Part 7 — After the dispensation of innocence comes the dispensation of conscience. The innocence of Adam and Eve was taken advantage of by the great deceiver, tempter, and father of lies. Jesus refers to Satan as the father of lies who led Eve to sin and convinced Adam to believe the devil’s lie. Both disobeyed God’s only rule, and one man’s fall made way for sin to enter the world. After this experience by one man, conscience kick in, and the innocent are not innocent anymore.
Humanity already knows right and wrong, and God commanded humans to use their conscience to do the right thing. However, men ignored the command and continued to live with sins. God’s graceful nature gave humanity 120 years to turn their wickedness to live righteously. After 120 years, humans continued their wicked ways, and God grieved and could not tolerate their wickedness anymore. So God brought a deluge to destroy human lives and livestock except for one man who God saw righteousness.
Noah’s righteousness saved his households of eight, who then continued God’s sovereign plan for humanity to multiply. The human government was put together and established civil and judicial authority to govern its people. Even after God’s wrath, the wild nature of humans continues to disobey God until a new generation of humanity comes into existence. Abraham and his descendants came into play, and the nation of Israel was born.
God made a covenant of promise to Abraham to be the father of many nations. After the promise to Abraham comes the Law God gave to the Hebrews through Moses, but the attitude of the Hebrews towards idolatry continued, and the Law was broken. The wickedness continued on the face of the earth.
God’s people broke the commandments that God Himself wrote with His finger on the stone. God, whose nature includes mercy and Grace, sent His Son Jesus to the world to fulfill, not abolish and establish, the Law of Love. Jesus, the Grace of God, taught the people about the Kingdom of God – to repent and to be saved. The Law was finally fulfilled in Christ, and the dispensation of Grace inherited the dispensation of Law. God’s unmerited favor would finally allow His chosen people to believe that Jews and Gentiles would have lasting fellowship with Him.
Jesus said He would ask the Father to send a comforter, the Holy Spirit, who will teach the body of Christ of all things and remind the body of all the things He said. After that, the Millennial Kingdom of Christ will be established, and Christ Himself will rule the earth with His kings. This Kingdom will fulfill the prophecy to the Jewish nation and Gentiles.
Every Christian, Jew, or non-Jew will be a new creation, born from above with Christ as the King of kings and Lord of lords. These are the chosen people allowed to enter the Kingdom of Christ. In His Kingdom, His Grace continues, and the righteous will be saved together, where Jesus will be the head, and the Father will be the Supreme Head. No unsaved individual will be allowed access into this Kingdom; only God knows where they will end – either they perish, or the circumstances may change until the final judgment period. (Revelation 20:11-14). The old world will be destroyed by fire from above, and the New Heaven and New Earth will begin Revelation 21 -22.
Jesus came and preached the good news about the coming Kingdom. When the disciples continued the teachings of Jesus Christ, the disciples then became the apostles that we now know. The age of Grace continues with the Holy Spirit that Jesus promised. For those who believe in Christ, the Spirit has come and dwelt amongst them, but those who don’t and still live in darkness were denied the truth, and the Spirit is not with them. The Spirit spoke in ancient times through the prophets and heard the Father’s Word through them.
The Spirit of Grace is revealed through our senses in today’s world. Faith has a significant influence on carrying out the work of the Spirit. We do not hear the Spirit himself but have it within us when communicating with Him. God’s thought is higher than our thoughts, and no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. The Spirit conveys the Word for our understanding. The Spirit reveals God and makes us know the Son and His living Utterance. The Spirit has its attributes to lean on. Including the Spirit of the Lord, the spirits of wisdom and understanding, counsel and of might, knowledge, and fear of the LORD, our Spirit will return to its original Spirit, the same Spirit God gave Adam, the breath of life. Isaiah 11:2-3- NIV.
God sent the Son with the gift of Grace and the mission to let us know how much the Father loves us and how we can enter His Kingdom. The Son is the Grace that the Father has sent into our hearts, and the Son, who is truly man and God, has the same substance as the Father. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are three distinct persons but inseparable from each other. The essence of the Father is the essence of the Son, and the essence of the Father and the Son is the essence of the Spirit. – thus the three persons of the Trinity.
The joint mission of the Son and the Holy Spirit is one. Though distinct from one another and yet inseparable and together will fight the good fight of faith. The promised Holy Spirit is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it. Peter said: “by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4. Every human has the seed of divine breathe that unfolds itself. When the purity of the Spirit and the divinity of holiness surpasses beyond measure how we live our lives in a godly passion, the tenderness and gentleness of Love, our joy and steadfastness, and our weaknesses, this is overcome by the power of faith in Christ Jesus. God is Love. God is good, and the Love and goodness of God’s Spirit dwell in us. It makes us reclaim the lost divine breath and be the partaker of His divine nature. It also helps us regain the image of Him as it was in the beginning before man fell to sin. A man remains in the image of God through the Son, who shouldered the responsibility of restoring and reconciling us to the Father. We continue to exist in the image of God but are deprived of the glory of God in his likeness. Jesus did his part, and we must do our part in restoring the Father’s likeness, for we are not wholly sanctified to its Glory. The image of the Father and Son will remain as we walk our lives in the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit, the giver of life, will serve as the bridge towards our relationship with the Father and the Son, and through the Holy Spirit, who will help us restore the likeness of the Father. As we continue our journey, we have a job to do. We continue the work of the Apostles, and to do so, we have to water the seed planted in us so that we may find that the harvest is due and start to water others who have been seeded by the Word of God so that they may also grow in fullness and receive the glory of sanctifying Grace which is the final step towards complete sanctification.
The Holy Spirit, addressed by many names, can confuse others, but God is the God of order and not confusion. He will direct our path towards one true Spirit. One Spirit and its holiness can be felt from God’s gift of discernment. We may find different chapters in the Bible with different titles, such as the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of the promise, the Spirit of adoption, the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of glory, and the Spirit of truth. Many titles but pointing out one true One – the Spirit that gives life. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit will be given to the children of God in fulfillment of the promise to Abraham’s descendants that all nations of the earth will be blessed.
The promise of His beloved Son in John 16 is, “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.” (John 16: 11-15— Read the full context in your Bible).
“And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.” Ephesians 1:13-14 (NLT)
“For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 14:17). The Holy Spirit may influence or inspire us to do godly works and lead us to the word of truth. The Holy Spirit produces fruits that this world tried to duplicate to deceive us, but the fruits of the Spirit have a distinct aroma. Darkness tries to deceive us. They are deprived of faithful Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. “There is no law that will limit you to enjoying all those things” The Holy Spirit produces warm feelings, the joy of peaceful living, and the comfort of living in a spirit of loved and beloved, which makes the difference in living in the world. (Galatians 5:22–23). The disciples of Jesus Christ said they “were pricked in their heart” when they heard what God had said. These effects come from the power of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:37).
What is the Kingdom of God? Where is it? When will it come? When the Kingdom is at hand, what does it mean? Why have many fallen and become impatient for our Lord’s coming? Many have died not seeing the coming of the King of kings, which is supposed to be witnessed by the believers/followers. When Jesus said He was coming soon, He meant He was coming soon. Why are there various opinions/meanings of what “soon” and “near” mean? Do we have a different English dictionary? Do we have language or translation barriers? God uses Hebrew as the original language, then translated later into Greek and English words. To have a head start, find out how long we have to wait by definition in the modern time of SOON and NEAR. Soon means shortly and or after a short time, while the definition of Near is a short distance away or nearby. One is time, and the other is distance but both means short.
God is not sharing His thought to confuse us but to be enlightened. Sometimes we miss the opportunity to understand the Word because it is either lack of knowledge or ignorance of the word, or we are not there yet to see the things to be revealed.
“Truly, I say to you, some standing here will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming into His kingdom.” Matthew 16:28. If it will be interpreted that soon is now and He is in the new heart where He will establish his Kingdom, the same thing that when Jesus said to Peter, that on this rock I would build my Church. There is no promise of time, but there is a promise that the Church will be built.
“Thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” This is another prophecy that Jesus said in prayer when He taught His disciples how to pray. This promise can be rightly interpreted to be a physical kingdom “give us this day” present generation. Spiritual comes first before the physical Kingdom. It is well patterned to almost all the kingdoms that a ruler is called a king—Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the King of kings.
Peter mentioned in 2 Peter 1:16-17 during the transfiguration on the mountain, he witnessed how powerful the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ second coming was and how God the Father received Jesus with honor and glory. Peter, James, and John were with Jesus at the mount of transfiguration, which could be the apostles referring to in Matthew 16. Paul, in his letter to Thessalonians, “According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.” If this is Paul’s attestation that he will still be alive when the Lord comes, it certainly is not what it meant. Paul was gone, and the Lord Jesus did not come, or Jesus came, and Paul was not aware of it, for if he knew, he should have written it. 1 Thessalonians 4:15
When Jesus said He would come back soon, it could mean Jesus would come shortly or shortly after a short time. When Jesus said soon, it didn’t mean a thousand years or thousands of years. Jesus was on the earth and not in heaven when He said it. The promises of human beings are earthly and can be broken. Jesus, on the other hand, did not break His promise. We must understand that Jesus is already ruling the earth with His disciples, with us, the followers of Jesus Christ. His Kingdom was established in our hearts like when He established His Church. We became the Body of Christ and became the Church.
Jesus established the Kingdom within us, and we called it the Kingdom of Christ. A king rules a kingdom, and their citizens are called their subjects; in Christ’s Kingdom, we will never be called citizens nor bondservants but kings. We are the kings of our hearts and souls, and the vessel which is our flesh is our castle. We are given this inspiration to go and defend our castles, “our body,” against principalities that want us to be divided and separated from the King. This is not the fight for Jesus; He was already declared victorious when our Lord and King Jesus defeated death. The enemy of faith and the weapon they are using to convince us are lies, deceptions, or temptations, and we must be aware that we are equipped with the word of God. Fear is another weapon that could destroy our Kingdom, and the word to use is the word Love, which they do not have. We have a saying that when somebody throws a rock at you, throw them back a bread; when someone throws a flower at you, catch it and water it; it may grow and become one of your good friends.
Furthermore, if someone insulted you, walk away, and you made yourself higher than their levels. Jesus taught his followers not to be revengeful and avoid retaliation when He said, “turn your cheek the other way also” in Matthew 5:38-42. You have heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” But I say to you, do not resist the evil one. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs you and does not refuse the one who would borrow from you.”
Paul wrote his true feelings, the tenderness, truthfulness, and humbleness that his experience in encountering Jesus on the way to Damascus made him change from executioner to rescuer, from persecuting the followers of Jesus to becoming a follower and sufferer for Jesus. As followers of Jesus, we should be like Jesus, and Paul’s humbleness and truthfulness could be our guide in the ministry. To minister is to serve; as obedient children of God, we follow our Father’s Will. His command is our guide to righteous living. In our earthly life, we encounter many provocations, and mostly when we turn our back on them, it makes us more of a victor than a challenger. Triumphant comes through obedience, like a soldier obeying the leader’s command, which leads to a victorious battle. God is our supreme leader; He leads through Jesus Christ when He leads.
During the Old Testament time, we know that God was directly involved in human lives. He spoke to Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Moses until He sent His Son, Jesus, to deal with humanity until it ended on the cross and died for us.
While on the cross, Jesus said, “It’s finished,” mission accomplished, and Jesus, the Grace of God, continues through the Holy Spirit, which will deal directly with every individual. As Jesus announced that the Kingdom is at hand, you are there if you are a believer, but if you do not see it, it means you are not a complete believer. You have the Kingdom but not in total possession. We need more strength to conquer in complete control of our Kingdom. We need the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Our Lord never abandoned those who work according to His purpose. We can set an example like Elijah, the man of God who lived for the Lord and supported him during his misfortune. God helped him achieve success during his time of difficulties and provided him with the way and means he needed to do the task he had to do successfully. We call upon God not only during our needs but also for the renewal of our life. Seeing the day as the sun rises and the moon makes us trust God with all our hearts. It will give joy to our Father God. The Spirit of God that gives life, the Multiplier of the seed of Abraham as the stars of the heavens and as the sand on the seashore. Genesis 22:17
Faith, Hope, and Love are virtues that we need to patiently practice until we harvest the glory that only the Father, the God of all glory, can give. Before we acquire the glorification and fully receive the final sanctification, it is definite that we need the help of the Holy Spirit to be triumphant in our quest to defend the foundation of the Kingdom. Our body, the flesh, the vessel God created for us to be His rest, must always be protected while the sanctification of Grace is in place.
Our Kingdom already got its foundation. We must be aware that there are people out of faith whose Spirit is not like the Spirit in us, who will try to cause trouble and exert effort to bring down the Kingdom. With humble prayer, during times of defense, we should always have faith that God is here and will quickly answer our prayer, and together we will enjoy the fruit of success that will bring after this last defensive act. The Prophets of God predicted that our Kingdom would be different from others. It will not be moved or shaken and definitely will not be destroyed. The foundation is brought to us by the Holy Spirit, sent by the Father through the request of the Son Jesus Christ. How much more strength do we need when we have it all?
A castle more than a fortress, our stronghold that will be surrounded with amplified voice praising and worshipping the giver of life that will break the walls of the hearing mechanism of those who wants to destroy the foundation. If we will reference this sound with the walls of Jericho, according to Joshua 6:1-27, the walls fell after blowing their trumpets and made a loud sound. God brought that Jericho wall down. The dark Spirit cannot stand praising God.
Praise has power and might be stronger than the powerful weapon of the enemy of faith. One way to bring down the enemies to their knees is by praising His Holiness and obedience to His instructions. Daniel prophesied, “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.” Daniel 2:44
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else and need the existence of someone before having to obtain the desire to seek. Our fleshly body must come first before the Spirit; the physical has to accept the spiritual Kingdom and let the Spirit lead the fleshly body in righteous deeds. Adam was first created, and the Spirit of God breathes into his nostril and becomes a living soul. We should not judge this given knowledge as false because a quick and superficial judgment sometimes leads away from the truth. We have to be patient and careful in our judgment, for the truth might be close for you to grasp, yet misjudgment makes you stumble and deprives you of the opportunity to start a good relationship with God.
There are always answers to any questions regarding any situations you can find in reading the Bible; remember that when you read the Bible, you might hear the voice of God talking to your soul, commanding you to protect your Kingdom. Asking for the opinion of some close relatives and friends might discourage you; the only way to seek is through the Bible, through prayers, or wait patiently till you get an answer. 1 Peter 4:7, NASB: “The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober Spirit for prayer.
Jesus came preaching the good news about the Kingdom of God at hand, the coming One, and God’s government, but many still did not get it. I overheard one of the choir leaders in the Church say; that she doesn’t care even though she plays harp every day as long as she is in the Kingdom of heaven; the one that I am shocked to hear said that it is okay for him to be assigned in the bathroom as long as it is in heaven; kidding or not, that is not the right place where many members of the congregation heard it, he is not just a regular member but top official of the Church. The highest ordained official of the Church I have spoken to said that he is no longer a millennial; it sounds like he is already losing it.
On the other hand, I heard from a reliable Pastor that one of the bishops I met twice with a decent number of believers had already lost passion for the faith in Christianity.
Many things are happening, and behavior and attitude change drastically. It is sad to see those in the world turn their back away from the giver of life. Many Christians are falling backward due to challenges that Christians themselves promoted. Instead of encouragement, they are planting fear of being a Christian. I read someone who said that a good living afterlife awaits those that live righteously. This person also said that he does not care even if it is a good life, free of pain and suffering, with no worries about what to eat and wear, no violence but peaceful life, and still he does not want to be part of this promise. When he leaves this world, that is the end of it,” dead knows nothing,” he said. When he dies a sinner, his soul will die too, according to Scripture, and will be subject to judgment.
Righteous or not has no excuse for judgment. Either go to the Kingdom of the righteous God or the lake of fire. It could be another process of forming a new man, animal, or plant tissue from the same source.
As the age of Grace continues and the preaching of the Kingdom continues, many conjoin the notion that the Kingdom of God and the spiritual Kingdom are to be one. Yet, many are still lost in the promised Kingdom. We need the wisdom of God and the Holy Spirit’s leading to the truth about God’s Physical and Spiritual Kingdom.
What kind and who will be there? Why and when will it come? How and where to seek the Kingdom? What are the purpose and plan? Is the Kingdom within us? What are we going to do in the Kingdom? Do we still need to eat, drink, sleep, and have a bathroom, as I mentioned above? Do we play all day or pray all day?
We can fill one page or more questions and receive the same number or more unproven answers, but only God knows. We learned from the Bible that Jesus would rule as King at the time of the Kingdom or age of the Kingdom, and God wants everyone to be in the Kingdom.
Imagine the Kingdom in contrast to the world we live in today. Then, behavior, attitude, and living with high moral values, goodness, and righteousness are the norm, with no immorality and fighting for possession. The places where people live in harmony, dignity and honesty, respect and decency, honor, and nobility. People that are color blind, discrimination, and favoritism will pass every day without it.
Everyone smells the scent, eats the same food, and breathes the same air. Imagine that people that live under one dome with one mind, soul, and Spirit of the same kind, united and undivided forever under the kingship of the Lord and King of the earth, Jesus the chosen One, under the power and authority of One true God. Isn’t that delightful?
This Kingdom will have no end, no fear of destruction and corruption, and its worthiness to live in its immeasurable purity, kindness, and blamelessness, which is beyond compare. If this is the garden, like at the beginning of human life, who would not want to be in this Kingdom? Why Adam fell for lies and deceit when they had all they needed? The only reason I could see is that they do not have the experience of what we are going through. He was before us, and he did not even know that he was the one to be blamed. The Kingdom we just imagined is way too far to enjoy and yet too close to reality. I have spoken to someone with a dream that is so beautiful that he dreamt the dream of not waking up if he could only make it happen. That’s how bad people want to escape this violent world, the hungriness of beautiful and peaceful living.
“The wolf will dwell with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little boy will lead them” Isaiah. 11:6. “Everyone shall sit under his vine and his fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid” Micah 4:4. Paul said that “Christ will always be honored in my body whether by life or by death,” “When given a choice, he wants to be with Christ” Philippians 1:20–23, Paul knows to be with Christ is gain.
Just imagine being ruled by Jesus, the perfect ruler in a literal kingdom on earth, a glorious Ruler, ruling us blamelessly with our glorified bodies. The good news of the coming Kingdom of God will be done here on earth as it is heaven is the center of Jesus Christ’s prayer for humanity: “Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” Revelation 11:15.
Physical blessings come as obedience becomes the practice of the entire nation of the world modeled from Israel. Jesus Christ will establish His Kingdom in Israel, and people will obey the Will and Ways of God. The usual way of righteous living is unlimited duration— pride, greed, lust, sloth, gluttony, envy, and anger will be put away once and for all. From ancient to the present, their spiritual and physical well-being will be felt, and the prosperity they will experience has never been experienced before. They will begin to realize the transformation in their lives that God is in control and He is all in all.
This is the physical that is only a part of it: “They will not labor in vain, nor will they bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the Lord, they and their descendants with them. Before they call, I will answer; while they are still speaking, I will hear. The wolf and the lamb will feed together, the lion will eat straw like the ox, and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, says the Lord.” (Isaiah 65:21-25, NIV).
Christ’s reign in the millennial Kingdom is not made out of imagination but a promise of what will happen. Jesus Christ will return to earth and spiritually will change its people and establish a Shangri-La-like paradise in conjunction with cleansing all unrighteousness and removing the father’s influence of all lies. The final judgment will lead to total cleansing.
Everything will be crystal clear, pure, and blameless. The Spirit of God will be back as it was when He formed humans with His hands. The laws will be obeyed, and the ways of God will be followed. When all these things are done, and the teachings are put in place, the world will be blessed with 1,000 years of peace that humanity has never experienced. As prophesied, a more revealing period of a fantastic kingdom awaits humanity.
The Kingdom of God also called the Kingdom Of Heaven, is the Kingdom where God is the sovereign head to fulfill His plan on earth, together with the Son Jesus as the King. The coming physical Kingdom involves God’s final work for humanity. He will bring back the joy of freedom that we should have enjoyed but was taken away due to lies and deception. The first will be the last, and the last will be the first.
Jesus Christ, the last Adam, and the 2nd man will reign the earth, leading the people to turn back to God. Not everyone who proclaimed Jesus is Lord shall enter the Kingdom but the doer of the will of the Father. Although Satan has been in control of the world since the fall, God expects people to walk away from darkness, take the glory that was taken, and bring back the light to brighten life one more time.
The Kingdom is a gift from God through His compassionate nature and accepting the Kingdom without hesitation fulfills His promise. “Thy kingdom comes and will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the Kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” Mark 10:13–16. God is pleased to use His people to grow knowledge and understanding in advancing His Kingdom. As children and citizens of the Kingdom, we must be spiritually prepared and ready to use the armor of God to defend our given domain. Ephesians 6:10-18.
Nations by nations after witnessing God’s government is already established in Jerusalem. Other nations will realize that their existence depends on God’s protection, and together, they will follow God’s laws. Those who don’t obey will be required to attend the annual Feast of Tabernacle to worship and honor the King, and if they refuse, the plague will be upon them—Zechariah 14:16-18. Only nations that obey God will harvest bountiful blessings and, together with the Jewish people, will pray to the LORD and say, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you”— Zechariah 8:22-23. And those who remain against the established Kingdom in Jerusalem will have to do their part and be required to attend the annual Feast of Tabernacles to worship and honor the King and the LORD of the host. They will follow what is written in Leviticus 23. (Leviticus 23:33-44)
God said through the prophet Ezekiel and Jeremiah that He would gather the children of Israel out of all countries of the world back to the land He promised them, and their children and their children’s children will live there forever. They will multiply and make Israel holy, and His dwelling place will be with them (Ezekiel 37:21-22; 25-28; Jeremiah 32:36-39).
Prophet Daniel foretold: “Then the sovereignty, power, and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Highest. His Kingdom will be everlasting, and all rulers will worship and obey him.’ Daniel 7:27—NIV). Obviously, these prophets foretold things to happen and are relevant to each other. It shows that when the Israelites are gathered together in the land that God gave them and begin to humble themselves and start to repent, it is the time that other nations must come together and worship and obey the Law of God, and peace on earth will be achieved. When the plan changes, we will feel the circumstances. God is predictable and will never give us a chance of doubt in our minds. God speaks seven different times, and when we hear that God speaks again, that could be in the physical Kingdom.
“Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (Revelation 11:15). The spiritual Kingdom will be literal, and Jesus Christ will rule over earth’s kingdoms and be called the King of kings.
The good news that was delivered thousands of years ago by the Grace of God— Jesus Christ our brother, our friend, and our King that the government of God is already here for us to enjoy and not to be feared by any laws to follow – the laws of Love that Jesus already preached. We have to focus on the message, and we will be enlightened that when we have His holiness, we have peace and prosperity. We have to enjoy it and not ignore it because, after this, judgment can occur anytime in a blink of an eye.
Many can get lost waiting for physicals without knowing who will come. When the Kingdom of God consumed all the kingdoms of this world, only one Kingdom will stand and cannot be destroyed forever.
Let us stay focused on Jesus Christ’s message about the coming world government and be aware it is not the world that is artificial like the E.U. and the present world government movement that the United Nations is trying to establish. It is the government not motivated by humans but by God in which the authority will be given under the administration of Jesus Christ. Luke reminds us to be mindful and vigilant. The time is near as it was written during his time come to pass and has been fulfilled, but the living word of God, who renews us every day, keeps progressing now and then to equip us for more things to come. The judgment day of separating the sheep and the goats, the saved and the condemned, the believers and unbelievers.
To sum it all up, the righteous and the wicked. Peter said the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire and destruction of ungodly men. According to Matthew, the wrath in Sodom and Gomorrah was more bearable than the judgment to come. “Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”—Luke 21:36 (NIV)
Whoever listens to you listens to Me; whoever rejects you rejects Me, and whoever rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me.” Luke 10:16
But later, Jesus cried aloud, “Every man who believes in me believes in the one who sent me, and every man who sees me is seeing the one who sent me. I have come into the world as light so that no one who believes in me needs to remain in the dark. Yet, if anyone hears my sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him—for I did not come to judge the world but to save it. Every man who rejects me and will not accept my sayings has a judge—on the last day, the very words I have spoken will be his judge, for I have not spoken on my authority: the Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and what to speak. And I know that what he commands means eternal life. All that I say I speak only by what the Father has told me.” John 12:47-50 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
The Father the Almighty, who is and who is to come, will be the judge of His people. He is coming to judge the earth with righteousness. Before the LORD comes to judge the earth, “He will judge the world in righteousness and the people in His faithfulness.” Psalm 96:13. God will save all the humble and exalts them, Isaiah 33:22. The LORD is our judge, The LORD is our lawgiver, “there is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who can save and destroy; but who are you who judge your neighbor?”— James 4:12. And the heavens declare His righteousness, for God Himself is the judge—Psalm 50:6.
Ezekiel 18:4(NLT) for all people are mine to judge—parents and children alike. And this is my rule: The person who sins is the one who will die. Nevertheless, God gave us Grace and even told His Son of things to come, which the Son signified to his angel and sent the message to His servant John.
For the LORD will execute judgment by fire; And by His sword on all flesh, And those slain by the LORD will be many. Isaiah 66:16Now when all things shall have been put in subjection to Him, then also the Son Himself will be put in subjection to the One having put in subjection all things to Him, so that God may be all in all; 1 Corinthians 15:26-28.
Thank you, Father, in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, the 2nd and the last Adam, whom you sent to show us how much you love us and through Him, the world may be saved, thank you for letting us know that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. Thank you for this life, forgive us if we offended you, and thank you for the strength to survive in this violent world. Thank you for the Kingdom you founded in our hearts and soul, and help us spread your Kingdom, purpose, and will. Amen.