One of the deceptions of our generation has been to put present realities into a future fulfillment. If we are continually longing for some future event we will never be empowered to overcome in our current reality. It is like always waiting for something in the future, but never occupying anything in our present reality.
One manifestation of this deception is found when people read the book of Revelation. Most believers, cannot read the book of Revelation with a right now mindset, because we have been taught we are going to be left behind, be raptured out of here or because the book of Revelation is the last book of the Bible it means it is the “end”. The Greek mindset is linear, the Hebrew mindset is cyclical, if you read Revelation 22 which speaks of a new heaven and a new earth, it is a perfect match for Genesis 1 which speaks of a new heaven and a new earth. The Bible is cyclical, not linear, just like when the clock strikes midnight, it ends one day and begins another.
Now listen to Revelation 11 “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.” And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying, We give You thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who are and who were, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign.” This is not a future reality, this is a present reality. The kingdom of the world HAS BECOME, present reality; HAVE BEGUN TO REIGN, present reality. My friends, Jesus the Christ is reigning over the world right now. What we are seeing is the residue of an old kingdom that Satan used to rule, but it is no longer in control, it no longer has power.
I want to encourage you to not submit to a defeated system, to not believe the residue of a conquered kingdom, to not listen to the narrative of a dead ruler. The old has gone, the new has come and right now Jesus is reigning over the kingdom of the world and is making it His kingdom for He will reign over it forever. Welcome to forever my friends!