There is a lot of misunderstanding out there among my fellow Israelites concerning the "Kingdom". Many out there believe that the kingdom is a spiritual thing that you enter into when you become a believer in Messiah. This is a false view of the kingdom. Of course we are ALWAYS in the Kingdom of our Elohim, for YHWH rules over all and we live and move and breathe in His universe. But there is something more to the word "kingdom".
Every time the phrases "Kingdom of Elohim" , "Kingdom of Heaven" and "Kingdom" are used, the phrase "The Millenial Reign of Messiah" can be substitued to give the reader a better understanding of what our Messiah was speaking of when he mentioned the "Kingdom".
Consider the following passages in this light:
“Repent, for the Millenial Reign of Messiah is near.”
Yahshua went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of The Millenial Reign of Messiah and healing every disease and sickness among the people.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Millenial Reign of Messiah.
Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the Millenial Reign of Messiah, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the Millenial Reign of Messiah.
For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the Millenial Reign of Messiah.
Not everyone who says to me, ‘Master, Master,’ will enter the Millenial Reign of Messiah, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the Millenial Reign of Messiah.
I tell you the truth: Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Immerser; yet he who is least in the Millenial Reign of Messiah is greater than he.
He replied, “The knowledge of the secrets of the Millenial Reign of Messiah has been given to you, but not to them.
When anyone hears the message about the Millenial Reign of Messiah and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart.
The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the Millenial Reign of Messiah.
The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of the Millenial Reign of Messiah everything that causes sin and all who do evil.
The Millenial Reign of Messiah is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
Again, the Millenial Reign of Messiah is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.
Once again, the Millenial Reign of Messiah is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. 48 When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away.
Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the Millenial Reign of Messiah is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”
I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his Millenial Reign.”
I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the Millenial Reign of Messiah.
For some are eunuchs because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced marriage because of the Millenial Reign of Messiah. The one who can accept this should accept it.
Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Millenial Reign of Messiah belongs to such as these.”
I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the Millenial Reign of Messiah. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Millenial Reign of Messiah
Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in the Millenial Reign of Messiah
I tell you the truth, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the Millenial Reign of Messiah ahead of you
In light of the above passages, now read Revelation 20:
They came to life and reigned with Messiah a thousand years. 5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of Elohim and of Messiah and will reign with him for a thousand years.
Shalom to Everyone