The Northfield

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  Northfield, NJ 08225

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02/06/2012

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"The kingdom does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, 'Here it is' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of heaven is within you" (LK.17:21).

Today's verse is the answer to a question posed by the Pharisees about the kingdom. Jesus is telling us that the kingdom is a spiritual one and resides within us. Because it is spiritual, it is not so visible. This internal kingdom fills some of our very basic needs. It first fills our need for belonging. The need for salvation is unique in that part of it is seen and part unseen. The unseen part of forgiveness is in the mind of God and the seen part is in the life of people. "But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" (Lk.5:24). Jesus is the only one that can remove the pain caused by sin. Only Jesus can take away the sorrow caused by sin. Only Jesus is able to remove the selfishness caused by sin. Only Jesus can remove the restlessness in life caused by sin. Lastly, only Jesus, through his death and resurrection, can remove the fear of physical death. All of these are such powerful needs that we have, and it is of little wonder that they are fulfilled by our great and wonderful Savior. Here on earth, we attempt to meet the needs of others as we try to become more Christ-like. We can do this only because He fulfills the greatest of our needs....

Have a great start to your week....Begin it with a RAK or two.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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