This should be read because it shows why those professing Jesus have no power against the world [social order established by humans with satan as ruler and god of this age–time outside the realm of eternity]. Many are waiting on the Kingdom to come; and the Kingdom is supposed to be inside us–on earth. THIS IS VERY SERIOUS AND SHOWS THE STATE OF THE MODERN CHURCH. BEFORE 1830 NO ONE BELIEVED WHAT IS BELIEVED TODAY. The Kingdom of God is seldom taught in modern America—only being saved, which is the blood and soul (gospel) not the breath (spirit—breath and gospel of the Kingdom of God. I have many posts on my blog about all of this but few people read the posts (I see how many people read each specific post each day and how many from each of the countries looking at posts). Below you will see many posts of those posts confirming, from the Bible, that Jesus returned in the clouds bringing His Kingdom DURING THE GENERATION OF THE DISCIPLES.
From the article:
“The subject of the kingdom of God is worth returning to again and again because a biblically-informed understanding of the kingdom emboldens the people of God for Spirit-filled kingdom demonstration. John the baptizer preached the kingdom (Matthew 3:1-2). When Jesus spoke about his purpose in being sent, he talked about the kingdom of God (Luke 4:43). He routinely preached the kingdom in his public ministry (Mark 1:14-15; Luke 8:1), and when he sent his disciples throughout the villages, he sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal (Luke 9:2). Paul spent two years in Rome proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus (Acts 28:30-31). Every preacher of the four canonical Gospels preached the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is kind of important!
It became common in the late 20th century for American Christians to primarily associate the kingdom of God with a future, cloud-filled place in the sky where we fondly look forward to living with Jesus for eternity one day. There is some truth to this caricature, especially the part about being with Christ for eternity. However, this mode of thinking was so future-focused that the present reality of the kingdom tended to be under-emphasized or neglected altogether. When Jesus proclaimed the gospel, he said “the time if fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:14-15). The kingdom arrived in the person and ministry of Jesus the Christ, and Mark spends the rest of his Gospel account describing what it looks like when the kingdom of God begins to take over and push back the kingdoms of darkness. We are living ‘between the times.’ While the kingdom of God will not be fully established until Christ returns, it is a very real, present-day reality.“