The spirit has always been more controlling of the flesh. The flesh is weak. Cut off the member and it is no longer controlling. The only way to cut off the spirit is death. And we have established that the spirit is immortal. There is your monarchy. What spirit will be the head of the monarchy? Revelation tells us that. smkolins made sense when he stated: smkolins also made sense when he stated: The flesh doesn't seem all that immortal to me. While you and I die, the flesh lives on through offspring. But that's just me thinking out loud. There is peace and contentment in God's will. As we understand through history and what we see in today's world, the expansion of government by land and ideology is a sign of discontentment. And it shields itself, since and before the Crusades, by the concept of intension of spreading Jesus' message.