"Jesus answered, 'My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.'" (John 18:36, NAS95)
Prior to His crucifix...
"One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple."
(Psalm 27:4, NIV)
According to Brian Rice, one of the goals of spiritual format...