The Daily Word of Righteousness

A Description of the Kingdom of God, #17

And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. (Acts 7:56)

The center of government. The Kingdom of God has a center of government and a specific location of that center.

Today the center of government of the Kingdom of God is at the right hand of the Father in Heaven.

But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, (Hebrews 12:22)

When Jesus returns He will sit on the Throne of David in Jerusalem.

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: (Luke 1:32)

. . . upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, . . . . (Isaiah 9:7)

And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. (Luke 22:29,30)

And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. (Isaiah 2:3)

And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of the world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. (Revelation 11:15)

In the present hour the throne of Christ is in the new Jerusalem in Heaven. During the Kingdom Age, the thousand-year period, the throne of Christ will be in Jerusalem on the earth. During the new heaven and earth reign of Christ, which will commence after the thousand-year Kingdom Age has been concluded, the Lord Jesus will govern from the new Jerusalem, which will be located on a "great and high mountain" of the new earth.

And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: (Revelation 22:3)

The laws. The Kingdom of God has laws. Many of the laws of the Kingdom are found in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew, Chapters Five through Seven).

The first law of the Kingdom of God is that we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. The second law of the Kingdom of God is that we love our neighbor as ourselves.

One of the greatest misunderstandings in contemporary Christian thinking is that the Sermon on the Mount is for the Jews but not for the "heavenly Gentiles," who are "saved by grace." This is not true. The grace of God in Christ creates in us the ability to obey the eternal moral law of God.

The role of God's moral law in the Christian redemption has been grievously perverted in the thinking, preaching, and teaching of numerous Christians of the twenty-first century.

To be continued.