“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.” Romans 14:17
“Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21
The rule of the Kingdom of God begins within an individual, then spreads outward to affect all that relates to that individual, and beyond until gradually it fills all the earth.
“You saw till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon its feet that were of iron and clay, and broke them to pieces. 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 threshing-floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.” Daniel 2:34-35
“Behold, I will send My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before Me: and the Lord, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom you delight in: behold, He shall come, says the Lord of hosts.” Malachi 3:1
In the fullness of time, through a specific act of intervention (the Lord … shall suddenly come to His temple), the Lord will “lift” a corporate body of overcomers whom He has prepared, into a higher realm where they will be “empowered” for the outworking of His end-time purposes.
“For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.” I Corinthians 4:20
These overcomers are being “made ready” (tested and proven), as they rise above all the temptations of the enemy, to be lifted at the appointed time into this higher realm of power and authority, with consequence.
“And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigns.” Revelation 19:6
Presently, we are living close to the end of the time of preparation. Only after this end-time intervention, can the Kingdom of God begin to expand until it fills all the earth.