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Apostle Winfree James R. Sr, The Kingdom Of God, Anointed And, Faithful Ministry Servant, Blogger, Publisher, And, Nations Churches Social Media Writer:

 

Most, Christianity, Churches, Ministries, Ministers, Lost Christ’s Kingdom Message.

 

The Gospel accounts are very clear about the focus of Christ’s message. Yet the gospel of the Kingdom of God is nearly absent from Christianity today.

 

 

The myriad of Churches that make up Christianity, Ministries professes that their Religion is based on Jesus Christ. Nearly all claim Him as their Founder and say that their teachings are based on what He said and did 3,000 years ago. But, sadly, there are many doctrines where mainstream Christianity ignores or actually rejects The Teachings of Jesus Christ.

 

This Bible Truth makes a bold assertion: Mainstream Christianity, Churches, Ministries does not teach the same message that Jesus Christ brought when He walked the earth 3,000 years ago.

 

Jesus had a central message that formed the basis for His entire Ministry and Teachings. But He came to serve and be a blessing to His chosen people, the Church and teach us how we must live and treat, help, support each other as His spiritual family, Ministers should and always make sure the Lord's people are loved, served and cared for, before putting their needs first. Period.

 

He pinpointed this central message in the heart of His most famous Truth, the Sermon on the Mount. He made a statement about what should be the Highest Priority for His followers: “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” ( Matthew 6:33 ), emphasis added).

Jesus Christ’s words are clear, the Kingdom of God is to be the No. 1 focus and emphasis in the lives of His followers. In fact, it was the core of His gospel message.

 

Christ’s gospel was not just about Himself

Gospel is a common word in the Christian world. Some think of it in connection with a genre of religious music, but most understand that it describes a message. It literally means a message of good news. Most Churches include the word gospel in their mission statements. Typically, the gospel is described as the gospel of Jesus Christ, and it is seen as the message of His life, death, and resurrection. ( You can see this by doing a Google search of the mission statements of different Churches, Denominations and, Ministries.)

 

But was this the central message that Jesus actually taught? Was His message only about Himself?

 

A study of the Gospel accounts of Christ’s life pinpoints exactly what His message, His gospel, was all about!

 

Notice Mark 1:14: “Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God.” That statement is pretty plain, Jesus preached the gospel about the Kingdom of God!

 

There are many Scriptures that reinforce this fact. For example, Matthew 9:35 says, “Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom.”

 

At one point in His ministry, Jesus was about to leave an area where He had been preaching for some time. The people of that area tried to persuade Him not to go ( Luke 4:42 ). Jesus’ response was, “I must preach the Kingdom of God to the other cities also because for this purpose I have been sent” ( verse 43 ).

 

Let that sink in Ministers, Churches, Ministries, Religions.

 

Jesus Christ said that one of His primary purposes for coming to earth was to preach about the Kingdom of God! That was His gospel. That was His message. That was His purpose. That is what drove Him.

 

When we understand that the thrust of Christ’s message centered on the Kingdom of God, we understand better why He made the statement in Matthew 6:33: “Seek first the kingdom of God.” He tells us to seek first the Kingdom because the Kingdom of God was His primary message.

 

This message is about the literal establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth at the second coming of Jesus Christ.

 

But where is that message in mainstream Christianity, Churches, Religions today?

 

 

Jesus Christ’s words are clear, the Kingdom of God is to be the No. 1 focus and emphasis in the lives of His followers. In fact, it was the core of His gospel message.

 

Christianity, Churches, Ministries, Ministers, Lost Christ’s Kingdom Message.

 

After Christ was resurrected and ascended to heaven, He founded His Church. The purpose of His Church, that called-out group of Believers, was to carry on the work He did while on earth. Christ commissioned His Church to go into the entire world and preach the same message that He preached while He was on earth ( Matthew 24:14;) ( 28:19-20;) ( Mark 16:15;) ( Acts 1:3-8 ). And in the Church that Christ Jesus Himself Birth and Built, that had everything in common and there was no believer in need, lack or want. Period. It was as it is in heaven just as it is on earth.

 

The Bible shows that the early Church faithfully followed Christ’s directive and preached the gospel of the Kingdom of God ( Acts 8:12; 14:22; 19:8; 20:25; 28:23, 31). The members of the early Church also put their focus on the coming Kingdom ( Colossians 4:11;) ( 2 Thessalonians 1:5 ).

 

But as the first century progressed, the intense focus on the Kingdom began to wane as false beliefs began to creep into the Churches. The Apostle Paul wrote that he perceived Christ Believers in his time were “turning away” from the true gospel to “a different gospel” ( Galatians 1:6 ). In what was likely his final letter, Apostle Paul gave multiple warnings about his fear that people were abandoning true doctrines and being led astray into false teachings ( 2 Timothy 2:14-18; 3:13-14; 4:1-3, 14-15 ). Other Apostles wrote similar warnings such as Apostle Peter and also Apostle John and Apostle Jude ( 2 Peter 2:1;) ( 2 John 1:7;) ( Jude 1:4 ).

 

The understanding of the true gospel and the focus on the Kingdom of God were minimized and lost over the centuries after the end of the New Testament era.

 

This what I have found out in my studies and research at the Library Katy, Texas... in A key factor in this was Emperor Constantine’s acceptance of a popular form of Christianity and its subsequent adoption as the official religion of the Roman Empire.

 

Historian Justo Gonzalez writes: “Since the time of Constantine, and due in part to the work of Eusebius and of many others of similar theological orientation, there was a tendency to set aside or to postpone the hope of the early church, that its Lord would return in the clouds to establish a Kingdom of peace and justice. … Eusebius, although more articulate than most, was simply expressing the common feeling among Christians, for whom the advent of Constantine and of the peace he brought about was the final triumph of Christianity over its enemies” (The Story of Christianity, Vol. 1, pp. 134-135).

 

This idea was also promoted by the theologian Augustine of Hippo in his highly influential book The City of God: “Therefore the Church even now is the Kingdom of Christ, and the kingdom of heaven” ( Book XX, Chapter 9 ).

 

This belief became known as amillennialism and is a dominant belief ( in different forms ) in mainstream Christianity, Churches, and Religions today.

 

After the true biblical teaching of the Kingdom of God was removed, the gospel message was changed from the message about the Kingdom to a message primarily about Serving the World. In other words, Christianity, Churches, and Ministries kept the Name of Jesus Christ but abandoned His message.

 

Jesus was very clear that professing His Name but ignoring His teachings is false worship ( Luke 6:46 ).

 

Preaching the true gospel today

The true gospel is not a minor issue. As we have already read, Jesus connected a belief in the true gospel to repentance ( Mark 1:15 ), and the apostle Paul warned that preaching a different gospel brings a curse ( Galatians 1:8-9 ). Believing the true gospel is vital to your Salvation!

 

The true gospel is the message of good news about how we as believers should and must live as if we were already living in heaven, and look for the coming Kingdom of God. It is a message of hope, for this entire world and for you and your family. It is the message that God is building the Kingdom of God in Christ Jesus family that will soon rule the entire earth, bringing peace and happiness.

 

The established Christian Churches and Ministries, as well as Religion, have lost that true gospel message. Our Online Nations Social Media Ministries and the Blogs, Publishes & Biblical Truth Writings and Websites exist to continue the proclamation of the true gospel. Even though we are a minority voice in the world of so much Religion, Wealthy Preachers and Ministries, we are dedicated to teaching the same message that Jesus Christ taught. We are a small voice crying out amid a Global landscape of Religious confusion in Churches and Ministries. In Christ Jesus, our soon coming King Blessed And, Holy Name. Amen.

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