Let's not miss this conversation from John 18 below:
33 Therefore Pilate entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?”
34 Jesus answered, “Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?”
35 Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You to me; what have You done?”
36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is
It seems useful to discuss and provide a bit of commentary on the following passage: Luke 17:20-33. Additional verses will be referenced also, so here we go . . .
20 And 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:
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
It is apparent that there are many that suggest that there shall be an "literal physical earthly reign of Christ" in our future and so on. In particular, there is a notion that the "Kingdom" will be "restored to Israel" at some point per Acts 1 and so on.
And so, it seems useful to address this directly--and with a bit of detail . . .
First of all, let's go the appropriate passage from Acts 1: