My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world. John 18:36
CHRIST IS KING!
And what is a king without a kingdom? If Jesus was born king of the Jews, what of his kingdom?
What if Jesus had taken up his rightful place as the king of Israel? He would have had to take it by force, which would have pleased the likes of Apostle Peter, I’m sure. That may have served the purpose of ousting the Romans from the land and cruel Herod from the throne and setting things to right in an earthly sense.
But what about the sins of the people? How would those actions have dealt with our sins?
Although Jesus ministered in many ways to the physical demands of the people he met, his primary purpose was to bring healing for the spiritual needs of his people. His primary purpose on this earth was, as Gabriel told Joseph, to ‘save his people from their sins’.
No, Jesus’ kingdom is not of this world. His kingdom is heavenly, it is light, it is a place in which righteousness dwells. In Jesus’ kingdom there are no more tears, death, mourning, crying or pain.
And best of all, Jesus’ kingdom is where he abides with his redeemed people.