Much confusion exists over this topic…. and the Jehovah Witness religion is a perfect example of how the Bible can be completely mis-read (and humans mis-led) by a so-called “logical” (devoid of spiritual insight) approach to interpretation of the Bible.
Kingdom of God could mean:
1. Universal rule of God everywhere
2. Rule of God on earth
3. Rule of God in Heaven
Currently God’s will rules in Heaven but not on Earth (except in the abstract sense of His permissive will)…. God gave man free will and put him in charge of the earth and look what he has done with it !
The Bible clearly teaches that eventually His Will will prevail on the earth “as it does in Heaven” (Matthew 6:10)….. meaning that all humans (living at that time) will VOLUNTARILY obey his will in everything and all the time. (Isaiah 11:9, Habakkuk 2:14, Zechariah 14:9)
The Bible also teaches us that when this happens, God will rule the whole world from Jerusalem and that the Jewish nation of Israel will have the higest authority in administering this one-world government. (Isaiah 2:2-4, Micah 4:2-3, Zechariah 8:23)
There will be NO “Palestinian State” within the borders of the land that God has given to Israel….. so before this Kingdon of God is set up on the earth, either the Palestinians will have to move elsewhere in the Arab world or surrender their nationality (and become a “part of Israel”) or be totally exterminated from existence altogether.
Since none of these options looks likely at this time…. it could be a while before the Kingdom of God is set up on this earth !
What I am writing does not find “favor” with “modern thought”…. the idea of exterminating an entire nation seems “barbaric”…. the idea of Jewish supremacy seems “racist”…. the world is currently obsessed with “equality” and “democracy”… EVERY “viewpoint” is of equal importance… EVERY person has “equal rights” regardless of gender, race, class or creed…. but can you see the FALLACY of this “modern” way of thinking ????
1. Humans have NEVER been able to find a TRUE CONSENSUS on ANYTHING…. democracy is based of “majority” consensus which still leaves BITTER minorities because people do not simply abandon their “points of view and ideas” just so ! … at the root of it is SELFISHNESS…. the second commandment… people simply DO NOT LOVE OTHERS as they do THEMSELVES…. or surrender their OWN “viewpoints” to the majority opinion out of LOVE and SACRIFICE.
2. ORDER in the UNIVERSE therefore requires NOT a “democracy” but a THEOCRACY with a “top down” CHAIN-OF-COMMAND…. and is not the MILITARY model the ONLY “system of organisation” that actually achieves anything like success among humans on this planet ???…. GOD is the CREATOR….. to restore ORDER to a chaotic Universe after the entrance of SIN and SELFISHNESS…. He chose to put man over woman… and the nation of Israel over the other nations… why ?… He knows why… but the point is SOMEBODY had to take the RESPONSIBILITY…. the nation of Israel became responsible for witnessing to all nations the Truths of God and His Ways….. the man became responsible for running a household, caring for his wife and training his children in the Truths of God and His ways…. what we are witnessing in the world today is not “progressive enlightenment” but a BREAKDOWN in the GOD ORDAINED ORDER (or “chain-of-command”)
But do not be suprised at this…. it was all foretold in the Bible… exactly the way it is now going down !
Romans 1:28-32 describes perfectly the majority of the inhabitants of “today’s world”
The Bible teaches that the rest of the nations will turn against Israel before Jesus Christ returns and this IS happening gradually….. as more and more nations begin to regard Israel as the “problem” to Middle East peace and favor the Palestinian “position” as part of the “solution” to the impasse.
In spite of the “strange language” of prophecy and vision, any serious Bible researcher can know what is coming in the future for this earth….. and it aint pretty….. ( Luke 21:10-11, Luke 21:25-26)
before this Kingdom of God is established there is going to be a terrible time of hardship ….. created in part by natural catastrophic events, but also brought about by the cruel rule of humans (who will come to power under the guise of “strong measures” for “desperate times”)…… only a minority will be able to realize the EVIL “spiritual” agenda behind this “world dictatorship”, because regard for God and the Bible will be at an all time low….. and in fact, Christians will be once again be persecuted with a global intensity not seen since the First Century AD !