The Kingdom of God is:
a. wherever God is King b. wherever God is supposed to be King c. wherever he has a covenant people d. wherever God's power is at work or manifests.
e. all the above.
The Kingdom is wherever he has a covenant people; there he is supposed to be King whether they are obedient or not. The Kingdom Comes in Fullness [completion] when he truly does reign in the hearts of his covenant people. And it is seen when He is revealed in his people. [The Revelation of Jesus Christ.]
There is a promise of a new covenant where the stony heart is removed and replaced by a heart of flesh. It's a covenant where his laws are written in/on our hearts, where He is Lord of all our heart. And it's where His love fills our hearts to the point of overflowing like rivers of living water gushing forth.
Is this the New Testament of the new testament church that we see in our day?
Even though we speak of the church beginning with the New Testament, i. e. New Covenant, this church is really still under the law. Old Testament Israel is a type and picture of the New Testament Church. We have repeated all the sin, error and idolatry of Judaism, as the things that happened to them are the examples of what has happened to us. And likewise the judgment that came on Judaism is a prophecy of the Judgment that needs begin at the House of God.
We claim that we're not under the law. If so then we must be under the spirit. But however much we claim to be under the spirit, it remains to be seen. [In other words, show me the money - show me the fruit of the spirit.] And isn't that what the world is wanting to see. Show me the Fruit of the Spirit, and then I'll take you seriously.
The New Covenant is here with the Blood of Jesus and The Baptism of the Holy Ghost. But it's not yet in full. We are told that we have an 'earnest' of the spirit. That's like a down payment, or a token, a measure of the spirit.
The Old covenant is the law. It could not, and cannot produce the fullness of the kingdom anymore than the blood of bulls can bring forgiveness of sin. The Law can bring only death. It yields dead religion, dead Judaism, dead Christianity, dead faith without works, a dead fig tree, cursed because if produces no fruit.
The New Covenant was promised in New Testament times but still waits the promise of the father. The New Covenant is the Life Giving Spirit. It's not just the down payment, sample of or demo of the spirit. It's the Spirit without measure.
Mt 8:23 ^ And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.
Ps 119:130 ^ The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
Zec 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
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