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What Is The Kingdom Of God

Jesus says, "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness," in Matthew 6:33. People can argue so much about how to seek God's kingdom, but not say what we are supposed to be seeking. What is the kingdom of God? Please share scripture and your actual experience (c:

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Heaven is wherever a person ALLOWS GOD TO BE.

God is everywhere in this world.

Most believers make God EXTERNAL TO THEM (God is important to them only for His EXTERNAL significance). To a heavenly person, God's significance is that God is INTERNAL TO THEM (don't devote yourself according to verses/text, but according to your heart).

The more you find this world of corruption to be 'unsettling' and "grievous to" you, the more "poor in spirit" (homesick for the kingdom of heaven) you will be. Most believers do not LIVE "heaven", but will pursue judgement, criticism, and penalties against other people (aggressive towards other people).

"Blessed are the poor in spirit,...".
---more_excellent_way on 11/3/11


Lk 24:27And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
---char on 10/20/11


And so it has been surely. Israel was scattered and still is.
Matthew 10:23
But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

There doesn't appear to be Biblical cities of Israel at that time. There are now.

On another note. If you can find or have a drawing of the Temple of Solomon....tell me what you perceive the analogy of the architecture maybe/is.
---Trav on 10/25/11


Trav-
Judah/Benjanim-Love this topic.(Parallel/dual)
Judgement starts at the House of God.Ez chap 7-8-9
Ez 8:8Behold a door.
Jn!:1 And the Word was God.
Letter defined.
Y'dh-Yod-Dalet-chet
Yod begins and end every letter in the Word of God, Dalet is the door, chet is the doorway divided in half.
Y'dah is called the
Sancturary/for the Sacntification of HaShem Ps 114:2]

We are told of the worshipping of Tammuz and Estar in the house that the benjamites practice.
---char on 10/20/11

Mmmmm,mmmm,mmmm Steak and eggs for breakfast. This is so large will have to eat it in bites.
Thanks for the Hebrew. You know how much work it is....so you know I mean it!
---Trav on 10/21/11


Trav-
Judah/Benjanim-Love this topic.(Parallel/dual)
Judgement starts at the House of God.Ez chap 7-8-9
Ez 8:8Behold a door.
Jn!:1 And the Word was God.
Letter defined.
Y'dh-Yod-Dalet-chet
Yod begins and end every letter in the Word of God, Dalet is the door, chet is the doorway divided in half.
Y'dah is called the
Sancturary/for the Sacntification of HaShem Ps 114:2]

We are told of the worshipping of Tammuz and Estar in the house that the benjamites practice.2Kgs23:5

The Word of God conquered through the death and resurrection.
Mark is a Tav-for the Election
Lk 24:27And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
---char on 10/20/11


Gen 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come, unto Him shall gathering of the people be. Judah's right is to rule over the House of Israel,(Don't know who "they" are)Is 63:7-8
---char on 10/17/11

"They" r found by the marks. 1 in the scripture you posted. "Children"...that don't lie.
4 below of 40.

Laws in heart and mind.

Have a new language. Isa. 28:11 (English Bible).

They are "sheep"...who have been lost Matt 15:24.

Saved by the Lord. Deut. 33:27 - 29, Isa. 41:8 -14, 43:1 - 8, 44:1 - 3, 49:25, 26, 52:1 -12, 55:3 -10,13, Jer. 46:27. 28, Ezek. 34:10 -16, Hos. 2:23, 13:9-14, 14:4, 6.
---Trav on 10/20/11




Rechabites- A kenite tribe who migrated with Israel to Canaan.
---char on 10/17/11

Rechabites-The golden jig saw piece, that was right under my nose....Rachabites. Ha. Thanks.
Interesting in that it was Judah/sceptre line that had infiltrators. Judah/Benj not being put away...would have been the one Esau would have thrown the yoke of. Would surmise.
Judah representing,at that time Jacob by default of the North House. Then you have Judas. Is he the culmination? Is he only the allegory of Judah's collective heart? Benjamin accepted (under allegorical/real Blindness)...Paul for instance.
7What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for, but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
---Trav on 10/18/11


//Lineage is clear from Adam to Christ....both sides. GOD doesn't lie and fulfills to letter.
---Trav on 10/17/11--Amen.
Gen1:1 Bereshiyt Elohyim bara [at-Aleph to Tav]

My thought:
Kenites-Strongs #7014 Qayin (Kah'-im) Name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an oriental tribe Cain (Kenite)
1Chr 2:55 House of Rechab
Rechabites- A kenite tribe who migrated with Israel to Canaan. Num 10:29,Judg 1:16, Gen 15:19.
Their land also given to the Israelites: Gen 15:19, Num 24(all):21-22, 1Sam 27:10
(conversion?-Jer 35)

Canaanites-Son of Ham
Gen 9:18,Ex 15:15, (lower region)(being down)Str#3665,3667,3669

Thanks for the check/balance.
Appreciated
Essau/Edom-another subject indeed.
---char on 10/17/11


"Shalom...many blessings.
---char on 10/17/11 "
Thank you! Same to you.
---chria9396 on 10/17/11


Trav-
Outline-appreciate check and balance.

***Kenites- The lineage of Rechab is not of Israel?
---char on 10/17/11

You can't appreciate it as much as I do. Ur doing what I've desired to(absorb)Hebrew/greek to deeper depths. If I live long enough, Lord willing.

Kenites? Cain-ites? Haven't researched. Yet.
//Rechab is not of Israel?// She is not of Israel, but perhaps of Noah through Ham/Canaanite/Nationality? Probably not be the same Rahab/Rachab as lineage of Boaz.
What is not said i can't add too. If important in heritage/lineage should/would be clear witness in scripture.

Lineage is clear from Adam to Christ....both sides. GOD doesn't lie and fulfills to letter.
---Trav on 10/17/11


//Char, Thank you for your posts
---chria9396 on 10/12/11//

Shalom...many blessings.
---char on 10/17/11




Trav-
Outline-appreciate check and balance.

***Jer33 Royal line-Jacobs pillar House of Israel(Manasseh/Ephraim)
Gen 48:20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying,"God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh:" and he set Ephraim before Manasseh."
Jer31 "I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn...
Gen 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come, and unto Him shall the gathering of the people be. Judah's right is to rule over the House of Israel,(Don't know who they are)Is 63:7-8

***Kenites-1Chr2:55,Jn8:37-38,
Jer 34,Jer 35,
I Chronicles 2:55, The lineage of Rechab is not of Israel?
---char on 10/17/11


Praise God for repentance unto remission.
---char on 10/14/11

Yes indeeed R2R.
I've noticed...in relation to following.

"Word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: "Have you not noticed that these people are saying, 'The LORD has rejected the two kingdoms he chose?' So they despise my people and no longer regard them as a nation. This is what the LORD says: 'If I have not established my covenant with day and night and the fixed laws of heaven and earth, then I will reject the descendants of Jacob and David my servant and will not choose one of his sons to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes and have compassion on them. (NIV... was faster paste this time)
---Trav on 10/14/11


---Trav on 10/13/11

much to this topic...

Jn 8:34-37 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
(37) I know that ye are Abraham's seed, but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

It can very easily following under the "Genealogies blog"

Rev2:8-11,Rev3:7-13
Key of David.

Praise God for repentance unto remission.
---char on 10/14/11


Conclusion.
Had the Pharisees been taught by God as Father,and not traditions of men, they would have known they were witnessing the Word of God in Flesh -Y'shua,Immanuel-who stood before them.
---char on 10/12/11

Possible these also were "Esau's" boys. All of Abraham's except Esau's boys had been in bondage.

John 8:33
They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
Genesis 27:40
And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother, it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
---Trav on 10/13/11


Char, Thank you for your posts
"The Word of God saves from the word of the deceiver." Amen! And praise God!
I agree. The Word, made flesh, living and active, powerful, sent out to accomplish His will, does not return void!!!
"Had the Pharisees been taught by God as Father,and not traditions of men, they would have known they were witnessing the Word of God in Flesh -Y'shua,Immanuel-who stood before them."
" Jn 6 (all)
45It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught [(para) God]. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned [(para) the Father], cometh me."
True, agree
---chria9396 on 10/12/11


Cluny, of course they thought they had faith. They thought by following the law they would be the first ones into the Kingdom. But they never had true faith that comes from God. Just listen to how corrupt they were,
"Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, Hypocrites! because you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, and say, "If we had lived in the days of our fathers we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets" This words are from Jesus. Now look at what the RCC and Eastern Orthodox have done, Build idols of prophets and saints and adorn the momuments of the righteous and pray to them. Does that sound similar?
---Mark_V. on 10/12/11


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Cluny 2: Now listen to how Jesus answered them,
"Therefore you are witnesses against youselves that 'you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers guilt. Serpents, brood of vipers, how can you escape the condemnation of hell."
Now you tell me, did this guys have genuine saving faith in Christ? They covered themselves with the law to no avail, and all that adoration on saints and idols only brought them condemnation. Their faith was not genuine.
---Mark_V. on 10/12/11


Conclusion.
Had the Pharisees been taught by God as Father,and not traditions of men, they would have known they were witnessing the Word of God in Flesh -Y'shua,Immanuel-who stood before them.

Mat23(all)
Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do, but do not ye after their works: [for they say, and do not].

[for they say, and do not]
---char on 10/12/11


The Word of God saves from the word of the deceiver.

It is one thing to search the scriptures but another for God to testify of His Word.
Para-proceeding-Taught by and from God-His Word.

Jn 6 (all)
45It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught [(para) God]. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned [(para) the Father], cometh unto me.

Is56:13 And [all thy children shall be taught (para) the Lord], and great shall be the peace of thy children.Jer31

Jn6:44 44No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Matt 22
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
---char on 10/12/11


\\. So only genuine believers have faith in the Word of God. Those you speak of like the Pharisees and others had no faith.\\

Well, they certainly THOUGHT they had faith.

Do you think that YOU have faith? How do you know you really do?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/12/11


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Jn14:24He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
Pr4:10-20,Lk6:47-49,Ps110

Jn14:26
26But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, [whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things], and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

[God confirms His Word]

Jn15:26But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father,
[he shall testify of me:]


[Father will send in my name]
Y'shua defined- Y'HVH Savior.

Seeking first the Kingdom...
---char on 10/12/11


//Pecept upon precept.------Trav on 10/11/11//
Amen.

Isaiah 28 (all)
16Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, "Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundtion a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
Gen49:24
-Immanuel Isaiah chapters 7 & 8
-The Promised Seed Isaiah chapter 9
-Rod of Jesse Isaiah chapter 11

2Pet 1:17
For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. Jn1:1-14
---char on 10/12/11


Jn5 (all)38And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.
39Search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
[ which testify of me]

vs.42 But I know you that ye have not the love of God in you..
vs47But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
Mat 6:33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
Matt7:7Ask, and it shall be given you, seek, and ye shall find, knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Rom 3:22
Even the righteousness of God [which is] by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference
---char on 10/12/11


Cluny, I do believe you brought up a good point on the comment that was made concerning, knowing, seeking and following the word of God. But you also have to remember that only believers seek after God by faith. All others we are told "There is none who understands, There is none who seeks after God" (Rom. 3:11). So only genuine believers have faith in the Word of God. Those you speak of like the Pharisees and others had no faith. I believe that when Char wrote what she did, she was refering to those who were already saved.
---Mark_V. on 10/12/11


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1Jn2(all) 29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

Mat22(all)
37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.38This is the first and great commandment.39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
44The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?

Mat23(all)
Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do, but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

Mat6(all)But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness...
---char on 10/12/11


\\God's righteousness is His Word.

If we Seek His Word, we seek Him.
If We follow His Word, we are following the One and only path to Him.\\

If this were true, then the Scribes and Pharisees would have been the most righteous people on earth.

But they rejected Jesus.

And Jesus Himself said that devotion to the Scriptures can get in the way of seeing Him, in other words, idolatry.

"You search the Scriptures, for in them you THINK you have eternal life......."

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/11/11


God's righteousness is His Word.

If we Seek His Word, we seek Him.
If We follow His Word, we are following the One and only path to Him.

He confirms His Word-only.
He spoke it, He knows it, He confirms it,He teaches itJn6:45
It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught [of God-para]. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Matt 22:1-14
vs.2
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
---char on 10/10/11

Pecept upon precept. Deserves a rerun.
Matt 22:2
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
---Trav on 10/11/11


On earth after the church is taken up, in Daniel it mentions 4-kingdoms/governments: Babylonian, Medo-Persion, Grecian, & Roman. Those are the 4 that will be here during the 7-yr judgment period.

-Babylonian Kingdom(Daniel 2:38)
-Medo-Persian(Daniel 5:30-31)
-Grecian(Daniel 8:20-21)
-Romans(Daniel (9:26)
We know that it was the Romans under Titus that destroyed Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

Those mentioned are the 4-worldwide kingdoms that will be on earth.

Revelation 20:4 mentions Christ 1000yr. reign. He will reign as King of kings or Ruler of all rulers on earth.

Daniel 7:13-14 shows Christ's reign crushing these other kingdoms...this is the Stone kingdom or the Kingdom of Christ.
---Rickey on 10/11/11


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Riokey, are you still with me? I did want to know what you meant by "stone Kingdom". Did you find that name in Scripture, or did someone mentioned it to you? I understand the word "Rock" many times referes to Christ, "stone" has a few references. I believe that it is a goverment. But a goverment within Christ. The kingdom of God is an absolute monarchy. God has no external constitution to bind Him. He needs no consent from the governed to rule over them. He is not limited by referenda or majority vote. His word is Law. His rule is absolutely sovereign. So I believe He is a goverment unto Himself.
---Mark_V. on 10/11/11


God's righteousness is His Word.
Rom 3:22
Even the righteousness of God [which is] by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference

If we Seek His Word, we seek Him.
If We follow His Word, we are following the One and only path to Him.

He confirms His Word-only.

He spoke it, He knows it, He confirms it,He teaches it.
1Cor 2
Jn6:45
It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught [of God-para]. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.
[Para-from,close intimacy]
1Jn2:26-29,

Matt 22:1-14
vs.2
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
---char on 10/10/11


Heaven-shamayim

The unused root-shamah, meaning lofty
The root shamam, meaning desolate, dry wind blowing over the land drying it out.
The plural form is shamayim.
Shamayim may be the Hebrew word mayim, meaning "water", together meaning "like water"
The common meaning is "sky" and used in conjunction with "erets", means "land", representing "the whole of creation and the domain of God".

In Matthew and Luke, "Kingdom of Heaven" and "Kingdom of God"
is meant to represent God, not a place.
Euphamism-one word used in place of another

God is Timeless-[eternal-beyond the horizon]

He is the beginning and end of all things.
---char on 10/10/11


Jesus says, "the kingdom of God is within you," in Luke 17:21.
****

Christ stated the Kingdom of God was in their presence

a Kingdom is a government ...Gods government is not "within" someone otherwise Christ would not have ALSO stated if his Kingdom were of this world (2Corin 4:4) HIS servants would fight

so if one believes the Kingdom is "within themselves" they would also REJECT the resurrection of all 1Corin 15, as well as REJECT Christ returning to fight the governments and god of this world - Satan

truth is Christ is KING OF KINGS ...one cannot be a KING unless there is a government to rule
---Rhonda on 10/8/11


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While what Rickey has posted makes some sense to me, I am really unsure about all this Stone Kingdom info. I for one, need to study and pray about all this, I've heard some things which contradict, but am not knowledgable enough to debate it/comment
---Chria9396 on 10/8/11


Steven, you say I am arrogant, but it is you who is arrogant. Just think back on what you have said before. You complained when people used tools to find answers, you said Bible only. Then you suggest a bible with no numbers or chapters. Now you say that when you sent someone to the web it is to the Bible. And you say, "look up certain words" and you will find the answer. Are you not using a tool (the Website) to look the words up for you this way you don't have to do the work? That is also a tool. And I told you that many books are tools to help us with the Bible words in Heb. and Greek. You said no, Bible only, and went so far as to say, no numbers or chapters. Now who is arrogant?
---Mark_V. on 10/9/11


wow (c: it has been busy here! lolololol

Jesus says, "the kingdom of God is within you," in Luke 17:21.

About the "rock kingdom" - - - well, Jesus is our Solid Rock (c: And He does say, "'Whoever falls on that stone will be broken, but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.'" (Luke 20:18)

So, God's kingdom is in us, sharing with us His own "righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit." (Romans 14:17)

But I "guess" His kingdom is elsewhere also, where He can grind to powder, and God's kingdom works "that He might destroy the works of the devil." (in 1 John 3:8) But most of all we need how He works in us.
---Bill_willa6989 on 10/7/11


Mark_V.: "Steven, I do not look in the web to find out what Scripture has to say. I find the answers in Scripture."

Your arrogance greatly surpasses a kindergartener. After five years and multiple ways of writing, you still have not figured out that I do not want you to search the web in itself, I want people to learn to search scripture using an online KJV bible having search cabability (most people do not have a searchable KJV bible on their own computer). "Bible Gateway" is a good online KJV bible having search capability. Try it!

Mark V. has a problem blocking whatever I say out so can anyone help poor Mark V. understand what a searchable KJV bible is and how to use one? Maybe you'll have better luck.
---Steveng on 10/6/11


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MarkV., the "Stone Kingdom" referred to is the "Kingdom of Christ" or the period of time that Christ will physically reign on earth as King. In Daniel 2 & 7, as I have shown, it states what the Kingdom is & does. It is called the Stone Kingdom because Christ is the Chief Cornerstone & will come to the earth and "CRUSH" all other kingdoms like a big rock smashing little pieces of gravel.
---Rickey on 10/6/11


Steven, I do not look in the web to find out what Scripture has to say. I find the answers in Scripture. And so far, I found not one passage that spoke of "Stone Kingdom" or "Rock kingdom" A stone is small, and Rock is bigger. If I was going to use one, I would use Rock. But neither of those kingdoms are found. It could be that I missed them if they are in there. Always possible.
---Mark_V. on 10/6/11


The rock kingdom belongs to Rocky.
---shira4368 on 10/6/11


Mark_V.: "A "Rock Kingdom" would have sound better but even that is not used in Scripture."

Do an online bible search for "rock" and "stone -stoned -stones" to learn the implications of the words.
---Steveng on 10/5/11


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Rickey, I looked at most of your passages and could not find "stone kingdom" anywhere. It must be a phrase someone used and you got it from them. A "Rock Kingdom" would have sound better but even that is not used in Scripture. Also you have a lot of passages and you have to remember that each one has it's own context. What I referred to Chria was that most of the one's that have Kingdom, seems to indicate by the context that the kingdom is Christ. Because the kingdom is the sphere where Christ is.
---Mark_V. on 10/5/11


Stone Kingdom will be set up at the Revelation of Christ when He shall come w/ the armies of heaven and destroy the Antichrist and judge the nations. (Revelation 19:11-21)

Matthew 25:31-32
**In the Millennial Age God will again deal with mankind as a whole, but made up of nations.

**The Church will not be on earth at the time, only as it is represented by those who will assist Christ, THE KING, in His Administration of the Millennial Kingdom.

**The Jews will be the HEAD OF THE NATION (Deuteronomy 28:13)

**They will in part observe the ceremonial law, but they will also be under a new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-37, Hebrews 8:7-13)
---Rickey on 10/4/11


**Christ will rule with a rod of iron, but that rule will be based on LOVE. (Isa. 11:1-4, Rev. 2:27, 19:15, Psalm 2:9)
---Rickey on 10/4/11


Daniel 2.44 shows how God's "Stone Kingdom" will crush all earthly kingdoms and give Christ reign on Earth for the 1000yr. period.
---Rickey on 10/4/11


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You are quite welcome chria9396. Always my pleasure.
---Josef on 10/4/11


Ricky, I read what you wrote and could not make sense of anything. you gave scriptures with different context and kind of join them together is some way to talk about Revelations. Can you explain what the "Stone Kingdom is" and where you found it and how it is connected to the Antichrist and satan? And how is this stone kingdom connected to the Kingdom of God?
---Mark_V. on 10/3/11


Before the Stone Kingdom:
The Antichrist is to be a king and rule over a kingdom
He will accept the kingdoms that Satan tempted Jesus with (Matt. 4:8-10)
The Antichrist will exalt himself and claim to be God. (2nd Thess. 2:4)
The False Prophet only exalts the Antichrist not himself
Followers of the Antichrist shall be sealed by the False Prophet until the day of Perdition (Revelation 13:16-17)
This is the Satanic Trinity
Stone Kingdom will be set up at the Revelation of Christ when He shall come w/ the armies of heaven and destroy the Antichrist and judge the nations. (Revelation 19:11-21)
---Rickey on 10/3/11


Daniel 7:9-14 describes Christ and the Stone Kingdom.
Matthew 21:44 gives info too:
The Stone smites the image, the image doesnt smite the stone
The mountain out of which the stone is cut by invisible hands represents Israel (Genesis 49:24)
The mountain into which the Stone grows and fills the whole earth is the Stone or Millennial Kingdom
Jesus taught His disciples to pray for this Kingdom to come.

During the Millenial period the earth will be renovated by fire: II Peter 3:7-13
---Rickey on 10/3/11


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MarkV, Id add Matt 3:3 to 3:2 "For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight."
"The sphere of salvation and with it would come the FULL care and provisions of heaven, and who will provide that care and provisions? Christ." Agree.
In looking at my answers, I realize that I was answering the title of the bog more so then the posters question in light of Matt 6:33.
---Chria9396 on 10/1/11


Josef, "A willing and empowered submission of one's will, and focus in life, to the indwelling presence, and guidance of His Spirit. Allowing His peace to rule from within, by His grace, through His faith."
Col 3:15 "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be ye thankful."
Phil 4:7 "7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus"
Amen to all. Thank you!
---chria9396 on 10/1/11


Amazing, just amazing how the gospel has turned into other meanings.

Moses, David, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel as well as all the other prophets and godly teachers spoke of a coming kingdom where a future messiah and king will rule this earth. Most of these OT prophesies foretold Christ's second coming.

Jesus and the apostles also preached the good news - the gospel - of the Kingdom of God, how to get there, and who will populate it. Jesus even made it part of his prayer sample: "thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." The kingdom is a literal kingdom where Christ will reign on David's throne over all the kingdoms on earth forever.
---Steveng on 10/1/11


"Josef, "Father's Grace is sufficient for what ever we desire within His Kingdom" So what qualifies as being "within His Kingdom"? chria9396 on 9/25/11 from the Is Grace Unconditional blog.
Chria9396 my answer is simply this. A willing and empowered submission of one's will, and focus in life, to the indwelling presence, and guidance of His Spirit. Allowing His peace to rule from within, by His grace, through His faith.
See Col. 3:15>Phil. 4:7
---Josef on 10/1/11


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Chria, this is what I know about the passage you gave in Matt. 6:33. These is the same as the kingdom of Heaven found in Matt. 3:2, that He was referring to.
The sphere of salvation and with it would come the full care and provisions of heaven, and who will provide that care and provisions? Christ. So as I see it the Kingdom of heaven and the Kingdom of God is Christ, and if you look at Dan. 2:44, there is mentioned that God's Kingdom ruled by the Messiah is the final rule, never to be replaced. It has a millennail phase and an eternal future, but it is the same King who rules His Kingdom. So this Kingdom has to be Christ Himself. That's my take.
---Mark_V. on 9/30/11


Ricky, I selected a variety of scriptures, (there's lots) that tell of different aspects of the Kingdom. Many think of it simply as heaven, a future/eternal place. I believe it is that and much more. For instance, Luke 11,20, indicates it can be present tense, and if so, how would you define it? Rom 14:17 and 1 Cor 4:20 give further insight.
I agree with josephs answer. That being said, I see no conflict with God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will NEVER BE DESTROYED, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end. As you said, Christ will crush the other kingdoms, is the Kingdom absent from Christ in this instance? I dont think so. I do wish to be corrected if mistaken in anything
---Chria9396 on 9/30/11


Chria9396...in Daniel 2:44, the kingdom that it is talking about is the "Stone Kingdom" which will take place during Christ's 1000yr. reign on Earth. He will come down, reign on earth, & "crush" the other kingdoms/political leaders of the earth that will be here once the church is raptured.
---Rickey on 9/30/11


"What is the kingdom of God?" The reign of the Father's Spirit within us. Which produces within us, righteousness, peace, and Joy, as we abide in, and submit to HIm. "Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power." Rom 15:13>1Cr 4:20
---joseph on 9/30/11


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Dan2:44 ... God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end,Matt 19:14 "Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these"
Lu 11:20 "But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you."
Luke 17:20 The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed"
Rom 14: 17"the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit"
1 cor 4:20 "the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power."
---Chria9396 on 9/29/11


To Jed, the answer to your question is simple, to demonstrate that He is Holy and we are sinful. And no sinner is able to obey His commands for they are Holy and Spiritual, period. Paul clearly taught that the law (His commandments) had only one purpose,

"Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin." Romans 3:20

To Barb, you seem to think that Paul and Jesus were contradicting one another in their teachings. Far be from it! It is true that believing in Christ is what will save the sinner. And Christ is the Word of God, and Paul's teachings are the Word of God.
---christan on 9/29/11


Jed, I believe many times Jesus speaks or when God commands something, many times those things we are commanded to do are impossible. And the reason that is so is because God cannot ask for anything less then who He is. His the standard of perfection. He tells us to not sin, knowing full well we will sin. Knowing He has not glorified yet. An impossible task in this life. He ask us to obey every word, yet no one can keep the law, only Christ could. He ask man to believe yet it is He who gives us the faith to believe. He could not say, don't believe in Him. That would be contrary to His own Word.
---Mark_V. on 9/30/11


Jesus never really defind "the Kingdom" only saying "it is like..."
But any "Kingdom" is a King (or ruler) and subjects!
---1st_cliff on 9/29/11


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Christian, why would God give us a command that we could not follow?
---Jed on 9/29/11


Christan, you quoted Paul but what did God have to say about the commandments? Duet. 30:11-20.

What does Jesus say about the commandments? Matt 19:17, Matt 5:18-20.

Who are you going to believe? Paul's gospel, Gal. 1:8-9 or the Gospel of Jesus Christ (the gospel of the Kingdom). Matt 24:14, John 10:1-5.
---barb on 9/29/11


Can a sinner seek after God's kingdom by his own dead will? Afterall, Scripture declares, "There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God." Romans 3:11

When God commands, it does not imply that the sinner has the ability to respond to His commands. In fact, it simply confirm that we cannot! Only by the grace of God through faith that a sinner is given the ability to repent and believe in Jesus Christ that he will seek for the kingdom of God and His righteousness.

Jesus declared, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3. Unless one is born of the Spirit, he can't even see let alone seek for the kingdom of God!
---christan on 9/29/11


bassically his kingdom starts in our hearts, we should let Jesus be master of all things we do we say and we think, this we do as a living sacrifice which is our reasonable service. first accept Christ as lord, 2 go to church and
readthe bible (to learn)
3 pray to God and for eachother.
preach and live a godly life.
LASTLY let al be done in LOVE
---andy3996 on 9/29/11


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Good . . . thank you, everyone (c: I think of how a king has all that is in his control. That's his kingdom. And his kingdom includes how things are working in his kingdom, and how things work can have a lot to do with his personality. So, yes, how God is has a lot to do with what is in His kingdom. In His love we have His guiding "instinct" so we are even practically doing what is loving for all people, obeying our all-loving King (c: We have family love with our Father.
---Bill_willa6989 on 9/28/11


His kingdom is His domain. His kingdom is where He is Lord. His Kingdom is also His way of doing and being according to Matthew 6:33amp. Romans 14:17 tells us it's righteousness, peace, & joy in the Holy Ghost.
---Rickey on 9/28/11


Read John 3. Jesus tells Nicodemus that one cannot even see the Kingdom of heaven unless they are born from above.

The Kingdom of the World are those who follow after false apostles and prophets who seem to teach truth but are sheep in wolves clothing. We must put them to the test.Rev. 2:2, Rev. 2:20-22.
The Kingdom of God is made up of those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony (words) of Jesus. Read John 18:36-37, Matt 13:37-52, Matt 24:14, Matt 25:whole chapter, John 10:1-15.

Seeking God's righteouness is seeking truth with your whole heart. Matt 7:7-8.
---barb on 9/28/11


The Kingdom of God is not eat nor drink but righteousness peace and joy.

Seeking God's Kingdom is seeking after the things of God, not the things that are on earth, not material things, not money.

His Kingdom is Righteousness through Jesus, Peace and Joy--the fruit of the Holy spirt.

As you seek after Him, pursue him with all of thine heart, all the other things you need to live will be added unto you.
---Donna5535 on 9/28/11


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