Daniel said there would be a kingdom established during the time of the Romans that would never be destroyed and would gradually fill the earth (Dan. 2:35,44), Isaiah stated the nations would stream to it (Isa. 2:2), Moses recorded that to its ruler would be the obedience of the nations (Gen. 49:10), Jesus brought this kingdom (Matt. 4:17, Mark 1:14-15), bound satan (Matt 12:26-29), defeated death, ascended, and took his seat at the Father’s right hand and was given this kingdom and dominion over all peoples (Col. 3:1, Dan. 7:13-14), the Father has made the nations, to the very ends of this earth, his son’s possession (Psalm 2), and he must reign until all enemies are under his feet (Psalm 110, 1 Cor 15:25), and as a result of him being given all authority, has commissioned his church to go and disciple all the nations (Matt 28:18-20), through the power of the Gospel, not force (Isa. 2:2-4), and what started small, gradually and incrementally grows (Matt. 13), until the day the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea (Isa. 11:9).
Why are we so defeated and pessimistic these days? The church has “come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem”…….”let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken” (Hebrews 12:22, 28)