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 also believe the devil’s lie. Both disobeyed God’s only rule and the fall of one man made a way for sin to enter the world. After this experience by one man, conscience kick in and the innocence is not innocent anymore.
Mankind already knows what is right and what is wrong and God commanded humans to use their conscience to do the right thing. However, men ignored the command and continue to live with sins. Through God’s graceful nature gave humanity 120 years to turn their wickedness to live righteously. After 120 years, humans continue their wicked ways and God grieved and cannot tolerate their wickedness anymore. God brought a deluge to destroy human lives and their 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 uncontrolled nature of humans continues to disobey God until a new generation of mankind 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 which God gave to the Hebrews through Moses, but the attitude of the Hebrews towards idolatry continued and the law was broken and the wickedness continues 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 and not to 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 with the belief that Jews and Gentiles will have lasting fellowship with Him.
Jesus said He will ask the Father to send a comforter which is the Holy Spirit who will teach the body of Christ of all things and will remind the body of all the things that He said. 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 to the Gentiles.
Every Christians, Jews or non-Jews 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 and only God knows where they will end – either they perish or the circumstances may change until the period of final judgment. (Revelation 20:11-14). The old world will be destroyed by fire coming 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 of the truth and the Spirit is not with them. The Spirit spoke in ancient times through the prophets and hears the Father’s Word through them.
In today’s world, the Spirit of grace revealed to us through our senses. Faith has a big influence to carry out the work of the Spirit. We do not hear the Spirit himself but we have within us have when we are 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, who reveals God, makes us know the Son and His living Utterance. The Spirit has its attributes to lean on. Including the Spirit of the Lord, and 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 that 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 truly God has the same substance of the Father. The Father and 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 are one. Though distinct to 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 breathe and once more to 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 in restoring and reconciling us to the Father. We continue to exist in the image of God but deprived of the glory of God of his likeness. Jesus did his part and we have to do our part in restoring the Father’s likeness for we are not fully sanctified to its Glory. The image of the Father and of the Son will remain to exist as we walk our lives in the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit who is 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. 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 full sanctification.
The Holy Spirit which was addressed in many names can be confusing to 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 in different chapters in the Bible with different titles, such as the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, 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 to 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 descendant 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 own 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 true love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. “There is no law that will limit you to enjoy all those things” The Holy Spirit produces the warm feelings, the joy of peaceful living, and the comfort of living in a spirit of loved and beloved which makes the difference of 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 by 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 many have fallen and become impatient for waiting for the coming of our Lord? Many have died not seeing the coming of the King of kings that are supposed to be witnessed by the believers/followers. When Jesus said that He is coming soon, He meant, He is coming soon. Why are there various opinions/meaning of what “soon” and “near” mean? Do we have a different English dictionary? Do we have a language or translation barriers? God uses Hebrew as the original language then translated later to Greek and English words. To have a head start to find out how long we have to wait by the 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 missed the opportunity in understanding 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, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in 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 will build my church. There is no promise of time but there is a promise of the church to 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 kingdom 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 the powerful the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ second coming and how God the Father received Jesus with honor and glory. Peter, James, and John were with Jesus at the mount of transfiguration that could possibly be the apostles referring 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 would come after a short time. When Jesus said soon it doesn’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 promises and can be broken. Jesus on the other hand did not break His promise. We have to 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 kingdom is ruled by a king and their citizens are called their subjects, In Christ’s kingdom, we will never be called citizen nor bondservant 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 is 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 either 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 weapon to use is the word Love which they do not have. We have a saying that when somebody threw a rock at you throw them back a bread; when someone threw a flower at you catch it and water it, that it may grow and become one of your good friends.
Furthermore, if someone insulted you, just 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 one who is evil. 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 as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and does not refuse the one who would borrow from you.”
Paul wrote his true feelings, the tenderness, the truthfulness and humbleness which his experience in encountering Jesus on the way to Damascus made him to totally change from executioner to rescuer; from persecuting the followers of Jesus to becoming a follower and sufferer for Jesus. We as followers of Jesus should be like Jesus and Paul’s humbleness and truthfulness could be our guide in the ministry. To minister is to serve and 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 to it, it makes us more of a victor than a challenger. Triumphant comes through obedience like a soldier who obeys the command of the leaders that lead to a successful battle. God is our supreme leader and when He leads, He leads through Jesus Christ.
During the Old Testament time, we know that God was directly involved in human lives. He spoke to Adam, Noah, Abraham, 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 – it means you are there if you are a believer, but if you do not see it, it means that you are not a full believer. You have the kingdom but not in total possession. We need more strength to conquer in full 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, provided him support during his misfortune. God helped him to achieve success during his time of difficulties and provided him the way and the means he needed to successfully do the task that he had to do. 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, made 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 in full 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 that 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 need to be aware that there are people out of faith, whose spirit is not like the Spirit that is 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 will be different from others. It will not be moved or shaken and definitely will not be destroyed. The foundation 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 stronger than the powerful weapon of the enemy of faith. One way in bringing down the enemies to their knees is 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 definitely need the existence of someone before having to obtain the desire to seek. Our fleshly body must come first before the Spiritual and 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 come to judge this given knowledge to be false, because a quick and superficial judgment leads sometimes away from the truth. We have to be patient and be careful in our judgment for the truth might be close for you to grasp and yet with misjudgment make you stumble and deprive the opportunity to start a good relationship with God.
There are always answers for any questions regarding any situations that you will be able to 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 what to do to protect your kingdom. Asking the opinion of some close relatives and friends might give you a discouragement; 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 the purpose of 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 said; that she doesn’t care even she play harp every day as long as she is in the kingdom of heaven; the one that I am really surprised to hear that 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 that I have spoken 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 Bishop whom I met twice with a decent number of believers already lost passion of faith in Christianity.
Many things are happening and behavior and attitude change drastically. It is sad to see those who are in the world turned 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, fear to be a Christian. I read someone who said, that good living afterlife awaits those that live righteously. This person also said that he does not care even it is a good life, free of pain and suffering, no worries what to eat and wear, no violence but a 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. How about 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 go to 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 as well, many conjoin the notion that the kingdom of God and spiritual kingdom are to be one. There are many that are still lost in the promised kingdom. We need the wisdom of God and the leading of the Holy Spirit to bring us to the truth about the Physical and Spiritual Kingdom of God.
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 need 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 numbers or more of unproven answers, but only God really knows. As we learned from the Bible that Jesus at the time of the Kingdom or age of the Kingdom will rule as King and God want everyone to be in the kingdom.
Imagine the kingdom in contrast to the world we live in today. The behavior, attitude, and living in high moral values, goodness, and righteousness is the norm of life, 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 breathe 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, its worthiness to live in its immeasurable purity, kindness, and blameless 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 have all they need. 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 that we just imagined is way too far to enjoy and yet to 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 to 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 under 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 perfect literal kingdom on earth, a glorious Ruler, ruling us blameless 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 of 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 and the normal way of righteous living is in unlimited duration— pride, greed, lust, sloth, gluttony, envy and anger will be put away once and for all. From ancient to present, their spiritual and physical well being will be felt and the prosperity that 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, and 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 is really going to happen. Jesus Christ will return to earth and spiritually will change its people and establish a Shangri-La like paradise on earth in conjunction with cleansing with all unrighteousness and totally removing the influence of the father 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 in the beginning when human was formed by God with His hands. The laws will be obeyed and the ways of God will be followed. When all these things are done and all the teachings are put in place, the world will be blessed for 1,000 years of peace that never before experienced by humanity. As prophesied a more revealing period of an amazing 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 put the joy of freedom back that we should have enjoyed but 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 and will lead the people to turn back to God. Not every one that 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 is expecting for people to walk away from darkness and take the glory that was taken and bring back the light to brighten the life one more time.
The kingdom is a gift from God through His gracious nature and accepting the kingdom without hesitation makes the fulfillment of His promise. “Thy kingdom comes, thy 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 in the knowledge and understanding in advancing His kingdom. As children and citizens of the kingdom, we have to 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 that 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 plague will be upon them—Zechariah 14:16-18. Only nations that obey God will harvest bountiful blessings and together with the Jewish people they will beseech 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 they will 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 will 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 will 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 Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.’ Daniel 7:27—NIV) It is very clear that these prophets foretold things to happen and relevant to each other. It gives us signs 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 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 of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (Revelation 11:15). The spiritual kingdom will be literal and Jesus Christ will rule over kingdoms on earth and will be called the King of kings.
The good news that was delivered thousand 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 of 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 these, judgment can occur anytime in a blink of an eye.
Many can get lost waiting for physical to come without knowing who will really come. When the Kingdom of God consumed all the kingdoms of this world, only one Kingdom will stand and cannot be destroyed forevermore.
Let us continue to stay focus on Jesus Christ’s message about the coming world government and be aware it is not the world that man-made 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 human 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 renewed us every day keeps on 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, 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 that happened 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, is believing 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 that I have spoken will be his judge. For I have not spoken on my own 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 in accordance with what the Father has told me.” John 12:47-50 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
The Father the Almighty, who is and who was and who is to come, will be the judge of His people. He is coming to judge the earth with righteousness. Before the LORD, for He is coming 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 is able to save and to 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—both parents and children alike. And this is my rule: The person who sins is the one who will die. 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 the 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 and 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 heart and soul and help us in spreading your kingdom, your purpose, and will. Amen.