The Fall of Jerusalem

Though Israel is a race and nation separated by God as His own people, they do not have a history of long lasting peace. There are political and religious reasons it. They were formed out of nothing from a single person, Abraham. But all of his descendants do not became Israel. The genealogical descent of Israel starts from Jacob, the grandson of Abraham. The twelve tribes of Israel are known after the sons of Jacob. Abraham started from Mesopotamia, hoping to inherit a land of Canaan that God had promised him. He came to Canaan and lived there as a stranger. His descendants went to Egypt and lived there for more than 400 years. Later they came to Canaan again, defeated the inhabitants and occupied the land. From this point in the history, the Israelites had a mixed life of peace, war and exile. And they are still fighting to safe guard their Promised Land. Israel have a history unequalled with any other race or nation.

Characteristics of the Kingdom of God

What are the characteristics of the Kingdom of God, according to Jesus Christ? This is what we are discussing in this video. The basic concept of the kingdom of God is that it is not a worldly kingdom or it is not an earthly kingdom. This is a truth confessed by our Lord Himself during the crucifixion trial. He was standing before Pilate, the Roman governor, as a political prisoner. Pilate asked Him: "Are You the King of the Jews?" (John 18: 33). There is an error in this question. Jesus was the king of the Jews as well as the King of all who believed in Him. He makes clear this truth in His answer.

John 18: 36, 37

36  Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here."

37 Pilate therefore said to Him, "Are You a king then?" Jesus answered, "You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice."