Thoughts on the Union before and after the Scottish Independence Referendum
Author: Peter Hennessy
Publisher: Haus Publishing
Category: Political Science
Despite the “No” vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum of September 2014, the issue of potential Scottish secession from the United Kingdom has likely only just begun. The Kingdom to Come is the first book-length look at the consequences and implications of this momentous event. Peter Hennessy discusses the run-up to the Scottish Independence Referendum and its immediate aftermath, as well as the constitutional issues the referendum opened for the entire United Kingdom. This book includes Hennessy’s personal impressions of recent questioning of the Acts of Union that created Great Britain and describes when he, as the top expert on Britain’s unwritten constitution, became an important voice in what might happen next. The Kingdom to Come also offers a valuable examination of the possible agenda for remaking the constitution in both the medium and long term.
Book 1 - A Great Light: (A Young Adult Medieval Christian Fantasy)
Author: Jennifer Ball
Publisher: Revelation Publishing Company
In a kingdom ruled by a powerful monarchy focused on dominion, an opposition develops from the king's own son, Prince Karhiad. Meanwhile, the threat of wickedness from a dark sinister force from the past erupts and bleeds over into the present and future times.
When referring to the timing of Christ's second coming, people will often highlight the fact that no one knows the day or the hour of His return. But what does the bible say about the generation that the grand event would occur in? Testimonies provided by Jesus, the apostles, and the old testament prophets reveal information that may surprise you. The bible is the primary source of reference in this book. If you are waiting for the return of Christ, this is the book for you. The bible encourages us to pray and study so that we will not be left in the dark and unaware of what is to come. This book, will provide you with all of the bible texts that are needed, to understand the messages that Jesus and the apostles left for past generations and for ours. 2 Timothy 2:15 says - Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
How the Kingdom of God Worldview Is the Framework for Understanding the Entire Bible
Author: Alexander M. Billups M Ed
-What did Jesus mean by "Kingdom of God" ? -Where did Demons come from? -What was so special about Adam? -Why do saved people often become "religious"? -What is your real purpose on this earth? -What will Christ do at His return? -How do you use your faith daily? Find the answers to these thought provoking questions and much more in, "The Kingdom that was, and is, and is to come"! Alex Billups makes it so simple to understand the major theme of the Kingdom of God throughout the entire Bible. He then challenges the reader to use their knowledge of the Kingdom to walk together with the Lord in practical ways everyday. Such a fresh and scholarly work provides the insight that Christians need in such troubled times.
Serious students of the Bible sometimes lose sight of the fact that the study and interpretation of Scripture should never be an end in itself. God has given men His Word written for a practical purpose:“That the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (II Tim. 3:17). When a gulf exists between the lecture-room and the pulpit, sterility in the class-room and superficiality in the pulpit often result. The present author has given much attention to the technical study of the Biblical doctrine of the Kingdom of God. No teaching of the New Testament has been more vigorously debated than this. However, the Kingdom of God was the central message of our Lord’s ministry. He “went about all Galilee ... preaching the gospel of the kingdom” (Matt. 4:23). This element of proclamation has often been engulfed in debate and argument. The following pages are proclamation. While it is obvious that a distinct point of view underlies the proclamation, the purpose is not to defend the point of view or to discuss optional interpretations or critical and theological problems, but to attempt to follow our Lord’s example by proclaiming Good News.
Parable, Aphorism and Metaphor in the Sayings Material Common to the Synoptic Tradition and the Gospel of Thomas
Author: Jacobus Liebenberg
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
This study interprets Jesus' parables and the sayings tradition regarding the Kingdom of God from a cognitive linguistic understanding of metaphor. It also shows what contribution the theory of metaphor can make when the parables and aphorisms are studied in research on the historical Jesus. The metaphoric nature and polyvalency of the parables and aphorisms of the Jesus tradition undermine their value for research on the historical Jesus. The author doubts whether the parables and sayings of the Jesus tradition can be employed to reconstruct the historical Jesus.
The Houses of Israel and Judah dominate the scriptures from the time of King David until they both were sent into captivity. Each House had a destiny to fulfill. These destinies are being worked out today. What drives the destiny of these Houses? The Birthright is a term that many in the Church are aware of but without an understanding of its presence throughout the scriptures. It is manifested as the Dominion Mandate and the Fruitfulness Mandate through the Houses of Israel and Judah. What are the implications for the coming Kingdom of God and the Sons of God? We cannot know or comprehend this answer unless we understand the many foundational scriptures and concepts that establish God's Heart and Plan for the 'last days'. This study will challenge each person to be 'teachable' and open to another perspective of God's Plan for Redemption. God will reveal His Plan for you and your place in His Coming Kingdom. God is maturing His Believers to 'rule and reign' with Him.
Because of the prominence of prophecy in Scripture, many excellent books have appeared dealing with prophetic subjects. Until recently, however, the treatment of prophecy has been either apologetic or expository, and prophetic themes have been developed individually apart from their relation to the whole revealed prophetic program. Much of our knowledge has been only fragmentary and unrelated. Dr. Dwight Pentecost’s monumental text, Things to Come, has changed all that. In this massive, highly successful book, Dr. Pentecost has synthesized the whole field of prophecy into a unified biblical doctrine, a systematic and complete biblical eschatology. With nearly a quarter of a million copies sold, Things to Come has earned its place in the library of the pastor, the scholar, and the seminarian or Bible institute student. In addition, it offers a comprehensive and accessible study for anyone interested in the important subject of biblical prophecy.
The kingdom of God was a major topic of discussion between Jesus and His disciples. Much of Jesus' teachings were built upon the foundation of kingdom truths and spiritual realities. Jesus, on many occasions spoke of doing the will of the One who sent Him. the will of His Father was the driving force of His purpose in the flesh. He came to do the Father's will. Jesus' primary goal was the establishment of the Father's will on the earth. As Jesus would move and act and speak on behalf of His Father the kingdom of heaven, through His life, would be in full advance, made obvious by the supernatural demonstrations of the Spirit. Strongholds were smashed, prisoners were set free, and the kingdom of darkness was falling! Jesus, by the authority given Him from the Father, walked this earth in the liberty of the kingdom of heaven, and put into motion the Father's plan to reconcile all things back to Himself. But the message does not end there. the same things that Jesus taught and did throughout His ministry He would later pass on to His disciples. At the close of Jesus' earthly ministry He would bestow upon them the mandate of His Father to preach the Gospel of the kingdom to every nation, tribe and tongue. They were to do what He did. They were not going to be alone in this endeavor but would have with them, living in them, the Holy Spirit - the Helper. on the Day of Pentecost the kingdom had come in power and had transformed their lives. Through the release of God's kingdom into the earth the disciples went about turning the world upside down. This same transformative power--the power of the kingdom of God is still here today. God is in the process of restoring a kingdom paradigm--a kingdom mindset back to the church. In "The Kingdom Is At Hand" Pastor Jason R. Harris gives us his own unique perspective on the nature of the kingdom of God. In this book you will learn such truths as: * the kingdom is the will of the king. * the king is a direct reflection of His kingdom. * the edicts of the king are the rights of the citizens. * and many more... Join Pastor Harris in discovering the kingdom of God and begin to walk in the truths revealed in this book.
The Old Testament is more than a religious history of the nation of Israel. It is more than a portrait gallery of heroes of the faith. It is even more than a theological and prophetic backdrop to the New Testament. Beyond these, the Old Testament is inspired revelation of the very nature, character, and works of God. As renowned Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke writes in the preface of this book, the Old Testament’s every sentence is “fraught with theology, worthy of reflection.” This book is the result of decades of reflection informed by an extensive knowledge of the Hebrew language, the best of critical scholarship, a deep understanding of both the content and spirit of the Old Testament, and a thoroughly evangelical conviction. Taking a narrative, chronological approach to the text, Waltke employs rhetorical criticism to illuminate the theologies of the biblical narrators. Through careful study, he shows that the unifying theme of the Old Testament is the “breaking in of the kingdom of God.” This theme helps the reader better understand not only the Old Testament, but also the New Testament, the continuity of the entire Bible, and ultimately, God himself.
Sermons on the Lord's Prayer (Protestant Pulpit Exchange Series)
Author: John Stroman
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Pray in This Way: Line by line imaginative, literary and social-commentary sermons on the Our Father. Each chapter contains framed call-outs in lieu of subheads and as a means to providing customers with key ideas that lead to the construction of their own sermons.
The Kingdom could bring revival and restoration to the Church and individual lives. This book is power-packed and annointed. This is not a Kingdom Now theology book. In this book, Mel Tari gives us God's plan for that life in Christ. It comes through RESTORATION, REPENTANCE, RELATIONSHIP, AND REVELATION. Jesus Christ is returning soon and we - His Church - must prepare for the Great Day
A Complementary on New Testament Church's Ministry
Author: Bishop J.L. Payne
Publisher: Church House Pub
God has ordained that the true church should earnestly contend for the faith that was once delivered to the saints (Jude 1:3). As Jesus Christs representatives in this world; we preach and teach the Apostles Doctrine with authority and the (5) five fold ministry as spoken of in Ephesians 4:7-14.There is a realization that the church is at the very center of Gods will, plan and purpose in the earth. God is working toward one eternal purpose throughout all eternity that is revealed in His Kingdom. It is very essential for us to understand the differences between the church and the kingdom. THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS GREATER THAN THE CHURCH. Is the Church Gentile and the Kingdom Jewish? Is the Kingdom material or is it spiritual? Is the Kingdom present, past or future? What relationship is the Kingdom with the Church?The summary of bible teaching ultimately will find expression in the Kingdom of God. The word Kingdom occurs over 50 times in New Testament alone. In almost each case, the kingdom indicates the royal reign of God. God is the King of His kingdom. In Matthew 6:9,10, the Lord teaches for us to pray His Kingdom Come, His will be done. We are to pray His Kingdom to come, that is the rule and reign of the King of kings to be recognized in his rule in the earth. The church is be an expression of the kingdom in the earth.We read of the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven. Are these terms both the same or interchangeable? Cross references in the scriptures provides an answer to this question. Thy Kingdom Come Volume I &II is a completion of the beginning study of defining the biblical approach to teachings concerning the kingdom of God. It is a biblical guide to leadership in churchs ministry. Written for a laymen understanding and study; the body of CICI & COGICUSA have certified it as a text book for churchs order and procedures. You may find it very helpful as a teaching tool in bible classes or upon examination, it may prove supportive as a supplement to studies in Bible Colleges courses relating to church or the kingdom.If there is any one phase that would describes the Kingdom of God, it who undoubtedly be The place where God rules and reigns. God is the source of all knowledge and He has a full and perfect understanding of everything (Colossians 2:3). Not only has God known all of His works from the beginning of time (Acts 15:18), but He is also the one and only one who is able to declare the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:9-10). There is a revealed truth that from the very beginning God has been building His Kingdom in the earth and preparing man to enter His Kingdom. The church was formed or created for the Kingdom and over the ages God has been building His Kingdom through the church. The Term Church is not synonymous with the terms Kingdom of God or Kingdom of Heaven. These two terms cannot be used interchangeably in the New Testament. The Kingdom of God is greater than the church. The church is a mystery of God and is involved in the eternal purpose of God in the earth. The apostle Paul was given an understanding and a revelation of what God was moving toward in the church in bringing forth His will in the earth through the church. The Kingdom is clearly another domain, as we shall study in details in this book and discover that the kingdom and the church are at the very center of God ultimate purpose and plan in the earth. In others words, we must consider that the eternal ages attest that GOD ETERNAL PURPOSE IN THE EARTH is preparations of His church and kingdom to be ONE. Many of us at this point will have to re-think and re-evaluate our views about dispensation truths and the questions of debate between the relationships of the Church to the Kingdom of God. We are in serious times, may I add the end times and the return of Lord Jesus Christ is near. His Kingdom will soon be revealed and Gods government will be established in the earth. Many evangelical Christians are uninformed and without understanding of the biblical knowledge of these times. Thus they have often left it to other sects of religion to explain pure prophetic truth of the coming Kingdom of God in the earth. The restored work of the Holy Spirit within the church to bring the Kingdom to full glory is lost in their modern religious experience.We are, in reality in The Kingdom Hour. The hour to look up for our redemption draws nigh. The Kingdom of God as prophesied by Major and Minor prophets, even Jesus Christ Himself is about to be completed before our very eyes. Christ coming is near. The Kingdom of God is upon us!Visit web sites: bishopayne.com paynecollege.com cogicusa.com