The Kingdom of Heaven is an Idea

in #religion5 years ago


Some say that when the Kingdom of Heaven comes, it will come down out of the sky. They believe they will be able to see the kingdom coming down from the sky and landing on the earth like a bunch of space ships. These people are waiting and watching, staring up at the skies, wondering when these things will happen. They do not understand about the Kingdom of Heaven.

The Kingdom of Heaven is an idea. It is a seed, planted in the minds of humankind, and by now it has been growing in our minds for thousands of years. Jesus put it this way:

He told them still another parable: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”
Matthew 13:33

The Kingdom of Heaven itself is like yeast in dough, it is an idea spreading to the minds of men everywhere. As this idea spreads more fully and to more people the Kingdom of Heaven gets closer. At some point the idea will have spread to enough minds. When enough of humankind finally understands the idea of the Kingdom of Heaven, then the Kingdom of Heaven will come.

So all these years we have been waiting. We have been waiting for an idea to spread, for the idea to ripen in the minds of Humankind. Like a fruit that has finally ripened or an egg that has finally hatched, so will be the coming of the Kingdom of Heaven. When enough of mankind has gained understanding, then justice will be established on earth, then the Kingdom of Heaven will have finally come. Then, finally, the forces of evil will be overcome by the forces of Good.

What is this idea? What idea has taken all these thousands of years to ripen? What idea will finally vanquish the forces of evil once and for all?

It is the idea of love. Love your neighbor as yourself. Take care of those who are less fortunate than you. Serve others before yourself. If someone is in need, give to him. If someone is sick, comfort him and ease his discomfort. If someone is hungry, feed him. If someone is naked, cloth him. Love others as you love yourself, and take care of others however you are able. Be peaceful and loving and kind to each other.

The idea is very simple. We should direct our affairs according to the principles of peace and love and mutual respect. These principles should direct everything we do on earth. Both personal and governmental policies and decisions should be based on and directed by these principles.

Sometimes aspects of these principles are described in various negative forms. Don't kill other people. Don't lie to other people. Don't cheat other people. However they are described, they derive from the principles of love and peace and mutual respect.

From the days of John the Baptist until now, the Kingdom of Heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it.
Matthew 11:12

As it was then, so it is now, the Kingdom is still suffering violence. Not for long. That time we have been waiting for, the time of the coming of the Kingdom of Heaven, it is now. The fruit has ripened. The egg is hatching. The Kingdom of Heaven is about to come on earth.

As you watch the events unfolding around the earth, events which are taking place already, you will understand the truth of what I am saying.

Already we have begun to see movements of people forming in places all over the world. These movements will continue to grow and become stronger. Because of the interconnectedness of everyone on this planet, these movements will become more united and better connected, and the clarity of the demands of these movements will only improve. These movements will be united in and centered on principles of love, peace, and mutual respect for all people everywhere. The world finally understands that all people actually are created equal, and that we are all each other's brothers, regardless of we are from.

At the same time, as these movements grow stronger, you will see the old institutions of power beginning to falter. Then you will see them react with violence. This is unfortunate, but nothing can be done about it. They will seek to suppress the awakening of humankind.

There are people who have been struggling to prevent such an awakening from happening, they have been struggling against this for thousands of years. They have suppressed similar movements in the past, and by force. Many times they have killed prophets who brought messages of peace, then they arrested and suppressed the followers. They have also actively work to alter and subvert the message of peace, changing the meaning and interpretation until the original message has been obscured. These are truly evil people, they are actual servants of the devil, whether you believe it or not.

As it happened before, so they will respond this time. This time is no different. The rulers will seek to suppress these movements which are rising. As the people rise up in power, the rulers will become increasingly violent in their attempts to suppress them. There will be terrible acts of violence committed against the people, but this time the people will not be overcome. The earth will be completely shaken in the coming years, people everywhere will face incredible hardships, but the people will overcome. The Kingdom of Heaven is coming, and it is coming right now.

I am telling you these things to warn you of what is coming. I have seen all these things, I was shown them in a vision from God, and I was told to warn everyone. I hope you will take my warning seriously. There isn't much time now before things begin to happen more quickly.

Our Father in Heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in Heaven.

Matthew 6:9-10

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