Acts 2: The Dimensions of the Kingdom

Friday, 20 May 2016

The Great Commission recorded in Matthew 28 and in Luke’s accounts of Jesus’ post-resurrection teaching in his Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles foretells the global expansion of the reign of God under the scepter of the exalted Messiah. In Matthew’s narrative Jesus declares, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matt. 28:18). He is identifying himself as “one like a son of Man” whom Daniel foresaw approaching the Ancient of Days to receive “dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him” (Dan. 7:13-14). Jesus’ universal ...

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