O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
"I would highly recommend listening to Jerel's "Kingdom Living" class. He really out flanks the fear and presents all the positive applications of fulfilled eschatology before even putting people on the path. It seems to be a great way to present fulfilled theology without being threatening." Micah Martin
Jerel Kratt"This class is not just a “study” but practical guidance on how we come to love God as our Father (not an angry God ready to strike us down) and how to see Jesus as not just “a nice guy” but as a brilliant man worthy of following as an apprentice and learning to be like him in all we do."
Love that class.
Hey thanks guys. I really never thought this thing would grow beyond just my local church class. When I started posting on my Facebook page that I was recording this class a lot of my preterist friends started to listen to. One thing that is key for all to understand is that while I am teaching fulfilled principles and topics to a futurist church my main goal is to get the folks there to become Christ like and enjoy life in the new covenant garden even if they don't understand or even agree on the eschatology. It's like teaching the results of fulfilled prophecy without teaching a lot about fulfilled prophecy. Now in more recent months we have gone farther into detail but we never exhausted any particular subject. I tried to avoid answering every question or fleshing out every minor detail but just have the mindset of planting seeds. It's been most rewarding because my class is made up with grace-minded people who love me and are interested in studying with me so it is really only because of them that this is so rewarding for me. I appreciate those of you outside my class who listen and give me positive feedback and encouragement. :)
Just came across this post and wanted to invite others to check it out and give your views.
I consider Jerel one of our youngest and brightest!
I've come to find many full-preterist, kingdom-now, covenant believers get stuck in the academic side of theology and have a hard time finding a way to apply any kind of overcoming "kingdom banking" for achieving a prosperous, world-turned-right-side-up again life-more-abundant. I downloaded the Kingdom Living class in hopes of finding something, skimmed the lessons looking for this... but... did not find anything.
in john 10:10, jesus (yahshua) said, “the thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” this word “abundant” in the Greek is perisson, meaning “exceedingly, very highly, beyond measure, more, superfluous, a quantity so abundant as to be considerably more than what one would expect or anticipate.” In short, the christ promises a life far better than one could ever imagine, reminiscent of 1 Cor 2:9: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.”
so is the absence a failure to define: "why" and "how" should the royal priesthood of a set-apart (holy) nation keep the 2 great commandments for overcoming the "thief" and "murderer" to redeem the "wealth stored up by the wicked for the righteous" to create this "abundant life" here, now, in "thy kingdom come, here on earth, as it is in heaven" according to his will?
most who try to live separate, are feeling a growing pinch on their time and liberty for creating more abundant life. even those who function primarily thru private trusts and have successful contractual businesses find themselves increasingly losing ground to the usury-inflation weapons and mortgages used by the generals of commerce to raise the value of "money" over the substance of labor. why? because without understanding that leads to wisdom in how to recover what was abandoned/gifted (i.e. sold for nothing) by pledges/covenants to the "baals", then where is the actual "redemption" by the "consideration" that redeemed us out of the "world" built on "gold & silver" and the "bankrupt traditions of men"?
one thing we do know is: "you were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men" (1 Cor 7:23) was this a command, or just a mere suggestion? but isn't this what most have done?
So we have this huge hole in "kingdom-living" technologies for finding this more abundant life in the "jubilee" that our anointed high priest & king of kings was supposed to be in his eternal "stone kingdom" that destroyed the past 4 world kingdoms. this gap in understanding has haunted me for over two decades and been a primary focus since 2011 thru studying a "new trust technology" and "equity" for creating more "overcoming" tools for extinguishing / purchasing more of this stolen "abundance" from the inflation/usury weapons of the silent war most have failed to identify.
this current working summary tried to inspire a new missionary effort for solutions that goes beyond public, private and sacred trusts from a fulfilled, kingdom now, covenantal POV. a beginning study can be found embedded in the 3 blog articles at https://www.hosfell.org/blog
hope some may have eyes to see, and develop a righteous hunger for more "spiritual meat" in being "bondsman" / embassadors for our king. may you be blessed and find the abundant life in the jubilee that is the "paradise restored".
more here on the "confusion of money" and the bible.
Well-said, M Todd.
It's a dry well in here in search of practical application for the pre- and post-redemption process, adjusting to a new life after having been redeemed, dealing with those who have not redeemed who are still in our lives, such as family and friends who do not understand, dealing with the way to redemption and baptism by fire thru trial and error, having no support in doing so. There is a great need for addressing these topics but none to be found on this site, some posts being from 4 years ago. The Kingdom of Living class is no different than a mainstream church Bible study. It's great teaching, but how does this apply to redemption?? I will have to build my own group website as a pioneer of this subject matter.