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Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world My servants would fight. But, My kingdom is not of this world.” He didn’t just say these things; He lived as though it were true. He was born in a nation that had been overthrown by a hostile foreign government, which was being oppressed by its own corrupt local government (Herod), and being exploited by the religious system that was supposed to be helping them stay connected to their God. When people began to recognize Him as the Messiah, they fully expected Jesus to do something about all that, but He conducted Himself as though His kingdom was not of this world. It baffled and frustrated His followers, but He was trying to lead them to a higher reality. He still is.

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