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Jesus Spoke of the Kingdom
“From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Mat. 4:17). The kingdom was yet future at this point.
“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Mat. 6:10). It was yet future at this point as well, as this model prayer says, “Thy kingdom come.”
“And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power” (Mark 9:1). Notice the force of this statement in regards to the establishment of the kingdom. Some of those people to whom Christ said this would not die “till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.” This leaves only 2 options: 1) The kingdom has come with power. 2) The kingdom has not come with power and some of those people to whom Jesus said that statement are still alive. There is not a third option.
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Mat. 16:18-19). Jesus said He would build His church, and then He said to Peter, “I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven:”.
Acts 2 and the Establishment of the Kingdom
The apostles were “filled with the Holy Ghost,” (1-4). Also notice Jesus told His apostles, “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high” (Luke 24:49), and He also told them, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8). According to Mark 9:1, the kingdom would “come with power.”
This was at Jerusalem (5).
There were men “out of every nation under heaven” (5).
Peter said “But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;” so we do not have to guess about it. Joel prophesied about this day (16-21).
David is “both dead and buried,” (29).
Christ was raised up “to sit on his throne;” (30-36).
This is the day the kingdom came with power.