The Kingdom of God

Jesus spoke more about the “kingdom of God” than about any other teaching;
yet, even today many Christians know less about the kingdom of God than
about any of Jesus’ other teachings.

Most people are surprised to learn that there are two unseen kingdoms daily at war in the world (Revelation 12:7-17). Even more importantly, many people are shocked to learn that one of these two spiritual powers controls their lives and determines their eternal destinies (Acts 26:18). Each of us is ruled by one of the two powers. There are no exceptions. THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND!

The one kingdom is the kingdom of God, often spoken of by Jesus (see the many references in St. Matthew 13). The other kingdom is vividly described by Paul in Ephesians 6:12 as the “Spiritual forces of wickedness.”

As with Cain (Genesis 4:7), God lovingly warns that the devil is daily struggling to gain influence over us (I Peter 5:8). Yet, God does not want us to become discouraged. Already in this life our gracious heavenly Father, through His Son Jesus, has “delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to
the kingdom of His beloved Son…” (Colossians 1:13). You need not fear that the
devil will control you in this life (I John 4:4), or destroy you eternally.

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