To discover the history of the Kingdom - We must first discover why the Kingdom exist.
........Before the beginning of time - GOD pictured in Himself exactly what He pleasured and thus began creation. (REVELATIONS 4:11)
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning..........
God who is self existent has no creator. He transcends all time and space, which means He as no beginning nor end. God is eternal and He is not confined to one area and/or realm ( Heaven, Space, Earth or Hell). God is all knowing and all powerful. God is creator of all the Heavens, the Earth, and everything therein. He (GOD) created the Heavens and the Earth, yet the Earth (symbolizing MAN - Gods vessel to rule over earth ) was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep ( Hell and Death also known as "Darkness/SATAN" ruled this place called Earth), And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters (all this went on, because God had not spoke against Hell and Death as of yet , in order that life could be brought to the Earth (the body of MAN) and then.....................
QUESTION: What is the one thing you wish you had more of?
I would presume your answer is "TIME"! God created time for the Earth (His creation), in order that He would rule over it, To control it, To subdue it, and to cultivate it. Another name for Gods creation is called "LIFE". The Holy Bible says in Genesis 1, "God created the Heavens - a place outside of time, where Life originates from. He also created the Earth, where His creation of Life was to be placed inside of time. There was given two entities to watch over the Time, to determine day and night. The Sun (light) for the day and the Moon (light) to shine in the midst of darkness. God created animals, fish, trees, etc, and upon the 6th day of time - God created "Mankind", as He is: a life giving force (spirit) created in His (Gods) image and likeness - "Genesis 1:26". God then gave a mandate/purpose/commandment to this life giving force (spirit) called mankind, which was timeless. He (God) instructed the life giving force (spirit) of mankind to be fruitful and multiply (be His example and reproduce). He also instructed mankind to rule over the Earth (time) and all of the creation placed therein.
God then saw the life giving force (spirit) named mankind could not do as instructed, until He (God) equipped mankind with the proper tools - a Earth Vessel, a body, also knows as "MAN". This "MAN" /body needed to be made from time (Earth), to better adapt to it's surrounding. Therefore God caused it to rain (which means God gave life to all the Earth), and He formed "MAN" from the dust of the ground. GOD then took the life giving force (spirit) of "Mankind", which was timeless and Breathed it into /(placed it ) into "Man" (a body confined by time), and MAN became a living soul -
(man adapted to the spiritual force placed inside him and became alive). Thus began the Kingdom of God in the Earth under the authority of Mankind. Gods purpose was to establish His will being done on Earth as it is done in Heaven. There was also something else being created - the role of a Family, A Father and Son relationship. God desired Children to give His love to and to be loved from.
As with any kingdom there is a protocol to follow and/or in the case of a Father and son there are rules set-up ( necessary precautions) to keep the child from getting hurt, and to keep the kingdom from collapsing. The protocol/ the rule given- "DO NOT EAT FROM THE TREE OF KNOWLEGE OF GOOD AND EVIL" meaning do not listen to gossip, do not listen to what the enemy is telling you, don't be disobedient, because there will be consequences, the Consequence - the death of "MANKIND" the life giving force (spirit/soul) of "MAN" and Loss of authority and power to rule over Gods kingdom. This death to "man" would symbolize mankind's loss of a heavenly connection between God and Man.
This happened see - "Genesis 3" - In Genesis 3 - "Man" disobeyed God and now posessed the knowledge to think good and evil thoughts. Your thinking, why did this happen? You also maybe thinking, you probably would not have disobeyed God - HHMMM! Lets go deeper. The Garden of Eden is a very significant place, its the place were Adam, the first created "MAN" was placed, and it is also known as the place of Gods presence. In the Garden of Eden there were two specific trees, amongst other trees. The names of those two specific trees were " the Tree of Life" and the "tree of knowledge of good and evil". These trees were symbolic, which means they stood for something else/have another meaning. The tree of knowledge of good and evil symbolized "rebellion, sin, evil, death, and Satan" (your enemy, I Peter 5:8). Satan is a fallen angel, that rebelled against God, because He was jealous of God, and he (Satan) wants to keep the earth from becoming full of LIFE (GOD). Satan (the devil) despised God for creating "mankind" to do something that he (Satan) wanted to do - Rule! Satan (the devil), learned the knowledge of good from being in Gods presence (presence of truth) before being casted out of Heaven. His jealously caused him to turn evil. He (Satan) now possessed the knowledge of evil (deception). Satan's knowledge of evil empowers him to corrupt all who listen to and act upon his teachings. Since evil cannot dwell in the presence of God, he (the devil) could not permanently remain in Gods presence. He is only allowed to come for short periods to do Gods will, until the time of the end - (see Revelations).
The key is : though listening to his (the devils) deception and lies is dangerous, as long as we don't act on what he says, we will be fine. Resist his thoughts and he will leave. Otherwise listening to what he has to say, and acting on it, is rebellion against God our Father, our Creator, ultimately being like him - the devil. The devil was able to trick Adam and Eve, because they did not understand the truth about who or who's they were - they were/are, we are -rulers, made in the image of God. Because of Adam and Eve's rebellion, we now have MAN reproducing emptiness, lifelessness, a void, because they lost their connection to God (the source of Life). It is sad that the devil still has the same power over some today. Why is it, we as a people can be fine and dandy, until the enemy comes along through the radio, t.v., family , and friends, then shows us something and/or tells us something that makes us feel like who we are and/or what we have is not good enough. The answer: - It's the same as from the beginning of time - People lack the truth, and not knowing the truth will cause you to do anything or say anything to get the next thing the enemy says is Hot and new, when in fact, enough will never be enough.
I repeat enough will never be enough, until you become content. Contentment comes from within, from you knowing the truth about who you are and why you were created, then putting all your faith (hope/trust) in that truth. Will you continue to live in this stagnant cycle of lifelessness? When you know the truth, not just anyone can come along and tell you or sell you yesterdays news. In the defense of Adam and Eve, they did not have readily available references to the truth and witness of the truth, such as the Holy Bible and Pastors/teachers like we have today. Yet, people still fall for the tricks of the enemy, because they are not using the resources of truth that are available to them.
The truth of Gods word has been tried and tested, carried in the minds and hearts of believers throughout generations, since the beginning of time, growing into what it is today - the "LIVING WORD OF GOD". This brings me to the other tree. The "Tree of Life". This tree symbolizes God, the Spirit of truth, the Holy Spirit, all of Life in the Earth Sprang from this tree, and when God separated "MAN" from Himself (God), he "man" had no source from which to draw life, because his (man's) spirit force (soul) was disconnected from God, this means man was now spiritually dead, and his body would soon die because it had no source of life (Genesis 6:3). Man at this point was only able to exist like animals, not living life, now be ruled by time, living in fear of time, instead of ruling over time, as was originally intended.
But as with any Father who longs for the love of their children, and as with any creator, they long for their creation, and as with any king, they yearn for their kingdom. Introducing, Jesus as the Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, both a King and a High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 5:6). God put His Holy Living Word, His truth (LIFE) into the body of a man, and the Holy Spirit of GOD attached to the truth of Gods word, bringing power to this man. Since this man (Jesus as the Christ) possessed all Gods truth, He possessed all Gods power, He
(Jesus) began to speak Gods truth into existence. This is one of the first sayings of Jesus as the Christ, "REPENT! (stop sinning) FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND!" Paraphrased this saying means - Stop rebelling against GOD, obey Him and come rule and reign with Jesus, both you and Jesus as the Christ for this is why you were created.
As Jesus went about speaking a great many truths and did many signs and wonders, the fame of Him spread, and many began to follow Him. Yet, many did not put trust in Him or His sayings, their eyes blinded by deception and their selfish lust. Those He came to, looked for Jesus to come and help them with one or two problems they were facing, so they could go on existing as they wanted, they were not in search of and/or had no hopes for a life to live in abundance, as God gives. Never-the-less, there became more and more followers of Jesus as He went about preaching and teaching the Gospel (the good news), and as many as followed Him, they grew in the truth of Gods Holy word and came to receive power from on High (Acts 1:8)
The time soon came when Jesus as the Christ (embodying the fullness of God) had to be sacrificed on the cross, to bear ALL THE SINS, OF ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD, FROM THEN, NOW, and TO THAT PERFECT DAY! Jesus the Christ represented the "TREE OF LIFE" and/or "LIFE" being given to "MAN" again, and Men and Women everywhere are invited to come and eat freely from Him and live forever. In the moment, in which He (Jesus ) was sacrificed, starting from His Death, up until His Resurrection, "TIME STOPPED, and all the power of Hell and Death was taken away from "MAN". All the lies and tricks of the enemy are of no effect any longer, Jesus being raised from the dead, made all THINGS NEW (spiritually reborn/ alive/ born again). Life, eternity, authority, and Power could now be placed inside of man again, when and only if "We" , all men and women everywhere, confess with our mouth, "Jesus is (the Holy Word of God, also known as the Holy Bible), is our Lord / (Head of our Life). You must Believe (obey His words, and commandments, put trust in Him, with actions that prove your belief). AND you must acknowledge Jesus the (GOD/MAN) as your Savior, trusting that GOD raised Him from the Dead to give us all LIFE. Once you have said this and believe it with all your heart -You will be saved (The spirit of MANKIND, your spirit will be REVIVED), when your physical body dies you can then live life eternally with God in Heaven and not HELL! Your physical body must die, because it is still susceptible to time, being created from time (earth).
Those of the early days were inspired by GOD to record the living (life giving) words of GOD and testimonies of earlier believers, and to bear witness of Jesus as the Christ and all that He did on our behalf, in order that the world would have records of such. And God continues to guard His word (keeping it from being tampered with), and He watches over His word (making sure it does what He says it will do) (Isaiah 55:11). I must reiterate, when you put Faith (coupled with actions) in Gods word made flesh (John 1:1) - Jesus, by following his example, and You do not doubt the sacrifice that He made on all of our behalf , The life giving force (spirit) of "MANKIND", your spirit/soul will be REVIVED/RENEWED, Uniting YOU back to GOD as one entity, one soul at a time, inviting them as a Kingdom United to come rule and reign alongside Jesus as the CHRIST.
ARE YOU READY TO BE A "JOINT HEIR" WITH CHRIST JESUS?
Experience the fullness of Gods power and engulf yourself in the truth of His word with your eyes and ears, thereby building up the fortress of your mind/soul, transforming yourself with thoughts of goodness, and purity - this is called the process of transformation, this process helps us to live a life like Christ. When the "spirit of Mankind" comes alive in you, after you have been born again - YOU ARE NOT BOUND BY "TIME" ANY LONGER! You are set free in Christ to live, not as the world lives or thinks, but by the mind of God. When the world says you should be keeping up with the "time" - STOP!, close your eyes, ears, and realize you are an eternal being now, go within yourself and rest with God. Let God fulfill you, learn to listen to and obey His small still voice (His peace) inside of you. As you put these principles into practice, and continue to live them out daily in your life, GOD will tell you, what to tell the world. Why? Because you are His glory and God desires to be glorified.
Enjoy these fun facts about the Kingdom:
Exodus 19: 6 - And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests, a holy nation [consecrated, set apart to the worship of God]. These are the words you shall speak to the Israelites.
I Samuel 10:25 - Then Samuel told the people the manner of the kingdom [defining the position of the king in relation to God and to the people], and wrote it in a book and laid it up before the Lord. And Samuel sent all the people away, each one to his home.
I Chron 29:11 - Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and the earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and Yours it is to be exalted as Head over all.
Dan 2:44 - And in the days of these [final ten] kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, nor shall its sovereignty be left to another people; but it shall break and crush and consume all these kingdoms and it shall stand forever.
Daniel 4:17 - This sentence is by the decree of the [heavenly] watchers and the decision is by the word of the holy ones, to the intent that the living may know that the Most High [God] rules the kingdom of mankind and gives it to whomever He will and sets over it the humblest and lowliest of men.
25 - You shall be driven from among men and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field; you shall be made to eat grass as do the oxen and you shall be wet with the dew of the heavens; and seven times [or years] shall pass over you until you learn and know and recognize that the Most High [God] rules the kingdom of mankind and gives it to whomever He will.
32 And you shall be driven from among men and your dwelling will be with the living creatures of the field. You will be made to eat grass like the oxen, and seven times [or years] shall pass over you until you have learned and know that the Most High [God] rules in the kingdom of men and gives it to whomever He will.
Dan 7:14 - And there was given Him [the Messiah] dominion and glory and kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away, and His kingdom is one which shall not be destroyed.
Exactly as they were handed down to us by those who from the [ official] beginning [of Jesus' ministry] were eyewitnesses and ministers of the Word [that is, of the doctrine concerning the attainment through Christ of salvation in the kingdom of God],
In the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the Word of God [ concerning the attainment through Christ of salvation in the kingdom of God] came to John son of Zachariah in the wilderness (desert).
Then the devil took Him up to a high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the habitable world in a moment of time [ in the twinkling of an eye].
But He said to them, I must preach the good news (the Gospel) of the kingdom of God to the other cities [and towns] also, for I was sent for this [purpose].
And solemnly lifting up His eyes on His disciples, He said: Blessed (happy-- with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition--and to be envied) are you poor and lowly and afflicted (destitute of wealth, influence, position, and honor), for the kingdom of God is yours!
I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; but he that is inferior [to the other citizens] in the kingdom of God is greater [in incomparable privilege] than he.
SOON AFTERWARD, [Jesus] went on through towns and villages, preaching and bringing the good news (the Gospel) of the kingdom of God. And the Twelve [apostles] were with Him,
He said to them, To you it has been given to [come progressively to] know (to recognize and understand more strongly and clearly) the mysteries and secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that, [though] looking, they may not see; and hearing, they may not comprehend.
And He sent them out to announce and preach the kingdom of God and to bring healing.
But when the crowds learned of it, [they] followed Him; and He welcomed them and talked to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed restoration to health.
However I tell you truly, there are some of those standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God.
But Jesus said to him, Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and publish abroad throughout all regions the kingdom of God.
Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a man is born of water and [ even] the Spirit, he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God.
Jesus answered, My kingdom (kingship, royal power) belongs not to this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My followers would have been fighting to keep Me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, My kingdom is not from here (this world); [it has no such origin or source].
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!