The kingdom of heaven is at hand, right here and right now. There will be no kingdom set up on earth for 1,000 years. Jesus Christ has no further use for this earth other than to burn it up at his second coming. At the ascension of Christ, he assumed his scepter to rule his kingdom with a rod of iron. If we are faithful to serve God in his kingdom, we can rule and reign with Jesus Christ right now in the church kingdom.