The Kingdom of God | God’s Top Priority | What’s the Hold-Up?
God’s kingdom is the central topic in God’s eternal purpose and plan for mankind and the earth.
The entire Bible, the earthly ministry of Jesus, and all of human history revolve around God’s master plan to restore His kingdom on the earth.
But before God’s plan can proceed to the next phase (the Millennial reign of Jesus), all of creation is waiting for a group of Jesus’ disciples to come into maturity, into the fullness of the stature of Christ. These are the overcomers in the 7 letters to the churches in the Book of Revelation. They will first overcome sin within their own lives; then they will overcome the Devil and his angels, resulting in the Devil’s downfall. The Devil’s downfall initiates the Great Tribulation on earth, which will destroy the Devil’s kingdom and give birth to the Millennial reign of Christ.
God is waiting for the manifestation of 144000 sons of God. They’ll arise in holiness and shine with the visible glory of God to all nations.
“Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; but the LORD will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” (Isaiah 60:1-3)
The 144000 Sons of God
Who are the 144000 sons of God, and what is their part in God’s plan at the end of this age? The information in the free eBooks near the bottom of this page will teach you who the 144000 sons of God are, how they’ll manifest the glory of God, and what is their role in overcoming and defeating the 70 principalities and powers who have ruled the nations more than 4000 years–since the Tower of Babel.
They’ll teach you how, at the end of this age, the cataclysmic downfall of the principalities and powers will result in the earth’s transition from Satan’s kingdom of darkness to God’s kingdom of light and peace on the earth.
Finally, they’ll show you how you can become an overcomer, one of the 144000 sons of God that overcomes sin and Satanic principalities and powers at the end of this age.
God’s Kingdom on Earth | Jesus Started it, We’re Going to Finish It
Jesus told His disciples,
Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33 NASB)
Today, 2000 years after Jesus spoke these words, modern mankind has no idea what ‘the kingdom of God and His righteousness’ actually means. Even in the Church, modern mankind is totally ignorant about God’s kingdom, but in these last days God is restoring it to His faithful disciples.
Jesus commanded us to “occupy until I come” and extend His kingdom to all nations, making them His disciples. But how are we supposed to occupy and extend His kingdom on the earth? Many Christian disciples are eager to obey and please the Lord in this matter but don’t understand how.
This website provides Christian disciples with the information they need to occupy and extend God’s kingdom in their lives and in the world around them. Jesus did His part during His earthly ministry. Now it’s time for us to do our part…
Jesus’ Part | Jesus Established the Beachhead
In World War II American Marines pioneered ‘amphibious warfare’ to capture Japanese-held islands across the Pacific. First, they’d take small boats to the beach and cling tightly to a narrow strip of ‘beachhead’. Then, they’d quickly bring more men and supplies onto the beachhead before pushing inland to capture each island.
2000 years ago, when Jesus proclaimed that the Kingdom of God had come, authenticating His message by many miracles, healing, and exorcisms, He was literally announcing the legal transfer of authority and power over creation from the Devil to Himself. He put His foot on the Devil’s head, establishing a beachhead for the kingdom of God in the Satan-controlled earth.
How did Jesus do this? For 4000 years, from Adam until Jesus, every human had sinned. But when Jesus lived a completely sinless life, He earned the right to reclaim the global authority God gave Adam on the 6th day of creation. Here’s what God said:
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that crawls upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:28)
In proclaiming that the kingdom of God had come, this is what Jesus was really saying: “Through Me, the Kingdom of God is now overpowering and displacing the kingdom of Satan on earth.
and the scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. (Hebrews 1:8)
Through righteousness, Jesus had overcome the Devil and He plundered Satan’s kingdom at will. However, while God’s planned earthly kingdom is global, Jesus’ dominion was limited during His earthly ministry. Geographically, He was sent to work only within the boundary of Israel. (Matthew 15:24)
Our Part | Complete the Spiritual Conquest of All Nations
Following His sacrificial death for our sins and bodily resurrection 3 days later, Jesus informed His disciples that,
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matthew 28:18-20)
In this ‘Great Commission’ Jesus signaled that His disciples are to complete the spiritual conquest of the nations for the kingdom of God.
- Jesus established the beachhead in Israel through righteousness.
- For almost 2000 years God has been waiting for Jesus’ disciples to overcome the 70 principalities and powers that God delegated to rule over the nations after the Tower of Babel. (For details about this Biblical history and how the 144000 sons of God will overcome the principalities and powers in the near future, read The Overcomers’ Treasure Map and Arise, Shine!; both eBooks are available free near the bottom of this page.
- As these 2 eBooks describe, the 144000 sons of God shall finish overcoming the 70 principalities and powers during Daniel’s 70th Week.
From Israel Out to All Nations
A few days later, on the Day of Pentecost God poured out the Holy Spirit upon 120 disciples in Jerusalem. They proclaimed the gospel of the kingdom to many nations, beginning with 3000 men who believed Peter’s proclamation that same day. These 3000 had come to Jerusalem for the Feast of Shavuot (or Pentecost) and they took the gospel back to their respective nations.
The Forgotten Gospel
Sadly, in the 2000 years since that Pentecost, the gospel of the kingdom has been universally forgotten, replaced by the doctrines and traditions of men, resulting in a fractured myriad of man-made ‘
“holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.” (2 Timothy 3:5)
Wheat and Tares | Sheep and Goats
More than 2500 years ago the prophet Daniel contrasted two types of believers who’d live in the end time:
And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. (Daniel 11:32)
- Those who do wickedly against the covenant. They do not pursue God’s kingdom and righteousness. They’re content to follow man-made (including so-called ‘Christian’) religions. In this context, ‘wicked’ means disobedient to the word of God. The vast majority of Christians think they’re basically good, but they’re not obeying God’s word.
- Those who know their God. These seek God’s kingdom and righteousness, separating themselves from sin and religious Babylon.
Jesus also contrasted these two types of believers. For example, this contrast is apparent in all these parables:
- Wheat and the tares
- Wise and foolish virgins
- Wide and narrow gates
- Good and bad fruits
- Building on rock or sand
- Good soil versus hard soil, rocky soil, and thorns
- Pearl of great price
- Prodigal son
- Sheep and the goats
From these examples, we must conclude that in the coming judgment many who consider themselves to be Christians today will be rejected because they weren’t truly following the Messiah. Jesus confirmed this conclusion, saying:
Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!’ (Matthew 7:21-23)
According to Jesus, to enter the kingdom of heaven we must do 2 things:
- Know Jesus
- Do the Father’s will.
Jesus said prophesying, driving out demons, and working miracles are all meaningless if you don’t do these 2 things.
‘Knowing Jesus’ isn’t simply saying the ‘sinner’s prayer,’ being nice, and going to church regularly.
After initially turning from sin and becoming a disciple of Jesus, ‘knowing Jesus’ means to be daily conforming your soul to His image and righteousness, through continuous communion with God’s Holy Spirit who abides in our hearts.
Doing the Father’s Will
‘Doing the Fathers will’ means obeying Him. In the final verse above, ‘lawlessness’ (Strongs 458: anomia) means disregarding God’s word; including replacing it with the doctrines and traditions of men. Wherever God’s word is plain, He will not ignore disobedience or rationalization on judgment day.
As the Arise, Shine!
So then, what is God’s kingdom?
Click the heading above to go to the page that answers these key questions:
- What is God’s Kingdom?
- Where is God’s Kingdom?
- When is God’s Kingdom?
Click the heading above to learn:
- What does the word ‘gospel’ mean?
- The gospel of the kingdom defined
- The forgotten gospel of God’s kingdom
- The gospel of the kingdom is a hard message
- A sign of the end time
- Our responsibility is to decide
- The power of the kingdom of God
- “Greater works shall you do”
- Our authority, God’s powe
The Transition to God’s Kingdom on Earth during Daniel’s 70th Week
The cataclysmic destruction of the current world system, which is dominated by Satanic spirits and evil men, will occur during the 7-year period known as Daniel’s 70th week. The latter half of Daniel’s 70th week (3.5 years) is known as ‘the Great T
Jesus said this period of ‘great tribulation’ would be more dreadful than any period since the creation; Jesus likened it to the world giving birth to a new age.
But afterward, the earth will enjoy 1000 years of peace and prosperity, with the Devil and all his followers imprisoned. This 1000 year period is the next age in God’s plan; it’s known as the Millennial Reign of the Messiah. It fulfills the foreshadowing of the 7th day of creation, the Sabbath Day when God rested.
3 Common End-Time Questions Answered
- So, how and when will the transition to the new age occur? Are we already in Daniel’s 70th week? Will it be from 2017 to 2024?
2. What is the coming sequence of end time events? What should we be looking for next on our horizon?
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3. Will America survive? Is America in end-time prophecy?
If you have other questions, please email Tom@StandinFaith.org
How to Fulfill Your Destiny in the Kingdom of God
Jesus initiated the end of the Devil’s kingdom and entrusted His disciples to complete the transition. This book explains the back story behind the conflict between God and the Devil, which started before God said, “Let there be light.” It also explains our strategy, tactics, and how we’ll be victorious in spiritual warfare against our enemies–the ancient principalities and powers of the Devil’s kingdom.
- Free PDF download
- God’s purpose and plan for mankind and angels
- You can be great in the kingdom of God. The choice is yours alone.
- How to overcome the principalities and powers of darkness
The Manifestation of the Sons of God
It’s been almost 2000 years since Jesus commissioned His Church to make disciples of all nations. Soon, 144000 sons of God will arise as the manifested sons of God, clothed in God’s glory. They’ll make disciples of all nations, displacing the power of the Devil and his angels in every nation, resulting in them being cast down from heaven to earth where they’ll die like men.
- Free PDF download
- Arise, Shine! for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
- The harpazo ‘rapture’ of the saints
- The 144000 manifested sons of God
- The ‘latter rain’ outpouring of God’s Spirit
Thinking about the tribulation that’s coming on the world can be distressing. With all the trouble brewing in the world, it’s normal to fear the future. Nobody can expect their future to be filled only with sunshine and peace. In fact, the truth is that everyone will have many trials and tribulations in their future, and then they’ll die. But don’t despair, there is hope…
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