WHAT WILL THE KINGDOM BE LIKE?
you ever wondered what the Kingdom of God will be like'? Well, we are going to
check through the Bible, God's Word written, in an effort to find out! First,
please note, those of the twelve tribes of Israel, the servant nation, who,
because of their rebellion and sinfulness, were taken into captivity, escaped,
and were scattered throughout the world, as the Bible says, to the waste places
of the earth, and who, because of their disobedience to the Laws of God, lost
their identity. They in God's good time were redeemed or brought back by the
precious blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Today we are the nation and
company of nations God said Israel would become (Gen. 35:11) the nation, the
United States of America and the company of nations, the British Commonwealth,
and kindred Celto Saxons. We know the time is short and therefore it behooves us
to also know about the coming Kingdom and the signs of the time.
we discover what the Kingdom will be like, here are two very accurate
descriptions from the Word of God. These tell us what it will be like before His
return. "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the
stars and upon earth distress of nations with perplexity; the sea and the waves
roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear and for looking after those things
which are coming upon the earth. For the powers of heaven shall be shaken (Luke
21:25 27) and in 2 Timothy 3:1 5 it says, "This know also that in the last
days perilous times shall come, for men shall be lovers of their own selves,
covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful,
unholy, without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent,
fierce, despisers of those that are good. Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of
pleasure more than lovers of God, having a form of Godliness, but denying the
what shall the Kingdom be like? ... The Kingdom that Christ and His disciples
continually spoke of? the Kingdom age or the Millennium is the prophetic 1000
year period when Christ shall reign (see Rev. 20:4 6), this to be followed by
other phenomenal events. It is not the Grand Finale, but simply the Next Age.
Where will it be?
will be on this planet Rev. 11:15 says: "The Kingdoms of this world are
become the Kingdom of our Lord." The prayer Christ taught the disciples and
us is, "Thy Kingdom come on earth," and in the Old Testament, Isaiah
11:9, "The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters
cover the sea."
Kingdom of God is already established, The Kingdom people were blessed by Jacob
in Egypt; the laws by which it is to be governed were given by God to Moses at
Mt. Sinai; the throne was established when David was anointed King (I Chron.
28:4 5). The Kingdom of Israel is to be restored. As Israel was a theocracy,
government under God through Moses, so the Kingdom will be a Theocracy with the
Messiah Jesus Christ, reigning in person. As Israel was a favoured people
surrounded by others, the Kingdom will be surrounded by other nations. "And
before Him shall be gathered all nations. He shall set the sheep nations on His
right hand, but the goats on the left." (Matt. 25:32 33). "He shall
rule the nations with a rod of iron" (Rev. 12:5). People outside will
follow the example of the Kingdom. "He shall reign until He puts all
enemies under His feet" (Chron. 15:25). Ultimately EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW!
Israel under David, there will be subjects in the Kingdom. Overcormers; (born
from above Christians) in this life will rule and reign over the heathen, who
see His glory when He wins the battle for us. There will be salvation during the
Millennium. "Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost will not be forgiven in this
world (age), neither in the age to come" (Matt. 12:32). "There will be
celestial bodies (go between heaven and earth), and bodies terrestrial
(earthbound)." There will also be natural man in other nations outside the
Kingdom (I Cor. 15:38 40). Christ will be present, "But without holiness no
man shall see the Lord" (Heb. 12:14). Believers saw Him before His
is to be a Kingdom of Priests (administrators) (Rev. 1:6 & 5: 10). Work will
be for love rather than remuneration. Life may be similar to this age except on
a much higher plane. The laws that were given to our forefathers God's Laws will
be the law of the land and these laws, given at Sinai, will be written into the
hearts of His Kingdom people Israel (Jer. 31:33). Christ will rule in
righteousness, justice and judgment. All institutions and systems unfit for the
Kingdom will be destroyed in the end time catastrophe. There will be no usury,
no interest. "My yoke (monetary system) is easy and my burden is
light" (Matt. 11:30). Everyone will have his own house, vineyard and fig
tree. He will not build and another occupy (Micah 4:4). No blockbusting and
alien minorities taking over institutions His people establish (Matt. 22:11 13).
There will be no sickness, sorrow or suffering. Our youth will be restored like
eagles'. There will be no more infant, aged or infirm (Isa. 65:20). All will be
at their prime.
lion will eat straw like the ox" (Isa. 11:6&7). People will be
vegetarians and God's natural foods will be the diet. There will be flowers,
fruits and vegetables, colours, sounds, fragrances, brilliance and beauty beyond
the imagination; amazing conveniences, space travel, advancement in intelligence
beyond finite comprehension.
shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any
more." (Isa. 2:4). Peace at last through the Prince of Peace, the Lord
Jesus Christ! "Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun" (Matt.
13:43), and "The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the
waters cover the sea." (Isa. 11:9). Christ shall reign forever (age long)
as King of kings and Lord of Lords ... in perfect union of church and state.
regard to the evil situation in the world today, God has given us instruction
and comfort let us be wise and follow them. "When ye see these things begin
to come to pass then look up and lift up your heads for your redemption draweth
nigh." (Luke 21:8). "In your patience possess ye your souls"
(Luke 21:19). "A thousand shall fall at thy side and ten thousand at thy
right hand but it shall not come nigh thee." (Psalm 91:7). "Watch and
pray" (Mark 13:48). May Christ's return be soon (no man knows the day nor
the hour). So let us pray without ceasing, for His holy Name's sake, for the
sake of the Kingdom, and for the oath or covenant that God made with us at Mt.
Sinai. He will cause us to turn to Him as soon as we call upon Him. The Bible
says we will call upon Him (Isa. 65:24) "And it shall come to pass, that
before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will
hear." Pray God it may be soon, and, may the peace of God rest and abide
with you and yours as each and every day passes.
By Mrs. Eileen Mott ( Past President of the British-Israel
World Federation) Editor of Thy Kingdom Magazine and Chairman of the Board