HeavenWithinUs

Luke 17:20 The KINGDOM OF GOD is within you.



   Gospel of Kingdom
 Jesus opened his ministry with the words of an ancient prophet
Luke 4:18-19  The Spirit of Yahweh is upon Me to announce the GOSPEL to the poor; He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to send away in release those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of Yahweh, the year of Jubilee. (Isaiah 61:1-2)
    Jesus taught about the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and Heaven
    Mark 1:14–15 Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the KINGDOM OF GOD is at hand. Repent, and believe in the GOSPEL.”

    A concise summary of Jesus Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven/God is found Here

     

     
    The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the primary focus of Jesus' teaching
     
    Luke 4:43 [Jesus said] “I must preach the GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.”
     
    Matthew 9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM.
     
    Jesus used the phrase the "Kingdom of God" and "Kingdom of Heaven" interchangeably
     
    Matthew 19:23-24  …Amen I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.  Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the KINGDOM OF GOD.
     
    Jesus taught about the Kingdom of Heaven in parables
     
    Matthew 13:44 The KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.


     
    The Kingdom of God can be accessed while we are alive on earth
     
    Luke 9:27  [Jesus said] “I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they SEE the KINGDOM OF GOD.”

    Jesus outlined the requirements to SEE and ENTER the Kingdom of God
     
    John 3:3-5 Amen, amen I say to you, no one can SEE the KINGDOM OF GOD without being born from above…. no one can ENTER the KINGDOM OF GOD without being born of water and Spirit.

    Pure hearts and minds are required to detect the spiritual world that is God's Kingdom
     
    Matthew 18:3  Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

     
    Keeping the Ten Commandments is a good way to start the path to heaven
     
    Matthew 7:21  Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord” will enter the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, but only the one who does the WILL of my Father in heaven. 

    Jesus emphasized that the Kingdom of God is in our immediate vicinity
     
    Luke 17:20-21  Asked by the Pharisees when the KINGDOM OF GOD would come, [Jesus] said in reply, “The coming of the KINGDOM OF GOD cannot be observed, and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is’ or ‘There it is’ For behold, the KINGDOM OF GOD is within you.”
     
    Human beings have a spiritual component that grows into the Kingdom of God
     
    1 Corinthians 15:40-44  There are both heavenly bodies and earthly bodies but the brightness of the heavenly is one kind and that of the earthly another…. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.  If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual one.
     
    Human beings are generally spiritually blind and cannot see the Kingdom of God
     
    Deuteronomy 29:3 But not even at the present day has Yahweh yet given you (Israelites: 1440 BC) a mind to understand or EYES to SEE or EARS to HEAR.
     
    Jesus equips his followers with the ability to see the Kingdom of Heaven
     
    Matthew 13:11-16 Knowledge of the mysteries of the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN has been granted to you (Apostles: 30 AD)…blessed are your EYES, because they SEE, and your EARS, because they HEAR.
     
                               
     
    Many priests and pastors fail to teach Jesus' original message of the Kingdom of God 
     
    Acts 19:8 [Paul] entered the synagogue and for three months debated boldly with persuasive arguments about the KINGDOM OF GOD.

    Acts 28:23  From early morning until evening, [Paul] expounded his position to them, bearing witness to the KINGDOM OF GOD and trying to convince them about Jesus from the Law of Moses and the Prophets.
     
    Some religious leaders are corrupt and they cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven
     
    Matthew 23:13  Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.  You lock the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN before human beings.  You do not enter yourselves, nor do you allow entrance to those trying to enter.
     
                             
     
    The Kingdom of Heaven has faced a lot of opposition ever since Jesus began his teaching
     
    Matthew 11:12  From the days of John the Baptist until now, the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN suffers violence, and the violent are taking it by force.
     
    Many efforts have been made to distort the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven
     
    Galatians 1:8-1  But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a GOSPEL other than the one that we preached to you, let that one be accursed!
     
    2 Corinthians 11:4-14  For if someone comes and preaches ANOTHER JESUS than the one we preached…or a DIFFERENT GOSPEL from the one you accepted…[do not be deceived] For such people are false apostles… who masquerade as apostles of Christ.  And no wonder, for even Satan masquerades as an angel of light.
     
                                                      
     
    Evil forces have clouded the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven in the minds of many people
     
    2 Corinthians 4:4  And even though our GOSPEL is veiled, it is veiled for those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that they may not SEE the light of the GOSPEL….
     
    Please share the Gospel of the Kingdom of God/Heaven with everyone you know
     
    Matthew 24:24  And this GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM will be preached as a witness to all nations, and then THE END WILL COME.
     
                                         
     
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