God does not dwell in symbols or things made of man’s devising. There are no man-made cities Societies or structures that are pleasing to God . But for the God of this age they are. And it is with these counterfeits that he steals the affections of the hearts of people who have rejected the cross of the Christ to implement other gods for them to be condemned, and Satan will fill full his role. He is the God of the vacuum. This is “the one who is coming is according to Satan with all lying signs and wonders with all lying signs and wonders if possible to deceive the elect”.
This is a duplication of the things people are associated with God through symbols, including the old Covenant. They reject “The Kingdom of God at hand” for another. Christ said “Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.” (Mt 16.23)
It is those who are born again that can see the kingdom of God, and those born from above can enter the kingdom of God, because they are Elementally different. For this reason the phrase, “the Kingdom of God is at hand” is of a ubiquitous nature. For this reason the phrase “the kingdom of God is at hand” can be entered anytime for us who are born again. For us it is our reality.
We now know it is blasphemy to associate any of Gods things as being carnal, visible or physical. For “The time that is coming already is when you will not worship God in Jerusalem, but in Spirit and truth” and so we do. Showing for us, the elect the contrast and the competition with “Spirit and Truth”.
We see Satan cursed from the garden saying on your belly thou shalt go, and now you shall eat dust all the days of the life. Satan was judged. He has never been allowed to operate outside of His God given task. He can he dust. God never lost control.
Humanity in a free fall from God does. The fall that was sustained by religion is rejected and we are in a free-fall.
When people reject God they don’t get the next best thing but the opposite. They get the counterfeit, mimicker and wannabe.
Scripture warns that there would be a time like the days of Noah when corruption would permeate every aspect of morality. When humanity would be in a free fall. The elect would understand and clamor to the things of God.
The Kingdom of God is at hand” does not mean it is eminent. It means Gods Kingdom is operational and active even now.