But there is a promise of an even greater, more eternal reward to come in heaven. Residents of God’s kingdom within a kingdom have the hope and the promise that beyond this life the kingdom of God goes on. They will be a part of it, enjoying great rewards for all that they have endured for the sake of Christ and his kingdom. Like all those persecuted for righteousness in the centuries before – the prophets of Yahweh – they will enter into an eternal kingdom, the characteristics of which have not been fully revealed. One thing is for certain though; it will be a kingdom of righteousness, and those in that kingdom will be blessed.