So lets look at just some of the signs from the above Bible verse in Timothy and apply it to our time and see if it tells us that we are living at the end of the world, just before the second coming of Jesus. I hope to discuss each of these signs in future articles. <>/ExtGState<>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 595.32 841.92] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> Here, God's Kingdom is defined as Jesus' exercise of His power. “Jesus says that the Kingdom of God does not come in a way that attracts attention: it comes by wisdom,” the Pope said during his Nov. 14 homily. When God has completed a group of overcomers, God’s will will be done on earth, the kingdom of Christ will also be established on earth, and God will gain full glory. The reality of God’s healing power in the future kingdom which we will enjoy forever and in completeness has become a present reality here on earth for the one who receives it. 3 0 obj and why? The writers of the Bible were afraid as well. See our end time signs home page for more general Bible signs. On the other hand it may simply indicate the path to a destination still to come. ” “ The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ. To read part 2, see “The Kingdom of God: Who Will Be In It? In Luke 11:20 Jesus says, "If it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you." Yet it is a mixed reality that will only be perfectly realized at the end of history. In its regular usage, "kingdom" means a high degree of a society's development, a state with its law-making, legal, executive and all other authorities. * At that time, he installed his Son, Jesus Christ, as King. endobj 4 0 obj But it’s God’s kingdom, and consequently God is the one who is “building” it. Also, when we consider the mission, vision, activity, and fruit of our church’s ministry and that of the ministries we support, what signs can be checked as indicators of the Kingdom’s advance? The irregible people to enter into the kingdom of God are those who have repented , believed in Jesus Christ and accept him as lord and saviour. Again, it’s important to observe not only the situations in which they are ministering but the “signs” or nature of the activity that characterized their ministry. God does have a plan for the earth - He did not create the earth for it to be destroyed. Of all the places in all the world, when God chose to establish His kingdom on earth, He chose a thin sliver of land hugging the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean. Of all the places in all the world, when God chose to establish His kingdom on earth, He chose a thin sliver of land hugging the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean. In other words they tell us something about what is or what is still to come. You can find it online at www.lausanne.org. B ecause she is a reflection of the ideal Kingdom of Heaven, Christ's Church on earth is called the Kingdom of God in the Holy Scriptures. What implications does this have for us as disciples and the ministry of the church for fulfilling the Great Commission? Finally, this triumphant final time of the kingdom will be preceded by the preparatory stage of the time of conflict in the kingdom of God on earth. In Luke 11:20 Jesus says, "If it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you." “Jesus says that the Kingdom of God does not come in a way that attracts attention: it comes by wisdom,” the Pope said during his Nov. 14 homily. The irregible people to enter into the kingdom of God are those who have repented , believed in Jesus Christ and accept him as lord and saviour. Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom, Luke 12:32. when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them, Luke 17:20. kingdom of God is within you, Luke 17:21. The gospels focus on the present aspect of the kingdom of God with Jesus on earth, but it is also clear that He was speaking of the kingdom will be realized in the future at the SECOND COMING. The phrase ‘Kingdom of God’ (also ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ or ‘Kingdom of Light’) appears more than 80 times in the New Testament. Revelation says, “ the tabernacle of God is with men. The Kingdom of God is found in the Person of Jesus Christ. This is a lesson about two kingdoms. Every person in the world belongs to one of these kingdoms. God Reigns over All Things. This is praying for a day when God will bring heaven to earth and will bring His rule on this planet. If it were this would mean that God is ruling the earth by the Church. Whoever among this group wishes to do so may travel to Jerusalem of Judah to rebuild the Temple of the LORD God of Israel, the God of Jerusalem. When Jesus comes, He will establish His government on the earth. For me it has become a kind of measure or means of evaluating whether or not we are proclaiming and advancing the Kingdom of God as Jesus intended us to do. What the kingdom is not- The Kingdom is not the church! After all, the King is coming back here one day. <>/Metadata 76 0 R/ViewerPreferences 77 0 R>> Revelation 5:10 And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth… In particular, what “signs” characterize their ministry? In fact, the clearest “sign” of God’s Kingdom breaking into our present world is reflected in a statement Jesus made regarding casting out demons. As evangelical leaders from all over the world their goal was to come together to seek God, study the Scriptures, and agree on a common understanding and a plan for global evangelization. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.\"(Matthew 24:6,7a) Since World War II, many countries have been building up massive arsenals of conventional and nuclear weapons. What exactly is a kingdom? See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. It is centered on people living for the sole purpose of replicating the love of Jesus Christ to all people at all times in all places without condition. The gospels focus on the present aspect of the kingdom of God with Jesus on earth, but it is also clear that He was speaking of the kingdom will be realized in the future at the SECOND COMING. When we pray and seek the Kingdom of God, we are also praying for the rule and reign of the kingdom of God in our lives. Matthew 6:33 The original Kingdom of God In Old Testament times the nation of Israel was the Kingdom of God on earth, and was especially regarded as such when a Godly king was on David's Throne and the people were obedient to God's law. \"And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. It was strange to leave my world in the church and enter the world in the hospital. Old Testament prophets, while under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, wrote about the Kingdom of God being established on earth (2 Peter 1:20-21). Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed, nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God … Repent, and believe in the gospel." 15:25-28 ) Humankind, perfected at last, will be ready to face a final test when Satan is released from his abyss of inactivity. In that ancient land of Israel, God sent His Son. @�훓vT�}k���4���ܑ(��]��#p� f� 5; Mk. John 14:3. kingdom of God is come upon you, Luke 11:20. In the meantime I would encourage the following for those who want to pursue further study and application: Note: The Signs of the Kingdom were adapted from: International Consultation on the Relationship Between Evangelism and Social Responsibility, And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. Because of this, fear is one of the most frequently addressed topics throughout the Bible. The kingdom of God is place of reghteousness, peace and joy ''Roman 14 Vs 17''. This does not mean they are imaginary or philosophical constructs. During His earthly ministry, Jesus often preached about the Kingdom of God. %���� They are spiritual kingdoms. In its regular usage, "kingdom" means a high degree of a society's development, a state with its law-making, legal, executive and all other authorities. When Jesus began His earthly ministry, He preached a simple but profound message: "The kingdom of God is at hand; repent" (Mark 1:15). The Kingdom of God Part II Signs of Its Establishment “So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.” —Luke 21:31 . The purpose of John the Baptist was to prepare the way for the ministry of Jesus. Yet, if you read Mark from that point on, Jesus in fact did not stop doing works of wonder and power-- signs of the Kingdom of God on earth. The biggest sign of them all was Jesus' death -- God on a stick, bleeding and dying at our hands. 4:18,19), Healing and nature miracles (Jo. "Christ stands at the heart of this gathering of men into the "family of God". He will rule and reign here, and as believers, we will rule and reign with Him. But God has other plans. He said, “ If by the finger of God I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you” (Lk. The Church is the Kingdom of God on Earth. p}?�GT7b2�ߨJ��ZBF}�[]n�(����Vg�K�=��I�"�J3�A�. UNKNOWN to mankind as a whole, yet clearly revealed in the Bible, the plan of God for man’s eternal happiness and salvation has been progressing steadily onward in an orderly and systematic manner. If it were this would mean that God is ruling the earth … The whole quote is this, ‘As we watch for the signs of your kingdom on earth, we echo the song of the angels in heaven.’ Watching for the signs of God's kingdom.’ In this season of Advent, watching and waiting, looking, expecting, anticipating, this is the language we use about looking to God. THE TORONTO BLESSING and OTHER OUTBREAKS. 2 0 obj Every nation on earth, not just a few, will hear about this This coming Millennium will be the most exciting thing the world has ever seen. Drawing on Old Testament teachings, the Christian characterization of the relationship between God and humanity inherently involves the notion of the Kingship of God. 7/7/2017 Comments “Words, works and wonders are all ways in which Jesus put the kingdom of God on display as He walked this earth. Back in the day, while doing research for my Master’s thesis on the Kingdom of God, I discovered a document that has become a significant part of my understanding about the “signs” that can help us recognize the active and present reality of God’s Kingdom in our lives, churches, and ministries today. What the kingdom is not- The Kingdom is not the church! As you go, look for those accounts were Jesus or the disciples are ministering. Isaiah 11:11-16. In Relation to Demonic Oppression and Deliverance. God’s Kingdom on earth. The Church will become part of that kingdom. Back in June I had surgery to remove one of the ribs in my thoracic cavity. The King, in exerting His authority over unclean spirits, displays the reign or the rule of God. Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. The reality of God’s healing power in the future kingdom which we will enjoy forever and in completeness has become a present reality here on earth for the one who receives it. There are several distinctions between the church and the Kingdom. My intention for including this list here is to suggest that we allow these signs to serve as a kind of “checklist” by which we can measure, to some degree, our effectiveness in the ministry of proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom of God. If we were to look at this list of signs as if it were a checklist and consider our present understanding of and effort to take the message of the Gospel to all the world, what signs could we check as indicators that characterize our ministry? Bible Verses for Reference: “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, … Read More You say that during the last days, God does the work of judgment in order to class each according to his kind, to reward good and punish evil, to bring the old age to an end, and that, ultimately, Christ’s kingdom shall be realized on earth. For example, one of the signs of the Kingdom of God evident in Jesus’ ministry is healing. The time of conflict shall be followed by the eternal enjoyment of the reward in the kingdom of glory. Some will tell us that planet earth is heading for total and utter destruction. In Matthew 24:14 He tells us that “this gospel [message of good news] of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all nations, and then the end will come.” He further tells us to “seek first the kingdom of God… A person’s healing then is a sign that points to a reality that will only be fully completed in the future kingdom of heaven. “And this gospel of the kingdom”—the Good News of the coming Kingdom or world-ruling government of God, based on God’s laws—“will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations.” This Gospel is good news, but it contains a warning. The seven “signs” summarized below are the result of their gathering and together form a summary of key components to give us a clearer picture of what the New Testament means by proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom of God. %PDF-1.7 All rights reserved. His healings and resurrections were signs that in the final kingdom they would be abolished. Back. Specifically, they sought to answer the question, “what does it mean to take the Gospel of the Kingdom into all the world?”. Imagination tells us that God’s kingdom is in heaven far away, and that when He comes, we’ll be raptured up there. 3. 18:20), Preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom (especially to the poor) (Lk. DN0��ޖ�i��)2J������Ed�N� ei1B���ȧ�L|*��&..A����O"����!�z�Z&=$Ƈ0T&��ah�+ ��TWxm4 �W>� nE�Ux%C|,m��"�sc�0@���^���I�$� ���v����k�?�`t}%�}�m�g)����d$޽:d����o[�>D���(FG�|^��d�F�C���� Rather than the work of a single author, this paper was the result of an ecumenical gathering of Christ-centered leaders, pastors, and theologians from around the world. Rather they are world wide and exist in people’s hearts. While these questions are pointed they must nevertheless be asked, particularly if these signs accurately represent the signs that characterized the ministry of Jesus and the early Church; and together represent what it means to proclaim the Gospel. Kingdom of God, also called Kingdom Of Heaven, in Christianity, the spiritual realm over which God reigns as king, or the fulfillment on Earth of God’s will.The phrase occurs frequently in the New Testament, primarily used by Jesus Christ in the first three Gospels. This summer we will be looking at the signs’ of God’s kingdom in Jesus’ life on earth whether through His parables, work of wonders. 11:20). If you’re interested, you can read the larger context of the document I cited titled, International Consultation on the Relationship Between Evangelism and Social Responsibility, Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, Grand Rapids, 1982. x��]o�6�=@���>l���[��v��h����=(�c�k[�$'�3Cɟ�$͒n�D�D�p8�3�^^WMq������u���d,���-W���}ZM.ɧ�2o�ry�������=�Ǔ��J�|�(�:?KT�H$& �X�( �HDYő�&�g��C,��^�������g)��H�ޟ�I��Rt�8Sq������i}~*NDD�N�LTS��2�����쏁�W��x~����p���P*���z݃��Tf��Ϊ2o���� �ԌL�^�?�t�n��\n����B��3�[��_�&� ��H#d�oqQ��� The Church is the Kingdom of God on Earth. In other words, they will be the people of God’s kingdom—people that can practice God’s words, follow God’s way. In this sense, one sign represents “the now” (present), while the other represents “the not yet” (future). Signs of God's Kingdom. The kingdom of heaven means God’s kingdom. referring to the Kingdom of God what signs are there of his kingdom on earth? God still has a plan for planet Earth. The Kingdom of God was established on earth when Jesus Christ came into the world. I need to know what signs there are of God's Kingdom on earth? Remember, these signs are purely dealing with the moral decline in society. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that … Therefore, who among the LORD's people trusts in his God? ( 1 Cor. In this kingdom, God’s authority is recognized, and his will is obeyed. (Psalm 2:2, 4, 6-9) Soon, God’s Kingdom will rule the earth, and it will remove all rival rulerships and make the earth a paradise for humans to live in forever. As they gathered together, prayed and studied the Scriptures they came to a consensus regarding the “signs” or indicators that give evidence of God’s Kingdom advancing and being proclaimed in the world today. Since God is the Creator of everything, He reigns over all things. Fear of failing, fear of looking like a fool, fear of family and friends. Now, this book, as we well know – and I’ll take a minute or two to review. By the way in which he speaks of the Kingdom of God, Jesus leads men to realize the overwhelming fact that in him God himself is present among them, that he is God’s presence.” (Pope Benedict, Jesus of Nazareth, Part 1) The Idealistic/Mystical Dimension. Jesus offered what the Jews had long … The sign that Jesus gave, along with Bible chronology, helps us understand that God set up his Kingdom in heaven in the year 1914. Perhaps of greater significance for us is what the disciples and the first believers were doing after the resurrection and following the coming of the Holy Spirit whom Jesus promised to send in His place. And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. Building God’s Kingdom On Earth. When Jesus or those who follow him heal the sick it is a sign or evidence that God’s kingdom is breaking into the “now” to change a person’s present condition or the natural order of things. You Bring God’s Kingdom To Earth. Most of these references occur in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.While the exact term is not found in the Old Testament, the existence of God’s Kingdom is expressed similarly in the Old Testament. 2. 3. * At that time, he installed his Son, Jesus Christ, as King. At the same time, when people are healed in Jesus’ name these “signs” announce that the kingdom of God is real and active here and now. Nevertheless, entrance into the kingdom of God is an essential first step and a fundamental part of our commission to carry the Gospel to all the world. The 7 th and last of the Signs Of The Apocalypse can be found in Rev. The Kingdom of God (and its related form the Kingdom of Heaven in the Gospel of Matthew) is one of the key elements of the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament. The sign that Jesus gave, along with Bible chronology, helps us understand that God set up his Kingdom in heaven in the year 1914. It therefore seems logical that God's Master Plan should focus on the earth. In striving to create the Kingdom of God here on earth one of our biggest struggles is fear. Jesus was annointed figure who came on earth to fulfil the kingdom of God and proclaim the good news ''Isiah 61''. From your observations make note of how these “signs” are similar or different in the ministry of Jesus and the Twelve. The Kingdom of God is when everything in Heaven is instituted on the earth, so that God’s government, teaching, worship, glory, and power are manifested here on earth, and the earth looks just like Heaven. 10; Jo. The proof is clear that God will establish His kingdom on earth, and live with mankind here on earth. In the same way, so do the signs of the kingdom. His healings and resurrections were signs that in the final kingdom they would be abolished. Take your Bible if you will and let’s look at the 6th chapter of Zechariah. We also see many references in Scripture that God will establish His literal kingdom in earth. Copyright © Kingdom Ministries 2020. So the kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdoms of Christ forever. By his word, through signs that manifest the reign of God, and by sending out his disciples, Jesus calls all … In that ancient land of Israel, God sent His Son. Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst.” Matthew 6:10. As the Church today we’re called to follow His example, showcasing the loving reign of God through each of these ways. In the same way, so do the signs of the kingdom. The signs were for those who had ears to hear, who let themselves pay attention to the sign. The kingdom of God is place of reghteousness, peace and joy ''Roman 14 Vs 17''. Even the signs we encounter in everyday life serve this purpose as well. The Bible is a book about the earth - it starts with the story of the creation of the earth, it continues to describe the lives of men and women on the earth and concludes with a future vision of the earth. stream Here we see that The Kingdom of God resides in the heart of man. Jesus said, "seek FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS and all these things will be added to you." (Psalm 2:2, 4, 6-9) Soon, God’s Kingdom will rule the earth, and it will remove all rival rulerships and make the earth a paradise for humans to live in forever. The Kingdom of God is the realm where God reigns supreme, and Jesus Christ is King. Gospel Survey: Using your Bible, page through the four Gospels paying attention to the chapter and section headings that are generally italicized and that give a phrase or title that summarizes the content that follows. 5:22-26), Suffering and persecution (Mt. The kingdom of God on earth will soon be here. When we drive down the freeway and see an exit sign it may indicate that we’ve arrived at our destination. As in “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done.” (It’s a spiritual tonic to say those lines of the prayer with the emphasis just so). When the angel Gabriel announced the birth of Jesus to Mary, he confirmed Christ’s birth fulfilled God’s promise to David. * At that time, he installed his Son, Jesus Christ, as King. This is the third in a four part series on The Kingdom of God. We can see from the Scriptures that these signs often form a basis for faith and verify the power of the Gospel and that its message really is good news! God’s Kingdom on earth will mean a reversal and, indeed, a brand-new land and civic structure that will provide physical blessings in abundance where there once was desolation.. As we can see from this list, being “born again” is only one sign of the kingdom. The Bible is a book about the earth - it starts with the story of the creation of the earth, it continues to describe the lives of men and women on the earth and concludes with a future vision of the earth. All of the kingdoms of the earth have been given to me by the LORD God of Heaven, and he specifically charged me to build a temple for him in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. This gathering is the Church, "on earth the seed and beginning of that kingdom. He will take His rightful place as King of heaven and earth. They are real but not political or geographical kingdoms. The Kingdom of God According to the Bible . The abundant signs which confirm this are not the subject of this booklet; but we are mightily convinced that it is so! 22 By the end of the Millennium, the Kingdom will have finished carrying out God’s will on earth, and Christ will hand the rulership over to his Father. <> endobj Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, Grand Rapids, 1982. www.lausanne.org, KINGDOM MINISTRIES245 W SHAW AVE. FRESNO, CA 93704OFFICE PHONE: (559) 226-2750. It sees one great day of the Lord coming when God would deal finally with sin and defeat his enemies and gather his people into a kingdom of peace and righteousness and joy and make the earth and the heavens new and glorious with the Messiah ruling forever and ever. The kingdom overcomes demonic oppression and brings deliverance. Although the Bible teaches that Jesus is the promised Jewish Messiah (see proof) and is "the only begotten Son of God" (see John 3:18), who created the world and everything in it (see Col. 1:16), at the end of the Church Age many people will be teaching these truths, yet they will have other teachings that that are not consistent with the Bible and will deceive many. The potential for war grows day by day. Jesus was annointed figure who came on earth to fulfil the kingdom of God and proclaim the good news ''Isiah 61''. Their purpose was to come to a consensus regarding what it means to fulfill the Great Commission. ” It shows us that God’s kingdom is on earth. Here we see that the kingdom of God is in the here and now, present in and through the Church. The kingdom of God, however, is intrinsically universal, for it is centered on simply loving as God loves. Luke 17:20-21 ESV / 351 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. We may witness to it, testify to it, plant signs of it or work or build for (the word for introduces a big difference, as Tom Wright points out) it, etc. Please observe and make note of the following: What is the occasion for ministry – healing a sick person, freedom from sort of oppression, leading someone to faith, forgiveness, raising the dead, etc? 8:1-6 and 16:1, and it sounds like this: 1. Page through the Book of Acts and again observe the “signs of the kingdom” that are evident in the ministry of those early believers. endobj When Jesus or those who follow him heal the sick it is a sign or evidence that God’s kingdom is breaking into the “now” to change a person’s present condition or the natural order of things. His role … They will either inherit the telestial kingdom or be cast into outer darkness with Satan (see D&C 76:32–33, 81–112). As the Church today we’re called to follow His example, showcasing the loving reign of God through each of these ways. That is why it is so beautiful. Other signs may serve to warn, to identify, or to announce something. signs of God's kingdom. The earth is the fairest jewel in God's creation and it is the chosen place in the whole universe where He has promised to reveal His Kingdom in all its glory. 4:35-41), People manifesting the fruit of the Spirit (Acts 2:42-47; Gal. Get equipped so you can exercise your authority in Christ, God’s Promises for Provision And How to Pray Them​, Jesus in the midst of His people (Mt. My kingdom is not of this world, John 18:36. through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God, Acts 14:22. That is what the Kingdom of God is. The Seventh Sign. Verse Concepts. All of the remaining dead will rise to meet God. 15:20). I was especially impressed with the process of how this document came into being. Postmillennialists believe that the Second Coming of Christ will come at the end of the Millennium and mark the full achievement of the kingdom of God on earth. <> So that is in the future. While most of the Church would emphasize that leading others to Christ is the primary task of proclaiming the good news, Jesus’ ministry and the activity of those who followed Him suggest a broader view. This community of the new covenant is founded on earth for man, will embrace all nations, and will last to the end of time. After Jesus Christ returns, the survivors of all the nations will be gathered, and He … B ecause she is a reflection of the ideal Kingdom of Heaven, Christ's Church on earth is called the Kingdom of God in the Holy Scriptures. u_"�/�`�����s�22PǫVS$F-�_ʡԃ�;�� 1��"���E�7��@k��8*zG�g�������:��Ԡi��Ư��Tp�y�n�j�t���eU�����=�3k$i���>^�;V��psm5���A-j?\Ƅ�f��cڧ��v2��ɐX��4�b������38�&M�������H�! 1 0 obj ��^*�ᎄ��|��'�P���%B)焊�$H_�#D����A$6 �x��&C3�&�x�n j��լ��c�7D��r�k�٠� +Z�.�& }��᡺\��7\/���X��8��3�Y�O5�/����u��|3��ۊ%ܙ It seems to me that a large majority of the Church associates the proclamation of the Gospel primarily with conversion and new birth. 3. The prophet Zechariah noted that Jesus will return to the Mount of Olives, a mountain ridge adjacent to and east of Jerusalem’s Old City. First it should be said that “signs” are simply indicators that point to a future or present reality. The kingdom overcomes demonic oppression and brings deliverance. ” To continue this series, read part 4 "The Kingdom of God: The Rule of Law." The sign that Jesus gave, along with Bible chronology, helps us understand that God set up his Kingdom in heaven in the year 1914. In Relation to Demonic Oppression and Deliverance . —Kingdom of God and kingdom of darkness. A person’s healing then is a sign that points to a reality that will only be fully completed in the future kingdom of heaven. The beginning of which is when Christ returns to earth to literally set up His kingdom as part of the 1000 year, or millennial reign of Christ on earth (2 Samuel 7:10-16; Revelation 19-20). For example, one of the signs of the Kingdom of God evident in Jesus’ ministry is healing. 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