The end of kingdoms

One of the greatest proofs that the Bible is true and that God is not a myth is the fact that world ruling kingdoms are no more. In Haggai 2:22 God said that He was going to “destroy the thrones of kingdoms and shatter the power of the kingdoms of the nations.” Before Christ came many kings and kingdoms ruled the world throughout the centuries. In fact, there was always a kingdom that ruled the earth.

OT prophets spoke of a time when all kingdoms would be laid low and that the most powerful kingdom would be the one God’s Christ would set up.

History shows us that the greatest empire was the Roman Empire. After that earthly kingdoms would never be as great again. Their power diminished as the kingdom of Heaven invaded and advanced. Today powerful empires are not even a conversation, but they are a history lesson. The most prominent kingdom on earth now is England, which is far from ruling the world.

The Gospel (good news) of the kingdom is that we have a King who rules in love and extends grace and mercy even to those who call themselves His enemies. We all have been invited to belong to this Kingdom. All we have to do is except His invitation. The good news is that this kingdom continues forever and ever and will never be defeated (Isaiah 9).

The kingdom of heaven is viewed as a spiritual city called the New Jerusalem (Hebrews 11-12, Revelation 21-22). It is inside of the hearts of those who have faith in the King and the evidence of this Kingdom is seen in how its citizens live life on earth- with love, joy, peace, hope, faith, authority, humility, etc.

Following Christ means to be part of His Kingdom. It doesn’t mean being a member of a church. Though church is an expression of this kingdom, it is not all it entails. In fact, the majority of the Kingdom should be seen in the secular world as we transform the cultures of earth to be more like heaven’s culture, which is a culture of faith, hope and love.

As we do this we will see “His Kingdom come, His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”

Say yes to King Jesus and be part of His everlasting kingdom!

Author: jmatherson

Follower of Jesus according to the ancient way, which He passed down to His twelve apostles, and which they passed down to the early church.

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