Dallas Willard, The Kingdom of God

“Already during Jesus’ earthly activity,” Hans Küng has pointed out, “the decision for or against the rule of God hung together with the decision for or against himself” (italics mine). The presence of Jesus upon earth, both before and after his death and resurrection, means that God’s rule is here now. “In this sense,” Küng continues, “the immediate expectation… [of the kingdom]… has been fulfilled” (italics mine). 12