The kingdom of God is not at hand

For more than 2000 (two thousand) years ago when John the Baptist started his ministry, he began with the saying “repent for the kingdom of God is at hand.” The kingdom of God being at hand then means that God’s kingdom was very close. Many years have gone and the kingdom has not come. A kingdom at hand should not be that far though our counting of years is, said to be, different from that of God. Therefore does it mean that the kingdom of God is still at hand after all this years? Or was the coming of Jesus Christ the kingdom John meant?


A young student was trying to ask his fellow students to change their ways and repent. He stood up and said to them, “you are my friends and it will be bad, if I do not share this message with you because I have shared it with others. It was said that the kingdom of God is at hand but I now tell you that it is at the finger tips and no longer at hand. Just look at what is happening around the world and you would know that it is true.”


I did not know where he got such teaching but I know it made me wonder, if he was right and how close are we to the kingdom of God? The devastating events that is happening and happened in New Zealand, Japan among other parts of the world is a thing of pain and tears because many were lost. Yet the future still remain uncertain to many. We do not know, with absolute certainty expect by belief, were those souls are now or what determines the fate. I wrote the book, “it is time we truly know…” because I know it is truly time. We have different concepts of God’s kingdom and how it would come.

Some people say it does not exist while some people say it would come to earth yet another, maybe few, say “neither can you say it is here nor there for the kingdom of God is within you.”

Whatever is your believe we may not know if the coming of God’s kingdom depends on how you choose to see it or if it has a defined pattern of occurrence in due time but it is important for us to know that some people say that the kingdom of God is no longer at hand. It is even closer than you can imagine, at the finger tips. 


By N.K David

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Barbara Kay profile image

Barbara Kay 5 years ago from USA

The Bible says in the end there will be scoffers, basically saying it hasn't happened so it won't come now.


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davidkaluge 5 years ago Author

Barbara, thanks for your comment. Some people think it getting closer but the sure thing is nobody knows when or how the kingdom will come, if it will ever come for some people do not believe it will. The main point from what I gather is that the kingdom has been at hand for so long.


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

God's Kingdom arrived at the time of Jesus Ministry and Crucifixion and resurrection. But the time of Jesus Tripumphant return to earth has not happened yet, and only the Father knows when that will happen. But we do know that before it can commence, Jesus grand commission to preach his Gospel to the entire world must be completed first and fore-most. God holds back Jesus until this time.


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davidkaluge 5 years ago Author

Yes you are right Dave, nobody knows the time , if it will ever come, even Jesus said he did not know the time. You mean the kingdom of God was the arrival of Jesus to earth? If yes so the kingdom has been with us or left us when Jesus left.


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searchinsany 3 years ago from UK

Mat 16:27-28 YLT `For, the Son of Man is about to come in the glory of his Father, with his messengers, and then he will reward each, according to his work. 28 Verily I say to you, there are certain of those standing here who shall not taste of death till they may see the Son of Man coming in his reign.'

Jesus said the above 2000 years ago, I find it incredible that Christians refuse to believe Him. Did Jesus get it wrong? Of course He didn't.


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davidkaluge 3 years ago Author

Thanks for your comment. I used that bible verse for a hub in that some people have lived for over 2000 years on earth. Is it true that some people have lived that long? The verse said "there are certain of those standing here who shall not taste of death till they may see the Son of Man coming in his reign." what is your view, if it is exactly as Jesus said?


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searchinsany 3 years ago from UK

People don’t live to be 2000 years old.

The Scripture I posted is one of many statements Jesus made about His soon return; did He fail to keep His promise? Of course He didn't.

His disciples also wrote on numerous occasions encouraging believers that Christ’s return was imminent; did they deceive the Church by giving them false hope during the great tribulation? Of course they didn't.

In Matthew 16:27-28 Jesus was speaking to His disciples when He said ‘there are certain of those standing here who shall not taste of death till they may see the Son of Man coming in his reign.’

He was neither predicting that some would live 2000 years, nor was He contradicting Himself by suggesting that His soon return would be 2000 years in the future!

Jesus returned during the lifetime of His generation, just as He said He would.

Most of my Hubs are about this subject, may I suggest you read some before concluding I am crazy!


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davidkaluge 3 years ago Author

Well, you can't say you knew what he had in mind by the statement he made. You said Jesus return, how? His apostles expected his return till they died.


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searchinsany 3 years ago from UK

I believe I can say what Jesus had in mind because His statements were clear and simple to understand.

In my opinion, if Jesus said it, then I believe it! He is God manifest in flesh and cannot lie. I take Him at His word.

The problem lies with us, our perception of His return and what we have been traditionally taught.

All my Hubs are on this theme.


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davidkaluge 3 years ago Author

I will accept that, just like every other person , you believe it is what Jesus had in mind. So do you think, the heaven will open someday and Jesus will descend from heaven?


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davidkaluge 3 years ago Author

I will accept that, just like every other person , you believe it is what Jesus had in mind. So do you think, the heaven will open someday and Jesus will descend from heaven?


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searchinsany 3 years ago from UK

I believe the Scriptures teach that Jesus returned in AD 70. It was not a physical return, it was spiritual (unseen).

My Hubs explain in detail why I believe this.


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davidkaluge 3 years ago Author

Did the scripture mentioned that he returned even though it was invisible? Well spiritual return means that we won't expect him again. Can you mention the title of the hub?


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searchinsany 3 years ago from UK

The Scriptures were written before His return.

Recommended Hubs:

'Are We Really Living in the Last Days?'

'Did Jesus Fail to Keep the Promise of His Second Coming?'

'Jesus Said 'This' Generation Shall Not Pass!'

'The Great and the Terrible Day of the Lord'

At the end of each Hub there is a link to another, or check out my profile for all my Hubs on this subject.


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davidkaluge 3 years ago Author

You mean the scripture was completed before his return so how come you know it. I thought you read it in the scripture.


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searchinsany 3 years ago from UK

The Old Testament prophets and Jesus described the events leading to His return. In my opinion all these were fulfilled by AD 70.


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davidkaluge 3 years ago Author

What event? Can you mention two or so of the events?


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davidkaluge 3 years ago Author

Can you explain any two or so of the events?


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searchinsany 3 years ago from UK

1) Mat 24:1-3 YLT And having gone forth, Jesus departed from the temple, and his disciples came near to show him the buildings of the temple, 2 and Jesus said to them, `Do ye not see all these? verily I say to you, There may not be left here a stone upon a stone, that shall not be thrown down.' 3 And when he is sitting on the mount of the Olives, the disciples came near to him by himself, saying, `Tell us, when shall these be? and what is the sign of thy presence, and of the full end of the age?'

Jesus' prophecy about the destruction of the temple was fulfilled when He returned in AD 70.

2) Mat 24:15-16 YLT `Whenever, therefore, ye may see the abomination of the desolation, that was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever is reading let him observe) 6 then those in Judea--let them flee to the mounts;

Jesus quoted Daniel 9:27 this prophecy was fulfilled in AD 70. Those who were delivered from the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70 fled to Pella.


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davidkaluge 3 years ago Author

You have not said anything. I asked, what did Jesus do on his return about 70 AD and what was his name?


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searchinsany 3 years ago from UK

That is not what you asked.

Quote 'What event? Can you mention two or so of the events?'

I gave two.


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davidkaluge 3 years ago Author

You explained a bible event/story I meant the event that happened when Jesus came so you can start by saying his name, what he did on his return e.t.c


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searchinsany 3 years ago from UK

I have already explained in the fullest detail all that you have asked in the comments section on this Hub and my Hub 'Did Jesus Fail to Keep the Promise of His Second Coming?'


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davidkaluge 3 years ago Author

Well you gave me bible quotes so it is not details as you did not mention if Jesus had a name or not. What do you have to say about Jude 1-15?


searchinsany 3 years ago

Will you please explain your last comment in more detail, you've totally lost me this time.


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davidkaluge 3 years ago Author

You said you have explained my questions before but I said you never mentioned what Jesus was called on his return. The bible verse I gave to you mentioned about judgment day.

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