Paragraph 2819

2819. “The kingdom of God (is) righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”90The end-time in which we live is the age of the outpouring of the Spirit. Ever since Pentecost, a decisive battle has been joined between “the flesh” and the Spirit.91

Only a pure soul can boldly say: “Thy kingdom come.” One who has heard Paul say, “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal bodies,” and has purified himself in action, thought and word will say to God: “Thy kingdom come!”92

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

238. What is the link between the actions and the words in the celebration of the sacraments?

55. What is divine providence?

436. What does “Decalogue” mean?

31. Why are the formulas of faith important?

308. To whom is the absolution of some sins reserved?

193. What can the consecrated life give to the mission of the Church?

527. What is required by the ninth commandment?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does the “gospel of peace” mentioned in Nahum 1:15 mean, and how does it relate to the fear of God?

What is the message of Isaiah’s heavenly vision of the Lord’s glory revealed in Isaiah 40:1-31?

What is the responsibility of Christian leaders according to James 3:1-12?

What is the promise of the Messiah mentioned in Malachi 3:1-3?

What is God’s sovereignty and how does it relate to human freedom, as described in 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12?

What is the story of Naaman and how did faith and obedience cure him of leprosy?

What is the main message of Jonah’s story and how does it reveal God’s grace?