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There are four orders in the Bible. Creation, Israel, Redemption and Church Orders.

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Redemption order

  1. 1. Gospel of the Kingdom Presented by Tony Samuel
  2. 2. What are the Four Orders?1. Why did God “begin” this order?2. How was it initiated?3. Who initiated it? /Who was Creation Order responsible for every order?4. What was their message?5. How did they communicate the Israel Order message?6. Where did they communicate? Redemption7. What was the result? /How will it Order “end”?8. Where am I now? Church Order9. What is my responsibility?10. How will I do my responsibility?28 June 2011 Four Orders 2
  3. 3. Four orders - Reward HEAVEN ISRAEL KINGDOM KINGDOM CHURCH OF SATAN OF GOD (Bride) 1 John 5:18-19 John 3:5 Rev 3:20 Luke 17: 20-21 Matthew 16:18-19 CHRISTENDOMMatthew 13:47-50 Matthew 13:41-42 HELL28 June 2011 Four Orders 3
  4. 4. Introduction to Redemption order1. Jesus was sent by the Father to initiate the Key verses - John 3:16 -18 order.  “For God so loved the world2. Apostle Peter was given the keys of the that he gave his one and only Kingdom of heaven to open. He did it on Son, that whoever believes in the day of Pentecost. him shall not perish but have3. In order to see we have to be “born again” eternal life. and to enter we need to “born of water and the Spirit”.  For God did not send his Son4. All “Born again” believers are responsible into the world to condemn the to bring people from kingdom of Satan to world, but to save the world Kingdom of God. through him.5. Satan cannot overcome.  Whoever believes in him is not6. Holy Spirit and Church(Bride) are here for condemned, but whoever does helping to build the Kingdom. not believe stands condemned7. Kingdom of God will go through tribulation. already because he has not8. End will come when Jesus handovers the believed in the name of God’s Kingdom to Father. one and only Son.28 June 2011 Redemption order 4
  5. 5. Apostle Peter the initiator About Peter: Father: Jonah (John 1:42)I. Peter was a married man. Spouse: Unnamed (Matt. 8:14)II. Peter was an unique man. Brother: Andrew (John 1:40) A. He was the only apostle to both see and Meaning of his name: Simon means write about the transfiguration of Christ. “hearing”; Peter means “rock” B. He was the only apostle to declare the (Greek); Cephas means “rock” deity of Christ on two separate (Aramaic). occasions. Frequency of his name: Referred to C. He was the only apostle to argue with 183 times Christ. This he did on three occasions. Occupation: Fisherman and apostle 1. Concerning the predicted sufferings Place of birth: Bethsaida in Galilee and death of Christ. (John 1:44) 2. Concerning the washing of his feet Place of death: Tradition says he died by Christ. in Rome. 3. Concerning the prophecy that he Circumstances of death: Tradition says would betray Christ . he was crucified upside down. D. He was the first apostle to have received Important fact about his life: He was a personal resurrection visit by Christ. one of the chief apostles and author E. He was the only apostle to deny the of two New Testament books. Saviour on three occasions.28 June 2011 Redemption order 5
  6. 6. Peter the initiator cont…F. He was the only apostle allowed to affirm III. Peter was a leader in the early church. his love for Christ on three occasions. A. In the selection of a man to replaceG. He was the only apostle to be told he Judas would die a martyr’s death for Christ. B. At Pentecost.H. He was the only apostle to be either C. Near the Temple’s Beautiful Gate. directly or indirectly involved in at least D. Before the Jewish leaders. eight of the recorded miracles of Christ. E. Concerning church discipline 1. His direct involvement F. In defending his actions before the a. Healing of his mother-in-law. Jewish Christian legalists b. The first great catch of fish. IV. Peter was a powerful preacher and c. Walking on the water. communicator. d. The miracle of the tribute A. In the upper room, prior to money. Pentecost e. Restoring a severed ear. B. At Pentecost 2. His indirect involvement C. On Solomon’s porch a. Raising Jarius’s daughter . D. Before the Sanhedrin b. Destroying a fig tree. E. In the house of Cornelius c. The second great catch of fish. F. Before legalistic Jewish Christian leaders 28 June 2011 Redemption order 6
  7. 7. Process of Redemption Order Who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love. Colossians 1:13 (ASV) KINGDOM KINGDOM OF SATAN Cross the Cross OF GOD Jesus is the only way 1 John 5:18-19 John 3:3 - He cannot see Luke 17: 20-21 John 3:5 - He cannot enterWe know that we are children of Jesus replied, “… the kingdom ofGod, and that the whole world is God is within you.“ (NIV)under the control of the evil one. 1. You must RepentFor the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal 2. You must be Born again life in Christ Jesus our Lord”. (Romans 6:23) 3. You are saved from sin 28 June 2011 Redemption order 7
  8. 8. Satan is depicted as the prince of this 5. These titles indicate theworld, having power over demons temporary nature of Satan’sand over godless people. He is, rule: - John 14:30; 16:11however, subject to God’s sovereignty 6. He is responsible for someand therefore his power is limited and illnesses - Luke 13:16his rule temporary. 7. He is responsible for death -• Satan’s power Heb 2:14 1. He has power in the world - • Satan’s kingdom 1 John 5:19 1. He has a kingdom - Mt 12:26 2. He claims power over this 2. He has a throne - Rev 2:13 world - Mt 4:8-9 6 3. He is the prince of demons - 3. He is called the “prince” or Mt 9:34. the “god” of this world - John • Satan’s authority is limited 12:31 1. He cannot do more than God 4. "the prince of the power of allows - Job 1:12 3 the air" - Eph. 2:2; 2. His rule is temporary - Rom 16:20; Rev 20:1028 June 2011 Creation order 8
  9. 9. What is Kingdom of God?Kingdom of Jesus Christ The kingly rule of God in the lives of people and nations. It refers to the recognition of the authorityThe present and future realm in which of God, rather than a definite geographical area, and begins with the ministry of Jesus Christ.Jesus Christ exercises full authority, andthrough which he triumphs over allopposition.  Jesus Christ exercises kingdom authority today 1. Believers enter Jesus Christ’s kingdom Jesus Christ’s kingdom is a heavenly kingdom immediately. Luke 23:42-43 1. It is not of this world John18:36 2. Believers are redeemed from the kingdom of 2. The kingdom was given to him by God darkness. Col 1:12-13 Daniel 7:14 3. Believers enjoy the blessings of Jesus Christ’s 3. The kingdom is his by right. Colossian kingdom now. Matthew 16:19 1:15-16 4. Jesus Christ rules over every authority now. 1 Jesus Christ inherits the kingdom promised to Peter 3:22 David Luke 1:32  Jesus Christ’s kingdom will be fully established Jesus Christ reveals God’s kingdom on earth at his return 1. Jesus Christ brought in God’s kingdom 1. His kingdom will come with power at a .Matthew 4:17 specific moment. Matthew 25:31 2. Miracles are a sign of the kingdom. John 2. His kingdom will replace all earthly authority. 6:14-15 Rev 11:15 3. Parables are a sign of the kingdom. 3. All creation will acknowledge Jesus Christ’s Matthew 13:1-52 kingship. Philippians 2:10-11 4. His kingdom lasts forever. Luke 1:3328 June 2011 Redemption order 9
  10. 10. Main theme was “Kingdom of God”1. “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his Jesus Christ star in the east and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:2 established2. Beginning of His ministry – “All this I will give you, (my Kingdom)” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Matthew 4:9. the Kingdom Why do you want to establish your Kingdom? of God and3. Closing of His ministry – “Hosanna” The King is coming. started it and4. Pilot asked Jesus – “Are you the King”? Jesus answered, “You are opened the right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for door at the this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the Cross. side of truth listens to me.” John 18:375. Pilot wrote and put on the Cross. It read: “JESUS OF NAZARETH, Jesus began to THE KING OF THE JEWS”. John 19:19 preach,6. But he said, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to “Repent, for the the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.” Luke 4:43 kingdom of7. 38 out of 40 parables of Jesus were about Kingdom of God.8. After resurrection, “He appeared to them over a period of forty heaven is near.” days and spoke about the kingdom of God”. Act 1:3 Matthew 4:17 28 June 2011 Redemption order 10
  11. 11. Why Jesus Christ came into this world? According to John the Baptist : Matthew 3:11 "I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. According to demons: Matthew 8:29 "What do you want with us, Son of God?" they shouted. "Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?" Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death-that is, the devil and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. Heb 2:14-16According to Jesus Christ Matthew 5:17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. Matthew 9:13 But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." Matthew 10:34 "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. Luke 12:49 “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! Matthew 10:35 For I have come to turn "a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. Matthew 20:28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." 28 June 2011 Redemption order 11
  12. 12. Good news is we have the Kingdom of God now. If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? (Matthew 12:26) I am the way KINGDOM KINGDOM OF SATAN OF GOD 1 John 5:18-19 Luke 17: 20-21But if I (Jesus) drive out demons by the finger of God (by the Spirit of God, Matthew 12:28) then the kingdom of God has come to you. (Luke 11:20)28 June 2011 Redemption order 12
  13. 13. What do we mean by “Born again”? Romans 10 : 9-10 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it And as Moses lifted up the serpent in theupon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent wilderness, even so must the Son of man be liftedhad bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent up: That whosoever believeth in him should not of brass, he lived. (Numbers 21:8-9) perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:14-15) Jesus died, when I accept Him, I die. He is alive, therefore, I am alive. I am born again when I accept Jesus as my Lord and His Death and Resurrection, not because of what I do. 28 June 2011 Redemption order 13
  14. 14. It is not “easy” to enter the Kingdom of God! Matthew 5:20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 18:3 “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 19:23 “I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 1 Corinthians 6:9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Gal 5:19-21 I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. “But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it”. Matthew 7:14 28 June 2011 Redemption order 14
  15. 15. What happens when I accept Jesus Christ? Two things happen, first I die then I live. Paul said, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me”. (Galatians 2:20) First, I see God’s Kingdom. John 3:3 Second, I enter into His Kingdom. John 3:5 I am born again because of Jesus death and resurrection. I am not condemned. John 3:17 My name is written in the Book of life. ‘I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels’. Revelation 3:5 I have eternal life - John 6:4028 June 2011 Redemption order 15
  16. 16. How to bring the “Kingdom of God”? Basic and fundamental parable Matthew 13 Preach the word and sow more seedsThe seed that Fell along Hears the word and does not The evil one comes and Message is…the path understand it snatches away When anyone Hears the word and at onceThe seed that Fell on receives it with joy. When He quickly falls away hears therocky places message about trouble or persecution comesThe seed that fell The worries of this life and Making it unfruitful “the kingdom”.among the thorns the deceitfulness of wealth Matthew 13:19The seed that fell on Hears the word and Yielding a hundred, sixtygood soil understands it or thirty times Jesus said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable? Mark 4:13 Some people will not even listen. Some will accept it but soon fall away. Some will hold on longer but gradually lose interest. And some will hold on in varying degrees until their lives show in practice what the Gospel is all about. 28 June 2011 Redemption order 16
  17. 17. Look at the field!Jesus also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.” (Mark 4:26-29)1. Jesus didn’t say, The field is empty rather the harvest is plenty.2. Evangelism should lead people to worship. “The harvest is3. Sow to the right places and expect good result. plentiful but the4. If sow the seed it grows itself. Sow less but harvest more. workers are few.5. We need more laborers to harvest than to plant the seeds. Matthew 9:37 He (Jesus) went about preaching Kingdom of God. (Luke 8:1) Jesus said to them, "My Father is always He sent twelve disciple to preach at his work to this very day, and I, too, Kingdom of God. (Luke 9:2) am working.” Then he sent seventy to preach John 5:17 Kingdom of God. (Luke 10:10-11) 28 June 2011 Redemption order 17
  18. 18. Who should work for the Kingdom? Everyone who is “Born again” and saved. Man and Woman – Luke15 and Matthew 13 & 18 1. Kingdom of Satan to Kingdom of God Man – Sheep Luke15 Women – Coin 2. Within the Kingdom of God Man – Mustard Seed Matthew 13 Women – Leaven. Seek the lost and work within the Kingdom of God. Kingdom of Satan 28 June 2011 Redemption order 18
  19. 19. Matthew Lazy people have workPaid Laborers in the Vineyard 20:1-16 in the Kingdom of God • “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard. • He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. • “About the third hour - ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ • The sixth hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing. • About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’ • ‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered. “He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’ • The owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers Kingdom and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired andbusiness is His going on to the first.’business and is • “The workers who were hired about the eleventh hour came and each received a denarius. none of your • Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last business. the same as I gave you. “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”28 June 2011 Redemption order 19
  20. 20. Leadership in the Kingdom of God Can woman work for the Kingdom?Luke 12-42-47Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the Jesus Christmaster puts in charge of his servants to give them their food (Master)allowance at the proper time?1. It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns.2. I tell you the truth; he will put him in charge of all his Manager possessions. (Servant )3. ‘My master is taking a long time in coming,’ and4. He then begins to beat the menservants and maidservants and5. To eat and drink and get drunk. Menservants Maidservants6. The master of that servant will come on a day when he (Male Workers) (Female Workers) does not expect him and7. At an hour he is not aware of.8. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with From everyone who has been given the unbelievers. much, much will be demanded; and9. “That servant who knows his master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants. He will from the one who has been be beaten with many blows. entrusted with much, much more10. But the one who does not know and does things will be asked. Luke 12:48 deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. 28 June 2011 Redemption order 20
  21. 21. Cool is the property of snow; When to work? Burn is the property of fire, and work is the property of God. Now is the time. List your problems – Why are you unable to work for the Kingdom? I will bury my father and come – No (Luke 9:60) I will get permission – No (Luke 9:62) There is no man who has power over the spirit to retain the breath of life, neither has the power over the day of death; and there is no discharge in battle [against death], neither will wickedness deliver those who are its possessors and given to it. (Ecclesiastes 8:8 The Amplified Bible) “Now is the time of God’s favour, now is the day of salvation”. 2 Corinthians 6:228 June 2011 Redemption order 21
  22. 22. Where to work in the Redemption order? Strategies to Seek the lostLuke 15 Four sinners Lost Sheep Lost Coin Lost Son Older son (Go & Bring) (Sweep & search) (Wait & accept) (Pray & leave) Man loses. Woman loses. A man “Father”. He came near the Sheep was careless . It was not coin mistake. Son planed and house. It was not planed and She was careless . Knowingly lost. He heard music. Knowingly lost. It was not planed. Give me “my” share. Your brother has come. Does he not leave? Does she not light a He had spent Became angry and Go after the lost . lamp? everything. refused to go in. Puts it on his shoulders. Sweep the house. He got up and Father went out and Rejoice with me. Search carefully . went to his father. Pleaded with him. Rejoicing in heaven . Calls her friends. Father ran to his son, You are always with me Rejoice with me . Quick! Bring the best everything I have is Rejoicing in the He was lost and is yours presence of the angels. found. He was out. Man brought it Woman brought it You were out but You are there but back! back! now in! not there! 28 June 2011 Redemption order 22
  23. 23. We all are in Spiritual WarfareOur equipment—the armor of God (Eph. 6:11, 13-17). Let us carefully note each piece of armor mentioned here. Paul very obviously takes those pieces of armor worn by the Roman soldier and makes spiritual application to each one. 1. The girdle of truth. 2. The breastplate of righteousness. 3. The sandals of the gospel. 4. The shield of faith. 5. The helmet of salvation. 6. The sword of the spirit.Here is the only one offensive weapon listed among the various pieces of armor. The rest are defensive in nature. The sword of the Spirit is identified as the Word of God (Heb. 4:12). This, then, is the armor the Christian is commanded to wear. "Satan has no weapons of defense, and We need Spiritual weapon for we are in Spiritual warfare so when we resist him he must….” - Charles H Spurgeon 28 June 2011 Redemption order 23
  24. 24. Use all available weaponsThey devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to thefellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42) 1. Bible study/Bible Survey  Inductive Study Method  Chronological method 2. Fellowship (Church service) 3. Lord’s Supper (Communion/Lord’s Supper) 4. Prayer (Intercessory prayer)28 June 2011 Redemption order 24
  25. 25. Kingdom and worship go together Where King is born, we have come to worship Him? (Matthew 2) I (Herod) will come to worship Him too – No need I will give my kingdom if you worship me. (Matthew 4) Evangelism must lead to worship (John 3 & 4) “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks”. (John 4:23)28 June 2011 Redemption order 25
  26. 26. Man’s responsibility in Redemption Order At the beginning:Creation was not 1. Adam was asked to name all the beasts of the field and over until man all the birds of the air. (Adam) did his 2. No suitable helper was found for Adam, so God made a job! woman. Finally the family started at the garden. At the end:Creation was not 1. Noah was asked to make the Ark and preach for about destroyed until 120 years before the flood came. man (Noah) did 2. God always calls His people to involve with Him in his his job! work, Creation and Redemption work.Redemption order “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in will not be over until man & the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and woman (you) then the end will come”. Matthew 24:14 finish the job! Preach Kingdom of God28 June 2011 Redemption order 26
  27. 27. What happens if you are not producing fruits? “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to apeople who will produce its fruit. He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed.” Matthew 21:43-44Church history proves:• After Rome, Germany was powerful nation. Because they worked for the Kingdom. Sent missionaries to the World and printed first Bible even to India, missionaries translated first Bible in Tamil language.• Martin Luther’s revival and Lutheran churches were started.• After Germany, United Kingdom was the powerful nation because they have worked for the Kingdom. Sent missionaries to World and to India like William Carry and team and translated Bibles in several languages.• After United Kingdom, United States of America USA becomes world powerful nation, because they were working for the Kingdom. Sent missionaries to whole World and translated and printed Bibles in several languages. Now it will be taken from them and give it to some other nation. If you are not serious with His Kingdom business then why keep it?. It is always good to give it to someone who will work and produce its fruits. 28 June 2011 Redemption order 27
  28. 28. You have got the keys now I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Matthew 16:19-20 (NIV) But the problem is … Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men’s faces.You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. Matthew 23:13. 28 June 2011 Redemption order 28
  29. 29. The end result Why Jesus came and taught about Kingdom of God and asked us to enter and work for the Kingdom? Jesus will destroy everything and handover the Kingdom to The Father - 1 Corinthians 15:24 “Delivered up” Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 1 Corinthians15:24-2628 June 2011 Redemption order 29
  30. 30. Which is your Jerusalem?1. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:8)2. 11 apostles out of 12 were from Galilee.3. Your home is not your Jerusalem.4. Start from where you are and go on. Your responsibility 28 June 2011 Redemption order 30
  31. 31. Sources used:1. Brief Bible Introduction, by J. Vernon McGee, Through the Bible Publications, Pasadena, California2. Be Series, Warren Wiersbe, 1978. Victor Books, Wheaton, Illinois3. Halleys Bible Handbook by Halleys Bible Handbook, Inc. 20004. New Testament Survey by Merrill C. Tenney, , 1953. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan5. New International Bible Dictionary JD Douglas and Merrill C. Tenney by Zondervan Publishing House Grand Rapids, Michigan. 19876. THE HOLY BIBLE: New International Version International Bible Society. 1984,7. Willmington’s Bible Handbook, by Harold L. Willmington. Tyndale House Publishers Wheaton, Illinois 19988. Willmingtons Guide to the Bible by Harold L. Willmington. Tyndale House Publishers Wheaton, Illinois 19849. Zondervan NIV Bible Commentary (2 volumes) Kenneth L. Barker and John R. Kohlenberger III , Zondervan Publishing House Grand Rapids, Michigan. 199410. Zondervan NIV Study Bible, Kenneth L. Barker, General Editor Zondervan Publishing House Grand Rapids, Michigan. 200211. Wikipedia sites for reference12. Pictures and maps from Visual Bible Alive (Free)28 June 2011 Redemption order 31

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