In John 18, Jesus is on trial before the Roman governor, Pilate. In verse 33 he asks Jesus, “Are you the King of the Jews?” A dialog between the two of them follows, culminating with Pilate asking Jesus what he had done to be brought before Pilate.
Jesus’ response in verse 36 is interesting. He said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”
Our Lord Jesus Christ is the King of kings and Lord of lords, but His kingdom is “not from this world.” It is an already-but-not-yet kingdom, one which we enter when we receive Christ as Savior, but its consummation is yet to occur. His Kingdom has come and will soon be complete. Let us trust in that.