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THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NEAR
Ro. 8:19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.
Ro. 8:20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the
one who subjected it, in hope
Ro. 8:21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the
glorious freedom of the children of God.
Ro. 8:23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we
wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
Ro. 8:29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son,
that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
What do I mean by “the kingdom of God is near”? I simply mean that the time for
adoption or revelation of the sons of God is near. And what is the meaning of “adoption
or revelation of the sons of God”?
May be you have heard about the reading of the will of a prominent man. This usually
happens when the man is dead. For some great men who secretly father children by
different women, it is during the reading and execution of the will that all the children of
the great man are revealed to the world. For example, the will of Nigeria’s late M.K.O.
Abiola required that anyone who claims to have been fathered by M.K.O. should undergo
a DNA test. Anyone whose DNA test is positive is immediately adopted by M.K.O. as his
son or daughter. Adoption as M.K.O.’s son or daughter entitles the adoptee to a portion
of M.K.O.’s wealth as inheritance.
Adoption of the sons of God is similar to the preceding example. God has appointed a
day during which all humans who possess His spiritual DNA will be adopted as His sons.
Every adoptee will be given a share of God’s divinity as His inheritance.
Ep. 1:13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of
your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,
Ep. 1:14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are
God’s possession — to the praise of his glory.
Ep. 1:18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know
the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.
Ep. 5:5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person — such a man is an
idolater — has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Col. 1:12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the
saints in the kingdom of light.
Col. 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,
Col. 3:24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the
Lord Christ you are serving.
Do you have God’s spiritual DNA?
Jn. 3:3 In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no-one can see the kingdom of God unless he
is born again.” [Or born from above]
Jn. 3:5 Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no-one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is
born of water and the Spirit.
In order to acquire God’s spiritual DNA, you must be born from above. Jesus said that
being born again requires being born of water and being born of the Spirit. Being born of
water is baptism in water. Being born of the Holy Spirit is baptism in the Holy Spirit.
Mk. 16:15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.
Mk. 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be
In order to be baptized in water and in the Holy Spirit, a person must understand and
believe the good news or gospel of Jesus Christ (see also Eph. 1:13 quoted in the previous
page). The clearest explanation of the gospel of Jesus Christ can be seen in the book of
Hebrews, chapter 9.
He. 9:15 For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may
receive the promised eternal inheritance — now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from
the sins committed under the first covenant.
He. 9:16 In the case of a will, [Same Greek word as covenant; also in verse 17] it is necessary to
prove the death of the one who made it,
He. 9:17 because a will is in force only when somebody has died; it never takes effect while the
one who made it is living.
Jesus Christ mediated a new covenant between God and mankind. Since a covenant or
will can only go into effect when the person who made it has died and because God
cannot die, God had to represent Himself with His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus died in place
of God, so that God’s will for man can go into effect. What are the terms of this covenant
between God and mankind?
Jn. 6:28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
Jn. 6:29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
Jn. 6:40 For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have
eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
A person who believes in Jesus Christ commits herself/himself to living the way Jesus
Christ lived and to obeying His words. Jesus began his earthly ministry by going to the
man of God of his time, John the Baptist, for baptism in water and in the Holy Spirit. His
follower should do exactly the same thing: go to a real man of God for the purpose of
baptism in water and prayer to receive the Holy Spirit.
Are you a prodigal son?
If you have been born from above, you have been born by God, but you have not yet
been adopted as a son of God. The Holy Spirit that God has given you is a tiny part or
deposit of the inheritance due to you as a son of God. God is watching you to see what
you will do with the deposit already given to you. Will you fritter it away or invest it in
the work of God and thereby grow in the Spirit? The work of God is to live like another
Jesus. Jesus is the only human that God has already adopted as His Son. If you want God
to also adopt you as His Son, you must learn to live as Jesus lived. God only adopts those
who please Him. What you do with the deposit of the Spirit that God gave you when you
were born from above will determine whether or not God will adopt you as His eternal
Mt. 25:14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted
his property to them.
Mt. 25:15 To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent,
each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.
Mt. 25:19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with
Mt. 25:20 The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. `Master,’ he said,
`you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.’
Mt. 25:21 “His master replied, `Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful
with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s
Mt. 25:24 “Then the man who had received the one talent came. `Master,’ he said, `I knew that
you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not
Mt. 25:25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what
belongs to you.’
Mt. 25:29 For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever
does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.
Mt. 25:30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be
weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Mt. 3:17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love;
with him I am well pleased.”
Jn. 8:29 The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for
I always do what pleases him.”
Timing of the Adoption
Re. 12:1 A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the
moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
Re. 12:2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.
Re. 12:5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron sceptre.
And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.
God revealed an astronomical sign that marks the time that He will adopt His sons in Re.
12:1-5. Modern Astronomy has enabled us to know that the sign of Re. 12:1-2 will occur
in the sky on 23rd September, 2017. The sons of God will be adopted in November, 2017;
that is when the rapture will take place. Indeed the kingdom of God is near. You may not
believe it, but it is true.
We have between now and November 2017 to make sure not only that we have been
born from above, but also that we do so many things that please God, so much that He
will be pleased to adopt us as His eternal sons. All it takes to please God is to live exactly
as Jesus lived. Take special note of Eph. 5:5; No immoral, impure or greedy person has
any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Lk. 21:34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and
the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.
Mt. 22:14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”
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