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The True Gospel of Christ–The Kingdom of God

An earth free from corruption and cruelty, free from addiction and selfishness, free from hunger and desperation, free from greedy leaders who cast the poor in chains of lies and deceit, free from husbands and wives betraying those who love them the most, free from brokenhearted children thrown by the wayside by selfish parents, free from the evil that pillages every soul on the face of the earth–this is the promise God has made to those who love Him. And He will make it happen when He ushers in His kingdom that will fill the whole earth. This is the good news; this is the gospel of the kingdom of God.

There are many “gospels” out there, many different takes on what the “good news” of Christ is all about. Yet there is only one real gospel.

We must get it right. For the apostle Paul says that anybody who preaches a different gospel, “let him be accursed” (Gal. 1: 9). That is a serious warning to us that we better get it right.

To know for sure, we must verify through the scriptures what we have been taught. Excuses won’t be accepted when we stand before the Judge. “Well, that’s what they taught me in Sunday school.” And He will say, “Why didn’t you prove it out by study and prayer.

What the Scriptures Say

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God” (Mark 1: 14; Matt. 4: 23). Which gospel? The good news concerning the kingdom of God.

Some say that being “born again” is the gospel. It is important, but only the first step. For, “except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”

The gospel is much bigger than our personal salvation. It encompasses the whole earth. Man’s rule of himself is a hopeless mess, full of cruelty and sin. Just turn on the news and glimpse the killings, thefts, and wars. The real good news is that Christ is coming back to establish His government. Since He is the king, it will be a kingdom.

Christ prayed in His famous model prayer, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” God’s will in heaven is that His kingdom come to rid this earth of evil and establish His righteous rule over all. That’s the good news.

The prophet Daniel speaks of God’s kingdom and the splash it will make when it comes. Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, had a dream and his spirit “was troubled to know the dream,” for He had forgotten it. None of his soothsayers could tell him it, but God revealed it to Daniel.

He told Nebuchadnezzar that he had seen in the dream a great image of a man with a head of gold, breast and arms of silver, belly and thighs of brass, legs of iron, and feet of iron mixed with clay. And he saw “till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet…and brake them to pieces…and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.”

The interpretation followed. The different sections of the image were kingdoms in history that would stride forth upon the earth–powerful kingdoms that at the end of the age would be struck down by the stone kingdom, the soon coming kingdom of God.

When will it come? “In the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed, and the kingdom shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever” (Daniel 2: 1-44).

It Is Coming

The kingdom of God is coming to fill the whole earth with its righteousness, peace , and joy. This is the good news, the gospel proclaimed in the gospels and in the prophets. This is it. This is what they spoke about all the time.

What was on Christ’s mind during the 40 days He spent with His disciples after His resurrection from the dead? Christ spoke to them “of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God” (Acts 1: 3).

Forty days! The kingdom of God was such an important subject that the greatest teacher who ever lived spoke to His followers exclusively about it for forty miraculous days! He was telling them, You have got to wait here in Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit comes down upon you, and you will receive power to be my witnesses (Acts 1: 8).

Witnesses of what? You are going to get the power you need to tell the people of this earth about the kingdom of God–what it is, when it is coming, who will be the King, how it will be established, who will be the citizens of this new heavenly government, where it will be established…

Brothers and sisters, Christ gives us power for one purpose–to bear witness that He is the King of God’s kingdom and that He is coming back soon to take back this earth, which is His rightful inheritance! Those of us who do this will rule with Him. Those who will not have Him rule over them in the Kingdom of God will come to a bad end.

Did the disciples take heed to what the risen Christ taught them those forty days about His kingship and kingdom? Did they receive power to be His witnesses, that they had seen the resurrected Christ and had talked to Him about His plans for His return to be that stone that would crush the evil kingdoms of the world?

Yes, they did and became powerful witnesses for the King. Peter at Pentecost tells people to repent of their sins and be converted to the King and His cause, for the King Jesus Christ (Yahshua) shall remain in heaven until the things spoken by the prophets of old be restored and fulfilled (Acts 3: 19-21). That would include the prophecy that Daniel the prophet gave about the “stone kingdom” coming in there in chapter 2.

The evangelist Philip preached “the things concerning the kingdom of God” (Acts 8: 12). The very last act that is recorded in the book of the Acts of the Apostles has Paul “preaching the kingdom of God” (28: 31). And we know that they were preaching the gospel.

The kingdom of God is coming. And it’s coming to fill the whole earth with His righteousness, peace and joy. This is the good news proclaimed in the four “gospels” and in all the prophets.

The Father’s heavenly government is coming fully to earth, and it shall smash into pieces all of man’s governments. It is the stone kingdom that the holy watchers saw coming to earth that crushed the world’s newly minted one world government.

To those of us who have been called and chosen, this is good news. To those who love this present world system, this coming literal government of God is bad news. But be it “good news” or “bad news,” it is coming.

The First Thing We Are to Seek

Christ is showing us that we should have this truth about the kingdom in our minds when communicating with our Father. We are to have this grand and glorious vision of the earth free from corruption and cruelty, free from addiction and selfishness, free from hunger and desperation, free from greedy leaders who cast the poor in chains of lies and deceit, free from husbands and wives betraying those who love them the most, free from brokenhearted children thrown by the wayside by selfish parents, free from the evil that pillages every soul on the face of the earth–this is the good news; this is the gospel of the kingdom of God.

This is the good news that will fill the earth when Christ comes back and sits down on the throne of our invisible Father. And His sons and daughters will be sitting alongside Him there, awaiting orders to be dispatched out into the ravished earth to rebuild and restore what the satanic forces wasted.

This is the very first thing we should seek for in God. He says, Seek and ye shall find. Seek what? “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,” and everything else will be added to you.

This wonderful vision of His government actually coming to earth along with its 1,000 years of peace with the Prince of Peace in charge–this is what we are to seek for. This is the gospel; this is the good news.   Kenneth Wayne Hancock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Great Last Day Move of God–When Will the Sons of God Appear on the Scene?

When God grants immortality to His sons and they go out and heal the sick and raise the dead and do the greater works that Christ promised that they would do–when this happens, it will be the greatest move of God the world has ever experienced. But when will this take place? What has to happen first?

In Biblical history, every great move of God is preceded by a catastrophe suffered by His people. The Bible is full of stories of God’s chosen people who at first are prosperous by  being blessed by their Creator. Then they turn from their Father and begin to serve other gods and disobey the laws that He has set down for their good.

God then allows His people to be conquered by an idolatrous nation that enslaves them. They are robbed and pillaged of their livelihood and heritage. When they hit bottom and finally have had enough of this destitution, they remember God, the great God of their childhood and their fathers, and they cry unto Him for deliverance.

It is only then that God hears their cries and calls out a savior (with a little “s”). This scenario has been played out time and again in the scriptures. God calls one of His few faithful out and empowers him to do the mighty works needed for delivering His people.

As the psalmist said, “Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron; because they rebelled against the words of God…therefore He brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help. Then they cried unto the LORD (Yahweh) in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of darkness…” (Psalm 107: 10-14).

We see this over again in the life experiences of the patriarch Joseph, the call of Moses, Gideon’s 300, Samuel and all the judges, and Elijah and Elisha, to name a few.

We are headed down the same road now

Before a great move of God we see this play out. And these things are happening now–with us. “Now all these things happened unto them for examples and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come” (I Cor. 10: 11).

Why would the last end time generation–us, my brothers and sisters–why would we need to be admonished by God through the history of His chosen people? Why did God have his prophets meticulously write down how His children strayed and how they were saved?

Could it be that God’s people have strayed from Him once again and have  cleaved unto a false way?

We see the U.S.A., Canada, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and most westernized countries all declining economically. The U.S. dollar is being debased at an alarming rate.  The U.S. government has borrowed 17.5 trillion from the privately owned corporation known as the Federal Reserve Bank–a staggering national debt. The Fed is creating 80 billion dollars a month out of thin air, inflating the currency. It will soon be worthless, for the lenders will soon not want the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. When the dollar is rejected, then the charade will be over. Experts are saying that it will crash along with all the world’s fiat currencies that are tied to the dollar.

Many are predicting this to happen soon. And the crash of the dollar will be a disaster for the West. “The borrower is servant (slave) to the lender.” We have been enslaved to the international bankers, and the great middle class of the U.S. and Western Europe will be brought very low on the economic ladder. When the dollar crashes and is rejected by the world as its reserve currency, then all those dollars will come flooding back to our shores causing hyperinflation. Savings, retirement accounts, and fortunes will be lost, and the Western nations will become impoverished because of it. Only the owners of gold and silver will be spared.

But this scenario should not come as a surprise to any student of the Bible. God’s people were always conquered by nations antagonistic towards Yahweh. They would suffer to the breaking point, and then they would cry out to God. And He would hear and call out a man of God.

Normalcy Bias

But this can’t happen to us, most will say, not aware that their normalcy bias is rearing its head out of the sand for a moment. Humans are inclined to believe that “all things will continue” the way they have for hundreds of years. Humans tend to believe that all things will remain normal, and anything abnormal, like the crash of the dollar, well, just cannot happen. Maybe it is just wishful thinking on their part. But the fact is that the abnormal happens to individuals, cities,  countries, and whole continents. Countless currencies have collapsed down through history because of excessive borrowing. And it will happen again to the U.S. currency. God’s children once again will be the slaves of cruel taskmasters as they were during Biblical times. This time it will not be with the sword, but with the pen, or rather the computer.

There is a reaping for the sins of our nations. And no safety net will spare us from the catastrophe. Of course, we would have written the end time story with us using a get-out-of-jail-free card, good for a ticket on the Escape Train. However, God is allowing this economic crash to happen that He may bring to pass the “manifestation of the sons of God.” The elect sons and daughters will endure much suffering along with the rest of His people in order to forge a special Sword of the Spirit in their hearts. They will assemble into His army as in the Bible stories of old, and God will raise them up to deliver His people. It is written in prophecy over and over.

But many Bible teachers are critics of this scenario and say that we will not have to reap the whirlwind of catastrophe. They say that God will provide a way out of all this misery. They say that no saviors and deliverers are coming. That Christ is the only Savior and that He is coming back and it could be tonight.

He’s Coming Back in a Body of Many Sons

Christ is coming back, all right, but He won’t be by Himself. He is the Head of His body, and His followers are the various members of the spiritual body of Christ, which is His church. His many membered body are the “saviours [that]shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau.” When?  It is that time when “the kingdom shall be the LORD’S” (Obadiah 17-21). That is as “end time” as you can get. These “saviours” are His elect, the immortal ones, the sons of God, who will do the “greater works” that Christ promised.    Kenneth Wayne Hancock           [ Immortality Road is a blog for all seekers in all spiritual growths–“children, young men, and fathers.” The articles found here are especially for those who are answering the high calling of becoming a part of the “manifestation of the sons of God.”  You can get on Immortality Road  here: http://ImmortalityRoad.wordpress.com ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No Rapture–Further Proof

Many Christians feel that, well, God would just not allow His true people to go through the Great Tribulation Period.  God would just not let us suffer like that because He loves us.

Many reason that God is too merciful and through Christ’s sacrifice we have been redeemed.  So God would not allow His Christians of the modern era be killed during Tribulation and waste, as it were, His redemptive work in us.

God did say, “I change not…I am the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Mal. 3: 6; Heb. 13: 8).  So we need to find out what He has done in the past; that will be the key to gain understanding about this mystery.

He also said, “My thoughts are not your thoughts; neither are your ways my ways” (Isa. 55: 8).  Man thinks with man’s wisdom.  But God’s ways are grounded in precedent that He has laid out throughout history, telling “the end from the beginning.”  We all need to get this one thing: God is sovereign and will do things His way, not how we would do it. “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” (Prov. 14: 12). It seems right that God would not let His followers suffer through the tribulation period. But that is man’s thinking.

I recently had a comment supporting the rapture.  It was well reasoned and articulated.  In it the reader said, “God couldn’t protect them all [Christians during the Tribulation] AND fulfill what has been prophesied.” I disagree in that “with God all things are possible.” God can do with us whatever He chooses to do

He also said that “God has always removed his own from places that would receive his judgmentl.” I replied, “Where does it say that?” In fact, the scriptures reveal just the opposite.

Before the Great Tribulation Period begins, God induces the 7 year tribulation by first opening the seals of the book that contains the Great Tribulation Period in its pages. These seals include the world wars, calamity of nations, famine, and Death [seals 1-4]. To think that these God ordained catastrophes, which are the seals of the end time book opened by Jesus Himself–did not include true Christians is not thinking this thing through. I know that of the 500,000 American dead in World War II, there were several thousand American Christians who were killed.  And that was just one war since Christ started opening the seals–His doing.

Look at the fifth seal in Rev. 6: 9-11: the souls of Christians killed are crying, Revenge us. And they are told to wait until their fellow Christians that should be killed should be fulfilled. Should be killed?

And what about the sixth seal–the mother of all natural disasters–great earthquake, “stars of heaven” falling into the earth [asteroids, meteorites], the “kings of the earth and the great men” say to the mountains, Fall on us and hide us from the face of him that sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb: for the great day of His wrath is come…” (6:15-17).

Christ even alludes to this time of the opening of the sixth seal when He spoke to those women, mourning for Him because of the imminent  death by crucifixion.  “Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.”  Why? Because of the hardships on the little children brought on by the sixth seal.  “For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren…”  For the barren women won’t have children that will suffer through tribulation.  “Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us” (Luke 23:  28-30).  These are the exact words used by the “rich men” in Rev. 6 when earth wide disaster hits.  And He said that to His followers!

So God’s wrath has already started; it is all His doing and His followers are still on the earth. With all of these seals opening, Christians unfortunately may be killed.  But for us, “to die is gain.” And this is just the preview of the trumpets and vials to come during the actual 7 year Tribulation.

Moreover, Christ is speaking directly about the Great Tribulation Period in Matt. 24. At the time of the abomination of desolation, “there shall be great tribulation…and except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake, those days shall be shortened” (Matt. 24: 15, 21-22). We are talking about the real flesh bodies of the elect of God, perishing right along with the rest of humanity except that God would intervene and cut the wrath time short.

Historical Proof

Furthermore, here is biblical historical proof that God’s followers perish along with the unrighteous–done by God’s own hand: God is warning Jerusalem through Ezekiel. “Behold, I am against thee, and will draw out my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked…against all flesh…” (21: 2-4). What was Yahweh’s sword? The Babylonian army. “…That the sword of the king of Babylon may come” (v. 19). At the time of the fall of Jerusalem about 600 B.C., God still had “7,000 that had not bowed the knee to Baal,” and some of them perished by the sword of the LORD–Babylonia.

So we see that Christians have been and may be slain through God’s auspices; He is sovereign and can do His plan exactly the way He wants to. Perhaps this is what it means when it says, “You gave us up to be devoured like sheep and have scattered us among the nations…You have made us a reproach to our neighbors, the scorn and derision of those around us…All this happened to us, though we had not forgotten you or been false to your covenant” (Psm 44: 11, 13, 17, NIV). And, yet, “as it is written, for thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter” (Rom 8:36).

God is sovereign, and His way of doing things is not our way.  He has His reasons why His followers will not be raptured, why no one will be raptured–a concept foreign to the early church apostles and fathers–a concept literally born in a dream by a woman in the 19th Century.

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