In the first century, John the Baptist began preaching that God's kingdom was at hand, that the time had arrived for it to be established. He was correct because all of the prophecies in the Old Testament pointed to 4 B.C. as the date of the Messiah's birth and John knew through the Holy Spirit Of God that the Messiah's ministry was about to be started.
The early prophecies had predicted that living water, the Word of God, would flow from the temple in Jerusalem when the kingdom of God is established. However, by the time that the prophet Ezekiel had begun to preach, Almighty God knew that these contingent prophecies regarding the kingdom would not be fulfilled because Israel had not repented. He knew that the Messiah's reign would end abruptly, that he would be killed for thirty pieces of silver, that he would resurrect from the dead, and that he would have to return to heaven and wait for another two thousand years before he would see the kingdom established in the earth.
As the later prophecies foretold, the Messiah was in fact crucified, and subsequent to his resurrection, he ascended into heaven where he waited for two thousand years. In April 2017, by the power of Almighty God, he returned to earth and the kingdom of God was finally established. Millions of people were sealed with the indwelling Holy Spirit Of God in preparation for his return. On his return, they began to be raptured into the newly established kingdom of God.
After six thousand years of waiting, the kingdom is indeed at hand, established in 2017 despite the naysayers, despite religious persecution, despite opposition from religious leaders, despite the Antichrist's threats, despite the devil's proclamations, and despite the emergence of directed energy weapons that are capable of cutting the human spirit out of the body. The year 2017 is the year of the Lord.
The Lord God Almighty El Shaddai