WHICH KINGDOM? Copyright Š 2006 Trumpet Ministries, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The Bible speaks of two kingdoms that will come to the earth, one governed by Antichrist and the False Prophet and the other governed by the Lord Jesus Christ. Both kingdoms are being advocated in our day. Christian people think they will always be able to detect the false and embrace that which is of God. This is not true. The deception of the last days is able to delude and entice far beyond the ability of the average Christian to detect or resist.
The false day star, Satan, is already rising in the hearts of those who would imitate the Lord Jesus, who would seek His power and attempt to imitate His love, joy, and peace, but who are not willing to die to their self-love so they may come into complete union with Him.
He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. (Luke :32,33)
The Kingdom of God is at hand. We understand this is true.
Whenever God is ready to move in the earth there always have been imitations that have sprung up.
The Bible speaks of two kingdoms that will come to the earth, one governed by Antichrist and the False Prophet and the other governed by the Lord Jesus Christ.
And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. (Revelation 13:7)
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:7)
The Bible tells of the day star that will herald the dawning of a new age. But there are two day stars—Lucifer and Christ.
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer [morning star], son of the morning [dawn]! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! (Isaiah 14:12)
We have also a more sure word of prophecy [the Scriptures]; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: (II Peter 1:19)
Christian people think they always will be able to detect the false and embrace that which is of God. This is not true. The deception of the last days is able to delude and entice far beyond the ability of the average Christian of today to detect or resist.
Who or what is Antichrist, the Beast that rises out of the sea? The "sea," in this instance, refers to the peoples of the earth. While we are of the opinion that Antichrist indeed will be personified in an individual, it remains true that the antichrist we need to be concerned about in the present hour is man making himself a god.
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. (Revelation 13:1)
What or who is the second Beast who rises from the earth? The "earth" speaks of the soul of man, the adamic nature. The second Beast is the False Prophet, the spirit of religious delusion. The False Prophet is the attempt of religious people, particularly Christian people, to use the things of Christ according to human understanding and motivation (out from the fallen human soul).
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (Revelation 13:11)
What is the false kingdom? It is the coming world order in which Antichrist and the False Prophet will work together to govern the world. The false day star, Satan, is already rising in the hearts of those who would imitate the Lord Jesus, who would seek His power ("two horns like a lamb") and attempt to imitate His love, joy, and peace, but who are not willing to die to their self-love so they may come into restful union with Him.
Who is Christ? Christ is the Son of God, the Lord of all. Christ is the true Day Star who rises in our heart announcing the true Day of the Lord, the true Kingdom of God.
What is the true Kingdom of God? The true Kingdom of God is God in Christ in the saints governing the world.
Who or what is Antichrist? Antichrist is the attempt of man to rule without God. Antichrist is found in the democratic-libertarian forms of government—government that is willing to remove all restraints on the lusts of the flesh, as we see today in the United States of America.
Who is the False Prophet? The False Prophet rises from the desire of religious people, particularly Christian people, to take the things of God, such as faith, the gifts of the Spirit, the wisdom of the Scriptures and so forth and attempt to employ them to govern secular society in the hope of creating a better world—better according to their own opinion.
There may be many groups and beliefs that feel the need for a unified world population and a single government. The New Age people, for example, have made it clear they are seeking a new world of peace and joy for all. At one time the Communist governments hoped to bring socialism to the masses of the earth.
None of these various groups and beliefs is a real danger to Christian people because they are easily recognized. They may cause much damage and suffering before they disappear but they are neither Antichrist nor the False Prophet.
Antichrist, the government system that finally will conquer the world, will beat least in the beginningdemocratic in form. One need only look at the fruit of democratic government to see the evil that is produced when a government seeks to rule by pleasing the people.
The problem is, people were not created by God with the ability or disposition to govern themselves according to God’s desires. Left to themselves, people will "sit down to eat and drink and rise up to play." Sin and crime always will abound where there is no strong rulership. God instituted government for the purpose of punishing evildoers, making it possible for the righteous to live in peace and safety.
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. (Romans 13:3,4)
The coming world government of the Lord Jesus will be the strictest of all governments. It will rule with a rod of iron.
In the present hour it has not become clear to Christian people that, in some areas of life, democracy and Christianity are archenemies. The lack of understanding of the evil that will be produced when people are not governed sternly by a righteous, God-fearing governmental authority is one of the real dangers of the hour in which we live.
In the thirteenth chapter of the Book of Revelation we find Antichrist, the Beast that rises from the sea, who symbolizes humanism. Humanism is man-centeredness, man making himself a god. We see also the False Prophet, the Beast that comes up out of the earth, the spirit of religious delusion that comes from the fallen soul of man.
A study of Revelation 13:11 through the end of the chapter indicates that the False Prophet is the power behind Antichrist.
It appears in the last days of the Church Era the democratic form of government, that which legalizes immorality and other forms of lawlessness, will be supported and given life by the spirit of religious delusion.
Revelation 13:11 states that the False Prophet will have two horns like a lamb and speak as a dragon.
Perhaps this is telling us that the spirit of religious delusion, the False Prophet, will display the power (two horns) of God’s Lamb, Christ, but will speak as Satan (the dragon).
If this is true, then the deadly enemy facing us is a world government that is democratic in form and given support and life by Christians who are able to work miracles in Jesus’ name but who speak the words of Satan.
The words of Satan will appear to seek the welfare of people, just as it appeared that the Apostle Peter was seeking the welfare of Jesus when he said, "Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee." Peter rebuked Jesus when the Lord spoke of suffering many things at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes and of being killed.
The Lord Jesus spoke directly to the spirit of the one who portrays himself as being on the side of people against the "cruelty" of God: "Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men."
Thus we have Christian people attempting to use the power of the Lamb of God to support and give life to a democratic world government that is seeking to "improve the welfare of the people of the world." The effort to improve the welfare of the people of the world appears at first glance to be a worthy Christian effort. In actuality it will be guided by Satan in his vain attempt to prevent the Lord Jesus from becoming King of all kings and Lord of all lords.
The Lord Jesus did not give us His Holy Spirit so we can improve the physical welfare of people but so we can testify against sin and so we can bear witness of Christ’s atoning death, His triumphant resurrection, and His soon coming as King of kings to enforce the will of God on the earth.
And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (Revelation 13:14)
In our day there are emerging from several bodies of Christian believers various attempts to unite God’s people around an agenda, a plan to force Christian values on the secular population of the United States. This in effect would be the establishing of the Kingdom of God in advance of the return of the Lord Jesus.
The current efforts are well-intentioned. They support democratic ideals, and sometimes free-enterprise capitalism as a philosophy of economics. The concept of believers joining hands to improve the morality of the nation seems so "right"! But the Lord Jesus is not in such endeavors. They are just modern instances of the historical efforts to build God’s Kingdom by human effort.
How do we dare point to an effort to remove the moral abominations currently being taught and practiced in the United States of America as being an enemy of the Lord Jesus, as being a foe that will seek to destroy those who aspire to God’s true Kingdom? In order to aid the reader’s understanding of our position, let us set forth some points to be considered. The following concepts may be of help for those who do not wish to be a part of Antichrist and the False Prophet.
The sin in the world cannot be overcome until we overcome Satan. Overcoming Satan requires that we trust in the blood of the Lamb, that we cooperate with the Holy Spirit as He creates the testimony of God in us, and that we love not our life to the point of death.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. (Revelation 12:11)
The first level of overcoming the accuser has to do with the blood of the Lamb. When we hear the Gospel of the Kingdom we must decide if we will attempt to save ourselves or if we choose to trust in the atoning blood of the Lord Jesus. If we choose to trust in the blood of God’s Lamb, Satan cannot accuse us successfully when we approach God.
The second level of overcoming the accuser concerns the Divine testimony. As we walk in the Spirit of God He—the Spirit—testifies of God in two ways: first, by the ministries and gifts that He gives to the members of the Body of Christ; second, by the moral image of Christ that He creates in the thinking, the speech, and the actions of the believers.
The Charismatic movement includes the first two levels. The believers trust in the blood of God’s Lamb, and ministries and gifts of the Spirit abound among us. It is not always true, however, that the moral image of Christ has been created in us.
The Pentecostal-Charismatic people, while they have revived the first-century manifestations of the Spirit, do not, in many instances, realize the witness of the Spirit of God is invalid apart from the creation of holiness and righteousness in the individual. There is more to the baptism with the Holy Spirit than speaking in tongues, regardless of how important the manifestation of tongues may be. The Holy Spirit requires holiness of personality and behavior and is ready to create holiness in the faithful saint.
The first two elements of overcoming the accuser of the brothers, the blood and the testimony, are operating to a greater or lesser degree in Evangelical and Charismatic people. But the third aspect, that of loving not our life to the point of death, is largely unknown to today’s Evangelical and Charismatic believers.
We need to learn why the revived Samson did not destroy the Temple of Dagon by his life but by his death.
What, then, is required of us if we would enter the third platform of redemption, the area of death to self-will? We must press past the golden Lampstand, to employ a figure from the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and bow in death to self-will at the Altar of Incense, in front of the veil that symbolizes the death required of those who would enter the Presence of Christ.
We have been sprinkled with the blood of Jesus and have been anointed with the priestly anointing oil. The next step is to be filled with all the fullness of God. This can take place only as we are willing to obey God to the point of death.
God’s response to the deception of the last days, and to the need for protection during the great tribulation, is to fill His saints with the fullness of God. He is preparing us now for such fullness. He is bringing us into fiery trials. He is putting some of us in a prison of one type or another. He is delaying the fulfillment of our most fervent desires. He is requiring of us that we take up our cross and follow Him, that we keep on doing day after day that which we dislike, that for which we have no heart. He is insisting that we go for long periods of time without understanding what is happening to us, and yet remain absolutely faithful to Him.
We have a choice. We can force our way out of God’s prison and seek to be happy in our "religion." But in order to escape from the Divine prison we must break God’s laws. If we are fortunate He will capture us again and give us a longer term.
What does such suffering accomplish? Suffering brings us to the place where we have to keep on saying, "Not my will but Yours be done." We must love not our life unto death, putting our treasures and our heart in Heaven, projecting the fulfillment of our hopes and desires beyond the grave. This is the true Christian viewpoint, although it is lacking in our day.
If we would rule with the Lord we first must suffer. There is no crown apart from the personal cross of the believer. The cross breaks down our self-will, self-love, self-centeredness so the throne of God and of the Lamb may be established forever in our personality.
We see, therefore, that any attempt on our part today to establish the Kingdom of God on earth among the nations of the saved is premature. We trust in the blood of the atonement and we have the testimony of the Spirit of God to a limited extent. But King Self is still on the throne.
Satan is speaking to us that if we will use our ministries and gifts we can make a better world for people. The truth is, until we die the death that God requires we still are of the False Prophet. It is the mind of man, not the mind of Christ, that is guiding the current attempts to organize and force Christian morals on unregenerate people.
We must pass through the Valley of Achor, so to speak. Our personality must be brought under judgment. We must come to know Christ, not just as "My Lord" but as "My Husband."
Neither Satan nor Christians who have not "died" place nearly enough value on the desires of God. Until we have been crucified with Christ we do not think about the things of God but about the things of men. Until we follow the Lord to the cross, learning through suffering to seek His will and not our own, we emphasize only how man will benefit. But the crucified saint is concerned with how God will benefit.
The Charismatic leaders who are striving to build a huge organization that will be able to force the civil government to bend the knee to the principles of Christian morality are repeating the actions of the Catholic Church in days gone by. The Catholic Church was at one time a tremendous political power in Europe. Those who did not comply with its wishes were tortured, murdered, or placed under the interdict.
We understand today that the Catholic Church was not guided by the Lord Jesus but by the ambition of a religious hierarchy. The fact that the Catholic leaders murdered dissidents is reprehensible from our standpoint. Yet the same self-seeking spirit that guided the Catholic Church is at work today among Evangelical and Charismatic groups. We trust in the blood and we have some knowledge of the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. But the head is that of man, not Christ. We have not been crucified.
At the Judgment Seat of Christ, the Catholic officials who tortured and murdered "heretics" will not be forgiven as being mistaken agents of Holy Church. They shall be cast into the fire as the Satan-filled murderers that they are. In like manner, those of today who attempt to enforce Christian morals upon the secular community will be judged according to the satanic rage that is in them. Babylon (man-directed Christianity) shall be burned in the fire of Divine judgment, whether it be a Catholic babylon or an Evangelical babylon.
Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. (Revelation 18:8)
Those who would (at the Lord’s return because it is not possible prior to His return) ascend the thrones that govern the world must lose their own head, their own thinking. In place of their own thinking must be established the mind of Christ. Such substitution of Christ’s thinking and planning in place of our thinking and planning cannot occur until we follow the Lord into crucifixion.
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, . . . . (Revelation 20:4)
"The souls of them that were beheaded."
It is not likely that only those who have been decapitated will live and rule with Christ. But it certainly is true that no believer will live and rule with Christ until he has been "beheaded" in the sense of no longer thinking, speaking, and acting according to the adamic mind.
It is the smell of "flesh," not of Christ, that comes from current attempts to organize Christian people into a political force.
We understand, then, that the sin in the world cannot be overcome until we overcome Satan. We overcome Satan by the blood of the Lamb, by the word of our testimony, and by loving not our life to the point of death. All of the political strength that possibly could be brought to bear can never remove sin from the earth. Until Satan has been overcome the nations will continue in sin.
The purpose of the ministries and gifts of the Spirit of God is not to improve the morals or the welfare of the world. Many Charismatic people have not understood the purpose for the ministries and gifts of the Spirit.
The purpose for the ministries and gifts of the Spirit of God is to build the Body of Christ. The Body of Christ is God’s Servant who will return with Christ (the Head and Body forming one Servant of the Lord) and bring justice and peace to the nations of the earth, beginning with Israel.
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: (Ephesians 4:11-13)
Bible interpreters often work this passage around until it means we ought to "get souls saved" or do some other "practical" work in the world. However, the passage is to be left exactly as written. The purpose of the ministries and gifts given by the ascended Christ is to build the Body of Christ, the golden Lampstand that is the light of the world.
All of us desire that the world be a sin-free paradise in which justice and righteousness abound. The Scriptures teach that just such a paradise is coming to the earth. It is the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom that is from Heaven.
The Kingdom will come at the hands of the completed Christ—completed by means of the joining of the Body to the Head.
The false means of bringing in the kingdom of joy is for Christian people who have been washed in the blood and filled with God’s Spirit to attempt to reform the peoples of the earth by means of their Christian faith combined with their fleshly talents and efforts. They hope by organizing for political action to control the actions of the secular community.
The true means of bringing in the kingdom of joy is for us as individual believers to bow in personal submission before the Lord, seeking His Presence and guidance in all matters. As we wait upon the Lord, He speaks. The Lord ordinarily does not talk to us about setting out to reform the world but about the sin and rebellion in our own personality.
As we work with the Lord in the cleansing of our personality, and are rigorously obedient to Him as He brings us through various crucifying experiences, Christ is formed in us. As Christ is formed in us the Father and the Son dwell with us. In this manner we are filled with all the fullness of God.
As we are being filled with God we find we have perfect fellowship with others who are experiencing the same work of God. The living stones are being fashioned at the quarry, so to speak, and when they are brought together there is no need for hammering out doctrinal points or for ambitious leaders to jockey for position in the new organization.
And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building. (I Kings 6:7)
God is moving today. The Ark is coming down the road. God is calling us past Pentecost into the feast of Tabernacles. God is bringing us to the place where He can dwell with us in total peace, not having to contend with our worldliness, lust, or self-will. It is the experience of abiding with God that is the present burden of the Holy Spirit, and it will be given to whoever would desire to have such a closeness and fullness of God.
The Lord will continue to perfect the firstfruits of His Bride throughout the Laodicean period, the government of Antichrist, and the great tribulation. When the Lord appears there will be a warrior-remnant of His elect who are without blemish in the sight of God. He will call them up to Himself and clothe them with incorruptible bodies. He will remove any lingering problems in their personality.
They will be filled with the Presence of God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit, and anointed with an unlimited portion of the Spirit of God.
This is the Kingdom of God. It shall come down upon the rebellious nations of the earth with devastating power and fury, totally destroying any possibility of resistance. Antichrist and the False Prophet while still alive will be hurled into the Lake of Fire. The remainder of the rebels will be killed by the sword of the Spirit of God, just as were Ananias and Sapphira.
This is how the kingdom of peace and joy will be established on the earth, not by the feeble attempts of flesh-guided dust to invoke the power of the Spirit in order to accomplish their own perceived ends, to slay their own perceived enemies. The power of God to establish the Kingdom upon earth will work through Christ through the saints who are in His moral image and in total, restful union with Him.
It is possible to work miracles and not be known by the Lord. It is not possible, however, to be in the moral image of Christ and in perfect union with Him and yet not be known by Him. The choice is between performing our own will with the help of our Christian faith, or becoming part of the Wife of the Lamb. Do you want to be like Christ or part of Christ? Satan wants to be like Christ but he would never consent to being part of Christ. Do you desire to be another Christ or a branch growing from the one true Vine?
The purpose of God in the present hour is to build the Body of Christ until it is ready for the Head to be placed upon it. When the Body of Christ has been prepared, the Lord will appear. Then justice will be brought to the nations of saved peoples of the earth.
We are working from an incorrect model of salvation. One of the underlying causes of the inability of God’s people to perceive the error of the current attempts to organize the elect into a political force is that we have an incorrect understanding of the Divine redemption.
The current model of redemption is that the blood of Jesus is a ticket that once acquired guarantees entrance to Paradise in the spirit realm after we die. Since we already have been "saved," in this sense, our main task is to bring this good news to others. Meanwhile we would like to prevent non-Christians from aborting children, living in immorality and perversion, and using drugs and alcohol.
This is an incorrect model of salvation.
The Christian salvation is moral transformation without reference to a place, such as Heaven. There is a literal Heaven and there is a literal Hell. But a glance at the writings of the Apostles will reveal that our walk of discipleship is occupied with a new creation, not with where we shall reside.
The Presence of God and immortality in the body were lost in the garden that God placed in the country of Eden. The Lord Jesus came to redeem us, that is, to restore the Presence of God (eternal life) to us and to give us immortality in the body.
It is not at all true that the goal of our salvation is to live for eternity in mansions in the spirit realm. The goal of our salvation is that we may fulfill the many roles and tasks that God has appointed to the royal priesthood. None of the roles and tasks, such as being a member of the Body of the Anointed Deliverer, a part of the Wife of the Lamb, a living stone in the eternal Temple of God, a judge of men and angels, is possible apart from our transformation into the moral image of Christ and our entering total, restful union with God through Christ.
The Christian salvation is moral transformation, not eternal residence in the spirit Paradise in a marvelous mansion of gold.
We have not as yet completed the process of transformation and union. Therefore it is premature for us to attempt to force Christian values on an unregenerate population. They will turn and tear us to pieces because the Lord is not with us in the endeavor to bring in the Kingdom apart from His Divine intervention.
Redemption is not a change from one place to another but from one type of personality to another.
Internal conquest must precede external conquest. Before God brought the Jews to the point of capturing Jericho He taught them numerous lessons in the wilderness. The various aspects of the Law of Moses revealed to the Hebrews the holiness of the Lord. Many experiences, such as the daily supply of manna and the harsh punishment of Korah and his followers, gave the Jews insight into the Person of God.
Before the Israelites were led to invade the external enemies of Canaan they themselves had to be conquered internally, that is, they had to learn obedience to God’s holy commandments and ways.
We Christians still are in a period of internal conquest. When we go to the Lord He speaks about the internal conquest of our own personality and the bringing of godliness and peace to our own family. The Lord is not speaking today concerning the conquest of the nations of the earth. It is well-intentioned, spiritually-assertive leaders operating under the impulses of the fleshly mind and fleshly soul who are striving to put a stop to Satan’s activities in the earth.
The Charismatic people in numerous instances are involved in prosperity and supernatural-faith schemes designed to make them prosperous and successful in this world. Many of them are spiritually immature and often silly in their behavior. They are in no spiritual condition to bind the strong man.
We are to put on the whole armor of God in order that we may stand in the evil day that is upon us. The attack will take place when the Lord appears.
We cannot change the world until we ourselves are changed.
Any movement inspired by Satan will always view the Jews and Judaism as despised enemies. It is noteworthy that some of the leaders of the Reconstruction movement, the modern attempt to set up the Kingdom of God apart from the Lord Jesus, are hostile toward Israel and Judaism. If these leaders were of the Spirit of God they would do all in their power to assist the Jews as God’s Spirit brings His chosen people from the four corners to the earth to their home in Israel.
The Lord Jesus will govern the earth from Jerusalem, from nowhere else. As Satan cunningly works through the Charismatic leaders he puts in their hearts and minds his own hatred for the Jews and His fear of them, just as he influenced Adolf Hitler.
If we had no other means of discerning the spirit of the Reconstruction movement, the attitude of the leaders toward God’s chosen people would inform us clearly that it is the great deceiver who is guiding them in their attempts to force Christian values on the world before the appearing of the true King of the Kingdom.
Make no mistake, the modern ecumenists will appoint their own king while declaring the Lord Jesus is king. They are in deception, and only those who patiently are bearing their cross after Jesus will be able to perceive the error of modern attempts to bring the Kingdom of Heaven into the world apart from the direct supervision of the Lord.
All efforts of people to establish the Kingdom of God before the Lord appears will end in failure. The Kingdom of God shall come suddenly from Heaven and be established on the earth by irresistible force.
The righteous and the wicked will grow to maturity side by side until the Lord returns. The parable of the wheat and the tares demolishes the notion that the believers will overcome the evil in the world and present the Kingdom to the Lord when He appears.
Christians are not going to be able to make the world better and better. Instead, both the wheat and the tares, the righteous and the wicked, will come to maturity side by side. Then the angels of God will throw the wicked into the fire, while the righteous shine as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father.
We see today that the fervent saints are growing in righteousness and holiness of behavior. It is true also the people of the world are increasing in every form of wickedness and perversity.
What is God’s response to the increase of wickedness?
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. (Matthew 13:30)
At the end of the age the Lord Jesus will send His angels and gather out of the Kingdom of God all that is offensive to God. Then He shall remove from His Kingdom those who refused to be delivered from sin in the time of deliverance, which is today.
Sinners and their sin will be delivered into fiery torment when the Lord appears. There will be weeping, wailing, gnashing of teeth. At that time the righteous, not all believers necessarily, but the righteous, will shine as lights in the world.
This is what the Lord taught us will happen at the end of the age. Attempts to unify the believers on a natural level, apart from their experiencing the fullness of God and coming into perfect union with God and Christ, are premature. Such efforts by misguided Christians will either be destroyed in the coming persecution or else will evolve into Antichrist and his chief supporter—the False Prophet (the Christians who are attempting to use the power of the Lamb to support a democratic world government.)
Now is the time for each of us to come to the Lord Jesus for personal cleansing from sin and to learn to walk in strict obedience to the Father in Heaven. If we will be totally diligent in cooperating with the Holy Spirit today as He prepares the Bride of the Lamb, God will protect us throughout the days of horror that are ahead. Then, when the Lord returns, we will be caught up to meet Him in the air, ready to descend with Him as He takes His place upon the throne of David in Jerusalem. We shall ever be with the Lord.
This is the true Kingdom of God promised by the Hebrews Prophets and the Apostles of the Lamb.