More than any other topic, Jesus Christ who was God in the flesh (Jn. 10:30), talked about the Kingdom of God over and over again. Bible scholars inform us that the undisputed heart of all Jesus’ key teachings center around the theme of the “Kingdom of God.” The KINGDOM is mentioned more than any other topic in the New Testament (162 times). So why is there still so much debate and confusion among modern theologians and Christians today about if the Kingdom of God has come or Not? Jesus said, “But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, “‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!” (Mk. 4:11-12). Jesus told parables in public to unbelievers, but he privately revealed the Secrets of God to his disciples. Jesus said, “For everything that is HIDDEN will eventually be brought into the open, and every SECRET will be brought to Light,” (Mk. 4:22). Jesus said, “he who has (spiritual) ears, let him hear,” (Mk. 4:9). Jesus also said, “… I have come into this world, so that the blind will see… ” (Jn. 9:39). “These are the things God has REVEALED to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the DEEP THINGS of God,” (1 Cor. 2:10).
Could there possibly be Hidden Keys of God that can unlock the Secret to Knowledge? Jesus was a radical rebel who condemned the religious leaders of his day for taking away the Key to Knowledge: “Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the Key to Knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering,” (Lk. 11:52). The Bible speaks of the knowledge of the Secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven (Mt. 13:11); the Mysteries of Christ and God’s Will (Eph. 3:4); and the Hidden Manna (Rev. 2:17). The Holy Ghost teaches us all things (Jn. 14:26): “The ANOINTING you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you,” (1 Jn. 2:27). In fact, because the Holy Ghost revealed “Secret Things” (Deut. 29:29) to the Apostle Paul, we are now able to understand the mysteries of God that the Old Testament prophets and the angels could not even understand in their time (Eph. 3:3-5; 1 Pet. 1:11-12). The Bible tells us that many Mysteries of God will be sealed up until the end of time (Dan. 12:4; Rev. 10:4). So, if we are presently living in the End Times, what is this Kingdom Secret?
THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS IN OUR MIND ~ We have the Mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16)
“The Coming of the Kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the Kingdom of God is WITHIN YOU,” (Lk. 17:20-21)
Many Christians who pray the lord’s prayer are still waiting for “Thy Kingdom to Come,” (Mt. 6:10). They are told that when Jesus returns, he will rapture them up to God’s Kingdom. But, Jesus told us to pray that God’s will be done on earth. After Jesus resurrected from the dead and ascended to heaven, he sent the Holy Spirit to invade planet earth, and his Church was born on Pentecost. Jesus told his followers that the Kingdom of God has already come: “if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the Kingdom of God has come to you” (Lk. 11:20; Mt. 12:28). The same verb “has come” (ephthasen) is used repeatedly, and it clearly means “is now present” (Rm. 9:31; 2 Col. 10:14; Phil. 3:16; 1 Thes. 2:16). Paul said, “Let this Mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus,” (Phil. 2:5).
The Secret of the Kingdom of God is knowing that God’s Kingdom exits “Within Us” in the “spirit dimension” where Jesus is King. So, if Jesus is the King of your heart and Life, then the Kingdom is Within You. Knowing and understanding the Kingdom of God, begins with the work of God’s Spirit in our hearts and Minds. Through the ANOINTING, baptism and guidance of the Holy Spirit, believers can have the “Mind of Christ.” Our hearts and minds can rise from the spiritual deadness of being blind and ignorant to realizing our future Eternal life in our glorified bodies – to never grow old and become immortal. By consistently spending time with Christ through prayer and meditation, reading and studying God’s Word, and fellowshipping with God’s people, we can have some insight into God’s plans, thoughts, and actions.