The βασιλεία τοῦ θεοῦ (Basileia tou Theou), translated as, “the Kingdom of God” has three interrelated dimensions. It is 1) the people of God, 2) the authority of God and 3) and place where God dwells. When the people of God, the Church, embrace the authority of God in a covenantal way, then they become a temple where God dwells with mankind both individually and collectively (1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19; Eph. 2:22). Since the people of God are a temple which is a microcosm of the Kingdom, the Church serves as a mustard seed of the Kingdom or as a beachhead or colony, until the Kingdom matures to the point that the Church’s cult and culture become one as pictured in Revelation 21:22 – where the whole City has become the dwelling of God with man. The Kingdom of God is the empire lead by the Emperor, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ.
Also see Basileia, Covenant, Ecclesial City, Fellowship and Kingdomculture.