Luke 17.20-21 Audio
The Kingdom of God According to Jesus
Through the ministry of Jesus there was a misconception about who He is and about His rule and reign as Messiah or King. Most believed God’s Kingdom to be a future event and a future establishment. Here in our text for this morning, Jesus explains that the Kingdom of God is already established. It is future in the sense of it’s full consummation but it is a current reality, it began with the ministry of Jesus and continues throughout our day and will be fully established when the reign of Christ visibly covers the entire planet as seen in Psalm 22.
These two verses today cover the current Kingdom, which Christ established when His ministry began some 2000 years ago.
The way in which we can move past some of these misconceptions is to understand the question that Jesus is asked. The word Kingdom comes from the Greek word βασιλεία, which means not Kingdom per se but Kingship or we might say rule or reign.
It’s not wrong when you think of God’s Kingdom to think of those in which His rule and reign are seen…the church.
TT- Wherever God is truly recognized and honored as King, there you find His kingdom. Continue Reading