What is the Kingdom of God?
What is the Kingdom of God?
The Kingdom of God is the entire domain over which God rules.
It Encompasses 4 Realms:
1) The Spiritual Realm
2) The Physical Realm
3) The Internal Realm
4) The External Realm
The Kingdom of God consists of every area over which He exercises and demonstrates
The word “kingdom” is a contraction of “King’s Domain” or the “Domain of the king.”
The term “Dominion” means the authority and ability to rule over something or someone.
So, anywhere God’s authority and ability is ruling is the domain of God, where His
dominion is in effect and thus, His Kingdom.
The Spiritual Realm
In the Book of Revelations chapter 4 John the Apostle said, “Then as I looked, I saw a
door standing open in heaven, and the same voice I had heard before spoke to me like
a trumpet blast.
The voice said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this.”
And instantly I was in the Spirit, and I saw a throne in heaven and someone sitting on it.”
These verses confirm that Heaven is a spiritual realm.
The following verse confirms that Heaven is God’s Domain over which He rules, “But
the Lord is in his holy Temple; the Lord still rules from heaven.” Psalm 11:4
Satan tried to usurp God’s authority in Heaven he was caught and kicked out, so God
retained His complete dominion over The Spiritual Realm (Heaven).
The Physical Realm
The Bible says, “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it. The world and all its
people belong to him.” Psalm 24:1 (NLT)
This verse confirms that the Earth is also God’s Domain which He rules over.
But the Bible shows us that He has given the day-to-day administration of the Earth
over to Human Beings.
Psalm 115:16 says, “The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he
has given to mankind.”
This made God’s dominion over the Physical Realm vulnerable to attack.
As a matter of fact, after failing his Coup in Heaven Satan tried to usurp authority in
the Earth and unfortunately partially succeeded.
He partially succeeded because God’s original Ambassador, Adam committed high
treason and rebelled against God’s authority obeying Satan.
This left a vacant spot for Satan to usurp Adam’s authority over Earth, which he did.
The Internal Realm
Now, since the time of Adam’s rebellion to now, God has been implementing His
Master Plan to restore the Earth to His complete dominion once more.
In order to fix the problem with the Earth God had to go to the source of the problem
which was Adam’s rebellion and to the source of the rebellion, which was Adam’s heart
and consequently the hearts of all his descendants which is The Internal Realm.
The problem of rebellion against God’s authority is a defect of the human heart and
in the Bible the heart symbolically represents the spirit and mind of man.
This is where God needed to start reclaiming His dominion – Over the spirits and minds
of men; this is why His primary command to the human race is to… Repent!
To repent is to change your mind so God can transform your spirit.
When we humble ourselves to God and seek His dominion over our lives we authorize
Him to transform our spirits so that His dominion can be re-established in our hearts.
When His dominion is re-established in our hearts during the ‘Born Again’ process we
give life to the doctrine that the Kingdom of God has come and it is within us.
The External Realm
After this amazing experience of becoming born again we now have the authority and
ability of God personally restored to us so that we can once more exercise and
What do we do with this dominion? We influence the culture of the societies in which
Everywhere we go, in whatever we do, as Born Again Christians we influence the
culture around us until it resembles the culture of Heaven.
This is the purpose of having our personal dominion restored.
The reason we are changed internally is to have an impact externally on which ever
society we live in (The External Realm).
The Bible says, “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the
LORD, as the waters cover the sea. (Hab 2:14)
The word ‘earth’ is translated from the Hebrew word ‘erets’ which means Nations or
The phrase ‘filled with the knowledge’ means ‘to be pregnant with the revelation’.
So, ‘the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD’ can be
translated as ‘Societies shall become pregnant with the revelation of the glory of the
The word ‘glory’ here means weight and a weight is something that causes an impact.
If you drop a 10-pound weight on your foot it impacts your senses.
What causes an impact on Societies? What is the weight of a Society?
The weight of a society is its culture. The culture of a society is what influences or
The culture is the weight and the weight is the glory. The culture of a society is the glory
of that society.
For instance, the glory of ancient Rome was Roman culture. The glory of American
society is American culture.
Looking at that scripture once again we see, “The earth shall be filled with the
knowledge of the glory of the LORD” can be translated as, “Societies on earth
shall be filled with the revelation of the culture of Heaven’.
This is nothing more than the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission to His
Disciples, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations… Teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:19-20)
This is what we, as Born Again Christians are called to do… Impact the culture of
societies (The External Realm).
The societies of the world are the external realm of the Kingdom of God and our job is
to influence these societies until their culture resembles the culture of Heaven.
The Kingdom of God is God’s Dominion over this 4-fold Realm:
Heaven (The Spiritual Realm)
Earth (The Physical Realm)
Man’s Heart (The Internal Realm)
Society’s Culture (The External Realm)
This is the fullness of the Kingdom of God.
When God completely rules all four of these realms His Dominion will once more be
Then we can truly say, “The Kingdom of God has come.”