God’s kingdom is very easy to enter; only that people finds it difficult to walk on its way. It requires focusing Jesus from your mind and obeying Him. He had said, ‘focus Me’. It requires you to determine to enter heaven and walk in accordance to it. Jesus had once said that only those who are determined to enter heaven are those who get there. Mere accepting Jesus into your life cannot help you but firm determination from your heart will help you through. Until you determine, you won’t be able to forsake sin and its lusts, hate this world and have the love of God reigning in your heart.
First thing first is seeking God’s kingdom wherever you are and whatever you are doing, and His righteousness, not ours. You are not to worry about what to eat and drink for there is already an assurance that ‘and all these things shall be provided unto you’.
1. God’s KingdomGod’s kingdom is Romans14:17:
“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.”
This is why you would see God’s children following after things that brings peace, things that are righteous and brings good comfort and joy.
The question now is why God’s kingdom in the Holy Ghost?
2. The Reason Why God’s Kingdom is in the Holy Ghost
God the Father, Son (The Lord Jesus Christ) and the Holy Ghost are one but are able to live as a separate being; we humans (made of the body, soul and spirit) are unable. No one knows the mind of a man except that man himself, i.e. his spirit within and no one knows the things of God except His Spirit (i.e. the Holy Spirit) and to whosoever He will reveal it to.
God did not want our own righteousness because not all things good to us are acceptable before Him. We have to be led by His Spirit in all what we do so we can know what He wants from within Himself. This is also necessary most especially if we want our garment to remain unstained and remain with Him forever. This calls for perfect obedience to His leading.
“For as many as are led by the spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” (Rom.8:14).
(…whose righteousness is from me, saith the LORD. Isaiah 54:17)
Once you confess your sins to forsake them and accept Jesus into your life, the Father will send His Spirit into you (John 14:26). These things are true and evident and one way you will know is that you will start experiencing the joy of salvation in your heart, and always led and taught by His Spirit. It is then that God will recognize you as His child, be pleased with you and declare you righteous before him.
3. How to Enter God’ Kingdom
To enter God’s kingdom is not direct but through Jesus (John14:6: I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me) and by being truthful:
“But the hour cometh and now is, when the true worshipper shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” (John4:23).
Being truthful simply means being honest to yourself; cutting your cloth according to your size and dealing with others with truthfulness. (Zechariah 8:8).
The last is Holiness.
“Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing, go out of the midst of her, be ye clean that bears the vessels of the LORD.” (Isaiah 52:11).
And part of God’s vessel is the Bible.
Be holy for God is holy.
4. Those that will Eventually Enter God’s Kingdom
“And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.” (John8:29).
“Jesus answered and said unto him, if a man love me, he will keep my word and my Father will love him and we will make our abode with him.” (John14:23).
Those that will eventually enter God’s Kingdom are those that are humble, always doing what God wills, what God wants. You have to be steadfast and God-fearing in your determination to enter God’s kingdom (heaven).
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.’ (Matthew 7:21).
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What then is the will of God?
The will of God is two in one. The first is remaining or abiding in His love:
‘If ye love me, keep my commandments’. (1John14:15), and abiding in Jesus for
He is the way to God’s kingdom (Matthew 17:5, John 15:10).The second is becoming on earth what God wants you to become – be it teacher, lawyer, professor, prophet, etc. However, as a child of God, all this things must be achieved in Him:
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye except ye abide in me.” (John 15:4).
Abiding in Jesus has to be so because you, as God’s child, must always be in peace and be joyful. This is why as a child of God, you can’t do anything on your own but rather allow the Holy Spirit to take control. Jesus had said, (for without me ye can do nothing (John 15:5). Also, you are not to worry for anything but allow the LORD to work things out for you and move as He leads you. If you don’t abide in Jesus and you do it yourself, then you are out of God’s Kingdom because the end result of you doing it yourself will surely be troubles (or regret). Also, since God wants His own righteousness and not ours, you have to be filled with the Holy Spirit and be led by Him, for then will God see you as being righteous before Him and impart righteousness unto you (Romans 8:14, Isaiah 54:17, see also Psalm 24:5).
“For as many as are led by the spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” (Romans 8:14).
“No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise up against thee in judgment shall thou condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, whose righteousness is from me, saith the LORD.” (Isaiah 54:17, see also Psalm 24:5).
So, that person that will eventually enter God’s Kingdom and prosper is that person who is always Holy Spirit filled and directed, who will always remain inside God’s will, and always loving (obeying) Him.
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