By Bishop Vincent Javier
Mark 1:14-15 says, “After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” The things taught by Jesus Christ in the beginning of His ministry are those that are in His heart from the very start. And this has been the main goal of His work for His people. It encompasses everything in this world. Although the church is the most practical expression and representation of God’s kingdom on earth, it is not the totality of His kingdom. It is simply a part of it.
God’s kingdom is not within arm’s reach. It is actually on hand. The King is here! There could be no kingdom without a King. The key to experiencing the kingdom is to repent and believe in the gospel. The true definition of success as far as the kingdom of God is concerned are eternal life and spiritual abundance. The kingdom of God did not come by observation. Many asked if Jesus was really the Messiah that they have all been waiting for. God said it will not come by observation because the kingdom of God is within you.
The pillars of your faith are very important.