The premise of this site is that the eternal Kingdom of God was established by Yeshua (Jesus) in the first century AD, and that with each generation this Kingdom grows until it fills the earth. This was conveyed most clearly in the simple prayer of Yeshua:
Matthew 6:9-10: “…May your kingdom come, your will being done on earth as it is in heaven…”
The Kingdom “coming” is evidenced when those who believe in God accomplish his will according to his word, the Bible, within their daily lives here on this earth.
The simplicity of the Bible message is contained within the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount. Why these two passages? Because the apostle John declared this to be the case when he wrote the following:
John 1:17: “The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Yeshua Messiah.”
Contrary to most contemporary understanding, these are not contradictory principles, but complementary principles. The law (basis of all human conduct revealed by Moses) and grace and truth (the application of the law on our hearts, summarized in the Sermon on the Mount as taught by Yeshua) are both necessary for God’s will to be accomplished on this earth.
It is further summed up by Yeshua in the following verses:
Matthew 22:36-40: “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And Yeshua said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
Love God with all of your being and love others. These two commandments are a summary of the Ten Commandments which are the basis of all the commandments in the Bible. According to Yeshua, these are the most rudimentary expectations of human conduct that God has for all people.
The central teachings of Yeshua have been recorded for us in what has come to be known as the Sermon on the Mount. The seven topics below are outlined from that teaching. These provide guidelines for how we should go about fulfilling the goals of loving God and loving others, thereby accomplishing God’s will on the earth as his Kingdom continually expands.
- First and foremost, your desires should be directed to the Kingdom of God, and doing the right thing according to his standards, and your needs will be provided for.
- Demonstrate virtue and purity that exceeds those who are merely following external commands. Be a person of your word.
- All stumbling-blocks to righteousness must be removed from your life with extreme diligence.
- Have a pure and blameless heart at all times, and you will be blessed, seeing God.
- Do not be anxious about what hasn’t happened yet; let the future carry its own anxieties.
- Make peace; do peace, and you will be blessed, being recognized as a child of God.
- Extend mercy and compassion to others and you will be blessed, receiving mercy in return.
Visit the 7 Principles link to see how each of these concepts can be expanded with their main ideas.
Visit the Kingdom Charter link to see the application of the Ten Commandments for believers today.