The kingdom of heaven is wherever Christ dwells, and one of the greatest mysteries of Christianity is that the kingdom of God resides within the elect. All who are truly in Christ are a new creation (Rom 8:1, 2 Cor 5:17).
Luke 8:10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
The kingdom of heaven and the word of God can not be understood by those who operate in the flesh, and thus only have the wisdom of this world. When the spirit of truth dwells within us we can then begin to spiritually discern the great mysteries of the kingdom of heaven (1 Cor 2:14, John 4:23-24, 14:17).
The elect are the Sons of God, and they are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise unto Salvation. When Christ returns they shall become incorruptible and immortal (John 14:26; 1 John 3: 1-2; 1 Cor 15:52-53). This is the promise Christ has given to those who are called, chosen and faithful (Rev 17:14, Mat 20:16).
2 Cor 1:21-22 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
When we are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, we receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and this is the earnest or down payment unto our Salvation.
The gospel of the kingdom of Heaven
1 Thess 2:12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
It is indeed a great tragedy to believe that we are Born again without ever experiencing the true indwelling of the Holy Spirit. This lie is an empty promise that leads to death and destruction, as the ability to truly understand Christ and His life changing testimony is impossible without His Spirit (John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13; Eph 1:13).
John 3:3 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.
When we are truly able to hear, and can believe the gospel of the kingdom of God in our hearts, then can we call upon the name of Christ in all sincerity
The truths contained in the Word of God are spiritually discerned. They are revealed to the Faithful followers by the Holy Spirit, enabling them to hear, understand and obey the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ (Heb 5:9; 2 Thes 1:5-8).
The only ones, who can ever obtain the knowledge of the truth, are those who have a personal spiritual relationship with the Creator of all Truth.
2 Cor 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
It is quite impossible to truly understand and obey the gospel of Christ, without His Spirit residing within us.
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed, how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard and how shall they hear without a preacher?
To enter into the kingdom of heaven we must be transformed by the renewing of our minds so that we can discern what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God (Pro 14:12, Matt 7:21, Rom 12:2).
Matt 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free; this is what transpires when we are Born Again.
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized (with the Holy Spirit) shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. Emphasis added
To claim to have this new birth, without any evidence whatsoever to confirm it is a baseless statement. Those who are forever learning, but unable to come to the knowledge of the truth simply follow after the teachings and commandments of men (2 Tim 3:7, Mark 7:7, Titus 1:14).
2 Cor 4:3-4 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them
Many are called unto the kingdom of heaven but few are chosen. Those who hear the Word of truth, and truly believe in the gospel of their salvation are set apart unto the Lord (Eph 1:12-13, Psa 4:3).
These through the Spirit of God, are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise unto the day of redemption, which is their Salvation ( Mat 22:14, Eph 1:14, 1 Pet 2:9, Rev 17:14).
Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Deliver us from evil is a prayer we all know very well, and at the end of this age, it is fully realized in Christ Jesus. Before Christ, we all had a death sentence, but through His shed blood we can be delivered from that eternal torment (Mat 6:13; Luke 11:4; Eph 4:30 2 Cor 1:9-10).
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Our Redemption and Salvation are one in the same and are realized upon Christ’s second coming. Where our Lord is, there also is His kingdom. His first coming was to allow for our Salvation, and the second will be to reward us with it.
The kingdom of heaven is wherever Christ dwells
Behold the kingdom of heaven is within you, is another parable this is crucial to understand. Without the Spirit of Jesus dwelling or residing in us, we do not truly know Him, nor does He know us. When we are given the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ, the eyes of our understanding are illuminated by the light unto life (Luke 17:21, Rom 8:9, Eph 1:17-18, John 8:12).
Matt 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
To be carnally or worldly minded is unto death, but to be spiritually minded is unto life and peace (Rom 8:6).
Jesus Christ the Messiah will come again a second time with his Holy Angels, and He will sit upon the throne of his glory. The reapers are his angels, and they shall gather and remove all that practice iniquity. These are the ones who are taken to hell, those who are left behind are Christ’s Elect (Mat 13:30-41, 25:31-34, Luke 17:26, 36).
John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
In John 14:3, Christ is referring to the fulfillment of the prophecy He gave in Matt 6:10; thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
When our inheritance or treasure is mentioned in association with Heaven, it always refers to one of two promises; the crown of righteousness (our Salvation) is given to the Elect at His second coming, when He returns from Heaven. And, the New Jerusalem which comes down from Heaven represents our final dwelling place with Jesus after the millennium reign on earth (1 Thes 4:15-17).
2 Tim 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
The Apostle Paul will receive the crown of righteousness at the same time as all those that love Christ’s appearing do. This occurs upon His return to the earth. To teach that one shall be taken to receive the reward of eternal life before the tribulation, while the Apostle waits until the end of the tribulation for his is beyond ridiculous.
Matt 25:33-34 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
The kingdom of heaven represents where Christ reigns both physically and spiritually.
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
When we see the prophecies of the end times come to pass then is our Redemption or Salvation very near. The Pre tribulation Rapture deception is a false hope that many cling to. The tribulations that once strengthened Christianity, are now avoided at all costs.
Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
These things represent the end time events of the great tribulation.
Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
Modern day Christianity has developed for themselves at the hand of their false teachers an escape plan known as the pre tribulation rapture, wherein they might escape tribulations.
John 17:15-16 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Jesus refutes the notion of as pre tribulation rapture, or gathering of the Saints before the appointed time.
Christ made it very clear that after the tribulation He would gather all of the elect together. It would be unnecessary to gather the heavenly host, if it were not for the fact that they also were to reign on earth with Him (Mat 24:29-40).
There is not one Bible verse that suggests we are ever to go up to heaven with resurrected bodies. This transformation happens at the last trumpet judgment when the Elect reign with Christ on a new earth.
1 Cor 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
The elect are bought with a price, or redeemed and they shall reign on the earth with Christ Jesus. Incorruption and immortality, are the rewards for those who are deemed worthy to receive Salvation and the inheritance with the saints (1 Cor 6:20, Rev 5:9-10, 1 Cor 15:54).
Our Lord Jesus Christ will judge the living and the dead at his second coming and his establishment of the kingdom of heaven on earth (2 Tim 4:1).
Matt 25:31-34 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory
At the end of this age Christ brings the kingdom of heaven to his elect on earth, he does not take them up to heaven.
Matt 25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats
The Thousand Year Reign of Christ is when He establishes His Kingdom on Earth. The Lord will establish everlasting righteousness (Daniel 9:24).
Matt 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world
The prophecy found in Mathew 6:10, will be fulfilled during the thousand year reign of Christ; thy Kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
And the Angels that Christ brings with Him will separate the wicked from the just, so that the new the kingdom of heaven will be cleansed (Matt 13:47-50).
Matt 12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
The kingdom of Heaven arrived with the first advent of Jesus Christ the Messiah.
Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, even of Christ Himself; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
With the second advent of Christ, the kingdom of Heaven will be everlasting, and our Lord will bring order, judgment and justice. All peoples, nations, and languages will worship Him (Isaiah 9:7, Dan 7:14-27).
Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
The kingdom of God is in us, if the Spirit of Christ dwells within us.
1 Cor 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
We are to seek after the kingdom of God and His righteousness, in a continual and diligent manner, without ceasing. The reward that we seek should be that of our Redemption and Salvation upon our Lord’s return, not the deceitfulness of riches (Matt 6:20-24, 33, 13:22, Rom 8:23, Eph 1:13-14).
John 12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
When one is transformed by the Holy spirit with a renewed mind, it is impossible to love the world any longer (Rom 8:23).
1 Cor 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
It is impossible to have our temples filled with the Spirit of God and idolatry. No man can serve two masters, we cannot serve God and mammon (2 Cor 6:16, Mat 6:24).
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
The kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven are synonymous as are the Father and the Son
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Matt 3:2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Mathew and Mark use different expressions however, it is understood that the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven have the same meaning.
Mark 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Isaiah proves that the man made doctrine of the trinity is jibberish, and Jesus confirmed it also when he declared that He and the Father were one
Isaiah 40:3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, (H 3068 Yahweh) make straight in the desert a highway for our God
Matt 3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Yahshua clearly stated that He and his Father were one. Jesus told the apostles, “I am the way the truth, and the life.” He also stated that no man could come unto the Father, except it be through Him. After this our Lord told Phillip something truly amazing, He said, “if you have seen me you have also seen the Father” (John 10:30, 14:6-11, 16:28, 17:5, 21).
The mystery of the trinity is man’s carnal attempt to try and explain the mysteries of God that he does not understand.