John 4:24 God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
NOTE: Notice that the KINGDOM OF GOD is a spiritual kingdom whereas the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is a literal physical visible kingdom that WILL COME TO THIS VERY EARTH IN THE FUTURE.
The «Kingdom of God» was only preached AFTER the time of John the Baptist.
Luke 16:16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the KINGDOM OF GOD is preached, and every man presseth into it.
The «Kingdom of God» is entered by the new birth.
John 3:3-5 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
The «Kingdom of God» must be entered by simple child-like faith.
Mark 10:13-15 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
It is very hard for the wealthy to enter the «Kingdom of God.»
Matthew 19:23-24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
The «Kingdom of God» is within a born again believer.
Luke 17:20-21 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God IS WITHIN YOU.
Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
The «Kingdom of God» is connected with God’s righteousness and should be sought before any physical needs.
Matthew 6:31-33 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
People who recognize themselves as sinners will enter the «Kingdom of God» before the self-righteous.
Matthew 21:28-31 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
The «Kingdom of God» is connected with the «Power of God.»
Matthew 12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
I Corinthians 4:19-20 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power. For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
Because the Jews, (as a nation) rejected Christ, The «Kingdom of God» was taken from them and given to the Gentiles.
Matthew 21:42-44 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
Acts 28:23-31 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening. And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not. And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers, Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive: For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it. And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves. And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.
I Corinthians 6:9-11 Know ye not that
the unrighteous shall not inherit
THE KINGDOM OF GOD?
Be not deceived: neither fornicatiors, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners,
shall inherit THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS, and by the Spirit of our God.
Galatians 5:17-21 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past,
that they which do such things SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
Ephesian 5:5-7 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in
the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
NOTE: Men who teach that the Kingdom of God is God ruling over the Body of Christ through men (wearing purple and scarlet) have no bible knowledge and live in total darkness. Such men are not to be trusted in a BINGO game much less with the souls of men.
Abusers of themselves with mankind — Perverse sexual behavior, homosexuality.
Adultery — Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery WITH HER already in his heart.
Covetous — To desire another’s possessions or attributes.
Drunkenness — The state of being drunk.
Effeminate — Marked by qualities more characteristic of and suited to women than to men. A man pretending to be something other than a man.
Emulations — To try to equal or surpass — Jealous or selfish rivalry.
Envyings — A feeling of resentment or discontent over another’s superior attainments, endowments, or possessions.
Extortioners — Those who obtain from an unwilling or reluctant person by physical force, intimidation, or the abuse of legal or official authority.
Fornication — More than just a lustful thought, the act carried through.
Hatred — Intense dislike or aversion — Animosity; enmity.
Heresies — A belief or opinion contrary to the established doctrines of the scripture.
Idolatry — The worship of idols — Excessive or undiscerning admiration or veneration; blind infatuation.
Lasciviousness — Having or manifesting wanton desires; lustful — Arousing sensual desires — Masturbation.
Murders — The unlawful, malicious, and intentional killing of one human being by another — Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer.
Revellings — To engage in boisterous festivities — Carousing — To drink freely.
Revile — Subject to verbal abuse, address or assail with opprobrious language, scold.
Seditions — Language or conduct directed against public order and the tranquility of an organization.
Strife — Angry contention; fighting.
Thieves — Those who steal, those who commit larceny. Those who take possessions by stealth.
Uncleanness — Characterized by impure thoughts; unchaste; depraved.
Variance — Dissension; discord — Having or showing variation, varying; differing — Restless; fickle; inconstant.
Whoremonger — A man consorting with whores or given to lechery, fornicator.
Witchcraft — The practices of powers of witches or wizards, especially when regarded as due to dealings with evil spirits or the devil — Black magic.
Wrath — Extreme or violent rage or fury — Vehement indignation — An act done in violent rage.