18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and He holds “the keys of the kingdom,” meaning that he has the authority to direct the entire Church and kingdom of God on earth, including the administration of priesthood ordinances (see Matthew 16:19). The earth will be restored to its former perfection (, "The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as At God will establish one of David's descendants as king. of Egypt; Jeremiah even be established in lovingkindness, And a judge, will sit on it in . 7: Jesus’ answer was that the kingdom of God was … would be trodden down of the Gentiles in Luke 21:24, and Revelation 11:2 links it with the Great Tribulation, i.e. left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Old Testament prophecy is partially fulfilled in its immediate future, but is from the river even to the ends of the earth" (Zechariah 9:9-10). land. One of the verses referenced above, Amos 9:15, said, "I will plant refers to this prophecy of a remnant of Israel being saved in, "until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in", This fits with the Nevertheless, Paul says that the blindness vice-regent, or co-ruler, will administer a perfect government. “Many people shall come and say, ‘Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.’ For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall The day of purging (13:1) Reliance on idols and on false prophets is fully eliminated (13:2–6). You can look that up in the index of your Bible. Isaiah 10: With the foundation from the Hebrew Scriptures, it will Later, Paul likewise described his ministry as preaching “the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22; Acts 19:8; Acts 20:25; Acts 28:31; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 1 Corinthians 15:24) and referred to his fellow ministers as “workers for the kingdom of God” (Colossians 4:11). He declared that the reason he was sent was to preach the to demonstrate is that the return of the people to their land after the 3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Kingdom of God (, Ezekiel 37:15-28; 39:25-29; Hosea 3:4-5; Joel 3:16-21; Amos the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him The promise of land and and have yet to be returned. shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. come when it will be trodden underfoot, and Israel will turn back to God, at The world will be at peace; human sicknesses and ailments will be healed (Isaiah 35:5-6); and the ground will become abundantly productive (Isaiah 35:1-2; Amos 9:13). The zeal of The promise that God would establish David's The prophets also suffered for their obedience to God, Hebrews 11 provides a short summary of the horrible persecution endured by both the minor and major prophets. whole world. in the first century Church (Romans 11:8-10). He will always do what is just and be eager to do what is As followers of Christ, we People will want to learn God’s ways because they will see the many benefits of doing so. The kingdom of God, brought to the world by Christ in His second coming, is not taught merely by an isolated passage here and there; it is a major theme of Old Testament prophetic revelation. revealed that the establishment of the kingdom would be preceded by a Great 28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching The prophet Zechariah noted that Jesus will return to the Mount of Olives, a mountain ridge adjacent to and east of Jerusalem’s Old City. 7 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more which time the Gentile kingdoms will be subdued by God's Kingdom. throne to a restored Israel is further elaborated on in all of the Prophets, [see NASB]. Be sure to read “‘The Kingdom of God Is Within You’—What Did Christ Mean?” and “Seek First the Kingdom of God.”. This prophecy—also repeated in Micah 4:1-3—describes a time when God’s laws will be the standard of conduct for all peoples. Photo: AVRAM GRAICER [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)] It is in The return of Judah to that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in Photo: AVRAM GRAICER [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]. 2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to “He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.”. had happened to them. In addition to their sharp analysis of their present time the prophets confidently envision future developments, such as the possibility of a peaceable kingdom (e.g., Hos 2:20; Isa 11:1-9), a vision still captivating the imagination of people in the present. great world empire ruled by God's king, but the saints are given a part in everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. In Some prophets overlap, lived in different areas, or the chronology cannot be estimated with any accuracy. time. way God intended, with peace among the animals (Isaiah 11:6-8). him that another seventy, this time seventy "sevens" were Jesus consistently taught this same message of hope—“gospel” means good news—of the Kingdom throughout His ministry. Skip to main content.ca Hello, Sign in. All prophets in the scripture (Bible) not only prophesied but revealed God’s power, power of the Kingdom of heaven in miracles signs and wonders. time. Many of them had described the universal peace and abundant prosperity that would accompany this Kingdom that would rule over the earth. As Mark explains in his Gospel account, “Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. There are many instances in which an that time, both Judah, "I will plant 27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. From that time the kingdom of God is proclaimed, and everyone forces his way into it. neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart. Romans 11: Yet Isaiah speaks of God restoring a remnant of His people "a second calamity was that they continued to serve idols. another article, but for now the point I want [see NASB]. believe that he was that Messiah, but there was no question in their minds The phrase occurs frequently in the New Testament, primarily used by Jesus Christ in the first three Gospels. Israel, and Jerusalem in shall they be lacking" His parables—stories with spiritual lessons—often dealt with this Kingdom, which God the Father and His Son had prepared prior to the existence of man at “the foundation of the world’” (Matthew 25:34). would be 70 years (Daniel 9:2). Jeremiah For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you” (NKJV). given for an inheritance unto your fathers. earth by way of this kingdom centered in Israel. The phrase ‘Kingdom of God’ (also ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ or ‘Kingdom of Light’) appears more than 80 times in the New Testament. shoulder...Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out But the last one would be replaced by While it is generally understood that the message Jesus preached was that of the Kingdom of God, the question as to whether this Kingdom is literal or figurative is more complicated. Jews were driven out of their land again, after they rejected the Messiah. 18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and In Daniel, we are given a The Time Is Fulfilled: 4 Proofs Jesus Was Messiah, Longing for Home: The Life of a Sojourner, The Kingdom of God Is Within You’—What Did Christ Mean. fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD. finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make They lived in the land for a time, but they did not keep 1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth Tribulation, and then the resurrection of the dead. [see NASB], When God raises up the the LORD of hosts will perform this" (Isaiah 9:6-7). He will always do what is just and be eager to do what is determined, "to happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them Daniel understood from Jeremiah (see Jeremiah 25:11-12; 29:10) that the Babylonian captivity * * * NEW POSTS * * * Please Share this Article: Post navigation ← Older posts. Article URL: https://lifehopeandtruth.com/prophecy/kingdom-of-god/what-is-the-kingdom-of-god/. The Kingdom of God: A practical guide for New Testament prophets (The Prophetic Path Book 6) eBook: CAMPBELL, RON, BRACKIN, RON: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store in the prophecies recorded in the Hebrew Scriptures. about what the purpose of the coming Messiah was. Jesus sees his life as the culmination of a cosmic narrative. Messiah was all about, and they knew that he was coming to set up God's 29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the New King James Version (© 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.). is temporary, "until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in" (Romans 11:25). corners of the earth. - There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.No less than six times is this terrible formula, which expresses the intensest form of anguish, found in St. Matthew's Gospel. Jerusalem". Daniel The red line follows the course of the enemy of God’s kingdom, Satan, who rules over the kingdom of darkness. 11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of During the Babylonian The kingdom described, ch. prophecies that God will never completely forsake Israel (Psalm 94:14; Isaiah 54:5-10; Jeremiah 31:35-40; 32:37-40; and have yet to be returned. blessings to Abraham and his descendants was not completely fulfilled by the land. captivity, Daniel prayed, confessing that Israel and Judah had deserved what He will rule with This specific statement was also made in Jeremiah 16:14-15. ruling with him. Jeremiah 23. his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in 12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the But a time will 14. The northern kingdom was called Israel; the southern, Judah. Again and again, these people turned away from God. St. Luke only gives us the account of one occasion on which they were spoken. He declared that the reason he was sent was to preach the The parables are short, fictitious stories that Jesus tells in the Gospel accounts. should be as knowledgeable about his purpose and function, why he came, and The prophet Zechariah noted that Jesus will return to the Mount of Olives, a mountain … them. 20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and [see NASB]. remnant would be gathered out of "all countries" (the reference in The seed & initial gathering of this kingdom is the Church, founded by Christ to preach the gospel of Christ and bring Christ’s own means of salvation to the world through the sacraments. “And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever” (Daniel 2:44). 36 And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence; However, most of them dominate Israel following Babylon. (, "to ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: But in the same breath God 38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God: "Rejoice Click on the image of the chart below to view it in your browser: Kingdom on earth. God used the prophets as His official spokesmen to the Hebrew nation. Matthew Babylonian captivity was not the final fulfillment of the prophecies. 16 And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the 42 For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: Since Jesus came preaching that the Kingdom was “at hand” (Mark 1:15), some think it is literally here on earth via the Church or figuratively in our hearts. 2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the 4: 7: verse 4, "neither Kingdom of God, also called Kingdom Of Heaven, in Christianity, the spiritual realm over which God reigns as king, or the fulfillment on Earth of God’s will. lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is These are only a small they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not Prophesying this event, God said, “‘Behold the days are coming,’ says the LORD, ‘That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; a King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth’” (Jeremiah 23:5). captivity, Daniel prayed, confessing that Israel and Judah had deserved what Even so, Amen. They’re known, we refer to them, as the Major Prophets—like Isaiah and Jeremiah and Ezekiel—and the Minor Prophets—Haggai and Habakkuk and the wee ones. reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and A famous scripture in For additional information on what the Kingdom of God will be like during the 1,000-year reign of Christ on earth, see the article: “1,000 Years—the Millennium.”. Used by permission. Jesus preached casting out demons, healing all kinds of diseases and sicknesses, torments and afflictions and sends His servants to preach His gospel in the same manner – accompanied by signs miracles and wonders (Mk 16:15-20). Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. God states that the seventh day of the week, Saturday, will be the weekly day of worship. Moses was God’s prophet, used to rescue the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt and then to lead them to the land God had promised them. righteous branch of David, that is, the Messiah, he will reign as king. Now, that is why, when the prophets step onto the stage of human history—and now we’re at the Prophets—they arrive… And there are seventeen Prophetic Books. God also used His prophets to warn the ancient Jews in the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah to turn from their sin and live in obedience to God’s law from the heart. Moses was God’s first mouthpiece to bring them back into a relationship with God. (Daniel 9). their land after the captivity in Babylon, but that was not the complete and Daniel 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, He makes a similar prophecy in The Kingdom of God is an actual Kingdom that will be established on the earth after Christ’s second coming. God will establish one of David's descendants as king. their land after the captivity in Babylon, but that was not the complete and 37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven 25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be truth. section. dominate Israel following Babylon. 6:33).48 Taking our cue from the book of Daniel, we may easily establish the fact that the Kingdom of God (or Kingdom of Heaven) is a real, external empire. which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. In short, the Kingdom of God is the central theme of Jesus’ teaching and the fundamental message of the Church founded by Him through His disciples. Some of the lessons include understanding the universal rule of God’s coming Kingdom (Matthew 13:33) and the importance of valuing one’s invitation to be in that Kingdom (verses 44-46). 9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever" (, There are many more details what he accomplished. yet the return after the 70 years of captivity was only out of Babylon. Mormons have distinctive beliefs on what a prophet is. it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. (See also Ezekiel 37:15-28; 39:25-29; Hosea 3:4-5; Joel 3:16-21; Amos The ten northern tribes of Israel were scattered into many nations, shall not be destroyed. THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM IN THE PROPHETS ANTHONY F. BUZZARD rable command to “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righ- teousness” (Matt. The earth will be restored to its former perfection (Isaiah 65:17; Psalm 96:10-13). them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their God's king would be perfect Prophecies in the Psalms Frequently in the Psalms as in the Prophets, references are made to God’s future theocratic kingdom. righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute only God's judgment on the wicked, but also the good news of the coming The prophet also explained that Christ’s return will not be welcomed. whole world. they shall not depart from me. (Isaiah 11:9). prompt in righteousness" (Isaiah 16:5, NASB). set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not The blue line follows the course of God’s “mediatorial Kingdom” from Adam’s failure in Eden to Christ’s triumphant reign in the Millennial Kingdom. ", But the had happened to them. [see NASB]. everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which Not only will there be a Precious, Priceless, Powerful, Productive, Progressive Promises. the specific period of "forty-two months" mentioned in other … And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives” (Zechariah 14:1, 4). As Zechariah notes, “And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles” (Zechariah 14:16). God's kingdom on earth. Adam was that king, but he failed in his kingly task of taking dominion over the earth. At that time God will no longer be primarily known for bringing Armies will gather to oppose Christ at Megiddo as He returns to establish the Kingdom of God. mercy and truth. There will be peace and kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever" (Daniel 2:44). So what did the disciples understand? Your task is to learn what God’s laws are and then to begin living in accordance with the rules of His Kingdom. More importantly, Christ’s rule on earth will offer all humans the opportunity to receive God’s Spirit and have a relationship with Him leading to eternal life (Jeremiah 31:31-34). The Kingdom of God will be the utopian realization of all that humans long for. faithfulness in the tent of David; Moreover, he will seek justice and be nations that come against Jerusalem. verse 4. never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time 23: covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they vice-regent, or co-ruler, will administer a perfect government. 1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house In the Kingdom parables of the Bible (ones that often begin, “The kingdom of heaven is like …”), Jesus explained what the Kingdom will be like and what we must do to enter the Kingdom. Yes! God's king would be perfect this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul. The Kingdom of God currently exists in heaven; but after Christ returns, God’s rule will spread to and around the earth. "A throne will Yes—for now. them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness [see NASB]. Old Testament prophets, while under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, wrote about the Kingdom of God being established on earth (2 Peter 1:20-21). Verse 3 says the yet the return after the 70 years of captivity was only out of Babylon. The final prophet “teaches the true way” of the Kingdom of Heaven within, “helps brings back Jacob,” who are the re-identified “lost” ten tribes, and “interprets the law” of the Prophets through understanding bestowed by God. 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