Last updated on September 26, 2020
What is the kingdom of God?
The Kingdom Of God is what God has planned for all humanity. It will be installed here on earth in the latter days. It will be a governing system with a king as its leader. God wants his kingdom to become the only supreme ruling system here on Earth. The kingdom of God is a system that is based on truth.
A person must live and walk in the Spirit in order to see the Kingdom of God. God also requires that a person must be born again in the spirit in order to enter God’s kingdom. To those who are seeking God’s kingdom, it is important to understand that it is not a physical kingdom. But rather, the kingdom of God is a spiritual kingdom.
John 3:5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.
Jesus Christ gave plenty of clues about the kingdom of God. Below is one of those clues.
Luke 17:20 When asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God will not come with observable signs. 21Nor will people say, ‘Look, here it is,’ or ‘There it is.’ For you see, the kingdom of God is in your midst.”
You see my friends, Jesus Christ was the light and the king in the spiritual realm when he was here on earth. In the verse above, he was referring to himself as the kingdom of God.
Jesus Christ the light : The Gate To The Kingdom Of God
Jesus Christ is the door and the gate to the kingdom.
John 10:7 Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.
One must find the way, the truth, and the life in order to enter the kingdom.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Jesus Christ authored the “life” in the spirit. A person must hang on to this life that is in Christ in order to receive the crown of life in the kingdom Of God. Acts 3:15 (the author of life )
John 1:4 In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.
Jesus Christ is the light that we must follow.
John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
We must walk in the light and spirit in order to receive forgiveness for our sins.
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
God saved us from the dominion of darkness and brought us to the kingdom of his Son, Jesus Christ.
Colossian 1:12-13 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves..
Kingdom Of God: Jerusalem, Zion and Mount Zion
The heavenly Jerusalem or Zion which is also called Mount Zion is the kingdom of God in the present time. The heavenly Jerusalem or Zion has been desolate for a while now. God has been working on restoring Zion as prophesied by the prophet Isaiah.
Isaiah 62:1For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep still, until her righteousness shines like a bright light, her salvation like a blazing torch.
He will cause his light to appear on Zion. Then Zion will be restored.
Isaiah 60:1 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
When God installs his kings on Zion, then the kingdom of God is upon us.
Psalm 2:46 “Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.”
God’s plan is to make Zion or the heavenly Jerusalem the center of his kingdom. On Zion is where the chosen kings will rule from.
Isaiah 2:3 Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
The Kings Of The kingdom of God
In the future, when kings are chosen in the spirit realm, they will rule in the Kingdom Of God. The kings who will rule in the kingdom of God will also be priests. They will shed light on the truth. They will be both kings and priests.
Revelation 5:10 “And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.”
The kings will not be elected through ballot boxes but through elections in the spiritual realm.
Isaiah 2:5 Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD.
They will be chosen by people and spirits and ultimately by God himself. They will be sleepers who will be awakened by Christ.
Ephesians 5:8 This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
The kings and priests will rule in righteousness and truth.
Obadiah 1:21 “Then saviors shall come to Mount Zion To judge the mountains of Esau, And the kingdom shall be the LORD’s.“
In the latter days, people will stream to Zion to seek the Lord and to honor the king. People will walk in the light and truth.
Zechariah 8:3 “Thus says the LORD: ‘I will return to Zion, And dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth, The Mountain of the LORD of hosts, The Holy Mountain.’
Those who understand the truth and abide by it will be able to take part in his kingdom. The coming kingdom of God is what the Bible refers to as the “New Jerusalem”. And any nations that will not serve Jerusalem will be destroyed.
Isaiah 60:12 “For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish; it will be utterly ruined.”
How God is planning to bring about his ruling Kingdom here on Earth is summarized in the following verses written by Apostle Paul.
1 Corinthians 15:24 Then the end will come, when He hands over the kingdom to God the Father after He has destroyed all dominion, authority, and power. 25For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet.
God will put a new spirit in the people at some point in the latter days. When the people get the new spirit, the heavenly Jerusalem will get a new name and will become the new Jerusalem. The new Jerusalem will become the center for the system of truth in the kingdom of God here on earth.
Ezekiel 11:19 I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.
After God destroys everything that causes people to stumble, God will give the people a new spirit. At that point, people will just be able to walk in the light willingly.
Revelation 21:24 “The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.”
The kingdom of God is a spiritual kingdom that God will restore in the latter days. First, he restores it in the spirit and then makes it manifest here on earth. The kingdom of God is the heavenly Jerusalem or Zion. It will become the new Jerusalem someday. In order to take part in it, a person must be born in the spirit. That person must also walk and live in the spirit.
There is so much more to cover in regards to the Kingdom Of God. I will write more about this topic in the future. I hope that so far, this blog has given you some ideas of what the kingdom of God is about. Until next time, may God bless you, brethren, and friends. May the kingdom of God be upon you.