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Political Allegiance??

To announce that "the Kingdom of God is at hand" is a very political statement. In this sense. that it is not coming through the political systems already in place. And its not coming by overthrowing those systems either. And that’s a good thing.
See, throughout history, kings have led nations and people groups to the height of power, influence, and prosperity, only to have that power vanquished by another king somewhere down the line. It’s a cycle that never ends. Somebody, somewhere is always grasping for more power and they will pursue it through imperial conquest if they have the means.
Ancient Mesopotamia was home to many of these empires: Egypt had multiple runs as the big kid on the block, as did Assyria and Babylon. Asia has also been home to many powerful dynasties, including the 13th century Mongolian empire which spread over 20% of the world’s land mass and ruled over 1 out of every 4 people on earth. Then you have the European Empires run by the British, Ottomans,…

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