"But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, "This is the finger of God." But Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he did not listen to them, as the LORD had said.
"In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.
"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
"But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
and heal those in it who are sick, and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.'
'Even the dust of your city which clings to our feet we wipe off in protest against you; yet be sure of this, that the kingdom of God has come near.'
"And now, behold, I know that all of you, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, will no longer see my face.
When they had set a day for Paul, they came to him at his lodging in large numbers; and he was explaining to them by solemnly testifying about the kingdom of God and trying to persuade them concerning Jesus, from both the Law of Moses and from the Prophets, from morning until evening.
This is a plain indication of God's righteous judgment so that you will be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which indeed you are suffering.