We’ve all probably tried to imagine it at one time or another—it’s part of being a child and playing make believe.
The fantasy is…what if you inherited your own kingdom? What would you do?
As a child, it’s fun to imagine such scenarios. And it’s easy to dream of all the things you would do if you did inherit a kingdom.
Perhaps your dream as a child was to sit on a throne and issue decrees to the citizens of your kingdom. Maybe you’d love to have others wait on you all day long, taking care of your every need.
The list could go on and on of the fun things you could do if you had your own kingdom to rule over.
Unfortunately, few of us will ever come into a kingdom—at least here on earth.
The good news is that if we’re believers in Christ, we’re guaranteed a kingdom someday.
Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.Luke 12:32
Think about these words for a minute and let them sink in.
Your heavenly father is actually going to give you a kingdom! It’s like all your childhood dreams have come true.
But what does this mean exactly? Without a doubt, there is controversy over the meaning and timing of the word “kingdom” in this verse in Luke and similar verses.
However, one meaning it could have is Jesus’ millennial kingdom on earth that He establishes after His second coming.
Many believers overlook this 1000-year reign of Christ on earth; however, it is an important part of eschatology (the study of the end times or last things).
Besides our being a part of the eternal kingdom of God in Heaven, I believe that Jesus may be referring to his millennial kingdom.
Paul says in 1 Corinthians 6:2a:
Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world?
Believers in Christ are the saints Paul refers to in this verse.
What world is he talking about? It could very well be the world during Christ’s 1000-year reign.
If so, then we’ll reign alongside Him:
Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.Rev. 20:6
Could it be that we’ll sit beside Jesus and co-reign with Him? I believe that’s what the Bible tells us.
We’ll get to have a kingdom, after all!
Ed Hindson’s wonderful book, Future Glory, details the millennial kingdom and all the other wonderful things God has in store for believers. I highly recommend it.
However, to receive this kingdom, you have to accept Jesus as your Savior while you’re still on earth.
If you haven’t done that yet, it’s the most important decision of your life. It will determine where you spend all of eternity—not just the 1000 years of Christ’s reign on earth.
The choice is yours. However, once you’ve passed on from this life, it’s too late. Make the decision today to begin your new life.
And look forward to reigning with Christ during the millennium.