Comment: The Kingdom of God

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The Kingdom of God

The Lord Jesus Christ came from Heaven to establish the Kingdom of God in Spirit and in Truth. This is the message He commanded His apostles to proclaim and is the message that we as Christians are all called to announce.

In the period between His physical appearance as the Christ, the Son of the Living God, the Son of Man and the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world and His coming visible manifestation in all His resurrected saints, the sons of God, to set up and administer the visible Kingdom of Heaven on Earth, the Christian Church has worked in an imperfect fashion to accomplish her mission.

She has done so under a series of worldly kingdoms authorised by God to administer the governments of men until such time as the Age of the Nations (the Gentiles) comes to an end. It is these governments that, in various forms but with the same underlying structure and spirit, have prevailed until now. The republican form of government is one such form and in its most recent incarnation has revealed itself to be exactly the same structure and spirit as all the other governments on Earth since the mandate of Heaven was taken from the people of God in 586 B.C. and given to the empires of men.

While many billions have been called into the Kingdom only relatively few have been chosen to govern in the next Age. It is these few who will be manifested in due time in their incorruptible, immortal resurrection bodies, like unto His glorious body, to restore the whole Creation of God into union with the Father in the Son and spread the rule of God to all mankind, in every heart and mind, in His Kingdom of righteousness, joy and peace in the Holy Spirit.

As Christians we are taught to pray to our Father in Heaven, "Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven". It is this Kingdom of which we as Christians are all citizens first and foremost. It is this Kingdom and its righteousness that we are commanded to seek. The kingdoms of this world are destined to become the Kingdom of our God and of His Christ and it is He who shall reign forever and ever. We are not taught to seek to establish a worldly kingdom, quite the contrary, we are commanded to obey the governing authorities and to pray for them that we might have peace to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.

There is indeed a Universal Kingdom coming but not, as most imagine, a government of corruptible men. The only World Government that will ever be established is the Government of God and that is now at the door. Look up, for your redemption draws nigh.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)