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1/3/2016 1:54:14 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
God's Kingdom is a real government established by Jehovah God. "The kingdom of God" is also called "the kingdom of heaven" in the Bible, since it rules from heaven. (Mark 1:14, 15; Matthew 4:17, King James Version) It shares many attributes of human governments, yet it is superior to them in every way.

Rulers. God has appointed Jesus Christ as King of the Kingdom and has given him more authority than any human ruler could ever have. (Matthew 28:18) Jesus uses this power only for good, since he has already proved to be a reliable and compassionate Leader. (Matthew 4:23; Mark 1:40, 41; 6:31-34; Luke 7:11-17) Under God"s direction, Jesus has selected persons from all nations who will "rule as kings over the earth" with him in heaven." (Revelation 5:9, 10)

Duration. Unlike human governments, which come and go, God's Kingdom "will never be brought to ruin." (Daniel 2:44)

Subjects. Anyone who does what God requires can be a subject of God"s Kingdom, without regard for ancestry or birthplace. (Acts 10:34, 35)

Laws. The laws (or commandments) of God"s Kingdom do more than just prohibit wrong behavior. They raise the moral character of its subjects. For example, the Bible says: "You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind." This is the greatest and first commandment. The second, like it, is this, "You must love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39) Love of God and neighbor moves subjects of the Kingdom to act in the best interests of others.

Education. While God's Kingdom sets high standards for its subjects, it also teaches people how to meet those standards. (Isaiah 48:17, 18)

Mission. The Kingdom of God doesn"t enrich its rulers at the expense of its subjects. Instead, it will accomplish God"s will, including the promise that those who love him will live forever on a paradise earth. (Isaiah 35:1, 5, 6; Matthew 6:10; Revelation 21:1-4)

What Will God"s Kingdom Accomplish?

God"s Kingdom will replace all human governments and rule over the entire earth. (Daniel 2:44; Revelation 16:14) Once that happens, God"s Kingdom will...

Remove the wicked, whose selfishness harms us all. "As regards the wicked, they will be cut off from the very earth." (Proverbs 2:22)

End all wars."[God] is making wars to cease to the extremity of the earth." (Psalm 46:9) Bring prosperity and security to the earth. "Everyone will live in peace among their own vineyards and fig trees, and no one will make them afraid.""Micah 4:4, Good News Translation.

Make the earth into a paradise. "Thirsty deserts will be glad; barren lands will celebrate and blossom with flowers." (Isaiah 35:1, Contemporary English Version)

Provide everyone with meaningful, enjoyable work. "The work of their own hands [God"s] chosen ones will use to the full. They will not toil for nothing." (Isaiah 65:21-23)

Eliminate disease. "No resident will say: "I am sick." (Isaiah 33:24)

Set us free from the aging process. "Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; let him return to the days of his youthful vigor." (Job 33:25)

Bring the dead back to life. "All those in the memorial tombs will hear [Jesus"] voice and come out." (John 5:28, 29)

How can I enter the Kingdom of God?

We must try our best to love our fellow humans and to love God as Jesus commanded.

We must try and promote values of righteousness including: Love, Honour, Dignity, Loyalty, Humility, Integrity, and most importantly help out your fellow humans.

We need to try and avoid harmful practices such as: Sexual immorality, Greed, Arrogance, Hatred, Selfishness, Anger, Jealousy etc..
(Matthew 24:14:) And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

The Kingdom message is reaching all corners of the globe. In 2010 alone, Jehovah"s Witnesses spent over 1.6 billion hours proclaiming this good news in 236 lands. Over the past decade, they have produced and distributed more than 20 billion items of literature.

https://www.jw.org...
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1/3/2016 3:14:17 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/3/2016 1:54:14 PM, Joshua_Verum wrote:
God's Kingdom is a real government established by Jehovah God. "The kingdom of God" is also called "the kingdom of heaven" in the Bible, since it rules from heaven. (Mark 1:14, 15; Matthew 4:17, King James Version) It shares many attributes of human governments, yet it is superior to them in every way.

Rulers. God has appointed Jesus Christ as King of the Kingdom and has given him more authority than any human ruler could ever have. (Matthew 28:18) Jesus uses this power only for good, since he has already proved to be a reliable and compassionate Leader. (Matthew 4:23; Mark 1:40, 41; 6:31-34; Luke 7:11-17) Under God"s direction, Jesus has selected persons from all nations who will "rule as kings over the earth" with him in heaven." (Revelation 5:9, 10)

Duration. Unlike human governments, which come and go, God's Kingdom "will never be brought to ruin." (Daniel 2:44)

Subjects. Anyone who does what God requires can be a subject of God"s Kingdom, without regard for ancestry or birthplace. (Acts 10:34, 35)

Laws. The laws (or commandments) of God"s Kingdom do more than just prohibit wrong behavior. They raise the moral character of its subjects. For example, the Bible says: "You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind." This is the greatest and first commandment. The second, like it, is this, "You must love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39) Love of God and neighbor moves subjects of the Kingdom to act in the best interests of others.

Education. While God's Kingdom sets high standards for its subjects, it also teaches people how to meet those standards. (Isaiah 48:17, 18)

Mission. The Kingdom of God doesn"t enrich its rulers at the expense of its subjects. Instead, it will accomplish God"s will, including the promise that those who love him will live forever on a paradise earth. (Isaiah 35:1, 5, 6; Matthew 6:10; Revelation 21:1-4)

What Will God"s Kingdom Accomplish?

God"s Kingdom will replace all human governments and rule over the entire earth. (Daniel 2:44; Revelation 16:14) Once that happens, God"s Kingdom will...

Remove the wicked, whose selfishness harms us all. "As regards the wicked, they will be cut off from the very earth." (Proverbs 2:22)

End all wars."[God] is making wars to cease to the extremity of the earth." (Psalm 46:9) Bring prosperity and security to the earth. "Everyone will live in peace among their own vineyards and fig trees, and no one will make them afraid.""Micah 4:4, Good News Translation.

Make the earth into a paradise. "Thirsty deserts will be glad; barren lands will celebrate and blossom with flowers." (Isaiah 35:1, Contemporary English Version)

Provide everyone with meaningful, enjoyable work. "The work of their own hands [God"s] chosen ones will use to the full. They will not toil for nothing." (Isaiah 65:21-23)

Eliminate disease. "No resident will say: "I am sick." (Isaiah 33:24)

Set us free from the aging process. "Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; let him return to the days of his youthful vigor." (Job 33:25)

Bring the dead back to life. "All those in the memorial tombs will hear [Jesus"] voice and come out." (John 5:28, 29)

How can I enter the Kingdom of God?

We must try our best to love our fellow humans and to love God as Jesus commanded.

We must try and promote values of righteousness including: Love, Honour, Dignity, Loyalty, Humility, Integrity, and most importantly help out your fellow humans.

We need to try and avoid harmful practices such as: Sexual immorality, Greed, Arrogance, Hatred, Selfishness, Anger, Jealousy etc..

Lmao, this sounds like a totalitarian society. Do the people have say in the way in which their lives are ruled. Good is interpreted subjectively. Would definitely not want to live here, sounds like hell
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1/3/2016 3:16:03 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/3/2016 3:14:17 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 1/3/2016 1:54:14 PM, Joshua_Verum wrote:
God's Kingdom is a real government established by Jehovah God. "The kingdom of God" is also called "the kingdom of heaven" in the Bible, since it rules from heaven. (Mark 1:14, 15; Matthew 4:17, King James Version) It shares many attributes of human governments, yet it is superior to them in every way.

Rulers. God has appointed Jesus Christ as King of the Kingdom and has given him more authority than any human ruler could ever have. (Matthew 28:18) Jesus uses this power only for good, since he has already proved to be a reliable and compassionate Leader. (Matthew 4:23; Mark 1:40, 41; 6:31-34; Luke 7:11-17) Under God"s direction, Jesus has selected persons from all nations who will "rule as kings over the earth" with him in heaven." (Revelation 5:9, 10)

Duration. Unlike human governments, which come and go, God's Kingdom "will never be brought to ruin." (Daniel 2:44)

Subjects. Anyone who does what God requires can be a subject of God"s Kingdom, without regard for ancestry or birthplace. (Acts 10:34, 35)

Laws. The laws (or commandments) of God"s Kingdom do more than just prohibit wrong behavior. They raise the moral character of its subjects. For example, the Bible says: "You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind." This is the greatest and first commandment. The second, like it, is this, "You must love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39) Love of God and neighbor moves subjects of the Kingdom to act in the best interests of others.

Education. While God's Kingdom sets high standards for its subjects, it also teaches people how to meet those standards. (Isaiah 48:17, 18)

Mission. The Kingdom of God doesn"t enrich its rulers at the expense of its subjects. Instead, it will accomplish God"s will, including the promise that those who love him will live forever on a paradise earth. (Isaiah 35:1, 5, 6; Matthew 6:10; Revelation 21:1-4)

What Will God"s Kingdom Accomplish?

God"s Kingdom will replace all human governments and rule over the entire earth. (Daniel 2:44; Revelation 16:14) Once that happens, God"s Kingdom will...

Remove the wicked, whose selfishness harms us all. "As regards the wicked, they will be cut off from the very earth." (Proverbs 2:22)

End all wars."[God] is making wars to cease to the extremity of the earth." (Psalm 46:9) Bring prosperity and security to the earth. "Everyone will live in peace among their own vineyards and fig trees, and no one will make them afraid.""Micah 4:4, Good News Translation.

Make the earth into a paradise. "Thirsty deserts will be glad; barren lands will celebrate and blossom with flowers." (Isaiah 35:1, Contemporary English Version)

Provide everyone with meaningful, enjoyable work. "The work of their own hands [God"s] chosen ones will use to the full. They will not toil for nothing." (Isaiah 65:21-23)

Eliminate disease. "No resident will say: "I am sick." (Isaiah 33:24)

Set us free from the aging process. "Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; let him return to the days of his youthful vigor." (Job 33:25)

Bring the dead back to life. "All those in the memorial tombs will hear [Jesus"] voice and come out." (John 5:28, 29)

How can I enter the Kingdom of God?

We must try our best to love our fellow humans and to love God as Jesus commanded.

We must try and promote values of righteousness including: Love, Honour, Dignity, Loyalty, Humility, Integrity, and most importantly help out your fellow humans.

We need to try and avoid harmful practices such as: Sexual immorality, Greed, Arrogance, Hatred, Selfishness, Anger, Jealousy etc..

Lmao, this sounds like a totalitarian society. Do the people have say in the way in which their lives are ruled. Good is interpreted subjectively. Would definitely not want to live here, sounds like hell

Not to worry, Hayd, it is just something the loony tunes JW cult has dreamed up.
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1/3/2016 4:44:28 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/3/2016 1:54:14 PM, Joshua_Verum wrote:
God's Kingdom is a real government established by Jehovah God. "The kingdom of God" is also called "the kingdom of heaven" in the Bible, since it rules from heaven. (Mark 1:14, 15; Matthew 4:17, King James Version) It shares many attributes of human governments, yet it is superior to them in every way.

Rulers. God has appointed Jesus Christ as King of the Kingdom and has given him more authority than any human ruler could ever have. (Matthew 28:18) Jesus uses this power only for good, since he has already proved to be a reliable and compassionate Leader. (Matthew 4:23; Mark 1:40, 41; 6:31-34; Luke 7:11-17) Under God"s direction, Jesus has selected persons from all nations who will "rule as kings over the earth" with him in heaven." (Revelation 5:9, 10)

Duration. Unlike human governments, which come and go, God's Kingdom "will never be brought to ruin." (Daniel 2:44)

Subjects. Anyone who does what God requires can be a subject of God"s Kingdom, without regard for ancestry or birthplace. (Acts 10:34, 35)

Laws. The laws (or commandments) of God"s Kingdom do more than just prohibit wrong behavior. They raise the moral character of its subjects. For example, the Bible says: "You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind." This is the greatest and first commandment. The second, like it, is this, "You must love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39) Love of God and neighbor moves subjects of the Kingdom to act in the best interests of others.

Education. While God's Kingdom sets high standards for its subjects, it also teaches people how to meet those standards. (Isaiah 48:17, 18)

Mission. The Kingdom of God doesn"t enrich its rulers at the expense of its subjects. Instead, it will accomplish God"s will, including the promise that those who love him will live forever on a paradise earth. (Isaiah 35:1, 5, 6; Matthew 6:10; Revelation 21:1-4)

What Will God"s Kingdom Accomplish?

God"s Kingdom will replace all human governments and rule over the entire earth. (Daniel 2:44; Revelation 16:14) Once that happens, God"s Kingdom will...

Remove the wicked, whose selfishness harms us all. "As regards the wicked, they will be cut off from the very earth." (Proverbs 2:22)

End all wars."[God] is making wars to cease to the extremity of the earth." (Psalm 46:9) Bring prosperity and security to the earth. "Everyone will live in peace among their own vineyards and fig trees, and no one will make them afraid.""Micah 4:4, Good News Translation.

Make the earth into a paradise. "Thirsty deserts will be glad; barren lands will celebrate and blossom with flowers." (Isaiah 35:1, Contemporary English Version)

Provide everyone with meaningful, enjoyable work. "The work of their own hands [God"s] chosen ones will use to the full. They will not toil for nothing." (Isaiah 65:21-23)

Eliminate disease. "No resident will say: "I am sick." (Isaiah 33:24)

Set us free from the aging process. "Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; let him return to the days of his youthful vigor." (Job 33:25)

Bring the dead back to life. "All those in the memorial tombs will hear [Jesus"] voice and come out." (John 5:28, 29)

How can I enter the Kingdom of God?

We must try our best to love our fellow humans and to love God as Jesus commanded.

We must try and promote values of righteousness including: Love, Honour, Dignity, Loyalty, Humility, Integrity, and most importantly help out your fellow humans.

We need to try and avoid harmful practices such as: Sexual immorality, Greed, Arrogance, Hatred, Selfishness, Anger, Jealousy etc..

The Kingdom of God, is one Kingdom which has undergone changes.

After Adam fell Jehovah remained King by passed responsibility for the Kingdom to his son as his Regent.

Once his son had proved himself, finally by occupying the Body of Jesus and remaining 100% obedient despite sufferings such as he could possibly never have imagined whilst still a spirit he was given the right to be king, but told to wait at his father's right hand until his enemies in the heavens were laid at his feet.

Eventually the time was right, and war was declared in heaven. Satan and his demons were cast down to the vicinity of the earth, and a start was made at making the Kingdom ready for it's next stage. Rule of the entire earth.

This was begun by resurrecting those who had partaken of the Covenant for a Kingdom, and had died faithfully, and then gathering any who could be found who wished to be faithful followers, anointing those who appeared worth whilst setting them to gather others of their kind.

This led to a period of training, and some painfully embarrassing lessons were learned over the next decades until the were adjudged to be suitably trained, were re-organised and given the holy name to carry whilst continuing to find others, both of the heavenly and earthly hopes.

Once this work is done to Jehovah's satisfaction, it is unlikely to be 100% completed, and all of the anointed are safely gathered in Armageddon will be brought and the Kingdom's rule will extend to the whole earth, and all other governments will be destroyed, along with those who support them, and all false teachers.

Next will follow the resurrection of the dead, along with their training and the restoration of the earth. Satan being kept out of commission.

Finally will come the final test, and the Christ, God's only begotten son, will hand the Kingdom back to his God and father.

Then peace will fill the earth and all the conditions described above will pertain.
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1/3/2016 4:55:33 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/3/2016 3:14:17 PM, Hayd wrote:
At 1/3/2016 1:54:14 PM, Joshua_Verum wrote:


Lmao, this sounds like a totalitarian society. Do the people have say in the way in which their lives are ruled. Good is interpreted subjectively. Would definitely not want to live here, sounds like hell

Yes it is a totalitarian society. An absolutely benign Theocracy.

Mankind was not created with sufficient intelligence to rule himself.

There will be great deal of leeway, after all Adam was only given one law to observe, and as Christ said the whole of Jehovah's law can be summed up in two commands:

You must love jehovah your God with your whole mind, your whole heart and your whole being.

And.

You must love your fellow man as yourself.

Strive to keep those two laws and you will live the best life that is possible.

Accept the limitations that Jehovah put on mankind when he created us, and you will be perfectly content.

Jeremiah 10:23American Standard Version (ASV) 23 O Jehovah, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

When you have a child you do not let it run riot, and as far as possible you teach it not to harm itself or others.

We have always proven incapable of doing a very good job of that so far.

We are all children in Jehovah's eyes, and he well knows how to guide our steps.

Of course if you think you know better than God you need not accept his offer.

However I suggest you learn to accept human limitations and listen to what Jehovah tells us. You will benefit from doing so, though you may have to forego some things which are not beneficial for humanity as a whole, even if you can't see the problem.
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1/3/2016 5:07:04 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
Heaven is simply the universe outside our atmosphere (firmament). if heaven is up and hell is the opposite of heaven, then hell is anything below the firmament. So... it would seem that hell is actually earth. And if anyone knows anything about heaven or the perceptions of heaven, knows this place ain't heaven. It's the total opposite. We are the fallen. We are Satan's army attempting to earn our way back into the kingdom. What a merciful God. Could you forgove those who cut you the deepest? That says something.
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1/3/2016 5:29:27 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/3/2016 4:44:28 PM, MadCornishBiker wrote:
At 1/3/2016 1:54:14 PM, Joshua_Verum wrote:
God's Kingdom is a real government established by Jehovah God. "The kingdom of God" is also called "the kingdom of heaven" in the Bible, since it rules from heaven. (Mark 1:14, 15; Matthew 4:17, King James Version) It shares many attributes of human governments, yet it is superior to them in every way.

Rulers. God has appointed Jesus Christ as King of the Kingdom and has given him more authority than any human ruler could ever have. (Matthew 28:18) Jesus uses this power only for good, since he has already proved to be a reliable and compassionate Leader. (Matthew 4:23; Mark 1:40, 41; 6:31-34; Luke 7:11-17) Under God"s direction, Jesus has selected persons from all nations who will "rule as kings over the earth" with him in heaven." (Revelation 5:9, 10)

Duration. Unlike human governments, which come and go, God's Kingdom "will never be brought to ruin." (Daniel 2:44)

Subjects. Anyone who does what God requires can be a subject of God"s Kingdom, without regard for ancestry or birthplace. (Acts 10:34, 35)

Laws. The laws (or commandments) of God"s Kingdom do more than just prohibit wrong behavior. They raise the moral character of its subjects. For example, the Bible says: "You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind." This is the greatest and first commandment. The second, like it, is this, "You must love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39) Love of God and neighbor moves subjects of the Kingdom to act in the best interests of others.

Education. While God's Kingdom sets high standards for its subjects, it also teaches people how to meet those standards. (Isaiah 48:17, 18)

Mission. The Kingdom of God doesn"t enrich its rulers at the expense of its subjects. Instead, it will accomplish God"s will, including the promise that those who love him will live forever on a paradise earth. (Isaiah 35:1, 5, 6; Matthew 6:10; Revelation 21:1-4)

What Will God"s Kingdom Accomplish?

God"s Kingdom will replace all human governments and rule over the entire earth. (Daniel 2:44; Revelation 16:14) Once that happens, God"s Kingdom will...

Remove the wicked, whose selfishness harms us all. "As regards the wicked, they will be cut off from the very earth." (Proverbs 2:22)

End all wars."[God] is making wars to cease to the extremity of the earth." (Psalm 46:9) Bring prosperity and security to the earth. "Everyone will live in peace among their own vineyards and fig trees, and no one will make them afraid.""Micah 4:4, Good News Translation.

Make the earth into a paradise. "Thirsty deserts will be glad; barren lands will celebrate and blossom with flowers." (Isaiah 35:1, Contemporary English Version)

Provide everyone with meaningful, enjoyable work. "The work of their own hands [God"s] chosen ones will use to the full. They will not toil for nothing." (Isaiah 65:21-23)

Eliminate disease. "No resident will say: "I am sick." (Isaiah 33:24)

Set us free from the aging process. "Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; let him return to the days of his youthful vigor." (Job 33:25)

Bring the dead back to life. "All those in the memorial tombs will hear [Jesus"] voice and come out." (John 5:28, 29)

How can I enter the Kingdom of God?

We must try our best to love our fellow humans and to love God as Jesus commanded.

We must try and promote values of righteousness including: Love, Honour, Dignity, Loyalty, Humility, Integrity, and most importantly help out your fellow humans.

We need to try and avoid harmful practices such as: Sexual immorality, Greed, Arrogance, Hatred, Selfishness, Anger, Jealousy etc..

The Kingdom of God, is one Kingdom which has undergone changes.

After Adam fell Jehovah remained King by passed responsibility for the Kingdom to his son as his Regent.

Once his son had proved himself, finally by occupying the Body of Jesus and remaining 100% obedient despite sufferings such as he could possibly never have imagined whilst still a spirit he was given the right to be king, but told to wait at his father's right hand until his enemies in the heavens were laid at his feet.

Eventually the time was right, and war was declared in heaven. Satan and his demons were cast down to the vicinity of the earth, and a start was made at making the Kingdom ready for it's next stage. Rule of the entire earth.

This was begun by resurrecting those who had partaken of the Covenant for a Kingdom, and had died faithfully, and then gathering any who could be found who wished to be faithful followers, anointing those who appeared worth whilst setting them to gather others of their kind.

This led to a period of training, and some painfully embarrassing lessons were learned over the next decades until the were adjudged to be suitably trained, were re-organised and given the holy name to carry whilst continuing to find others, both of the heavenly and earthly hopes.

Once this work is done to Jehovah's satisfaction, it is unlikely to be 100% completed, and all of the anointed are safely gathered in Armageddon will be brought and the Kingdom's rule will extend to the whole earth, and all other governments will be destroyed, along with those who support them, and all false teachers.

Next will follow the resurrection of the dead, along with their training and the restoration of the earth. Satan being kept out of commission.

Finally will come the final test, and the Christ, God's only begotten son, will hand the Kingdom back to his God and father.

Then peace will fill the earth and all the conditions described above will pertain.
That all happened in 1914. woohoo
Religion is just mind control. George Carlin
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1/3/2016 5:33:01 PM
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At 1/3/2016 5:29:27 PM, bulproof wrote:
At 1/3/2016 4:44:28 PM, MadCornishBiker wrote:
At 1/3/2016 1:54:14 PM, Joshua_Verum wrote:
God's Kingdom is a real government established by Jehovah God. "The kingdom of God" is also called "the kingdom of heaven" in the Bible, since it rules from heaven. (Mark 1:14, 15; Matthew 4:17, King James Version) It shares many attributes of human governments, yet it is superior to them in every way.

Rulers. God has appointed Jesus Christ as King of the Kingdom and has given him more authority than any human ruler could ever have. (Matthew 28:18) Jesus uses this power only for good, since he has already proved to be a reliable and compassionate Leader. (Matthew 4:23; Mark 1:40, 41; 6:31-34; Luke 7:11-17) Under God"s direction, Jesus has selected persons from all nations who will "rule as kings over the earth" with him in heaven." (Revelation 5:9, 10)

Duration. Unlike human governments, which come and go, God's Kingdom "will never be brought to ruin." (Daniel 2:44)

Subjects. Anyone who does what God requires can be a subject of God"s Kingdom, without regard for ancestry or birthplace. (Acts 10:34, 35)

Laws. The laws (or commandments) of God"s Kingdom do more than just prohibit wrong behavior. They raise the moral character of its subjects. For example, the Bible says: "You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind." This is the greatest and first commandment. The second, like it, is this, "You must love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39) Love of God and neighbor moves subjects of the Kingdom to act in the best interests of others.

Education. While God's Kingdom sets high standards for its subjects, it also teaches people how to meet those standards. (Isaiah 48:17, 18)

Mission. The Kingdom of God doesn"t enrich its rulers at the expense of its subjects. Instead, it will accomplish God"s will, including the promise that those who love him will live forever on a paradise earth. (Isaiah 35:1, 5, 6; Matthew 6:10; Revelation 21:1-4)

What Will God"s Kingdom Accomplish?

God"s Kingdom will replace all human governments and rule over the entire earth. (Daniel 2:44; Revelation 16:14) Once that happens, God"s Kingdom will...

Remove the wicked, whose selfishness harms us all. "As regards the wicked, they will be cut off from the very earth." (Proverbs 2:22)

End all wars."[God] is making wars to cease to the extremity of the earth." (Psalm 46:9) Bring prosperity and security to the earth. "Everyone will live in peace among their own vineyards and fig trees, and no one will make them afraid.""Micah 4:4, Good News Translation.

Make the earth into a paradise. "Thirsty deserts will be glad; barren lands will celebrate and blossom with flowers." (Isaiah 35:1, Contemporary English Version)

Provide everyone with meaningful, enjoyable work. "The work of their own hands [God"s] chosen ones will use to the full. They will not toil for nothing." (Isaiah 65:21-23)

Eliminate disease. "No resident will say: "I am sick." (Isaiah 33:24)

Set us free from the aging process. "Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; let him return to the days of his youthful vigor." (Job 33:25)

Bring the dead back to life. "All those in the memorial tombs will hear [Jesus"] voice and come out." (John 5:28, 29)

How can I enter the Kingdom of God?

We must try our best to love our fellow humans and to love God as Jesus commanded.

We must try and promote values of righteousness including: Love, Honour, Dignity, Loyalty, Humility, Integrity, and most importantly help out your fellow humans.

We need to try and avoid harmful practices such as: Sexual immorality, Greed, Arrogance, Hatred, Selfishness, Anger, Jealousy etc..

The Kingdom of God, is one Kingdom which has undergone changes.

After Adam fell Jehovah remained King by passed responsibility for the Kingdom to his son as his Regent.

Once his son had proved himself, finally by occupying the Body of Jesus and remaining 100% obedient despite sufferings such as he could possibly never have imagined whilst still a spirit he was given the right to be king, but told to wait at his father's right hand until his enemies in the heavens were laid at his feet.

Eventually the time was right, and war was declared in heaven. Satan and his demons were cast down to the vicinity of the earth, and a start was made at making the Kingdom ready for it's next stage. Rule of the entire earth.

This was begun by resurrecting those who had partaken of the Covenant for a Kingdom, and had died faithfully, and then gathering any who could be found who wished to be faithful followers, anointing those who appeared worth whilst setting them to gather others of their kind.

This led to a period of training, and some painfully embarrassing lessons were learned over the next decades until the were adjudged to be suitably trained, were re-organised and given the holy name to carry whilst continuing to find others, both of the heavenly and earthly hopes.

Once this work is done to Jehovah's satisfaction, it is unlikely to be 100% completed, and all of the anointed are safely gathered in Armageddon will be brought and the Kingdom's rule will extend to the whole earth, and all other governments will be destroyed, along with those who support them, and all false teachers.

Next will follow the resurrection of the dead, along with their training and the restoration of the earth. Satan being kept out of commission.

Finally will come the final test, and the Christ, God's only begotten son, will hand the Kingdom back to his God and father.

Then peace will fill the earth and all the conditions described above will pertain.
That all happened in 1914. woohoo

Nope, the last parts of it started around 1914.

It continues.
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1/3/2016 5:36:38 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/3/2016 5:07:04 PM, Jt5542002 wrote:
Heaven is simply the universe outside our atmosphere (firmament). if heaven is up and hell is the opposite of heaven, then hell is anything below the firmament. So... it would seem that hell is actually earth. And if anyone knows anything about heaven or the perceptions of heaven, knows this place ain't heaven. It's the total opposite. We are the fallen. We are Satan's army attempting to earn our way back into the kingdom. What a merciful God. Could you forgove those who cut you the deepest? That says something.

That is the physical heavens.

There are in scripture three heavens, two of which are physical:

The Terrestrial heavens, our atmosphere.

The heavens, which is the rest of the Universe.

There is also the Spiritual heavens, the spirit realm inhabited by Jehovah, his son, and their angels.