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Old 12-24-2009, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Prattville, Alabama
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John 18:35Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done? 36Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. 37Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
Luke 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.


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Old 12-24-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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How can some imaginary city can be measured?

Spiritual "things" are not imaginary. They are real, and even if not physical, they still have breadth, and length, and depth, and height.
  • Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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Luke 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.


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Can't have a kingdom without a king
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:01 PM
 
Location: In God's Hand
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Luke 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.


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Amen Firstborn.....there are so many waiting for the "Great Disappearing Act" or waiting for some imaginary "sinless earth" to appear and fix all of our problems...what they DON'T GET is the Kingdom is here NOW in each one of us, we are the NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH/THE NEW JERUSALEM and our mission is to enlarge the Kingdom NOW....why do so many MISS THIS ENTIRELY?


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Old 12-24-2009, 02:04 PM
 
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Spiritual "things" are not imaginary. They are real, and even if not physical, they still have breadth, and length, and depth, and height.
  • Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
I agree about the love of Christ... which is without measure.

However, a charge was levelled against street of gold as being imaginary, and Revelation depicts it as physical and able to be measured.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:08 PM
 
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Can't have a kingdom without a king
Yep.

The truth of the Kingdom of God within us does not negate the reality of the coming kingdom of God on earth under the reign of Jesus Christ, the King of kings which will occur after the great tribulation.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:22 PM
 
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I agree about the love of Christ... which is without measure.

However, a charge was levelled against street of gold as being imaginary, and Revelation depicts it as physical and able to be measured.
I believe that is symbolic language, though not about anything imaganinary.
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:56 PM
 
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I believe that is symbolic language, though not about anything imaganinary.
God be willing, we shall see soon enough.
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Old 12-25-2009, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Prattville, Alabama
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Can't have a kingdom without a king
Is not Christ in us??? And is he not the KING????
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Old 12-25-2009, 06:03 AM
 
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Yep.

The truth of the Kingdom of God within us does not negate the reality of the coming kingdom of God on earth under the reign of Jesus Christ, the King of kings which will occur after the great tribulation.
You are correct.....only if you try to read a book of "SIGNS & SYMBOLS" literally. You do know the definition for a sign and a symbol don't you?

The Book of Revelation is a SYMBOLIC book....which means it depicts something else and IS NOT to be taken word for word literally.
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