The kingdom of God?
What did Jesus mean when he spoke of the Kingdom of God?
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is
within you." (Luke 17:21)
What is in human beings?
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his
nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7)
It is, therefore, life in the form of the Spirit of God that exists within man.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a
man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." (John 3:3)
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and
of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3:5)
"God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and
in truth." (John 4:24)
A person lives in his environment that he exchanges information with. He lives
of the created. But Jesus said that a person who lives only of the created was a dead
person. To come to life, he must begin to live of God within him. This called Jesus to
be born again.
We must humble ourselves and realize our smallness and let God
within us influence our mind. This is done by being in stillness and silence, so that
our mind and the mind of God become one through love.
But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto
you. (Matthew 12:28)
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body
shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of
darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that
darkness! (Matthew 6:22-23)
We look with the eyes and depend on how we perceive the world emotionally,
vibration is created in our bodies. Either we look positive to life and create a
healing soul and body, or we negatively view life and create a sick soul and body.
By thinking of good thoughts about ourselves and our neighbor, we sow in the good
ground and harvest a healthy mind and body.
A person can either live out ideas,
thoughts, words and actions from the created or she can live out ideas, thoughts,
words and actions from the creator.
It is important that the Creator's ideas,
thoughts, words and actions shine through our being, so we keep ourselves and others
Desires directed toward wordly objects cause pleasure and
suffering. But if a desire is directed toward God, then it gives bliss!
There is only one religion, the religion of Love;
There is only one language, the language of the Heart;
There is only one cast, the caste of Humanity;
There is only one law, the law of Karma;
There is only one God, he is Omnipresent.
- Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he
that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. (1 John 4:16)
"I and my Father are one." (Johannes 10:30)
By loving everything we are one with God and doing good deeds only.
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little
child, he shall not enter therein." (Mark 10:15, Luke 18:17)
Light in the dark:
I would say that the bible word is about receiving the kingdom of God without
We must trust God just as a child trusts their parents in order to
receive the kingdom of God.
In this way, we must be like children and have a
child's trust in God who is our Father.
This trust has given every believer
humanity at salvation, but it is also something we are need to live daily.
can summarize it all by saying that it means daring to trust on God completely. That's
the way it is to be a child of God.
And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. (Luke 9:2)
"And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of
me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake
shall find it." (Matthew 10:38-39)
But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be
your minister; (Matthew 20:26, Matthew 23:11, Mark 10:43)
To crucify your life means saying goodbye to the old man who lived alone of what is
created and instead live everything from the Creator. Our mission as believers is to
tell people who live from what created that she is wrong and they would live a life
of peace, joy and happiness if they turn to the Creator and live for others.
Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
It is by claiming that man in his proper state is loving and
lacks limitations, as he is a divine person who loves her neighbor and it makes
possible to heal himself and other people as well as perform miracles and signs.
- Hermes Atar Trismegistus
You can name this all-wise, intelligent Spirit God or Good, or what you will, as
man must have a name for everything. Once he has named a thing, he has the power to
bring it into existence. If man names anything through true reverence, worship and
praise, he can and does become which he names. Thus you can see that man by choice can
become God or animal. He becomes the ideal which he presents for himself to follow.
With this line of thinking, it is simple to see that man is the only-begotten Son of
God, or the only-begotten son of the animal. Thus, by choice, man can become evil or
devil if his eye behold evil; or he becomes God; if his eyes beholds God....
- Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East volume 3, page 99-100.
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