Thursday, 14 July 2016

The Kingdom is Spiritual

The Apostles understood the Kingdom of God as contrasted with the power of darkness, not as contrasted with geo-political powers.

13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

Out of the power of darkness, into the Kingdom.

Darkness v Kingdom.

That was how they interpreted Old Testament prophecy.

It wasn't that Israel's promises had failed. Nor had they been postponed until the future.

Messiah had indeed come, suffered and entered into His glory. But only those who received Him, who believed on His Name, were given power to be called the sons of God. They were born from above - and only the born-again shall see the Kingdom of God when He comes the second time.

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