Is The Good News of the Kingdom Being Preached?

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One of the key features that would lead up to the end – not if this world – but the world yet to come and before God’s Kingdom spreads down over the earth, is the preaching of the Good News of the Kingdom. Jesus says at Matthew 24:14:

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Before we can ascertain what the Good News or Gospel of the Kingdom is, we must first establish what end Jesus was referring to in association with the preaching of this Good News of the Kingdom.

What Will End?

If we look at Matthew 24:3, Jesus’ disciples asked him a question; they asked:

As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?

At Matthew 24:1-2, the discussion Jesus was having with his disciples was about the buildings of the temple and it eventually being destroyed. So, why would the disciples ask such a question at Matthew 24:3? What do the buildings of the temple stones being thrown down have to do with Jesus’ coming and the end of the age?

The answer: Jesus was not referring to the literal temple being destroyed, he was referring to something much greater. Jesus’ use of the temple buildings being thrown down was a reference to the future event of his 1000 year kingdom over the earth being established at his coming and his one-thousand-year Kingdom ending. The end of the age is the end of his (yet to come) one-thousand year Kingdom over the earth.

Jesus’ disciples came to understand this and that is why they could ask Jesus: “When will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age? Please notice that this throwing down is associated with Christ’s second coming. How could the literal destruction of a literal stone temple be associated with Christ’s second coming? That makes no sense. What does make sense is that Jesus was referring to something much greater than the literal Temple of Solomon.

They essentially were asking Jesus: “What will be the sign that you are in kingdom power (his presence), when will this happen, and when will your kingdom end?”

By using the temple Solomon initially built as representing his future 1000 year kingdom on earth, Jesus was showing that his future Kingdom over the earth will not be an indefinite kingdom, it would run its course of one-thousand years and then be thrown down – or come to an end. (Revelation 20:6-8)

So, the reference to ‘then the end of the age” is with reference to Jesus’ future 1000 year kingdom coming to an end. This, of course, is not what the system of religion called by men Christianity, teaches. They reject this understanding because it does not fit with what they have been teaching the world for hundreds of years. To admit error would lead to a loss of credibility. Thus, they would rather “save face” and let persons believe error than ensuring that they receive an accurate understanding. Their pride, arrogance, and no-it-all mentality is more in important to them than the truth. And, that is the truth!

The Scripture at Matthew 24:14 that says, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” is referring to the preaching of The Good News of the Kingdom to the entire world that will be in existence after Christs kingdom ends.

YOU

Notice that it was Jesus’ disciples who asked the question at Matthew 24:3. In answer, Jesus used the word YOU in addressing his disciples. For example, at Matthew 24:6 Jesus says:

You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.

How can his disciples hear of wars and rumors of wars and they have been dead now almost 2000 years? Yet, today many reading these Scriptures are applying them to our time period today? This is a grave mistake and a teaching of error.

The time period in which Jesus was speaking would have to be in a time period in which the disciples who were with him about 2000 years ago – when they asked the question – would be alive again.

The only time period this could be is when they will have been resurrected from the dead back to life again on the earth. That time period is a future one and it would have to be within Christ’s future one-thousand-year Kingdom and paradise on earth.

The events of Matthew Chapter 24 could only have fulfillment within, and towards the end, of Christs one-thousand-year Kingdom, not today.

None of those disciples who were with Jesus on the Mount of Olives on that day more than 2000 years ago are with us today; yet, the reference to YOU in these Scriptures refer to them.

It will be towards the end of Jesus’ age or Kingdom – as Satan begins to ascend out of the Abyss – that those twelve disciples and those of us resurrected and alive in those future days, do the events of Mathew Chapter 24 have meaning.

Coming With Kingdom Power

Christs coming to the earth is not a literal coming. No human will see him in the flesh again. His coming is an exercise of kingly power and authority over the earth while in heaven.  

He will have authority over the earth and take full control of it. One of his first acts as King is to resurrect all of dead mankind from their graves into his kingdom. This he promised a condemned man and he promised this to all of mankind. (John 5:28-29 and Luke 23:43)

At Matthew 24:3, when his disciples asked him what will be the sign of your coming, they knew they would never see him again in the flesh. That is why they asked what would be the sign of his presence. Yet, they would not see this sign because the sign is seen in heaven, not on earth. That is, only those residing in heaven – angels and even Satan – will witness or see this sign. (Matthew 24:30)

As King, Christ Abysses Satan for 1000 years and resurrects all of dead mankind. This resurrection will call out of the graves men, women and children from every time period in human history. All thrust together and bringing with them only the things they knew prior to dying. Thrown suddenly into the mix are people who were enemies with each other, people with prejudices, and bad personalities. That initial world of Christ kingdom will be a mess. It will take the King Christ 1000 years to clean them up and teach them righteousness and persons presentable to God and candidates for entry into God’s indefinite and everlasting Kingdom when it comes down to the earth.

When Will The Good News of God’s Kingdom Be Preached and Who Will Preach It?

According to the organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses (The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society – an organization I was a loyal member of for over 25 years – the Good News of God’s Kingdom is being preached by them. I am 100 percent certain that it is not. In fact, I am 100 percent certain that no human is preaching it or will preach it.

However, when asked the question, “What is that Good News of the Kingdom message and where is it written down, no one is clear what it is. Knocking on doors and placing Watch Tower publications with persons they meet in their homes, on the street, and in their businesses is the preaching of the Good News as far as they are concerned. They sincerely believe this. Yet, no one can show in Scripture what that Good News of the Kingdom message is. So, is it being preached?

The answer is no and here is why? The revelation by Jesus Christ that God gave him at Revelation 14:6 says that an angel – a single angel – will declare the Good News of the Kingdom to the entire world, not humans. Revelation 14:6 says:

And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, and he had everlasting good news to declare as glad tidings to those who dwell on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people,

The Watch Tower organization ignores this Scripture and when it is raised; they twist it around to say that angels  (notice plural) in mid-heaven will direct humans on earth to preach the Good News of the Kingdom. That these angels direct the “preaching work” on the ground by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Yet, that is not what Revelation 14:6 says. It is clear, that an angel himself will declare the Good News of the Kingdom.

If one believes the Revelation by Jesus Christ that God gave him, then they would trust what the Master says is true: an angel will declare it.

Since and angel will declare the Good News of the Kingdom, it stands to reason that an angel will be given that message to declare. Therefore, no human or human agency knows what that Good News of the kingdom message is no more than any human or human agency can know when Christ second presence will occur. (Matthew 24:36, Matthew 24:42, Acts 1:7)

Yet, the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society – today – claims to be preaching the Good News of the Kingdom and they claim they know the month and year Christ’s second presence occurred. 

When the angel does declare the Good News of the Kingdom, it will occur the future time period after Christ’s kingdom ends and Satan ascends out of the abyss and establishes a beastly system of rule over the earth.

Any preaching of a Good News of the Kingdom within our current period of time would make no sense because something as important as that, God would have entrusted with His Son to preach and would have ensured that he would be on earth within this time period to see that it be accomplished.

Yet, the Most High God did not send His Son 2000 years ago to preach this Good News of the Kingdom – and this is important – as a WITNESS – to all the world. The time period and the world in which the Son of God was sent was one in need of a Savior because the entire world from Adam up to now is tossed about like Sheep without a Shepherd. The world today is innocent and, because of Adam, dying. God and Christ know this. That is why when Jesus appeared on the worldly scene, he did not come with messages of condemnation. He came with a message of love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness. Something the religious system today claiming to represent him have failed to emulate.

It can only be in a time period where ALL of the nations of men are NOT innocent, but fully knowing and restored to their Creator that this Good News of the Kingdom will be preached, and there is very good reason why that future world of restored mankind will have that Good News of the Kingdom message declared to them by the angel. That time period is after Christ 1000 year kingdom ends. And the reason: That entire world will be misled by Satan when he is released from his 1000 year abyssing.

It is a future perfect world of resurrected mankind – that have gone through Christ’s 1000 year Kingdom – that Satan, when he is released, goes out to mislead. And, he will succeed. 

Since ALL of the world will be misled by Satan, no human could possibly preach the Good News of God’s Kingdom or be entrusted to preach it. So an angel will be entrusted with declaring it to ALL of that misled un-numbered Great Crowd on the earth. The result of the declaration by the angel of the Good News of the Kingdom is what will begin to open the eyes of some of those who were misled. And, they will eventually remove their support (worship) from the Wild Beast and its image.

The declaration of the Good News of the Kingdom by this angel will serve as a witness because that future world  – AFTER Christ’s kingdom ends – will have no excuse as it does today. Today, we do not know what we are doing so we are innocent. In those future days after Christ’s kingdom ends, we will know because Christ’s kingdom of 1000 years will have taught us. So none will be innocent. Their actions are liable to God’s judgment.

The angel that will declare the Good News is the only one qualified to do so: Michael.

Jesus said something of great prophetic import at Luke 4:43. He said that he would be the one declaring the Good News about God’s Kingdom. Many do not see that he was pointing to a greater preaching that would involve not just cities and towns, but a declaration to an entire world before the end comes. If Jesus preached such a message more than 2000 years ago on a small scale, it stands to reason that he – as Michael the Archangel – will be the one preaching the Good News about God’s Kingdom on a much larger scale as a witness to the entire world in future days.

But he said to them: “Also to other cities I must declare the good news of the kingdom of God, because for this I was sent forth.

Remember when Jesus first arrived on the earthly scene. What was established? A religious system that had tight control over his people, the Jews. Jesus called his first followers out of that religious system to himself as his disciples. Jesus’ teaching and preaching that resulted in people coming out of that religious system was a Good News message; but NOT the Good News of the Kingdom he referred to at Matthew 24:14.

A parallel event will occur in the future after his 1000 year kingdom ends. The fruit Christ leaves behind after his 1000 year kingdom ends are his people or subjects. These are a Great Crowd of people from every nation and language. They will have all been under his righteous rule of 1000 years. However, after his kingdom ends, Satan enters in to mislead them all. Like the Jewish religious system of old who held all captive by the Law, Satan takes all in those days captives into his beastly system of rule.

To release these all of these captives, Michael (Christ) declares the Good News of the Kingdom to them. Like the first 12 disciples, some will respond to that message and remove their support of the wild beast and its image. Like the Jewish religious leaders of old who sought to kill Jesus, so do those leaders within Satan’s Beastly system (The False Prophet)  incite the people with their own utterances to silence or put to death Christs followers who came out of the clutches of the Wild Beast.

The messages of the False Prophet and the declaration of the angel of the Good News of the Kingdom, is Armageddon. The Great Tribulation will be suffered upon those who listened to the declaration of the angel and who removed their support from the Wild Beast and its image. The Great Tribulation will take the faithful through an unspecified period of persecution by the very ones claiming to be godly; their former Brethren.

Any claims today of a Good News of the Kingdom being preached by any human or human agency is one of the biggest errors being committed today by religious organization agency. They think God has told them to do this. God has not. Christ’s command to us was not to preach any Good News of the Kingdom. He did not speak of such a preaching mission for his disciples. Instead, his command as to what we are to do until our lives expire and he calls us out of the death-state is given at Matthew 28:19-20. Notice that there is no mention of any Good News of the Kingdom preaching:

Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded. And, look! I am with YOU all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.”

His command is clear: Make disciples by teaching them to observe the things he command. Jesus’ next statement is to build our faith. He is telling us that even when we die, he is with us (will remember us) until the end. Why? Because he will resurrect us from the dead.
No mission to preach the Good News by any human has been given today nor will it. When it is preached, an angel will preach it.
I do not care what religious organizations say on this subject. They are all arrogant and have turned off their ears concerning what Christ has said about this.
I will obey the utterance of the Most High God at Luke 9:35:
This is my Son, the one that has been chosen. Listen to him.

R. Jerome Harris

A Disciple of Christ in the strictest sense. I belong to no religious organization. I view Christ as my only Head, Master, Teacher, Owner, and Lord. (John 8:31-32, 1Cor 11:3) His God is my God and I champion his teachings above anything issuing out of ANY religious organization.

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