Not everyone is going to be pleased when we decide to live in the Reign. In fact, it can bring a very uncomfortable division between us and those we love.
We are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us.
—2nd Corinthians 5:20
“The Apostle says that we are ambassadors of God, representing Christ, the messiah king, the regent of that last kingdom. When the British ambassador is in the British Embassy in Berlin, he is not subject to the laws of the German Reich. The grounds of the embassy, only the laws of the country he represents are valid.
“We are ambassadors of the kingdom of God. This means that we do nothing at all except what the king of God’s kingdom would himself do for his kingdom. When we take this service upon ourselves we enter into mortal danger.”
Brother Arnold was a true emissary of the King who knew by practical experience in Nazi Germany what it was to live in the Reign.
When asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God was coming, Jesus responded by saying the Kingdom was already among them (Luke 17:20-21). We have found that Jesus brought the Kingdom by modeling it in the way He lived, and by proclaiming and demonstrating it. But what does this have to do with us?
Look at the people in the picture below. Something has really captured their attention and they are closely observing it. Jesus said the Kingdom of God would not come with signs to be observed (Luke 17:20 – 21). According to Him, the Kingdom was already in the midst of those inquiring about it. How could they have missed it?