The Kingdom Of God
In order to understand what truly the Kingdom of God is, you have to understand the concept of Kingdom. To understand the origin of the Kingdom concept we must understand two words: precepts and concepts. Concepts are thoughts and ideas joined together to shape how you view life and Precepts are words or a message that form a concept. These are important to know because your concept is your outlook; stance and response in life but those concepts come from precepts. The concept of the Kingdom originally comes from the mind of God. It is not an earthly religion, but an idea from God. So, what is a kingdom? A kingdom is the territory that is under the rule of a king. It’s come from two words: king and domain. Meaning a king has to have a domain in order to have a kingdom. God is the creator of all as informed in Genesis 1:1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. As creator, that would also make him rightful owner. This rightful owner, creator; has the highest form of authority in all things due to being the creator of all things. Having highest form of authority in a particular territory is the definition of a king. Our God, our creator, our King who domain is Heaven (Kingdom of Heaven) wanted to extend his domain, his influence, his rule in the Earth. This would be the purpose for man, to rule the Earth; to establish and enforce the rule of God in the Earth. In order to do this God established a system, a government, rule, influence and an order that extend from heaven into the earth which is called the Kingdom of God. The concept of the Kingdom of God was never meant to be simply a religious cliché which is what religion has made it, but an idea from God himself. A governing system, that allows us to rule this Earth and extend our King’s rule from his Kingdom (Heaven) to Earth. God didn’t give the first man (Adam) a religion to follow; he gave him a domain (Earth) to rule. Adam’s treason in the garden removed his authority and ownership to rule and gave that authority to satan. From the fall of Adam to the resurrection of Jesus, man lost the Kingdom of God and the intimacy with our Father through the Holy Spirit. Jesus’ purpose on Earth was to return the kingdom back to mankind; in other words, to restore man back to his purpose. Isaiah 9:6 – 7 illustrates Jesus’ purpose by providing words of knowledge and wisdom before Jesus was born.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: And the government shall be upon his shoulder: And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, Upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, To order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice From henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
This message was about Jesus bringing a government of the Kingdom back to mankind. To get back the authority we rightfully had in the Garden of Eden. Jesus’ driving motivation was not to get mankind to Heaven but to get Heaven to mankind. From his birth to his ascension to Heaven, the only message Jesus preached was the gospel of the Kingdom of God. Gospel simply means “Good News”. The only good news Jesus informed us to preach was the gospel of the Kingdom. “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come”.Matthew 24:14.
Religion whether intentionally or out of ignorance has preached about Jesus as oppose to what Jesus preached. Christianity, the religion has consistently preached on salvation through the blood of Jesus, but has neglected to preach about Jesus’ assignment to proclaim the Kingdom of God. Accepting Christ as our Lord and Savior and being born again is the doorway through which we enter the kingdom of God and a necessity, but it’s not the stopping point, nor the grand finale. Once we accept Christ as Lord and Savior, we open the doorway, we receive the inheritance as a Son of God, and we return back to our rightful place as rulers on this Earth for our King. Once we return to our rightful place it is now our responsibility as Ambassadors to colonize this Earth with the only gospel Jesus preached, the Kingdom.