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his blessing, and through them, all peoples on earth will beblessed."The PresentKingdomG.The waiting was over; God's king had come to establish God'skingdom. His life, teaching, and miracles all proved that he waswho he said he was: God himself in human form. He had thepower to put everything right again, and he chose a verysurprising way of doing it: by dying in weakness on a cross. Itwas by his death that Jesus dealt with the problem of sin and madeit possible for human beings to come back into relationship withhis Father.The PerfectedKingdomA.One day Christ will return. There will be a great division. Hisenemies will be separated from his presence in hell, but his peoplewill join him in a perfect new creation. Then, at last, the gospelpromises will be completely fulfilled.TheProclaimedKingdomH.He ascended into heaven and made it clear that there would be adelay before he returned. The delay is to enable more people tohear about the good news of Christ so they can put their trust inhim and be ready for him when he comes.TheProphesiedKingdomC.During this depressing period in their history, God spoke to thepeople of Israel and Judah through some messengers. Heexplained that they were being punished for their sin but still