21 You won’t be able to say, ‘It has begun here in this place or there in that part of the country.’ For the Kingdom of God is within you.”
Hello, this passage is interesting and asks for a display of the power of God in his government. Perhaps the words “the kingdom is within you” is a translation error or words simply added because that is human nature. In a cross reference a completely different passage is used with a different meaning. So, in recalling the cross reference we can ask: What will the government of God do? What is the power that the government will issue? How will we know when the government is active or has begun? The passage used above asks about the Kingdom presence and what will it look like for all of us to see. This question has been asked before at Matthew 24:3. In answer to the questions how can we understand God’s government and the power it displays?
22 Then a demon-possessed man—he was both blind and unable to talk—was brought to Jesus, and Jesus healed him so that he could both speak and see. 23 The crowd was amazed. “Maybe Jesus is the Messiah!” they exclaimed.
24 But when the Pharisees heard about the miracle, they said, “He can cast out demons because he is Satan, king of devils.”
25 Jesus knew their thoughts and replied, “A divided kingdom ends in ruin. A city or home divided against itself cannot stand. 26 And if Satan is casting out Satan, he is fighting himself and destroying his own kingdom. 27 And if, as you claim, I am casting out demons by invoking the powers of Satan, then what power do your own people use when they cast them out? Let them answer your accusation! 28 But if I am casting out demons by the Spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God has arrived among you.
In this passage it answers the question of how God's Kingdom demonstrates its power and Jesus says that by expelling demons from people the kingdom has displayed itself. Another way to identify God's Kingdom Jesus Christ says that Satan fools people but God does not do this, Ephesians 6:11. If Satan is displayed fighting himself and fooling people by putting on a performance of leaving the body of a possessed person then it is actually a con job, 2 Corinthians 11:3-4.
Verse 26 explains that Satan would be fighting himself like a show as if to display powerful works that is actually a con. And divided against himself as a display of gross disorder it is destructive, 2 Corinthians 4:1-4. God does not display this action since the passage tells of Jesus Christ healing a possessed man that was both blind and speech impaired. If Satan was the cause of the man blindness and speech impairment also then he was completely healed by Jesus Christ period, Luke 13:10-12. And it is expressed at verse 28 as a display of Kingdom power which is obviously a contrast between God and Satan. What additional information does this Bible have?
5 “Tell the people of Zion,
‘Now your king is coming to you.
He is humble and riding on a donkey.
He is riding on a young donkey, born from a work animal.’”