The Kingdom of God is Within you
One day a group of Pharisees asked Jesus when the kingdom of God would come; and Jesus replied to them in Luke 17:20-21, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here! or See there! for indeed the kingdom of God is within you.” Imagine that, all this time we thought the kingdom of God was way out there somewhere beyond the stars and out of the reach of man; but lo, and behold, Jesus said the kingdom of God with all of its resources is right here inside of us and all we have to do to enjoy its liberties is activate it. After learning where the kingdom of God was located; the Pharisees should have asked Jesus, “How do we activate the kingdom of God within us? but they didn’t.” Instead of rebuking the religious leaders for their ignorance of spiritual things; Jesus told them we already possess everything we will ever need to live a successful life in the kingdom because the kingdom is within us. The power, the strength, the joy, the peace, the goodness, the love, everything God represents is inside of us right now just waiting to be released into our life.
Now that you know where the kingdom of God is located; what would you give to know how to activate or release the power of the kingdom along with all of its resources into your life so you can defeat every problem that confronts you? Would you give your fortune, your homes, your lands, all that you own? That is what it will cost you to activate the kingdom of God in you. You will have to give Him the things you love the most before He will give to you the One He loved the most and activate the power of His kingdom in your life. Don’t worry about the things you will give in exchange for your soul, what He gives to you is far more valuable than the earthly goods you own.
So, how do we activate the kingdom of God within us? If you have not given your life to the Lord, you must. If you have not repented of your sins and asked Jesus to forgive you of them; you must. For a person to enter the kingdom of heaven they must be born again. That means you must be made spiritually alive where you become cognizant of who God is and what He has done for you. If you have not been born again you have a dead consciousness that separates you from God because of your sin. But after you are born again you become conscious of the fact that God is real and Jesus is the Son the Father gave to purchase the rights to your life when He died on the cross for your sins. Jesus paid a price you could never pay because your sin demands a just punishment for its wrongdoing just like serving God demands a just reward for doing what is right. Hell is the punishment for one, eternal life the reward for the other. But you cannot understand God’s plan of salvation until you ask Him to make your spirit person alive and the kingdom of God has been activated in your life. Then you will come to know God and your life will change dramatically. DThrash