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.

Wolves run in packs. Sheep live in flocks. Cattle thrive in herds. Bees and ants are almost without individual identity. Apart from their hives, swarms, and hills their life is meaningless or threatened, because in every way their individual life is one with their social life. What about man? Is...
Since the establishment of Christianity, the ones who were willing to do God’s will have sensed that something was wrong.
Like a well-tended garden, the early church in Jerusalem took in an abundance of the light of the Son and produced abundant fruit of the Spirit — love, joy, peace, patience, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Attempts to live together in community have been wrought with challenge and fraught with difficulty for centuries. If it were easy, everybody would probably live communally, given man's social nature. There would be no need to figure out a better way. Today a whole movement of people live together...
When people are sick, they go to the hospital. But where can we go to find the remedy for the deep-seated maladies that afflict our souls? If you knew there was such a place, would you go there?
Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5)
The children of the ’60s were seeking an alternative way of living, far from the Judeo-Christian traditions in which they were raised. That deep desire in everyone’s heart to get back to a life that respects, not just the earth and its resources, but the people of the earth, is exactly what the...
Thousands of years ago a man sat in his tent deeply burdened in his heart. It would not have been obvious why to others, since he seemed to have all that anyone could desire. Yet he lacked the one thing he wanted most. This lack made everything else he had seem without value. This desire in him was...

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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.