The Kingdom of God and of Heaven – Summary

What is the Kingdom of God?

What is the kingdom of heave? Do you know the difference?

This study will show you in depth what the Kingdom of God is all about!

Let’s dig in!!! Enjoy

  1. Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? The Mountain of the Lord – 1A of 4
  2. Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? The Statue of Gold, Silver, Bronze, Iron & Clay – 1B of 4
  3. Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? Christmas time!!! – 2A of 4
  4. Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? He is here!!! – 2B1 of 4
  5. Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? What is Truth?– 2B2 of 4
  6. Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? Born Again!!! – 2B3 & 4 of 4
  7. Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? It’s not inside!!! – 2B5 of 4
  8. Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? Keys to the Kingdom – 2B6 of 4
  9. Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? The Waiting game – 2B7 of 4
  10. Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? Change your Mind, receives Forgiveness – 2B8 of 4
  11. Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? The Last Days Fulfilled – 3A1 of 4
  12. Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? All nations – 3B1-2 of 4
  13. Jerusalem – Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? – 3C1-2 of 4
  14. An Eternal Kingdom – Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? – 3D1-2 of 4
  15. It is near!!! – Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? – 3E1-3 of 4
  16. In their lifetime!!! Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? – 3F1-2
  17. Powerful Firy Wind !!! Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? – 3G1-2 of 4
  18. Reborn – Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? – 3H of 4
  19. Look within!!! – Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? – 3I1 of 4
  20. Keys to the Kingdom – Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven – 3J1 of 4
  21. Regret, remorse & reconsiliation – Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven – 3K1 of 4
  22. What are you devoted to? – Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven – 4A+B of 4
  23. What are you looking for? – Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven – 4C of 4
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What is my purpose and destiny? – Who or what are you following? – Summary


What is your purpose and destiny?

Will it last for Eternity?

  1. What is my Purpose and Destiny? – Follower and Student – Part 1 of 7
  2. What is my Purpose and Destiny? – Fisherman? – 2 of 7
  3. What is my Purpose and Destiny? – Self-Sacrifice – 3 of 7
  4. What is my Purpose and Destiny? – Consider the Cost – 4 of 7
  5. What is my Purpose and Destiny? – Talking to God – 5 of 7
  6. What is my Purpose and Destiny? – Love is all you need – 6 of 7
  7. What is my Purpose and Destiny? – Go!!! – 7 of 7

Seperated – Darkness – 2 of 13

Divorce can be one of the most devastating events that can happen in your life. If you do not marry right it is like beng in a prison and then most probably it is freeing if you get divorced. If you have a good marriage it can be heaven on earth with it’s challenges. 

Let’s see what God has to say about seperation.

1 Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. 2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear. – Is 59:1-2

Sin separates us from God. Let’s illustrate.

DARKNESS – WALL – LIGHT

MAN               – SIN –     GOD

In order for a man to have a relationship with God the wall must be broken down — sin must be forgiven.

The point in time that sin is forgiven is the point in time a person is saved.

Do you know what that wall of sin in your life is?

Prayer for Today:

Lord I know there is things that seperate me from you. Help me to know what it is and to repent of it. I know in the long run it is hurting my life. I know you want what is best for me, although it is hard for me to change. There is always hope in you. Amen. 

Look within!!! – Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? – 3I1 of 4


Message in a Bottle“, what a great movie. This girl Robin Wright running on the beach finds a bottle with a message in it. She finds a love letter from Kevin Costner to his lost love, missing her. She tracks him down and fall in love in a picxturestique little town by the sea. 

But it was really the mesage in the bottle that started her journey. It is not really the bottle that has the value but the message inside. 

The message in the bottle, changed her whole life.

Jesus had the same message for us!!! His message was that the Kingdom is inside of us.

20 Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.” – Luk 17:20-21

So you might ask what is the Kingdom inside of us? 

37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”- Acts 2:37-38

So it was not really a change from the outside that changed their lives, the physical kingdom. It was the change from inside, receiving the Holy Spirit at baptism and forgiveness of their sins. It is only the change from inside that brings the permanent change with the help of the Holy Spirit. 

So the clue / prophesy became true in that the kingdom within them in the Holy Spirit living in them. (Rom 14:17, 1 Cor 12:7)

Prayer for Today:

Lord truly your Holy Spirit living in us make it possible for us to live according to your word. Help us to search for your kingdom on earth to live the full live you promisedto us. Help us to remember it does not help trying to change things by ourselves, but through your Holy Spirit working in us. Amen.

Powerful Firy Wind !!! Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? – 3G1-2 of 4

Fire!!! Whay does it mesmerize us so much? 

We played with it and got burned when we were young; setting the field on fire for sports and then running around after it the whole day to put it out. 

You always need to make a fire when you go camping, it give that ambience. 

You make bond fires when you are with friends singing along to “I found a love” Perfect by Ed Sheeran on the guitar; sitting around a fire pit. 

You make a fire when you have a braai / bbq and hang with your friends having a few beers. They keep us warm in winter time with a glass of wine in our hands. 

We have men protecting us from fires when they break out and take lives sometimes. 

Lastly but surely not the least the sun; one ginormous ball of radioactive explosions that give us light, warmth and keep us alive. 

So how does fire come into our study of the kingdom?
Verse for Today:

And he said to them, “I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power.” – Mark 9:1

So we might ask ourselves what is that power that Jesus is referring to?

That bring a colossal flurry of feelings when we talk about power.

Jesus said the Kingdom will come with power. Wow!!!

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8

Ahh, so it is the Holy Spirit that comes on the disciples!!! We can also see what follows after they receive the power; the disciples will witness starting in Jerusalem. 

1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. – Acts 2:1-4

Wow!!! Blowing of a violent wind; we normally know it as a tornado. Intense to be right in the middle of it!!! You see those storm chasers being on the perifery of it with rock and debree hitting their windscreens, but to be in the middle of it. We are not that brave, it might cost your life even sitting in a armoured vehicle. 

Tongs of fire came to rest on each of them? That sounds like something out of a Stephen Spielberg’s film.

Wow imagine being an englishman and all of a sudden speaking russian, french, portugese and manderin in the same sentence. Wow, that must have been one intense day. When Jesus said the holy spirit will come with power, that was intense!!!

That was the day the kingdom came by the Holy Spirit being poured out with power, truly a amzing powerful day all in once.

Prayer for Today:

Wow Lord, what a rush!!! Your kingdom truly came in a powerful way!!! Thank you that your scriptures that fit perfectly together even when we do not always understand them due to our lack of passion in, in depth study. Help me to be the forceful man who takes hold of your kingdom. Amen.

An Eternal Kingdom – Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? – 3D1-2 of 4


Eternity!!! Who of us did not want to be part of something greater. Maybe it is a great company you want to work for. Or being part of that country club where you will be respected and treated with honor. How about having that for eternity, quite a motivation!!!

Verse for Today:

Lets first look at the clue / prophesy.

44 “In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. – Dan 2:44

So God in 700 BC or even before that; had a vision of an eternal kingdom. How about being part of a kingdom that will crush all other. How is that being part of a winning team? We love our sport and like to be on the winning side. Nobudy wants to cheer for the loser. I am thinking of the movie “Meet the Parents – Fockers” where his dad boast about his 6 th place in sports I think. We laugh about it and think it is very silly.

 The question is; are we on the winning side or not?

Will we endure forever?

Back to the study. If the kingdom has come as we established in our previous 3 clues being fulfilled. What is this kingdom all about, how can I be part of the winning team?

When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off — for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Here Peter is preaching. The kingdom that came was the first church that was started on the day of pentecost. Here the first 3000 disciples / church is formed. The church is still with us today. 

Prayer for Today:

Wow Lord, an eternal kingdom!!! How exciting!!! To spend eternity with you, what a thought!!! Lord I am excited to be part of your kingdom. You said we can have life to the full with a godly purpose. Help me to find your kingdom here on earth, Your church. I pray to live a life that has a purpose for eternity. Amen

Jerusalem – Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? – 3C1-2 of 4


Have you ever wanted to go on holiday to that favourite city? Like London, Paris, Orlando (Florida) or Los Angeles (Hollywood). You were quite excited and could not wait. Well today we have something of the sort.

The Jews were waiting for the coming of the kingdom for millenia’s.

Let’s first look at the clue / prophesy:

Verse for Today:

Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. – Is 2:3

The clue / prophesy said that the Kingdom will start in Jerusalem.

Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. – Acts 2:5

So here in verse one to four the Holy Spirit is poured out and we know that the Kingdom has come when that happens.

We know that the lasts days was when Jesus and the Kingdom came according to our previos clue / prophesy.

Now they are in Jerusalem, which was also predicted where the Kingdom will come.

44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”
45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” – Luk 24:44-49

Here Jesus reminds the disciples what He has preached earlier. He also direct them to what the signs was; that the Kingdom will come; beginning at Jerusalem. So when you read the heading it is after Jesus was crusified and risen from the dead. The Kingdom clearly did not yet come when Jesus died on the cross and has risen to life. But to understand this scripture we have to understand the significance of the time period that Jesus was saying this clue / prophesy.

Jesus here was speaking in the time period after He was crucified and before He assended into heaven. This has bearance on yje next scripture.

In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. 4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” – Acts 1:1-5

Here it was a period of fourty days when He talked on??? No kidding, the Kingdom of God. 

And what did He say in the previous passage??? In verse 46 He told us that He had to suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, that happen at this point when He was talking to them. 

Next He said that repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached, this has not happened yet at this point. It was another clue about the coming of the Kingdom. 

Jesus also said it will start in Jerusalem, fulfilling what the clue / prophesy said. 

Then in verse 49 He prophesied that they will be clothed with power from on high; which we know was the Holy Spirit and has happened at this point in verse 4.

In verse 5, Jesus also prophesied that they will be baptised by the Holy Spirit, that happened here. 

I hope you get the just of it. A lot of point forward and going back to see what was prophesied. 

Prayer for Today:

Lord you predicted and Isaish prophesied that the Kingdom will start in Jerusalem, which it did. There is now so many clues / prophesies that has come true that it is overwhelming and amazing at the same time. When I start putting things together it all makes sense. It is like planning my wedding; and then on the day it all starts coming together. You normally are excited and stressed at the same time, real mixed emotions. Help me to be exited about your kingdom the way you want me to be, because then I understand the reality of it. Amen.

Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? The Last Days Fulfilled – 3A1 of 4


Verse for Today:

2 In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. – Is 2:2

So first the clues: 

1. The Kingdom will be established in the last days.
Now the fulfillment of the prophesy:

7 “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” – Acts 2:17

 If you read the heading of Acts 2 you will know that the Holy Spirit is poured out at Pentecost. Now God says here in Isaiah (700 BC) in the last day, the Spirit will be poured out. 

So it means that the last days were really at Pentecost in +- 33 AD. 

Also that God’s kingdom was established in the last days.

Amaizing, I always thought it was when the world was ending. And you?

Prayer for Today:

Lord thank you that your kingdom has come already and it is here with us. Help me to become part of the kingdom. Help me to understand what the kingdom is. Amen

Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? It’s not inside!!! – 2B5 of 4


Verse for Today:

Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.” – Luk 17:20-21

Well dependant on your age; I don’t know if you remembered the Cremora add? They had this guy looking for the Cremora the coffee creamer in the freezer, his line was: “Bill: Anne there is no Cremora in the refrigerator!! Anne: It’s not inside it is on top. Bill: It’s not insideeee!!! It is onnn top”. Very funny and memorable. Now what has the kingdom to do with a coffee creamer. 

Well in this instance it is the other way around. It is not onnnnn top, it is insideeee!

Clue no.17 – The Kingdom of God is within you.

Mmm that is a bit confusing, I wonder what that is about?

Prayer for Today:

Lord this is a bit confusing. It is not here or there, it is inside you. So Lord what will be inside me and what does that mean? I am looking forward to find out. Amen.

Coming of the Kingdom of God and of Heaven? What is Truth?– 2B2 of 4


Verse for Today

And he said to them, “I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power.” – Mark 9:1

Telling the truth is not always easy, people tend to lie. They think they will hurt the other person or themselves by telling the truth. So in essence your wear a mask, almost like a super hero but one of the evil one. God reference satan when He is talking about lying, calling him the father of lies. So if you lie often; you are just like the devil. If you tell people the truth, you imitate Jesus. So are you more like Jesus of the devil?

What is your view of something powerful? A hurricane, tsunami or a flood? Or is it a super hero of some kind?

Clue no. 13 – Kingdom will come in the lifetime of some of the disciples.

Clue no. 14 – They will see it, it is not a heavenly kingdom.

Clue no. 15 – It will come with Power.

Prayer for Today:

Lord it is so amazing to learn about the Kingdom!!! You said it will come with power, how exciting!!! What is that power I wonder? I am looking forward to finding out! Amen