As we study God’s Word, we are assured at some point things will no longer be “business as usual”.  The world is becoming more filled with wickedness every passing day.  Ever since the entrance of sin into the world at the Garden of Eden, there has been evil in the world, sometimes more, sometimes less, but it’s always been with us.  Each generation looks back and says the older days were better, and I have to agree. But I take much comfort in knowing that evil will have an end.  Let’s read what John was told in Revelation:
Rev 11:15  And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
Rev 11:16  And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
Rev 11:17  Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
Rev 11:18  And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

 What exactly do we mean when we say “the kingdoms of this world”?  Well, first off, the Apostle Paul described Satan as the god of this world, and it is written in 2 Corinthians 4:3-10:
2Co 4:3  But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
2Co 4:4  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
2Co 4:5  For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
2Co 4:6  For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
2Co 4:7  But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
2Co 4:8  We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
2Co 4:9  Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
2Co 4:10  Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

    Paul tells us that the world’s ways are not God’s ways, because the whole world is under the influence of the devil.  Therefore, the things of God are abhorred by those who are lost.  Why? Because the lost have their eyes blinded to the truth of the Gospel, not necessarily of their own doing, but because the devil has taken them captive at his will. 
Let me clarify: people know deep inside what is right and wrong, for God has instilled us with that ability, but in pursuit of pleasing the “Big 3”, that is, me, myself, and I, choices are often made that set us on a path opposed to the ways and will of God. One bad choice leads to another as one’s conscience is seared by sin, and soon the ability to choose right from wrong is lost.
    Let’s use the example of a GPS unit that we use in our cars to navigate.  Picture yourself driving from California through a strange city in Missouri, on your way to Virginia when suddenly your GPS says “Signal lost’. You are now own your own with no guidance.  You THINK you know the way to your destination, yet you have no paper map with you to follow.  So you go the way you think is right, and it’s getting dark and soon you find yourself on a deserted road.  Not wanting to admit you don’t know where you’re going, you keep pressing on.  Your wife says, Are we lost?  No, dear, we’re not lost. (Men never admit to being lost.)  Hours later wife says again, Are we lost?  No, this is the right way.  Many hours later, wife says, If we’re not lost, why does the sign say  Jacksonville Florida, ten miles?  Dear, for the last time we are NOT lost!!  But the evidence clearly points to the fact that he is indeed lost, whether he believes so or not.  Such are the “kingdoms of the world”.  They’ve been wrong so long they think they’re right.  Unless they are guided by God, they’re lost, period.  Oh, they don’t think they’re lost, because, as the old saying goes, “How can 100,000 men be wrong?”  Easy; the same way one man can be wrong, and that’s by following the wrong path.  The only difference is, most of the world is on the wrong path, following the devil’s ways, so they think God’s ways are the wrong way.
    I used to fly an airplane, and if I was off to a distant point, I would plot my heading carefully, allowing for any wind deflection.  Only a degree off in my calculation would cause me to miss my destination by quite a way.  Here’s a tip:  if you’re in New York, headed for California, the devil will NOT tell you to head East, because you’re too smart to fall for that lie.  But he will try to get you to set your Westerly course just a few degrees too far South, and you won’t notice it being just a little off, will you?  (it’s just a little bit)  Probably not, that is, until you’ve driven for days and find yourself in Mexico, then you’re not happy.  Well, see, the kingdoms of this world are in that same situation.  They’re being led by the wrong guide, whose directions are guaranteed to get them lost.  And once the journey is over, it’s too late to turn back and get on the right road.
    But it isn’t too late for you if you’re reading this.  Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and the ONLY path to the Kingdom of God.  Every other way is a detour that leads ultimately to a dead end.  So why not do a “kingdom” check right now?  Which kingdom do YOU belong to? the Kingdom of God, or the kingdoms of the world?  You see, the Bible says there will be a day when The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.  In other words, Jesus Christ is coming back to take over as Lord of Lords and King of Kings forever, and in that day you don’t want to be found in the wrong kingdom, or things are going to be very hard for you.  If after reading this, you’ve found you’re on the wrong road, you can switch roads. You start by asking Christ Jesus to be your Lord and Savior and your Guide through life.  Then you follow His leading wherever He takes you.
 You’ll never experience the “kicked in the gut” feeling of “SIGNAL LOST” with Jesus, just the calm assurance your citizenship is now in the Kingdom of God.
    It is written in Romans 10:13,  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.  So if you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, why not call out to Him right now, praying this simple prayer:
Heavenly Father, I find I’m not on the path that leads to life eternal.  I thought I was, but now I see my path has taken me out of the way and I realize I’m lost. Your Word says if I call upon the name of the Lord, I will be saved, so Lord, I’m calling right now, asking, please forgive my sins and save me and lead me in Your way, in Jesus’ name. Amen.