79. Can we see the Kingdom of God?

In Luke 17 v 20 Jesus taught his disciples that the Kingdom of God is an invisible kingdom. He said that the Kingdom of God is not ushered in by visible signs. ‘You won’t be able to say, ‘Here it is’ or ‘It’s over there!’ For the kingdom of God is among you.’

Jesus did describe certain events (in Luke 21:5–36) that would take place at the time the Kingdom of God would be near. The Apostle Paul testified about the Kingdom of God; he wrote ‘For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.’ (Romans 14:17). We conclude that the Kingdom of God is the rule and reign of Christ’s Spirit in the life of a believer. His presence in us dethrones the self-centred power in our spirit and invites the Holy Spirit to rule and reign over our lives. The government of this invisible Kingdom extends its influence on earth through its citizens being surrendered to the Spirit’s dominion in us. We see the kingdom of God manifest in the life actions of disciples’ of Christ.

The Islâmic brotherhood expands its influence in the earth in three stages. The first stage is migrating Muslims who are willing to migrate into a non-Islâmic country. The second stage is to increase the number of Muslims by having large families and attracting relatives to migrate into the country until they are sufficient in number to request Shari’ah Law for their community. The final stage is to impose Shari’ah Law on the whole nation, class the infidels as Dhimmis, and exact dhimmitude taxes (Jizyah) from them. Surah 9 Al Tawbah ayah 29 sheds light on how this happens: ‘Fight for those who believe not in Allâh or the Last Day. Nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allâh and His Mes-senger not acknowledge the Religion of Truth from among The People of the Book until they pay the Jizyah (Dhimmi tax) with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.’