a reply to: Sigismundus
In a word, NO.
my kingdom is not of this world
[Jhn 18:34-37 KJV]  Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me?  Pilate answered, Am I a Jew?
Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?  Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my
kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. 
Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I
into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
Violence is the rule of the empires of the world, is it how the kingdom operates?
[Mat 11:12 KJV]  And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
Where is his kingdom?
[Luk 17:20-21 KJV]  And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God
cometh not with observation:  Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
Does the kingdom operate by the same rules as a violent empire?
[Mat 20:20, 25-27 KJV]  Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping [him], and desiring a certain thing of him.
...  But Jesus called them [unto him], and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great
exercise authority upon them.  But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;  And
whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
The sons of thunder: Look at their power hungry mom, conniving to get them positions of power. Who he then rebukes because they just don't get it,
thats not how the kingdom operates. They are still living by the kingdoms of this worlds rules. And this is exactly what he does when the same two
knuckleheads with their pushy stage mom, come upper try to operate in the old violent mindset.
The sons of thunder received their name not out of prestige or in a good way, but more like "blow hard", "short fused", "tough guys"
[Luk 9:54-56, 60 KJV]  And when his disciples James and John saw [this], they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven,
and consume them, even as Elias did?  But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.  For the Son of
man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save [them]. And they went to another village. ...  Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their
dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
The violent mindset is rebuked here, in the same way he rebukes it in the incidence of the two swords. "yeah you go ahead and fight Rome, real tough
guys all of ya', no no two swords is surely enough, you guys have the sons of thunder and Peter "the rock". All twelve of you should do just fine
against an army." And when they actually try to bear the sword
Over and over his disciples still don't get it. He has to explain to them repeatedly the meaning of the parables, and they still don't get it. they
were brought up in the violent second temple mindset. YHWH the killer god and his killer people.
"you do not know what spirit you are of" that spirit is the spirit of the world. That spirit is the way of the empire. When he spoke of tearing down
the temple he meant tearing down everything of the whore of babylon, which is the religious institution (the scribes, pharisees, priests, rituals,
heavy burdens, heavy taxation). His entire message is antithetical to the violent zealot mindset. That is exactly what he spoke against.
His message started with peace and ends with forgiveness. When he reads from the Isaiah scroll in the beginning of his ministry he leaves out the
[Luk 4:18-24 KJV]  The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the
brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,  To preach
the acceptable year of the Lord.  And he closed the book, and he gave [it] again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were
in the synagogue were fastened on him.  And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.  And all bare him
witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?  And he said unto them, Ye
will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.  And he
said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
[Luk 4:28-29 KJV]  And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,  And rose up, and thrust him out of
the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
Why so angry? I thought they were commending him?
He left out the best part
[Isa 61:2 KJV]  To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God
; to comfort all that mourn;
The old violent mindset, is the old wine. The kingdom of Israel operated on the very same principles as the empires of the world. No difference.
Violence, slavery, us vs. them, hierarchy, classes of people, separation, war, etc.
My kingdom is not of this world. The kingdom of heaven is inside. God does not dwell in temples (or religions) made of human hands. The word was
made flesh and dwelt IN us. Don't you know you are the temple of God?
These things are far more dangerous to the empire than armed sedition by a bunch of fishermen against the war machine. Which didn't turn out so well,
when the jews continued in their violent ways and attempted to revolt against Rome. This was the reason for the warnings of gehenna, or the valley of
Ben Hinnom where the bodies of the jews who tried to throw out Rome were thrown and burned. This was the meaning behind the little apocalypse. They
just didn't get it.
The kingdom of heaven suffers violence to this day.