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LESSON 20

Treasures in Heaven, Continued

The Kingdom of Heaven

The Victory wrought in Christ

The greatest Kingdom of all ages is coming, and will be established forever. The King of this Great Kingdom is Christ Jesus. He will subdue all His enemies and exercise His authority and power over theirs and will be victorious.

  1 Corinthians 15:21-25 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

Accuser of the brethren is cast down

Salvation is the end of condemnation, the victory of grace and mercy through the blood of Jesus. The evidence of this wonderful salvation will be the establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven.

  Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

Judgment is given to the Saints, overthrowing the antichrist kingdom

Through the Cross of Jesus, the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead we have seen the victory of life over death. O death where is thy sting, O grave where is thy victory?

Here we see the victory of the cross, where Christ spoiled principalities and powers, making a show of them openly, what a glorious day. Who has the keys of death and hell?

 

  Colossians 2:13-15 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

  Revelation 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

The Saints overthrow the antichrist kingdom

  Daniel 7:21-22 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.