04 May Kingdom Of God
Of the six “journalistic questions” every good interviewer asks—Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? — the Pharisees’ focus was of no surprise to Jesus. He knew their hearts, their every thought; knew that this sect debated whether God’s unchallenged rule [Kingdom] would come at a time unknown to them [humanity] but set by God, or when their entire nation [Israel] repented. “When will the Kingdom of God come?” they asked. The Messiah, already standing among them, answered . . . but they did not recognize Him, and could not receive…. They had not received Him into their hearts.
The kingdom of God doesn’t come by counting the days on the calendar. Nor when someone says, ‘Look here!’ or ‘There it is!’ And why? Because God’s kingdom is already among you. Luke 17:20-21 MSG
Declaration: We believe Jesus is the Christ, our Resurrected Lord; His Kingdom is within us, in our heart; we receive Him, by faith.