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Compiled by JS Lowther
ReNEWed COVENANT Ministry
The Gospel of the Kingdom
(Recap and Identification)
(See introduction messages to the Message
Israel a foolish nation being ground to powder)
In the past messages we had established some basic principles in this message it is the goal to enact a review upon the mind as to the basis laid from the scripture of the nature of this Gospel of the kingdom according to our guiding text of
The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
In the end of part 1 of this message as well as in the beginning of part 2 this verse was mentioned:
Mat 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
Mat 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Mat 10:7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
It is to this scope the last message has built up to in conjunction with the regular and yet extraordinary call to repentance required to establish the Kingdom of GOD and of Heaven.
Hereafter is a lengthy recap to help recapture the emphasizes prior discussed:
Primarily that the inerrantcy of Scripture: the Law the histories the wisdom and the prophets, called the Word of God, the Word of YHWH is the foundation of the Kingdom. it is by the Word of God that we know, the apostles knew, the believers believed, the prophets spoke, kings are judged, wisdom is proclaimed and the Law of God is seated established by the spoken Word of God, the Law in this primary station established the Eternal rule for ADaM in judgment of Good or Evil.
The understanding which is echoed throughout this testimony to the word of God which was transmitted plainly to be understood by John the Ambassador was that :
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh_1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Joh 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Joh 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
Joh 1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
Joh 1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
Joh 1:8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
Joh 1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
Joh 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
Joh 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Joh 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Joh 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Joh 1:15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
Joh 1:16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
Joh 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Joh 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Thus the Word of YHWH God made flesh in the person of Jesu Christ is the Law united with a king fit to rule a kingdom like no son of Adam has ever or will ever have power to due.
About this kingdom of God and of heaven:
John the Baptist was the messenger or angel sent to prepare for the coming Way
The way was identified as the good or well placed way or path according to Mal_3:1, Isa_40:4
That the way was prepared by straightening or leveling a metaphor used for repentance or the change of mind
John the Angel was recorded as preaching according to Mal_3:1 which Malachi preached from Exo_23:20 which Identified the Way as leading to the kingdom of God and given from heaven, that is a Nation and country seated upon God’s promises and God’s Law
The Way of Exo_23:20-24 was a way of 2 primary points
Obedience to the way as deliver on the mount, that is the revealed Word of God found in his law, which shows the expressed person of YHWH God Almighty, God’s Law is his personality, and thus his person is known by it alone.
and the way of Conquest, that is the substance of those whose iniquity is fulfilled according to Gen_15:14-16 as to establish the Kingdom on earth as it was given from Heaven
This Way spoken of by Malachi (Mal_3:1-5) was as well a Way by obedience through purification and repentance to the establishment of the Kingdom of Exo_23:20
As fulfilled in the Way, the truth and the life which was, is and shall be is Christ who taught his disciples repentance by faith towards YHWH God the Father in all of the a fore mentioned ways
1. the way and the truth are both Identified by Scripture as God’s Word, Law, Commandments and Righteousness
2. The Life is the Perfect life of Christ, sent to redeem and regather the children of the Covenant and promise that is the children of the kingdom to their King and God by showing the Word made flesh
3. Christ Jesus: the way truth and life is synonymous with the way which YHWH desired Israel to walk in in establishment of His Kingdom
Christ, the WORD made flesh is the only way to the Father, who is the Law Giver of the Kingdom Law
This Good Message or Evangel is referencing real life repentance according to the Law of God, through the life and blood of Christ, enacted by Baptism unto repentance followed with a life baptized or immersed in the ways of YHWH God likened unto His son.
It is this Good message which in English we call the Gospel of the Kingdom of God or of Heaven, thus the Good-tidings or good message, the Gospel is in fact the message of the straight way by repentance through faith and establishment of the Kingdom by God’s Law and the enthronement of the Word made flesh in the sinless life of Christ the anointed King of Israel
When speaking of the kingdom of God it is a direct reference to the Kings and Nations which was to be sprung from the genetic stock of Abraham the father of fruitfulness in fulfillment of the Dominion mandate of Gen_1:26-28
Of this promise to Abraham which was given by linage descent and not by a fictitious spiritual adoption, the promise was was given to Isaac and Jacob whom God named Israel and of whom YHWH gave 12 sons who be came 12 tribes, who became a great multitude of Nations of whom YHWH would call his Kingly or Royal priest hood and Holy Nation or separated ethnicity
It was at the mountain of God where YHWH gave his 10 commandments and Law that Israel was enacted into this Covenant of obedience in order to be YHWH’s Royal priest hood and Holy Nation, a segregation of a chosen race or generation which was seated upon YHWH’s supreme sovereignty of the whole earth.
The Kingdom in focus in the time of Christ, by the Judean people of the day who when they heard the proclamation of the time being fulfilled, the kingdom of God being at hand and the reason for repentance and faith in the Good-message would have acknowledged of what the Prophets spoke of as the time of Israel’s regathering to the throne of David Isa_9:6-7 and as well as the regathering for told to this servant King in Isa_49:6-8, who was the covenant of the people of Israel as found in the New Covenant or renewed Covenant spoken of By Jeremiah 31 and Christ was acknowledged as such by Hebrews 8.
It was this Kingdom come as a stone cut from a mountain with out hands which that Daniel saw which would shatter the unbonded Kingdom’s of the Earth and grow it self into a mighty mountain to consume the earth.
1. The unhewn stone was Identified by the law as an altar, a place of sacrifice and offerings
2. Thus it was this kingdom of God that was indeed priestly and a Holy Nation, a lively stone to grow, in it’s redemptive work found in the New covenant.
In Luk_17:20-21 the primary placement of the Kingdom was Identified as being within ones self before all other placements, and that there is no hidden or secret to the return of the son of man (son of Adam).
It is by the whole of this explanation given by Christ himself that the kingdom is of genetic make up, a ethic people or nation, of one common law, answering to one common king; a kingdom which is grown in the next generation to be received or taken care.
It was according to these points that were covered in the last 4 messages that the Scriptures may have revealed a different light on what it is that we in our modern day are awaiting to Observe.
A point which seems to be evident from our guiding text as well as those which have been focused upon to bring this stone into view is to this truth: As far back as Adam’s dominion mandate,to Noah and through our Father of fruitfulness, Abraham, to whom the pro-Evangelisto, the fore-Gospel, the before stated good message as spoken of in Gal_3:8 speaks to the wise of justifying the Nations, that is the Ethnic people of the linage of Abraham through Faith or belief, yet the scope has never changed sin Genesis 1 to Gen 12 to Revelation 21, the redemption of the Nations of Abraham’s fruitfulness reconciled in the 12 tribes under the appointing of one Shepard, Jesu the Christ.
BELIEVE THE GOSPEL?
Thus the Faith or belief of the Gospel stated in mar_1:15 and throughout the scriptures is the same faith, belief or trust found in Gal_3:8 as extracted from Gen_12:2-3 and last called the Ev-anggel in Revelation 10:7 and 14:6, which we shall eventually speak of.
This is how the kingdom is able to be within you according to Luk_17:20, this is how it may be said of Children for of such is the kingdom of God (Luk_18:16), this is how it may be said that Whosoever shall not take care of the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein Luk_18:17, and it is as well we may clearly understand:
And from the days of John the Baptist until now
the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence,
the violent take it by force.
The Identity of the Kingdom of the Stone
It is because this violence enacted by the violent hate the Gospel proclaimed since the Genesis thereof, they hate the king, his kingdom, his kingdom of priests and holy nation, his chosen generation, and by striking the next generation, that is the children the stone which became a mountain according to Daniels dream is thought to be broken by hands, the mountains growth is suppressed.
As now cited several times the prophecy of Daniel was the stone cut with out hands which came from a mountain, fell to the earth, crushed the feet of image, and after the subduance of the image the stone grew to a mountain and filled the whole earth. Let us go back ad understand the nature of this representative stone and the emphasis only Scripture places upon in to understand the identity of this Kingdom of the stone, which as well shall consume all the prior kingdom’s before it according to:
Dan_2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
The Stone which has been called a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation Isa_28:16, the ‘stone which the builders rejected’ Psa_118:22-23; is as well called a ‘rock of offense’ Isa_8:14, in 1Pe_2:6-8 the summary by the ambassador Peter as being Christ as well as the word of God, yet Peter as well pluralizes the stone he just quoted from the prophets and applies it to the elect according to the foreknowledge of God and calls them lively stones or living stones. According to Daniel’s interpretation in Dan_2:35-44 this stone which shall become a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed it will as well not be left to other people, to this answers the voice of 1pt_2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people which of course is an echo of Exo_19:5-6.
We need to notice and understand that this kingdom is working it’s consummation as we speak, it is grinding to powder the feet of the image to this day including the foolish nation of Israel which has been scattered according to Deu_30:1-3 as well as the song of Moses in Deu_32:21 through out all nations and kingdoms, particularly in this instance the nations and kings dominion who are of the linage of Abraham, they are Abraham’s fruitfulness according to the flesh, even unto this day and no different was it in the time of our Christ when he spoke and said:
Mat_21:42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Mat 21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
Mat_21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
So that the point is not utterly missed, consider the LXX translation from the Brenton of :
Dan_2:44 And in the days of those kings the God of heaven shall set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed: and his kingdom shall not be left to another people, but it shall beat to pieces and grind to powder all other kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
Dan 2:45 Whereas thou sawest that a stone was cut out of a mountain without hands, and it beat to pieces the earthenware, the iron, the brass, the silver, the gold…
Christ is ‘calling the people of his day out’, as being part of this inferior image, particularly they are part of the feet which He in his coming has smitten, and now he begins his consuming, his grinding to powder, his breaking to pieces, and in conglomeration of the words of Daniel and of our Christ as well in the interpretation of Peter and Exodus, the kingdom will be taken from the Judeans under the occupation of Rome, taken away and given to a Nation bringing forth the fruit of the kingdom, yet not another people as that is clearly told by Daniel, but another Nation, that is the Holy Nation, the Royal Priest hood.
And how is it that this Stone will not break us?
How is it that we shall not be ground to powder by this stone to be a mountain?
To this same point wrote Moses in his inspired song, ‘The Song of Moses’ in a reprimand of Israel’s vain worship and it’s consequences he says:
Deu_32:18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee. (Isa_51:1-13)
Deu 32:19 And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
Deu 32:20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.
Deu_32:21 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
It has been cited in the past messages, particularly, that this very phrase used for Israel in rebellion, that those who are ‘not a people’ are the same as those who were ‘not a people’ in 1pe_2:10 the same as in Rom_9:25-26, Hos_1:9-10;they are those who have obtained mercy in: Hos_2:23; (Those redeemed of the nations, the Gentiles or Ethneh of Abraham are the The Lo-Am of Hosea and the Song of Moses.) and to this mercy given to Israel by Grace Paul the ambassador states:
Rom_11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
Rom 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
Rom 11:27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
Rom 11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.
Rom 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
(alt. Rom 11:29 For irrevocable is the grace and the calling of God.)
Rom 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
Rom 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
Rom 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
Rom 11:34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
Rom 11:35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
This kingdom will not be given to another people, Rather the People who were not a people of Hosea are clearly the People of Israel of whom YHWH’s mercy had been taken away for a time, yet it is those same Gentiles and or Nations, the Ethnic people of Abraham of the tribes of Jacob whom YHWH God has chosen to call out of darkness and into his marvelous light, the transfer, spoken of by Christ is in conjunction from his very quote from Daniel which tells us…this kingdom shall not be given to another people, it shall rule over the House of Jacob forever, Christ has inherited the thrown of David His father.
Yet in all this, there is an element of this coronation which crowned the King of Kings which Anointed this son of a Virgin, the son of God with the oil of Kingship the oil of gladness which has raised him above his fellows, it is the same Anointing we who are of the Redeemed of the Gentiles, the Ethnic people of Abraham, the lost sheep of the house of Israel of whom according to the flesh Christ came are called to, and anointed by.
Regardless of our Genetic heritage or should I say Ethnic inheritance a the tribes of Jacob, with out our Rock we are nothing, with out looking back at the stone we have in times past tripped upon, we are bound trip and become blind yet again, and the Stone will continue to grind us to powder according to Christ and Daniel. From Generation to Generation this foolishness will be handed down, and those whose own hard hearts hate this mountain to come will be violent against it, and will aid in it’s suppression.
It is never to be forgotten the reason why Israel was Gentilized, that is scattered throughout the earth by captivity and wandering, it was for …Because we have forsaken the covenant of YHWH God of our fathers, which he made with us… For we went and served other gods, and worshiped them, gods whom we knew not, and whom he had not given unto us:
Deu 29:27 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book:
Deu 29:28 And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.
Deu 29:29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
It is by the Stone and the Rock Israel will be a Kingdom of Priest’s and a Holy Nation, and it is by Stumbling over it they will fall, be blinded and broken. No matter the generation, no matter the time the Gospel is going out the lost sheep of the house of Israel calling them to repentance and become the Chosen Generation, to be part of a growing and mighty mountain. It is only by obedience to the Law of God written on Stone, yet placed with out hands in the heart of this people that this mountain will consume, as well it is by disobedience to this same Law written on Tables of Hewn Stone that this Ethnic people will be consumed with the kingdom’s of the Earth.
First it is important to understand the connection to two Hebrew words most fte in the KJV as mountain (H2906 טוּר/ ThUR, this is Chaldean, while the Hebrew equivalant is H6697 צר / TsUR) This word is often translated ‘Rock’. It is to be understood that a Rock /TsUR is that which makes up a הר / HuR (H2022), that is a specific mount or hill, upward projection of TsUR (s) or Rocks. From these rocks comes stones or a stone (H68 אבן/ ABeN) these may break or chip or be hune from the prior.
Deu_4:9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons;
Deu 4:10 Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.
Deu_4:11 And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.
Deu 4:12 And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice.
Deu 4:13 And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.
Deu 4:14 And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it.