Daniel 7:18 (KJV)
18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and
possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
Jesus told His disciples that it's the Father's desired to give them His kingdom
Luke 12:32 (ASV)
32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good
pleasure to give you the kingdom.
The saints will judge the world and even angels. A king is a judge....God was also called Judge of the Earth. Genesis 18:25
1 Corinthians 6:2-3 (KJV)
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?
The saints will rule on the Earth
Revelation 5:9-11 (KJV)
9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy
to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
10 And hast
made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders:
and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
Two important things to take note of in the verse below. Jesus is currently sitting on His Father's throne in Heaven, and but Jesus said, those who over they will sit on His throne. When Jesus returns,
He will sit on the throne He inherited from His ancestor David. That's the throne all of God's people will sit with Him on and rule over the Earth.
Luke 1:32 (ASV)
He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
Isaiah 9:7 (ASV)
7 Of the increase of his government and
of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of Jehovah of hosts will perform this.
The saints will rule alongside Jesus
Revelation 3:21 (KJV)
To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
The saints will be given power over the Nations
Revelation 2:26-27 (KJV)
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.
The kingdom of God will never stop increasing.....this is talking about the territory, and the territory cannot be limited to just the
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order
it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
When God creates something He creates it for a purpose, this includes the universe that has countless stars and planets revolving around them.
The creation is in bondage
until the sons of God have been set free from their bondage
Romans 8:19-22 (ASV)
19 For the earnest expectation of the creation waiteth for the revealing of the sons of God.
20 For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but by reason of him who subjected it, in hope
that the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth
and travaileth in pain together until now.
This creation that in Romans 8 19 -22, is not limited to the Earth, it includes the entire universe. The planets in the universe are in a state of emptiness and lifelessness. But it will not remain in that state forever. When the children of God have
been glorifed, they will release the universe from it's bondage.