— CHRIST OR CAESAR — But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law Galatians 4:4 He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him 10 with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the … [Read more...]
This teaching stream examines the nature of God’s Government for the world.
The Gospel that Christ and the apostles proclaimed was the Good News of the Kingdom—of the new order of God’s government coming to earth, not in Caesar (i.e. the state), but in Christ. It is not only personal salvation but cosmic—the renovation of the universe. God’s government flows from the spiritual regeneration of the individual and their self-government through to the family, the redeemed community, and to civil government.
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What is the nature of God’s Government for the world? The biblical motif of God’s 'Kingdom' conveys this truth. God’s government invades planet earth through the preaching and teaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, accompanied by supernatural confirmation; as the executive agent of the Godhead, God’s government is “in the Holy Spirit” (Rom 14:17). But what is the core … [Read more...]
And He Shall Soon Crush Satan Under Your Feet At the birth of our Saviour, Christ the Lord, an angel appeared to the shepherds nearby, declaring the good news for all people. And suddenly, in reply, the heavenly host appeared proclaiming in chorus: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.” Luke 2:14 NAS Christ’s birth … [Read more...]
“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” Psalms 8:3-4 Christ’s birth is the consummate divine statement concerning man. When the omnipotent eternal God, the creator of the universe, condescended to the human estate by … [Read more...]
Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32. The global financial system totters. Whole nations declare bankruptcy. Panic strikes the world markets. Political leaders meet late into the night searching for answers that don’t exist. Militant Islam invades through immigration and population growth. Secularism dominates … [Read more...]