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The “Good News” Gospel!

The “Good News” Gospel!

The Bible warns of a false gospel with a false Jesus (2 Corinthians 11:4). Learn the real teachings of Jesus as Richard Ames shows scriptures about the true gospel of the Kingdom of God, true repentance, and true belief.

[The text below represents an edited transcript of this Tomorrow’s World program.]

The End of the World?

The November 2023 National Geographic magazine featured the headline “The Race to Save The Planet: Can Technology Help Fix the Climate Crisis?” An almost universal feeling is that the end of the world is coming soon. And the Doomsday Clock maintained by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists confirms that danger!

Can science save us? Will God save us? Can we have any hope for the future? There is one source that outlines the history of the world and its guaranteed future, and that is this book, the Holy Bible. It reveals from the Creator of the Universe the detailed sequence of prophetic events, the ultimate condition of all nations on earth, and the encouraging future of humanity! On today’s program, we will reveal from the Bible the Good News God has in store for humanity.

There is a NEW world that is coming with the return of Jesus Christ to this earth! He will teach the world a way of life that leads to peace, prosperity, and abundance. And that is the good news, the gospel, that Jesus of Nazareth preached. You have probably never heard that gospel in your local church. But you will hear it on this program, “The Good News Gospel”!

Stay tuned!

A Gospel of Real Hope

We all yearn for good news, but the media and news programs shock us to the reality of apocalyptic dangers and Armageddon! As of January 2024, the famous Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of [the] Atomic Scientists has set the measure of danger to our world as 90 seconds before midnight!

The greatest prophet who ever lived, Jesus of Nazareth, warned that “no flesh would be saved” from the Great Tribulation to come. But He also said that “for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (that’s Matthew 24:21–22). Yes, the Savior of the world WILL intervene! He will return as He said in John 14:3, and He will establish a world of peace and prosperity called “The Kingdom of God.” Do you know THAT is the gospel He Himself preached?

Mark 1:14, “Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.’”

On today’s program, we will share the good news revealed from your Bible! That good news includes a new “world to come” stated in Hebrews 2:5.

In the New Testament of your Bible, the English word “gospel” is translated from the Greek word euaggelion, which according to the NAS Exhaustive Concordance is translated “good news” or according to Thayer’s Greek Lexicon is translated “good tidings” (“euaggelion,”

What IS the good news that Jesus preached? The world’s religions teach many so-called gospels. Which one, if any, is the TRUE gospel? The Apostle Paul warned the church in Corinth that they were accepting most any gospel. 2 Corinthians 11:2,

“For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted—you may well put up with it!”

Or as the NIV states, verse 4, “For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.”

The Corinthians were so tolerant and inclusive that they accepted a false gospel! My friends, have you taken for granted the religious messages given to you in your church? God tells us through the Apostle Paul, “Test all things; hold fast what is good.” That’s why we say on Tomorrow’s World, don’t believe us just because we state something, but prove it from your own Bible. Or as the KJV states it, “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21).

What, then, IS the good news Jesus preached? Again, as we read earlier in Mark 1:14–15, “Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.’”

Here we see three elements in Jesus’ proclamation: One, the Kingdom of God; two, the nature of true repentance; and three, sincere and genuine belief.

Some believe the Kingdom is already here and that the church is the Kingdom! But God from heaven proclaims the COMING Kingdom, ruled by the King of kings, Jesus Christ. Revelation 1:1:

“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place.”

My friends, the book of Revelation is Christ’s message to you! Revelation 1:3:

“Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.”

How do we know that today’s mainstream Christian church is NOT the Kingdom of God? The message is very clear and powerful from heaven. The seventh trumpet announcement proclaims the greatest event in all human history. Read it in your own Bible! Revelation 11:15,

“Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!’”

That’s the wonderful news of the gospel. The warring, selfish, oppressive nations of the world will be conquered and controlled by the King of kings! But first, the nations will fight against Christ at His coming! Revelation 11:18,

“The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, and those who fear Your name, small and great, and should destroy those who destroy the earth.”

My friends, will you fight against God? You need to be on God’s side and rejoice in the coming Kingdom of God. As Jesus said, you also need to “believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15).

The Saints Will Rule With Jesus Christ

In the first part of our program, we saw that the gospel Jesus Himself preached was the Kingdom of God. The good news is the coming world of peace and prosperity under the Kingdom or government of God, ruled by the King of kings and Lord of lords. It will come after the great battle of Armageddon, or as it states in Revelation 16:14, “the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”

Christ will win that battle, as we saw in the first part of our program:

“These [nations] will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful” (Revelation 17:14).

“And the LORD shall be King over all the earth” (Zechariah 14:9).

What kind of government will rule all nations? First, the Kingdom has a ruler. And who is that? In Revelation 19 we read,

“And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” (Revelation 19:16).

In the coming Kingdom of God, all peoples and all nations will learn the way to peace. Thank God for His loving government that will ensure world peace for all nations. The amazing world to come will have a universal system of laws to ensure godly liberty and freedom. Notice that in Micah 4:2,

“Many nations shall come and say, ‘Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.’ For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”

Weapons of war will be turned into instruments of peace and productivity. Some of you may have seen the sculpture outside of the United Nations in New York, depicting a man beating a sword into a plowshare. Imagine how the world will be transformed from destructive ways to productive ways. Micah 4:3, “He shall judge between many peoples, and rebuke strong nations afar off; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.”

Yes, God’s divine government will produce universal peace. The awesome prophecy of Isaiah will finally and completely be fulfilled:

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this (Isaiah 9:6–7).

The Prince of Peace will govern all nations! And who will assist Christ in ruling the nations?

The Apostle Peter asked Jesus what the apostles’ responsibilities would be. Matthew 19:28, “So Jesus said to them, ‘Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.’”

Jesus also gave a vision of the kingdom to his disciples, Peter, James, and John. He told them in Matthew 16:28, “Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.” Whom did they see in that vision? Matthew 17:1, “Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him” (Matthew 17:1–3). Yes, Moses and Elijah will be major governmental leaders in the kingdom to come. Then Jesus told His disciples, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead” (Matthew 17:9).

Who else will assist Christ in governing the world? In the inspiring free booklet we’re offering today, Dr. Roderick Meredith writes this concerning “Organization of God’s Kingdom”: “Who will rule under Christ? God certainly trained Abraham for a top position of high responsibility in the world ahead. Scripture calls Abraham ‘the heir of the world’ (Romans 4:13). Yes, God will reward Abraham for his faith by giving him a position of service over the whole earth!” (p. 4).

Yes, Abraham is the “heir of the world.” And WE will participate in that future IF we are truly Christian.

As it tells us in Galatians the third chapter: “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:26–29).

Not only will Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob be rulers in the coming Kingdom, but so will ancient King David. God will unite the house of Judah and the house of Israel into one nation.

And who will rule over them in God’s coming Kingdom? Ezekiel 37:24,

“David My servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd; they shall also walk in My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them. Then they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob My servant, where your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children’s children, forever; and My servant David shall be their prince forever” (Ezekiel 37:24–25).

Ancient King David was a man after God’s own heart, as it tells us in Acts 13:22. King David ruled over the combined kingdoms of Judah and Israel, and he will have that responsibility in God’s coming Kingdom.

Embracing the Kingdom: A Call to Transformation

And, my friends, you could be a part of that Kingdom. Faithful Christians will serve under Christ as kings and priests! Listen to the song of the saints in Revelation 5:9, speaking of Christ,

“You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, [now listen to this] And have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth” (Revelation 5:9–10).

But how can we ever have lasting peace among nations? The answer, my friends, is by a change in human nature. Your Bible reveals the problem of human nature. Romans 8:7, “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.” The RSV states it this way: “For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, indeed it cannot.” Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” Or as the NIV states it, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?”

That’s why God has an awesome plan of salvation—that we can be converted from human nature to divine nature. If you have come to the place in YOUR life where you have repented and believe the gospel as Jesus stated in Mark 1:15, you may want to consider committing your life to Christ and to counsel for baptism. God made it plain what a repentant sinner must do.

The Apostle Peter stated in Acts 2:38, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

The Lamb of God, our Savior, Jesus Christ, paid for your sins by His blood. We have been redeemed by “the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” as it tells us in 1 Peter 1:19. Friends, you need to believe the good news that you can be forgiven of your sins.

The way to peace among all nations is a change in human nature. That change begins with education. We learn from the prophet Isaiah that peoples from all over the world will travel to the capital of the world to be reeducated!

“Many people shall come and say, ‘Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.’ For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore” (Isaiah 2:3–4).

Instead of massive military expenditures on deadly weapons of mass destruction, nations will invest in the health and prosperity of their peoples!

The Messiah, the Prince of Peace, will teach all people in His Kingdom to repent of their evil and carnal nature. The prophet Ezekiel gives an example of the future survivors from the Great Tribulation. Ezekiel 36:24,

“For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God” (Ezekiel 36:24–28).

Yes, God will give them a humble and teachable heart. A heart that will learn the very love of God. As it tells us in 1 John 5:3, “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.” The whole world will learn the way to peace and true values. You need to seek that coming Kingdom. Jesus stated the very purpose and goal in life: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (that’s Matthew 6:33)

Embracing the Vision: The Glorious Kingdom of God on Earth

In the conclusion of our program, I’d like to give you hope and encouragement. The good news of God’s coming Kingdom reveals the role faithful Christians will have in the world ahead. True Christians will be serving all nations as kings and priests, assisting the King of kings in re-educating the world to the way of true love, peace, and prosperity. Revelation 20 describes the role of faithful Christians during the Millennium, the thousand-year reign of Christ on the earth. Revelation 20:6,

“Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.”

My friends, visualize the transformed world under the King of kings. The amazing world ahead, the glorious Kingdom of God on earth, will produce beauty and productivity the world has never known. God has blessed the earth with awesome majestic mountains, fertile valleys, and productive plains. We marvel at pristine lakes and churning oceans. We appreciate the variety of flowers, plant life, birds, animals, and sea life. Even the very nature of ANIMALS will change.

Isaiah gives us this Millennial vision, ISAIAH 11:6,

“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea” (Isaiah 11:6–9).

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