The kingdom age will be for 1,000 years and it will be a physical kingdom right her on this earth. It will be a time where righteousness and goodness dominate. A place where man will be in harmony with each other and with the animal world. A place without satan or his demons , but where Jesus Christ will rule supremely, and universally. It will be a rule that is righteous, just and fair and where sin is dealt with instantly and firmly.
The Gospel is likened by Christ to a great net dragged through the sea, catching all kinds. Once gathered there will be a separation between those God declares to be just(ified) by being in Christ and the unjust, who were outside of Christ. This great division is not fully seen in this life, but the division will occur.
As He prepared for Calvary, Christ's desire was to always be with His people. As believers we too must yearn for the presence of God, in our lives and churches. Such a yearning is a sure mark of a true believer, separating those who know God and those who don't. We long to be with Him, where He is.
Throughout all the time of Abraham's life from the calling of God for him to leave his family and home and follow, he knew the blessing of God upon his life. There was nothing that God withheld from Abraham; and Abraham trusted God with everything he possessed, even unto his sacrificial obedience regarding Isaac… He had his difficulties and he had his foolishness. There were times of obstinacy, of impatience of outright rebellion, but still God remained faithful and continued to bless Abraham because of the promise and his own desire… this is the heart of our own salvation… for we are blessed, we are saved upon the same grounds. God has promised and God desires to save the people He has chosen for his own inheritance. So let us consider what it means to be blessed by God, and learn to delight in our inheritance as the people of God!
In this message titled, "When I am Weak, then I am Strong," we consider 2 Cor. 12: 1-10 and we do so under these headings, 1) The Incomparable Vision of Heaven, and 2) The Thorn of Humility Set in Place. As always I claim no originality, but will cite, quote, refer to various sources including, Naylor, Ortlund, Denny, Philip E. Hughes, R. Kent Hughes, and others.