Reversing the Curse pt. 5: The Kingdom of God

Femi Olutade
Feb 16, 2018 · 20 min read
Hope for the Messianic Kingdom — The Bible Project — Read Scripture — Amos

The End of the Israel’s Kingdoms

Samaria and the Northern Kingdom of Israel was conquered by the Assyrians in 722 BCE — The Bible Project — Messiah
The people of Jerusalem worship God in the Temple while also sacrificing their own children in the Valley of Hinnom. Jeremiah declared that this valley, would be eternally cursed and the Temple would be destroyed — The Bible Project — Read Scripture — Jeremiah
The Babylonian armies destroy the Temple and take the Israelites to Babylon in chains — The Bible Project — Read Scripture — Kings

The Gospel According to Augustus Caesar

Augustus Caesar, depicted in The Augustus of Prima Porta, a marble statue from the 1st century CE
Good News = Euangélion = Gospel — The Bible Project — Gospel of the Kingdom
The Israelites looked forward to the day when the Messiah would come and force all other nations to recognize Israel’s God — The Bible Project — Read Scripture — Jeremiah

The Gospel According to an Unexpected Messiah

Jesus announces the Kingdom of God — The Bible Project — Gospel of the Kingdom
Jesus believed that he was fulfilling the words of the prophet Isaiah by sharing good new with the disinherited and freeing slaves — The Bible Project — Read Scripture — Luke pt 1
The image the Israelites had in the head of the Messiah coming into his kingdom — The Bible Project — Gospel of the Kingdom

Where Is This Heavenly Kingdom?

Who Can Live under God’s Rule?

The gospel writers depict Jesus as the prophet who is greater than Moses — The Bible Project — Read Scripture — Matthew pt 1

The Blessings Offered in the Kingdom of God

Abraham and the Example of Divine Blessings

God promised to bless all families through Abraham — The Bible Project — Read Scripture — Genesis Part 2
The people of Israel were meant to give a tenth of their income to the poor and another tenth to those who were devoted to God’s temple, The Bible Project — Read Scripture — Deuteronomy

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