I've talked about how heaven is the ideal of civilisation and how the kingdom is within, because God planted the dream of it within everyone's heart of hearts (their soul). You might ask, if that's true, then why aren't we living it?
It's simple really. When we are born into the flesh, we become subject to its instinctual nature. Now you need to understand, that all spirits are natures and all natures have certain characteristics, that differentiate them from one another and form their character.
The characteristics of the instinctual nature of the flesh, is pride, vanity, selfish ambition, lust, the desire for creature comforts and the fear for its survival. It is "sinful" (unvirtuous) in all its ways and its influence is so powerful, that we lose sight of the dream in our heart of hearts and become governed and ruled by our instinctual nature.
Though the knowledge and awareness of the ideal civilisation is still there, in their heart of hearts, people who are ruled by their instinctual nature (the beast), and its characteristics, have a distorted view of it and from their instinctual pride, vanity and selfish ambition (ego), form their own view of it and think that they are "the authority" that others need to come under, to live in their distorted view of an ideal civilisation.
Because they don't know God and that He is the divine nature and characteristics of absolute, true love, they have absolutely no idea of how the true civilisation is governed and can only draw upon worldly examples, which sadly enough, came from others who also "got it wrong."
The true, ideal civilisation (heaven), isn't governed and ruled by an empirical hierarchy. The whole concept of hierarchy comes from man's pride, vanity and selfish ambition (ego), not from the one, true God of absolute love.
His kingdom, the ideal of civilisation, is governed and ruled by His divine nature and characteristics, through the supernatural presence of His absolute love and virtuousness, in the form of the Holy Ghost, which governs and dictates our every thought, word and deed, and it's all about self-control (let the reader understand).
The characteristics (fruits) of the nature of absolute, true love, is absolute, majestic virtuousness. ABSOLUTE assertiveness, caring, charity, cleanliness, commitment, compassion, confidence, consideration, cooperation, courage, courtesy, creativity, detachment, determination, dignity, diligence, enthusiasm, excellence, flexibility, forgiveness, friendliness, generosity, gentleness, gracefulness, graciousness, helpfulness, holiness, honesty, honor, humility, idealism, integrity, joyfulness, justice, kindness, loyalty, moderation, modesty, nobility orderliness, patience, peacefulness, perseverance, purposefulness, reliability, respect, responsibility, self-discipline, service, tact, thankfulness, tolerance, trust, trustworthiness, truthfulness, understanding, unity and wisdom.
There isn't really any word for it, that can really do it justice, but for want of a term, "Conducive Isocracy" comes closest.
Let those who have the ears to hear and eyes to see, GET THE PICTURE.gt;
Virtue of the Week
Characteristic of the lion
Practicing justice is being fair. You don't prejudge. You see people as individuals. You don't accept it when someone acts like a bully, cheats or lies. Being a champion for justice takes courage. Sometimes when you stand for justice, you stand alone.
It is a joy for the just to do justice, but destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.Proverbs 21:15