Luke 17:20-21 “… when he (Jesus) 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.”
Many people have struggled with the question about the kingdom of God till this day. I am sure you have heard some people preach about the Kingdom of God. It was the same with the people of old; they had heard teachings about this new kingdom that was to come. It was same in the days of Jesus; the great Biblical scholars of old could not provide an answer to the numerous questions regarding the kingdom of God. So, on a given occasion the teachers of the law approached Jesus and asked when this Kingdom was going to come, and Jesus gave them a very remarkable answer which I believe they did not understand because of their attitude afterwards.
In our text verse for the week, Jesus told the Pharisees that the Kingdom of God was not going to come in observation. This means the kingdom of God is not something we can see with our optical eyes (Luke 19:11). Jesus told these people that the kingdom of God is within them. Hallelujah! That is why in Romans 14:17 the Bible says
“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”
This is wonderful because you do not need to struggle to have the kingdom of God when you were born again your spirit was infused with the Kingdom of God.
This means you are righteous, you are peaceful and you have joy within you. This is your present hour reality that no one can reverse. Get used to your new nature in Christ and the blessing of God will overflow in your life. Righteousness is your birthright, peace is your birthright and joy is your birthright. You are more than what you see in the outside, the true person lives in the inside of you.
Father, I am a kingdom carrier. Thank you for imparting righteousness, peace and joy into my spirit. I will open my heart this week for the kingdom of God to flow out from me and touch others; in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Have a blessed week,