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.
SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM God is up to something! And his plans are far greater than we might imagine. Christianity is not merely about isolated individuals going to heaven. It's about God transforming the entire world and making things right. Sicknesses will be healed, sins will be forgiven, injustice will be eradicated, and all creation will be redeemed. But this is not merely a distant future. It's happening now through what Jesus came to establish - the kingdom of God. Allen Wakabayashi reawakens us to the world-changing reality of the kingdom of God. With clear, biblical insight, he unpacks what Jesus proclaimed about the good news of the kingdom and spells out the implications for us today. Focusing on the kingdom of God will revolutionize how we live out our faith, how we think about our world and how we explain the good news about Jesus. Ultimately, understanding ourselves as citizens of the kingdom will empower us to be God's change agents in the world. God is at work to restore everything to be the way he intended, and we can be a part of what he is doing. Get a glimpse of the kingdom coming, and experience his will being done - on earth as it is in heaven.
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.
Author and minister Ed Townley has long engaged readers with insightful Scripture interpretations. A Bible enthusiast, he focuses on the metaphysical meanings, rather than the literal text with its varied translations. In Kingdom Come, Townley tackles his toughest task--the Book of Revelation. In 22 easy-to-follow steps, he approaches the Revelation not as an apocalyptic end-of-the-world prophecy, but as a personal, practical guide to spiritual growth. By looking beyond the Revelation's gloomy shadows, he reveals a positive message of creative possibility. The Kingdom, Townley explains, doesn't await us in the afterlife. It's ours to experience today, as we learn to find the good within even the darkest challenges.
James COCHRANE (One of the Ministers of Cupar-Fife.)
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.
To understand the plan of restoration, one must look into the Biblical Holy Days. Each one pictures a part of the divine plan of redemption. The fall Holy Days relate to the second coming of Yeshua haMashiach (Jesus Christ). Rosh HaShanah, known as Yom Teruah and as the Day of Trumpets, is the start of these. The Jewish and Christian faiths each hold a part of the whole. Good joins their doctrines while sifting out the man-made traditions. Verse by verse, with insights from earlier writings, a clear picture emerges. Each chapter builds on the last and closes with the Messiah's wedding. Readers will travel on the ancient path established from the beginning. Learn what the Day of Trumpets, Days of Awe, Yom Kippur and Sukkot depict for us today. In his book, Joseph Good conveys the Creator's love for His people. This 4th edition has been revised and updated with additional materials. Encouraging, careful with details, and above all, letting the Word speak its message.
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.