The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you.
The Kingdom of God is not out there somewhere. According to the Teacher it comes within the human heart.
It seems people are still looking around. Going from place to place, from church to church, seminar to seminar! Hoping to find God out there somewhere!
And unfortunately, as Jesus indicates here, there are always those who seem to be advertising – Here it is!
The Teacher advises - Do not go running off after them.
That’s because they don’t have a monopoly on God. Only Jesus does. And only a personal relationship with the Teacher can bring the Kingdom of God into our hearts.
This is how the Kingdom comes! Into one heart at a time!
But when will Jesus return to earth and usher in the Kingdom of God in Heaven? Jesus says that time will be unmistakable when it comes.
For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other.
That day will come – Jesus will return - and everyone will know it.
How do we prepare for that Day? By allowing the Kingdom to increase in our hearts day by day! That’s what being a daily student of the Teacher is all about.