Peter’s second sermon is the most concise presentation of the timeline of the advance of the Kingdom of God on earth (Acts 3:19-21). In the present age we will experience “times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord.” In the next, Jesus comes back “to restore all things.” These are two parts of the same story—the advance of the Kingdom of God on earth. The key element in all of this is: transformation. The Gospel is not a Gospel of escape (to heaven), but of transformation, God writing His laws on our hearts, and complete remaking human societies. My “Glory through Time” teaching gives a glimpse into the track record of the promised “times of refreshing.” In addition, it is promised that “all Israel will be saved.” At the end, they will say of Him, “Blessed be He who comes in the name of the Lord.” All this reflects God’s power to transform hearts.
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