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Ju5t What Do You Mean .. BORN AGAIN'
It is recorded in Mark's Gospel, chapter 1: "The
beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
as it is written in the prophets ...." Then follows the
citation from Malachi, written above. That
is
followed
by the account of John the Baptist, preparing the way
before the Messenger.
Then, verses 14-15: "Now after that John was put
in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel
of the KINGDOM OF Gon, and saying, 'The time is fulfilled,
and the Kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and
believe the Gospel.' " That is, BELIEVE the Good News!
What IS the Kingdom of God?
What did He mean - the Kingdom of God?
Jesus' whole Message - His Gospel - was about
the KINGDOM OF Goo! Yet few know anything about it,
today.
A Kingdom is a), a NATlON composed of people, and
b), the GOVERNMENT of the nation.
In some cases, the people of a nation are the
descendants - the children - of one man. The nation
of Turkey is the descendants of the ancient Esau, twin
brother of Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel,
father of the nation Israel. Before the twins were born,
God said to their mother, Rebekah, "Two
nations
are in
thy womb ... " (Gen. 25:23).
Now Jesus the Messiah was to come as "the Mes–
senger of the COVENANT." The '"Old Covenant" had
established the human children of Israel as a NATION or
KINGDOM of
humans,
called the KINGDOM OF ISRAEL.
Jesus came as the Messenger - heralding the Message
of the NEW Covenant that shall set up the Spirit-composed
children of GoD as the Kingdom of God!
As the ancient Kingdom of Israel was composed of
the human FAMILY of the human man Israel, so the
Kingdom of God will be composed of the
divine
family
of the divine Gon!
And what does this have to do with "being BORN
AGAIN'"!
It
has
everything
to do with it!