Dan. 2:44 - Daniel prophesies an earthly kingdom that will never be destroyed. Either this is a false prophecy, or the earthly kingdom requires succession.
Isa. 22:20 - in the old Davidic kingdom, Eliakim succeeds Shebna as the chief steward of the household of God. The kingdom employs a mechanism of dynastic succession. King David was dead for centuries, but his kingdom is preserved through a succession of representatives.
Isa. 22:19 - Shebna is described as having an “office” and a “station.” An office, in order for it to be an office, has successors. In order for an earthly kingdom to last, a succession of representatives is required. This was the case in the Old Covenant kingdom, and it is the case in the New Covenant kingdom which fulfills the Old Covenant. Jesus our King is in heaven, but He has appointed a chief steward over His household with a plan for a succession of representatives.
Isa. 22:21 - Eliakim is called “father” or “papa” of God’s people. The word Pope used by Catholics to describe the chief steward of the earthly kingdom simply means papa or father in Italian. This is why Catholics call the leader of the Church “Pope.” The Pope is the father of God’s people, the chief steward of the earthly kingdom and Christ’s representative on earth.
Isa. 22:22 - we see that the keys of the kingdom pass from Shebna to Eliakim. Thus, the keys are used not only as a symbol of authority, but also to facilitate succession. The keys of Christ’s kingdom have passed from Peter to Linus all the way to our current Pope with an unbroken lineage for almost 2,000 years.
Above courtesy of ScriptureCatholic.com.
Christ Kingdom was established at Pentecost. With the descent of the Holy Spirit and the setting up of the office of dynastic succession. With our Lord enthroned in the eucharist. This is what was established in the 1st century. You must understand the Kingdom of God is the Catholic church. To further characterize my statement here’s some more scripture:
Matt. 13:47-50 says: “**Again, the kingdom of heaven **is like a net which was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind; when it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sortd the good into vessels but threw away the bad. So it will be at the close of the age. …”
It is also written about the Ten Virgins. Five foolish and five wise. Now we no that no one in heaven is foolish. And no one in heaven will be thrown in the fire.
So my point being is that Jesus said that many will see the establishment of His kingdom. Which is His Holy Catholic Church.