The Kingdom of Heaven is like …
In a simple, straightforward way, You … The King and The Kingdom – is a fresh footnote on the good news of the gospel. Each of the 58 page lessons expound on one single truth about what the Kingdom of Heaven is like. These are the major themes of the meditations found within the book.
The Kingdom of Heaven is both universal and personal. The Kingdom is open to everyone, yet it is intensely private. It is a one on one relationship with the living God, but its also an emerging society ordered by His life, death and resurrection.
The Kingdom of Heaven is intended for peace and justice, right now here on earth. It is a heavenly society and an earthly reality. It is a real place inside of us and outside of our selves, a heavenly place. Together, the internal and external combine producing inspired energy to empower us to respond to our own immediate worlds and the world beyond.
The Kingdom of Heaven is both freedom and structure. Surrender to the structure is the exercise of free will with the degree of surrender establishing the degree of freedom.
There is no coercion in the Kingdom yet we are drawn by the King’s amazing love. We enter and remain there by our own personal decision to continually conform our will to the King’s.
The Kingdom of Heaven is The Father’s kingdom, but it is also our own personal kingdom. Its access requires human effort, but our effort alone will not get us inside. The fullness of the Kingdom is only found in relationship with the King.
–“The Kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor when people say: ‘Here it is,’ or ‘there it is,’ because the Kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:20-21
The Kingdom is neither here nor there … it is within us! We can know it by revelation because only the Source of the Kingdom can open the eyes of our inner being to see its reality and the more vigorously we seek the Source the more the Kingdom is revealed.
–“The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.” Matthew 13: 31-32
When we respond to the King’s invitation He plants the tiny, incorruptible seed of His Kingdom in the soil of our hearts. Slow growth proceeds from its petite beginning and by our continual surrender to the nurturing of the King’s sanctification process it will with time become the most significant aspect of our lives. It will branch out from us like a great tree bearing the fruit of support and comfort for the many lives around us.
These are only a couple of the insights you will find in this little book of meditations. There are many more treasures to be discovered inside.