The Kings Mother

Mary was the offspring of a nation chosen by God for a special purpose. Among the blessings that have come from the nation of Israel, the advent of the eternal Son of God through the virgin's womb was the highest (Rom. 9 4,5). God's purpose in Mary's life was to give us Emmanuel with us is God (Matt. 1 23 translation). The manifestation of Jesus Christ in the flesh is the supreme point in the purpose of God. The virgin Mary, like any other person that God elected to salvation, was a recipient...

Introduction

There is one true and living God, one true concept of man's origin, one plan of deliverance from sin, one New Testament assembly which Jesus Christ is building, and one future kingdom of Jesus Christ. When the Holy Scriptures are handled correctly by a Christian whose mind is free from deception, he will readily admit that all conflicting views about theology, anthropology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology cannot be true. Hence, all the discussion about ecumenism is a sham, because it...

The Kingdom Has Approached

There is little concurrence among scholars and Bible students concerning the kingdom of the heavens has approached (Matt. 3 2 translation). Hence, there is little agreement among them concerning eschatology (eschatos), which means the study of last things. One's view of the kingdom of Matthew 3 2 determines what he believes concerning the manner and time of Christ's second advent, the assembly of Christ and her mission in the world, and the purpose of the gospel. Therefore, the Biblical view of...

Baptism Of The King

Jesus Christ came from Galilee to Jordan to be baptized by John the Baptist. But on His arrival, John tried to hinder Him, because he saw nothing in Jesus Christ to necessitate His receiving the baptism of repentance Then Jesus comes from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by hupo, ablative of agency him. But he was trying to hinder Him, saying, I have need to be baptized by you, and you are coming to me (Matt. 3 13,14 translation). John was administering the baptism of repentance,...

Books

Studies In The Person And Work Of Jesus Christ (Studies in Isaiah 53) The Church Her Authority & Mission Christ Emptied Himself Christ Could Not Be Tempted God Is Love Diminishing Spirituality In Local Churches (Studies in Revelation 2 & 3) Eternity And Time Woman Man's Completion Justification Before God (Not By Faith) God's Longsuffering Is Salvation The Most Neglected Chapter In The Bible (Romans 9) Life Brought To Light Christ's Kingdom Is Future Vol. I (The King's Genealogy) Christ's...

The King Of The Jews

Matthew portrayed Jesus Christ as King of the Jews. After interrogating Jesus Christ prior to His crucifixion, Pilate called Him the King of the Jews (John 18 39). When he brought Jesus Christ forth to the Jews for their decision to crucify Him, he said to the Jews, Behold your King (John 19 14). Furthermore, he wrote the title JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS on the cross (John 19 19). In His answer to Pilate, Jesus Christ told him the kingdom which is His is spiritual, and it is not out...

Partial Fulfillment Of The Prophecies Of Joel And John

Baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire cannot find its fulfillment at Pentecost. Why did Luke include the word fire in his Gospel (Luke 3 16) and omit it in Acts 1 5 In his account in Luke, he was speaking of Pentecost as a partial fulfillment, pointing to the remote complete fulfillment. Whereas in Acts, he spoke only of Pentecost, at which time there was baptism in the Holy Spirit but no fire. Many use Acts 2 3 And there appeared to them tongues being distributed as fire, and it sat on each of...

Johns Prophecy Of Baptism In The Spirit And Fire

The law and the prophets were until John the Baptist (Luke 16 16). His prediction of Christ's baptizing in the Holy Spirit and fire, like the Old Testament prophecies, made no distinction between Christ's first and second advents. The Holy Spirit led him to speak of the partial near fulfillment at Pentecost and the complete remote fulfillment at Christ's second advent. John's question to Christ from prison by his disciples, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another (Matt. 11 3),...

Johns Message Of Repentance

The first forerunner of Jesus Christ, named John the Baptist, was the last Old Testament prophet and the first New Testament prophet. He marks the transition from the old covenant to the new covenant. The law, the prophets, and 400 years without a voice from God preceded him. Baptist was not John's surname. This noun is an apposition. The two nouns John and Baptist are used like George Washington and President of the United States. John was called Baptist because he was the baptizer. John, who...

The Kings Forerunners

The two forerunners of the King are John the Baptist and Elijah. John the Baptist has already come and prepared the way for the King's first advent. Elijah shall come and prepare the way for His second advent. Scripture clearly indicates that John the Baptist was not Elijah, although he came in the spirit and power of Elijah. There are similarities between Elijah and John, especially Elijah's encounter with Ahab and Jezebel and John's confrontation with Herod and Herodias. The necessity of...

The Kingdom Prepared From The Foundation Of The World

God's predetermined intention will be successfully accomplished. The Sovereign of the universe does not undertake the accomplishment of a determined intention without His knowledge embracing all things relating to it. His understanding is infinite (Ps. 147 5). Hence, the whole creation was once future, or it was from eternity. Since creation had a beginning, it is not eternal. God's eternal knowledge of all things proves He knew what would be created before His act of creation. Likewise,...

The Kings Birth

The day of Jesus Christ's birth was the saddest day in history because God's chosen people, upon whom He had poured His blessings, refused Him He came unto his own, and his own received him not (John 1 11). The people who studied the prophets rejected the One the prophets predicted, Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel (Is. 7 14). Since the Jews, by whom and to whom the Old Testament Scriptures were given (Rom. 3 1,2), were so spiritually blind that...

The Greatness Of John

The universal question by the people in the entire hill country of Judea concerning John was, What then will this child turn out to be (Luke 1 66 NASB). From the time it was learned that Elisabeth was pregnant, there is no doubt that the people who were close to Zacharias and Elisabeth were wondering what part their child would play in helping to bring about a change for the better in their uncultivated spiritual desert. Surely God must have something in store for them after so long a period of...

The Baptismal Formula

Is John's baptism, which was the baptism of repentance, for the assembly of Jesus Christ today What is the baptismal formula for the New Testament assembly today If there were no repentance for this dispensation of grace, there would be no reference to repentance subsequent to the time the assembly began. Since there are recorded instances of repentance subsequent to the beginning of the assembly, the concept of no repentance for this dispensation of grace is destroyed. If there is no spirit of...

Joels Prophecy Of Baptism In The Spirit And Fire

Baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire was prophesied by both Joel and John the Baptist (Joel 2 28-30 Matt. 3 11 Luke 3 16). The Hebrew word for Spirit is found 388 times in the Old Testament. The Greek word for Spirit is used 378 times in the New Testament. The Holy Spirit was the Agent in the reconstruction of the chaotic state of creation. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Gen. 1 1). The earth became without form and void, and darkness was on the deep. The Spirit moved on...

The Kings Incarnation

The incarnation and virgin birth stand or fall together. Unto us a child is born has reference to the virgin birth unto us a son is given refers to the incarnation Is. 9 6 . God saves man by identifying with him, and that identification has come through the virgin birth. Incarnation is the teaching that the second Person in the Trinity assumed human form in the Person of Jesus Christ. Virgin birth is the dogma that the conception and birth of Jesus Christ did not impair the virginity of Mary....