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   The King   The King's Authority   People of the Kingdom   Entrance into Kingdom
  
   Some principles of Kingdom   The Future Kingdom


* The spiritual Kingdom of God here on earth consists of the universal church, called the body of Christ, which is made up of all born again believers, from all over the world. We are the family of God, his children by faith in Jesus Christ, called sons and daughters, joint-heirs with Jesus Christ.

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A.  His children

ROMANS 8:16   The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

GALATIANS 3:26   For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

GALATIANS 4:6   And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

PHILIPPIANS 2:15   That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

1 JOHN 3:1-2   Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2.  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

2 CORINTHIANS 6:17-18   Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
18.  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

B.  Heirs of God

ROMANS 8:17   And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

GALATIANS 3:29   And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

TITUS 3:7   That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

1 PETER 1:4   To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

C.  Blessed

EPHESIANS 1:3   Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

* Itís never wrong to speak about yourself, in light of Godís word; but just saying what Godís word says, doesnít necessarily bring the blessing into a Christians life. There are certain principles that must be in operation, such as prayer, faith, and love, to name a few.
The Bible says to seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added unto you ( Matthew 6:33 ). The things of God must be first, in ones life. The blessings are in Christ, in other words; everything that God did and accomplish in Jesus Christ, was for our benefit.



  a.  Some of the blessings in the book of Ephesians

     1. adoption as children  1:5
     2. accepted in the beloved  1:6
     3. redemption through his blood  1:7
     4.  sealed with the Holy Ghost  1:13
     5.  seated in heavenly places  2:6
     6.  by grace we are saved through faith  2:8-9
     7.  brought close to God by the blood of Jesus Christ  2:13
     8.  one family in Christ  2:15-19
     9. unsearchable riches of Christ  3:8
   10.  armor of God  6:11-18

B.  Delivered from the fear of death

      HEBREWS 2:14-15   Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and  
      blood, he also himself  
      likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the
      power of death, that is, the devil;
      15.  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to
      bondage.

 C.  At death, Christians go to heaven

      2 CORINTHIANS 5:1-2, 6-8  For we know that if our earthly house of this    
      tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with
      hands, eternal in the heavens.
      2.  For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which
      is from heaven:
      6.  Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the
      body, we are absent from the Lord:
      7.  (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
      8.  We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to
      be present with the Lord.

      PHILIPPIANS 1:21-22   For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
      22.  But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I
      wot not.
      23.  For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ;
      which is far better:
      24.  Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

      LUKE 23:43   And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be
      with me in paradise.

  D.  The resurrection of our bodies

      1 CORINTHIANS 15:51-53   Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep,
      but we shall all be changed,
      52.  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall  
      sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
      53.  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on
      immortality.

      1 THESSALONIANS 4:16.  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a
      shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in  
      Christ shall rise first:  ( see 4:13-18 )
 

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