The Kingdom of God
The Kingdom of God is
GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY
Sept. 18, 2009
The kingdom of God is transformed to so many forms of interpretation. A kingdom is a territory ruled over by a king. (Gen 10:10) the term “Kingdom of God” or heaven used interchangeably, refers to when and where God rules. Both present and future (Mark 1:15) and (Matt 6:10). The kingdom is also considered to be a place where Gods reign is complete (Rev12:10). It could never say that Gods kingdom was established on earth at any time. Not until everything has passed and the New Jerusalem has been established her on earth after all has passed behold all has became new.
When Jesus came telling the Jews about the kingdom and all that need to be established in his people he was the kingdom walking. So simple was his message but yet so complexes beyond our own understanding. Jesus brought the kingdom of heaven in many shapes and forms. Storytelling and riddles also known as parables were Jesus favorite teaching device. Sometimes he explained the images and examples that he used other times he did not. He didn’t seem to mind simply telling stories that left listeners pondering. Jesus used stories when he spoke to the people. In fact he did not tell them anything without using stories. So Gods promise came true. Just as the prophet had said, I will use stories to speak my message and to explain things hidden since the creation of the world. (Matt.13:34-35).
The Old Testament Spoke of just these happenings. God told David that he would establish David’s throne upon an eternal kingdom. “The LORD declares to you that the LORD himself will establish a house for you: When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be...