Luke 17. Gods kingdom.
Where is this kingdom? Can I find it on GPS? Can I visit with my family? Can I go there and have an audience with the King?
“20 Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.”‘
The kingdom is here. The kingdom is now. The kingdom of God is people. The borders of the kingdom are enlarged every time another person receives Jesus as their savior. The passport required is the cross of Jesus. Did he die to save you from your sins? Have you said to him, “forgive me Jesus, I accept your gift of forgiveness.”? If the answer is yes then welcome into the kingdom.
Some day our King will return to claim all that is his. All those that are his.
“22 Then he said to his disciples, “The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it. 23 Men will tell you, ‘There he is!’ or ‘Here he is!’ Do not go running off after them. 24 For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. 25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.”‘
We do long to see our King.
An audience with him is a prayer away. Unfortunately it’s still more like a landline call than a FaceTime chat but God does hear us when we pray and he speaks to us through his word, through other believers and through his still small voice in our hearts.
The kingdom of God is here now. Jesus is waiting and asking us if we want to be citizens. I am one. Will you join too?