The second coming of Christ (part 6): The righteous Kingdom established 3

WHY THE MILLENIAL KINGDOM?                                                  The more I study the Word of God and gain understanding, knowledge and revelation of God the more I am stunned by the depth of God’s love for His Son, for weak and broken people and the nation of Israel. I believe the Millennial Kingdom is an expression of the… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 6): The righteous Kingdom established 3

The second coming of Christ (part 5): The righteous Kingom established 2

THE MILLENIAL KINGDOM (Revelation 20:1-4):               “Revelation 20 tells of a kingdom reign of Jesus Christ that lasts for one thousand years. Yet the nature of this kingdom and when the reign of Jesus the Messiah occurs have been major issues of debate.” (M J Vlach).    Premillennialism is the view that the second coming of… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 5): The righteous Kingom established 2

The second coming of Christ (part 4): The righteous Kingdom established

You and I are heirs to a kingdom. The New Testament reveals that a tremendous inheritance has been made available to us through the death of Jesus on the cross. Ultimately God Himself becomes our inheritance as we become partakers of His divine nature (2 Peter 1:2-4). This is beyond my understanding, and yet I… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 4): The righteous Kingdom established

The second coming of Christ (part 3): Jesus as Bridegroom, King and Judge

I have always been taught to start with the end goal in mind. This gives me direction in life and enables me to make plans to reach that goal. What end does God have in His mind? On one level, how can anyone possibly answer this question? Yet, God is so full of love and… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 3): Jesus as Bridegroom, King and Judge

The second coming of Christ (part 2): An invitation

  I have spoken to many people about Jesus’ second coming. Most, if not all, do not engage in this vital truth of scripture. ‘We don’t know the day or the hour’ is a common reply. ‘It’s not the main game’ is another or ‘it will take care of itself’. In my experience it is… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 2): An invitation

The second coming of Christ (part 1): The Gospel of the Kingdom

              I believed for many years that the gospel was the Gospel of Salvation. Jesus lived, died on the cross and was resurrected. All I had to do was repent and believe to be saved. My goal was heaven because the alternate was too much to contemplate. All the endless distractions of the world led… Continue reading The second coming of Christ (part 1): The Gospel of the Kingdom

Carrying the Father’s heart: Loving what Jesus loves (part 6)

A key responsibility to guard truth Christianity is a relationship and with this relationship comes responsibility. When Jesus writes to the churches in Revelation 2 and 3 He identifies many responsibilities. These chapters are Jesus’ last instruction to the church and must be given serious attention. On a number of occasions Jesus uses phrases like,… Continue reading Carrying the Father’s heart: Loving what Jesus loves (part 6)

Carrying the Father’s Heart: Loving what Jesus loves (part 5)

Carrying the Father’s Heart How does a human being who believes in God have a relationship with God who is spirit? This is a question that has bothered and captivated me for many years. I was, to some degree, able to relate to Jesus and the Holy Spirit because they seemed to me to be… Continue reading Carrying the Father’s Heart: Loving what Jesus loves (part 5)

Carrying the Father’s Heart: Loving what Jesus loves (part 4)

How, then, should we respond? God loves us with the same burning passion shared in the Godhead. One expression of His love is to prepare us for the things to come. Luke 21: “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day… Continue reading Carrying the Father’s Heart: Loving what Jesus loves (part 4)