Date: 28 May 2023
Speaker: Kobus Swart
Two thousand years ago, the Pharisees asked Jesus when the Kingdom of God was coming. This question is currently coming from a growing number of people, in the light of the news of wars, famines and earthquakes…. Many people around the world want to know WHEN the “end” will come.
In this teaching, we look at how Jesus explained how and when the end shall come. He said that the Gospel of the Kingdom shall be proclaimed for a witness to all the world, and THEN the end shall come. When we take a deeper look at the true meaning of the Kingdom, we will get a better understanding of what Jesus meant.
What will help us, is also to understand the meaning of RECONCILIATION! Jesus, who knew no sin, became sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. God has in Christ reconciled the Cosmos to Himself, and He has committed to us the ministry of reconciliation! The Kingdom of God – which manifests in righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit – is IN us! This is what the world is waiting to hear and experience – the gospel (good news) of the Kingdom! Jesus said, that to the church that He is building, He will give the keys of the Kingdom of heaven.