I just responded to the gentleman’s comment following, who challenged the concept of God setting-up a literal Kingdom on earth, thus the promise of Christ’s Millennium Kingdom. Just thought I’d share while I have it copied on my clipboard.
I don’t disagree with your sentiment but don’t make the mistake of the Jews in thinking that Christ’s kingdom would be one of this earth. His kingdom has already been established and it is his Church on earth. Not one built with man’s hands. Remember “If you tear down this temple I will rebuild it in three days.” Christ was referring to himself being crucified and being raised from the dead three days later.
The prophecies are clear that having judged the kingdoms of man on earth, that Christ the Stone will thereafter set up His Millennium Kingdom on this Earth before the eternal appears in Rev 21-22
34 - Thou sawest till that a stone [Christ] was cut out without hands, which smote the image [Kingdoms of man on earth] upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
35 - Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone [Christ] that smote the image became a great mountain [Christ Millennium Kingdom on earth] , and filled the whole earth.
Abraham was unconditionally promised Canaan when having asked how he should know he should inherit Canaan...
7 - And he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.
8 - And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
God then made a covenant with Abraham which required nothing of Abraham to make it happen - [Gen 15:12-18].
However, we know that Abraham died having not received the promise, having been consistently referred to as being a stranger in the land of promise [Heb 11:8-10+13]... how can this be?
39 - And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received NOT the promise:
40 - God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
Because unlike those who inherited Canaan under the law lost it [Ancient Israel], because the law only condemns... Abraham however, and all of those that have ‘The Faith of Abraham’ shall inherit it through faith, even a faith that states that God is so faithful to keep His promise towards us that He is prepared to raise the dead to keep it.
Accounting that God was able to raise him [Isaac] up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
And that is the same faith we have who believe in Jesus, that with faithful Abraham we will at Christ return be raised with faithful Abraham to inherit the Kingdom...
There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye [Jews trusting in the Law] shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
The coming Millennium Kingdom that Jesus shall set up on this Earth for a thousand years, is a must, else God is a lair who promised Abraham that he would inherit literal Canaan on this Earth foretold to be the prominent Kingdom ruling over all other kingdoms on the earth.
And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left [survivors of Second Coming] of all the nations which came against Jerusalem [Armageddon] shall even go up from year to year to worship the King [At jerusalem], the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
And we who believe and follow Jesus shall rule and reign with Him from the first heaven, over this earth and not another...
And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
...for the thousand years duration...
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
All this before the eternal order begins as recorded in Rev 21-22
26 - And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
27 - And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
28 - And I will give him the morning star.
29 - He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Indeed it seems incredible that we should be capable of holding positions, let alone being trusted with such authority...
1 Corinthians 6:2-3
2 - Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
3 - Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
...forgetting what we shall be having the resurrection when we shall receive our new immortal and incorruptible frames [bodies]...
1 John 3:2
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Still you are right to say that “Christ’s Kingdom does already exist” and is currently fighting through believers on earth, but it hasn’t been established in the totality promised yet, which is why we pray...
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.