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I have tried all year to buy tickets for the 2020 NRL State of Origin to be played at the     Adelaide Oval. I had great difficulty securing the tickets early in March only to find out that the game was in doubt because of the restrictions due to the Coronavirus. Later of course it was revealed that the game scheduled for June 3rd was cancelled. It is now rescheduled for Wednesday the 4th of November. We now have the option of getting a refund or attending the game but we will have different seats. What will I do? Not sure. Stay tuned!   

But there is a far more important event to come and that is the “Coming of the Kingdom    of God.” We all have things that we look forward to like a football game, a birthday or a wedding but for some of us we never know when some of these things will happen.  Waiting requires patience and trusting in God who knows best. 

Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming in ways that can be observed, nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.” Luke 17:20-21, ESV.  “Jesus’ answer was that the kingdom of God was not coming in the manner the Pharisees were expecting. The kingdom would not be inaugurated with spectacle or splendour; there would be no great and magnificent leader who staked out a geographical claim and routed the Romans; rather, the kingdom would come silently and unseen, much as leaven works in a batch of dough (see Matthew 13:33). In fact, Jesus says, the kingdom had already begun, right under the Pharisees’ noses. God was ruling in the hearts of some people, and the King Himself was standing among them, although the Pharisees were oblivious to that fact.”

But, there is still more to come regarding the Kingdom of God and one day the world will see this. Got Questions.com continues to say…

“For the time being, Christ’s kingdom is not of this world (John 18:36). One day, however, the kingdom of God will be manifest on the earth (Isaiah 35:1), and Jesus Christ will rule a physical kingdom from David’s throne (Isaiah 9:7) with Jerusalem as His capital (Zechariah 8:3).”