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John the Baptist,
the Forerunner
of Jesus

Why didn’t Jesus set up his kingdom at his first advent?

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Jesus healing,
a foretaste
of his kingdom
on earth


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to Emmaus

Why man’s redemption precedes
kingdom blessings.


Is the kingdom
to be earthly?
or heavenly?


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Waiting for
God's kingdom seemed absurd
to the worldly-wise.


Jesus taught that his kingdom was not of this world and would not be established until after his suffering and death.
But zealot Jews rebelled against Rome, endeavoring to set up their kingdom prematurely

"The Kingdom
of God cometh not with observation"--

Yet it would be everywhere present
and powerful.

The spiritual kingdom
is being set up first
and will be
for a time

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"There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus,
a ruler
of the Jews:



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The same came to Jesus
by night, and said unto him,

‘Rabbi, we know that thou art from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.’"
John  3:1,2







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Jesus healing


and "Born"
of the spirit


How can a man
be begotten
when he is old?


is not the
new birth.

Spiritual begettal precedes
spiritual birth.


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Elisha and his Servant





What is
spirit begettal?

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Jesus taught
about an earthly kingdom.

The kingdom
of God has not yet reigned on earth.

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Christ's earthly kingdom will reach the whole earth.

"He said therefore,
‘A certain nobleman went into a far country
to receive
for himself
a kingdom
and to return.’"
Luke 19:12


God’s kingdom
is not yet set up
in glory and power.

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Parable of the Publican  and Sinner

Christians must be overcomers
to sit with Jesus in His Father's throne and reign over the nations of earth.


Overcoming  requires death in the Lord's service.

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Paul preached that present suffering would be followed by future reigning.

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The Pope crowning Charlemagne

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The true church has not yet reigned over the earth.

There can be
no kingdom
without a king.

"To him that overcometh
will I grantto sit with mein my throne, even as I also overcame,and am set down with my Father in his throne." 
Rev.  3:21
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"They that have done good, unto the resurrection
of life; and they that have done evil unto the resurrection of judgment (Greek "krisis")."  John 5:28, 29


The kingdom work of Jesus
and the Church


Who are the "Ancient Worthies"?


How will the
two phases
of the kingdom
When mankind stands 
holy and righteous at the end of the 1,000 years, 
the kingdom will be returned to God.

The earthly (human) and heavenly (spiritual) resurrection

for situation,
the joy of the
whole earth,
is mount Zion,
on the sides of the north, the city of the great King."
Psalms 48:2
The Church’s completion
must precede
Israel’s receiving
the promise.
Israel’s prominence
in the earthly kingdom
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Tombs of Abraham, 
Isaac and Jacob
in Hebron
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Israel's promises will be fulfilled in Messiah's
earthly kingdom.
The earthly seed and the heavenly seed of Abraham’s promise

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The Law will
go forth from Zion, and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
and symbolic

and symbolic

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"...plant them
upon their land..."


Israel will be
a firstfruits
among the nations.

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"Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy on his dwelling places; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof." Jeremiah 30:18

"And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall not more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God." Amos 9:15

"And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills;

And all nations shall flow unto it.
And many people shall go and say, ‘Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob;

And he will teach us of his ways,
and we will walk in his paths:
For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem..."  Isaiah 2:2, 3

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"In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.

"Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee because he trusteth in thee."  Isaiah 26:1-3

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"Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem; for the Lord hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem."

"Behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy."

"Rejoice ye with Jerusalem and be glad with her,...that ye may be delighted with the abundance of her glory; for saith the Lord, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream."

"At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the Lord, and all nations shall be gathered unto it."

"And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain [kingdom] of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for out of Zion [the spiritual phase] shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem"


--the earthly phase.
Isaiah 52:9; 65:18; 66:10-12; 
Jeremiah 3:17; Isaiah 2:3

The Law Covenant,
typical of the
New Covenant
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Israel would reject the Messiah
and lose the chief blessing.
Israel was temporarily
cast off from
God’s favor.
"What then? Israel hath not obtained 
that which he seeketh for; 
but the election hath obtained it, 
and the rest were blinded."
Romans 11:7

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Israel’s blindness will be removed
by the Deliverer.

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"Whereof the law  was our school master 
to bring us unto Christ,  that we might be justified to Christ." 
Gal. 3:24

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"Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD?"

"And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.

"For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?" 
Romans 11:23,24

"Brethren, that you may not be conceited with yourselves, I wish you not to be ignorant of this secret, that hardness in some measure has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles may come in [until the full number selected from the Gentiles has been completed]. And then all Israel will be saved, as it has been written,

"'The Deliverer [Christ, Head and body] shall come out of Zion and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob.' And 'This is the covenant with them from me, when I shall take away their sins.'

"In relation to the GLAD TIDINGS, indeed, they are enemies on your account; but in regard to the election they are [still] beloved on account of the fathers, because the gracious gifts and calling of God are not things to be repented of.

"Besides, as you [Gentiles] were once disobedient to God, but have now obtained mercy by their disobedience; so also, now, these have disobeyed so that they may obtain mercy through your mercy [at the hands of the glorified Church].

"For God shut up together all, for disobedience, that he might have mercy on all. [Compare Romans 5:17-19.] O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God." Romans 11:25-33
*Spiritual Israel is never called "Jacob."


Holyland Hotel Model of Jerusalem

     One of the most detailed models of ancient city, this was designed by a team of historians, archaeologists and builders to make the model painstakingly accurate. Made from Jerusalem’s famed orange-pink stone, it portrays the city as it would have been in Herodian times.

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Tyropean Valley

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The Temple

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Herod's Three Towers

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The Most Holy,
in the sacred
precincts of the Temple.

Entire consecration to God will be essential in the earthly kingdom.

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The iron rule
will grant no liberty
to do wrong.

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None will live 
at the expense 
of others.

Laws of righteousness 
and equity will 
be firmly 

will be king;
Christ will be his vicegerent.

Perfect man
will be capable
of obeying
God’s perfect law.

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