2345 Jesus Christ, kingdom of

2345 Jesus Christ, kingdom of

The present and future realm in which Jesus Christ exercises full authority, and through which he triumphs over all opposition.

Jesus Christ’s kingdom is a heavenly kingdom

It is not of this world Jn 18:36 See also Rev 5:6; Rev 7:10; Rev 21:1,3

The kingdom was given to him by God Da 7:14 See also Ps 72:1; Da 2:44; Mt 28:18; Jn 16:15

The kingdom is his by right Col 1:15-16 See also Heb 1:8; Ps 45:6; Rev 22:13

Jesus Christ inherits the kingdom promised to David

Lk 1:32 See also Ro 15:12; Isa 11:10; Rev 2:27; Ps 2:9

Jesus Christ reveals God’s kingdom on earth

Jesus Christ brought in God’s kingdom Mt 4:17 The expressions “kingdom of heaven” and the “kingdom of God” are interchangeable. See also Mt 3:2; Mt 10:7; Mt 12:28 pp Lk 11:20; Mk 1:15; Lk 17:20-21

Miracles are a sign of the kingdom Jn 6:14-15 See also Mt 8:26-27 pp Mk 4:39-41 pp Lk 8:24-25 authority over the created world; Mt 11:2-5 pp Lk 7:19-22 authority to heal Authority over life and death: Lk 7:11-15; Rev 1:17-18

Parables are a sign of the kingdom Mt 13:1-52 See also Mk 4:1-34; Lk 8:4-15; Lk 13:18-21

Jesus Christ exercises kingdom authority today

Believers enter Jesus Christ’s kingdom immediately Lk 23:42-43 See also Mt 5:3 pp Lk 6:20; Mt 11:11

Believers are redeemed from the kingdom of darkness Col 1:12-13 See also Eph 5:5

Believers enjoy the blessings of Jesus Christ’s kingdom now Mt 16:19 See also Da 7:22,27; Lk 12:32; Lk 22:29-30; Jas 2:5; Rev 1:5-6,9; Rev 3:21

Jesus Christ rules over every authority now 1Pe 3:22 See also Eph 1:20-23; Php 2:9; Col 2:10; Heb 12:2; Rev 12:10; Rev 19:16

Jesus Christ’s kingdom will be fully established at his return

His kingdom will come with power at a specific moment Mt 25:31 See also Zec 9:10; Mt 24:30-31 pp Mk 13:26-27 pp Lk 21:27; 2Ti 4:1

His kingdom will replace all earthly authority Rev 11:15 See also 1Co 15:24-25,50-52; Php 3:20-21

All creation will acknowledge Jesus Christ’s kingship Php 2:10-11 See also Ps 2:6-8; Rev 5:13

His kingdom lasts for ever Lk 1:33 See also Isa 9:7

See also

2051Christ, majesty of
2069Christ, pre-eminence
2215Christ, Son of David
2233Son of Man
2312Christ as king
2351Christ, miracles
2357Christ, parables
2375kingdom of God
2565Christ, second coming
5369kingship, divine
7950mission of Christ
9145Messianic age

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