The Coming Kingdom | 3.26.23 | Sunday AM | On Fire Christian Church
The Coming Kingdom
2000 years ago during Passover the King of creation was approaching the city of David, Jerusalem! Today we are two weeks out from Passover. Jesus fulfilled the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Passover, and First Fruits through His Holy life and His death, burial, and resurrection! Two weeks prior to Jesus’ coming to Jerusalem He was preaching about a coming kingdom
“Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”. Luke 17:20-21 NKJV
It’s in the spirit and it’s in you
2000 years ago God made Himself man and rode into the City of David where prophets said Messiah would come and establish a kingdom. Jesus came and men didn’t recognize His purpose was first to take away so and establish a kingdom within the heart of man prior to an earthly kingdom
We know His Kingdom was to be forever
“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” Isaiah 9:6-7 NKJV
Jesus talks of a coming kingdom but says to not look for an external kingdom here or there but within
As it was in the Days of Noah
he foretold the stupidity of the generation he should come to destroy, comparing it to that of the old world, about the time of the flood; who, being wholly unaffected with the admonitions which Noah gave them, while building the ark, and with the threatenings which he then denounced, went on as usual, following their ordinary occupations, and pursuing their pleasures, both lawful and unlawful, in great security.
As it was in the days of Lot
God destroyed Sodom on account of its great wickedness. He took vengeance on it for its sins; and the example of Sodom is set before people to deter them from committing great transgressions, and as a “full proof” that God will punish the guilty
“as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” Jude 1:7 NKJV
One day Messiah will return and take His beloved bride out to the way of judgment. He will judge the earth and the bride will return with Him in righteousness, He will then rule the nations as King
What was Jesus telling His disciples to do two weeks prior to Passover?
Prepare for the coming kingdom! Our hearts for His culture, a Jesus culture.
On the very day Noah and Lot were taken out of the way, Judgment came ON THOSE WHO WERE CONNECTED STILL TO THIS WORLD WITH THEIR AFFECTIONS AND PASSIONS TIED TO IT