Many people today are preaching what has been called a “Kingdom Now” doctrine, where all the world’s denominations are striving together for one purpose – Peace. They look to some great utopian society where everyone lives together regardless of belief, religion, race, creed, or color. While that would be the very best thing in the world to happen, sadly it will only be seen before something that is so terrible we could not imagine how it will truly be and God’s word says that no other generation has seen a time as bad – the tribulation.
The Bible points to a few times in history as well as prophecy where this kind of society will exist:
1) The Garden of Eden.
God created the universe and He proclaimed it as good. Everything was good before the fall of man and before the curse was proclaimed throughout the universe. Imagine man living in constant fellowship with God. Wanting nothing, needing nothing, but man goofed on this one and was soon kicked out of this perfect place.
2) The kingdom of Israel
Solomon was the wisest, richest, most blessed king that this world has ever known, and God blessed the nation of Israel because of him. They lived in a somewhat utopian society, but nowhere near what it must have been like before or after this time. Soon the kingdom was divided and the people of Israel were carried off into captivity because of idolatry and by not serving God.
3) The Millennial kingdom.
As seen in the book of Isaiah and in Revelation 20
this will be a time ruled by the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. A time with true peace on this earth. A time that all Kingdom Now theologizes long for, but it will only come when this comes to pass.
4) The third heaven
Here we see a vision of the King of Kings sitting on His throne in the Temple. The heavenly temple that is only slightly foreshadowed by the earthly temple, even in all its glory Hebrews 8-9
5) The new heaven and the new earth
Read Revelation 21: -22:5
Notice these things
there will be a new heaven and a new earth. All things will be as they were before the fall of man. This will be the ultimate utopian society. This city will be wonderful. It will be vast. It will be perfect. It will be right and in order. It will be ruled over by God!
This city will be what you could call a utopia because anything that we could think of will be 10000 times less that it actually is.
The Godhead will be there.
The Saints, the angels
Notice the streets, the foundations, the worship, the fellowship, the singing, the service and the rest from this world. This will be it and we will be there forever. Praise God for what He has in store for us!!!!!