Gospel of the Kingdom

Gospel of God's Grace

THE MESSAGE Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand! Prepare your hearts for the Messiah and His Kingdom! (John 1:23; Matt.4:17) Jesus died for your sins and rose again! Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved! (I Cor. 15:1-4; Acts 16:31)
THE MESSENGERS John the Baptist; Jesus; the disciples of John and Jesus. (Matt.3:1-2; 10:10-7) The apostles and believers during the church age. (Matt.28:19-20; II Cor. 5:18-20)
CHRIST PRESENTED As King of Israel (Luke 1:31-33; Matt.21:5; John 12:12-15; 19:14) As Savior of the World.(I Tim.4:10; I John 4:14)
THE TIME From the ministry of John the Baptist until it became obvious that Israel had rejected the Kingdom. (Matt.3:1-2; 4:17; 11:20,21,28; Acts 3:19-21)
[* Tribulation - Matt.24:14]
From the cross of Calvary to the end of the church age. (Matt.28:19-20; II Cor.5:20)
BOOKS Gospels and portions of Acts (Matt.3:1-2; 4:17; Acts 3:19-21) John, Acts, and the Epistles- Revelation. (John 3:16; 20:31; Acts 20:24; Rom.10:9-13)
THE AUDIENCE Israel exclusively. [a nation] (Matt.10:5-7; 15:24) The whole world. [individuals] (Matt.28:19-20)
REQUIREMENTS Repentance plus good works. (Matt.3:1-8; Luke 3:8-14; Deut.30:1-3) Faith plus nothing.(Acts 16:30-31)
DISPENSATION & PRINCIPLE OF BLESSING Law: Turn to Me, obey My laws, walk worthy, and THEN I will bless you. (by sending the King and the Kingdom blessings - Deut.20:1-10; Mal.3:7; 4:5-6) Grace: I have ALREADY blessed you, therefore walk worthy and do good works. (Blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ - Eph.1:3; 2:10; 4:1; Titus 2:14)
PROMISED BLESSINGS Establishment of the Messianic Kingdom and fulfillment of the Covenants made with Israel. (Acts 2:38; 3:19-21; 15:14-18) Salvation, eternal life, & spiritual blessings for all individuals who believe: Jew and Gentile. (Eph.1:3; 2:8-22; I John 5:11-13)
SALVATION The gospel of the Kingdom was not a plan of salvation offered to individuals, but an offer of the KING & a KINGDOM to Israel, a nation. Individuals were saved in this period just as their father Abraham was: by grace through faith. (Gen.15:6) The gospel of God's grace is His plan of salvation that offers LIFE to the individual believer from any nation. Individuals are saved during this age just as their spiritual father Abraham: by grace through faith. (John 3:16; Gal.3:6-11; Rom.4:1-5:1; Eph.2:8-9)

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