Christ’s coming inaugurated His Kingdom on Earth.
Jesus taught that the Kingdom of God is a spiritual nation that is active in this world now to prepare its citizens for an eternal, heavenly Kingdom that is to come.
The gospel of Jesus is a message of an everlasting Kingdom that extends its reign from the creation of the universe to this present age and into the ages to come.
Christ’s mission is a search and rescue operation—finding and redeeming the lost citizens of the Kingdom.
The proclamation of God’s Kingdom is not that it is something to die for, but something to live for.
Jesus came to this world not only to die for our sins, but also to teach us how to live in His present and future Kingdom.
When Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6a), He was describing God’s Kingdom as a journey, not a destination.
- A Present and Future Kingdom – Psalm 145:11-13 (stevesbiblemeditations.com)
- The Present and Future Disciple, Part 3 – The Productivity Proposition (stevesbiblemeditations.com)