Monday, November 19, 2012

The Kingdom of God is in the Pharisees

Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:21

My best friend gave me a nice King James Bible. It has large print and is easy to read, but is not a study Bible with a lot of notes. Yet it has a little note by the above verse--"Or among you."

So many teach and believe that the kingdom of God is a hidden, personal thing. It is something inside you. In fact it was in the Pharisees who questioned Jesus (Luke 17: 20).

But I do not. I believe the kingdom is without you. It will rule the world regardless of how you feel or do not feel about it. Imagine someone saying "The government of the United States is within you." Try not paying taxes based on that.

At the very moment these Pharisees asked Jesus about the kingdom, they were talking to the king.

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