The Kingdom of God on Earth
Jesus taught the disciples to seek first the Kingdom of God, rather than the world, and to establish His righteousness [Matthew 6:33]. The Kingdom is God's promise to His people [Luke 12:31-32; Matthew 5:5]. Yet the promise of the Kingdom is not just something that awaits us after we die, but it is a physical place as well, where the people of God dwell in righteousness, peace, and joy. Thus our prayer is "Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." [Matthew 6:9-10].
It is this Kingdom which Daniel saw which should never be destroyed. For Daniel told King Nebuchadnezzar "the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure." [Daniel 2:44-45].
Zion is the physical representation of the Kingdom of God and the Restored Church is the instrument to bring it forth. The following two principles can be viewed in any order. Each principle utilizes the King James Version of the Bible.