Kingdom implies King. While God may not seem to be visible, tangible, or audible, the evidence of our universe is obviously beyond the ability of the creation from a mindless chaos. Creation simply implies created. Whether this be a intelligent creator, or mindless spontaneity – creator correctly fits the technical parameters of our present existing state. From the premise of God, King is applicable in a an ancient since of having created all that exists. A Creator of a thing has sufficient ownership over a thing. From man’s perspective, this sort of sovereign power has been rejected, having been given the title of “Divine Right of Kings”, the Magna Carta of 1215 in England shattered the uninhibited rule of the monarch over the people. Though it was done forcibly, people succeeded in limited the authority the king had.
The character of God, as presented in Scripture, is magnificent to say the least. Though perhaps difficult to fully comprehended; His divine nature, and the characteristics that display the application of His nature are without flaw. Paul states in Romans 5:8 that “He demonstrated His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Thus, much of the New Testament enthrones Christ (the Son of God) as the King. John 1 declares that the Son was in the beginning with God. The triune nature of God certainly demands a great honor through it’s wonderful mystery.
The ebb and flow of human history, comparatively, shows a disorganized dominion over the Earth by man. While it is true that the typical age of man is about 80 years of age, it was not always so. God created man in the garden of Eden, and no physical demise was planned. It was the disobedience that inhibited man from access to the Tree of Life. (Gen 2:9, 3:22;24, Rev 2:7; 22:2,14,19). Man, yet still, has a great capacity to cultivate the Earth directly, and relationships among men collaboratively. The shifting cultural trends are set by no solid law of reality, but rather what is “accepted”. Relativism is rampant in much of mankind. The evidence of unseen elements of life should reflect a Creator of intelligence – if not more then that generic title. Love, Truth, despair, Joy, and other emotions derive from an unknown place deep inside man. It is not found in that of plants, animals, or (despite extensive work) artificial intelligence and robotics.
Truth is true whether or not it is believed in. It is unchanging, and solid. God need not show Himself to His creation as the construct of Free will was first present in Him. It has been said that the spiritual realm is more real then the physical realm. If God is the originator of all things, including time, reason, and matter, then His on-going existence means that He has the power to change what is the accept norm of physical and moral laws. But as God is a God of wisdom, He would never do this, unless it served a better purpose then the present state. Yet, acting beyond the limitations of physical laws, He is certainly capable of defying them, as is clearly seen in instances throughout Scripture. One of the most astonishing to me is the burning bush Moses encountered in Exodus 3. It the fire blazed, but the plant was not consumed. I am not sure of the molecular implications of this event, but It seems to clearly contradict laws involving oxidation.
When the Holy Spirit came down at Pentecost, recording in Acts 2 of the New Testament, it was foreign. Foreign languages were spoken, and a new boldness was a evident characteristic among those in the upper room. This was more then merely a salvation experience. They had witnessed God touching Earth: Holy Revival. This was uniquely the first time that the Holy Spirit came and immersed the sons of men with His spirit. Before, righteous men would have the Spirit of God come upon them, but it was only for the moment of the act they were to do. They were not washed by permanent atonement at this point. Christ, Hebrews says, is that atonement that was previously acquired by sacrificial offerings by the High Priest, who would go into the Holy of Holies where the Presence of God was. Now, through Christ, all could enter His presence at any time.
God, who fabricated all that is known, is a source of stability that cannot be refuted. Whether experienced by physical senses, or by an internal capacity of intellectual Truth; God hold’s a special place somewhere in the hearts of all men. The concept of the soul has only recently been refuted. Mankind, has historically been a very pious people. The most understood quality of the soul is that it is eternal. While even this is difficult to understand, it is but a taste of the uncreated and unending nature that Scripture portrays the Creator by. Life on Earth is temporary, but existence we do not have control over. Scripture defines a different perspective on what Life and death are; and they are sobering indeed. Jesus amazingly has the audacity to claim to be the Vine in John 15:5, and in John 14:6 He calls Himself the Way, the Truth, and the Life. If the Archeological evidence found line up with Scripture, and prophetical claims in Scripture have come true just as stated (everyone has so far), then these words mean a great deal for the men of Earth, not just those belonging to the name of Jesus.