Kingdom of God

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Kingdom of God : (Matthew 6:33; Mark 1:14,15; Luke 4:43) = "kingdom of Christ" (Matthew 13:41; 20:21) = "kingdom of Christ and of God" (Ephesians 5:5) = "kingdom of David" (Mark 11:10) = "the kingdom" (Matthew 8:12; 13:19) = "kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 3:2; 4:17; 13:41), all denote the same thing under different aspects, viz.:

  1. Christ's mediatorial authority, or his rule on the earth;
  2. the blessings and advantages of all kinds that flow from this rule;
  3. the subjects of this kingdom taken collectively, or the Church.