His Kingdom is Not of this World

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”

~ John 18:36

Jesus’ kingdom is not of this world.  What does this mean exactly?

At no point should you put Jesus behind a cause.  Instead, let Him put you behind a cause.  Yes their are evils in the world, but do not ever suppose that Jesus can fit inside your little box.  You know of Him through the Bible.  You put yourself inside the Bible and look outward from it.

Doing something while professing Jesus’ name does not automatically make it holy.  If you call yourself a Christian and yet shamelessly indulge in evil, the world will blaspheme God because of you (Romans 2:24).  Instead, examine your heart.  Jesus is not necessarily about your external proclamation, but first and foremost about the condition of your soul.  His Kingdom is coming and yet it’s already here.  Reader, if you belong to Him, then the toppling of Satan’s kingdom is evidenced inside of you!

Jesus has a kingdom because He is the King.  Our love does not follow but inspires our obedience.  Because of the love He gave us, we respect His authority as King.  And by His being King, we are blessed that the deep things of the world are not up to us!

Consider Colossians 1:17:

And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

All things?  What?  Think of something, yes, even that too counts.  Jesus is behind the origin and continuation of all things.  You are not God, be blessed by that!  Jesus has it under control.  We have a good God that loves us and is King over us.  Perfect is His might and sweet is the sound of His call!

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2 Responses to “His Kingdom is Not of this World”

  1. ‘His Kingdom is coming and yet it’s already here. Reader, if you belong to Him, then the toppling of Satan’s kingdom is evidenced inside of you!’

    Thank you for these words, Alex.

    • My delight! Spiritual transformation is one way we can know with assurance for sure that God is at work in the world.

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