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What is the kingdom of God? (Luke 17: 21)

The whole of Jesus’ own preaching, teaching, and ministry is centered in these words: “The kingdom of God is at hand” (Mark 1:15). He came as the Saviour-lamb to rescue and redeem mankind to know his original estate in the divine order. The dynamic of Christian life and ministry is found in understanding the kingdom of God, which is not in “eating and drinking” (that is, ritual performance), but in “righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 14:17).

A kingdom is a place where a king rules. The kingdom of God is wherever God reigns over the lives of His subjects. The kingdom of God is not visible because God is not visible. It is a spiritual kingdom, not a visible one. Jesus Christ said, “The kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21).

Jesus gave us, in the Lord’s Prayer, a petition to God: “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt. 6:10). This prayer shows the priority Jesus gave to the kingdom of God. Can we not say that the kingdom of God will come on Earth when the will of God is as respected here as it is in heaven, when the visible world totally reflects the invisible world? I think we can. In the Kingdom of God, everything is subject to God’s power, instantly, with no question. In the visible world, there is resistance to God’s will.

The kingdom of God is eternal. At the present time, it is an invisible kingdom here in our midst. Wherever there are those who honor Jesus Christ, the King, and wherever the Spirit of the King is, there is the kingdom of God.
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