17, 18. Verse Concepts. Turn thee with all thine heart to the Lord and forsake this miserable world, and thou shalt find rest unto thy soul. "The kingdom is within you" is therefore a kingdom that has its throne in the heart, on which Christ , the king sits. There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. '- Youngs Literal Bible. One is their apparent entire want of connection with what precedes--viz., the disciples' prayer, 'Lord, increase our faith,' and the other is the harshness and severity of tone which, (Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity.) The method they should practice is this: They should first learn this fundamental truth, that "the kingdom of God is within them" (Luke xvii. for lo, the kingdom of God is within you.- American Standard Version (1901)And men will not say, See, it is here! It was given by Jesus as he and his disciples traveled south through Galilee and Samaria on their way to Jerusalem (Luke 17:11). One is their apparent entire want of connection with what precedes--viz., the disciples' prayer, 'Lord, increase our faith,' and the other is the harshness and severity of tone which …Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture, The Ten Lepers(Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity.) He hath many seekers of comfort, but few of tribulation. "outward show") but in the hearts of men (cf) Lk 19:11,12 Acts 1:6-8. The First Degree of Prayer Those who have not learnt to read, are not, on that account, excluded from prayer; for the Great Book which teacheth all things, and which is legible as well internally as externally, is Jesus Christ Himself. Luke 16:16. Neither shall they say, Lo here! And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand as thou hast said, . The Religious have intellectual explanations---too many words---The Psychologists, I think, are nearer to an understanding and explanation of the "within and without " experience of God 's Kingdom i.e.. REALM . And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, 'Doth He thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him! Where are the Nine? --LUKE xvii. For the kingdom of God is peace and joy in the Holy Ghost, and it is not given to the wicked. God, Fatherhood Of Kingdom Of God, Entry Into The Joy Of Fathers Anxiety … And God did so. It is the very heart of that new relationship which the disciple is to take up to God and to his fellows if he is to know fellowship with Christ and any degree of holiness in his life. Luke xvii. This is not just an extra obligation, which we may or may not assume as we please. 10. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.' I pass, says Mr. W. p. 15. to a second observation.--What became of these three persons after their resurrection? It is as incumbent on the Clergy, to instruct their parishioners in prayer, …Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer, Answer to Mr. W's Second Objection. Neither shall they say, Lo here! A kingdom that has its throne in the heart, on which Christ, the King, sits. And as yet these Pharisees saw no indication of the establishment of the kingdom. This is not just an extra obligation, which we may or may not assume as we please. I perceive Luke 17:21 as the Gospel admitting that His kingdom is not outside ourselves. for, behold, the kingdom of God is {c} within you. No men, one would have thought, had more reason to thank God than those nine lepers. God is in our hearts without exception! The dissolving of ego boundaries within oneself is ineffable, and has left me with perplexing questions with few answers. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. . I once experienced "IT " as a dissolving ego structure---inner and outer were one as a feeling of complete wholeness oneness with everything---and incredible freedom and lightness, and ultra-happiness. All desire to rejoice with Him, few are willing to undergo anything for His sake. Too many words! for the kingdom of God is among you.- Basic English Biblenor shall they say, Lo here, or, Lo there; for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.- Darby BibleNeither will they say, Lo here! He findeth many companions of His table, but few of His fasting. 'And it came to pass, as He went to Jerusalem, that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. . But is this really what Jesus said? So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.' And of what use and advantage were their restored lives to the church or to mankind? 20And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21Neither shall they say, Lo here!