Luke 17:20 (NIV)
Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, ‘The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, “Here it is,” or “There it is,” because the kingdom of God is in your midst.’
You are one who is part of the Lord’s tribe, his clan, his family. You are one who wears the colours and lives by the code of the tribe of Judah. You are one who has the heart of a lion. You are brave and you are strong… and yet you still believe that you are one who has to hold back and play safe with what He has called you to.
It is time to be bold and brave like the lion you are; it is time to be one with no fear and no trepidation! It is time to move forward, with bravery and boldness, to take hold of all that the Lord has set before you.
I heard Him say, ‘My Kingdom is come! My Kingdom is here! And it is yours for the taking – it is ALL yours, for I have already given it to you. So take it; take hold of it and release it. Be the lions I have called you to be and release my Kingdom where you are.’
Do not hold back – do not shrink or cower for you are sons and daughters of the King! You are ones who carry His mark and His standard. You ride with Him – you are at His side and He is with you and He is calling you to go deeper and further on this journey of expansion of His Kingdom. He is taking you to new places and expanding your influence because He desires His Kingdom to come in every sphere of influence, every area of society, every relationship, everything that we know to be real and part of life – God chooses YOU to release His Kingdom!
So come, lions of the tribe of Judah. Rise up and release your roars; rise up and take hold of what is before you – take hold of the Kingdom of God and release it today.
Luke 17:20 (KJV)
And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, 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.