Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst. Luke 17:20-21
Where is the kingdom of God? Simply, wherever God is king. Jesus is the king of the universe. So, wherever He is, there the kingdom of God is as well. The Pharisees who expected a radical revival of national Israel, did not understand that that they were talking with the king! For us today, certainly the kingdom of God is in heaven (the abode of God) and in the hearts of believers as well. When Jesus prayed ‘thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven’, what in essence He was saying is ‘this is how the kingdom of God comes’… as people submit their hearts to king Jesus and they and the influence they have become part of the kingdom of God. That’s how the kingdom grows, by the way.
Is everything in my influence part of the kingdom of God? When did Jesus become ruler of my heart?
God, may the kingdom of God grow this day because You are working in me and through me. Lord, You know the big needs of my life and ministry, would you meet them with Your power? Please show Your love, affection and power.