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The apparent difficulty with seeing the kingdom is the idea that it was supposed to be like the other earthly kingdoms with which people were familiar. Jesus dealt with this issue also during His teaching. The kingdom was never intended to be outwardly observed. It was not to exist because of aggression and destruction. Instead the kingdom was to exist within the human heart. The results of the kingdom within were the enjoyment of the kingdom blessings- joy, peace, abundant life- each the fruit of love , yet another essential element of the message of Jesus. When we turn our attention from the outwardly visible church and instead focus on the inward man, the human heart, I think we will recognize the kingdom as a current reality, but perhaps not the reality we have come to expect.