Three-fold Reference to Christ’s Kingdom:
- … “I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Rev. 1:9). (Emphasis added).
- … “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” (Rev. 11:15). (Emphasis added).
- … “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.” (Rev. 12:10). (Emphasis added).
Commentary: Taken in context together, these three verses indicate that Jesus Christ has a spiritual kingdom on earth, that the physical kingdoms of this world will become his and that he has a heavenly kingdom as well. Ultimately, Jesus Christ will reign over his universal kingdom, in both in the spiritual and physical realms, for eternity.
Categories: Revelation of Jesus Christ