And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them. Luke 17:20-23
The religious leaders wanted to know, when will the Kingdom of God come? And maybe your asking the same question today, when will Gods kingdom come? Well according to Jesus “The Kingdom of God is within You” so in other words the Kingdom of God is already here! Now with that being said , dont forget we still live in a fallen world of sin and death (Genesis 3) and this current world is being ruled by Satan (1 John 5:19)
So how is Gods Kingdom already here on Earth? Well don’t forget the Holy Spirit lives inside of Born Again believers, the Spirit of God is inside of you, the Kingdom of God within you. We must also remember the purpose of The Church, we are the hands and feet of Christ, the Salt of the Earth, the Light of the World, we are the Kingdom of God here in the fallen world.
For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Luke 17:24-27
Let’s not also forget that Jesus Christ is physically returning also, and when He returns he will abolish all evil and build God’s eternal and perfect Kingdom. As Jesus prophesied he must first suffer many things, meaning his death on the cross to pay for the sins of the world. However many will still reject his salvation therefore judgement is coming upon the wicked world
Jesus said his return will be like the “Days of Noah” , people will go about their daily lives, partying, marrying, living their best lives now when the reality is judgement is upon them. Start alert, don’t fall asleep , The Lord shall return like a “Thief in the Night” , He will come at a time when you least expect him, don’t be caught off guard
If you are Born Again, the Kingdom of God is within You, Go into the world and preach the good news of Jesus and baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Amen!