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September 2, 2007

The Hope of the Church of the One Body – Part 5. If you were to ask the average Christian, what his or her hope would be, they might speak of the return of Christ. Then they may take you to this passage in the Matthew 25:31-34 (KJV) “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come , ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:” This passage in Matthew 25 ties in with the verses in Revelation 19:11-16. However, all of the passages that deal with these timeframes have Jesus in the context of King because his Kingdom will be established here on Earth. The gentiles have nothing to do with this calling or inheritance. All these scriptures are directed to Israel. There are three prophetic periods that Jesus talked about in the Gospels. This lesson covers these periods but when reviewing all the scriptures, it is important to keep them in context since none of these passages applies to the church of the one body. You see the context in these three passages: Matthew 15:24 “But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” Matthew 10:5-6 “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” The lesson on September 2, 2007 continues the audio series on the hope of the church.



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