Principles of the Kingdom

6ac5f78274499b5ae126993fd33bdc6c-2Jesus tells us a principal of the Kingdom of heaven in Matt. 19 and explains it in chapter 20.  Simply put the last will be first and the first last.  The context is to those entering eternity or the kingdom of God. God’s Kingdom is based on His principles, not those of the world.  The greatest in His Kingdom is the servant of all rather than the strongest or most handsome or rich.  Whoever loses his life will save it but whoever saves his life will lose it. The Son of God came to earth in all meekness, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, rather than as the king and Lord of all, not robed in majesty, but riding into Jerusalem…on the foal of a donkey, in humility and servitude he came.  Those Yeshua sought out were the weak, the poor, the despised, and outcast of this world, a Samaritan woman unmarried, tax collectors, sinners, beggars, the paralyzed and sick people, rather than the rich, powerful, or influential.

God’s Kingdom is invisible and thought of as nothing to this world, but clear, firm, unmovable, expansive and glorious, in fact.  To enter the Kingdom of God one must be born again, Jesus told Nicodemus.  To be born again is to be born of the Spirit.  Children are honored and cherished in the kingdom of God, but mostly ignored and of little value in this world’s estimation.  The Kingdom of God Is one of light, illuminated with God’s glory, goodness, love, truth, and the very essence of light itself – eternal, infinite, illuminating. On the contrary the world is dark, not just by the night, but due to hatred, evil, crime, pollution, war, death, and lies; the abode of darkness where secrecy and inconsistency and all wickedness resides.  However, there is good news, the light shines in the darkness, light dispels darkness.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1: 5.   His Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, established on righteousness, justice, and full of mercy.

 

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