Jesus told us that the kingdom of God coming, but not with signs to be observed (Luke 17:20-21). We should not be surprised therefore that history does not record the coming of the kingdom. The kingdom indeed has come (see Jesus Christ Has Already Come Again) and is in our midst, just as Jesus promised.
If this seems hard for you to accept, go to the third chapter of 1 Corinthians and see what Paul said to his readers in Corinth. He said that they were “babes in Christ” because they were not spiritual, but fleshly. Spiritual people relate to unseen things (most notably, God). Fleshly people relate to things they can see and touch and understand. This is why so many people are seeking church instead of the kingdom of God (the former being visible, the latter being invisible).
Church is something you can see – just like the kingdom of Israel was. But earthly kingdoms can always be shaken or corrupted. Therefore, God’s ultimate plan was to put a spiritual kingdom in our midst to which we could each submit day after day. Jesus Christ is the King of this kingdom, and He Himself is invisible. We knew Him according to the flesh, but we know Him thus no longer. This kingdom cannot be shaken or corrupted, and spiritually-minded people are willing to seek it.
All over the world there are people who believe that Jesus will come again some day in the future in a fleshly kingdom. Do not join with such people for they are fleshly minded. Instead, join with your Lord for a kingdom that is not future but present, not fleshly but spiritual. If you do, then the life you live in the flesh will bring glory to Him.
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible.