In the last post I looked at what it means for us to be citizens of a kingdom. We are there to serve the King and do his bidding. But we serve a loving and merciful King! Recently I did an extensive study through the NT to see what the good news of the Kingdom is. Here's a brief summary of the benefits we have by being in the Kingdom:
1. Our sins are forgiven:
believe, turn (repent) from our sins and are baptized, we will be forgiven.
This brings us peace with God.
2. We've become a new creation
His laws are now written on our hearts so we don't live by a rule book but by his divine nature inside us.
3. Healing and
Jesus announced the good news of the
Kingdom to the poor and demonstrated it by healing every
kind of sickness and illness. He had authority over every demon. We have authority
over all the power of the enemy when we use the name of Jesus. We can see the captives set free. The Kingdom of God is not just fancy talk; it is living by
4. We have eternal life:
Jesus died on the cross, so that everyone
who believes in him will have eternal life—in fact, has already passed from death to life. One day we will have resurrected, spiritual bodies, full of power.
5. The Holy
Spirit fills and empowers us:
Spirit will never leave us but lives within us. He teaches us and leads us into all truth and testifies of Jesus. He will convict the world. He brings glory to Jesus
6. We have a relationship
God is our Father and we are his sons and
daughters. We are adopted into His
family. Eternal life
is knowing God and Jesus. We are now friends of Jesus rather than
7. Relationship with others:
As his body, we are family together
Now all of that is Good News!!