Definitions from Strong's Concordance:
Government (#4951) empire
Kingdom (#932) realm
The Kingdom of God is known as a theocracy. It is rule by God with Jesus Christ as the King. "Thy kingdom come" is a powerful phrase used in Christian prayer, as Jesus Christ taught his followers in Matthew 6:9-10. The apostles wrote about God's Kingdom or government, as did the prophets of the Old Testament. Jesus, God's son, came to preach about it.
The Kingdom is what we look forward to as we learn God's will for His people's future, both in heaven and on earth. Some important points about God's new kingdom are:
– Men and women will be chosen to rule with Christ in this kingdom or government. This is the main message of the New Testament. Christ's search for those who would be a part of His Kingdom.
– When God, with the help of His Son Christ Jesus, establishes the new kingdom, all of the corrupt governments that exist in the world today will be replaced by God's government. God's new kingdom will rule over both the heavens and the earth for eternity, with complete perfection, peace, unity and righteousness.
2. What is the The Kingdom of God?
Jesus came to fulfill God's purpose of teaching us about his Kingdom.
The prophet Isaiah spoke of Jesus Christ, the King of God's government.
God of heaven will set up a Kingdom that will last forever.
Jesus Christ's commandment to us is to make God's Kingdom a priority. Study and learn and find out all you can about the Kingdom of God. Learn and prove what righteousness is and how to perform it so that you may be a help to Christ's purpose of setting up a new Kingdom..
Good news (the gospel) of the Kingdom of God. And you can be a part of it.
The news and media have reported very clearly the earth is in trouble. Problems vary from pollution, acid rain, climate change, the destruction of rainforests and wild habitats, the decline or extinction of thousands of species of animals and plants. Will the earth survive these problems?
Today the state of the earth is sobering, but there is comfort in knowing what God has written in the Bible about what will happen to the earth. He will prevent man from destroying the earth and will renew the earth to become a paradise for man to live in.
The creation of the earth was described in the first chapters of Genesis. The earth and its inhabitants were made and it was a good thing in the sight of God "And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." (Genesis 1:31) However, through greed and lack of respect for God's creation, mankind has proceeded to abuse the resources God has so graciously given mankind to live off of. Fortunately by God's grace the earth will be saved from mankind.
Can you imagine a perfect earth with peace for all those that inhabit the earth, and all people living forever, no more growing old or suffering? It has been promised if you believe the Bible is true. Satan will be gone as prophesied in Revelation 20:3 "And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more,..." The wicked oppressing people are all gone per Psalm 37:9-11 "For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace."
1. A Renewed Planet!
Generations come and go, but the earth will remain forever.
Psalms 37:9-11, 29, 34
The meek (gentle) people will inherit the earth and live on it forever.
All people will serve one God and will no longer wage war.
No physical disabilities will exist for humans on the renewed earth - new earth.
Isaiah 65:21-25, 17
The earth will be renewed, no one will labor in vain, everyone will live peacefully, including the animals.
All made new - no more wicked and no more sorrow, pain or death.
Additional references for further research:
2 Peter 3:13
1 Corinthians 2:9-10
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