Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Christ gave His life for us, and, although we can get to heaven, it is quite apparent from scripture that we can have greater or less reward when we get there. We are saved by Grace, yet rewarded for what we do. This is called the doctrine of Eternal Reward.
Psalm 1:5 says, “Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.” We understand that the sinners will be judged, but so too will the believers, made righteous by the blood of Jesus Christ.
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“They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Kingdom Now? Not quite…
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.”
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Kingdom, At Hand, Looks at a different place, and, similar to the power of sin in the individual life of a believer, accomplishes the visible by means of an invisible change.
If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
If you’re in it, you will live a certain way.
Most Happy are the Poor in Spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream, and visions passed through his mind as he was lying on his bed. He wrote down the substance of his dream.
Daniel said: “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea. Four great beasts, each different from the others, came up out of the sea.
This is understood as the parallel to Daniel 2. Daniel 2 was Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, this is Daniel’s. While Nebuchadnezzar saw the kingdoms, Daniel apparently sees the spirits of the kingdoms. The four winds church the great sea, and four distinct beasts came up out of it.
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