God's Kingdom now
Understanding God's Kingdom and Covenants
(Please read my notice of correction following the end of my Hub)
Jesus Christ said in Matthew 6:33 (KJV) " But seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."
But what I have discovered is most mainstream christian are not seeking the Kingdom of God, but in fact, they are searching for the "true" Church or Religion.
We fail to see how God's covenants with man is directly related to the Kingdom of God. We do not even know what the true covenants are. For example. most everyone I know believes God gave Moses one covenant in the Old Testament. However, I can provide proof God gave Moses not one but TWO covenants.
Deuteronomy 29:1 states: These are the words of the COVENANT which the Lord commanded Moses to give to the children of Isreal in the land of Moab; BESIDES the COVENANT which He made with them in Horeb.
(For those who don't know Horeb is the land area around Mt. Sinai)
Moses goes on to say in Deuteronomy 31: 24 thru 27 which states: 24. So it was, when Moses had completed writting the words of this Law in the Book, when they were finished; 25 that Moses commanded the Levites,who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord, saying; 26 Take this Book of the Law, and put it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be a witness against you; 17 for I know your rebellion and your stiff neck. If TODAY, while I am with you, you have been rebellious against the Lord, then how much more after my death?
So my point in this, if Moses was repeating the first covenant given to him by God, then why would he write it again in the Book of the Law as noted in verse 24?
Without a doubt both covenants are closely related but at the same time very different. If one would take the time and with careful study they will see it.
Also, if one would research the word Deuteronomy they wil discover the Greek word for it is: deuteronomion; Deuteros meaning SECOND and Nomos meaning LAW (Second Law). So why doesn't christian religion reveal this to all christians? Shouldn't this be important for us to be aware of ? Doesn't this have an effect on the Old Covenant? And yet, we never hear about this in mainstream churches.
I find all the above verses important to note, because mainstream christian churches seem to miss this fact of TWO covenants given to Moses from God. So until we get all of God's covenants with man right, we all will have a hard time "Seeking the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness.
His Convenants are the reasons God gave us the Book of Revelation. Without the Book of Revelation his covenants with man can not be completely fulfilled.
We must further understand that not all covenants from God apply to just mankind as noted in the Book of Genesis chapter 9 . And yet this too has a role in God's Kingdom. Just in the Book of Genesis alone God gives two covenants for two different reasons. The Book of Geneses is the only Book which contians two covenants, one covenant applies to all of mankind and all animals of the earth and the other covenant which God made with Abraham and his seed. At least one of these two covenants in Genesis will have an impact on how end time events will and will not occur.
The reason I believe we have so much problems within christian religion today and in the past is the lack of OUR understanting of the full CONTEXTS in which the covenants were meant by God. This explains the lack of unity in what we believe to be the Body of Christ. The real Body of Christ, who ever they are, understands the CONTEXTS of the covenants or they are on their way to understanding by "Seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness", FRIST.
Therefore all covenants God has with man directly effects the Book of Revelation to it's last page.
And finally I wish to remind everyone of something that Jesus Christ once said in Luke 17: part of verse 21:
" For indeed, the Kingdom of God is within YOU."
Notice of correction: Althought I still feel the part of this Hub relating to the two covenants given to Moses still applies, I wish to correct my initial understanding. In a number of my comments following this Hub, I have provided my initial understanding that the second covenant, which at first I had believed started in Deuteromony chapter 6 and continue through to chapter 31. But as it turns out I was wrong. Based on evidence pointed out to me from a fellow christian Hubber, I now realized my err. The covenant mentioned in Deuteromony 29: 1( which is mentioned in the Hub) is referring to a second covenant which STARTS at Chapter 29 and ends around the mid point of chapter 31. This, I now believe, is the second covenant given to Moses.
It is my hope that you, (the reader ) will take this notice into account if and when you read my comments this notice is referring too.
I wish to thank this fellow christian Hubber for his insight and pointing out my initial err.
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