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Kingdom Now and to Come

The greater realization of the Kingdom is yet to come.

Themes in Revelation: The Kingdom of God

Week 11, Sunday: Overcome until We Overcome
Kingdom life here and now involves going forth with our King each day, conquering and to conquer, overcoming everything that stands in the way of Kingdom progress and the glory of God.

We need to make sure we’re ready each day for what this will require of us.

Read Revelation 22

Meditate on the following passages from Revelation
1.      Revelation 6.1-3: Meditate on Ephesians 6.10-20. In which of these areas of spiritual weaponry do you need to see improvement?

2.      Revelation 2, 3: According to Jesus, what especially do churches need to overcome if they are to realize their callings as Kingdom signs and outposts? And if they neglect or fail in this?

3.      Revelation 12.17: Keep the commandments and proclaim the testimony – a witness of works and words. What is the “testimony of Jesus Christ” as you understand it? If someone were to ask why you are a Christian, what would you say?

4.      Revelation 12.17: Our spoken testimony must be supported by a life of love for God and neighbor, defined in the first instance, by the holy and righteous and good Law of God (Rom. 7.12). Meditate on Psalm 1. What are some ways Christians might be able to encourage one another to greater consistency in meditating on and obeying the Law of God?

5.      Revelation 21.1-8; Revelation 22.1-5: What will the Kingdom be like in its full and complete coming, in the new heavens and new earth? Should this vision guide us in seeking the Kingdom day by day? Explain.

My Reflection
How would you explain the Kingdom of God and its role in the life of faith to a new believer?

The Glory of God
The power that brings glory to God through the rule of the Lamb/King is a spiritual power. How should you expect that power to work in bringing glory to God in your walk with and work for the Lord?

Glory to Glory
How will you be able to tell, one year from now, that God’s Kingdom and glory have made progress in you and through your life? How are you preparing for those outcomes even now?

Memorize
Review your memory verses on the Kingdom of God. Pray these verses several times during the day, focusing on a different word or phrase each time.

Closing Prayer
“Great and marvelous are Your works,
Lord God Almighty!
Just and true are Your ways,
O King of the saints!
Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name?
For You alone are holy.
For all nations shall come and worship before You,
For Your judgments have been manifested.”

Revelation 15.3, 4

T. M. Moore

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The book of Revelation is the culminating episode in the story of God’s covenant. To learn more about that covenant, and to discover the way it integrates all of Scripture into the Gospel of Jesus Christ, order a copy of T. M.’s book, I Will Be Your God, by clicking here.

Except as indicated, Scripture taken from the New King James Version. © Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

T.M. Moore

T. M. Moore is principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He and his wife, Susie, make their home in the Champlain Valley of Vermont.
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