The Kingdom of God!
From before God created the world He determined to gather for Himself a people from among all those who would ever live on the earth through the salvation He would provide in His Son, Jesus Christ. God entered into a “Covenant of Grace” with Abraham and the descendants of his son, Isaac, and of his son, Jacob, whose name was changed to “Israel.” God revealed Himself as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and promised that a Savior would come through the line of Jacob’s son, Judah. The “Jewish” people, as they came to be called, were and are God’s “chosen people.” Jesus was the Messiah God had promised. He was and is God’s anointed King! And as the Gospel of salvation, the forgiveness of sins and eternal life, was proclaimed in Jesus’ name following His sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection and ascension, God revealed something that had been a mystery since God made His covenant with Abraham. God had spoken of the mystery already in Genesis 12, as He made His promises to Abraham, but now the mystery was revealed!! In Christ, God would bring a remnant of the Gentiles to Himself through the same covenant He had made with Abraham, the “Covenant of Grace.” By faith in Jesus all who believed would become ONE BODY, the Church, the “called-out ones,” the “assembly.” Those who by His grace are now part of THIS Body have an inheritance with all who have gone before as we await the return of our King!!