The Kingdom of God is what theologians have called “already, not yet.” If we are in Christ, we experience the kingdom of God right now. We already experience regeneration, forgiveness, mercy, grace, and an intimate relationship with the God of the Ages through Jesus Christ by the indwelling of His Spirit, not to mention a host of other glorious things from God. We know this from 1:13 which says, “He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption the forgiveness of sins.” BUT we have not yet experienced the freedom from pain, death, disease, sin, Satan, and his workers of evil. There are still cancer patients, handicapped children, tsunamis, etc. We have not yet seen Jesus face-to-face. We see dimly as 1 Corinthians 13:12 says. HOWEVER, the truth of Scripture and the promise of the Gospel is that WE WILL! There will be a time when the not yet is no longer! It will be a very present reality!

Rejoice for the kingdom of God is among us!