The following articles are related to the topic of KINGDOM

The Value of the Kingdom of Heaven

As the Lord's ministry progressed, the hostility of the Jewish leaders intensified. Accordingly, at a certain point in time, Jesus began to teach in parables. Christ's parables were human stories with a heavenly meaning. Their design was two-fold. First, his parables effectively communicated divine truths to those who were honest of heart. Second, the story form concealed those truths from ... read more »

The Explosive Growth of the Kingdom of Christ

In the following parable, the Lord Jesus Christ spoke of the commencement and growth of that kingdom He was planning to establish. "The kingdom of heaven is like unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: which indeed is less than all seeds; but when it is grown, it is greater than the ... read more »

Is There a Future Kingdom?

As Paul concluded his first missionary journey, Luke informs us that he revisited some of the infant churches, exhorting those saints to continue in the faith. He also cautioned them that: "Through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22). That is a curious statement in view of the fact that these Christians had entered the ... read more »

Jesus Foretells the Coming Kingdom

Approximately six months before his crucifixion, and just a few days prior to his transfiguration, Christ prophesied regarding his impending kingdom. The prophecy is expressed in all three synoptic accounts. Verily I say unto you, there are some of them that stand here, who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in ... read more »

Colossians 1:13 – The Present Kingdom

Those who subscribe to the theory of dispensational premillennialism contend that Jesus came to this earth twenty centuries ago with the express purpose of establishing His kingdom. But because he was surprisingly rejected by the Jews, He postponed the kingdom plan, and, in the place of the kingdom, He set up the church. There is, of course, no support in ... read more »

2 Peter 1:11 – The Eternal Kingdom

It is a serious mistake not to recognize that a word can carry a different meaning in a variety of biblical contexts. The individual situation must always be carefully examined. For example, the term "kingdom" has different connotations under various circumstances. Jesus spoke of the "kingdom of God" that had been in operation under the Mosaic regime (Matthew 21:43). The ... read more »

2 Samuel 7:12 – The Kingdom Established While David Slept

The theory of premillennialism has many elements which are at variance with the Scriptures. One of these is the notion that there will be two resurrections of the dead. The first allegedly will occur at the return of Christ to establish His "millennial kingdom." Supposedly, this will involve only the righteous dead. The second resurrection, it is argued, will transpire ... read more »

Who Controls the Kingdoms of This World?

How is Luke 4:5-6 to be reconciled with Daniel 4:17? Daniel says God gives the kingdoms of men to whomever He chooses. Satan, however, told Jesus, during one temptation, "All this authority I will give you, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I will give it to whomever I wish." There are a several things ... read more »

1 Kings 4:21 – Solomon’s Kingdom

Those who subscribe to the theory of premillennialism allege that one of the proofs of a coming millennium is the fact that Israel has never yet possessed the total territory which God promised to Abraham's seed. In Genesis 15:18, Jehovah promised to Abraham, "In that day Jehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this ... read more »

A Brief Study of the Word “Kingdom”

The word "kingdom" is a prominent feature of the New Testament. The Greek term is basileia, found 162 times in the New Testament. As with most words, kingdom can be used in a variety of senses, depending upon the context. Let me provide a common example. If someone says: "I am proud of my bridge," is he speaking of the ... read more »