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But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness… Matthew 6:33a

What is…
The Kingdom of God

A brief summary explanation


The Kingdom of God is referred to numerous times in Scripture, but is often somehow misunderstood.

Before the beginning of time and the Creation of our universe, there existed God’s Kingdom. The Triune God was there, and from there is where the Son of God came to Earth, His human body having been created by the Holy Spirit and placed in Mary’s womb.

Satan’s kingdom

Our current world’s prince is the wicked Great Deceiver, Satan.

“the prince of this world” (John 12:31 KJV, 14:30
“the god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4 KJV
“the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience” (Ephesians 2:2 KJV)

His dark dominion here began not long after Creation. This was not a surprise or an insurmountable problem for our Creator, the eternal, all-knowing, all-powerful “I Am” who knew all the events of the future from the beginning—including His ultimate victory.

See: The Fall of Man, Satan, The Gospel, Sovereignty of God, God’s providence

God’s plan

After The Fall, began God’s great plan to redeem those humans who would truly repent and join with Him.

Through the Incarnation, the promised Messiah entered our universe in the form of a pure, sinless manJesus Christ. At this 1st Coming of Christ, He came to establish the SPIRITUAL Kingdom of God on Earth, not yet the PHYSICAL Kingdom on Earth. That comes later.

Christ’s 1st Coming produced everything necessary for the beginning of His Spiritual Earthly Kingdom. He proved His identity (see: miracles and Messianic prophecies) and atoned for the sins of all repentant true believers of the past and future. He then physically rose from the dead and appeared to numerous people on Earth, particularly His disciples, teaching and encouraging them and introducing the Church Age.

Then, after completing His mission on Earth, Christ returned to His place with the Father outside of our universe. This realm is also where all true children of God who have died now reside, for through Christ they gained eternal life.

Three stages of The Kingdom of God

It is very important to understand that there are 3 stages in the Kingdom of God. according to the grace and wisdom of our Sovereign God, the 1st had to first be established and built over a period of years. Each starge must be completed before the next stage begins.

Variations of the term “Kingdom of God”

also known as: Kingdom of Heaven, Kingdom of Christ, Kingdom of Christ and of God, or Kingdom of David

All the following variations denote the same thing, but emphasize different aspects of God’s Kingdom.

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Article Version: January 27, 2020