The Ideal Civilisation
God doesn't want to control anyone. He gave us free will so we would be creative in our art. All He wants, is for us to absolutely surrender to His divine nature of absolute, true love and live according to His divine nature's characteristics of absolute, majestic virtuousness, and be absolutely civil to one another, like perfect gentlemen and gentlewomen.
Look at the world around you. You know it's much less than ideal, don't you? But how do you know that? It's because God planted the dream of His ideal civilisation, in your heart of hearts (your soul), before you were even born.
We all dream of living in an ideal world, but a dream is only a dream, until it's brought to life and made a reality, and in order to do that, we must all take responsibility for our part in living the dream, according to the true way of life, in an ideal civilisation (heaven).
You can sit there, whinging and complaining about the world and how it's such a mess. But what are you doing to change it?
You can't change it by force or while you have any part in its less than ideal way of living. You can only change it by stepping out of it entirely and being the shining example of someone who lives the ideal way of life, who's truly "living the dream", and others know it when they see it and say, "look at them! They've got it right! That's how we're meant to be living!". You have no idea of how ripe the harvest is, how sick and tired of this much less than ideal world, so many people are.
That's why we are called to be MORE than conquerors and are called to be reality changers, who have the humility, integrity, honor, courage, faith, cooperativeness and true love, to come out of the world altogether and all together, to live for love (God) with all our heart, mind, body and soul (absolutely), according to His true love's absolute holiness, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness, without a care in the world and like little children at heart, though far from childish.
Only then, can we bring God's kingdom to life and make it a reality, and live the ideal life, in the ideal civilisation God planned for us all along, paradise in fact.
The reason we're not, is simply because people are too governed and ruled by the sinful, instinctual nature of the flesh and its characteristic pride, vanity, selfish ambition, lust, desire for creature comforts and fear for survival. There are many that enjoy the sins of the flesh and don't want to live any other way, than their own, and being led by their own instincts, and that's why hell (the realm and reality of absolutely no love or virtue) exists. It's ideal for them, though they only think that for a minute or so, until they fully realise the reality of it.
It's not easy to change reality and is impossible on your own. But many hands make light work, in more ways than one... Do you think He's going to wait on you, while you hesitate and resist from your sinful, instinctual pride, vanity, selfish ambition, lust, desire for creature comforts and fear for survival? Then you'd better think again, for He waits on nobody and as the saying goes, "this is much, much bigger than the both of us."
It can't be less than ideal any longer, for whether you agree or not, believe it or not, like it or not, ready or not, the day of the Lord is at hand and only those who come out of the world, to live for, with and from love (God) wholeheartedly, like perfect gentlemen and gentlewomen (saints), will be passed over by the spirit of His wrath and enraptured in His presence of absolute, undying love.
That's why He planned His Grande Finale, The Last Pilgrimage (AKA the marching of the saints) and it will surely sort the wheat from the tares, the true disciples from the lukewarm wannabes, who want to be like Christ, yet are too full of their instinctual, worldly desires and the fear for survival of their flesh, to do what it takes.
So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has CANNOT BE (and is not) My disciple.Luke 14:33
You sit there in your comfort zone, waiting on Him to do it all for us. But what you fail to realise, is that He's waiting on us, to "get it together."
Let those who have the ears to hear and eyes to see, GET THE PICTURE.
Virtue of the Week
Gentleness is moving wisely, touching softly, holding carefully, speaking quietly and thinking kindly. When you feel mad or hurt, use your self-control. Instead of harming someone, talk things out peacefully. You are making the world a more civil, gentler place.
But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness (virtuousness), godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.1 Timothy 6:11