“Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.” Then he said to his disciples, “The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it. Men will tell you, ‘There he is!’ or ‘Here he is!’ Do not go running off after them. For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other.” (Reference: Luke 17:20-24 )
This picture is just part of my ongoing collection of pictures that I have found. If you or someone else knows to whom credit should be given, please let me know. I just know I find it very impressive. And illustrative of this verse. Can you imagine power like this being within you? But if we take these verses, and Jesus speaking of them, as truth (or gospel) power like this is within us. Does that mean we can “lightning” like this? Actually, no. But what it does mean that within us is understanding and knowledge of God that is a magnificent as the power captured in this picture. In fact knowledge or understanding of God is this powerful. Remember this also, our understanding and knowledge of God is only partial, so the actual power and magnificence of God is even greater than this picture, and what has been captured on film. So, if we are looking for God, we should look for something even more impressive than this act of nature. Beloved, look for an act of God! Selah!