Where is the Kingdom Of God? Many today are looking for a physical kingdom. But Jesus tells us differently. Luke 17:20,2120 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
Jesus tells us to seek the Kingdom of God. Why? Matthew 6:3333 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
When we are born again Jesus baptizes us with the Holy Spirit. This means that God now dwells within us through the Holy Spirit. Colossians 3:1-4 3 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
When we die to self we are risen with Christ. This is not a future event it is now. "For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God."
We will appear with Jesus in His glory because we are dead to self and risen in Christ. We must not wait for a rapture event that has already happened. When we repent, and confess our sins before God, when we believe that Jesus has set us free from the bondage of sin. When we believe that God has come in the flesh. 1 John 4:2-4 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
Jesus said, "My Kingdom is not of this world" Let's look at Mark 14:25 Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.