The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed…because the kingdom of God is in your midst!

Link for today’s reading: Joshua 11:1-12:24, Luke 17:11-37, Psalm 84:1-12, Proverbs 13:5-6

Message:  20 Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”  22 Then he said to his disciples, “The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it. 23 People will tell you, ‘There he is!’ or ‘Here he is!’ Do not go running off after them. 24 For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. 25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.   26Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.   28 “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.   30 “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. Luke 17:20-30

5All these kings joined forces and made camp together at the Waters of Merom to fight against Israel. 6The LORD said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them, because by this time tomorrow I will hand all of them, slain, over to Israel. You are to hamstring their horses and burn their chariots.” 7 So Joshua and his whole army came against them suddenly at the Waters of Merom and attacked them, 8 and the LORD gave them into the hand of Israel. 15 As the LORD commanded his servant Moses, so Moses commanded Joshua, and Joshua did it; he left nothing undone of all that the LORD commanded Moses. Josh. 11:5-8,15

Promise:

4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
 they are ever praising you.
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
 whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
10 Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
12 LORD Almighty,
blessed is the one who trusts in you. Psalm 84:4,5,10,12

Command:  32 Remember Lot’s wife!  Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it. 34 I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. 35 Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.” 37 “Where, Lord?” they asked. He replied, “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.” Luke 17:32-37

Warning:  

5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves. 
6
Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. Prov. 13:5,6

Application: I commit to ‘ever praising you’ and trusting in you.  I will find my strength in you and set my heart on pursuing you. I willingly give my life for you even as you gave your life for me. I will proclaim the promises of God and forcefully advance the Kingdom of God!

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