The Kingdom of Christ
“.....The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.” Luke 17:20-22
“The kingdom of God comes not with outward show. It comes through the gentleness of the inspiration of His word, through the inward working of His Spirit, the fellowship of the soul with Him who is its life. The greatest manifestation of its power is seen in human nature brought to the perfection of the character of Christ.” The Ministry of Healing p.36
“An appearance of wealth or position, expensive architecture or furnishings, are not essential to the advancement of the work of God; neither are achievements that win applause from men and administer to vanity. Worldly display, however imposing, is of no value with God.” Testimonies for the church Vol. 7 p.143
Jesus says to us is given the keys to the Kingdom, what are the keys to the kingdom? Matt. 16:19
“The keys of the kingdom of heaven” are the words of Christ. All the words of Holy Scripture are His, and are here included. These words have power to open and to shut heaven. They declare the conditions upon which men are received or rejected. Thus the work of those who preach God’s word is a savor of life unto life or of death unto death. Theirs is a mission weighted with eternal results.” The Desires of Ages p.413.
The Kingdom Of Heaven is within each born again follower of Jesus Christ and this Kingdom is realized by the effect of Gods word in our lives.
The purpose of the Kingdom is to present hope to a world lost and wondering in sin. It says to sinners that we have a saviour who can cleanse us with his own blood and make us into children of light and goodness.