The Great Image—Daniel’s Prophecy of the Kingdom

“This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof…” (Daniel 2:36). Thus spake the prophet Daniel to King Nebuchadnezzar, who ruled in power and strength over the Babylonian empire — the greatest, earthly empire of all time. The king was troubled by a dream he couldn’t remember. Through the inspiration of God, Daniel revealed the secret of the dream and its meaning.

The king had dreamed of a great image of a man standing before him. The head was of gold, the arms and breasts of silver, the belly and thighs of brass, the legs of iron, and the feet were a mixture of iron and clay. Daniel explained that the image represented a succession of four universal kingdoms.Read more

A Citizen in the Kingdom of God

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).

It is with thanksgiving that I worked on this issue of The Gospel Truth. I have walked through some of the lowest valleys of my life the last few months. While I am not completely out of the valley, God has given me the strength and fortitude to work on this publication – which I was incapable of doing a month ago. Through it all, the Lord has been with me even in the midnight hours. There were so many times I said, “Jesus, thank you for being my friend.” God has proven His love and power over and over again.Read more

Bible Study – The Kingdom of God

Scripture Reading:

Luke 1:31-33 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Summary:

The Kingdom of God is not an earthly kingdom that will be established in the future but is a spiritual kingdom that is founded in our hearts through Jesus Christ. Read more

The Kingdom of God

The Jews Sought Political Deliverance

The Jewish people, under the power of the Roman government, were looking for the Messiah to come and deliver them politically as a nation when He set up His kingdom. They read the prophets foretelling of a time when the Son of God would reign with authority and there would be peace, healing, and deliverances. Before the disciples received the Holy Spirit, they too asked Christ, “Lord, wilt thou at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6). The Jews, as a people, rejected Christ as the Son of God because their earthly kingdom was not restored. They and many professing Christians are looking for a time in the future when the Messiah will come and set up a kingdom on this earth. That day will never come. The Word of God teaches clearly that the Kingdom of God was established with the first coming of Jesus Christ. People waiting for a future day to come are missing out on the pleasure and joy of the Kingdom of God which is here and now.Read more

Essentials to the Establishment and Existence of a Kingdom

1. A King As the Ruling Head.

Matthew 21:4-5 Behold, thy King cometh unto thee…
Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

2. A Throne From Which the King Issues Decrees.

Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace…Read more