The early Christians were often jailed for speaking about the hope of life on Earth as a sinless human being like Jesus was from birth to death. Jesus taught that all need to be given the message that the Kingdom of God is a real government that will be the tool of God to bring mankind, the survivors of the End & the resurrected from dead, back to Edenic condition. Da.12:1
Jesus taught them to keep praying for it until it arrives. Mtt 6:9-13 “You must pray, then, this way:“‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth. Give us today our bread for this day; and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us into temptation,but deliver us from the wicked one””
Are you blind? The Kingdom will restore sight, mate can’t hear? The Kingdom will restore hearing. Are you aged and in pain, the Kingdom will restore youthful vigor and appearance, removing everything that causes human suffering.
As Jesus was resurrected to Heaven, he commanded everyone there as recorded at Matthew 28:19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you. And look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.”
The people had seen that Jesus was granted God’s Holy Spirit to perform many miracles and reason with them many spiritual truths. They knew that people needed to hear what Jesus had taught them. Out of love for their fellow man and obedience to Christ’ command, they were devoted to speak to as many as they could. There were many foreign people near Jerusalem who had come to the Temple to worship God,the Holy Spirit upon the disciple enabled them to teach people in their own native language!
They all shared the same thought written by Paul at Romans 14:8 pic.twitter.com/sRHNG61Fgz
— Bible Researcher: Benefit Yourselves from th Bible (@praisejah2016) August 3, 2022
Paul was beaten,stoned, left for dead while he was going from town to town bearing witness to the message given him to preach: the Good News that God’s Kingdom will restore sinless human life on Earth. Only one group of worshippers today follow the model left by Paul, Jesus, the Apostles and the Early first century Christians, Jehovah’s Witnesses.
For the early Christians there was the hope of being one of the 144,000 who would become Kings and Priests with Jesus in Heaven. Mtt.19:28 states Jesus said to them: “Truly I say to you, in the re-creation, when the Son of man sits down on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will sit on 12 thrones, judging the 12 tribes of Israel. These are the only ones who will be given a “spiritual body” upon resurrection. When the last of these are sealed as to loyal love to God, the end of the current rule by man will occur. The last of the 144,000 will be changed from human life to spirit in the twinkling of an eye. True faith through knowledge of the scriptures that you are walking as a loyal footstep follower of Christ brings one to the reality of the verse at Romans 14:8 For if we live, we live to Jehovah, and if we die, we die to Jehovah. So both if we live and if we die, we belong to Jehovah.