The King Shows Up | 4.2.23 | Sunday AM | On Fire Christian Church

The King Shows Up

  1. Last week was two weeks outside of Passover! We looked at what Jesus preached prior to Passover during this same time period
    1. “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
    2. The Kingdom is within and the King is looking for a changed heart
  1. Now we are one week outside of a Passover. What was the message two thousand years ago that Jesus preached one week outside of Passover?
    1. “Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished. For He will be delivered to the Gentiles and will be mocked and insulted and spit upon. They will scourge Him and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again.” But they understood none of these things; this saying was hidden from them, and they did not know the things which were spoken.”. Luke‬ ‭18‬:‭31‬-‭34‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
    2. Triumphal entry. Luke 19:28
    3. Baruk Haba Beshem Adonai
      1. The King shows up
      2. “Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.” Luke‬ ‭19‬:‭41‬-‭44‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬
    1. Judgment fell and will fall ton all who do not heed the voice of Messiah
  1. First thing Jesus does as He shows up In Jerusalem
    1. Cleansing of the temple
    2. Two weeks prior to Passover Jesus is letting us know His Kingdom is not only physical but first spiritual and to be received inwardly
    3. One week prior to Passover He is being hailed as Messiah and comes in to deal with the sin within His temple and then the rest of the week Jesus is giving parable after parable about being ready for His return
    4. So without saying it publicly He was declaring that He would be leaving and we are to be watching for His return
    5. “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John‬ ‭14‬:‭2‬-‭3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
  1. Mathew 21 records His entry into Jerusalem and then his cleansing of temple and then one by one He attacks the religious system that has grown corrupt
    1. Matthew 21:28-32. Parable of two sons
    2. Vs 33 wicked vinedressers Kingdom taken from you
    3. Matthew 22. Message to those invited to wedding but made light of it
    4. Matt 23 the rebuke of Scribes and Pharisees
    5. Matt 14 destruction of temple
  1. The message switches for people to be prepared
    1. Matt 25 ten virgins
    2. Vs 14 parable of talents the settling of accounts
    3. Vs 31 Jesus judge of nations
    4. IMPORTANCE OF WATCHING. “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke‬ ‭21‬:‭34‬-‭36‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
  1. This was Christs message prior to Passover when He would be sacrificed. His last words so to speak! Be ready! Then He was offered and fulfilled Passover. Next He says be ready because the trumpet will be blown!

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