This gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world as a testimony to all the nations. Then the end will come.
Could it be that "The Gospel", that was spread by sword and forced conversions, by destroying Native Americans and taking many other lands by force, for "The Church", was not The Gospel Jesus was taking about?
Could it be that even good churches now through out the West, and increasingly in The East, have a remnant of these false motives, for spreading "The Gospel", operating in them without knowing it?
Does gaining wealth and lands on the backs of the less fortunate in the name of The Gospel, resemble at all the example Jesus and The Apostles Gave?
Could you see Paul living in a mansion in the middle of the Poverty in Indonesia, Nigeria, South Korea, Atlanta, New York, Chicago, New Orleans?
Could you see Him in Corinth, a massive church, driving in on a chariot of gold, finely dressed, with an entourage, covered in the finest jewelry and robes?
No, however, there is hope. The Latter Rain will be greater than the former in every way. The hirelings will be exposed, the true shepherds will rise up in power, humility and love. The Gospel of The Kingdom will be preached in power and demonstration to all nations as a Testimony, then the end shall come.
1 Timothy 6:5-20New Living Translation (NLT)
5 These people always cause trouble. Their minds are corrupt, and they have turned their backs on the truth. To them, a show of godliness is just a way to become wealthy.
6 Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. 7 After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. 8 So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.
9 But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
11 But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses. 13 And I charge you before God, who gives life to all, and before Christ Jesus, who gave a good testimony before Pontius Pilate, 14 that you obey this command without wavering. Then no one can find fault with you from now until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. 15 For,
At just the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords. 16 He alone can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach him. No human eye has ever seen him, nor ever will. All honor and power to him forever! Amen.
17 Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. 18 Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. 19 By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.
20 Timothy, guard what God has entrusted to you. Avoid godless, foolish discussions with those who oppose you with their so-called knowledge.