The Gospel of the Kingdom

Messiah did not preach that a person should simply believe in Him and then go to Heaven. The gospel He preached was the Gospel of the Kingdom and He laid out His terms very clearly. This was a radical message that demanded a response from those who heard it. These articles illustrate different aspects of this gospel.

“…one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” These are noble words, and nothing could be closer to the heart of the Creator than to have a holy nation that matches that description.
What does the return of the Jews from Babylon, and Abraham's call to leave Ur and go to the Promised Land have to do with the Gospel? EVERYTHING!
Have you ever wondered why the church today is not the same as it was when it first began? The first few chapters of the Book of Acts are filled with the wonder and excitement of the vibrant life of love and sharing that resulted from the apostles’ first preaching, and the miraculous ways the Holy...
One day Yahshua went up on a mountainside in Galilee and looked with compassion at the multitudes of people who flocked to Him everywhere He went. They were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. When He found a suitable place and sat down, His disciples gathered around Him and He...
California, 1971. The Jesus Movement was in full swing. There was an excitement there such as Gene had never seen in all of his religious childhood. It was easy to get involved — praising the Lord, witnessing on the streets, and passing out Jesus tracts to the endless stream of hitchhikers...
And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life;
Have you ever watched a beehive? It is fascinating seeing thousands of little bees working together to produce honey. As you come near the hive, you can hear an exciting buzz as they go about the many tasks necessary to keep the hive alive. The workers are responsible to collect nectar and guard...
It is crucial to pay attention to the way of the apostles, the men who were closest to history’s greatest event: the life, death, and resurrection of Yahshua, the Messiah, the Savior of the world.
The Vine House was the main household of the first of the Twelve Tribes communities that began in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1972. This article reveals the secret of why this community thrived and multiplied when all the other communities of the Jesus Movement declined and died out...
After the first century, right doctrine became the “litmus test” for faith instead of loving as Yahshua commanded.1 Late in the first century, Jude urged the believers to contend for the faith delivered once for all to the saints. This word translated as faith means the persuasion to do what the...
The faith that saves a person today is the same faith that made Abraham a friend of God.1 As with him, it is the persuasion to believe and obey our Master’s words. Faith reverses the deception of Satan, who enchanted and seduced Eve in the Garden of Eden, bringing about the Fall. That deception...
Salvation comes from God. It is initiated by Him. There is nothing anyone can do to “get” faith or to save himself. It is not by the will of man that a person is saved but by the will of God.
“Come together!” was the cry that became a Movement in the ’60s. It was in the heart of a whole generation, fueled by a desire for a love we sensed was possible and a justice we knew the world needed. Woodstock in 1969 offered the hope that people could actually come together and love one another,...
Communes sprang up where everyone shared everything, and returned to the simple life. We tilled the soil and planted crops, scraping at the dirt and scratching out a living. We built simple houses and started families with varying degrees of propriety. The quiet life, the simple life, the life of...
COME! Join me for a brief but revealing journey into the world of communal living. There are many reasons why people live in community, and their motivations and intentions become evident with the type of community that results. The spectrum is wide — the kibbutzim in Israel, peace and love...

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The Twelve Tribes is a confederation of twelve self-governing tribes, composed of self-governing communities. We are disciples of the Son of God whose name in Hebrew is Yahshua. We follow the pattern of the early church in Acts 2:44 and 4:32, truly believing everything that is written in the Old and New Covenants of the Bible, and sharing all things in common.