The ‘already, not yet’ kingdom of Jesus Christ

The  ‘already, not yet’ kingdom of Jesus Christ

 

  1. Already a Kingdom in which the King has accomplished redemption through his death and resurrection; not yet a kingdom in which redemption is consummately applied to all things.
  2. Already a Kingdom which one sees and enters through repentance and faith; not yet a kingdom which one sees with the physical eye.
  3. Already a spiritual kingdom in which the King rules over the hearts and lives of his subjects, not yet, a geo-political kingdom in which all  the universe is in subjection to His righteous rule.
  4. Already a kingdom in which the subjects of the King are learning to love one another and live in unity; not yet a kingdom in which the subjects of the King perfectly love one another and live in unity.
  5. Already a kingdom in which its subjects possess a spiritual inheritance; not yet a kingdom in which the subjects are in full enjoyment of the inheritance.
  6. Already a kingdom in which its subjects are granted the New Heavens and Earth; not yet a kingdom in which they possess the New Heavens and Earth.
  7. Already a kingdom which is advancing over the powers of darkness; not yet a kingdom which is fully triumphant over the powers of darkness.
  8. Already a kingdom in which the power of the King over death, disease, and the devil is evident; not yet a kingdom in which death, disease, and the devil are banished forever.
  9. Already a kingdom growing mysteriously and gradually (Matt 13); not yet a kingdom manifested in power and glory.

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