Based on Luke 4- King
Remember the words of the angel to Mary, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.” All people are to be brought into this Kingdom. The Kingdom is God’s complete control over the hearts and minds of people.
But what does it look like, this Kingdom? It is a Kingdom where we are free from the power of the devil and the bondage of sin. It is a place where we are adopted as God’s children and given an inheritance that cannot spoil or fade; where we are at peace with God. It is a place where “spoiled specimens of humanity”2 are integrated and the image of God is restored. It is a Kingdom not like the kingdoms of this world, and because it is not, some question, like John the Baptizer did, is Jesus the Messiah or not? Christ’s answer was simple. He told John’s disciples to go back and tell him, “The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor” (Luke 7:22).