Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"'The very dust of your town that hangs about us we wipe off as a protest. Only be sure of this, that the Kingdom of God is close at hand.'
The Law and the Prophets continued until John came: from that time the Good News of the Kingdom of God has been spreading, and all classes have been forcing their way into it.
As they were listening to His words, He went on to teach them by a parable, because He was near to Jerusalem and they supposed that the Kingdom of God was going to appear immediately.
Once when they were with Him, they asked Him, "Master, is this the time at which you are about to restore the kingdom of Israel?"
And they will say to you, 'See there!' 'See here!' Do not start off and go in pursuit.
"My kingdom," replied Jesus, "does not belong to this world. If my kingdom did belong to this world, my subjects would have resolutely fought to save me from being delivered up to the Jews. But, as a matter of fact, my kingdom has not this origin."
He will not wrangle or raise His voice, nor will His voice be heard in the broadways.