Here’s an excerpt from The Citizens of God’s Kingdom, Sherif Gendy's contribution to the November issue of Tabletalk
A king must have a people over whom to reign, and it is no different for the King of God’s kingdom, the Lord Jesus Christ. As the kingdom’s King, Christ reigns over men and women whom God has called from every nation and tribe and language and people to be citizens of His kingdom. The climactic manifestation of God’s kingdom people that we see in Revelation 7:9–10 finds its root in God’s redemptive acts in the Old Testament. Throughout the history of redemption, God called His people in order to reign over them in a way that reveals His holy character and accomplishes His good purposes.