Luke 17:20-37

On a particular occasion some Pharisees asked Jesus when the Kingdom of God would come (17:20). In His answer, He both conceals and reveals the answer; it’s one of those “he who has eyes to see” kind of answers. He says that the coming of the Kingdom isn’t really something that you can observe; it’s just there ”because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”

Jesus Himself was the embodiment of the Kingdom.

Then, to the disciples but not to the Pharisees, Jesus tells them quite a lot more, but He isn’t exactly addressing the same question…

“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.” (17:22)

In the remainder of this passage, Jesus is telling the disciples about the coming of the Kingdom in its consummation upon His second coming. There…

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