By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Help, I am confused. In the book of Matthew the Gospel of the Kingdom is mentioned, what does that mean, and also in Chp. 9 Verses 16 and 17 what is that referring to?
The Gospel of the Kingdom is mentioned 3 times in Matthew, It is found in… 4:23, 9:35, & 24:14.
The book of Matthew is called the “Kingdom Book” BECAUSE it emphasizes the Kingship of Christ, Jesus is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
Revelation 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
To DISPEL a false teaching, There are some THAT TEACH that the Gospel of the Kingdom is a return to a FAITH + WORKS gospel as they believe was in the Old Testament times, BUT, this is not so, The Gospel has ALWAYS BEEN Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.
In the Old Testament they LOOKED TO the cross BELIEVING that Christ would come and die as the complete payment for their sins. In the New Testament (including us in the Church Age) we LOOKED BACK to the cross where Christ did die as the complete payment for our sins.
The word GOSPEL simply means “Good News”.
The Good News that Jesus was preaching WAS… That he was here to establish, and rule from his One Thousand Year kingdom here one earth and Jesus invited ALL to live in this kingdom if they would only Trust him as their Messiah and payment alone for their sins. BUT, as John 1:11 says…
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
The Jewish religious leaders and people REJECTED CHRIST as their Saviour (messiah) and crucified him, THEREFORE he had to postpone the establishment of His Kingdom which began the time period that is called the Church Age in which we have been living in for the past Two Thousand Years.
Matthew Chapter 9, Verses 16 & 17 is speaking of the transition from the Old Testament (Old Garment) to the New Testament (New Wine), In Hebrews 8:7 it is written…
For if that first covenant (Old Testament) had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second (New Testament).
The GOOD NEWS that Jesus offers to each and every person is THE GIFT of eternal life, Jesus went to the cross and died, He shed his blood and three days later resurrected from the dead as the COMPLETE PAYMENT for sin. To receive THIS GIFT and GOOD NEWS all a person has to do is Trust Christ Alone BELIEVING that he paid for ALL of their sins.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH