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THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM

BY J.P. TIMMONS

June 22, 2019

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“Now after John was put in prison,

Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the

Gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying

‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of

God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the

Gospel.’” † Mark 1:14-15

 

 

The Word of God is so powerful; every single day when I open it for my morning Bible meditation time with the Lord I am amazed—amazed at the wisdom, power and revelation of every single word the Spirit of God has penned. Just consider the above scripture; read it over and over again and let it sink down into your spirit.

Like me before the Lord laid it on my heart to write my latest book, Another Gospel, you’ve probably never really thought much about the gospel and, in particular, the “gospel of the kingdom.” What was and is, “The gospel of the Kingdom” that John the Baptist and Jesus began to preach? The Bible says that “the law and the prophets were until John” so something changed both on planet Earth and in the spirit realm when John began his ministry.

Remember this important fact—we all have a ministry but we all have different anointings. John the Baptist had an anointing similar to Elijah and he was the prophesied forerunner from Malachi for the first coming of Jesus. As I prove in the teaching series on Elijah, the spirit of Elijah must also return to forerun the second coming of Christ and indeed the spirit of Elijah is here already.

John the Baptist had a particular message, didn’t he? He had a particular anointing, didn’t he? Why can’t we understand this today? One of the ten M’s of ministry is message. What is the message you are anointed to preach? So perhaps it would be instructive for you to read through the New Testament a few times with only one objective—to learn what the Gospel of the Kingdom is.

I realized when I first began writing Another Gospel that I’d never ever heard anybody define exactly what the Gospel of the Kingdom is. People are always talking about “preaching the gospel” but they have never defined the gospel by the Scriptures. If you read Another Gospel you will realize that: 1) There is a false church system that preaches “another gospel, another Jesus” and is led by “another spirit” which is a religious spirit, 2) even in the genuine Church, about 99% of the churches do not preach, teach, or demonstrate the Gospel of the Kingdom that Jesus and Paul preached.

Wow! That’s some revelation if it’s true, and I submit that it is. The devil has watered down and perverted the Gospel of the Kingdom. And his purpose in doing this is to diminish the importance of the message—the Gospel of the Kingdom!

If you’ve purchased any of our books or heard or read any of the teaching articles on this website then you know that our main goal is to see the true Church restored to the majesty and glory that we see portrayed after the birth of the Church on Pentecost. We get a picture of this Church in Acts and through the writings of the New Testament ministers used by God to write the Scriptures. And we must realize that the churches today do not resemble those found in the New Testament in a number of ways; as you read through the New Testament begin to compile a list of exactly what the early Church was like.

When you do this you will learn an important trait of the early Church that churches here in America used to be like before emphasis switched from helping others to helping ourselves. The early Church helped the poor. And not just the poor but all who had lack. There was an attitude of sharing our material goods with other Christians who had lack. So this was definitely a portion of the Gospel of the Kingdom because it began to be preached by John the Baptist. Notice the following scriptures:

“In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, ‘Repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand’ … But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, ‘O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:’” † Matthew 3:1-2, 7-8

“In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar (29 A.D.) … he (John the Baptist) came into all the country about Jordan preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins … ‘Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance’ … And the people asked him, saying, ‘What shall we do then?’ He answereth and saith unto them, ‘He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.’” † Luke 3:1, 3, 8, 10-11

We also see this in the book of Acts. Many who had houses and lands sold them and brought the money to the apostles who used the money to provide for those who were in need. But where is this concern for the poor and needy today in churches? Where is the New Testament church?

Almost 20 years ago we were ministering at the largest Pentecostal church in Portland, Oregon. This was the first time we were at that church and I didn’t know anything about it except by the Spirit. At a private dinner, the executive pastor of this church was seated across from me and he began to talk about how theirs was “a new testament church.” I asked him if they had a widow’s fund and a few other things. Two of the elders told me afterwards that all the things I’d mentioned their church did not do.

For me this shows the sophistication and ability of Satan to deceive the leadership of churches, seminaries, ministries, etc. This is in fact the work of religious spirits. Religious spirits are everywhere in churches today, including the spirit of Antichrist.

The Greek word for minister means servant. A genuine minister will not expect to be put on a pedestal and honored; rather he/she will be a servant to all Jesus sends them to. Remember, Jesus tells us who is the greatest minister—the one who is the servant of all. A true minister will understand the stewardship principle that I wrote about last month and be a good steward of all God has given them and use it to help others instead of hoarding their wealth and keeping it for themselves and their family only.

There are more promises in the Bible for those who help the poor and weak than anything else; they are obviously close to the heart of God. Jesus came to first “preach the gospel to the poor.” We rarely see this today because if you spend your time ministering only to the poor and weak it will cost you something and they aren’t going to be able to “tuck in a love gift” if they write and thank you.

Where the weak are concerned I include the demonized who need deliverance ministry but can find no church in which to receive it. There are millions of Americans alone who need deliverance but this portion of the Gospel of the Kingdom that we see demonstrated in Jesus’ ministry and the early Church is not in evidence today. Most churches know nothing about the devil’s kingdom and most still believe that a Christian cannot have a demon.

So let me ask you a question. Do you believe that there are any demons in Heaven? Then if the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven has come near there should not be any in your church either. But sadly as I pointed out in the teaching article from 2012, Mrs. Smith and Other Inconvenient Truths About the Modern Day Church, churches today are full of people with demons because the pastors are too stupid to realize it and do something about it.

There is much more I could write about this but I’d encourage you to read Another Gospel and then make a decision to do your own research with the Holy Spirit from the Scriptures so that you learn and preach the Gospel of the Kingdom.

MARANATHA     

                  

 

Comments
Dismas on 01-08-2019 at 1:04 PM
Great insight, am blessed.
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