The most important way we proclaim The Gospel of The Kingdom is to live a noble life.
At the beginning of his inspired Word, Peter exhorts his readers, including us, to live a noble life.
“Therefore prepare your minds for action. Be sober, and set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Yeshua the Messiah — as children of obedience, not conforming yourselves according to your former lusts as in your ignorance, but just as he who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all of your behavior, because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”” 1 Peter 1:13-16.
God called us into His Kingdom and Glory and made us a people for His Own possession to proclaim the excellence of him.
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. In the past, you were not a people, but now are God’s people, who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” 1 Peter 2:9-10.
God our Father sent Messiah Jesus to show and tell The Gospel of The Kingdom and go to the cross for the forgiveness of our sins.
On the third day, God raised Him from the dead and 40 days later, He ascended into heaven. He “freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father.”
“Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.” Revelation 1:4-7 ESV (Colossians 1:9-14)
When we show our love of God and one another through our lifestyle, our actions speak louder than words.
The people of the world see how we live in righteousness peace and joy, God prepares their hearts to “glorify God when He visits them .”
“Dear friends, I urge you, as guests and strangers in the world: Refuse to do what the body wants, because its appetites fight against the soul. Live a noble life among the people of the world, that instead of accusing you of doing wrong, they may see the good you do and glorify God when He visits them.” 1 Peter 2:11-12 AAT.
Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Paul tells us;
“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are expedient. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be brought under the power of anything. “Foods for the belly, and the belly for foods,” but God will bring to nothing both it and them. But the body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. Now God raised up the Lord, and will also raise us up by his power. Don’t you know that your bodies are members of Messiah? Shall I then take the members of Messiah and make them members of a prostitute? May it never be! Or don’t you know that he who is joined to a prostitute is one body? For, “The two”, he says, “will become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit. Flee sexual immorality! “Every sin that a man does is outside the body,” but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:12-19 (Romans 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23)
Scripture quoted above is from the World Messianic Bible unless otherwise noted.
~ Bill Bremer