The Kingdom of God is the “Big Story” of the Bible
There are countless accounts and stories recorded in the scriptures. These all have one common denominator by which they must be understood if we are to get a clear picture of The Kingdom of God and how import this is in our daily lives.
This common denominator or big story of the Bible is the Kingdom or the city of God named “New Jerusalem.”
The Big Story of the Kingdom of God is the key which unlocks the scriptures so that we may fully comprehend what the Father desires we should know today.
For instance in the Lord’s Prayer “ Kingdom come Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” is the Father’s promise and empowerment of the truth of His promised coming Kingdom to His children.
Therefore by learning as much as we can about this Kingdom we may learn to act as Kingdom Citizens in this world today.
If we keep in mind the Kingdom of God when we read the various Old Testament and New Testament accounts or stories we will see and understand how the entire Bible fits together to bring enlightenment to us concerning the Father’s ultimate plan of His coming Kingdom. The Kingdom of heaven will one day be established upon this earth which also includes the promise of the City of God.
One recurring theme I have noticed throughout the scripture is that of Life, Death, and Resurrection. In my journey of learning more about the Kingdom of God I am beginning learn more about this pattern of Life, Death, and Resurrection and its application to our everyday lives.
I am learning that having the understanding of how this reoccurring theme relates to my life has given me hope, comfort and patience in order to endure some of the persecutions and hardships of life on this planet.
This simple truth applies to all living things in the Plant, Animal, and Mineral Kingdom’s. There is Life, Death, and Resurrection in every area of what we know today as life.
Because of this awareness even the thought finality of death somehow loses its negative impact.
Because there is hope for every follower of Christ!
I Corinthians 15 states that the last enemy to be destroyed is death!
However in the age to come when God’s Kingdom will be established on this earth forever, death will no longer be a factor. Before the Kingdom is established on earth death snd the devil will have been destroyed
never to return again.
What I am beginning to realize is this cycle of Life, Death, and Resurrection is all a part of the life process especially when it pertains to seeing and understanding the Kingdom of God.
Could it be that what Christ is referring to in John 10:10 as the “more than abundant life” is speaking of what life will be like when the Kingdom of God is established on earth in the Age to come?
Truly this “Kingdom Life” Christ came to give us must be a more than abundant life He spoke of in John 10:10 which is the hope of a life without sin, death, disease, pain, tears.
This gives us hope!
However if this is true, then the opposite must also be true when Christ said. “The thief comes not but for to steal, kill, and destroy.”
Again by keeping in mind the overall Big Story we realize this applies to our knowledge of the Kingdom of God. So then when we ask, “Destroy what?” we find our answer is “Destroy Preaching of the Kingdom of God!”
The one mission we as Kingdom Citizens were given by Christ is to go into all the world and Preach (Herald Out) the Good News of the Kingdom of God to every creature.
The mission of the Adversary is to steal, kill and to destroy the Preaching of the knowledge of the Kingdom of God.
How is this destruction of the Kingdom of God accomplished? Once again by stealing, killing and destroying the knowledge of God’s Kingdom from the people who are made in the image of God.
So keep this in mind when you see Haters killing Lovers. When you see darkness trying to surpress light.
I pray that we who have been called and chosen to stand as Ambassadors for Christ will rise up wearing the whole armor of God and having done all to victoriously stand in the evil day!
As the Body of Christ may we unify under His banner of the Kingdom of God and in Christ to prevail over His enemies.