5. To Bring In the Kingdom of God (1) The Kingdom of God as the Spreading of the Divine Life for God’s Eternal Administration
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MC  Hymns: 942, 1299
Scripture Reading: Luke 17:21; Mark 4:3, 8, 26; John 3:5; Rom. 14:17; Rev. 21:1-4; 22:1-5, 14
Luke 17:21     Nor will they say, Behold, here it is! or, There! For behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.
Mark 4:3        Listen! Behold, the sower went out to sow.
Mark 4:8        And others fell into the good earth and yielded fruit, coming up and growing; and one bore thirtyfold, and one sixtyfold, and one a hundredfold.
Mark 4:26       And He said, So is the kingdom of God: as if a man cast seed on the earth,
John 3:5        Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Rom 14:17     For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Rev 21:1        And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and the sea is no more.
Rev 21:2        And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Rev 21:3        And I heard a loud voice out of the throne, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will tabernacle with them, and they will be His peoples, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.
Rev 21:4        And He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death will be no more, nor will there be sorrow or crying or pain anymore; for the former things have passed away.
Rev 22:1        And he showed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb in the middle of its street.
Rev 22:2        And on this side and on that side of the river was the tree of life, producing twelve fruits, yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
Rev 22:3        And there will no longer be a curse. And the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His slaves will serve Him;
Rev 22:4        And they will see His face, and His name will be on their forehead.
Rev 22:5        And night will be no more; and they have no need of the light of a lamp and of the light of the sun, for the Lord God will shine upon them; and they will reign forever and ever.
Rev 22:14      Blessed are those who wash their robes that they may have right to the tree of life and may enter by the gates into the city.
 
  I.     The direction of the Lord’s move today is to bring in the kingdom of God as the spreading of the divine life for God’s eternal administration—Luke 17:21; Mark 4:3, 8, 26; John 3:3, 5; Col. 1:13:
Luke 17:21     Nor will they say, Behold, here it is! or, There! For behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.
Mark 4:3        Listen! Behold, the sower went out to sow.
Mark 4:8        And others fell into the good earth and yielded fruit, coming up and growing; and one bore thirtyfold, and one sixtyfold, and one a hundredfold.
Mark 4:26       And He said, So is the kingdom of God: as if a man cast seed on the earth,
John 3:3        Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
John 3:5        Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Col 1:13         Who delivered us out of the authority of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
A.     The kingdom of God is actually Christ Himself sown into the believers in the church age—Luke 17:21; Mark 4:3, 8, 26.
Luke 17:21     Nor will they say, Behold, here it is! or, There! For behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.
Mark 4:3        Listen! Behold, the sower went out to sow.
Mark 4:8        And others fell into the good earth and yielded fruit, coming up and growing; and one bore thirtyfold, and one sixtyfold, and one a hundredfold.
Mark 4:26       And He said, So is the kingdom of God: as if a man cast seed on the earth,
B.     The kingdom of God is spreading in Christ’s increasing to be the enlarged, upcoming kingdom, which the Lord will bring in at His coming back—John 3:30; Luke 19:12, 15a; Rev. 11:15:
John 3:30       He must increase, but I must decrease.
Luke 19:12     He said therefore, A certain man of noble birth went to a distant country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return.
Luke 19:15a   And when he came back, having received the kingdom, …
Rev 11:15      And the seventh angel trumpeted; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever.
1.      This is signified by the stone (Christ) that became a great mountain (the kingdom in the millennium), as revealed in Daniel 2:34-35.
Dan 2:34        You were watching until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the image at its feet of iron and clay and crushed them.
Dan 2:35        Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed all at once, and they became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.
2.      This enlarged, upcoming kingdom of God will be God’s universal government in the new heaven and new earth for God’s eternal administration in the fulfillment of God’s eternal economy in Christ, as God’s ultimately consummated household administration in eternity—Rev. 21:2-3, 9-23; 22:1-3.
Rev 21:2        And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Rev 21:3        And I heard a loud voice out of the throne, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will tabernacle with them, and they will be His peoples, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.
Rev 21:9        And one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and spoke with me, saying, Come here; I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.
Rev 21:10      And he carried me away in spirit onto a great and high mountain and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,
Rev 21:11      Having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, as clear as crystal.
Rev 21:12      It had a great and high wall and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names inscribed, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel:
Rev 21:13      On the east three gates, and on the north three gates, and on the south three gates, and on the west three gates.
Rev 21:14      And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Rev 21:15      And he who spoke with me had a golden reed as a measure that he might measure the city and its gates and its wall.
Rev 21:16      And the city lies square, and its length is as great as the breadth. And he measured the city with the reed to a length of twelve thousand stadia; the length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
Rev 21:17      And he measured its wall, a hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel.
Rev 21:18      And the building work of its wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.
Rev 21:19      The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every precious stone: the first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald;
Rev 21:20      The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.
Rev 21:21      And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was, respectively, of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
Rev 21:22      And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
Rev 21:23      And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon that they should shine in it, for the glory of God illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.
Rev 22:1        And he showed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb in the middle of its street.
Rev 22:2        And on this side and on that side of the river was the tree of life, producing twelve fruits, yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
Rev 22:3        And there will no longer be a curse. And the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His slaves will serve Him;
 
 
  II.   The kingdom of God is Christ the Savior Himself—Luke 17:21:
Luke 17:21     Nor will they say, Behold, here it is! or, There! For behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.
A.     Wherever the Savior is, there the kingdom of God is.
B.     The kingdom of God is with the Savior, and He brings it to His disciples—v. 22.
Luke 17:22     And He said to the disciples, The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.
C.     The kingdom of God is the Savior as the seed of life sown into God’s chosen people and developing into a realm over which God can rule as His kingdom in His divine life—Mark 4:3, 8, 26:
Mark 4:3        Listen! Behold, the sower went out to sow.
Mark 4:8        And others fell into the good earth and yielded fruit, coming up and growing; and one bore thirtyfold, and one sixtyfold, and one a hundredfold.
Mark 4:26       And He said, So is the kingdom of God: as if a man cast seed on the earth,
1.      The entrance into the kingdom is regeneration, and the development of the kingdom is the believers’ growth in the divine life—John 3:5; 2 Pet. 1:3-11.
John 3:5        Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
2 Pet 1:3        Seeing that His divine power has granted to us all things which relate to life and godliness, through the full knowledge of Him who has called us by His own glory and virtue,
2 Pet 1:4        Through which He has granted to us precious and exceedingly great promises that through these you might become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption which is in the world by lust.
2 Pet 1:5        And for this very reason also, adding all diligence, supply bountifully in your faith virtue; and in virtue, knowledge;
2 Pet 1:6        And in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control, endurance; and in endurance, godliness;
2 Pet 1:7        And in godliness, brotherly love; and in brotherly love, love.
2 Pet 1:8        For these things, existing in you and abounding, constitute you neither idle nor unfruitful unto the full knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Pet 1:9        For he in whom these things are not present is blind, being shortsighted, having forgotten the cleansing of his past sins.
2 Pet 1:10      Therefore, brothers, be the more diligent to make your calling and selection firm, for doing these things you shall by no means ever stumble.
2 Pet 1:11      For in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly and bountifully supplied to you.
2.      Since His resurrection Christ has been within His believers; thus, the kingdom of God is within the church today—John 14:20; Rom. 8:10; 14:17.
John 14:20     In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
Rom 8:10       But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the spirit is life because of righteousness.
Rom 14:17     For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
3.      The kingdom is the church life, in which the faithful believers live, and it will develop into the coming kingdom as a reward to be inherited by the overcoming saints in the millennium—Gal. 5:21; Eph. 5:5; Rev. 20:4, 6.
Gal 5:21         Envyings, bouts of drunkenness, carousings, and things like these, of which I tell you beforehand, even as I have said before, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Eph 5:5          For this you realize, knowing that every fornicator or unclean person or greedy person (who is an idolator) has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Rev 20:4        And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and of those who had not worshipped the beast nor his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
Rev 20:6        Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no authority, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.
4.      Eventually, the kingdom of God will consummate in the New Jerusalem as the eternal kingdom of God, an eternal realm of the eternal blessing of God’s eternal life, which all of God’s redeemed will enjoy in the new heaven and new earth for eternity—21:1-4; 22:1-5, 14.
Rev 21:1        And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and the sea is no more.
Rev 21:2        And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Rev 21:3        And I heard a loud voice out of the throne, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will tabernacle with them, and they will be His peoples, and God Himself will be with them and be their God.
Rev 21:4        And He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death will be no more, nor will there be sorrow or crying or pain anymore; for the former things have passed away.
Rev 22:1        And he showed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb in the middle of its street.
Rev 22:2        And on this side and on that side of the river was the tree of life, producing twelve fruits, yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
Rev 22:3        And there will no longer be a curse. And the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His slaves will serve Him;
Rev 22:4        And they will see His face, and His name will be on their forehead.
Rev 22:5        And night will be no more; and they have no need of the light of a lamp and of the light of the sun, for the Lord God will shine upon them; and they will reign forever and ever.
Rev 22:14      Blessed are those who wash their robes that they may have right to the tree of life and may enter by the gates into the city.
5.      Such a kingdom, the kingdom of God, is what the Lord Jesus announced as the gospel, the good news, to those who were alienated from the life of God— Luke 4:43; Eph. 4:18.
Luke 4:43       But He said to them, I must announce the gospel of the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this I was sent.
Eph 4:18        Being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance which is in them, because of the hardness of their heart;
 
  III.  We need to see the relationship between the kingdom and the church— Matt. 16:18-19; Rom. 14:17:
Matt 16:18      And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Matt 16:19      I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you bind on the earth shall have been bound in the heavens, and whatever you loose on the earth shall have been loosed in the heavens.
Rom 14:17     For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
A.     The Bible first presents the kingdom and thereafter presents the church; the presence of the kingdom produces the church—Matt. 4:23; 16:18-19:
Matt 4:23       And Jesus went about in all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every sickness among the people.
Matt 16:18      And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Matt 16:19      I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you bind on the earth shall have been bound in the heavens, and whatever you loose on the earth shall have been loosed in the heavens.
1.      The life of God is the kingdom of God; the divine life is the kingdom, and this life produces the church—John 3:3, 5; Matt. 7:14, 21; 19:17, 29; 25:46:
John 3:3        Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
John 3:5        Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Matt 7:14       Because narrow is the gate and constricted is the way that leads to life, and few are those who find it.
Matt 7:21       Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but he who does the will of My Father who is in the heavens.
Matt 19:17      And He said to him, Why do you ask Me concerning what is good? There is only One who is good. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.
Matt 19:29      And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for My name's sake shall receive a hundred times as much and shall inherit eternal life.
Matt 25:46      And these shall go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.
a.      The kingdom is the realm of life for life to move, work, rule, and govern so that life may accomplish its purpose, and this realm is the kingdom.
b.      The gospel brings in the divine life, and this life has its realm, which is the kingdom; the divine life with its realm produces the church—2 Tim. 1:10.
2 Tim 1:10      But now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who nullified death and brought life and incorruption to light through the gospel,
2.      The kingdom is the reality of the church; therefore, apart from the kingdom life, we cannot live the church life—Matt. 5:3; 16:18-19; Rev. 1:9:
Matt 5:3         Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.
Matt 16:18      And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Matt 16:19      I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you bind on the earth shall have been bound in the heavens, and whatever you loose on the earth shall have been loosed in the heavens.
Rev 1:9          I John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and endurance in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
a.      The reality of the kingdom of the heavens (Matt. 5—7) is the content of the church life; without the reality of the kingdom, the church is empty.
Matt 5~7        be omitted.
b.      Since the kingdom life issues in the church life, as we live corporately in the kingdom life, we spontaneously live the church life—Rom. 14:17.
Rom 14:17     For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
3.      Without the kingdom as the reality of the church, the church cannot be built up—Matt. 16:18-19:
Matt 16:18      And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Matt 16:19      I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you bind on the earth shall have been bound in the heavens, and whatever you loose on the earth shall have been loosed in the heavens.
a.      The church is brought into being through the authority of the kingdom.
b.      The keys of the kingdom are given to make the building of the church possible—v. 19; 18:18; cf. John 20:23.
Matt 16:19      I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you bind on the earth shall have been bound in the heavens, and whatever you loose on the earth shall have been loosed in the heavens.
Matt 18:18      Truly I say to you, Whatever you bind on the earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on the earth shall have been loosed in heaven.
John 20:23     Whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you retain, they are retained.
B.     The genuine church is the kingdom of God in this age; today the believers live the kingdom life in the church—Matt. 16:18-19; 18:17-18; 13:44-46; Rom. 14:17; 1 Cor. 4:20; Eph. 2:19; Col. 4:11; Rev. 1:4-6:
Matt 16:18      And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Matt 16:19      I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you bind on the earth shall have been bound in the heavens, and whatever you loose on the earth shall have been loosed in the heavens.
Matt 18:17      And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to hear the church also, let him be to you just like the Gentile and the tax collector.
Matt 18:18      Truly I say to you, Whatever you bind on the earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on the earth shall have been loosed in heaven.
Matt 13:44      The kingdom of the heavens is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid, and in his joy goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.
Matt 13:45      Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like a merchant seeking fine pearls;
Matt 13:46      And finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
Rom 14:17     For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
1 Cor 4:20      For the kingdom of God is not in speech but in power.
Eph 2:19        So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
Col 4:11         And Jesus, who is called Justus; these alone of the circumcision are my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, ones who have become a consolation to me.
Rev 1:4          John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is coming, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne,
Rev 1:5          And from Jesus Christ, the faithful Witness, the Firstborn of the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has released us from our sins by His blood
Rev 1:6          And made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father, to Him be the glory and the might forever and ever. Amen.
1.      Each time the Lord Jesus spoke of the church, He mentioned it in relation to the kingdom; this indicates how intimately the kingdom and the church are related—Matt. 16:18-19; 18:17-18; Rom. 14:17; 1 Cor. 4:20; Eph. 2:19; Col. 4:11.
Matt 16:18      And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Matt 16:19      I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you bind on the earth shall have been bound in the heavens, and whatever you loose on the earth shall have been loosed in the heavens.
Matt 18:17      And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to hear the church also, let him be to you just like the Gentile and the tax collector.
Matt 18:18      Truly I say to you, Whatever you bind on the earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on the earth shall have been loosed in heaven.
Rom 14:17     For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
1 Cor 4:20      For the kingdom of God is not in speech but in power.
Eph 2:19        So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
Col 4:11         And Jesus, who is called Justus; these alone of the circumcision are my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, ones who have become a consolation to me.
2.      In the church as the kingdom, we are under the kingdom’s rule, government, discipline, and exercise—1 Cor. 6:9-10; Gal. 5:19-21; Eph. 5:5.
1 Cor 6:9        Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be led astray; neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor effeminate nor homosexuals
1 Cor 6:10      Nor thieves nor the covetous, not drunkards, not revilers, not the rapacious will inherit the kingdom of God.
Gal 5:19         And the works of the flesh are manifest, which are such things as fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Gal 5:20         Idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, divisions, sects,
Gal 5:21         Envyings, bouts of drunkenness, carousings, and things like these, of which I tell you beforehand, even as I have said before, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Eph 5:5          For this you realize, knowing that every fornicator or unclean person or greedy person (who is an idolator) has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
3.      As those who are under the dispensing of the Divine Trinity, we need to live a kingdom life in the church, growing and developing in the divine life until we reach maturity—2 Cor. 13:14; 2 Pet. 1:5-11.
2 Cor 13:14    The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
2 Pet 1:5        And for this very reason also, adding all diligence, supply bountifully in your faith virtue; and in virtue, knowledge;
2 Pet 1:6        And in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control, endurance; and in endurance, godliness;
2 Pet 1:7        And in godliness, brotherly love; and in brotherly love, love.
2 Pet 1:8        For these things, existing in you and abounding, constitute you neither idle nor unfruitful unto the full knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Pet 1:9        For he in whom these things are not present is blind, being shortsighted, having forgotten the cleansing of his past sins.
2 Pet 1:10      Therefore, brothers, be the more diligent to make your calling and selection firm, for doing these things you shall by no means ever stumble.
2 Pet 1:11      For in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly and bountifully supplied to you.
C.     The church brings in the kingdom; the work of the church is to bring in the kingdom of God—Matt. 6:10; 12:22-29; Rev. 11:15; 12:10:
Matt 6:10       Your kingdom come; Your will be done, as in heaven, so also on earth.
Matt 12:22      Then there was brought to Him one possessed by a demon, blind and dumb, and He healed him, so that the dumb man spoke and saw.
Matt 12:23      And all the crowds were amazed and said, Is this not the Son of David?
Matt 12:24      But the Pharisees, hearing this, said, This man does not cast out the demons except by Beelzebul, ruler of the demons.
Matt 12:25      But knowing their thoughts, He said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself becomes desolate, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.
Matt 12:26      And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?
Matt 12:27      And if I, by Beelzebul, cast out the demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges.
Matt 12:28      But if I, by the Spirit of God, cast out the demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Matt 12:29      Or how can anyone enter into the house of the strong man and plunder his goods unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will thoroughly plunder his house.
Rev 11:15      And the seventh angel trumpeted; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever.
Rev 12:10      And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, Now has come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ, for the accuser of our brothers has been cast down, who accuses them before our God day and night.
1.      The church was brought into being for the purpose of bringing in the kingdom—Matt. 16:18-19; 18:17-18; Rev. 1:6, 9; 11:15:
Matt 16:18      And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Matt 16:19      I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you bind on the earth shall have been bound in the heavens, and whatever you loose on the earth shall have been loosed in the heavens.
Matt 18:17      And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to hear the church also, let him be to you just like the Gentile and the tax collector.
Matt 18:18      Truly I say to you, Whatever you bind on the earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on the earth shall have been loosed in heaven.
Rev 1:6          And made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father, to Him be the glory and the might forever and ever. Amen.
Rev 1:9          I John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and endurance in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
Rev 11:15      And the seventh angel trumpeted; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever.
a.      The work of the church on earth is to bring in the kingdom of God; the work of the church is governed by the principle of the kingdom of God.
b.      The church is responsible for bringing heaven’s will down to earth and for carrying it out on earth—Matt. 6:10; 7:21; 12:50.
Matt 6:10       Your kingdom come; Your will be done, as in heaven, so also on earth.
Matt 7:21       Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but he who does the will of My Father who is in the heavens.
Matt 12:50      For whoever does the will of My Father who is in the heavens, he is My brother and sister and mother.
2.      The church should pray to bring in the kingdom of God; if there is no prayer, the kingdom cannot come—6:10:
Matt 6:10       Your kingdom come; Your will be done, as in heaven, so also on earth.
a.      The church must be the outlet of heaven, allowing heaven’s authority to be expressed on earth—16:18-19; 18:18.
Matt 16:18      And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Matt 16:19      I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you bind on the earth shall have been bound in the heavens, and whatever you loose on the earth shall have been loosed in the heavens.
Matt 18:18      Truly I say to you, Whatever you bind on the earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on the earth shall have been loosed in heaven.
b.      Genuine prayer is a joint labor with God to bring His kingdom to the earth and to carry out His will on earth—6:10; 2 Cor. 10:4.
Matt 6:10       Your kingdom come; Your will be done, as in heaven, so also on earth.
2 Cor 10:4      For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly but powerful before God for the overthrowing of strongholds,
 
 
 
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