God's Kingdom Explained

Matthew 25:1. Many of the parables of Jesus refer to God's kingdom as either the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Heaven. The question is what exactly is this kingdom, God's kingdom, that Jesus talks about in His parables. In its broadest form, God's kingdom is God's sovereignty. God's kingdom is the physical and spiritual areas where God has authority. This in reality is all things, both physical and spiritual, that are in the universe.

In the parable of the ten virgin, Jesus is making it known that this world is governed by God (Matthew 25:1, “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.”). Even though God has given us free choice, He is still the ultimate authority in our lives. In the case of the ten virgins and God's kingdom, the ten virgins were all called to act as greeters in a very important event, the wedding. They all had the means and the knowledge to fulfill their roles as the greeters of bridegroom. It was their choice on how well they would fulfill their calling in God's kingdom.

MATTHEW 25 BIBLE SCRIPTURE Matthew 25:1, “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.”

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