'Whoever will introduce into public affairs the principles of Christianity will change the face of the world' - Benjamin Franklin
That one of course will be Jesus!
The Kingdom of God is the Kingdom that Jesus preached about and that we all pray for in the Lord's prayer:
9 Our father which art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
10 Thy kingdom come (Matthew 6 - King James Version)
There is no point in praying for it to come if you do not know what it is. It also helps to know when it actually does come! Jesus gave his disciples and us the signs of the times in Matthew 24, to alert us to the general period in which it would come. He describes these signs in answer to the questions below:
3 While he was sitting upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples
approached him privately, saying: Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your
presence and of the conclusion of the system of things? (Matthew 24).
Just that one word 'privately' and that demand 'Tell us' shows that only his disciples will know when these things will be. So being blunt, if only we, the LWs, know precisely when these things will be, then only we, the LWs, are his disciples at this time. Although in truth, many Christians have recognised that the signs of the times are currently being exhibited. Part of his answer was:
14 And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the
inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come
The 'end', in the largest meaning of this scripture, is the end of 'this system of things', which obviously is the start of the next system of things. And the next or coming system of things is the Kingdom of God.
29 He said to them: Truly I say to you, There is no one who has
left house or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of
30 who will not in any way get many times more in this period of time, and in the coming system of things everlasting life (Luke 18).
So when Jesus was asked by Pontius Pilate, are you a King? God's favourite son replied:
36 My kingdom is no part of this world. If my kingdom were part of this world, my attendants would have
fought that I should not be delivered up to the Jews. But, as it is, my kingdom is not from this
source (John 18).
Whereas his apostle, John, said:
17 Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its
desire, but he that does the will of God remains forever (1 John 2).
So the world passes away to make room for the Kingdom of God. It was Eve's desire for Satan's status that kicked off 'The World', and Adam's desire for Eve's body kicked off death. But this new Kingdom of God is the final whistle on the World. And the end of the Kingdom of God is the final whistle on death. Here we have the first and the second Eden, the problem, and the resolution. 'The World' is the period between the two. The World is the primary school, the Kingdom of God is the secondary school. And although the Kingdom of God will have much more glory than the World ever had, the scripture remains saying:
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten
son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life (John
Everlasting life in the Kingdom of God and thereafter.
To see what this kingdom will be like we have the prophecy of Isaiah 65:
17 For here I am creating a new heavens and a new earth…
20 no more will there come to be a suckling a few days old from that place, neither an old man that does not fulfill his days, for one will die as a mere boy although a hundred years of age. And as for the sinner, although a hundred years of age he will have evil called down upon him (Isaiah 65)
This is very carefully worded. Babies and old men will not die during this kingdom, but sinners will. In other words people will not die of old age, and they will not die of illness, sickness, frailty, but they may die due to sin. Humans of 100 years old will be considered boys and will die not of old age but for life abusing sins. ‘New heavens’ does not mean a new physical universe, it means rather a new heavenly rulership for men. A new set of angels ruling over us.
21 And they will certainly build houses and have occupancy, and they will
certainly plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
22 They will not build and someone else have occupancy, they will not plant and someone else do the eating. For like the days of a tree will the days of my people be (Isaiah 65).
Trees can live for thousands of years (The sequoia tree lives for 2,000). There will be no economic slavery in this kingdom. A man will taste the fruits of his own labour himself. Furthermore every miracle that Jesus performed during his ministry is an advert for our capabilities in the Kingdom. We will cure the injured, the lame and the blind. We will even raise the dead as Peter did with Dorcas and Paul did with Eutychus. So accidents will not be problems for long in the Kingdom. There will be no personal injury litigation!
Likewise in Acts 5, when Peter knew from the holy spirit that Ananias and Sapphira had cheated on the holy spirit and lied, this is an advert for the angels seeing everything and telling the judges in the Kingdom about it. So we will have a perfect angelic detective agency.
1 However, a certain man, Ananias by name, together with Sapphira
his wife, sold a possession
2 and secretly held back some of the price, his wife also knowing about it, and he brought just a part and deposited it at the feet of the apostles.
3 But Peter said: Ananias, why has Satan emboldened you to play false to the holy spirit and to hold back secretly some of the price of the field?
4 As long as it remained with you did it not remain yours, and after it was sold did it not continue in your control? Why was it
that you purposed such a deed as this in your heart? You have played false, not to men, but to God.
5 On hearing these words Ananias fell down and expired. And great fear came over all those hearing of it (Acts 5).
These are just a few words but they describe one hell of a kingdom (if you’ll pardon the metaphor). The apostle Peter says of this kingdom:
3 For you know this first, that in the last days there will come ridiculers
with their ridicule, proceeding according to their own desires
4 and saying: Where is this promised presence of his? Why, from the day our forefathers fell asleep [in death], all things are continuing exactly as from creation's beginning.
5 For, according to their wish, this fact escapes their notice, that there were heavens from of old and an earth standing compactly out of water and in the midst of water by the word of God;
6 and by those [means] the world of that time suffered destruction when it was deluged with water.
7 But by the same word the heavens and the earth that are now stored up for fire and are being reserved to the day of judgment and of destruction of the ungodly men.
8 However, let this one fact not be escaping your notice, beloved ones, that one day is with [the] Lord as 1,000 years and 1,000 years as one day.
9 [The] Lord is not slow respecting his promise, as some people consider slowness, but he is patient with you because he does not desire any to be destroyed but desires all to attain to repentance.
10 Yet [the] Lord’s day will come as a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a hissing noise, but the elements being intensely hot will be dissolved, and earth and the works in it will be discovered.
11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought you to be in holy acts of conduct and deeds of godly devotion,
12 awaiting and keeping close in mind the presence of the day of Jehovah, through which [the] heavens being on fire will be dissolved and [the] elements being intensely hot will melt!
13 But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell (2 Peter 3).
So just as the world was destroyed by the flood of Noah, so it will be again by the flood of lava, the fire of Armageddon, the extinction level volcanic event when the earth vomits out the wicked. Neither of these destructions are merely planetary, they are both systemic. In fact the heavens were effected during the flood of Noah too, because the demons who had come down to the earth to procreate with the women before the flood, were thrown into Tartarus.
4 Certainly if God did not hold back from punishing the angels that sinned, but, by throwing them into
Tartarus, delivered them to pits of dense darkness to be reserved for judgment.
5 And he did not hold back from punishing an ancient world, but kept Noah, a preacher of righteousness, safe with seven others when he brought a deluge upon a world of ungodly people (2 Peter 2).
Also since Peter refers to the Lord (a term which can mean either God or Jesus, but here means God) as not being slow respecting his promise, it is apparent that a day has been set when these things will occur. Now Peter refers to a day of judgement, and then says that a ‘day’ to God is a 1,000 years. From which we deduce that the day of judgement, the judgement day is 1,000 years long. The destruction of the ungodly men by fire is Armageddon and this battle kicks off the 1,000 year judgement day. We have already seen from Isaiah 65 above that people will die only due to their sins in the Kingdom of God, so the kingdom of God is a day of judgement. But the confirmation of the length of this Kingdom, and the fulfillment of both Isaiah 65 and these words of Peter is seen by the Apostle John in his visions of Revelation 20 and 21.
REVELATION CHAPTER 20
1 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven with the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand [new subaccount].
2 And he seized the dragon [accusative], who is the serpent, the ancient [nominatives] a Devil [slanderer] and the Satan [the opposer] [All these designations refer to Satan's entire heavenly organisation, not merely to Satan himself who is the head of the serpent and the head of the dragon], and bound him for 1,000 years [from around 400-460 AD to 1400-1460 AD, starting after the testing of the saints in FDS2 had ended and at the time of fall of Rome, since the trade mark of Satan is large empires. And ending before the start of the Renaissance and before the British empire. Mankind had no heavenly government at all during the 'dark ages'. When Satan is around the angels can do things to protect mankind from the activities of the demons. Satan may have arranged for some things to occur whilst he was dead. But he could not run anything from prison like a criminal boss does today. The renaissance was not merely due to the release of Satan who transforms himself into an angel of light. It would also have been the result of angelic activity in the protection of mankind from demonic activity. The renaissance was certainly the result of heavenly activity pursuant to the release of Satan. The demons were said to teach mankind some technological things before the flood in the book of Enoch - which is quoted by Jude but not necessarily inspired at all or in its entirety.]
3 And he hurled him into the abyss and shut [it] and sealed [it] over him, that he might not mislead the nations anymore until the 1,000 years were ended. After these things he must be let loose for a little while [mikron cronon] [about 600 years. 600 years is a short while compared to his prison sentence of 1000 years.].
4 And I
saw thrones, and there were those who sat down on them, and power of judging was
given them [1NC and 2NC kings].
Yes, I saw the souls of those beheaded [not
beheaded souls!] due to the
witness of/to Jesus and due to the word of God [beheaded
by being denied their head which is the LW church appointed over the saints],
and those who had worshiped neither the wild-beast nor its image and who had not
received the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand. And they came to life
[not necessarily prior to their reign.
This is all of the kings, not all of the saints]
and reigned [as kings, not as Lords]
with the Christ for 1,000 years [reigning
as a group from 2008Nisan22 to 3008Nisan14].
5 The rest of the dead [no one in the Kingdom is first dead. There is no adamic death in the Kingdom. But those resurrected from Hades and those resurrected from Gehenna are second dead, in the sense that they have no angels. All those who survive through the end of this system will have angels either through the 1NC, the 2NC or the 3NC, for the mechanism of escape from the lava flood is angelic] did not come to life [get born again as both humans and angels] until the 1,000 years [of the Kingdom of God] were ended. This [the coming to life of the kings of verse 4] [is] the resurrection, the first.
6 Happy and holy is anyone having part in the resurrection, the first, over these the second death has no authority but they will be priests of God and of the Christ, and will reign with him for the 1,000 years [of the Kingdom from 2008Nisan22/2020Iyyar16 to 3008Nisan14/3020Iyyar14. They are sealed in holy spirit, they cannot ever be put into Gehenna, the second death, a soul-less existence as a spirit - this is the 1NC Kings and the 2NC Kings only. Lords do not reign, they rule subject to the reign of their king]
Now as soon as the 1,000 years [of
have been ended Satan will be let loose out of
his prison [in around 1400-1460 AD we think],
8 and he will go out to mislead the nations, the [ones] in the 4 corners of the earth [see Revelation 7:1], the [antitypical] Gog [he is] and [the antitypical] Magog [is his land/administration] [Gog the chieftain of the land of Magog launched a disastrous attack on Israel and got pestilence, blood, flooding downpour, hailstones, fire and sulphur from Jehovah who sanctified himself at Gog's expense in Ezekiel 38,39 - In the final part of the years you will come to the land - In the final part of the days it will occur and I shall certainly bring you against my land - the prophets of Israel who were prophesying in those days, years as to bringing you in upon them], to gather them together for the war [there is no war in the post adamic part of the Kingdom of God - they will learn war no more - Isaiah 2:4, Micah 4:3. So this war is Armageddon]. The number of these is as the sand of the sea [the precise number of the seed of Abraham. This is the 50/50 split of mankind into faithful and unfaithful] (Revelation 20).
All we need to take from the above 8 verses of Revelation, is that the Kingdom of God lasts for 1,000 years. It is of course apparent from the scriptures that Satan is also locked up for 1,000 years. Now many churches equate these two periods. But reading the verses carefully reveals that Satan is let out of prison, to mislead earthly nations (a feature of this system and not a feature of the next) before the battle of Armageddon, 'the war' of verse 8. Whereas the 1,000 year Kingdom happens during and after Armageddon. When the Kingdom of God starts, 'the Devil', is thrown into the figurative lake of fire and Sulphur. But 'The Devil' here does not mean Satan. For in verse 2 above we read...
2 And he seized the dragon, the original serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for 1,000 years.
The dragon and the original serpent both had a head and a body. Now just as the church is one body, the congregation, with one head Jesus Christ, so Satan's administration has one body, the body initially of the serpent in Eden but today of the dragon in Revelation, and one head, Satan himself. But both creatures are defined above as being both 'The Devil and Satan'. So Satan is being used to describe the head of both creatures and 'the Devil' is being used to describe the body of each creature. The word 'Devil' means slanderer, whereas the word 'Satan' means resister, or opposer. So it is Satan's entire organisation which is permanently destroyed in the lake of fire and sulphur. The sulphur symbolises everlasting fire...
10 And the Devil who was misleading them was hurled into the lake of fire and sulphur, where both the wild beast and the false prophet [already were] (Revelation 20).
This is the everlasting destruction in the eyes of every reasoning being of the credibility of any government run in the way Satan has run this planet. It is not the everlasting destruction of any of the individual demons that were involved in Satan's disastrous attempt to run mankind.
14 And death and Hades were hurled into the lake of fire. This means the
second death, the lake of fire.
15 Furthermore, whoever was not found written in the book of life was hurled into the lake of fire (Revelation 20).
This lake stands for the garbage dump at Gehenna (the Greek word for the Hebrew Geh Hinnom, which means the 'valley of Hinnom'). This valley was outside Jerusalem, and was where the dead bodies of criminals were burnt with fire and sulphur. It was Jerusalem's criminal crematorium. It stands figuratively for the second death, which is the death of the angelic soul but not of the spirit. It is a sin bin for spirits, and is referred to as the lake of fire only. It is the perfect prison, for how can one escape it without a soul?
The ‘dead’ who come to life after the 1,000 years have ended in Revelation 20:5 is a reference to those who will have indefinite life in non ageing human bodies which are not subject to any adamic death penalty but statistically will die at some point unless they gain an angelic body by being born again which does not occur during the kingdom. Anyone in a non ageing but mortal human body is statistically dead since given a long enough time a lethal accident will befall him. Every one is statistically dead/judicially dead, until they are baptised in holy spirit. Jesus used a similar symbolism when he said:
22 Jesus said to him: Keep following me, and let the dead bury their dead (Matthew 8).
Since corpses cannot dig graves, the ‘dead’ grave diggers, must have been dead spiritually but alive physically. They were dead in the sense that they had not been ransomed, so they were still under the death sentence of Adam. Using one word to mean two different things in the same scripture is a gnostic technique.
The apostle Paul tells us...
15 and I have hope toward God, which hope these [men] themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous (Acts 24).
The righteous ones are resurrected into the Kingdom of God, and are declared righteous by virtue of the various salvation covenants described in I26 and U9 in the research site. The unrighteous are resurrected from the first death (which death is unconsciousness, which is existence in a sleeping angel) into the second death (which death is Gehenna, consciousness without a soul). Hence Jesus said in the parable of the sheep and the goats...
46 And these will depart into indefinitely lasting cutting-off, but the righteous ones into indefinitely lasting life (Matthew 25).
John sees this Kingdom in a vision, in the next chapter of Revelation:
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former
earth had passed away, and the sea is no more.
2 I saw also the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them.
4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away (Revelation 21).
The sea stands for uncoordinated, unruly, structureless mankind. It is those of mankind who do not want to accept authority (which can be from God). The earth stands for those with structure, who do accept administration and authority (which can be from God).. But at the end of the day, the earth does set the boundaries for and guides the waters, however fluid they may be. To see this consider the below scriptures..
12 Ha for the commotion of many peoples, who are boisterous as with the boisterousness of the seas! And for the noise of national groups, who make a din just like the noise of mighty waters! (Isaiah 17).
15 And he says to me: The waters that you saw, where the harlot is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and nations and tongues (Revelation 17).
6 He who is building in the heavens his stairs, and his structure over the earth that he founded; he who is calling for the waters of the sea, that he may pour them out upon the surface of the earth, Jehovah is his name (Amos 9).
So boisterous, unruly mankind ends at Armageddon. But the surface of the earth is 71% water and 29% land - see www.physicalgeography.net. This design is living, it is prophetic. It may be saying that 29% of mankind joins the last true religion before Armageddon. We do not know as yet. But we do know that 50% of mankind is saved by rapture at the end of this system and 50% is destroyed by fire - U43. In the kingdom of God there is no sea. that means there is none who is not onboard with the kingdom philosophy in their hearts. Everyone is glued to the administration, they are not floating around in indecision.
In the garden of Eden and until after the flood, the sons of Adam were vegetarians - see U1 in the research site. The animals in the garden of Eden were vegetarians as well, existing in an enclosed environment protected from the rest of the carnivores and omnivores see also - U1. This garden was an archetype for the kingdom of God. In this kingdom man is a vegetarian and so is the Lion. What the Lion is going to do with his claws remains to be seen, unless God is creating fast moving vegetables in the Kingdom. In fact the way that animals interact in nature today is a prophetic declaration from God as to how mankind will treat each other. We know of many sharks, mad dogs, hermit crabs, lemmings, armies of ants and even snakes, worms and vultures, amongst the sons of Adam. And what is worse just as one animal will eat up everything that another animal is and has been, today, for every creative step that the idealist makes, there lies an opportunist waiting to steal his glory, his art, his science, his revolution from him without conscience, and to devour it for his own benefit, either destroying it or possessing it or exploiting it as if he had created it himself. This will not happen in the next system where one man will not eat the life or the works of another. Yes, the way that animals interact in the next system, which is the kingdom of God, will again declare man's treatment of his brothers. In this new Kingdom we will not eat each other for breakfast. Isaiah prophetically declares:
23 They will not toil for nothing, nor will they bring to birth for
disturbance; because they are the offspring made up of the blessed ones of
Jehovah, and their descendants with them.
24 And it will actually occur that before they call out I myself shall answer; while they are yet speaking, I myself shall hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb themselves will feed as one, and the lion will eat straw just like the bull; and as for the serpent, his food will be dust. They will do no harm nor cause any ruin in all my holy mountain, Jehovah has said (Isaiah 65).
6 And the wolf will actually reside for a while with the male
lamb, and with the kid the leopard itself will lie down, and the
calf and the maned young lion and the well-fed animal all together; and a mere little boy will be leader over them.
7 And the cow and the bear themselves will feed; together their young ones will lie down. And even the lion will eat straw just like the bull.
8 And the sucking child will certainly play upon the hole of the cobra; and upon the light aperture of a poisonous snake will a weaned child actually put his own hand (Isaiah 11).
The literal meaning of this is that the Lion will be a vegetarian, and the serpent (those who used to be in Satan's organisation, they will be incarcerated to watch and learn from us human dust bags. There will be snakes in the Kingdom of God but they will not damage humans.
 The Kingdom of God is a 1,000 year kingdom, starting with the destruction of ungodly men (the sea) by fire (which is Armageddon).
 Satan's heavenly administration is destroyed before Armageddon and sent to Hell, which is Gehenna, after Armageddon.
 The earthly subjects of this 1,000 year Judgement day do not die of age, and so do not age, and they do not die of disease, and so do not get sick, but they can be killed as a result of sin. These subjects make up the new earth. All of them accept God’s authority, and entrance is either by resurrection, or by being raptured at Armageddon.
 50% survive Armageddon. The other 50% are killed not because they are not good enough, they are killed because they are not interested. Actually 10% of mankind are in the true religion at the end, God's farming tax percentage, the tithe, and the other 40% are, the citizens, saved by the rapture.
 God's creatures do not eat each other in the Kingdom of God - This does not mean that we should be vegetarians now however. In fact quite the reverse, Jesus was not a vegetarian, and Christians follow him.
 You will reap the benefit of your own hard work not someone else's hard work.
 There will be no money in the Kingdom of God. Things will get done out of love in response to needs, not out of greed in response to financial inducements.
44 All those who became believers were together in having all
things in common,
45 and they went selling their possessions and properties and distributing the [proceeds] to all, just as anyone would have the need (Acts 2).
In a sense the Kingdom is perfect capitalism and perfect communism. More accurately it is perfect centrist politics with a fully functional safety net (social services) and a fully operational ladder (business opportunities).
Incidentally, every human who has ever lived after Adam (who passed or failed a spiritual test) is resurrected into the Kingdom of God or into Gehenna. They are resurrected in the reverse order to how they died. So that the children receive their parents into the Kingdom. This is a beautiful way that we can say thanks to them, for what they did for us in this system. This is one of the many meanings of Jesus' famous words: The last will be first and the first last (Matthew 20:16).