(With a view to establishing His eternal Messianic Kingdom of Heaven)
DANIEL 2:44. THE PROPHET DANIEL'S VISION OF THE EVERLASTING KINGDOM:
"The God of Heaven will set up a Kingdom that shall never be destroyed, and His Kingdom shall not be delivered up to another people , (e.g. The Muslims believe they have now supplanted it with their claim to be, "the only true faith in the sight of God". - Koran 3:19 - "For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and they shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive, if it were possible, even the elect of God." - John 24:24) and it shall break in pieces, (As in its fracturing into Protestant and other schismatic variants of Christian belief) and it shall consume all other kingdoms, and itself shall stand forever. " Remembering, too, that the Messiah also said, " Other sheep I have, not of this fold, them also, I must bring. " (John 10:16)
"I (Daniel) beheld in the vision of the night, and lo, one like the son-of-man came with the clouds of heaven , and he came to the Ancient of Days : and they presented him before Him. And, He gave him power, and glory, and a Kingdom : and all peoples, tribes and tongues shall serve Him : (Psalm 71:17-18) His power is an everlasting power that shall not be taken away : and His Kingdom shall never be destroyed."
"The saints of the Most High God shall receive the Kingdom : and they shall possess the Kingdom for ever and ever."
MATTHEW 16:13-19 : THE MESSIAH ESTABLISHES HIS 'KINGDOM-CHURCH-OF-THE-SAINTS'
Jesus asked of His disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" They replied, "Some say you are John the Baptist, some say you are Elijah(Elias), while others say you are Jeremiah, or one of the prophets."
Jesus said to them, "Yes, but who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered him and said, " You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God. " Jesus then said to him, " Blessed are you Simon Bar-Jona, because flesh and blood (a man) has not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in Heaven. "
Now, I say to you Peter, "You are Peter (meaning 'rock') - (Remember, at their 1st meeting, Christ said to Simon, you are Simon son-of-John: you shall be called 'Cephas' - which means Peter, a stone or a rock) and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall never prevail against it. I will give to you (Peter) the keys to the Kingdom of heaven. What you bind upon earth shall also be bound in Heaven, and what you loose upon earth shall also be loosed in Heaven."
Later, He also said to Peter, " Satan desires to have you all, that he may sift you like wheat: but I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith will not fail, and it is for you, when you have been converted, to confirm (strengthen and keep together) your brethren." (Luke 22:31-32) " And I dispose to you, (and the saints) as My Father has disposed to Me, a Kingdom, that you may eat and drink at My table in My Kingdom. " (Luke 22:29-30)
AT THE END-TIME : THE MESSIAH SHALL COME IN THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN...
MATTHEW 24:29-31 & Mark 13:24-27
"The powers of Heaven shall be moved : then shall appear the sign of the Son-of-Man in heaven : and then shall all tribes of the earth mourn : they shall see the Son-of-Man coming in the clouds with much power and majesty, and He shall send His angels with a trumpet, and a great voice : and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest parts of the heavens to the utmost bounds of them. "
GOD'S PLAN FULFILLED - in summary now...
The Messiah, "in Whom dwelt the fulness of God, bodily" (Colossians 2:9) proclaimed all power in Heaven and on earth is Mine , and He established His Church giving it power to bind on earth what would also be bound in Heaven. It would be a 'Kingdom' acting, teaching and blessing in His Name, in perpetuity, until the end of time . (Matthew 16:18-19; 28:20)
And, this is how God is fulfilling His Perpetual Covenant with Abraham, to bless him with children from all the nations, in number "as the stars in the heavens and the sands of the seashore... as reward for his obedience." (Genesis 22:16; Apocalypse 7:9)
His Plan is fulfilled through Abraham's ancestral line of Isaac, Jacob-Israel, Judah, King
the Virgin Mary
and His Jewish Messiah Whose Saving Kingdom would have no end.
"Salvation is of the Jews", declared the Messiah. (John 4:22)
"None can come to the Father except by Me." (John 14:6)
There is no provision by God for any subsequent power to supplant His own true Messianic religion. His Plan is complete!
"Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, all nations shall magnify Him." (Psalm 71:17-18) His Son-of-God-Messiah calls all peoples to Himself. Today He is reaching out, especially to all Muslim peoples. "There IS no other God but Me." (Isaiah 45:22) "Come to Me...!" (Matt.11:28) (Muhammad was deceived by his 'Gabriel-impersonator-angel' who appeared to him as an 'angel of light' - 2 Cor.11:14)
"Now this is eternal life: That they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ Whom Thou hast sent." (John 17:3)
Jesus said to His disciples, "All power in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore, and teach
all the nations; and baptise them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Teach them to observe all the things I have commanded you: and behold, I am with you all days until the end
of the world." (Matthew 28:18-20) "The gates of hell shall never prevail against you." (Matthew 16:18)