Kingdom Parables

America In The
Kingdom Parables

by C.O. Stadsklev

All the prophets and the apostles,
as well as the Lord in His kingdom
parables, spoke of the Kingdom of God, or
the Kingdom of Heaven, as a way of life
which was to be established and come into
manifestation here on earth.

The prophets and the apostles also
taught, just as did the Lord, that the
Kingdom of Heaven on earth would
become manifest on earth in the last days.
These inspired writers also taught
that in the “last days” the Kingdom of
God, or the Kingdom of Heaven, on earth
would be the greatest and the most exalted
kingdom or nation on earth.

Since our study of the Kingdom of
Heaven on earth will be largely limited to
what the Lord taught, we shall cite but
few passages from the Old Scriptures. At
this juncture we want to call your attention
to Micah 4:1: “But in the last days
it shall come to pass, that the mountain
of the Lord shall be established
in the top of the mountains, and it
shall be exalted above the hills; and
people shall flow unto it.”

The word “mountain,” as every Bible
student knows, symbolizes kingdom, and
“hills” symbolize nations. Therefore Micah 4:1
could be paraphrased to read, “But in the last days it
shall come to pass, that the kingdom
nation of the house of the Lord shall be
established at the top of the kingdoms,
and it shall be exalted above the
nations..." .

In order to clearly and firmly establish
in our minds the fact that God's great ultimate
purpose throughout the ages has
been, and still is, the Kingdom of God on
earth, we shall quote a few scriptures and
list others.

While it was left largely to the
prophets to set forth God's ultimate and
long-range purpose for this earth, this
purpose is clearly indicated throughout all
the Scriptures. One such scripture is Numbers 14:20-
21: where we read, “And the Lord said,
I have pardoned according to thy
word: But as truly as I live, all the
earth shall be filled with the glory of
the Lord.”

Psalm 72: sets forth God's final purpose
for this earth, so we shall note a
number of verses from this beautiful
prophecy that will soon be a reality.
“Give the king thy judgments, O
God, and thy righteousness unto the
king's son. He shall judge thy people with
righteousness, and thy poor with
judgment. The mountains shall bring peace
to the people, and the little hills, by
righteousness. He shall judge the poor of the people,
he shall save the children of the
needy, and shall break in pieces the
oppressor. They shall fear thee as long as the
sun and moon endure, throughout all
generations. He shall come down like rain
upon the mown grass: as showers that
water the earth. In his days shall the righteous
flourish; and abundance of peace so
long as the moon endureth. He shall have
dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the
ends of the earth. They that dwell in the wilderness
shall bow before him; and his enemies
shall lick the dust..... Yea, all kings shall fall down
before him: all nations shall serve
him. For he shall deliver the needy
when he crieth; the poor also, and him
that hath no helper. He shall spare the poor and
needy, and shall save the souls of the
needy.... His name shall endure for ever:
his name shall be continued as long
as the sun: and men shall be blessed
in him: all nations shall call him
blessed. Blessed be the Lord God, the God
of Israel, who only doeth wondrous
things. And blessed be his glorious name
for ever: and let the whole earth be
filled with his glory; Amen, and

Rather than quoting here more scriptures
revealing God's ultimate purpose for
this earth, please read at your leisure
Isaiah, chapters 2, 11, 32, 35 and 66.
The prophets Jeremiah, Ezekiel,
Daniel, Joel, Micah, Zephaniah and others
all prophesied that God's ultimate
purpose for the earth is the Kingdom of
God on earth, when the will of God shall
be done in earth as it is in heaven. For
this reason this Kingdom of God on earth
is often spoken of as the Kingdom of
Heaven because it is of heavenly origin.
With this summation in mind of what
the Old Scriptures teach concerning the
Kingdom of God on earth, we shall consider
what the Lord taught relative to the
Kingdom of God, or the Kingdom of
Heaven, on earth.

In Matthew 6:9,10: Jesus exhorted
His disciples to make the Kingdom of God
their first petition. In these verses we
read, “After this manner therefore
pray ye: Our Father which art in
heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy
kingdom come. Thy will be done in
earth, as it is in heaven.” The church
has prayed this prayer for 2000 years and
now, according to prophecy and the Lord's
parables, the time has come for this
prayer to be answered.

One of the first references in the New
Scriptures to the Kingdom of Heaven on
earth is Matthew 8:11,12: “And I say
unto you, That many shall come from
the east and west, and shall sit down
with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob,
in the kingdom of heaven. But the
children of the kingdom shall be cast
out into outer darkness: There shall
be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Here we learn that the Kingdom of
Heaven on earth will be the fulfillment of
the promise of a great nation that was
given to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
The first recorded promise God made
to Abraham is found in Genesis 12:2
where we read, “And I will make of thee a
great nation, and I will bless thee, and
make thy name great; and thou shalt be a
blessing.” Subsequent prophecy makes it
clear that this nation was to come into
being in the “last days” as we have shown
in our book, “The United States in Bible

From the Lord's statement in Matthew
8:11 we would expect most of the people
who enter this kingdom or nation to come
from, or enter from, the east and the west
rather than from the north and the south.
The expression “sit down with Abraham,
Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven”
means that the people who are fortunate
enough to enter this nation would
enjoy and take part in the national and
material blessing God promised to the
descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob. In verse 12 Jesus makes a statement
which He repeats and emphasizes in great
detail in other kingdom parables, namely,
that this kingdom of God would be
cleansed, and even the children of the
kingdom who defy kingdom laws and
principles will eventually be removed
from this nation. This would cause weeping
and gnashing of teeth — loud protests
and anger.

Matthew 13: opens as follows: “The
same day went Jesus out of the house,
and sat by the sea side. And great
multitudes were gathered together
unto him, so that he went into a ship,
and sat; and the whole multitude
stood on the shore. And he spake
many things unto them in parables.”
There are seven parables in this one
chapter of fifty-eight verses, and six are
kingdom parables. The first parable is the
parable of the Sower and the Seed. And it
apparently is an introduction to the other
parables on the Kingdom of Heaven on