The expression ‘Kingdom of God’ is a very misconstrued term within the Church. Many have come to believe that anyone using this term may belong to the sect called the ‘Jehovah’s Witnesses’, popularly known as the Watch Tower Society. I am not a member of the Watch Tower Society, neither do I endorse their doctrines, even though there is a measure of truth in some of their teachings. But beneath is the falsehood of occultism. Many religious groups have a measure of truth in their establishment, but they have all moved into apostasy. We need to be very careful in our discernment.
The entire Bible speaks much about the Kingdom of God and His purpose for the New Earth, and we need to contemplate and explore upon this. The earth does not belong to Satan, it belongs to God and He has given it to us for a purpose. One of the problems of the Church is due to ignorance; we have taken scripture out of context and this has given the devil “a limited right” to control the earth, because we have given him the right to do so. This has resulted to the Church finding an escape route out of the earth. It is imperative to know that God has not capitulated His title deed to the earth, and He has not relinquished it to satan.
“The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” (Psalm 24:1).
“Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:” (Exodus 19:5).
“The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.” (Psalm 89:11).
“Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11).
The intention of God is to cut off the wicked from the earth and cause His people to inherit it. The earth is God’s heritage for us (Psalm 115:16), but with the concept of the rapture theory and the thought of the earth’s destruction, it is beyond man’s comprehension to believe this truth. We read in the scriptures of the earth being established forever and God’s people inheriting the earth. What do we think about this? Is God just making a statement or does He have any purpose for us in the earth? The earth will experience a transformation when the wicked shall be cut off. The earth’s transformation will result in the appearing of God’s glory that will likewise change our vile body. The earth is about to have a heavenly visitation. There is about to be an invasion of God’s glory through the Church that will cause the earth to become the Kingdom of God – a realm where God’s government rules and reigns. It is the complete establishment of God’s Kingdom that transforms the earth into a new earth.
Men have corrupted the design of God for the earth because every imagination and thought of his heart is evil continually. This has caused wickedness to prevail, but there is coming a cataclysmic and catastrophic judgment of God in the earth. It is the outpouring of God’s wrath upon the earth that will ultimately purify and cleanse the earth of evil, and cause us to enter into a new era of God’s ordained plan and purpose. It is going to be as in the days of Noah (Matthew 24:36-38). The earth will be preserved by the sovereign act of God, but there will be a complete alienation of this wicked age and the beginning of a new age of righteous people inheriting the New Earth forever. This present world and age will come to an end and there will be the beginning of a new season and age in God. This is not the holocaust of the earth, but the consummation of all things that will bring the beginning of the Kingdom age in the Earth.
“For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth. He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet. He shall choose our inheritance for us,” (Psalm 47:2-4).
“For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.” (Psalm 37:9).
“But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” (Psalm 37:11).
“For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.” (Psalm 37:22).
As the scripture states we are going to reign on earth and not in heaven. The place of our reign is in the earth, as the Kingdom of God is established, so we need to begin to realize that our eternal destiny and state is not heaven. It is the New Earth.
“And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” (Revelations 5:10).
The Lord spoke to Moses to build Him a sanctuary so that He could dwell among His people. The desire of God is a dwelling among His people in the earth, it has never been to carry them suddenly to heaven.
“And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. According to all that I show thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.” (Exodus 25:8-9).