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The Kingdom of God - DigitalMinistries.us
The Kingdom of God
A biblical study in twelve
lectures
by Steve Gregg
Lecture #1
The Meaning of the Kingdom
I. Perceiving the relevance of the
kingdom:
…in praying
Matthew 6:9-10
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
I. Perceiving the relevance of the
kingdom:
…in preaching
Matthew 24:14
And this gospel of the kingdom will be
preached in all the world as a witness to all
the nations, and then the end will come.
I. Perceiving the relevance of the
kingdom:
…in pursuing
Matthew 6:33
But seek first the kingdom of God and
His righteousness, and all these things
shall be added to you.
II. The difficulty of defining
the kingdom of God
A. Synonymous with “the kingdom of heaven”
Matthew 19:23-24
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Assuredly, I
say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter
the kingdom of heaven. And again I say to
you, it is easier for a camel to go through the
eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the
kingdom of God.”
Mark 1:14-15
Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came
to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the
kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is
fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent, and believe in the gospel.”
Matthew 4:17
From that time Jesus began to preach and to
say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is
at hand.”
B. Not synonymous with “heaven”
Matthew 6:10
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
C. Not synonymous with “the millennium”
Isaiah 9:6-7
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
Daniel 2:44
And in the days of these kings the God
of heaven will set up a kingdom which
shall never be destroyed; and the
kingdom shall not be left to other
people; it shall break in pieces and
consume all these kingdoms, and it
shall stand forever.
Daniel 7:13-14, 27
“ I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One
like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of
heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, and they
brought Him near before Him. Then to Him was
given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all
peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which
shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one
which shall not be destroyed… Then the
kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the
kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given
to the people, the saints of the Most High. His
kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all
dominions shall serve and obey Him.’”
Luke 1:32-33
“…He will be great, and will be called the
Son of the Highest; and the Lord God
will give Him the throne of His father
David. And He will reign over the house
of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom
there will be no end.”
D. What is its relationship to Israel?
Acts 1:6-8
Therefore, when they had come together, they
asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this
time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And
He said to them, “It is not for you to know
times or seasons which the Father has put in
His own authority. But you shall receive
power when the Holy Spirit has come upon
you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in
Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria,
and to the end of the earth.”
Romans 9:6
It is not as though God's word had failed.
For not all who are descended from
Israel are Israel.
E. Not some mystical inner reality
Luke 17:20-21
Now when He was asked by the Pharisees
when the kingdom of God would come, He
answered them and said, “The kingdom of
God does not come with observation; nor will
they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For
indeed, the kingdom of God is within you."
Luke 16:16
The law and the prophets were until John. Since that
time the kingdom of God has been preached, and
everyone is pressing into it.
Matthew 5:20
For I say to you, that unless your righteousness
exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and
Pharisees, you will by no means enter the
kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 7:21
Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall
enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does
the will of My Father in heaven.
F. Spiritual in nature
John 3:3-7
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I
say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot
see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to
Him, “How can a man be born when he is old?
Can he enter a second time into his mother’s
womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Most
assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of
water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the
kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh
is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is
spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must
be born again.’
Romans 14:17
for the kingdom of God is not eating
and drinking, but righteousness and
peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
III. The Kingdom as a “people”
A. Israel from Sinai till Saul
Exodus 19:5-6
Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My
voice and keep My covenant, then you
shall be a special treasure to Me above all
people; for all the earth is Mine. And you
shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a
holy nation.’ These are the words which you
shall speak to the children of Israel.”
Judges 8:22-23
Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, “Rule
over us, both you and your son, and your
grandson also; for you have delivered us
from the hand of Midian.” But Gideon said to
them, “I will not rule over you, nor shall my
son rule over you; the LORD shall rule over
you.”
1 Samuel 8:6-7
But the thing displeased Samuel when they
said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So
Samuel prayed to the LORD. And the LORD
said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people
in all that they say to you; for they have not
rejected you, but they have rejected Me,
that I should not reign over them.
Hosea
13:11
I gave you a king in My anger, and took
him
away
in
My
wrath.
B. Israel under monarchs—the House of David
1 Samuel 15:26-28
But Samuel said to Saul, “I will not return with
you, for you have rejected the word of the
LORD, and the LORD has rejected you
from being king over Israel.” And as
Samuel turned around to go away, Saul
seized the edge of his robe, and it tore. So
Samuel said to him, “The LORD has torn the
kingdom of Israel from you today, and has
given it to a neighbor of yours, who is
better than you.”
2 Samuel 7:12-13
“When your days are fulfilled and you rest
with your fathers, I will set up your seed
after you, who will come from your body, and
I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a
house for My name, and I will establish the
throne of his kingdom forever.”
2 Samuel 7:12-13
“When your days are fulfilled and you rest
with your fathers, I will set up your seed
after you, who will come from your body, and I
will establish his kingdom. He shall build a
house for My name, and I will establish the
throne of his kingdom forever.”
C. Prophecies of the kingdom
Daniel 2:44
And in the days of these kings the God
of heaven will set up a kingdom
which shall never be destroyed; and the
kingdom shall not be left to other
people; it shall break in pieces and
consume all these kingdoms, and it
shall stand forever.
Hosea 13:9-10
“ O Israel, you are destroyed, but your help is
from Me. I will be your King; where is any
other, that he may save you in all your cities?”
Zechariah 14:9
And the LORD shall be King over all the
earth. In that day it shall be—“ The LORD is
one,” and His name one.
Isaiah 2:2-4
Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the
mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established
on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted
above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it.
Many people shall come and say, “ Come, and let us
go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of
the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we
shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth
the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke
many people; they shall beat their swords into
plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war anymore.
D. The Messiah
Genesis 49:10
The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a
lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh
comes; and to Him shall be the obedience of
the people.
Psalm 110:1
The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right
hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”
Daniel 7:13-14
“I was watching in the night visions, and
behold, One like the Son of Man, coming
with the clouds of heaven! He came to the
Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near
before Him. Then to Him was given dominion
and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples,
nations, and languages should serve Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
which shall not pass away, and His kingdom
the one which shall not be destroyed…
Isaiah 9:6-7
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
E. Taken from apostate Israel;
Given to another
Matthew 21:43
“Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God
will be taken from you and given to a nation
bearing the fruits of it.”
Matthew 22:8-9
Then [the King] said to his servants, “The
wedding is ready, but those who were invited
were not worthy. Therefore, go into the
highways, and as many as you find, invite to
the wedding.”
The Kingdom of God
A biblical study in eight lectures
by Steve Gregg
Lecture #2
The Centrality of the Kingdom
A. The Gospel of the kingdom of God
Mark 1:14-15
Now after John was put in prison, Jesus
came to Galilee, preaching the gospel
of the kingdom of God, and saying,
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of
God is at hand. Repent, and believe in
the gospel.”
Matthew 9:35
Then Jesus went about all the cities and
villages, teaching in their synagogues,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and
healing every sickness and every disease
among the people.
Matthew 24:14
And this gospel of the kingdom will be
preached in all the world as a witness to all
the nations, and then the end will come.
B. John the Baptist
Matthew 3:2
In those days John the Baptist came
preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and
saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven
is at hand!”
Luke 16:16
“The law and the prophets were until John.
Since that time the kingdom of God has
been preached, and everyone is pressing
into it.
C. The teaching of Christ
Matthew 4:17
From that time Jesus began to preach and to
say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is
at hand.”
Luke 4:43
He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom
of God to the other cities also, because for
this purpose I have been sent.”
Luke 8:1, 10
Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went
through every city and village, preaching and
bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of
God. And the twelve were with Him… And He
said, “To you it has been given to know the
mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the
rest it is given in parables…”
Luke 9:1-2, 11
Then He called His twelve disciples together
and gave them power and authority over all
demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them
to preach the kingdom of God and to heal
the sick… But when the multitudes knew it,
they followed Him; and He received them and
spoke to them about the kingdom of God,
and healed those who had need of healing.
Mark 4:30
Then He said, “To what shall we liken the
kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall
we picture it?
Acts 1:3
To [His apostles] He also presented Himself
alive after His suffering by many infallible
proofs, being seen by them during forty days
and speaking of the things pertaining to
the kingdom of God.
D. The primitive church
Acts 8:12
But when they believed Philip as he
preached the things concerning the
kingdom of God and the name of Jesus
Christ, both men and women were baptized.
Acts 14:22
…strengthening the souls of the disciples,
exhorting them to continue in the faith, and
saying,
“We
must
through
many
tribulations enter the kingdom of God.”
Acts 19:8
And he went into the synagogue and spoke
boldly for three months, reasoning and
persuading concerning the things of the
kingdom of God.
Acts 20:25
And indeed, now I know that you all, among
whom I have gone preaching the kingdom
of God, will see my face no more.
Acts 28: 23
So when they had appointed him a day, many came
to him at his lodging, to whom he explained and
solemnly testified of the kingdom of God,
persuading them concerning Jesus from both the
Law of Moses and the Prophets, from morning till
evening.
Acts 28:30-31
Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented
house, and received all who came to him, preaching
the kingdom of God and teaching the things which
concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no
one forbidding him.
E. The Bottom Line: Lordship of Christ &
Call to discipleship
Acts 2:36
“Therefore let all the house of Israel know
assuredly that God has made this Jesus,
whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”
Romans 10:9
that if you confess with your mouth the
Lord Jesus and believe in your heart
that God has raised Him from the dead,
you will be saved.
Luke 6:46
“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do
not do the things which I say?”
John 8:31
Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed
Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My
disciples indeed.”
Matthew 28:18-20
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying,
“All authority has been given to Me in
heaven and on earth. Go therefore and
make disciples of all the nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father and of the
Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to
observe all things that I have commanded
you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the
end of the age.” Amen.
The Kingdom of God
A biblical study in eight lectures
by Steve Gregg
Lecture #3
The Progress of the Kingdom
I. The Kingdom Inaugurated
Matthew 12:28
But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God,
surely the kingdom of God has come upon
you.
Luke 17:20-21
Now when He was asked by the Pharisees
when the kingdom of God would come, He
answered them and said, “The kingdom of
God does not come with observation; nor will
they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For
indeed, the kingdom of God is within you
[or “in your midst”].”
Mark 12:34
Now when Jesus saw that he answered
wisely, He said to him, “You are not far from
the kingdom of God.”
Mark 11:9-10
Then those who went before and those who
followed cried out, saying:
“Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the
name of the LORD! Blessed is the kingdom
of our father David that comes in the name
of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”
Acts 2:29-32
“Men and brethren, let me speak freely to
you of the patriarch David, that he is both
dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to
this day. Therefore, being a prophet, and
knowing that God had sworn with an oath to
him that of the fruit of his body, according to
the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit
on his throne, he, foreseeing this, spoke
concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that
His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His
flesh see corruption. This Jesus God has
raised up, of which we are all witnesses.
Acts 13:32-34
And we declare to you glad tidings—that
promise which was made to the fathers. 33
God has fulfilled this for us their children, in
that He has raised up Jesus. As it is also
written in the second Psalm:
‘ You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.’
And that He raised Him from the dead, no
more to return to corruption, He has spoken
thus:
‘ I will give you the sure mercies of David.’
The Messiah Reigns
Psalm 2:1-8
Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the LORD and against His
Anointed, saying,
“Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us.”
Psalm 2:1-8 (cont.)
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.
Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep
displeasure:
“Yet I have set My King
On My holy hill of Zion.”
Psalm 2:1-8 (cont.)
“I will declare the decree:
The LORD has said to Me,
‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your
possession.
Acts 4:24-27
So when they heard that, they raised their voice to
God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God,
who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that
is in them, who by the mouth of Your servant David
have said:
‘ Why did the nations rage,
And the people plot vain things?
The kings of the earth took their stand,
And the rulers were gathered together
Against the LORD and against His Christ.’
For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom
You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the
Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered
together…”
Psalm 110:1
The LORD said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”
Acts 2:32-36
This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all
witnesses. Therefore being exalted to the right hand
of God, and having received from the Father the
promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which
you now see and hear. For David…says himself:
‘ The LORD said to my Lord,
“ Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”
Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly
that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified,
both Lord and Christ.”
Ephesians 1:20-22
…which He worked in Christ when He raised
Him from the dead and seated Him at His
right hand in the heavenly places, far above
all principality and power and might and
dominion, and every name that is named, not
only in this age but also in that which is to
come. And He put all things under His feet,
and gave Him to be head over all things to
the church.
Revelation 3:21
To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with
Me on My throne, as I also overcame and
sat down with My Father on His throne.
Acts 17:7
Jason has harbored them, and these are all
acting contrary to the decrees of Caesar,
saying there is another king—Jesus.”
II. The Kingdom Resisted
A. The devil’s hostility
Revelation 12
1. Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a
woman clothed with the sun, with the moon
under her feet, and on her head a garland of
twelve stars. 2. Then being with child, she cried
out in labor and in pain to give birth.
3. And another sign appeared in heaven:
behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven
heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his
heads.
Revelation 12 (cont.)
4. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and
threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood
before the woman who was ready to give birth, to
devour her Child as soon as it was born. 5. She
bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with
a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God
and His throne. 6. Then the woman fled into the
wilderness, where she has a place prepared by
God, that they should feed her there one thousand
two hundred and sixty days.
Revelation 12 (cont.)
7. And war broke out in heaven: Michael and
his angels fought with the dragon; and the
dragon and his angels fought, 8. but they did
not prevail, nor was a place found for them in
heaven any longer. 9. So the great dragon
was cast out, that serpent of old, called the
Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole
world; he was cast to the earth, and his
angels were cast out with him.
Revelation 12 (cont.)
10. Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven,
“Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of
our God, and the power of His Christ have come,
for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them
before our God day and night, has been cast
down. 11. And they overcame him by the blood of
the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and
they did not love their lives to the death.
Revelation 12 (cont.)
12. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who
dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth
and the sea! For the devil has come down to you,
having great wrath, because he knows that he has
a short time.”
13. Now when the dragon saw that he had been
cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who
gave birth to the male Child. 14. But the woman
was given two wings of a great eagle, that she
might fly into the wilderness to her place, where
she is nourished for a time and times and half a
time, from the presence of the serpent.
Revelation 12 (cont.)
15. So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth
like a flood after the woman, that he might cause
her to be carried away by the flood. 16. But the
earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its
mouth and swallowed up the flood which the
dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17. And the
dragon was enraged with the woman, and he
went to make war with the rest of her offspring,
who keep the commandments of God and have
the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 11:12
And from the days of John the Baptist until
now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence,
and the violent take it by force.
Luke 16:16
“The law and the prophets were until John.
Since that time the kingdom of God has been
preached, and everyone is pressing into it.
2 Timothy 2:3-4
You therefore must endure hardship as a
good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one
engaged in warfare entangles himself with
the affairs of this life, that he may please him
who enlisted him as a soldier.
Matthew 12:28-29
But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the
kingdom of God has come upon you. Or how can one enter
a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he
first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his
house.
Luke 11:20-22
But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the
kingdom of God has come upon you. When a strong man,
fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace.
But when a stronger than he comes upon him and
overcomes him, he takes from him all his armor in which
he trusted, and divides his spoils.
Colossians 2:15
Having disarmed principalities and
powers, He made a public spectacle of
them, triumphing over them in it.
Hebrews 2:14-15
Inasmuch then as the children have partaken
of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise
shared in the same, that through death He
might destroy him who had the power of
death, that is, the devil, and release those
who through fear of death were all their
lifetime subject to bondage.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5
For the weapons of our warfare are not
carnal but mighty in God for pulling down
strongholds, casting down arguments and
every high thing that exalts itself against the
knowledge of God, bringing every thought
into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
The Kingdom of God
A biblical study in eight lectures
by Steve Gregg
Lecture #4
The Progress and Triumph of the
Kingdom
I. The Kingdom Progressing
Colossians 1:13
He has delivered us from the power of
darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom
of the Son of His love,
Daniel 2:34-35
You watched while a stone was cut out without
hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron
and clay, and broke them in pieces. Then the iron,
the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were
crushed together, and became like chaff from the
summer threshing floors; the wind carried them
away so that no trace of them was found. And the
stone that struck the image became a great
mountain and filled the whole earth…
Daniel 2:44
And in the days of these kings the God of
heaven will set up a kingdom which shall
never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall
not be left to other people; it shall break in
pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and
it shall stand forever.
Matthew 21:43-44
“Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God
will be taken from you and given to a nation
bearing the fruits of it. And whoever falls on
this stone will be broken; but on whomever it
falls, it will grind him to powder.”
Matthew 13:31-32
Another parable He put forth to them, saying:
“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard
seed, which a man took and sowed in his
field, which indeed is the least of all the
seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than
the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the
birds of the air come and nest in its
branches.”
Daniel 4:10-12
These were the visions of my head while on
my bed: I was looking, and behold, a tree in the
midst of the earth, and its height was great. The
tree grew and became strong; its height reached
to the heavens, and it could be seen to the ends
of all the earth.
Its leaves were lovely, its fruit abundant, and in
it was food for all. The beasts of the field found
shade under it, the birds of the heavens dwelt
in its branches, and all flesh was fed from it.
Ezekiel 31:3-6
Indeed Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon, with fine
branches that shaded the forest, and of high
stature; and its top was among the thick
boughs…its height was exalted above all the trees
of the field; its boughs were multiplied, and its
branches became long because of the abundance
of water, as it sent them out. All the birds of the
heavens made their nests in its boughs; under
its branches all the beasts of the field brought forth
their young; and in its shadow all great nations
made their home.
Ezekiel 17:22-24
Thus says the Lord GOD: “I will take also one of
the highest branches of the high cedar and set it
out. I will crop off from the topmost of its young
twigs a tender one, and will plant it on a high and
prominent mountain. On the mountain height of
Israel I will plant it; and it will bring forth boughs,
and bear fruit, and be a majestic cedar. Under it
will dwell birds of every sort; in the shadow of its
branches they will dwell. And all the trees of the
field shall know that I, the LORD, have brought
down the high tree and exalted the low tree, dried
up the green tree and made the dry tree flourish; I,
the LORD, have spoken and have done it.”
Matthew 13:33
Another parable He spoke to them: “The
kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a
woman took and hid in three measures of
meal till it was all leavened.”
II. The Kingdom Future
Luke 19:12
Therefore He said, “A certain nobleman went
into a far country to receive for himself a
kingdom and to return…”
Daniel 7:13-14
I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One
like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven!
He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought
Him near before Him.
Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a
kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages
should serve Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall
not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not
be destroyed.
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Daniel 7:22, 27
…until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment
was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and
the time came for the saints to possess the
kingdom.
…Then the kingdom and dominion, and the
greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven,
shall be given to the people, the saints of the
Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.’
Luke 12:32
“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s
good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
2 Timothy 2:11-13
This is a faithful saying:
For if we died with Him,
We shall also live with Him.
If we endure,
We shall also reign with Him.
If we deny Him,
He also will deny us.
If we are faithless,
He remains faithful;
He cannot deny Himself.
Revelation 11:15
Then the seventh angel sounded: And there
were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The
kingdoms of this world have become the
kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and
He shall reign forever and ever!”
1 Corinthians 15:22-26
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all
shall be made alive. But each one in his own
order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those
who are Christ’s at His coming. Then comes
the end, when He delivers the kingdom to
God the Father, when He puts an end to all
rule and all authority and power. For He
must reign till He has put all enemies under
His feet. The last enemy that will be
destroyed is death.
Philippians 2:10-11
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him
and given Him the name which is above
every name, that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow, of those in heaven,
and of those on earth, and of those under the
earth, and that every tongue should
confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the
glory of God the Father.
Isaiah 42:1-4
“Behold! My Servant whom I uphold,
My Elect One in whom My soul delights!
I have put My Spirit upon Him;
He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.
He will not cry out, nor raise His voice,
Nor cause His voice to be heard in the street.
A bruised reed He will not break,
And smoking flax He will not quench;
He will bring forth justice for truth.
He will not fail nor be discouraged,
Till He has established justice in the earth;
And the coastlands shall wait for His law.”
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