(Luke 17:20) And being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered and said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation.
(Luke 17:21) Nor shall they say, Lo here! or, behold, there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
The Pharisees of the time of Jesus . . . were using their physical eyes instead of their spiritual eyes to obtain knowledge from God. Jesus's answer confused them . . . they thought arrival of the kingdom of God would be observed by the removal of the Romans from their Holy Lands. They also thought that God's Kingdom had arrived when ever a new synagogue had been constructed in any city.
On Oct. 16 the Holy Spirit took me to school.
The Kingdom of God can not be seen with physical eyes. The number of church steeples or buildings in a community does not indicate the progress of the Kingdom of God.
Entering into the Kingdom of God is not a corporate adventure. It is a single journey made by the soul and its spiritual guide, the Holy Spirit.
The Kingdom of God does not invade a persons soul like a marching army. The Kingdom of God is knowledge driven by Love.
All humans alive on this planet, receive information from the spirit world constantly. The individual observes this information and selects information that agrees with its culture. If we observe spiritual information that is contrary to our culture we reject this information as nonsense.
Information directly from God to man, is called Rhema in the Greek language. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (Mat 4:4)
He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. (Joh 8:47)
The ideal spiritual situation is to gain or receive all our information by the rhema method. The individual that accomplishes this task usually ends up preforming a great saintly event.
(Joh 15:7) If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
When this event is observed by others . . . the results is a stimulation to others to dress and act like the saint. Wherein the problems lies, the observer is being lead by their physical eyes and not their spiritual eyes. Dressing and acting like another individual is not the formula for spiritual success. It is a formula for disaster.
Anyone that receives information from God or the Holy Spirit are called Rhema-ites. Anyone the prefers information that is written is a Logos-ites.
Logos-ites do not like to venture in the spiritual realm because they like form and limits. They prefer to read about God rather than interact with God. Their spiritual foundation is based on a relationship with a book or information that others have written about God.