The Kingdom of God, in Brief
There is a better world coming, and I believe it will be soon. That world is the Kingdom of God, which was part of Jesus' and the apostle's teaching in the New Testament (Mark 13:34-37; Matthew 6:33; Acts 8:12; Acts 19:8; Acts 28:30-31; 2 Thessalonians 1:4-5), as well being the subject matter found throughout the whole Bible.
Like any kingdom of man, the Kingdom of God will have specific things, such as a king, land or territory, a capital, government, subjects, benefits for its subjects, and laws of the land to live by. There are also prerequisites to becoming members of that Kingdom, and the Bible reveals all this information for us.
The King, Jesus Christ - Isaiah 11:1-5; Isaiah 9:6-7; 2 Samuel 7:12,13, 16; Luke 1:31-33
The Capital, Jerusalem - Isaiah 2:2-4; Jeremiah 3:17; Matthew 5:33-35
The Territory, Israel, and then the whole world - Genesis 13:14-17; Galatians 3:16; Genesis 15:18-21; Daniel 2:34, 35 & 44; Daniel 7:13, 14 & 27; Zechariah 9:9-10; Psalm 2:6-12; Jeremiah 23:5
The Government, the apostles and the immortalized believers - Matthew 19:28; Luke 22:29-30; Matthew 25:31-34; 2 Timothy 2:12; Revelation 5:9-10; Revelation 20:6
The Subjects, firstly the Jews who survive Armageddon, secondly the rest of the nations of the world - (1) Zechariah 13:8-9; Zechariah 14:8-11; Jeremiah 31:31-34 - (2) Zechariah 14:16; Zechariah 8:20-23; Isaiah 66:23; Jeremiah 3:17
The Laws, righteous and equitable - Psalm 72:2-4, 12-14; Isaiah 11:1-5; Jeremiah 23:5-6
The Benefits for the Subjects of the Kingdom
Long Life - Isaiah 65:20
Good health and healing of physical defects - Isaiah 35:5-6; Isaiah 29:18; Isaiah 65:22
No more sorrow and tears - Isaiah 65:19; Isaiah 35:10; Jeremiah 31:12-13
Single, pure language - Zephaniah 3:9
True Peace & safety - Zechariah 9:10; Psalm 46:9; Micah 4:3; Zechariah 8:4-5
A single place of Worship - Zechariah 14:16; Isaiah 66:23; Isaiah 2:2-3; Isaiah 56:6-7
Abundance of food for all - Amos 9:13-14; Psalm 72:16; Ezekiel 47:8-10; Zechariah 8:12
The deserts will be productive - Isaiah 35:1-2; Isaiah 43:19; Isaiah 41:18-19
Peaceful Animals - Isaiah 65:25; Isaiah 11:6-9
Mortality will be done away with after a 1000 years - Isaiah 25:8; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28
The Prerequisites for entering the Kingdom of God, believe the gospel, repent, be baptised, live a God centered life, and associate with others that do the same - Mark 1:15; Acts 2:41-42; Acts 3:19-21; Acts 8:12; Galatians 3:27-29
The Kingdom of God is coming. Will you be there in that day? The choice is up to you.
Written by Matthew Smith
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