There are three stages of the Kingdom:
The Now Kingdom
The Millennium Kingdom
The Eternal Kingdom
The Now Kingdom is the one restored by Jesus Christ when He came here on earth 2,000 years ago. This is the Kingdom He was referring to when He said “Repent, for the Kingdom of God is here!”.
He did not pull out this Kingdom when he returned to Heaven. Instead, He left it to man through His disciples and He sent the Holy Spirit to reestablish it here on earth. During the fall of man, this Kingdom was recalled to Heaven. But now, it is here on earth.
This Now Kingdom is the present government of God which is ruled by the Holy Spirit through man. The Holy Spirit is dwelling in man. He (the Holy Spirit) is the Kingdom of God here on earth. He is the Governor here on earth. The Holy Spirit is called the “Governor” because, He was sent to colonize this planet. To colonize, in this context, means “to develop the earth like Heaven for its original design used to be like Heaven“.
But when man fell into sin, everything was affected and deteriorated. The climate, prior to the fall of man, used to be perfect. Like in the Garden of Eden, there was cool of the day, even without the use of air conditioners. But today, this climate has changed. It has become extremely hot because of the disorder in creation which, eventually, was destroyed.
Therefore, the work of the Holy Spirit is to bring order to creation through man. This is a partnership task between the Holy Spirit and man. The Holy Spirit “will not” without man and man “can not” without the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a spirit being and the earth and its creation are physical. So, the Holy Spirit will not work directly on earth without a physical body. Thus, the Holy Spirit needs to partner with man in order to implement his assignment here on earth. On the part of man, he cannot implement God’s purpose here on earth without the Holy Spirit, because it is the Holy Spirit who receives God’s instructions and passes them to man for implementation.
This Kingdom is God’s response to man’s needs; it is God’s remedy to every man’s problem. That is why Jesus Christ said,
“Seek ye first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33)
During the time of Jesus Christ, He had this Kingdom on His shoulder, that wherever He went, there was a great impact of this Kingdom to the people. For example, if the people needed food, He easily responded to their needs through this Kingdom. He did not only have the product but also He had the “factory” (the Kingdom) with Him.
When they needed healing, He can easily heal them because He did not only have the medicine but He had with Him the entire “ministry of health”. This means the whole government of the Kingdom of Heaven is activated whenever there is a need. That is how this Kingdom operates. It can provide anytime and anywhere. It can provide bread even at the middle of the dessert where there is no bakery, no supermarket, no store, nothing at all.
This Kingdom has supreme power. When we say supreme power, it means that it supersedes all power. It is above all power. Nothing can influence this Kingdom outside its power. It sets time and events here on earth that no one could question – even the most powerful man.
The problem with the so-called “Christians” today is that when they hear about this Kingdom, they argue that this will still be on the millennium. They do not understand the stages of the Kingdom. The fact is, this is a different stage from the Millennium Kingdom. If that is your understanding concerning this Kingdom, then you cannot enjoy its benefits. You cannot enjoy something that you keep on postponing. You cannot enjoy something that is ahead of you.It has to be at the present.
The Now Kingdom is the Holy Spirit and man in partnership.
Next is the Millennium Kingdom. . .