Posts Tagged ‘Kingdom’

Theological Substitution

The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all. Psalm 103:19 NASB Sovereignty – What has YHVH established in the heavens? His throne. What does that mean? Ah, now you must be very careful with your answer. If you read the text according to the NASB translation, you will…

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Whose Kingdom?

But now the Messiah has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.  For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead.  For as in Adam all die, so also in the Messiah all will be made alive. But each in his…

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The Problem (3)

When morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away in the punishment of the city.” Genesis 19:15 NASB Punishment – Something happened about the time of the Babylonia captivity. The principal word for “sin” changed. Hatta’t was replaced by…

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The Problem (1)

And the Lord said, “The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave. Genesis 18:20 NASB Sin – Sin is a problem. It’s not just a moral problem or a spiritual problem or a theological problem. Sin is an etymological problem. Why? Because the meaning of the terms used…

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Kingdom Announcement (Again)

Thy kingdom come  Matthew 6:10 Come – We know that God’s Kingdom is not a physical place.  The Greek word basileia is about reign and rule, not palaces and courtyards.  God’s Kingdom is revealed wherever His servants and citizens live according to His government.  But what does it mean to pray, “Your Kingdom come?”  Hasn’t it already arrived when we…

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Spiritual Presumption

for if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will He spare you.  Romans 11:21  NASB Spare – Why did God break off some of the branches from the root of the olive tree?  Ah, before you answer, notice a few things.  First, only some of the braches were broken off.  Not all Israel…

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Pay Attention

I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate;  1 Timothy 6:13  NASB Good confession – Paul gives orders to Timothy.  Those orders still govern us because we are volunteers committed to the same way of life Paul…

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Heaven on Earth

for our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20  NASB In heaven – You don’t belong here!  But this is where you are today.  Your home is where your heart is, and that’s not here, but this is where you are today.  If…

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Defining the Edges

And John answered and said, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name; and we tried to hinder him because he does not follow along with us.” Luke 9:49  NASB With us – Who is with us?  That is the first question of denominational Christianity.  Who will conform to our dogmas, our doctrines? …

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Jewels In The Crown

And, behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward with Me, to render to each as his work is. Revelation 22:12 Render – If you really think about this verse, doesn’t it seem just a bit odd?  After all, are we really expecting a reward for our faithfulness?  And aren’t we rescued by grace?  Do…

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