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
Author of the book,
“It is time we truly know why Jesus wept at the grave of Lazarus”
A must read for all humanity,
Published by author house, available on online stores worldwide