Chapter 6.1   -   The Kingdom of God

 

 

After understanding the Biblical definition of "Kingdom of Heaven" the next question becomes:  What's the difference between

the phrase "Kingdom of Heaven" and the phrase "Kingdom of God"?  Throughout the entire (3rd) Christian Kingdom, the Saints

could never understand the difference - because that information remained "sealed" to them.  However, it was always God's Plan

for this Biblical "mystery" to eventually be revealed by the last of the "Wise Virgins", during the current "Season and Time".

 

 

The phrase "Kingdom of God" is used seventy (70) times in the Bible and every time it represents the Holy Spirit of God

and/or the souls (but not the bodies) of the "wheat", who have been "born again" (regenerated by His "indwelling" Spirit).

We see [Mat 21:43] the "Kingdom of God" is an earthly Kingdom because it was "taken" from those in the Jewish Kingdom,

and it was "given" to those in the (3rd) Christian Kingdom.  In other words, the HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD was "taken" from

the Jewish "Kingdom of Heaven" and was "given" to the Christian "Kingdom of Heaven".  And the EVIDENCE of this event

was (a) the "harvest" of Saints (indwelt with the Spirit) out of the (2nd) Jewish Kingdom and into the (3rd) Christian Kingdom

and (b) the "new song" of the Christian Gospel - as many Old Testament "mysteries" were then "unsealed" to the Christian Saints.

Mat 21:43   Therefore say I unto you, the KINGDOM OF GOD [the Holy Spirit of God] shall be TAKEN from you

                    [taken from the Jewish "Kingdom of Heaven"], and GIVEN to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof

                    [given to the Christian "Kingdom of Heaven"].

Again, the "Kingdoms of Heaven" are physical Kingdoms containing both the "wheat and tares" preaching the Gospel, while

the "Kingdom of God" is the Holy Spirit of God - and the spiritual Kingdom consisting of only those "indwelt" with His Spirit.

When the Bible commands [Mat 6:33] we "seek ye first the Kingdom of God" it's not teaching we should seek the Christian Church.

Instead, it commands we seek to enter into a spiritual Kingdom by becoming regenerated (we seek to be "indwelt" or "born again").

We are not saved by entering into a temporal "Kingdom of Heaven"... we are saved by entering into the eternal "Kingdom of God".

 

John 3:3      Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again

                    [except a man be regenerated, or saved, or "indwelt"] he cannot see the KINGDOM OF GOD.

  

 

John 3:5      Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water [of the Gospel]

                    and of the Spirit [of the Holy Spirit of God], he cannot enter into the KINGDOM OF GOD.

                    6  That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit.

  

 

To be clear, the "Kingdom of God" is a SUBSET of the "Kingdom of Heaven" because it only includes the saved "wheat",

and not the unsaved "tares".  Therefore, the Bible can use the phrases interchangeably when it focuses only on the "wheat"

within the Kingdom.  When focused only on the "wheat", the Bible can use "Kingdom of Heaven" OR "Kingdom of God".

And that is why we have several parallel passages in the Bible that interchange these two phrases.

 

 

For example:  In the Bible we are commanded to REPENT because the "Kingdom of Heaven" is at hand...

However, in other passages we are commanded to REPENT because the "Kingdom of God" is at hand.  In both cases,

the focus is on the (5th) Eternal "Kingdom of Heaven" (not the 3rd Christian Kingdom) since it's ONLY the saved "wheat"

that actually "repent" as commanded.  The unsaved "tares" never fulfill the command to "repent and believe" and, as a result,

the unsaved "tares" can never enter into the (5th eternal) "Kingdom of Heaven" or the (one and only eternal) "Kingdom of God".

 

 

Another example:  In Matthew 11:11 we are told that John the Baptist is the greatest mortal man ever born on earth,

but the LEAST in the "Kingdom of Heaven" is greater than John.  However, in Luke 7:28 the phrase "Kingdom of God"

is used interchangeably... because, in both cases, the Kingdom in view is the (5th) Eternal "Kingdom of Heaven".  Obviously,

the LEAST in the (3rd) Christian "Kingdom of Heaven" is NOT greater than John the Baptist.  Therefore, the context requires

us to understand the interchangeability of these two phrases - whenever the context is focused ONLY on the saved "wheat".

 

Mat 11:11   Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist:

                    notwithstanding, he that is LEAST in the [5th and eternal] Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.

Luke 7:28    For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist:

                    but he that is LEAST in the [one and only] Kingdom of God is greater than he.

 

Another example:  In Matthew 13:10-11 the Lord reveals He spoke in parables as understanding of His Words was only given

to the "disciples" (wheat) in the "Kingdom of Heaven".  However, in Mark 4:11 the phrase "Kingdom of God" is used because:

(a) it only includes the saved "wheat" in the Kingdom - specifically excluding "them that are without" the eternal Kingdom and

(b) because the verse also has application to mysteries revealed AFTER the (3rd) Christian Kingdom ... at the "time-of-the-end".

The "mysteries" now being revealed during this "Season and Time" are part of the "Mystery of the Kingdom of God", however,

they were never meant to be understood by Saints in the Jewish "Kingdom of Heaven" or in the Christian "Kingdom of Heaven",

they remained "sealed" to all Saints - until the Last Saints who witnessed the rise-and-fall of the Fourth Beast/Revelation Beast.

 

Mat 13:10    And the disciples [the saved wheat] came, and said unto Him, Why speakest Thou unto them [the tares] in parables?

                    11  He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you [given unto the disciples] to know the mysteries

                    of the [3rd New Testament] KINGDOM OF HEAVEN but to them [to the unsaved tares] it is not given.

  

Mark 4:11   And He said unto them [the disciples], Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the KINGDOM OF GOD

                    but unto them that are without [the tares outside the 5th Eternal Kingdom], all these things are done in parables:

  

 

Another example:  In Matthew 13:32 the Bible likens the "Kingdom of Heaven" to a great tree lodging birds in its branches.

However, in both Mark 4:32 and Luke 13:19 the Bible uses "Kingdom of God" to describe the same tree with "great branches",

allowing birds to "lodge under the shadow of it".  In all three passages the birds represent the (saved) wheat and NOT the tares.

Note:  Many Bible 'scholars' misunderstand these verses.  In the Bible, "birds" can represent EITHER the "wheat" or the "tares",

depending on the immediate context of the specific passage - see Isaiah 31:5, and Matthew 24:27-28, and Revelation 19:17-21.

​The "Kingdom of Heaven" and the "Kingdom of God" are both earthly Kingdoms existing throughout all of history.

The best way to understand the difference is to realize the "Kingdom of Heaven" is a PHYSICAL Kingdom on earth

representing the (unsaved) "tares" and/or the (saved) "wheat" within each of the Four Kingdoms in history.  However,

the "Kingdom of God" is a SPIRITUAL Kingdom - which includes only the souls of the Saints - from each Kingdom.

The "Kingdom of God" is an earthly Kingdom containing souls of the Saints... it does not include their moral bodies.

 

 

In the Bible, the "Kingdom of Heaven" is a PHYSICAL Kingdom including the BODIES of all the "wheat and tares"

associated with preaching the "Word of the Kingdom" (preaching the Gospel) during each of Daniel's Four Kingdoms.

While the "Kingdom of God" is a SPIRITUAL Kingdom containing only the "born again" SOULS of Saints ("wheat").

Of course, the reason why the earthly "Kingdom of God" is a spiritual Kingdom including the souls (but not the bodies)

of those who are regenerated, from each "Kingdom of Heaven", is that only our SOUL is "born again" when we are saved.

Obviously, "flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God"... so our corruptible mortal bodies can never be included.

Obviously, redemption of our bodies does not occur until the Seventh Trumpet sounds - and the Lord Jesus Christ Returns.

1 Co 15:50    Now this I say, BRETHREN, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the KINGDOM OF GOD:

                      neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

1 Co 15:51    Behold, I shew you a mystery; We [the brethren] shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

                      52  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last Trump: for the [Seventh] Trumpet shall sound,

                      and the dead [brethren] shall be raised incorruptible, and we [living brethren] shall be changed.  53  For this

                      corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.  54  So when this corruptible

                      shall put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass

                      the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

 

While the redemption of our bodies does not occur until the Seventh Trumpet, our souls are redeemed when we become saved.

The souls of Saints enter into the "Kingdom of God" when we are indwelt with His Holy Spirit and our soul is "born again".

The "dead" souls of the Saints enter into the eternal "Kingdom of God" when they are "raised" by the Holy Spirit of God.

The "quickening" of our dead souls, as we are "born again" by the indwelling Holy Spirit of God, is the point in time

when we (our souls) are taken out of the "Kingdom of Babylon" and translated into the eternal "Kingdom of God".

 

Eph 2:5         Even when we were DEAD in sins, hath QUICKENED us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

                      6  And hath RAISED US up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

 

 

John 3:5        Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water [the Gospel]

                      and of the Spirit [and of the Holy Spirit], he cannot enter into the KINGDOM OF GOD.

                      6  That which is born of the flesh is flesh: and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit.

 

 

 

While we enter into the temporal "Kingdom of Heaven" when we become associated with, and preach the Gospel of, one of Daniel's

four earthly Kingdoms - we enter into the eternal "Kingdom of God" when we (our souls) are "translated" from the spiritual death

of Satan's "Kingdom of Babylon" and we (our souls) are "regenerated" or "born again" by the "indwelling" Holy Spirit of God.

While our souls are redeemed when we are "raised" or "quickened" by His Spirit, our bodies are redeemed at the Last Trump.

 

 

                   The "Kingdom of God" represents the Holy Spirit of God - and those "indwelt" with His Spirit.

                   The "Kingdom of God" represents the souls (but not the bodies) of those who are "born again" (saved)

                    during each of Daniel's four "Kingdoms of Heaven", and those within the (5th) Eternal "Kingdom of Heaven"

 

                    While there are FIVE "Kingdoms of Heaven" on earth... there's only ONE "Kingdom of God".

                    Daniel's four Kingdoms are physical Kingdoms - the "Kingdom of God" is a spiritual Kingdom.

 

 

After understanding the difference between the (five) "Kingdoms of Heaven" and the (one) "Kingdom of God",

the next question becomes:  What is the Biblical definition of the phrase "Kingdom of Babylon"?  Throughout the

Christian Kingdom, Saints could never understand "Babylon the Great", which is demonstrated as the Bible [Rev 17:5]

actually NAMES this Kingdom "Mystery Babylon".  We now reveal the "unsealed" mystery of the "Kingdom of Babylon".