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What is the Kingdom of God?

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 4, 2016, 4:30 PM
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Put simply, it is God's government (see Isaiah 9:6,7; Daniel 2:44; Daniel 7:13,14).  Where is the kingdom of God located?  In heaven (see John 18:36; Matthew 10:7).  And who is it's king?  None other than God's firstborn son - Jesus Christ (see Luke 1:31-33).  It really isn't that difficult, yet millions around the globe who profess Christianity are either confused or apathetic about the kingdom of God.  Yet this kingdom was the central theme of Jesus' message (Matthew 4:23).  If the kingdom of God was important to Jesus, is it not reasonable to conclude that it should also be important to those who claim to love and serve him?

Over 2 billion people in the world profess one form of Christianity or another.  Nearly all are familiar with the "Our Father" prayer found at Matthew 6:9-15.  In part, it reads: "Let your kingdom come, let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth."  When we pray for God's kingdom to come we are really praying for God to take control of planet earth, for his will to be done here as it is in heaven.  Some might object: God is already in control!  While it is true that he is and will always be the sovereign Lord of the universe (see Revelation 4:11), he has nevertheless temporarily ceded control of this world to Satan the Devil (2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 12:9; John 12:31; 14:30;  Matthew 4:8,9). This is because man rejected God in the beginning to pursue the Devil's offer of independence (Genesis 3:1-5).  And it helps to explain and clarify why this world is and always has been such a mess!  

God's kingdom in the hands of Jesus Christ will do away with the Devil's rule.  Jesus came to "break up the works of the Devil" (1 John 3:8).  The world is heading toward a final confrontation between God and his kingdom and the Devil and his kingdom.  The Bible calls this final conflict the battle of Armageddon* (see my earlier journal - Armageddon, the true story).  God's kingdom in the hands of Jesus and the angels will be completely victorious over Satan and his hordes (see Revelation ch 19). Then can begin the 1,000 year (millennial) rule of Jesus.  At that time war, hunger, poverty and evil will no longer exist.  It will be a time of re-creation, or restoration, when all things will be made new again, like the garden of Eden (see Revelation 21:3-5; Isaiah 11:6-9 and many others).  

The question is: Would you like to be a subject of God's kingdom?  More information regarding the kingdom of God can be found below.  

* see Daniel 2:44; Revelation 16:16

For more information please visit jw.org

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