GOD'S RIGHTEOUS KINGDOM
Many people are taught to seek God's Kingdom and strive to be citizens of His Kingdom. (Matthew 5:3, 6:33, 19:14). However, many people are not sure what this means. The purpose of this page is to show the reader what the bible says regarding God's Kingdom.
Yahweh/Jehovah/Almighty God is Most High King and Ruler of this Kingdom (Exodus 15:18, Psalms 10:16, Psalms 24:10, Psalms 47:7, Isaiah 43:15). Jesus Christ is His Son (Mark 1:11, Luke 1:32,35 Luke 3:22, John 1:14,34 John 3:16), and is the highest Prince of this Kingdom (Isaiah 9:6, Daniel 10:21). God's Kingdom also includes the innumerable multitude of angels (Deuteronomy 33:2, Hebrews 12:22, Revelation 5:11). The bible reveals some angels are Seraphs, and some are Cherubs (Isaiah 6:2,6 Genesis 3:24). God plans for His Kingdom to include the Earth (Matthew 6:9-10, 1 Chronicles 29:11, Revelation 5:10, Revelation 21:1-4). God originally intended for Earth to remain inhabited, and for humans to be the caretakers of Earth (Genesis 1:28, Genesis 9:1, Isaiah 45:18).
Humans are not meant to rule over one another (Ecclesiastes 8:9-11 Psalms 22:27-28, Psalms 115:1), therefore God would not set up a permanent human ruled society on earth. In fact, the whole issue of whether humans should rule themselves is how mankind has gotten into the state we are in now (Please click here for details). According to scripture, once God is finished allowing the issue of sovereignty to run its course, He is going to establish Heavenly rule over Earth. For the first thousand years He will allow His Great Prince, Jesus Christ, to rule over Earth after Satan is locked up for the thousand years (Revelation 20:1-4). Jesus will rule until he subdues all God's enemies, including human power and rulership, and death (1 Corinthians 15:24-26). Once he has vanquished human governments and the last enemy, Death, he will subject himself to God and hand the Kingdom back to The Father (1 Corinthians 15:27-28). Only then -- when Death is no more -- will God take back the Kingdom (Revelation 21:1-4). This is supported in scripture, especially at Revelation chapter 20:4-5:
Our Great Father is a most benevolent God. He wants to rule us with love, kindness, and justice. Some of the things He will do for us once His Kingdom is established on earth: ( The Message bible)
1 - Revelation 21:4-5 He'll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good -- tears gone, crying gone, pain gone -- all the first order of things gone.
2 - Isaiah 9:7 His ruling authority will grow, and there'll be no limits to the wholeness he brings. He'll rule from the historic David throne over that promised kingdom. He'll put that kingdom on a firm footing and keep it going with fair dealing and right living, beginning now and lasting always. The zeal of GOD-of-the-Angel-Armies will do all this.
3 - Daniel 2:44 But throughout the history of these kingdoms, the God of heaven will be building a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will this kingdom ever fall under the domination of another. In the end it will crush the other kingdoms and finish them off and come through it all standing strong and eternal.
4 - Isaiah 11:4-5 He'll judge the needy by what is right, render decisions on earth's poor with justice. His words will bring everyone to awed attention. A mere breath from his lips will topple the wicked. Each morning he'll pull on sturdy work clothes and boots, and build righteousness and faithfulness in the land..
Since God's word is truth (Psalms 31:5, Psalms 119:160) and it is impossible for Him to lie (Hebrews 6:18), and all that he has planned will actually come to fruition (Isaiah 55:10-11), we can be assured that He will re-establish His Kingdom in due time. And, going by the above scriptures, it will be a Kingdom like no other, full of love, peace, security and justice. No greater Kingdom could there ever be!
May God bless your continued search for His truth and righteousness!