UNTIL THE 1830s ALMOST ALL WHO FOLLOWED JESUS UNDERSTOOD THE BELOW (I, Richard Duke, have read the history and money and the deep state—primarily bankers–were involved in changing the below understanding):
A second post is included–below the line–further showing that Jesus established Hiskingdom on earth—Christ in you—under the New Covenant (Heaven passed away). Under the Old Covenant, Heaven was up there. Under the New Covenant, Heaven passed away and is now on earth—Kingdom inside us—Heaven on earth. The temple had to be destroyed in 70 AD—man no longer worships in temples made by hands–so that our bodies could be the temple for the Kingdom of God [on earth]—Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:26-27. READ MATTHEW 13 EACH AND EVERY DAY!!! [listen to the words of Jesus regarding failure to understand and receive the Kingdom] Gospel is you in Christ; and the gospel of the Kingdom is: CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY.
Jerusalem on earth was also destroyed—passed away—so that New Jerusalem (Heavenly Jerusalem) could appear in Heaven.
Understanding the Kingdom of God means that HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE OPPOSITE UNDER IN THE NEW COVENANT TO WHAT THEY WERE UNDER IN THE OLD COVENANT:
HEAVEN UNDER THE OLD COVENANT WAS IN HEAVEN. UNDER THE NEW COVENANT, HEAVEN PASSED AWAY AND IS ON EARTH INSIDE US—the Kingdom of God.
JERUSALEM UNDER THE OLD COVENANT WAS JERUSALEM ON EARTH, WHICH PASSED AWAY, IS NOW NEW JERUSALEM OR HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, WHICH IS IN HEAVEN. Jesus speaks to those in His kingdom (HIS KINGDOM INSIDE US—CHRIST IN YOU) now from Heaven:
22 But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
25 See that ye refuse not Him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused Him [Jesus] that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from Him that speaketh from heaven:
In 70 A.D. Jerusalem was destroyed and the Temple was destroyed. Jesus said to His disciples—Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21: “All these things [including the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple] will happen during your generation.” He next said in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21, that “Heaven and earth will pass away.” Why did Heaven and earth pass away?
First: So that every jot and tittle of the Old Covenant no longer applied: Matthew 5:17-18:
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Second: Jesus returned AND BROUGHT HIS KINGDOM ON EARTH INSIDE OF US, and
Third: Jerusalem, representing the earth, was previously (or after) destroyed so that New Jerusalem (Heavenly Jerusalem) could appear in Heaven.
So earth, through the complete destruction of Jerusalem, passed away and was replaced by New Jerusalem (Heavenly Jerusalem). The kingdom of God which was previously in Heaven was now a kingdom on earth with Jesus inside us. Colossians 1:26-27.
Many are waiting on Jesus to bring His Kingdom; and the Bible says His Kingdom is on earth inside of us.
Many believe that Jerusalem (created in 1948) is the Key to the return of Jesus. But Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD and replaced by New Jerusalem or Heavenly Jerusalem—in Heaven. They are waiting on His establishing His Kingship when He already did so. This is the primary reason that most of the New Testament is written only to saints—those in the Kingdom from going through sanctification.
1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works.
28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
JESUS ESTABLISHED HIS KINGDOM ON EARTH—INSIDE OF US: COLOSSIANS 1:26-27.
THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH—CHRIST THE KING INSIDE US (THE KINGDOM OF GOD). COLOSSIANS 1:26-27. NEW COVENANT
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.