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Scripture Reading: 2 Peter 1:19–21
A. The prophets had a lot to say about the kingdom that the Christ was going to establish (Acts 3:24).
B. Peter said the words of the prophets were primarily written for our benefit today (2 Peter 10–12). What is that benefit?
I. The words of the prophets correspond perfectly with Pentecost.
A. They accurately set the place of the church’s establishment (Isaiah 2:2–3; Joel 2:32; Zechariah 13:1; Luke 24:46–49).
B. They also precisely predicted the time of its establishment (Isaiah 2:2; Joel 2:28–32; Daniel 2:36–44).
C. They said the kingdom would be set up by God Himself (Daniel 2:34, 44; Zechariah 6:12–13; cf. Matthew 16:18; Hebrews 8:1–2).
II. How can the words of the prophets serve us today?
A. They remind us that the doors of this kingdom are open to everyone (Isaiah 2:2; Daniel 2:35, 44; Joel 2:28, 32).
B. They assure us that this kingdom will never be destroyed (Daniel 2:44; Isaiah 9:6–7).
C. They told us that this kingdom would enjoy extraordinary peace and prosperity (Isaiah 2:4; Haggai 2:3, 6–9).
A. If you wish to be a citizen in this kingdom, you must first be born again of water and the Spirit (John 3:5).
B. You can then have the assurance of knowing that you are a part of the only kingdom that will remain when all the kingdoms of this world are reduced to nothing (Revelation 11:15–19).