The Kingdom of Israel

Jesus told His disciples to wait in Jerusalem for the baptism of the Holy Spirit. They could tell that something special was about to happen. They thought it was a good time to ask Jesus something they had been wondering about, “Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, ‘Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?'” (Acts 1:6).
They fully expected the restoration of Israel as a kingdom and they wondered if that was the time. What they were thinking exactly, perhaps we cannot tell, but shortly after this, Jesus ascended to heaven and sat down next to the heavenly Father. From that time Jesus has reigned as king. Moreover, the true kingdom is of the spirit and the true Israel is of the spirit. In that sense, Jesus restored the kingdom to Israel and everyone, whether Jew or Gentile, who obeys the Lord enters the spiritual kingdom of Israel.
Are you in that kingdom?

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Don Ruhl

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