Home Is Where The Heart
The kingdom of heaven, while it does exist, is much more than a place or location or a fairytale. It's a way of life, the truth, the way and the life (true way of life) that God intended for us to live forever, in His divine nature and characteristics of absolute, undying, virtuous, true love and the only thing that's stopping you from living in heaven on earth or making your life a living hell, is you.
The religious, legal eagles and false teachers, proudly tell everyone, "you can't live in heaven on earth!" Oh you cold-hearted, shortsighted, self absorbed, self-righteous people. What they really ought to be saying, is that they can't.
Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered."Luke 11:52
The kingdom of God, is the realm and reality of absolute love and majestic virtuousness, the ideal of civilisation God created us for, in which everyone is absolutely civil and behaves like perfect gentlemen and gentlewomen, whose every thought, word and deed is governed and dictated by God's absolutely virtuous, true love and in His eternal presence, realm and reality, there can be absolutely no spot of pride, vanity, envy, selfish ambition, lust, desire for creature comforts or fear for survival, or any blemish of worldly thoughts, cares, concerns, desires, hopes and dreams.
These are the ways and characteristics (fruits) of the sinful, instinctual nature of the flesh, not the way or characteristics (fruits) of God's divine nature of absolute love, which are 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.
Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentanceMatthew 3:8
SIN = Thoughts, words and deeds that have their Source In Negativity.
God's kingdom is all about absolutely and positively, living for love and is absolutely unimaginable, for it is literally and absolutely, beyond your wildest imagination and the shadow of any doubt, within you.
Hell is the eternal realm and reality of absolutely no love or virtue, and is for all those who simply can't "fit in" (misfits) to the true way of living for love (God), according to His true love's absolute holiness, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness, with absolute equanimity, humility and cooperativeness (brotherly love), without the slightest care in the world, like a little child-at-heart, though far from childish.
So many sit on the fence, with one foot in the kingdom and one in the world, because for all their willingness and good intentions, they're governed and ruled by their instinctual desires and fears, and lack the courage, faith and wherewithal, to do what it takes, to truly and absolutely, live for love (God) with ALL your heart, mind, body and soul, and sadly, they're all going to find they "missed the boat" or in this case, the fiery chariot, and fall far, far shorter than they imagine themselves to be.
So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has CANNOT BE My disciple.Luke 14:33
Let those who have the ears to hear and eyes to see, get the bigger picture...
Virtue of the Week
Being responsible means others can trust you to do things to the best of your abilities. You accept accountability for your actions. When you make a mistake, you offer amends instead of excuses. Responsibility is the ability to respond capably and to make wise choices and decisions.
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.Proverbs 22:6