Which kingdom is victorious?

In the Garden of Eden a very significant exchange took place.  God gave Adam the right to rule over creation.  When Adam disobeyed God, he surrendered his rulership to Satan.  While Adam obeyed God, it was still a single God-Kingdom world.  It meant that God ruled from heaven and Adam on earth.  The exchange of rulership in Eden was the beginning of the two kingdom world.

The New Testament testifies about the new ruler of the world,

‘We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.’  1 John 5:19

Throughout history people lived in the two kingdom world.  That will only end on the final Day of the Lord described in Revelation.  

The division in Eden affected mankind.  There are two groups of people on earth. They are those who belong to the Kingdom of God and those who belong to the kingdom of Satan.  Genesis already describes it.  

  • Cain killed his brother Abel because,

‘…Cain belonged to the evil one [Satan].’  1 John 3:12

  • Enoch lived a different life, 

‘…Enoch walked with God.’  Genesis 5:22

Jesus referred to the two kingdoms in Matthew 12:22-28,

‘If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself.  How then can his kingdom stand?  …But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you.’  Matthew 12:26,28

Why is the book of Revelation such a blessing?  Among other things it reveals the end of the two kingdom stage.  It explains that God’s kingdom is victorious, 

‘The kingdom of the world [Satan’s] has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign for ever and ever.’  Revelation 11:15

God wants us to know the final outcome of Satan’s battle against God.  God is the ever victorious King with Jesus at His right hand.  That should fill His followers with joy, even in difficult situations. 

Author: Gerard and Alida

As you can see in the photo, there are two of us. We live and work together 24/7, studying and enjoying our grandchildren. Our passion is to know and understand what will happen after death. Is there a way to provide for and invest in that?

6 thoughts on “Which kingdom is victorious?”

  1. According to my understanding there is no competition, how can darkness compete with light, or even life compete with death. Truth with deception. How can the Creator compete with His own creation.
    God is Sovereign.

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  2. All Men born of flesh, are born in sin, are controlled by fear, this is the kingdom of darkness. It is man’s glory to seek out the Kingdom of Light. Without darkness, there is no light. Out of darkness He draws us into His marvelious light. It would seem like we need the kingdom of darkness to be able see the Kingdom of light. The natural (flesh) comes before the Spiritual
    1 Corinthians 15:46

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