Scripture states that God’s Redemptive Plan for mankind was conceived before the very foundations of the world. His benevolent plan was to create a new race of people from any and all who would accept Jesus of Nazareth as their savior.
Ephesians 1:1-14 (KJV)
2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
So what is this Kingdom of God Race?
To begin with the Kingdom of God Race is opposite to, and more improved than the Human Race.
The Human Race is fragmented into race (Jew or Greek), gender (Male or Female), and Class, (Slave or Free)
The father of the Human Race known as the first Adam is of the earth or temporal.
The father of the Kingdom of God Race also known as the Last Adam and is Jesus Christ the Man from heaven or spiritual.
The first Adam’s seed is carnal and corruptible.
The Last Adam’s seed is spiritual or incorruptible.
The seed of Christ is also known as the Seed of Abraham and this incorruptible seed of Christ is being created in all who will accept Christ as Lord.
Before the time of Christ the Law of God was instituted by the Creator as a temporary covering for the sins of Israel. However when Christ came He fulfilled the Law and became the full payment for sin for the world.
John 1:29 (KJV)
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
So then the Law was a schoolmaster or teacher until the time when Christ arrived.
Galatians 3:21-26 (KJV)
21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
So then it is through the life, death, resurrection, ascension, and glorification of Christ those who accept Him as their savior are recreated or regenerated into a new being who is part of a new race because they have put on Christ the New Man.
Galatians 3:27-29 (KJV)
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
In Acts 2:32-33 we see Peter as he preached on the day of Pentecost to all those assembled of the tribe of Israel at the Temple, including those who were instrumental in having Jesus of Nazareth crucified.
Acts 2:32 and 33(KJV)
32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
While carefully reading verse 33 we learn the Holy Spirit reveals to Peter that Jesus is now at the Right Hand of God exalted! This is the first time the word exalted is used of Jesus the Messiah.
What does this mean?
This exalted state shows that Jesus is now at the right hand of the Father in heaven and is serving as our High Priest in the Holy of Holies by making intercession for the Saints. We learn this from the book of Hebrews which many times is overlooked by Christians today .
Hebrews gives a clear picture of whom and what Christ is doing today in relationship to the Body of Christ. Also Hebrews is mainly a comparison between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant with its better promises than that of Abraham.
Next we learn in Acts 2:33 that Jesus is in an exalted state and received (lambano) from The Father the Promise of the Holy Ghost. This Promise of the Father is what Israel had been told about for centuries prior to Christ. Clearly this scripture reveals that Jesus of Nazareth in this exalted state is the first resurrected and glorified man to actually receive the Promise of the Father.
Just as the first Adam was the first man of the human race so it is that Jesus Christ of Nazareth the Last Adam is the first man of the Kingdom of God Race.
Again in Acts 2:33 we learn that it is He Christ that hath shed forth this which you now see and hear!
This obviously indicates that once He received of the Father the Promise of the Holy Spirit, Christ now pours the Promise of the Father upon all those who call upon His name for salvation.
Acts 2:33 (KJV)
Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
As King of His Kingdom, Christ descended to earth from the majesty He enjoyed in Heaven in order to fulfill prophecy and be born of Mary. Christ did this in order to declare the Fathers will by not only the preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom, but also by demonstrating the lifestyle of Kingdom for all to see.
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
The scriptures teach that all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God. So then who is condemned according to the words of Jesus of Nazareth?
Those who do not come to the True Light!
Who or what is the True Light?
The True Light of the World is Jesus Christ!
It is not merely a doctrine, theology or philosophy, but the resurrected, glorified and exalted King of the New Race, the heavenly Race, Jesus the Messiah!
What a day to rejoice!
A day of Jubilee!
A day to sing and dance and give all praise, glory and honor to our Heavenly Father for we have been freely given all the Father had planned before the foundations of the earth through His Son Jesus Christ.
We are now Kingdom Citizens! We share in an incorruptible inheritance that thieves may not steal and only our Heavenly Father may bestow.
All those who have genuinely accepted Christ as Lord are now a part of this new Kingdom of God Race.
Truly this is the day that the Lord hath made and we will rejoice and be glad in it!