My Kingdom is not of this World

Is John 18:36 speaking, spiritually, of the Body of Christ coming into the great tribulation? Let's examine.


Joh 2:3-4 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine… Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.



Joh 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is NOT OF THIS WORLD: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Joh 18:11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, PUT UP THY SWORD INTO THE SHEATH: (now is not the time to fight) the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

Joh 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because YE ARE NOT OF THIS WORLD, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

Joh 8:23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: YE ARE OF THIS WORLD; I am not of this world.

1Co 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet NOT the wisdom OF THIS WORLD, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

1Co 2:8 Which none of the princes OF THIS WORLD knew: for had they known [], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Lu 21:24 And they shall FALL BY THE EDGE OF THE SWORD, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

Mic 4:10 Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and THOU SHALT GO [] TO BABYLON; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.


Joh 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is NOT OF THIS WORLD: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight <75>, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

1Ti 6:12 Fight <75> the good FIGHT OF FAITH, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

2Ti 4:7 I have fought <75> a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH:

Zec 14:2 For I will gather all nations AGAINST JERUSALEM TO BATTLE; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

Zec 14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and FIGHT AGAINST THOSE NATIONS, as when he fought in the day of battle.

Zec 14:14 And Judah also shall FIGHT AT JERUSALEM; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.

Jer 51:30 The mighty men of BABYLON HAVE FORBORN TO FIGHT, they have remained in [their] holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwellingplaces; her bars are broken.

Re 2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will FIGHT AGAINST THEM WITH THE SWORD OF MY MOUTH.

Re 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a SHARP SWORD, that with it he should SMITE THE NATIONS: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Lu 21:22 For these be the DAYS OF VENGEANCE, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

2Th 1:8 In flaming fire TAKING VENGEANCE on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

Heb 10:30 For we know him that hath said, VENGEANCE [belongeth] UNTO ME, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall JUDGE HIS PEOPLE.


Re 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become [the KINGDOM] OF OUR LORD, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

Re 19:14 And the armies [] in heaven FOLLOWED HIM UPON WHITE HORSES, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

Heb 2:5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection THE WORLD TO COME, whereof we speak.

Re 21:1 And I saw a NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.


Joh 18:36 appears to be parabolic of the fact that Christ had to endure the atonement without a fight. Spiritually, this would point to His Body in tribulation when the one-third was under judgment with the unsaved church. It was not a time for revenge, which comes at the revelation of Christ.