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The Kingdom II

The purpose of this study is to address several theological arguments about the Kingdom of Elohim, the main focus will be on the existence of the Kingdom in this age, however we will also answer the following questions:

  • What and where is the Kingdom?
  • When is the Kingdom going to come?
  • Who inherits the Kingdom?
  • Who is promised to work in the Kingdom?
  • What are the steps to ushering in the Kingdom?
  • What is the difference between the Kingdom of Elohim and the Kingdom of heaven?

What we will discover is that many religious leaders are teaching and practicing there own interpretations and traditions, however in this study we will let the scripture speak for itself as we answer these questions.

    Being asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of Elohim would come, he answered them, "The Kingdom of Elohim doesn’t come with observation; neither will they say, ’Look, here!’ or, ’Look, there!’ for behold, the Kingdom of Elohim is in your midst." (Luke 17:20-21 RNWEB)

In part one of this study we learned that the first step to being able to enter the Kingdom is to receive the message or word of the Kingdom. The message of the Kingdom is supposed to be illustrated and expressed by the sons of the covenant, because there the ones that were given the keys to the Kingdom.

    "But woe to you hypocritical Torah-teachers and Pharisees! For you are shutting the Kingdom of Heaven in people’s faces, neither entering yourselves nor allowing those who wish to enter to do so. (Matthew 23:13 CJB)

People who should have understood how to enter the Kingdom of Elohim were being deceived and prohibited by the teachers who were hypocrites, which were keeping people from entering by teaching them traditions. The Kingdom is predicated on YAH’s code of ethics, not any type of civil, social, or ecclesiastical policy made up by religious leaders as they deemed necessary to govern affairs that were taking place in the assemblies. These leaders were turning people away from the Theocracy that is given in the first five books of the bible, however Yahshua came to reintroduce everyone to the original laws and precepts and free them from the traditions of men.

    Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seats in the synagogues, and the greetings in the marketplaces. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like hidden graves, and the men who walk over them don’t know it." (Luke 11:43-44 RNWEB)

The comparison was being made to the grave because under the law you were defiled if you walked over a grave, so if the grave is unmarked or hidden someone could transgress the law without knowing it. You don’t go near a grave unless your going to put a body in it, because it represents uncleanness. The Pharisees and scribes had cloaked themselves in a veil of righteousness, however they were really unclean.

    from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zekharyah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary.’ Yes, I tell you, it will be required of this generation. Woe to you Torah scholars! For you took away the key of knowledge. You didn’t enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in, you hindered." (Luke 11:51-52 RNWEB)
    When Yahshua came into Peterr-Nachum, a centurion came to him, asking him, and saying, "Master, my servant lies in the house paralyzed, grievously tormented." Yahshua said to him, "I will come and heal him." The centurion answered, "Master, I’m not worthy for you to come under my roof. Just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I am also a man under authority, having under myself soldiers. I tell this one, ’Go,’ and he goes; and tell another, ’Come,’ and he comes; and tell my servant, ’Do this,’ and he does it." When Yahshua heard it, he marveled, and said to those who followed, "Most certainly I tell you, I haven’t found so great a faith, not even in Yisra’el. (Matthew 8:5-10 RNWEB)
    I tell you that many will come from the east and the west, and will sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Kingdom of Heaven, but the children of the Kingdom will be thrown out into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 8:11-12 RNWEB)

Many shall come from the East and the West to sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob but the Children of the Kingdom of Yisrael will be cast into outer darkness. This was said by Yahshua right after he had said I have not seen so great faith in all Yisrael, comparing Yisrael’s faith to the gentiles.

    "Hear another parable. There was a man who was a master of a household, who planted a vineyard, set a hedge about it, dug a winepress in it, built a tower, leased it out to farmers, and went into another country. When the season for the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, to receive his fruit. The farmers took his servants, beat one, killed another, and stoned another. (Matthew 21:33-35 RNWEB)

The Pharisees and the sons of Yisrael are the workers of the vineyard. The vineyard is the entire Earth starting with the master vineyard which is the house of Yisrael spreading its vines throughout the Earth. The sons of Yisrael were supposed to gather the clusters, however they ended up being removed from the vineyard.

In this parable there is someone who actually owns the farm, however it’s being leased out to tenant farmers to work the field. The tenant farmers represent the sons of Yisrael. The servants sent to the farmers were the prophets that the sons of Yisrael killed.

    Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they treated them the same way. But afterward he sent to them his son, saying, ’They will respect my son.’ But the farmers, when they saw the son, said among themselves, ’This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him, and seize his inheritance.’ (Matthew 21:36-38 RNWEB)

Yahshua is referring to himself when he says the son was sent.

    So they took him, and threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. (Matthew 21:39 RNWEB)

This is exactly what the Sadducees and Pharisees did when they delivered up Yahshua to be crucified.

    When therefore the master of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers?" They told him, "He will miserably destroy those miserable men, and will lease out the vineyard to other farmers, who will give him the fruit in its season." (Matthew 21:40-41 RNWEB)

Elohim cast out the sons of Yisrael who were called to be the workers of the covenant, these were the ones that were supposed to bring the word of Elohim to the world, however there position was given to the gentiles, because the sons of Yisrael were not producing fruit.

    Yahshua said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures, ’The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner. This was from YAH. It is marvelous in our eyes?’ "Therefore I tell you, the Kingdom of Elohim will be taken away from you, and will be given to a nation bringing forth its fruit. He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but on whoever it will fall, it will scatter him as dust." (Matthew 21:42-44 RNWEB)

Yahshua was telling Yisrael to repent. If they would turn to him they would be humbled, however if he has to come to them, they will be destroyed.

    When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke about them. When they sought to seize him, they feared the multitudes, because they considered him to be a prophet. (Matthew 21:45-46 RNWEB)
    But they, passing on from Perga, came to Antioch of Pisidia. They went into the synagogue on the day of Sabbath, and sat down. After the reading of the Torah and the Prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, "Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, speak." (Acts 13:14-15 RNWEB)
    So when the Hebrews went out of the synagogue, the Gentiles begged that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath. (Acts 13:42 RNWEB)

The Gentiles wanted to hear the word, they were zealous. Even today Gentiles have a great zeal for what they believe and seek after, unfortunately they are not capable of discerning sound doctrine, though they build and support huge facilities to get out there doctrine.

    Now when the synagogue broke up, many of the Hebrews and of the devout proselytes followed Sha’ul and Barnabas; who, speaking to them, urged them to continue in the grace of Elohim. The next Sabbath almost the whole city was gathered together to hear the word of Elohim. But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things which were spoken by Sha’ul, and blasphemed. Sha’ul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, and said, "It was necessary that Elohim’s word should be spoken to you first.Since indeed you thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles. (Acts 13:43-46 RNWEB)

The religous leaders were Jealous of the crowds that Sha’ul and Barnabas were drawing and literally caused a scene because of their arrogance and foolishness, so Sha’ul said since you by your actions judge yourself unworthy of eternal life we will turn to the Gentiles.

    For so has YAH commanded us, saying, ’I have set you as a light for the Gentiles, that you should bring salvation to the uttermost parts of the earth.’" As the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of Elohim. As many as were appointed to eternal life believed. YAH’s word was spread abroad throughout all the region. But the Jews stirred up the devout and prominent women and the chief men of the city, and stirred up a persecution against Sha’ul and Barnabas, and threw them out of their borders. But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came to Iconium. The disciples were filled with joy with the Holy Spirit. (Acts 13:47-52 RNWEB)
    It happened in Iconium that they entered together into the Jewish synagogue, and so spoke that a great multitude both of Jews and of Greeks believed. (Acts 14:1 RNWEB)

We see that the Synagogues were mixed with Hebrews and Gentiles that came together on the Sabbath. The facilitators were Hebrews because they were the sons of the covenant. They are the ones who held the license to work in the vineyard.

    But the disbelieving Jews stirred up and embittered the souls of the Gentiles against the brothers. (Acts 14:2 RNWEB)
    Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. Sha’ul, as was his custom, went in to them, and for three Sabbath days reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and demonstrating that the Anointed had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, "This Yahshua, whom I proclaim to you, is the Anointed." Some of them were persuaded, and joined Sha’ul and Sila, of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and not a few of the chief women. (Acts 17:1-4 RNWEB)
    The brothers immediately sent Sha’ul and Sila away by night to Beroea. When they arrived, they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these were more noble [fair minded] than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. Many of them therefore believed; also of the prominent Greek women, and not a few menBut when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of Elohim was proclaimed by Sha’ul at Beroea also, they came there likewise, agitating the multitudes. (Acts 17:10-13 RNWEB)

We’re seeing a pattern, every time the Jews heard about Sha’ul speaking to both the Hebrews and Gentiles they came to agitate the crowds. This is why Yahshua said the Jews would be driven from the field and it would be given to others that would bear fruit. Remember this parable was specifically talking about teaching the way to enter the Kingdom of Elohim throughout the earth.

    After these things Sha’ul departed from Athens, and came to Korint. He found a certain Jew named Aquila, a man of Pontus by race, who had recently come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome. He came to them, and because he practiced the same trade, he lived with them and worked, for by trade they were tent makers. He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks. But when Sila and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Sha’ul was compelled by the Spirit, testifying to the Jews that Yahshua was the Anointed. When they opposed him and blasphemed, he shook out his clothing and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on, I will go to the Gentiles!" (Acts 18:1-6 RNWEB)
    When they had appointed him a day, many people came to him at his lodging. He explained to them, testifying about the Kingdom of Elohim, and persuading them concerning Yahshua, both from the Torah of Moshe and from the prophets, from morning until evening. Some believed the things which were spoken, and some disbelieved. When they didn’t agree among themselves, they departed after Sha’ul had spoken one word, "The Holy Spirit spoke rightly through Isaiah, the prophet, to our fathers, saying, ’Go to this people, and say, in hearing, you will hear, but will in no way understand. In seeing, you will see, but will in no way perceive. For this people’s heart has grown callous. Their ears are dull of hearing. Their eyes they have closed. Lest they should see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and would turn again, and I would heal them.’ (Acts 28:23-27 RNWEB)

A listener of the truth, must see, hear, and understand before conversion can happen.

    "Be it known therefore to you, that the salvation of Elohim is sent to the nations. They will also listen." (Acts 28:28 RNWEB)

The salvation of Elohim is being sent to the nations [Gentiles] and it says they will listen, not might listen, this was prophesied by Ezekiel.

    Then what advantage does the Jew have? Or what is the profit of circumcision? Much in every way! Because first of all, they were entrusted with the oracles of Elohim. (Romans 3:1-2 RNWEB)

The oracles of Elohim were committed to the Jews, that’s why they were the prime workers in the vineyard. Yahshua said this would be taken away from them because they were corrupting the people. They refused to labor according to the theocratic processes the Most High had established.

    I tell the truth in the Anointed. I am not lying, my conscience testifying with me in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and unceasing pain in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed from the Anointed for my brothers’ sake, my relatives according to the flesh, who are Yisra’eli’s; whose is the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service, and the promises; (Romans 9:1-4 RNWEB)

Yisraelite’s were the only ones adopted into the family of Elohim, they were given the glory for the battles Elohim fought on their behalf, they were part of the covenant made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, then the Sinaitic covenant, Davidic covenant, and finally the New covenant that was to be specifically with the house of Yisrael and the house of Judah, the giving of the law was committed to them to teach all who would listen, the service and the promises were there’s.

The Most High is interested in those who will come in and do the work. When you come into the covenant, not only will you be bound to that covenant but you will also be led to speak the words of the covenant. The words of the covenant provide clear instructions on how to enter the Kingdom of Elohim.

    In that hour the disciples came to Yahshua, saying, "Who then is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?" Yahshua called a little child to himself, and set him in the midst of them, and said, "Most certainly I tell you, unless you turn, and become as little children, you will in no way enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. (Matthew 18:1-3 RNWEB)

Children are impressionable and they observe and mimic those they look up to. For us to become as little children we need to humble ourselves and be very attentive, observant, and impressionable of the word of Elohim. We must be constantly learning and asking questions to gain understanding so we can properly apply his word.

    Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. (Matthew 18:4 RNWEB)

We need to walk with humility not pride, a proud person does not have a teachable spirit, we’re not just talking about learning the knowledge but also understanding it and having the urgency of application which brings transformation.

    Whoever receives one such little child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him that a huge millstone should be hung around his neck, and that he should be sunk in the depths of the sea. (Matthew 18:5-6 RNWEB)

The little child represents a new convert, someone converting to the Sinaitic system to enter the Kingdom.

    Then little children were brought to him, that he should lay his hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. But Yahshua said, "Allow the little children, and don’t forbid them to come to me; for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to ones like these." (Matthew 19:13-14 RNWEB)

The doctrine of child baptism was derived from this scripture and others, however there is no scriptural foundation for child immersion, those being purified must have a full understanding of the covenant they are partaking of, and be at an age of accountability.

    Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nakdimon, a ruler of the Hebrews. The same came to him by night, and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from Elohim, for no one can do these signs that you do, unless Elohim is with him." Yahshua answered him, "Most certainly, I tell you, unless one is born anew, he can’t see the Kingdom of Elohim." Nakdimon said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?" Yahshua answered, "Most certainly I tell you, unless one is born of water and spirit, he can’t enter into the Kingdom of Elohim! (John 3:1-5 RNWEB)

In order to enter the Kingdom we need to be born of both water and Spirit.

    That which is born of the flesh is flesh. That which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Don’t marvel that I said to you, ’You must be born anew.’ The wind blows where it wants to, and you hear its sound, but don’t know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." (John 3:6-8 RNWEB)

Born of Water

    Husbands, love your wives, even as the Anointed also loved the assembly, and gave himself up for it; that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word, (Ephesians 5:25-26 RNWEB)

We are washed by the word and washed by water.

    who before were disobedient, when Elohim waited patiently in the days of Noah, while the ark was being built. In it, few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water. (1 Peter 3:20 RNWEB)

Elohim purified the Earth though water, he could have done the same by fire, however he used water and chose Noah’s family, eight souls that he told to build and ark so they could be saved by water.

    This is a symbol of immersion, which now saves you--not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward Elohim, through the resurrection of Yahshua the Anointed, who is at the right hand of Elohim, having gone into heaven, angels and authorities and powers being made subject to him. (1 Peter 3:21-22 RNWEB)

Were purified by water, not just to cleanse ourselves, but to a good conscience toward Elohim. To show him we are repentant and remorseful of all the things we have said and done that trespassed his code of ethics, and were now accepting his grace that was provided so we can enter his covenant and receive eternal life. The covenant is the instructions on how to enter the Kingdom of Elohim.

The word proceeds the water, the water or purification should change our conscience toward Elohim and those around us, we need to be careful because we can’t be purified more than once, so if we should sin after coming into the knowledge of truth all that is left is a fierce anticipation of judgment.

    We know that Elohim doesn’t listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshipper of Elohim, and does his will, he listens to him. (John 9:31 RNWEB)

There are those who sin and those that are sinners, a sinner practices sin as part of their nature, one who sins does it in ignorance or from there own infirmity.

    Since the world began it has never been heard of that anyone opened the eyes of someone born blind. If this man were not from Elohim, he could do nothing." They answered him, "You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us?" They threw him out. Yahshua heard that they had thrown him out, and finding him, he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Elohim?" He answered, "Who is he, Master, that I may believe in him?" Yahshua said to him, "You have both seen him, and it is he who speaks with you." He said, "Master, I believe!" and he reverenced him. Yahshua said, "I came into this world for judgment, that those who don’t see may see; and that those who see may become blind." (John 9:32-39 RNWEB)

Yahshua came to help us through judgment since it’s unavoidable. Remember the scripture says the Kingdom does not come by observation, but it’s in our midst. Yahshua came to help those that don’t understand, to understand, and to show those who think they understand they don’t know nothing. This is the reason Yochanan said that the law came by Moshe but grace and truth came by Yahshua the Anointed.

    Those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and said to him, "Are we also blind?" Yahshua said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ’We see.’ Therefore your sin remains. (John 9:40-41 RNWEB)

If you can’t see, or don’t understand, you are ignorant to sin, however if your eyes are open to righteousness then your sin remains.

    "I am the true vine, and my Father is the farmer. Every branch in me that doesn’t bear fruit, he takes away. Every branch that bears fruit, he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already pruned clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. (John 15:1-3 RNWEB)

Sha’ul said in Ephesians were sanctified by the washing of water by the word, Yahshua said no one can enter the Kingdom unless they are born of water and spirit, however what proceeds both is the word. Yochanan the purifier was the first to introduce us to the message of the Kingdom, then Yahshua continued with the message of the Kingdom. We must understand and follow the process to reach the Theocratic Kingdom were all laboring to enter.

    If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have had sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. (John 15:22 RNWEB)

The law provides for mercy when there is ignorance, so if we break the law and don’t know it the Most High will show mercy, however once we’re made aware of the truth we can no longer claim ignorance.

    It is the spirit who gives life. The flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and are life. (John 6:63 RNWEB)

The words are spirit and they make us alive, however this is not the spirit that Yahshua was talking about with Nakdimon when he said you must be born of Spirit, this is the word that everyone has to receive before they are purified in water. Then after purification we seek to enter the Kingdom.

Born of Spirit

    Because the Anointed also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring you to Elohim; being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; (1 Peter 3:18 RNWEB)

When Yahshua was resurrected by the spirit he was made an immortal, remember what he said to Nakdimon, no man can enter the Kingdom of Elohim except he be born of water and spirit. For what is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit.

    But if the Spirit of him who raised up Yahshua from the dead dwells in you, he who raised up the Anointed Yahshua from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. (Romans 8:11 RNWEB)
    Some of the Sadducees came to him, those who deny that there is a resurrection. They asked him, "Rabbi, Moshe wrote to us that if a man’s brother dies having a wife, and he is childless, his brother should take the wife, and raise up children for his brother. There were therefore seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died childless. The second took her as wife, and he died childless. The third took her, and likewise the seven all left no children, and died. Afterward the woman also died. Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them will she be? For the seven had her as a wife." Yahshua said to them, "The children of this age marry, and are given in marriage. But those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage. For they can’t die any more, for they are like the angels, and are children of Elohim, being children of the resurrection. (Luke 20:27-36 RNWEB)

To be born of the Spirit we have to be resurrected from the dead, becoming children of the resurrection. The process of being born again has nothing to do with receiving the Holy spirit or some type of change that occurs while we’re alive, as many teach in Christendom. Remember we already showed that Yahshua associated entering the Kingdom with eternal life.

    But someone will say, "How are the dead raised?" and, "With what kind of body do they come?" You foolish one, that which you yourself sow is not made alive unless it dies. (1 Corinthians 15:35-36 RNWEB)

We must die and be born again literally.

    So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body and there is also a spiritual body. (1 Corinthians 15:42-44 RNWEB)

There is a natural body and a spiritual body, that which is born of flesh is flesh, that which is born of spirit is spirit. To enter the covenant we must first receive the word, then be purified by full water immersion in the name of Yahshua the Anointed. In other words be born of water, then when the body dies, and if we have kept the code of ethics of the Most High, the spirit will raise us up to be one of the children of the resurrection, born of the spirit. Yahshua was the first one, remember the scriptures say he was the first begotten of many brethren.

    So also it is written, "The first man, Adam, became a living soul." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. However that which is spiritual isn’t first, but that which is natural, then that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, made of dust. The second man is the Master from heaven. As is the one made of dust, such are those who are also made of dust; and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. As we have borne the image of those made of dust, let’s also bear the image of the heavenly. Now I say this, brothers, that flesh and blood can’t inherit the Kingdom of Elohim; neither does corruption inherit incorruption. (1 Corinthians 15:45-50 RNWEB)

If were already in the Kingdom of Elohim like many religious leaders are teaching, then we would no longer be flesh and blood. We have already reviewed the process to receive a spiritual body and it’s obvious this has not occurred.

Yahshua told us what his job was when he made his ministries inaugural address, and the first step to receiving the Kingdom was to receive the message of the Kingdom.

    He came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. He entered, as was his custom, into the synagogue on the day of Sabbath, and stood up to read. The book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. He opened the book, and found the place where it was written, "The Spirit of YAH is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim release to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to deliver those who are oppressed, and to proclaim the acceptable year of YAH." He closed the book, gave it back to the shammash, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him. He began to tell them, "Today, this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing." (Luke 4:16-21 RNWEB)

Yahshua gave his inaugural speech and then went out to preach the Kingdom.

    Then Peter answered, "Behold, we have left everything, and followed you. What then will we have?" Yahshua said to them, "Most certainly I tell you that you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on the throne of his glory, you also will sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Yisra’el. (Matthew 19:27-28 RNWEB)
    I confer on you a kingdom, even as my Father conferred on me, that you may eat and drink at my table in my Kingdom. You will sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Yisra’el." (Luke 22:29-30 RNWEB)
    But I tell you that I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on, until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father’s Kingdom." (Matthew 26:29 RNWEB)
    Most certainly I tell you, there are some standing here who will in no way taste of death, until they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom." (Matthew 16:28 RNWEB)
    He said to them, "Most certainly I tell you, there are some standing here who will in no way taste death until they see the Kingdom of Elohim come with power." (Mark 9:1 RNWEB)

He is talking to the Apostles and what he’s going to do is show some of the twelve the Kingdom.

    After six days Yahshua took with him Peter, Jacob, and Yochanan, and brought them up onto a high mountain privately by themselves, and he was changed into another form in front of them. (Mark 9:2 RNWEB)

We have three of the twelve present and he’s showing them a vision where he changed into another form, giving them a glimpse of what it will be like in the Kingdom.

    His clothing became glistening, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them. (Mark 9:3 RNWEB)

Look at the type of people who are going to enter the Kingdom, there going to be pure, and we don’t want to fool ourselves into thinking we’re ready and fall short. We have to do what the Most High requires us to do, and not what we want to do.

    Eliyahu and Moshe appeared to them, and they were talking with Yahshua. (Mark 9:4 RNWEB)

Eliyahu represent the faith of the prophets and Moshe represents the law giver. The law and faith are the two components we want to remember.

    Here is the patience of the holy ones, those who keep the commandments of Elohim, and the faith of Yahshua." (Revelation 14:12 RNWEB)

There are two requirements to be counted among the righteous, keeping the commandments (Law) and the faith of Yahshua.

    When he had gone out, Yahshua said, "Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and Elohim has been glorified in him. If Elohim has been glorified in him, Elohim will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him immediately. Little children, I will be with you a little while longer. You will seek me, and as I said to the Hebrews, ’Where I am going, you can’t come,’ so now I tell you. A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, just like I have loved you; that you also love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." Simon Peter said to him, "Master, where are you going?" Yahshua answered, "Where I am going, you can’t follow now, but you will follow afterwards." (John 13:31-36 RNWEB)

We can’t go where he goes but we shall follow afterwards, lets see what this is talking about.

    "Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in Elohim. Believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many places to live. If it weren’t so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will receive you to myself; that where I am, you may be there also. (John 14:1-3 RNWEB)

Yahshua said he is going to come for us, were not going to him, remember the prayer "our father who art in heaven hollowed, be thy name, thy kingdom come, your will be done on Earth as it is in heaven." The Kingdom of heaven will come to earth, the first step was to give the message of the Kingdom.

    Blessed are you by YAH, who made heaven and earth. The heavens are the heavens of YAH; but the earth has he given to the children of men. (Psalms 115:15-16 RNWEB)

 

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