The Kingdom of God is Within You

In Luke, 17:20-21 they ( Pharisees and Sadducees) had asked Jesus ‘when’ the kingdom would come. His answer was: 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.

I used to think about that verse and honestly think that the kingdom was with-in us, but that is not what this passage is saying. Jesus, as the kingdom of God; was standing right there with them, in their midst. That word with-in in the Greek is entos, pronounced en-tos’ which means within you: or, among you.

The Kingdom of God is referring to the inner change that takes place when people place their trust in God.

Earlier Jesus had said that they ( Pharisees and Sadducees) were a generation of vipers.

Mt 3:7 ¶ But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

The kingdom of God would not be inside of those who asked this question because those who asked were the Pharisee’s. ( generation of vipers)

The purest Living Water was flowing in and out of the lives of the Apostles on a daily basis, much as He does today in our lives, in the form of the Holy Spirit. In their day, He was walking amongst them in the flesh. In our day, He lives inside of us…, inside of the house of flesh, our Sukkah. Christ in us, the hope of glory. When you and I have the kingdom of Christ established in our heart, it is because Christ is formed in us.
 
We have Christ’s Spirit: He is formed within us, becoming our hope of glory.
 
The human heart unveiled were sometimes foolish, disobedient deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. We can not deny this truth about the human heart. Not only that but the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? But when we allow Him to reign in our hearts, He is ruling in His kingdom, because we belong to Him.
 
The Kingdom is essentially God‘s reign in the individual soul, full and overflowing with His love.
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About eudoranachand

A Spirit filled disciple who continually seeks His kingdom and His righteousness.
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