A king is central to his kingdom. There is no kingdom without a king and there is no king without a kingdom. A king is an embodiment of his kingdom. What then is a kingdom? According to the late Myles Munroe of blessed memory, a kingdom is a domain (i.e a territory) of a king. It is the government of the king.
God’s original intent for creating the world was to give man a kingdom, not all the material possessions he is seriously craving for. The reason why God created the earth before creating man was to give him a kingdom.
After God created man and situated him in the earth realm (The Garden of Eden), He blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground."- Genesis 1:28 (NIV). Man was simply in charge!
In the pre- adamic world, the Bible makes as to understand that there was a war in heaven according to Revelation 12:7-9. When Satan couldn’t prevail, he was cast upon the earth realm. It is important to note that the earth had already been to man for a dominion. The Bible continually refers to the devil as the “prince of the world”, “the god of the world” and not of the earth (see John 14:30, Eph.2:2 and 2 Corin. 4:4). This is because the earth is man’s domain (Man’s Kingdom). The difference between the earth and the world is this; the earth is a spherical object of mass whilst the world is the systems and conditions that prevail upon the surface of the earth per time. For instance homosexually (Lesbianism and gays’), Legalization of abortion etc are the world systems or conditions that are prevailing upon the earth at this special moment in time.
When man fell, he lost his kingdom and that explains the reason why he was sacked from that honorable Garden of Eden. Again, God had a plan to restore to man what he actually lost (his kingdom) to him and this was done through His only begotten son- Jesus Christ. “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons”- Galatians 4:4-5.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder:” – Isaiah 9:6a.
Which government was the prophet referring to? I leave that for you to consider. But throughout Jesus’ ministry on earth, a great deal of the parable he taught was centered on the kingdom of heaven. He never taught anything outside the kingdom of Heaven (see Matt. 13, 24-25, 31, 33- 34, 44, 45, 47, Mark 10: 17-24 etc). He came with a singular mandate of restoring to man, the kingdom he lost to the devil by being disobedient.
Just like a father declaring his last ‘will’ and testament to his son, Jesus- the King of Kings having completed His assignment on the earth declared His last (perhaps His ultimate intention) to the sons of the kingdom. When he left, He positioned you and I as KINGS (Both Male and Female) in the earth realm just as Adam before his fall.
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