Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Resurrection (7) - Inauguration of the Kingdom

Jesus came to establish the Kingdom of God here on earth, as it is in heaven. The resurrection marked the inauguration of this Kingdom. The Kingdom of God is not something that he will return to establish at the end age. That Kingdom was inaugurated when he was raised from the dead.

The LORD says to my Lord:
"Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet." (Psalm 110:1).
Jesus would sit at the right hand of God until the Holy Spirit and the church has defeated all his enemies. He will then return to receive the completed Kingdom and hand it over to the Father.
Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet (1 Cor 15:24-25).
The resurrection was the great turning point in history. It marked the inauguration of the Kingdom of God here on earth.

For this full series, see the Resurrection.

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