yeshua did the work that Yahovah sent Him to do!
  • In all He did, Yeshua represented the Kingdom of Yahovah who is our God by manifesting the gracious character of His loving, merciful, just and righteous Father!
  • Matthew 24:14–“This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness  (a testimony) unto all nations and then shall the end come.”

  • Yeshua is the judge–there will be no valid excuses!
  • Christianity has been preaching a message about the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus which is the Gospel about Jesus instead of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God that Yeshua preached
  • The Christian Gospel is a watered down version of the true Gospel of the Kingdom message
  • HIS DEATH, BURIAL AND RESURRECTION ARE CRUCIAL, BUT IT’S NOT THE ONLY MESSAGE–THERE IS MORE!!!!!……HIS MESSAGE INVITES AND EMPOWERS US TO BECOME THE SONS OF YAHOVAH!
  • We have been cleansed for a purpose and that purpose is contained in the Gospel of the Kingdom of God!

the kingdom of god--lion and lamb

  • How do we fit into God’s plan…what does He want us to do?
  • There’s bigger hope!!!
  • The Gospel of the Kingdom is the message that speaks to the reign of Yahovah over the whole earth manifested through the rulership of Yeshua Messiah the righteous King
  • The Kingdom of God coming to earth tells us that: (1) King: the owner of the kingdom is Yahovah; (2) Body of laws: as King of the Universe, our God has a body of laws; (3) Territory: His appointed King, Yeshua, serves under the authority of His Father Yahovah, and He will govern the whole earth with the laws of the kingdom; (4) Subjects: those who are submitted to the authority of the king
  • Under the New Covenant we have only one rule: and the New Covenant makes us all His children–spiritual Israel
  • “The ax is laid at the root of the tree” (Luke 3:9)

  • Yeshua re-established the New Covenant in His blood!
  • Matthew 24–“…watch the fig tree….summer is near!” The time is closing for the gentiles–the harvest is near
  • If you’re not spiritual Israel, you’re not part of the Kingdom! Spiritual Israel is gentiles and Jews: they’re all one!!!!
  • Yeshua baptizes us with the Holy Spirit–necessary to being born again
  • Soon and very soon, the reign of Yahovah God is coming to replace the rule of man
  • Yahovah gave all power and authority to Yeshua
  • Currently the world’s population is under the government of the kingdom of darkness which is ruled by satan…but the coming Kingdom of God will replace satan’s kingdom!
  • Pray “…thy Kingdom come…they will be done…one earth as it is in heaven.”
  • Ephesians 6:11,12–“…put on the whole armor of God…we wrestle not against flesh and blood…but the rulers of the darkness of this world…against spiritual wickedness in high places”

  • The kingdom of darkness keeps us blind!

Global elite one world government

  • There are seducing spirits that cause us to war against one another…thus we operate blindly in the world, taking our eyes off Yeshua and causing us to miss the true message of the Kingdom of God
  • Deuteronomy 30:19,20–“Choose life!…..”
  • There will be no changes for the good until Yeshua returns and sets up His kingdom
  • Satan’s agenda is to implement a one-world-government to de-populate the earth through the global elite–Yahovah’s agenda is to be fruitful and multiple and to populate the earth
  • Without the blood of Yeshua, we could not be His subjects
  • The Gospel of the Kingdom tells the rest of the story
  • We choose to submit to His authority–when we choose to obey the commandments of Yahovah, we choose to submit to His authority

the law of god

  • Sins must first be forgiven in order to get into the Kingdom
  • John 6:53-56: ” Except you eat the flesh of the son of man and drink His blood…they will have eternal life…”

  • We are in training for the kingdom
  • We walk in obedience: Deut. 30:19,20; Matt.28:19,20; Mark 16:15-18
  • The elect will be sent into all the world to teach Father’s laws
  • Yeshua will institute the laws of Yahovah in all the earth–Torah Law will be the rule of law in the world
  • Micah 4:1-4–“…let us go up to the mountain of the Lord…”

  • Isa. 2:2-4–“…for out of Zion shall go forth the law and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem…”

  • Yeshua will head a One World Government

Thank you for joining us. Come back for part 3.

Stay blessed

Faithfully, Hilary Thomas

 

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